Politics Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes Updated : April 14, 2018 03:44 PM IST The U.S. has about 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria. A U.S.-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since September 2014. Friday's strikes appear to signal Trump's willingness to draw the United States more deeply into the Syrian conflict. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.