According to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, about 2000 United States troops will continue to stay in Syria to fight ISIS.
- Aiding Syrian Democratic forces
- Fight ISIS
- Training local security forces
Defense Secretary Mattis blamed the ongoing battle in Syria, on Russia and Iran’s assistance to Assad.
Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Prediction: Russia and especially Iran will not back down in their support for Assad; which will lead to future American troop buildup.