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U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Move to Western Iraq, Defense Secretary Says

11 monthes ago   |   By Time

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.
Esper, who arrived in the Afghan capital on Sunday, did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he told reporters traveling with him that those details will be worked out over time.
His comments were the first to specifically lay out where American troops will go as they shift from Syria and...
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US troops pulled from Syria will be sent to Iraq to fight ISIS: defense secretary

US troops pulled from Syria will be sent to Iraq to fight ISIS: defense secretary

11 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

US troops being pulled out of Syria will be deployed to western Iraq where they will battle Islamic State terrorists, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday. He did not rule out the idea that the forces would conduct counterterrorism operations from Iraq into Syria, but said that would be worked out in time. In...
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