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US troops are still in Syria and nobody can give a good answer as to why
The U.S. military’s presence in Syria is a mission looking for a strategy.
US Troops to Pull Out of Syria
On October 8, 2019, the United States announced plans to pull its remaining troops out of northeast Syria.
US diplomat says abrupt military withdrawal fueled a ‘catastrophic sideshow’ in Syria
U.S/ Ambassador Bill Roebuck, the special envoy for the anti-ISIS campaign in Syria, sent a scathing memo to the Trump administration, criticizing it for not doing enough stop the Turkish-backed...
Russia, Turkey agree to conduct joint patrols in northern Syria to establish new ‘safe zone’
A Kurdish official confirmed that U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces had completed their withdrawal from the region
US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump’s Syria withdrawal
"I trusted them with my life ... I fought with these guys and watched them die for us."
Pentagon considers leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil
"The purpose is to deny access, specifically revenue to ISIS (Islamic State) and any other groups," SecDef Esper said Monday.
Turkey allegedly used chemical weapons on the Kurdish civilians Trump left vulnerable in Syria
The United Nations is investigating the possible use of chemical weapons in the conflict in northeastern Syria. The Kurdish Red Crescent has raised concerns about Turkish forces and Turkish-supported opposition...
As Syria plunges deeper into chaos, all sides are spinning like crazy to win the propaganda war
With northeast Syria engulfed in the fog of war, the Turks, Russians, and Kurds have all launched their own propaganda campaigns to win the battle over information
‘The whole border was on fire’ — Turkey intensifies invasion of Syria amid dozens reported dead
Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican lawmakers...
Trump reportedly offered to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey in exchange for not attacking Kurdish forces in Syria
In a phone called with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, President Donald Trump reportedly advised Turkey not to invade northeastern Syria and offered to resume sales of the...
Turkey launches ‘Operation Peace Spring’ ground invasion to not-so-peacefully wipe out Kurdish fighters in Syria
President Donald Trump's acquiescence to the Turkish invasion has caused several Republican lawmakers to express alarm that the United States is showing it will not stand by its friends
Iraq to the future: How Trump’s Syria reversal reflects the unlearned lessons of America’s forever wars
America's Kurdish allies will now find themselves at the mercy of Erdoğan, a man who labeled "the world's largest stateless nation" as a terrorist insurgency that threatens his iron fist.
US commander who oversaw defeat of ISIS: 11,000 Kurds died fighting by our side. Now we’re screwing them over
"This policy abandonment threatens to undo five years' worth of fighting against ISIS and will severely damage American credibility and reliability in any future fights where we need strong allies"
Turkey says it carried out strikes at the Syria-Iraq border ahead of a fresh offensive
The Turkish military carried out strikes targeting the Syrian-Iraqi border overnight to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepares to launch an offensive there,...
Trump announces the US is leaving its Kurdish allies in Syria at the mercy of Turkey
For the second time in 10 months, President Donald Trump has acquiesced to Turkish demands to move U.S. forces out of the way of a planned offensive against the Kurdish...
US withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive
President Trump is allowing Turkey to invade Syria to push US-allied Kurdish fighters away from its border.
ISIS fighters are being forced to do arts and crafts
Art therapy is being used as part of de-radicalization efforts around the world, but there is no solid evidence that it works.
US-backed group in Syria says it suffered more than 11,000 killed and 21,000 wounded fighting ISIS
"During this four-year campaign, thousands of Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi Security Forces did not return to their families. I pray for your losses, and for a speedy recovery of your...
ISIS has not been defeated yet, despite what the White House says
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders prematurely claimed victory against ISIS.
The Pentagon won’t say if the fight against ISIS in Syria is over (It isn’t)
The Pentagon's chief spokesman wouldn't confirm that the last battle for ISIS territory is still going on.
Iranian, Syrian military chiefs demand US withdraw its troops from Syria
Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force if they did not...
The battle rages for the last ISIS enclave in Syria
Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State's last enclave in east Syria on Sunday, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group's self-declared "caliphate" has been...
US-backed Syrian force attacks ISIS enclave
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces launched an assault against the remaining Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria.
CENTCOM commander Gen. Votel recommends arming, aiding Syrian fighters after pullout
The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on ISIS
The US-led assault on the final ISIS stronghold in Syria is underway
U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State's last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as U.S.-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize it