A U.S. and SDF soldier exit their vehicles to speak with locals during a patrol in northeast Syria Jan. 30, 2020. Coalition Forces continue to work with their partners to maintain stability and security in the region. We remain committed to increasing security in northeast Syria, to enable humanitarian assistance, reconstruction and stability operations. Terrorist organizations use ungoverned spaces as safe havens. The more stability that exists in a region, the less opportunities for terrorism to thrive.