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US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields

Seattle Times Monday, 21 October 2019
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Even as American forces make a hasty and chaotic withdrawal from northeastern Syria, the U.S. is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oil fields in the region and make sure they don’t fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday. The Pentagon chief […]
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News video: Pentagon chief mulls keeping some troops in Syria

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that keeping some U.S. troops in parts of northeastern Syria near oilfields with Syrian Democratic Forces to ensure that the oil did not fall into the hand of Islamic State or others was one of the options that was being discussed. Gavino Garay...

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