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U.S. targets ISIS in Syria strike, Damascus claims - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

U.S. targets ISIS in Syria strike, Damascus claims - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-01-05 04:10

U.S. targets ISIS in Syria strike, Damascus claims - Middle East - Jerusalem Post - Jpost

HE President Masoud Barzani meets with U.S. Secretary of State

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-10 01:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, HE President Masoud Barzani met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Erbil. Douglas Silliman (U.S. Ambassador to Iraq) and Steve Fagin (U.S. Consul General in Erbil) were also pr ...

Erdogan Rebuffs U.S. Call to Protect Kurds

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-09 10:29
President Trump’s plans for a rapid withdrawal of American troops from Syria were thrown into disarray when Turkey’s president rejected a request to protect U.S. allies fighting in the region, and instead threatened military strikes against them. ...

Turkish president snubs Bolton, angry over call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria

FOX News - 2019-01-09 03:16
U.S national security adviser John Bolton has departed Turkey despite not meeting with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who was angered over his demands that Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters after the U.S pulls out of Syria. ...

Erdogan Issues 'Final Warning' to U.S.-Allied Kurds in Syria

Breitbart - 2019-01-08 17:42

U.S. delegation in Turkey to discuss Syria after troop withdrawal

The New Mail - 2019-01-08 06:10
A U.S. delegation that includes national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Turkey Monday, where they aim to ensure protection for Kurdish forces in Syria before the troop withdrawal begins.… The post U.S. delegation in Turkey to discuss Syria after ...

Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is Conditional

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-07 07:25
The Trump administration won’t withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria unless Turkey offers a firm commitment not to target America’s Kurdish allies, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. ...

John Bolton says U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria on 'conditions'

Washington Times - 2019-01-06 20:51
JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said Sunday that the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and on Turkey assuring the safety of K ...

Is Iran’s influence in Iraq growing, or has it reached a plateau? - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-01-02 13:24

Mystery surrounds Trump’s new 'slow withdrawal' Syria policy - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-01-01 15:28

Why eastern Syria matters to everyone in the Middle East - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2018-12-31 09:09

Despite Remaining ISIS Threats, Pompeo Says U.S. Made 'Caliphate In Syria Go Away' : NPR

NPR - 2018-12-21 02:55

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria brave sandstorm in deadly battle with ISIS fighters - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2018-12-20 07:05

'We have defeated ISIS in Syria': U.S. plans to withdraw troops

Jerusalem Post - 2018-12-20 02:21
The United States still has about 2,000 troops in Syria, many of them special operations forces working closely with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Turkish president renews threat to launch offensive against Kurds in U.S.-controlled territory in Syria

Washington Post - 2018-12-19 12:02
U.S. military officials say the two countries are ‘making progress’ in resolving their differences. ...

Trump Speaks With Erdogan as U.S.-Turkish Tensions Climb

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-12-15 18:41
The Trump administration is working furiously to avert a new Turkish military offensive against the U.S.’s Kurdish partners in Syria, hoping to forestall an assault that could endanger U.S. forces working in the country. ...

U.S. Wins One Major Battle In Syria, But Prepares for Another as Donald Trump Tells Turkey to Back Off

Newsweek - 2018-12-15 06:12
As U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds won a critical battle against ISIS in Syria, President Donald Trump reportedly warned his Turkish counterpart not to attack them. ...