Trump’s anti-ISIS envoy admits he MISLED president about US troop numbers in Syria to keep them there | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump’s anti-ISIS envoy admits he MISLED president about US troop numbers in Syria to keep them there

When President Donald Trump ordered all but a few hundred US troops withdrawn from Syria, his own diplomats hid the true number of American forces from the president, envoy Jim Jeffrey has revealed in a new interview.

“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey, envoy to the global coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) told Defense One on Thursday. Jeffrey added that the actual number of troops in northeastern Syria is “a lot more” than the 200-400 that Trump agreed to leave behind last year.

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