The U.S. is pulling its troops out of Syria, but some U.S. forces may be staying behind at a remote outpost as a check on hostile Iranian activity, Foreign Policy reported Friday.
The Russians appear to have backed off their earlier threats after the U.S. Marine Corps sent them a clear message.
More than 100 U.S. Marines were sent as reinforcements to a remote coalition outpost in southern Syria on Friday after Russia threatened to attack militants in the area, the Pentagon said.
A U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone that was armed and within firing range of coalition troops in southern Syria on June 20, according to representatives of Operation Inherent Resolve.
The U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS is dancing closer to an open conflict with forces aligned with the Syrian government.