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Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria


Added 11-10-19 11:35:02am EST - “The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters.

President Donald Trump recently approved an expanded military mission to secure oil fields across eastern Syria. His decision locked hundreds of U.S. troops into a more complicated presence in Syria despite his pledge to bring them home.

Gen. Mark Milley (MIHL’-ee) tells ABC’s “This Week” that pressure must be maintained on IS fighters still in the region.

It’s unclear whether Milley’s prediction of keeping 500 to 600 American troops there includes the roughly 200 who are at the al-Tanf garrison in southern Syria.

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