October 13, 2019 / 1:29 PM / 2 months ago

Small number of U.S. troops leave town in northern Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small number of U.S. troops have left an outpost in the town on Ain Issa in northern Syria because of concerns about a Turkish incursion that is pushing into Syria, two U.S. defense official told Reuters on Sunday.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the troops had moved because of concerns they could be caught in the middle of the Turkish offensive.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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