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|Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:20 am Post subject: Ben Carson acknowledges no Chinese troops in Syria!
|Days after asserting that China is involved in the fight in Syria — and after freshly offering to prove it with his own intelligence — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson acknowledged Friday that there are no Chinese troops in that conflict.
His campaign issued a statement addressing China's "longstanding and well-documented security ties to Syria" while saying "Dr. Carson does not believe China is currently fighting in or deploying troops to Syria."
The statement followed Carson's comments at a South Carolina campaign stop that he had information, better than that available to the White House, showing China's involvement in Syria. "I'm surprised my sources are better than theirs," he said.
But a clarification of sorts soon followed.
The campaign statement said Carson was talking about "various military weapons and equipment that Syria is using in the current conflict," and said he'd never claimed Chinese troops had been deployed to Syria.