U.S. Military Cedes Territory in Syria to Iranian Proxies

(Washington Post) Thomas Gibbons-Neff - The U.S. military said Tuesday it had vacated the Zakaf outpost in southern Syria near the Iraq border, effectively ceding the ground to Iranian-backed militias. Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in the region, said that coalition troops and their Syrian partners are still located at Tanf, a larger outpost 45 miles from Zakaf that acts as a gateway to the Syria-Iraq-Jordan tri-border crossing.

2017-09-20 00:00:00

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