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Joint Chiefs Chairman Denies Report that U.S. is Planning to Keep 1K Troops in Syria

Joint Chiefs Chairman Denies Report that U.S. is Planning to Keep 1K Troops in Syria by Chris Mills Rodrigo - The Hill

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford denied the accuracy of a report published Sunday that the U.S. is planning to keep 1,000 troops in Syria.

 

"A claim reported this evening by a major U.S. newspaper that the U.S. military is developing plans to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria is factually incorrect," the JCS account tweeted on behalf of Dunford.

 

"There has been no change to the plan announced in February and we continue to implement the President's direction to draw down U.S. forces to a residual presence."…

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