Trump to leave small number of troops in Syria

US President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that his decision to leave a small number of US troops in Syria does not constitute a reversal of his December announcement that he would withdraw the 2,000 troops serving in the country.
Trump has now decided to leave a total of about 400 US troops in Syria split between a safe zone along the northeastern border with Turkey and the US military base at Tanf, near the border with Iraq and Jordan.