U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson: U.S. Military To Maintain Open-Ended Presence In Syria

The Guardian: US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

US secretary of state says forces will remain in country in push against Isis, Bashar al-Assad and Iranian influence

The US intends to maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria, not only to fight Isis and al-Qaida but also to provide a bulwark against Iranian influence, ensure the departure of the Assad regime and create conditions for the return of refugees, the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday.

The new Syria policy, outlined by Tillerson in a speech at Stanford University, represents a significant expansion of US aims in the country, which the Trump administration had previously restricted to counter-terrorism throughout its first year in office.

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More News On U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson's Remarks That The U.S. Military To Maintain Open-Ended Presence In Syria

Rex Tillerson signals an open-ended US military presence in Syria -- Business Insider/Reuters
Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria -- Washington Post
Tillerson: U.S. 'will maintain a military presence in Syria' -- Politico
Tillerson outlines plan for long-term US military role in Syria -- The Hill
Tillerson says US military should stay in Syria and vows diplomatic push to end civil war -- Los Angeles Times
Tillerson touts indefinite US presence in Syria & Assad must go in ‘new’ plan -- RT
US-Led Coalition Goes Ahead With Training New Border Force in Syria - Reports -- Sputnik International
Tillerson Pledges Open-Ended Military Presence In Syria To Counter Iran -- Zero Hedge

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