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US mulls leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil: Pentagon

10 October, 2019 6:17 pm 6:17 pm

DOHUK, Iraq/KABUL (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering keeping some US troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. US troops are crossing into Iraq as part of a broader withdrawal from Syria ordered by President … Read More