“Less than a thousand, probably around 500 with something, maybe around 600,” Millie answered the corresponding question on ABC.

EXCLUSIVE: New Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tells @martharaddatz there will be "less than a thousand" troops remaining in Syria following Pres. Trump's call to withdraw: "The footprint will be small, but the objective will remain the same." https://t.co/fmjDRqkSPBpic.twitter.com/NDfDX6EY0T

- ABC News (@ABC) November 10, 2019

At the end of October, The Wall Street Journal, citing a source in the US administration, announced plans for the White House to leave about 500 military and several dozen battle tanks in northeastern Syria.

On October 7, US President Donald Trump, speaking about the situation in Syria, said that the time had come for the United States to "get out of endless wars" and return its soldiers home.