UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US Chief of Staff Mark Milli said on Sunday his country would keep about 600 troops in Syria to continue fighting the Islamic State terror group.
This came in statements made by Millie, to the channel “ABC” American, during which he addressed the US military presence in Syria.
Milli said Washington would maintain its military presence in Syria in order to continue fighting IS.
Abizaid: “Certainly that the number will be less than a thousand troops, perhaps 500 or 600,” warning that “the Islamic State can appear again if the pressure stopped.”
The killing of the group’s leader, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” had a “devastating impact” on the organization itself.
He noted that Washington “has very important information about the new leader of the organization, which will be eliminated when the opportunity comes,” as he put it.
On October 27, US President Donald Trump announced that Baghdadi was killed in a special operation carried out by his forces in northwestern Syria, in coordination with Turkey, Russia and Iraq.
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