PressTV-US strikes in Syria persist despite troop pullout order

US forces have conducted hundreds of aerial and artillery strikes in Syria and will continue to do so indefinitely despite President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw American troops from the country, the US military’s regional command has announced.

In a Friday press release, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) unveiled that US and coalition forces carried out 469 strikes with either air or artillery in Syria between December 16 and 29 in support of the US-sponsored militant group – so-called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – in northeastern Syria and against what it proclaimed as “a range of ISIS (Daesh) targets,” military.com reported Saturday.

There is no immediate cutoff date for the air and artillery strikes, added the CJTF-OIR statement, further insisting that US forces “will continue to target ISIS” and “will remain committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS to improve conditions for peace and…

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