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Scenes of turmoil: Kurds protest Turkey's incursion into Syria, lament U.S. withdrawal - The San Diego Union-TribuneSandiegouniontribune - 2019-11-16 23:05
US soldier wears YPJ patch during Syria withdrawal - Business Insider DeutschlandBusinessinsider - 2019-11-16 20:29
The Kurds Gave Syria Hope: Measuring the Cost of the U.S. Withdrawal | National ReviewNationalreview - 2019-11-16 14:08
What The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Looks Like From The Ground | Public Radio EastPublicradioeast - 2019-11-14 20:50
Pullback from Syrian’s Kobani Takes “Another Week or So”: USBAS News - 2019-11-14 10:04
ERBIL — The withdrawal of the US troops from the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria should take “another week or so” to complete, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday. The Pentagon chief said that nearly 600 US troops will stay in Syria a ...
Rand Paul just blocked a vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops in Syria - VoxVOX - 2019-11-14 02:13
Trump sanctions Turkey, announces imminent US withdrawal from northern Syria | KMEGSiouxlandnews - 2019-11-13 22:56
Op-Ed: Dictators aren’t built in a dayThe Kurdish Project - 2019-11-13 15:24
This article was originally posted in The Brussels Times on October 31, 2019. The last few weeks have witnessed a catastrophic geopolitical development in Rojava, Northeast Syria. On October 6, US President Donald Trump announced the immediate withdrawal ...
After U.S. troop withdrawal, Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria - Chicago Sun-TimesSuntimes - 2019-11-13 13:28
JFK chairman Thomas S. Kaplan interviewed with Rudaw: US withdrawal a ‘voluntary betrayal’Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-12 23:15
https://www.rudaw.net/english/interview/10112019?utm_source=KwikPlayer&utm_medium=KwikShare&utm_campaign=KwikMotion More than a month after the start of Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria which critics blame President Trump for ‘green lighting’, backlas ...
US troops in ‘deliberate withdrawal’ from Syria bases as fight against ISIS continues American forces leave several bases amid shaky truce between Turkish military and Kurds November 12, 2019The National AE - 2019-11-12 06:11
US Diplomat: Abrupt Syria Withdrawal Fueled ‘Catastrophic Sideshow’ - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-11-10 23:56
US military ‘will be tested’ after Syria withdrawal, key lawmaker warnsMilitarytimes - 2019-11-10 00:11
Ongoing impact for Kurds after U.S. withdraws from SyriaCBS News - 2019-11-09 15:47
The United States has strongly condemned recent Syrian and Russian airstrikes that killed civilians in Northwest Syria. Syrian and Russian forces have moved into the north of the country, following the partial withdrawal there by the U.S. last month and t ...
Ryan McCarthy, Army secretary, warns troops bashing Trump Syria withdrawal - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-11-08 21:39
Trump sanctions Turkey, announces imminent US withdrawal from northern Syria | WPDEWPDE - 2019-11-08 17:46
The US withdrawal from Syria has once again dashed Kurdish hopes for an independent KurdistanScroll - 2019-11-08 17:26
Senior US envoy slams Syria withdrawal | Western AdvocateWesternadvocate - 2019-11-08 13:01
Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal Envoy concerned withdrawal permanently damaged Kurds’ trust November 8, 2019The National AE - 2019-11-08 06:43
Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of American troop withdrawalMilitarytimes - 2019-11-08 02:49
Kurds Align With Syria After U.S. Withdrawal | WCAICapeandislands - 2019-11-07 13:45
Nowegian Red Party youth branch protested Turkey aggressionANF - 2019-11-07 08:24
The Norwegian Red Party's youth organization Central Executive Board condemned the Turkish state invasion of northern Syria and demanded the immediate withdrawal of troops. ...
What The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Looks Like From The Ground | KSMU RadioKSMU - 2019-11-05 15:17
Syria: Joe Biden criticizes Donald Trump's troop withdrawal, abandoning KurdsUsatoday - 2019-11-05 06:14
Proxy War Deepens in Syria After US Troop Withdrawal, Peace Remains ElusiveTheepochtimes - 2019-11-04 23:58
Syria withdrawal, Baghdadi and a momentous October: Seth J. Frantzman looks at the Middle EastSeth Frantzman - 2019-11-04 23:21
The month of October were momentous for the Middle East, with the US withdrawal from Syria, Turkey’s invasion and protests in Iraq. Rising Israel-Iran tensions are also on the map. […] ...
The Guardian: Trump’s Syria withdrawal is « a nightmare and completely predictable »Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-04 22:09
The French philosopher condemns Trump for withdrawing troops: ‘I don’t know which of his justifications is more stupid’. As Congress joined the widespread condemnation of Donald Trump’s withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria and exposed the Kurds liv ...
How the US State Department and officials reacted to the Syria withdrawal: October 6-November 3, 2019Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-04 07:39
What did US know about Turkey’s Syria invasion plans? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Almost a month after the momentous phone call that led US President Donald Trump to decide to […] ...
What The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Looks Like From The Ground | KSUT Public RadioKSUT - 2019-11-04 02:50
Mitch McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-11-03 23:06
What The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Looks Like From The Ground | WPRLWPRL - 2019-11-03 15:57
Scenes of turmoil: Kurds protest Turkey's incursion into Syria, lament U.S. withdrawal - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-11-02 23:04
Russia says Kurds completed withdrawal from Turkey-Syria border - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-11-01 20:02
What The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Looks Like From The Ground | WUNCWUNC - 2019-11-01 12:30
US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'FOX News - 2019-11-01 10:27
U.S. military forces have returned to eastern Syria, weeks after President Trump ordered the complete withdrawal of American troops from the area. ...
Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Complicated Plans for al-Baghdadi RaidMSN - 2019-11-01 00:47
Kurdish Withdrawal From Northern Syria Complete As Turkey Declares 'Time Is Up' On CeasefireForces - 2019-10-31 23:12
Amid withdrawal, hundreds of U.S. troops pouring back into SyriaAJC - 2019-10-31 22:56
US Ignores the 300,000 Refugees Its Syria Withdrawal Created :: Middle East ForumMeforum - 2019-10-31 18:40
The story behind Donald Trump’s fake withdrawal from Syria | The SpectatorSpectator - 2019-10-31 12:45
US Forces Enter Kurdish Town on Turkey-Syria BorderBAS News - 2019-10-31 11:56
ERBIL - A US military convoy entered a Kurdish town on Turkey-Syria border on Thursday, while President Donald Trump has already announced the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria. The US forces reportedly entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Tirbaspi ne ...
After the U.S. Withdrawal From Syria, Deterrence in the Middle East Is CollapsingForeignpolicy - 2019-10-30 23:37
How Iran Hawks Spurred Trump's Syria Withdrawal and Misled the KurdsForeignpolicy - 2019-10-30 22:18
Russia says Kurdish withdrawal in northeast Syria complete - TASS - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-30 18:24
Turkey says YPG withdrawal not complete; joint Russian patrols start FridayReuters - 2019-10-30 12:28
Kurdish YPG militia had not completed its withdrawal to at least 30 km away from the Turkish border in northeast Syria, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday despite assurances from Russia that they had left. ...
As Kurds Tracked ISIS Leader, U.S. Withdrawal Threw Raid Into TurmoilNew York Times - 2019-10-30 06:20
Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria upended a 5-year alliance and threw the plans against al-Baghdadi into disarray. ...
What the U.S. Withdrawal Cost the KurdsNew York Times - 2019-10-30 06:20
Mass funerals, wounded children, displaced families. This is what we found in northeast Syria after the U.S. withdrew its troops and Turkey attacked. ...
Russia informs Turkey about withdrawal of Kurdish units from Syria's northTASS - 2019-10-30 03:07
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey trusts Russia on the issue of withdrawal of Kurdish units from Syria's north but Ankara is ready to counter them if necessary ...
Turkey-Russia patrols will verify Syria Kurdish forces' withdrawal | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-10-29 17:52
Kurdish forces complete pullout from safety area in northeastern Syria — top brassTASS - 2019-10-29 16:54
As of noon October 23, Russian military police and Syrian border guards have started to monitor the withdrawal of Kurdish military formations to the depth of 30 km from the border ...
Russia says Kurdish withdrawal in northeast Syria complete: TASS - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-29 16:32
Trump’s Syria withdrawal didn’t just abandon the Kurds to Turkey. It also shook the ground under NATO – Boston HeraldBostonherald - 2019-10-29 06:27
US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible – Twin CitiesTwincities - 2019-10-29 00:39
SDF begins withdrawal from Syria-Turkey borderAl Jazeera - 2019-10-28 00:47
Kurdish-led SDF begins withdrawal from region in accordance with deal brokered by Russia and Turkey. ...
Syria welcomes withdrawal of Kurdish forces from border region near Turkey - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-10-27 23:12
Syrian Regime Welcomes SDF Withdrawal from Turkish BorderBAS News - 2019-10-27 20:02
ERBIL — The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Sunday welcomed the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the border areas between Syria and Turkey as part of a previous deal to create a so-called ‘Safe Zone’ north of the country. “"The Syrian Arab Republic welco ...
Trump's Syria withdrawal: The right idea, disastrously executed | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-27 15:27
Armored vehicles delivered to Syria to assist Russian military policeTASS - 2019-10-27 07:22
The Russian Defense Ministry informed that the military equipment will head to the northern part of the country, where Russian military police will facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces and equipment to the depth of 30 km from the Syrian-Turkish ...
'My people are being killed': the Australian Kurds betrayed by the US withdrawal in Syria | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-10-26 21:13
Mitch McConnell introduces resolution opposing US withdrawal from Syria - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-10-26 11:40
All 7 Wisconsin U.S. reps vote to rebuke Trump's Syria withdrawalJsonline - 2019-10-26 07:45
Kurd facing deportation decries US troop withdrawal in SyriaDetroitnews - 2019-10-26 07:34
Trump Syria withdrawal: Kurds are 'ingrates,' Rand Paul saysCourier Journal - 2019-10-26 01:33
In the Wake of Withdrawal: The Future U.S. Military Presence in SyriaForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-10-25 23:35
For well over a year, American strategy in Syria has resembled that of a poker player with a weak hand who refuses to bet, refuses to fold, and insists on staying in the game despite the looming stakes of what could well be the final round. President Dona ...
Trump looks increasingly isolated over Syria withdrawal - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-10-25 19:03
Irregularities in implementation of Russian-Turkish deal on Syria are possible — KremlinTASS - 2019-10-25 17:38
The Kremlin spokesman informed that Russian forces had established contacts with Kurdish representatives, ensuring the withdrawal process ...
More Russian military police in Syria under Turkey peace dealAl Jazeera - 2019-10-25 17:30
Russian forces will patrol and help with withdrawal of Kurdish forces from Syrian-Turkish border, Interfax says. ...
75 Percent of Americans Say They're Concerned About Syria and 50 Percent Disapprove of Trump's Troop WithdrawalNewsweek - 2019-10-25 14:31
US withdrawal from Syria will increase IS threat in Britain, military officials warn | World News | Sky NewsSKY - 2019-10-25 13:33
After withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria oil fieldsDailyjournal - 2019-10-25 08:20
After withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria oil fieldsNY1 - 2019-10-25 08:15
After withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria oil fieldsNews12 - 2019-10-25 08:03
Gold star husband: On Syria withdrawal, Trump is right (opinion) - CNNCNN - 2019-10-25 07:48
Pollak: Israel, supporters should be more cautious in criticizing Trump, withdrawal from Syria - Asume TechAsumetech - 2019-10-25 06:36
Syria: Erdogan calls on US to hand over SDF leader as Kurdish forces begin withdrawal Turkey has been accused of breaching the ceasefire in north-east Syria October 24, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-25 06:24
Turkey, Russia agree on Syrian Kurdish YPG withdrawal, joint patrolsJerusalem Post - 2019-10-25 06:08
Six days later, Russian and Turkish forces will jointly start to patrol a narrower, 10 km strip of land in the "safe zone" that Ankara has long sought in northeast Syria. ...
US ignores the refugees its Syria withdrawal created - AnalysisJerusalem Post - 2019-10-25 06:08
Trump claimed on Wednesday that the “Kurds are safe” in Syria, ignoring the hundreds of thousands who had to flee their homes. ...
‘We Will Bring Back a New Caliphate’: Wives of ISIS Fighters SpeakNew York Times - 2019-10-25 03:50
We traveled to Al Hol camp in northeast Syria to meet wives of ISIS fighters held there. With fewer Kurdish-led forces guarding the camp because of the U.S. withdrawal and the Turkish invasion, the question of what will happen to these women and their chi ...
Kurdish official says forces completing withdrawal from Turkey border - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-10-25 01:53
A bipartisan report calls for the US to halt its withdrawal from SyriaMilitarytimes - 2019-10-25 01:20
After Withdrawal, Trump Shifts Focus to Syria Oil Fields - NBC New YorkNbcnewyork - 2019-10-25 01:14
After withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria oil fields | Federal News NetworkFederalnewsnetwork - 2019-10-25 01:09
US’s Esper has sharp words for Turkey over Syria invasionSeattle Times - 2019-10-24 23:59
BRUSSELS (AP) — After spending four tumultuous days engulfed in the chaotic ramifications of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper lashed out Thursday at Turkey for its military assault across the border on Syrian Ku ...
Exclusive: U.S. Has Plan to Send Tanks and Troops to 'Secure' Syria Oil Fields Amid WithdrawalNewsweek - 2019-10-24 23:29
Syria: Kurdish forces begin withdrawal amid claims Turkey broke truce Turkey has been accused of breaching the ceasefire in north-east Syria October 24, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-24 22:56
Report Warns ISIS is "Resurging" in Syria After Trump Ordered a Partial Troop Withdrawal | The Secret History of ISIS | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official SitePBS - 2019-10-24 19:20
Syria: Kurdish forces begin withdrawal amid claims Turkey violated truce Turkey has been accused of violating the agreed truce in north-east Syria October 24, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-24 18:55
Russian military police moving to northeastern SyriaTASS - 2019-10-23 16:19
The units will work to ensure the safety of civilians and maintain law and order and will also patrol the designated areas, assisting in the withdrawal of Kurdish forces ...
Russian troops enter Turkey-Syria border area They crossed the Euphrates and moved into position to begin joint patrols with Turkey under a deal for the withdrawal of Kurdish forces. October 23, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-23 16:15
Turkey, Russia Start Clock on Kurdish Withdrawal From Northern Syria - WSJWSJ - 2019-10-23 15:31
Israel on edge as it contemplates Trump’s withdrawal from Syria - CSMonitor.comCsmonitor - 2019-10-23 15:14
Iraq gives U.S. troops from Syria four weeks in the country before they must leaveWashington Post - 2019-10-23 14:16
Turkey said the apparent withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the buffer zone means the incursion can now end. ...
No Need for New Operation in Syria: TurkeyBAS News - 2019-10-23 11:07
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that there was no need to push deeper into Syria after Washington assured of Kurdish fighters’ withdrawal. Turkey previously agreed to a ceasefire deal brokered by the US, giving 120 hours to the Syrian ...
Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations | TheHillThehill - 2019-10-23 09:01
How the United States Can Escape the Middle East’s Proxy WarsForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-10-23 01:27
President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria has laid bare contending visions about U.S. engagement in the Middle East. Trump depicts the move as extricating the U.S. from the Middle East’s quagmire of “endless war.” Critics see it as betrayin ...
U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministryReuters - 2019-10-23 01:20
The United States told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria was complete, the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement early on Wednesday. ...
Turkey and Russia agree on Kurdish withdrawal, joint patrols in Syria – POLITICOPolitico - 2019-10-22 22:21
Syria crisis: Russia and Turkey agree to joint patrols of ‘buffer zone’ and withdrawal of Kurdish forces | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-10-22 20:13
Turkey, Russia agree on Syrian Kurdish YPG withdrawal, joint patrols: ErdoganReuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
Turkey and Russia have agreed that the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria will withdraw to beyond 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border and will also leave the towns of Tel Rifaat and Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. ...