Jens Stoltenberg, Former Prime Minister of Norway

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – The US-led International Coalition will remain inside Syria until the Islamic State (ISIS) is defeated, the Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, stated during a meeting with students in Dallas.

“NATO units are not present in Syria ‘on the ground’ but the Alliance is part of the international coalition,” Stoltenberg added.

Recently, US President Donald Trump reiterated his desire to withdraw troops from Syria, declaring that the battle against the Islamic State was nearly complete.

Not long after making this remark, Trump’s cabinet and several US military commanders denied that the US was ready to leave Syria, as the battle against ISIS was still ongoing.

Following these comments, Trump changed his tone on the withdrawal and claimed that the US military will remain in Syria.

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Nestor Arapa

Entonces quiere decir, lo mantendrán la existencia de ISIS para justificar la permanencia.
No elimino ISIS y me quedo en Siria…

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Stern Daler

It sure looks like the US are not fighting IS seriously to have an excuse to stay in Syria. So that the US and their allies can keep the economically important assets of that region.

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“NATO units are not present in Syria ‘on the ground”?! US, French & British forces are in Manbij and Turkish forces are in the Afrin area. Is he trying to suggest that if troops from all of the NATO countries are not involved then NATO is not involved? Or is he stating that any area East of the Euphrates is not Syrian territory.

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Stern Daler

Means: There is no NATO ground operation in Syria. What individual countries that are members do – does not matter in this context. NATO ground operations require an UN mandate or that the defence of a member has been asked for and this action was decided. No – he does not say East Syria is not Syrian. p.s. Personnel serving in a NATO operation are referred to as “NATO forces”. They are actually forces/units from NATO countries because NATO has no forces of its own. There is currently no NATO decision that makes the Turkish, US, UK or French troops… Read more »

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Amos Yee

Originally designed as a defensive force NATO is the main predator with the US today. All that on the UN’s watch. The world has been fooked up by the West. Totally.

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Stern Daler

There are no NATO forces in Syria.
p.s. Personnel serving in a NATO operation are referred to as “NATO forces”. They are actually forces/units from NATO countries because NATO has no forces of its own. There is currently no NATO decision that makes the Turkish, US, UK or French troops actions in Syria a joint/NATO mission.

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he is a buffoon a pathetic puppet

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George King

There is only one International Coalition legally in Syria by invitation and all others who aid and abet those illegally supporting, financing and engaging under the pretense of supporting a sovereign nation are under UN description by law are war mongers and invaders.