Trump to leave 200 special forces in Syria – media

The U.S. leader is considering leaving about 200 troops in Syria to fight IS.
U.S. President Donald Trump will leave a small mobile contingent of troops in eastern Syria to fight terrorists, The New York Times reported, citing a source.
It is noted that 200 special forces are needed to crush the Islamic State terrorist groups.
Earlier, the Associated Press reported that the U.S. military contingent will not exceed 200 people after the withdrawal of the main group of troops.

Recall, on October 9, Turkey launched a new operation in Syria called the World Peace Source. Its aim is to create a buffer zone in northern Syria where refugees can return. Ankara intends to clear this territory from Kurdish paramilitaries.
On October 17, the United States and Turkey agreed to suspend the Peace Channel military operation for five days.
Ankara has put forward the conditions for the cessation of the military operation – the withdrawal of Kurdish armed groups 30 km from the border and their surrender of heavy weapons.

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