Trumplomacy: Can US quit Syria 'very soon'? It's complicated
The US is not a main player in Syria's crowded battlefields, but it is an important one.
American forces and their local allies control a large and strategically important area in the eastern part of the country in which they have mostly, but not entirely, defeated the Islamic State (IS) group.
The White House has now said the US military will complete its mission to eliminate IS remnants, but says that shouldn't take long.
That's as far as it's gone to clarify matters since US President Donald Trump seemed to be rewriting Syria policy on the fly by declaring the US would exit "like,... read more
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