Trump Planning to Send Troops and Tanks to Eastern Syrian Oil Fields

HeadlineOct 25, 2019

President Trump is planning to send hundreds of U.S. troops and tanks to eastern Syria to protect oil fields, reversing his earlier abrupt decision to withdraw ground forces from the country. That’s according to reports by CNN — and Fox News, which reported the deployment now appears “likely.” The move appears aimed at protecting a gas plant near the city of Deir ez-Zor operated by the U.S. fossil fuel giant Conoco.

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