The US army intervention in Syria started in 2014 with air strikes in opposition to the Islamic State jihadist group that had declared its rule over a 3rd of Syria and Iraq.
An initially small contingent of US particular forces deployed to Syria, working with a Kurdish-led drive, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), preventing to drive Islamic State from areas it had captured in Syria’s north and east.
Declaring the battle with Islamic State nearly gained, President Donald Trump introduced in 2018 he needed to tug out US troops.
However the plan was softened inside a 12 months after dealing with criticism for leaving a void that Iran and Russia would fill.
US forces stay in Syria and proceed to help the SDF.
US troops are additionally stationed at Syria’s Tanf garrison close to the intersection of the borders of Jordan and Iraq, the place they help a Syrian insurgent drive.
Assad’s authorities views the US forces as occupiers.