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Donald Trump pulls US troops out of SyriaUsatoday - 2019-01-18 06:26
Plan calls for US troop pullout from Syria to take months, bringing hundreds more troops in to assistMilitarytimes - 2019-01-18 02:05
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWTVY - 2019-01-18 01:57
US troops will remain in Syria despite Trump telling rally he ‘wanted’ to bring them home | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-17 23:30
IS Not Defeated in Syria, France to Stay Longer: MacronBAS News - 2019-01-17 22:26
ERBIL - The US's recent decision of withdrawing its troops from Syria will not have an impact on France's mission in the country, said President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. "The retreat from Syria announced by our American friend cannot make us deviate ...
Trump to announce US will withdraw troops from Syria: Officials | 6abc.com6ABC - 2019-01-17 22:11
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaKCRG - 2019-01-17 20:54
Turkey, US discuss Syria buffer zone as Manbij attack kills American troopsAl Monitor - 2019-01-17 19:20
Deaths of US troops in Syria can be seen as underscoring or undercutting Trump’s withdrawal decisionWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-17 16:41
No Foreign Troops to Stay in Iraq: Defense MinistryBAS News - 2019-01-17 14:33
ERBIL — Foreign troops will leave Iraq in the future, and there will be no foreign forces in the country, said a spokesperson for Iraqi defense ministry. Maj. Gen. Tahsin Khafaji told Sputnik on Tuesday that even the US forces, who are now present in Ira ...
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | Boston.comBoston - 2019-01-17 13:06
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWBAY - 2019-01-17 10:55
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWIBW - 2019-01-17 09:00
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaKotatv - 2019-01-17 07:41
The Latest: 2 US troops, 2 US civilians dead in Syria blastTribtown - 2019-01-17 01:57
Why are US troops in the Syrian city of Manbij? - ABC NewsGO - 2019-01-17 00:46
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWCJB - 2019-01-16 23:06
Pentagon Confirms US Troops Among the Killed in Manbij, Pence Says IS DefeatedBAS News - 2019-01-16 22:34
ERBIL - While the Pentagon has confirmed that seven US personnel were either killed or wounded in Wednesday's explosion in Syria's Manbij, Vice President Mike Pence said that the Islamic State (IS) has been defeated in Syria. A couple of US service membe ...
US stays committed to ‘destruction’ of terrorism: PentagonRûdaw - 2019-01-16 22:13
VP Pence said ISIS ‘crushed,’ US troops still coming home ...
Would be 'devastating' for US to pull troops from Syria 'precipitously': GOP rep. | abc7.comABC7 - 2019-01-16 21:36
Manbij Explosion Could be to Dissuade US from Leaving Syria: ErdoganBAS News - 2019-01-16 19:49
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Wednesday's explosion in the Kurdish city of Manbij in Syria, could be an attempt to dissuade the US from withdrawing its troops from the country. Earlier the day, an explosion hit central Manbij w ...
Civilians, US troops killed in blast in northern SyriaAl Jazeera - 2019-01-16 19:35
Suicide bomber strikes area near a US-led coalition patrol in the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Manbij. ...
The Recorder - US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaRecorder - 2019-01-16 19:20
US troops among the dead in Syria blastNEWS - 2019-01-16 18:43
Turkey threatens northeast SyriaGreen Left Weekly - 2019-01-16 17:49
US president Donald Trump announced by tweet on December 19 his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria. This followed a phone call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had often stated his intention to invade north-eastern Sy ...
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | The OlympianTheolympian - 2019-01-16 11:11
Israeli, US troops hold joint military exercise amid tensions in Mideast | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-16 03:35
US shrinks ops at Incirlik; Mattis warns Russia about Syrian gas attacks; Conditions set on N.Korea summit; US now has 15,000 troops in Afghanistan; and just a bit more... - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-16 02:03
World War 3: US-Turkey relations reach NEW LOW after US troops sent to border to DEFEAT IS | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-01-16 01:13
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | Chicago Sun-TimesSuntimes - 2019-01-16 00:45
Trump warns Turkey not to 'risk conflict' with US troopsWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 21:15
What Will Happen to Kurdish Forces in Syria Once US Troops Pull Out? | The Takeaway | WNYC StudiosWnycstudios - 2019-01-15 19:55
Trump's move on US troops in Syria was final straw for Mattis: report - Business Insider DeutschlandBusinessinsider - 2019-01-15 14:48
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWSAZ - 2019-01-15 14:39
Syria: proposal to replace US troops with Arab force comes with grave risks | US news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-01-15 14:11
Bolton: US troops will not leave Syria till Isis beaten and Kurds protected | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-01-15 09:42
US troops seen patrolling Syria-Turkey border as Washington tries to stop Turkish air strikes on KurdsTelegraph - 2019-01-15 08:02
Trump agrees in NSC meeting to keep US troops in Syria | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-15 07:02
Kurds brace for withdrawal of US troops from Syria - CNN VideoCNN - 2019-01-15 02:35
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone | oregonlive.comOregonlive - 2019-01-14 23:37
Syria’s Kurds: The new frontline in confronting Iran and TurkeyE-Kurd - 2019-01-14 22:39
Dr. James M. Dorsey | Ekurd.net US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to devastate Turkey’s economy if Turkish troops attack Syrian Kurds allied with the United States in the wake of the announced withdrawal of American forces potentially serves his broa ...
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone | Duluth News TribuneDuluthnewstribune - 2019-01-14 21:39
Donald Trump Warns Turkey Of Economic Devastation If It Hits Kurds As US Troops Pull Out Of SyriaNDTV - 2019-01-14 20:38
Trump’s warning shot on Syria; IED kills US troop in Syria; Guard troops to US-Mexico border?; The ‘devil incarnate’ comes to the Pentagon; and a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-14 19:44
Mattis signs order to withdraw US troops from SyriaMilitarytimes - 2019-01-14 18:48
Turkey determined to continue fight against Kurdish units despite Trump’s threatsTASS - 2019-01-14 12:33
Trump said earlier on Twitter that the United States would "devastate Turkey economically if they hit the Kurds" following the withdrawal of US troops from Syria ...
Would be 'devastating' for US to pull troops from Syria 'precipitously': GOP rep. | abc7ny.comAbc7ny - 2019-01-14 12:14
Ron Paul: Trump withdrawing US troops from Syria is 'fantastic' - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-01-14 10:42
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWOWT - 2019-01-14 10:27
Assad wants American troops out of Syria and threatens to attack region under US-backed KurdsMilitarytimes - 2019-01-14 07:57
Trump meets US troops in Iraq, but meeting with Abdul-Mahdi cancelledKurdistan24 - 2019-01-14 07:25
Trump’s plan for Syria: send in an Arab force after US troops leave - VoxVOX - 2019-01-14 03:36
Pentagon: US Is Withdrawing Troops From SyriaVoanews - 2019-01-14 02:40
US sends 100 extra troops to remote Syria base after Russia threatens attack | South China Morning PostSCMP - 2019-01-14 02:27
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaAbc57 - 2019-01-14 01:46
Syrian Troops Enter Key Kurdish City After Trump's Decision To Withdraw US Troops - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-01-14 01:44
RIP, US strategy; Troops returning to border; Bolton heads to Turkey; DOJ admits errors in immigration report; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-14 01:44
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney: Would be 'devastating' for US to pull troops from Syria 'precipitously' - ABC NewsGO - 2019-01-14 01:44
After US announces pullout, Iraq says it might send troops to Syria | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-01-14 01:11
Iraqi Shi’ite MP Asks PM Abdul-Mahdi to Clarify on Number of US TroopsBAS News - 2019-01-13 12:05
ERBIL — Iraqi lawmaker Aliya Nusaif, from the Shi’ite State of Law Coalition, called on Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday to clarify on the number and mission of US forces currently based in Iraq. MP Nusaifi wrote in a statement that the call was ...
Turkish forces conduct military exercises on Syria borderAl Jazeera - 2019-01-13 09:36
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hopeful an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish troops. ...
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone | Bemidji PioneerBemidjipioneer - 2019-01-12 23:04
Associated Press: US Troops did not Withdraw from SyriaWaar 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 ...
Implementing orderly withdrawal of US troops from Syria with no arbitrary timeline, says Pentagon - The Financial ExpressFinancialexpress - 2019-01-12 15:56
US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Mosul Dam in IraqBAS News - 2019-01-12 14:40
ERBIL — The United States army is stationing its troops withdrawn from Syria near Mosul Dam in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, a source claimed. The first patch of US military equipment has arrived in the area in the recent days, an unnamed source t ...
Only Equipment Withdrawn from Syria: USBAS News - 2019-01-12 12:35
ERBIL — The United States has so far only started withdrawing the unnecessary military equipment from Syria, an anonymous source told AFP. "We are not withdrawing troops at this stage," the official was quoted. The comment came after spokesperson for US- ...
US has begun pulling equipment, not troops from Syria: officialRûdaw - 2019-01-12 09:17
"We are not withdrawing troops at this stage." ...
US begins pulling gear from Syria, but not yet troops - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2019-01-12 07:00
US troops start Syria pull-out - Independent.ieIndependent - 2019-01-12 06:42
US Officials Say Troops Withdrawal From Syria Has StartedThehollywoodunlocked - 2019-01-11 20:37
US starts pulling troops out of Syria, talks with Turkey to continue | News | DW | 11.01.2019DW - 2019-01-11 19:47
US troops begin leaving Syria as confusion reigns over withdrawal plan | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-11 19:38
US Begins Pulling Troops Out of SyriaVoanews - 2019-01-11 15:40
Coalition Says Syria Withdrawal BegunBAS News - 2019-01-11 12:31
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition announced on Friday that the troops withdrawal from Syria has already begun. “The coalition has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” Coalition spokesperson Colonel Sean Ryan said. “Out of concern for op ...
Isis emboldened by Trump withdrawing US troops from Syria, say western officials | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-11 09:43
Turkey says will launch Syria attack if US delays troop pulloutAl Jazeera - 2019-01-10 17:21
Turkey and US remain at loggerheads over the future of Syrian Kurdish forces after Trump's decision to pull out troops. ...
If US troops leave Syria, what happens to America’s Kurdish partners in the fight?Militarytimes - 2019-01-09 22:04
Will Donald Trump really withdraw US troops from Syria and is Isis beaten? | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-09 17:35
Erdogan hits out at US demand for protection of Kurdish troops in Syria | World | The TimesThetimes - 2019-01-09 08:44
Number of foreign troops in Iraq declines every month: PMRûdaw - 2019-01-09 00:43
Abdul-Mahdi said he had no information of US troops in Kirkuk ...
Turkey to interact with US over troops’ withdrawal from Syria, vows AnkaraTASS - 2019-01-09 00:40
According to Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, "the main thing is the future of US military outposts in Syria and of the weapons handed over [by Washington] to the Kurdish People’s Defense Units" ...
Talks with US on Syria Pullout “Necessary”: FranceBAS News - 2019-01-08 14:40
ERBIL —Maintaining dialogue with the United States on conditions of withdrawing troops form Syria is necessary, said French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly. The French official made the statement in a tweet after talking with US Acting Defens ...
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone | Jamestown SunJamestownsun - 2019-01-08 12:45
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone - Middle East - StripesStripes - 2019-01-08 12:40
Yeni Safak: US redeployed troops withdrawn from Syria to military bases in Kirkuk: Iraqi ex-colonelFocus Fen - 2019-01-08 12:40
Kurdish fighters reportedly turning to Russia and Syria for help after President Trump announced withdrawal of US troops | On Air Videos | Fox NewsFoxnews - 2019-01-08 09:32
US Troops Replace Iraqi Shi’ite Militias in Kirkuk’s K1 BaseBAS News - 2019-01-07 13:23
ERBIL — US military in Iraq has notified the Iraqi troops and Shi’ite militias to leave K1 military base in Kirkuk where the US troops are being stationed, a Kurdish commander said. K1 military base is known as a strategic base used by the US army betwee ...
Shi’ite Militias Again Threaten to Attack US Forces in IraqBAS News - 2019-01-07 10:07
ERBIL — An Iraqi Shi’ite militia group operating under Hashd al-Shaabi umbrella has renewed a call for ousting the US troops from Iraq or they will target them. Jawad Talibawi, a spokesperson for Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said on Monday that Iraq’s legislative a ...
Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawalWashington Times - 2019-01-06 20:51
BEIRUT (AP) - Talks are ongoing between the Syrian government in Damascus and Kurdish officials to reach a deal on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Syrian Kurdish official said Saturday. The official, who sp ...
Trump adviser: US to leave Syria once IS beaten, Kurds safeWashington Post - 2019-01-06 20:19
A top White House aide says U.S. troops won’t leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters are protected ...
Sadr’s bloc slams presence of US troops in BaghdadKurdiu - 2019-01-06 18:38
Third Senior US Official Resigns over Syria's PulloutBAS News - 2019-01-06 17:56
ERBIL - Rear Admiral Kein M. Sweeney, chief of US Secretary of Defense, has resigned from his post in the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial decision of withdrawing his country's troops from Syria. The official said in a statement that "the t ...
US Forces Send Message to Iran by Walking on Streets in Baghdad: OfficialBAS News - 2019-01-06 13:43
ERBIL — An Iraqi lawmaker said on Sunday that the United States has sent Iran a message by sending its troops to walk on the public streets in central Baghdad to remind their presence on the ground. On Saturday (5th January), a group of US forces, accomp ...
Inside Manbij: People live in fearRûdaw - 2019-01-06 09:43
The people of Manbij, the northern town of Manbij on the Turkish border, live in fear after the US announced to withdraw its troops from Syria. ...
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone | Grand Forks HeraldGrandforksherald - 2019-01-06 00:02
Trump visits US troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone | Brainerd DispatchBrainerddispatch - 2019-01-05 21:30
Yazidi rights group urges US to keep troops in Syria | News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-01-05 21:00
Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawalFOX News - 2019-01-05 17:58
A Syrian Kurdish official says negotiations are ongoing between the government in Damascus and Kurdish officials on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. ...
US Warns Syria Not to Use Chemical Weapons or Await ResponseBAS News - 2019-01-05 15:08
ERBIL — US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Saturday warned the Syrian regime against the use of chemical weapons while the US troops leave the country. “There is absolutely no change in the U.S. position against the use of chemical weapons by th ...