2019-10-21 08:52:27

Shafaq News/ US President ,Donald Trump wants to keep 200 US troops in northeastern Syria, the New York Times reported.

According to the newspaper, Trump aims to continue the war on ISIS terrorist organization in addition to preventing the approach of the Syrian regime and Russian forces, from the area where the oil fields are located.

US Defense Secretary ,Mark Esper said on Sunday that 1000 troops withdrawn from northern Syria were expected to be transferred to western Iraq.

The US official pointed out that the forces in western Iraq will focus on helping to defend Iraq, and fight ISIS terrorist organization , according to "Reuters".

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