10/21, 12:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US mulls keeping some troops in Syria - Esper

United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper (pictured) said on Monday that keeping some American troops in Syria is "under discussion."

Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Esper stated these soldiers, currently stationed in northeastern Syria to protect oil fields from falling into the hands of ISIS fighters and others, could remain there although no decision has been made yet.

Earlier, it was reported President Donald Trump is mulling this option in order to prevent Syrian government forces or Russians from taking control of the oil fields.

Breaking the News / JC