Biden Leaves Troops Stuck in Syria Limbo As Russia, Iran, Turkey Escalate

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2022
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President Joe Biden's administration has kept hundreds of U.S. soldiers in place in Syria with no major policy plans, even as Russia, Iran and Turkey turn up the heat in the long-running conflict.

Since supporting rebels in the 2011 uprising that sought to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and later intervening directly in 2014 to take on the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Washington's policy in the country has undergone several major shifts. The most recent overhaul occurred in 2019, when then-President Donald Trump drew back U.S. positions to focus...

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