A U.S. soldier sits in an armored vehicle on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. President Donald Trump expects to decide "very quickly" whether to remove U.S. troops from war-torn Syria, saying their primary mission was to defeat the Islamic State group and "we've almost completed that task." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

As US Tries to Remake Rather than Rebuild Northern Syria, Local Resistance Groups Emerge

The growing discontent among Syrian civilians in areas under American control suggests the unraveling of the U.S. occupation of Syria may come from internal, not external, forces.