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U.S. withdrawal from Syria jeopardizes justice for American victims - News - fosters.com - Dover, NH

Fosters - 2019-01-11 18:59

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Kurds fear their fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
The pullout of U.S. troops from Syria has American allies bracing for more conflict. President Trump spoke to Turkey's president on the phone Monday and warned him not to mistreat members of the Kurdish Community who are fighting ISIS alongside the U.S. T ...

US-led coalition says withdrawal from Syria has begun

ANF - 2019-01-11 11:54
Withdrawal from Syria has reportedly begun. ...

U.S. withdrawal from Syria won't happen without protections for Kurds, Bolton says - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-01-10 23:51

Turkey and the Kurds turn to Russia to solve problems sparked by U.S. exit from Syria

Washington Post - 2019-01-10 21:51
Amid conflicting signals from the Trump administration over how and when U.S. troops will leave, all sides are hoping Russia will come up with a solution. ...

On Iraq visit, Mike Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds about U.S. withdrawal from Syria | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-01-10 06:02

Turkey snubs Bolton over U.S. request to spare Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
National Security Adviser John Bolton is cutting his visit to Turkey short after being snubbed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president is angry over the apparent reversal of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Holly Williams reports. ...

Bolton arrives in Turkey amid tensions over U.S. withdrawal from Syria

NBC News - 2019-01-08 12:16
The Trump administration is seeking assurances that Turkey will not attack Kurds after U.S. troops leave. ...

Syria withdrawal won't happen without protections for Kurds, Bolton says

CBS News - 2019-01-07 18:57
National security adviser John Bolton, on Middle East trip meant to assure allies, says the U.S. withdrawal from Syria is linked to several conditions ...

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. ...

U.S. withdrawal from Syria both opportunity and risk for Turkey - analyst | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-06 18:08

Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

Reuters - 2018-12-29 08:47
U.S. commanders planning for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria are recommending that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons, four U.S. officials said, a move that would likely anger NATO ally Turkey. ...

Real Clear Politics: U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is a Risky Mistake, but Trump Did It Anyway

Justice for Kurds - 2018-12-27 12:21
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull American troops from Syria is riskier than it looks. It ends a low-cost, high-impact mission and creates a vacuum that will be filled by one of a series of bad actors — Iran, Russia, Turkey, Islamic e ...

For Turkey, U.S.'s Syria Exit Is an Opportunity---and a Risk

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-12-26 08:18
U.S. departure from Syria could leave Turkey as the pivotal power over an oil-rich country, but President Erdogan faces complex calculations in dealing with the Kurds and Islamic State and its allies. ...

Turkey bolsters military on Syrian border as U.S. readies pull-out

Reuters - 2018-12-23 21:14
Turkey began reinforcing its positions on both sides of its border with Syria on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, as Ankara and Washington agreed to coordinate a U.S. withdrawal from Syria. ...

U.S. withdrawal from Syria may leave Kurdish allies in a lurch

Washington Times - 2018-12-20 10:32
An abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have major spillover effects on a number of players in the conflict, including Iran, but the biggest short-term impact is likely to be felt by Syria's Kurdish minority, who have provided critical help in the fight ...