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Iran Says All U.S. Bases in Syria Are 'Within Range' of Its Missiles, While Russia Tells Donald Trump to 'Fully Withdraw' Now

Iran Says All U.S. Bases in Syria Are 'Within Range' of Its Missiles, While Russia Tells Donald Trump to 'Fully Withdraw' Now

Newsweek - 2019-02-12 03:24

Iran Says All U.S. Bases in Syria Are \'Within Range\' of Its Missiles, While Russia Tells Donald Trump to \'Fully Withdraw\' Now - Newsweek

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received a delegation from U.S. Consulate in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-21 00:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 20, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga) received Stacey Jones (Diplomat at the U.S. Consulate in Erbil) at the Ministry’s main hall. During the meeting, the parties discussed joint operation ...

Planning for Failure: The U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-02-15 02:39
Last week, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that the United States military will begin to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria with the end of April as a “soft date” to finish the removal of most (if not all) of the 2,000 troops stationed t ...

International mission could replace U.S. forces in Syria - defence secretary | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-13 20:32

Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria expected within 'weeks,' general says - U.S. News -

Haaretz - 2019-02-13 20:10

Trump May Want Out, but U.S. Troops in Syria Are Hunkering Down in the Hot Zone

Thedailybeast - 2019-02-11 06:35

Withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks' - U.S. general | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-11 01:12

Key Coalition Members Call for “Political Solution” in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 09:33
ERBIL — The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia reiterated support for the UN’s effort aimed at finding a political solution to the prolonged crisis in Syria “on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254” ...

Masrour Barzani: Consensus Needed to Preserve Kurds’ Rights in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-06 15:27
ERBIL — The political sides in Syrian Kurdistan are needed to work for consensus and understanding in order to preserve the rights of Kurds at the wake of the recent developments in Syria, Masrour Barznai, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, ...

Top U.S. general warns on Islamic State threat in Syria as troops withdraws

E-Kurd - 2019-02-06 13:51
WASHINGTON,— A top U.S. general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing ...

Adel Abdul-Mahdi: There are no US Military Bases in Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 12:55
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi PM denied that there are US bases in Iraq; and the US declarations about having US bases in Iraq are causing them anxiety. “There are no US military bases in Iraq; but there are indeed trainers operating within the framework of the inter ...

Trump Reportedly To Keep U.S. Troops In Syria 'A Little Longer'

Rferl - 2019-02-05 07:56

Russia Watches as Iran Allies Help U.S. Partners in Syria and Turkey Bombs Them

Newsweek - 2019-01-30 16:14

Washington’s encouragement of warlordism in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-01-23 23:59
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute In recent weeks, a parade of American officials visited Iraq, ostensibly to meet with the Iraqi leadership and to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran and the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. President Donald Trump’s v ...

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 ...

Russia and Iran warn after U.S. strikes in Syria: There will be 'consequences' - Europe -

Haaretz - 2019-01-17 06:26

Suicide Attack on U.S. Troops in Syria Leaves a ‘State of Terror,’ Fears of Trump Exit Plans

Thedailybeast - 2019-01-16 22:22

Turkey’s Erdogan says planned 32-km safe zone in Syria may be extended

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 00:21
ANKARA,— Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he viewed a planned 20-mile (32 km) safe zone in Syria positively and added that its range may be extended further. Erdogan said earlier that he had discussed a safe zone which Turkey would s ...

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 ...