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US will not remain in Syria after ISIL’s defeated: State Dept

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The U.S. does not plan on extending their stay in Syria after the Islamic State (ISIL) is defeated, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Heather Nauert stated this week. “That is not our plan, our intent is to defeat ISIS,” Nauert said when asked if the United States plans to stay in Syria after defeating ISIS, as quoted by Ara News Agency. “Syria must be governed by its own people and not by the United States or other forces,” Nauert added. This latest statement by the U.S. State Department comes after some reports surfaced claiming the U.S. plans to remain in Syria for several years.