A convoy of US troops is pictured outside the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli, in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh province. Photo: AFP

Some 500 US troops to remain in Syria, despite Trump’s earlier withdrawal announcement

  • General Mark Milley said that it was important for US troops to remain in Syria so long as IS has a presence there
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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A convoy of US troops is pictured outside the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli, in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh province. Photo: AFP
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A man watches as a Russian armoured vehicle passes through a street in the northeastern Syrian town of Amuda on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump shifts focus to Syria oilfields after US troop pull-out

  • US president slammed over tweet saying ‘it is time for Kurds to start heading to the oil region’
  • Pentagon says it will send more forces to eastern Syria to ‘reinforce’ control of oilfields and prevent them from ‘falling back to into hands of Isis’
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A man watches as a Russian armoured vehicle passes through a street in the northeastern Syrian town of Amuda on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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