U.S. Troops in Syria


After the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, questions are being asked around the world about the U.S.’s willingness to continue its military missions and keep other security commitments. Syrian villagers fear the exit of American troops, expressed concerns that U.S. troops would depart the area.

After the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, questions are being asked around the world about the U.S.’s willingness to continue its military missions and keep other security commitments. Syrian villagers fear the exit of American troops, expressed concerns that U.S. troops would depart the area.
As Jared Malsin, from The Wall Street Journal, wrote: “Removing U.S. airpower and the 900 American soldiers from rebel-held areas of the country would leave a vacuum that could quickly filled by an array of forces fighting in the country’s decadelong civil war, including Russia, Turkey, Iran and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. People fear it would worsen an already dire outlook for the area, compounding a brutal drought that has withered this year’s wheat harvest.