U.S. air campaign against Islamic State in Syria likely to end

FILE PHOTO: Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, Syria November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States will likely end its air campaign against Islamic State in Syria when it pulls out troops, U.S. officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump defended the planned withdrawal against criticism from allies abroad and at home. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who had opposed Trump’s decision on Syria, […]

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