Trump’s Surprise Withdrawal From Syria Betrays Allies and Bolsters Rivals
BuzzFeed News reveals that the US is preparing to shut down a key base near Syria’s border with Jordan that some US officials have cast as a part of efforts to counter Iran.
: Part of Trump’s Syria withdrawal is the shuttering of al-Tanf, a base that was a target of Russian complaints and seen as key to countering Iranian influence in Syria
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NEW: The U.S. is set to shut down a special forces base at al-Tanf in Syria that’s been the subject of Russian complaints & that U.S. officials have cast as a key part of U.S. efforts not just to defeat ISIS but to counter Iranian influence in the country.