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Trump canceled the limit on the number of US military in Syria and Iraq

on Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:56 am
US President Donald Trump allowed the defense minister James Mattis independently decide to change the number of troops in Syria and Iraq.

Thus was canceled "confusing" system of limits, which was introduced under President Obama, reports Reuters.

In turn, Pentagon officials confirmed this information, but noted that at present no changes have been made.

The Ministry of Defense says that this decision was made for a more effective fight against the group "Islamic state."

Officially contingent of US troops in Iraq is more than 5 million people in Syria are about 500 American soldiers.

But is observed that the statistics of the Ministry of Defense does not include the military who are on temporary service or are registered for special rules maintenance personnel. So actually in Iraq may be about seven thousand soldiers in Syria - much more than 500 US Army.

Recall that on the night of April 7, the United States launched 59 cruise missiles "Tomahawk" by Syrian government forces airbase in response to a chemical attack in the province of Idlib.

April 4 in Khan Sheyhun on hold as rebels near Idlib in northern Syria, 60 civilians died from gas poisoning . The results of autopsy of victims of poisoning in the Syrian province of Idlib confirmed that they had used against chemical weapons.

The UN Security Council held on the initiative of the French meeting. As a result, voting did not take place, and the US pledged to take "their own actions."

hromadske.ua , Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
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