Foreign Policy: Britain, France Agree to Send Additional Troops to Syria

According to Foreign Policy Magazine, the two U.S. allies have agreed to a marginal increase to help backfill the U.S. withdrawal.

In a major victory for U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security team, the United Kingdom and France have agreed to send additional forces to Syria to pick up the slack as U.S. troops withdraw, sources familiar with the discussions told Foreign Policy.

Britain and France, the only other U.S. partners that still have ground forces in Syria, will commit to a marginal 10 to 15 percent troop increase, a U.S. administration official confirmed, the official said.

Some experts have recently warned that Daesh may return more strongly than ever before, especially if the United States withdraws from Syria without a commitment from its allies to close the gap.



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