US and French military personnel leave a French artillery base in Iraq's western Anbar province opposite Syria's Deir Ezzor region, near the last scrap of territory held by IS. Photo: AFP

Top US commander says Trump’s abrupt Syria exit to start in ‘weeks’ as questions surface over troop relocation to Iraq

  • The US military has already started withdrawing equipment from Syria, but the full withdrawal of America’s more than 2,000 troops may begin sooner than expected
  • One big question has been whether some US forces in Syria might move to neighbouring Iraq, where the United States has more than 5,000 troops helping Baghdad fight Islamic State
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US and French military personnel leave a French artillery base in Iraq's western Anbar province opposite Syria's Deir Ezzor region, near the last scrap of territory held by IS. Photo: AFP
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