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U.S. plans to leave up to 600 troops in Syria

Nov 11, 2019 - The Washington Post

Operation aims to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says

As many as 600 U.S. troops will remain in northeastern Syria to continue counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday.

'There will be less than 1,000 for sure,' Milley said, referring to the number present when President Trump ordered their complete withdrawal last month. Trump later was persuaded by national security advisers and congress...