Q: "On troops in Syria, why are you reversing course". Trump: "I'm not reversing course."

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23 March 2019
Mortar shelling on "Beit al-Ras" bridge village in western Hama at Ghab Plains
Turkish Defense Minister: The Americans agreed to prevent the delay in the road map of Manbij and complete it as soon as possible, and said they would study it. (Anatolia)
Turkish Defense Minister on his talks at the Pentagon: We stressed the issue of not leaving a vacuum in power during the withdrawal from Syria
Pentagon: "U.S. Armed Forces numbering a couple hundred will remain in northeast Syria as part of a multinational force. Separately, the U.S. will maintain a presence at the At Tanf Garrison in southern Syria."
Q: "On troops in Syria, why are you reversing course". Trump: "I'm not reversing course."
A senior administration official says the U.S. is working with NATO allies to assemble an observer force of between 800 and 1,500 troops in northeast Syria.
President Trump says he is "not reversing course" in Syria despite keeping 400 U.S. troops on the ground after ordering full withdrawal in December causing resignation of his defense secretary, Jim Mattis
Turkish warplanes spotted over Jisr Al-Shughur tonight. Both Russia and Turkey have been monitoring the situation around western Idlib
In Idlib: A bombardment of the pro-Assad forces targeting the villages of Al-Khawain, Al-Tamanah, Al-Sukayk, and the road linking Al-Tamanah 'and Al-Khuwayn in the southern countryside of Idlib.
IS claims IED attack on SDF vehicle in al-Amassy district of Raqqa city
400 U.S. troops will stay behind in Syria- not 200 as the White House said last night a statement: U.S. official. Friday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the 200 number a "rough estimate."
2000 Daesh families came out of Baghouz today. Vid by Anha shows @HeyvaKurd giving medical help to those who would have tortured, beheaded them if they had captured them. Like they beheaded Alan Henning and Peter Kassig, who both came to help the people.
Convoy of trucks from the Coalition carrying military equipment/vehicles passed through Hasakah governorate.
Six civilians were killed and two others wounded in a rocket attack on the city of Maaret al-Nu'man in southern Idlib countryside.
A-10 loaded with GBUs, Maverick and JDAM
Pro-Assad forces targeted the city of Sarmin in the eastern countryside of Idlib
3 children killed in rocket strike on Maarat Al-Numan in Eastern Idlib
Civilian casualties reported in Maarat Al-Numan as result of rocket strike by pro-Assad forces
A woman was wounded in rocket attack on Al Hawash in West Hama
A civilian was killed and others were wounded by an artillery bombardment of the Zizoun area west of Hama
Pro-Assad forces targeted Ma'arat al-Nu'man city, rural Idlib with missiles with cluster ammunition
Pro-Assad forces targeted the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man with artillery shells.
Ammunition depot at Jorin camp exploded after being targeted by armed opposition
Two civilians were wounded by artillery shelling on the town of Zizoun, west of Hama, Syria
The opposition forces target the positions of pro-Assad forces in Jorin camp, West of Hama with GRAD missiles
Coalition patrols continue on the demarcation line in Manbij countryside.
4 week ago
Pro-Assad forces bombard the town of Jazraya in the countryside of southern Aleppo
For the second time this week people in in Al-Bab protest in solidarity with the people who are suffering under government shelling.
2 FSA members were killed, others injured as pro-Assad forces have targeted their car with Kornet ATGM West to Ltamenah town in North Hama
Convoy of Western special forces (unclear which country) heading in the opposite direction of the final battle against ISIS in Barghuz.
The shelling of agricultural land in the vicinity of the city of Latamna in the northern Hama
SDF Special Forces have rescued 1,000 more civilians from IS-captivity in al-Baghouz and brought them to safe areas. The civilians are being used as human shields by IS
AFP: About 30 trucks carrying men, women and children left the last bastion of Daesh in the Baguoz
Kurdish officials: The stay of U.S. soldiers will pressure the Syrian regime to open a serious dialogue
IS militants are besieged by the SDF fighters in tiny territory in Baguz, using civilians as a human shield. SDF comdr said after the liberation of civilians, they will completely defeat IS militants in their last stronghold
HRW is concerned about possible civilian casualties in Baghuz as the coalition blitzed the pocket with some 600 air strikes in the last month
US decision on keeping forces in Syria will motivate European countries to keep their troops also - Kurdish official
Coalition (U.S) airstrikes targeting ISIS positions in Baghouz
Pro-Assad forces shelling agricultural land east to Saraqib and Idlib-Sarmin highway with artillery
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to free 3 SDF fighters from IS-captivity during ongoing military campaign in Baghouz
Lindsey Graham: statement on President @realDonaldTrump decision to leave 200 American troops in Syria.
The 200 troops would be in At-Tanf and NE Syria according to a US official and would provide unique capabilities (logistics, intelligence, surveillance, calling in airstrikes) that would encourage coalition countries (France and UK) to also keep troops in Syria to secure a safe zone
The White House: America will leave a limited peacekeeping force of 200 troops in Syria.
DOD announces that Acting SecDef Shanahan will host Turkey's Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar at the Pentagon tomorrow.
An ID card for a UK national - named "Imran Malik" - was allegedly thrown from a bus of ISIS prisoners in eastern Syria today.
A civilian was wounded by artillery shelling on the Badama area west of Idlib
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