American troops will act as 'small peacekeeping force' in the region: Syria welcomes US decision
Friday, 22 February 2019 The Kurdish-led administration that runs much of northern Syria welcomed a US decision to keep 200 American troops in the country after a pullout, saying it would protect their region and may encourage European states to keep forces there too.
The United States will leave "a small peacekeeping group" of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White House said, as President Donald Trump pulled back from a complete withdrawal. Emily Wither reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that his decision to leave a small number of U.S. troops in Syria does not constitute a reversal of his December announcement that he would withdraw..
(CNN)The commander of the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is asking the US and its coalition partners to provide air support and keep up to 1,500 troops in Syria as part of an effort..