Tillerson: US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria – video

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the Guardian—The US signalled an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran's influence. Continue reading...

US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says. US secretary of state says forces will remain in country in push against Isis, Bashar al-Assad and Iranian influence The US intends to maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria, not only to fight Isis and al-Qaida but also to provide a bulwark against Iranian influence, ensure the departure of the Assad regime and create conditions for the return of refugees, the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday. The new Syria policy, outlined by Tillerson in a speech at Stanford...