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Pentagon says U.S. will not keep any revenue from Syrian oil fields

The United States will not keep any of the revenue from oil fields American troops are protecting in Syria, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Last month, President Trump ordered a withdrawal of most troops from northeastern Syria, but then revised his plan, tasking some with securing Syrian oil fields. He then told a gathering of police officers in Chicago, "We're keeping the oil — remember that. I've always said that. Keep the oil. We want to keep the oil. $45 million a month? Keep the oil."

The Pentagon burst his bubble, with a spokesperson saying that the revenue is not going to the United States, but rather the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.