US signals deeper commitment in Syria

American troops will be staying in Syria for the foreseeable future to prevent a resurgence of Islamic State militants, curtail Iran's influence and help pave the way to democracy, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday (January 18). Tillerson said remaining in Syria would help ensure that the Trump administration does not repeat what he called the mistakes of former President Barack Obama. The United States currently has about 2,000 ground forces in Syria. While Tillerson...

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