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U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Be Assigned to Iraq, Defense Chief Says

All of the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops ordered to leave northeastern Syria will move to western Iraq and will conduct U.S. operations against the Islamic State extremist group from there, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

Monday, October 21, 2019
The Wall Street Journal
Topics: 
Trump Administration
Military / Pentagon
Syria
Author Info: Nancy Youssef
Teaser Text: 
All of the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops ordered to leave northeastern Syria will move to western Iraq and will conduct U.S. operations against the Islamic State extremist group from there, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
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