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A hasty US withdrawal from Syria and its implications on the war against ISIS | ORF

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Orfonline - 2019-01-17 03:20

A hasty US withdrawal from Syria and its implications on the war against ISIS | ORF - Orfonline

US Forces' Withdrawal from Syria Not "End of America's Fight": Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-02-06 18:26
ERBIL - The US forces' withdrawal from Syria is not going to be "the end of America's fight", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a meeting with the 79 coalition partners in Washington. He held talks with the allies on the next steps ...

US Senate Opposes “Precipitous Withdrawal” from Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-05 11:17
ERBIL — The US Senate on Monday passed a non-binding amendment to oppose a “Precipitous Withdrawal” of country’s troops from Syria and Afghanistan, citing persisting threat of terrorism. The Senate passed the amendment by a 70 to 26 vote, as reported by ...

Trump vs. Trotsky: The Many Consequences of a U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-01-23 18:01
Once again, in 280 characters or less, Donald Trump upended U.S. policy that many thought was settled. Trump’s series of tweets last month announcing the defeat of ISIS and the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria stunned his own national security team, t ...

UK to Withdraw Part of Its Royal Air Force from Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-22 21:13
ERBIL - UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) has reportedly decided to withdraw eight of its Tornado GR4s from Syria and Iraq, a report revealed on Tuesday. Daily Mail reported that the UK will keep six Typhoon warplanes and up to 10 MQ-9 Reaper drones stationed i ...

Graham: chaos if US withdrawal from Syria unplanned

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 15:02
A US withdrawal from Syria that has not been thought through would lead to “chaos,” US Senator Lindsey Graham warned Saturday, urging President Donald Trump not to get out without a plan. Speaking to reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara a day after me ...

Israeli general warns US withdrawal from Syria is a red flag - Israel National News

Israelnationalnews - 2019-01-16 13:17

Pompeo Calls Turkish Counterpart to Discuss Syria Pullout

BAS News - 2019-01-13 09:40
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday to discuss the importance of a coordination between Washington and Ankara during the US withdrawal from Syria. “They agreed on t ...

Associated Press: US Troops did not Withdraw from Syria

Waar Media - 2019-01-12 23:02
The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment but not troops out of Syria. The news agency Associated Press have published a statement about the US troops withdrawal from Syria, the statement says that till now no troops have left Syria; but th ...

US withdrawal from Syria begins after contradictory messages from John Bolton and Mike Pompeo

Yahoo - 2019-01-11 14:26

US withdrawal from Syria begins after contradictory messages from John Bolton and Mike Pompeo

Telegraph - 2019-01-11 14:26

US-led coalition says withdrawal from Syria has begun

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

What could the US withdrawal from Syria mean for its allies on the ground?

CGTN - 2019-01-11 10:58

Gabriel: the American decision of withdrawal affected on the war against ISIS

SDF Press - 2018-12-24 20:00
The spokesman of SDF (Kino Gabriel) made sure that the decision, related to the American forces’ withdrawal from the Syrian zone, has affected directly on the military actions against ISIS which its attacks have been increased in last days Kino congratula ...

Pentagon Signs US Military Withdrawal order from Syria

Waar Media - 2018-12-24 18:29
US defense department Pentagon signed the order for the military withdrawal from Syria; and it is expected that the pull out process will begin on January 8th. “The order has been signed for the American troops to pull out from Syria; and the withdrawal ...

KCK: US withdrawal from Syria will not weaken the struggle

ANF - 2018-12-24 07:55
Referring to the withdrawal decision of the US from Syria as a "rescue operation for the fascist AKP/MHP government" KCK said: "The new balance of power will lead the Turkish invasion to a defeat." ...

Iraqi PM, US Secretary of State Discuss US Withdrawal from Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-22 11:26
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed the US withdrawal from Syrian in a phone conversation, with the latter assuring Baghdad of commitment to the war against Islamic State (IS). “Prime Ministe ...

Ex-Governor Says US Withdrawal from Syria to Impact Iraq’s Mosul

BAS News - 2018-12-20 11:20
ERBIL — The former governor of Nineveh province, Atheel al-Nujaifi, has warned of possible security challenges in northern Iraq under the impact of the surprise announcement of US troops’ withdrawal from neighboring Syria. In an exclusive statement to Ba ...

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 ...

Thoughts and questions about US withdrawal from Syria

Seth Frantzman - 2018-12-20 02:17
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN There has been shock at the sudden decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from Syria. Here are some thoughts and questions, and maybe some […] ...