President Trump announced on Friday that the U.S. will keep 400 soldiers remaining in Syria. Half of the troops will serve as part of a multinational force in the northeastern part of the country, while the other half will be stationed at an outpost in the southeast. On Friday, Trump denied that the decision is a reversal from his previous rhetoric, in which he said he would pull all U.S. troops from Syria. "It's a very small, tiny fraction of the people we have, and a lot of people like that idea," he said.
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