BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that some of his nation’s armed forces would remain in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).

In his statement, Trump said a total of 400 troops would remain in Syria, with 200 of them placed closer to the border of Israel.

“In Syria we’re leaving 200 people there and 200 people in another place in Syria closer to Israel for a period of time,” Trump said on Wednesday.

Despite Trump’s claim, the U.S. military is positioned nowhere near the Syrian-Israeli border.

In fact, their closest point to the Syrian-Israeli border is in the Al-Tanf region, which is still incredibly far from the occupied Golan Heights.

Trump would not specify where these troops would be deployed, as he switched to the topic of the Islamic State’s territorial defeat.

“This is a map of everything in red; this was on election night in 2016. Everything red is ISIS [Daesh]. When I took it over it was a mess,” Trump said demonstrating the map of the Islamic State-held territory.

“Now, on the bottom, that’s the exact same [map], there is no red. The fact is actually a tiny spot, which will be gone by tonight,” he added.

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Gerd Görges
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He can leave his troops in the occupied Golan. So they’ll still be in Syria according to international law and even according to current US doctrine. But he probably means Al-Tanf.

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Hehe, Trump is funny since he’s very hard to predict : he says he’ll do something and does something else. At least, there’s no boredom with him 😉

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And in the end, he has been much less toxic than Obongo or Chenney and shows much better understanding of international politics than them.

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He fakes being a madman and being dumb, he’s neither mad nor dumb, he’s extremely clever instead.

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Trump will cry when Assad dies. The end is close. Very close.There are very few Shiites…

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It will be interesting when the Turks will prevent the Great Israel.

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The moron doesn’t know where they will be, as he hasn’t been told yet. The israeli’s are thrilled to have such a pliable puppet in charge to do their bidding. Obama wasn’t as nice to them, making a deal with Tehran, so now his name is $hit in Israel. Ha ha…too bad! At least they managed to get someone this time that does whatever Tel Aviv wants, whenever Tel Aviv wants. Of course, the Zionists like to make idiots believe that Trump is a genius acting a part. Sorry, morons, we know he doesn’t have a clue…until you give him… Read more »

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Assad’s Shiites were fairly diluted. Soon, Syria will come into the hands of Emperor Erdogan. US Army and Israelis will die in an old classic way.Remember the Sultan of the magnificent.

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Chauhan Chauhan

ERDOGON IS PIMP OF SALAFIST TERRIOST AND ENEMY OF ISLAM NAD MUSLIM CANT EVEN HELP PALESTINE FROM ISRAELI ATROCITIES. ERDOOGN IS COWARDS, ONLY KILL MUSLIM

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So does Khamenei and all are in bed together with al-Qaeda, ISIS, etc…
And as Muhammad al-Kuffar is quoted in Hadith, when they can’t expand, they self cannibalise…

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Shiites are traitors and traitors will killed.

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cerdocan el asqueroso arrogante de la hermandad de marranos (pigdog the disgusting arrogant from the pig brotherhood)