State Department indicates US military role in Syria

State Department indicates US military role in Syria

The US military’s role in Syria post-ISIS will be focused on Iranian activities, the acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs, David Satterfield, said.

The official was responding to a question from Senate Foreign Relations Committee member about what function US troops serve in Syria besides fighting ISIS, as Satterfield and other US officials have indicated the military will be staying the country past the terrorist group’s defeat.

"We are deeply concerned with the activities of Iran, with the ability of Iran to enhance those activities through a greater ability to move material into Syria. And I would rather leave the discussion at that point," the Hill cited Satterfield as saying.

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