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For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

Seattle Times Friday, 8 November 2019
BEIRUT (AP) — As U.S. troops beef up in eastern Syria to protect oil fields, residents hope their mission will bring stability and prosperity to the remote and resource-rich region —and keep the Syrian government out. Their hopes reflect the expectations being piled onto the operation, even as President Donald Trump flip-flopped on the scope […]

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