US intends to reduce spending on operations against IS in Syria and Iraq

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Pentagon plans to cut spending on Operation Unshakable Resolve against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq in 2020 to $ 6.9 billion.

According to the draft budget presented on Tuesday, the funds requested for an operation to combat IS are $ 2 billion less than in 2019, when it was allocated $ 8.9 billion.

“In Iraq and Syria, in the light of the liberation of the territory from the IS, the attention of the department is transferred to the consolidation of the achieved success, the creation of conditions for maintaining victory over the IS and ensuring stability,” the budget text says.

The Pentagon says they will do this together with partners in Syria and Iraq.

In particular, according to the draft budget, $ 745 million will be allocated for training Iraqi security forces and $ 300 million for the Syrian opposition to fight the I.

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