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U.S. to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after American pullout: White House

 U.S. to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after American pullout: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will leave "a small peacekeeping group" of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White House said on Thursday.

“A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2019 05:06:38 IST