Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman: 500 - 600 U.S. Servicemen to Remain in Syria
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Sky News Arabia (Arabic)
November 10, 2019
About 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter ISIS, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Mark Milley, said on Sunday. President Trump recently approved an expanded U.S. military mission to secure oil fields across eastern Syria.
His decision locked hundreds of troops into a more complicated presence in Syria and contradicted his own controversial pledge to bring them home.
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Sky News Arabia to discuss how the decision came about and what the updated U.S. mission means a few days before Turkey's President Erdogan visits the White House.