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US Troop Levels in Syria 'Quite a Bit Lower' with Help on the Way

U.S. officials are touting a "measurable decrease" in the number of U.S. troops in Syria, though they refuse to say just how many remain in the country to aid in the fight against remnants of the Islamic State terror group. The director of the Pentagon's Defeat IS Task Force, Chris Maier, became the latest official to weigh in on troop levels, describing the withdrawal only in general terms. "It's been a measurable decrease," he told reporters late Thursday....

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