Trump freezes $200 million in aid promised to Syria

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had announced the aid in February.

The State Department declined to comment, but said in a statement, in part: "In line with the President’s request to review all international assistance, we continually reevaluate appropriate assistance levels and how best they might be utilized."

The statement goes on to offer praise and support for State Department efforts in Syria.

In addition to the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, there are dozens of USAID and State Department officials and contractors, working on de-mining and rubble removal, as well as restoring services like water and electricity and getting schools and hospitals running again to make Syria livable and stabilize it from becoming a terror breeding ground.

It's part of a long-term strategy on Syria that Trump seems to now be reversing course on.

But the statement Friday from the State Department notes the U.S. expects to continue to receive help from other nations in the rebuilding process.

"Encouraging our foreign partners to share the burden of providing assistance to the conflict in Syria has always been a key priority of the United States," the statement reads. "Many U.S. allies and partners are making significant contributions to the defeat-ISIS campaign and the stabilization of liberated territory."

The relatively small addition brought the U.S.'s total humanitarian assistance for the Syrian crisis to about $7.7 billion.