The US military allegedly plans to hold several thousand troops in Syria a few months after President Trump Donald John TrumpBiden on a possible candidacy: "I have the most advanced record" of Linke Dems in the minority Washington is adopting a new approach to US Senate spending that will prevent Trump from voting until 2020 if he does not file tax returns. said he would remove all US forces from the country The Trump government plans to continue supporting Kurdish fighters in Syria.
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Trump has repeatedly claimed since December In December, ISIS was completely defeated in the region.
"They constantly heard that it was 90 percent and the caliphate in Syria 92 percent. Now it's 100 percent, we just took it over, "Trump told the troops last month. "Now it's 100 percent, we've only acquired 100 percent of the caliphate, that's the area of the country, we only have 100 percent."
Legislators in Congress and US officials, however, have claimed that ISIS was not completely defeated.
General Joseph Votel, chief military commander-in-chief of the fight against the Islamic State, told CNN last month that ISIS has "still leaders, fighters, moderators and resources."
The move to hold troops in the country took place after Trump announced in December that he would immediately remove all about 2,000 US troops in the country, an announcement that prompted the resignation of then Defense Secretary James Mattis ] James Norman MattisWatchdog files an ethics complaint about the behavior of the Pentagon chief who binds Boeing. Pentagon signs directive to implement a transgender military ban. Overnight Defense: Pentagon Introduces 8 Billion Budget Request | Officials Defend the War Fund | Armed Services Chairman wants to kill Trump's low-yield nuclear weapons plan & # 39; MORE .
The Trump administration said last month that it plans to let about 400 US troops into Syria.
James Jeffrey, an American diplomat overseeing the global campaign against ISIS, told the Journal that US military presence in Syria was a "force for stability" in the region.
"We know very well that a US military presence – and its numbers and capabilities – can go up and down – is a force for stability and collective security in the region," he said.