Pentagon decides to send more American Military troops to war zone

Pentagon decides to send more American Military troops to war zone
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WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is preparing to send about 150 troops to northeastern Syria to conduct ground patrols with Turkish military forces in a so-called safe zone, the New York Times reports.

Unnamed US military officials told the paper link Thursday that the final approval of the plan awaits the success of the initial joint ground patrols with Turkish troops in the coming days.

The report said the move is part of an expanding series of military and diplomatic steps Washington has taken in recent weeks to defuse escalating tensions with Ankara over American support for militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

It may also signal another reversal after US President Donald Trump in December ordered a drawdown of American troops in Syria.

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