Impact of a U.S. troop departure – IG

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OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE
AND OTHER OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS
LEAD INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

On January 16, 2019, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) also provided the following
answer to the question about the impact of a U.S. troop departure on ISIS in Syria:
ISIS may conduct opportunistic attacks on U.S. personnel as they withdraw but
will leverage the event as a “victory” in its media. ISIS remains an active insurgent group in both Iraq and Syria. If Sunni socio-economic, political, and sectarian grievances are not adequately addressed by the national and local governments of
Iraq and Syria it is very likely that ISIS will have the opportunity to set conditions for future resurgence and territorial control. Currently, ISIS is regenerating key functions and capabilities more quickly in Iraq than in Syria, but absent sustained [counterterrorism] pressure, ISIS could likely resurge in Syria within six to twelve months and regain limited territory in the [Middle Euphrates River Valley
(MERV)].

https://media.defense.gov/2019/Feb/05/2002086500/-1/-1/1/FY2019_LIG_OIRREPORT.PDF

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