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.