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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US says it will stay in Syria until jihadists defeated, demands Iran leave
2018-09-09
[IsraellTimes] Washington envoy warns Russian offensive in Idlib would be a ’reckless escalation,’ says US response would involve ’all of our tools’.

The announcement "means we’re not in a hurry to pull out," the US special representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, told journalists in Washington Thursday, although he added that didn’t necessarily mean a long-term American military presence in the country.

President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
has previously expressed a desire to get the US out of Syria. There are roughly 2,000 U.S. troops deployed there, according to the Pentagon.

"We’re no longer pulling out by the end of the year, we’re going to stay in until we have an enduring defeat of (the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group)," Jeffrey said. The other pillar of US policy was the complete withdrawal of all Iranian-commanded forces from Syrian territory, said the veteran diplomat, who was appointed last month.
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