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No U.S. Troops Have Yet Been Withdrawn From Syria, Pentagon Says

  • Defense Department says fight against Islamic State continues
  • U.S. equipment is being moved out of the war-torn country
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The U.S. hasn’t begun withdrawing troops from Syria, the Pentagon said late Friday in the military’s most extensive comments yet as questions about President Donald Trump’s timeline and strategy for pulling troops from the eight-year conflict there continue to fuel confusion.

“We have taken a number of logistical measures to support an ordered withdrawal,” Commander Sean Robertson, a Defense Department spokesman, said in a statement. “For purposes of operational security, we will not discuss specific troop movements or timelines.