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All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to Iraq: Pentagon chief

Reuters Sunday, 20 October 2019
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq."
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News video: Pentagon chief visits Iraq as troops withdraw from Syria

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, where he is likely to face questions about how long U.S. troops withdrawing from northeast Syria will stay in Iraq. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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