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Turkey Syria offensive: Russia deploys troops to border - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-11-21 15:10
Top US military official says 500 troops to remain in Syria | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-11-21 13:55
US Special Forces soldier wears BANNED Kurdish patch as troops pull out of Syria | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-11-21 07:22
US troops 'cannot stay in Iraq' after leaving Syria, military says | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-11-21 03:41
Pentagon & war-hawks agree: US troops should stay in Syria – ‘because ISIS‘ | Shelby Business JournalShelbybusinessjournal - 2019-11-20 22:02
Five more civilians kidnapped in occupied AfrinANF - 2019-11-20 16:59
Human rights violations by Turkey's mercenary troops continue in occupied Afrin city. ...
SDF repels attack on Til Werid village of Til TemirANF - 2019-11-20 16:29
Turkish troops and jihadist militias continue their genocidal attacks against North-East Syria in an attempt to invade the region, enjoying a global silence and so-called ceasefire agreement. ...
Islamic State exploited Turkey’s Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon reportE-Kurd - 2019-11-20 14:44
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State has exploited Turkey’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon’s Inspector General, ...
After Trump Withdrawal Order, Kurds Hurl Abuses & Trash At Retreating U.S. Troops - uPoliticsUpolitics - 2019-11-20 11:45
Aid to Syria now means abetting AssadAEI - 2019-11-20 00:08
The United States has seemingly given up the game in Syria and, as its troops leave, its foreign assistance money should follow. The post Aid to Syria now means abetting Assad appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...
IS exploited Turkey's Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon reportReuters - 2019-11-19 23:24
Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General, adding that the militant group will likely have the "ti ...
Hong Kong chaos: China deploys troops and warns SURRENDER is only option | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-11-19 17:46
Syrian Troops Welcomed by Kurds - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-11-19 10:24
How to salvage Syria and protect US troopsBrookings - 2019-11-19 03:38
Trump Asks Japan and South Korea to Pay Billions More to Support U.S. Troops Stationed in AsiaForeignpolicy - 2019-11-18 21:03
Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief says 'mechanized' forces headed to Syria | Troops would protect oil fields | House subpoenas State, OMB officials in impeachment inquiry | Trump keeps up attacks on key diplomat | TheHillThehill - 2019-11-17 14:46
Overnight Defense: Trump weighs leaving some troops in Syria to 'secure the oil' | US has pulled 2,000 troops from Afghanistan | Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan, Jordan | TheHillThehill - 2019-11-16 23:39
U.S. Troops Will Die If They Remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad WarnsMSN - 2019-11-16 06:58
U.S. troops begin pulling out of Syria, leaving Kurds without support | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-11-15 21:14
U.S. Troops Will Die If They Remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad WarnsNewsweek - 2019-11-15 20:00
Syria’s Assad says ‘resistance’ will force US troops out - StripesStripes - 2019-11-15 19:19
Demonstration in Bremen against Turkish war in RojavaANF - 2019-11-15 10:30
Kurdish parties and associations protested against the Turkish war in Rojava at the central station of Bremen and distributed information material about the war crimes of Turkey’s invasion troops. ...
U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in SyriaBreitbart - 2019-11-15 09:36
US troops angered by Trump's Syria policy: 'We betrayed' the...Local10 - 2019-11-15 06:31
Trump to meet with NATO SecGen; Erdogan's iPad; Ukraine revelations; ‘600-ish’ troops stay in Syria; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-11-14 22:04
Syria Sends Reinforcements to Turkish BorderBAS News - 2019-11-14 21:10
ERBIL - Syrian regime has reportedly begun sending reinforcements to the areas near the Turkish border, state media said on Thursday. According to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the regime troops were deploying between the towns of Jawad ...
After betraying the Kurds, U.S. troops move back into Syria.Slate - 2019-11-14 20:56
Kurds, US veterans denounce Trump decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria - The Boston GlobeBostonglobe - 2019-11-14 16:23
Turkish army launches an operation in Lice, AmedANF - 2019-11-14 12:59
Turkish troops started an operation in the rural areas in Amed’s Lice district. ...
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 ...
Ammunition Depot Blast Injures 16 Troops in SE TurkeyBAS News - 2019-11-14 10:04
ERBIL — At least 16 military personnel were injured after two successive explosions occurred in an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey. The explosions occurred late Wednesday at the command of a mechanized brigade in the province of Sanliurfa, Governor ...
Pentagon to withdraw 1,000 troops from Syria, citing risk of wider warJsonline - 2019-11-14 08:40
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney condemns Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria - The Salt Lake TribuneSltrib - 2019-11-14 06:59
Rand Paul just blocked a vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops in Syria - VoxVOX - 2019-11-14 02:13
Trump says U.S. left troops in Syria 'only for the oil,' appearing to contradict Pentagon - POLITICOPolitico - 2019-11-14 00:56
US Troops in Syria "Only" for Oil: TrumpBAS News - 2019-11-14 00:06
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has once again stressed in the fact that his country's troops are in Syria "only for oil." The Pentagon has previously said that Washington's mission in Syria is to fight the remnants of the Islamic State (IS), but Trump ...
Trump contradicts aides and says troops in Syria 'only for oil' | US news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-11-13 23:56
Esper says Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria | Boston 25 NewsBoston25news - 2019-11-13 16:33
Kurdistan 24 Exclusive: US troops continue to fight ISIS but Turkish attacks ongoingKurdistan24 - 2019-11-13 10:56
HAARETZ: WATCH // Nikki Haley: The U.S. Should Always Have the Backs of Our Kurdish AlliesJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-13 06:37
Former UN ambassador says Kurds lost a lot of blood in ‘our fight’ and troops should be kept for prevention Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that the U.S. should have the backs of the Kurds. “I think we should always have th ...
Turkey’s proxy army in northern Syria accused of abusing civiliansWarIsBoring - 2019-11-12 23:47
Turkish troops and their proxy forces are wreaking havoc in northern Syria, displacing hundreds of thousands and committing alleged war crimes on a daily basis. The Ankara-commanded proxy militias bear the brunt of the blame for much of the reported atroc ...
Newsday: The grotesque savagery of Turkey’s mercenariesJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-12 23:15
A Kurdish woman fled Turkish troops and their Islamist mercenaries when Turkey launched an unprovoked attack on the City of Afrin, a Kurdish community in northern Syria, on Jan. 20, 2018. The woman was running hand-in-hand with her young daughter when a m ...
US troops at Syria base say they will keep pressure on Daesh | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-11-12 19:38
Five wounded as Turkish troops fire at Kurdish protesters in Syria, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-11-12 15:19
Turkish Troops Open Fire at Protesters in Syrian Kurdish Town of KobaneBAS News - 2019-11-12 13:31
ERBIL —Turkish forces opened fire at a group of protesters in the Kurdish town of Kobane, northern Syria. Reports of at least four civilians injured were confirmed. More details to follow… ...
US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS | Military.comMilitary - 2019-11-12 12:15
US troops at Syria base say they’ll keep pressure on ISIS - StripesStripes - 2019-11-12 08:03
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 Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on IS | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-11-12 03:42
Nearly 600 US Forces to Stay in Syria: PentagonBAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Washington has decided to keep around 600 US forces in Syria despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's troops from the Middle Eastern country, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "There will be less than 1,000 for sure," said G ...
Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fireKsnblocal4 - 2019-11-11 23:11
East of Euphrates, US troops are isolated and friendless | Geoffrey Aronson | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-11-11 23:01
US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-11-11 22:43
U.S. will leave about 600 troops in northeast Syria to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says - GreenwichTimeGreenwichtime - 2019-11-11 20:32
U.S. will leave about 600 troops in northeast Syria to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says | The Seattle TimesSeattletimes - 2019-11-11 20:07
US troops believe Turkey deliberately fired artillery at an American commando outpost in SyriaMilitarytimes - 2019-11-11 18:47
Turkey sends ISIS fighters home; US to keep 500+ troops in Syria; Russia’s ‘autonomous’ strike UAVs; F-35, F-22 to try swapping data; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-11-11 18:47
News Brief: Turkish Offensive, U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, Trump Adviser Fiona Hill | New England Public RadioNEPR - 2019-11-11 17:57
People of Rojava stone the occupation forces on patrolANF - 2019-11-11 13:10
A convoy of the Russian and Turkish military patrol in the west of Dirbêsiyê has been stoned by local residents. In the meantime, the attacks of the invading troops on Til Temir continue unabated. ...
Trump orders troops and weapons to Saudi Arabia in message of deterrence to Iran | World News, The Indian ExpressIndianexpress - 2019-11-10 23:56
For east Syria, American troops are about much more than oilMilitarytimes - 2019-11-10 23:56
Erdogan, Putin Discuss Northeast Syria as Turkish, Regime Troops Clash | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-11-10 21:08
US will keep 500 or 600 troops in Syria to counter Isis, chief says | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-11-10 20:07
For east Syria, American troops are about much more than oilMarinecorpstimes - 2019-11-10 19:38
Bomb Blast Wounds Five Peshmerga, Coalition Troops Near Tuz KhurmatuBAS News - 2019-11-10 18:23
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Sunday resulted in the wounding of five Peshmerga and US-led coalition troops near the Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu. Speaking to BasNews, Ahmed Latif, a Peshmerga official in the area, said that the incident took place in an a ...
Til Temir under intensified attackANF - 2019-11-10 13:43
The invasion troops are trying to advance further to northern Syria. A violent attack is carried out on the village of Dildara near Til Temir. ...
Five Syrian Soldiers Killed, Several Others Injured in Turkish BombardmentsBAS News - 2019-11-10 10:13
ERBIL — At least six Syrian troops were killed and 14 others were injured in separate artillery bombardments by the Turkish army in northern Syria, media reports said. Despite a ceasefire brokered by Russia and another one brokered by the US, the Turkish ...
For east Syrians, U.S. troops about more than oil - Columbian.comColumbian - 2019-11-10 09:36
Life and death in Syria as US troops withdraw: 'We don't trust America anymore' - ABC NewsGO - 2019-11-09 23:49
Welcome to east of Euphrates where US troops are isolated and friendless || AWThearabweekly - 2019-11-09 22:51
Rockets fired on Iraq base with US troops, no one injured, Pentagon saysFOX News - 2019-11-09 17:59
An air base in northern Iraq that houses U.S. troops was targeted Friday evening with a barrage of rockets, security officials said, as violence continues to mount in parts of the country amid fights with Islamic State militants and angry anti-government ...
Syria: heavy clashes between regime troops and Turkish-backed forces Turkey invaded north-east Syria last month to push out Syrian Kurdish fighters near the border November 9, 2019The National AE - 2019-11-09 17:26
'Secured the oil': US troops stay behind to guard oilfields | USA News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-11-09 17:16
Turkish invaders hit regime troops in Til TemirANF - 2019-11-09 09:47
The invaders attacked the position of the regime soldiers in the villages of Küçük Qebra and Um Şihefa in Til Temir. There are dead and wounded among Damascus soldiers. ...
New Air Force medal gives credit to drone troops, sheds light on secretive mission | Military | gazette.comGazette - 2019-11-09 02:01
New Air Force medal gives credit to drone troops and sheds light on secretive mission | Military | gazette.comGazette - 2019-11-09 00:09
Ryan McCarthy, Army secretary, warns troops bashing Trump Syria withdrawal - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-11-08 21:39
US troops, armored vehicles to guard Syria oil fields, Pentagon chief saysNbc12 - 2019-11-08 20:10
For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-11-08 16:54
Senior U.S. Envoy in Syria Highly Critical of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw American TroopsTime - 2019-11-08 12:14
The top American diplomat in northern Syria took the Trump administration to task for not doing more to protect the Kurds ...
On the ground with U.S. military convoy protecting oil fields in northern SyriaCBS News - 2019-11-08 11:56
Turkey's president is accusing the U.S. of not living up to its commitment to move Kurdish forces out of northern Syria, as President Trump promised. U.S. troops are still in that region where the recent arrival of Syrian troops, backed by Russia, is maki ...
US Troops Working 'Shoulder to Shoulder' With Kurds to Protect Syrian Oil Fields From ISIS | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-11-08 11:48
The Latest: Pentagon says US troops came under Turkish fireOklahoman - 2019-11-08 02:09
The New York Review of Books: The Betrayal of the KurdsJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-08 02:08
The full consequences of President Trump’s decision on October 6 to withdraw American troops and give Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a green light to invade northeast Syria are not yet clear. Erdoğan claimed that he wanted to create a twenty-mile ...
Pentagon says US troops in Syria not there just for the oil - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-11-08 00:07
Furor over pulling troops from northeastern Syria began with Trump call, White House statement - The HourThehour - 2019-11-07 21:09
America first: Pull troops out of Syria - Hillsdale CollegianHillsdalecollegian - 2019-11-07 19:16
Donald Trump approves mission to return US troops to Syria to 'secure oil'Telegraph - 2019-11-07 17:07
Assyrian fighters: We are attacked by the ISISANF - 2019-11-07 15:08
Fighters from the Assyrian Khabour Forces state that the troops deployed by Turkey to attack their villages in northern Syria are ISIS mercenaries. ...
Trump’s anticipated actions for 3 U.S. troops accused or convicted of war crimes prompts Esper to defend the military justice systemWashingtonexaminer - 2019-11-07 13:16
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. ...
The puzzle of European postureAEI - 2019-11-07 00:02
One of the persistent puzzles emanating from the White House has been Trump’s failure to withdraw troops from Europe — while doing so elsewhere — and to continue the Obama Administration’s plans to rotate beefed-up heavy armored forces to the Eastern Fro ...
Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire - World NewsIndiatoday - 2019-11-06 17:01
As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to help guard oil fieldsNBC News - 2019-11-06 15:31
U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. ...
Iraqi troops recapture Nimrud, site of Assyrian city – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-11-06 13:52
Syrian army begins deployment near Qamishli on Turkish borderTASS - 2019-11-05 19:27
On October 13, SANA reported that Damascus had struck a deal with Kurds and sent troops to the north of Syria to oppose the Turkish army ...
Syrian soldiers stationed in Tirbespiyê and Girkê LegêANF - 2019-11-05 16:54
Syrian army troops have been stationed in border villages between Tirbespiyê and Girkê Legê in northern Syria. ...
Top Democratic chairman slams decision to pull U.S. troops from SyriaCBS News - 2019-11-05 06:18
A U.S. delegation met with the Kurds Monday, in an effort to repair relations with the abandoned U.S. allies. The U.S. is struggling to redefine its role in the region, after President Trump said the priority now is for U.S. troops to protect oil wells in ...