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Trump decided to withdraw U.S. troops after call with Turkish prime minister | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-03-19 08:48
Iran's Top Commander Calls for Pullout of Foreign Troops from SyriaBAS News - 2019-03-17 22:37
ERBIL - The Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammed Hussein Bagheri has urged the foreign forces in Syria, who have no permission from Damascus, to withdraw from the country. The Iranian top commander made the comments durin ...
US says to withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from VenezuelaGulan Media - 2019-03-13 01:14
US to withdraw embassy staff in Venezuela this weekKurdiu - 2019-03-12 15:41
Pro-Iranian Militias Seek Agreement with PKK to Control Mount SinjarBAS News - 2019-03-12 14:00
ERBIL — The pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are seeking an agreement with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and their affiliates to withdraw from central Sinjar and station their armed men on Mount Sinjar. A source told BasNews that the ...
Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij - Al Arabiya EnglishAlarabiya - 2019-03-08 06:51
Russia, Syria urge US to withdraw its troops | The ChronicleChronicle - 2019-03-05 15:11
Levin: The decision to withdraw from Syria is ‘absolutely shocking’ - Conservative ReviewConservativereview - 2019-03-04 14:55
US Briefs Turkey on Plans to Withdraw Troops From Syria by Summer - Reports - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2019-03-02 01:34
Kurdish-led militia slam US decision to withdraw troops from Syria | News | DW | 20.12.2018DW - 2019-02-28 21:57
Russia, Syria urge US to withdraw its troops | Russia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-02-27 14:36
Iraqi Shi’ite Militia Says US Can’t Stay with Sunni’s HelpBAS News - 2019-02-23 12:49
ERBIL — The leader of another Iraqi Shi’ite militia group has warned against the US military presence, saying that Washington is hoping to prolong its stay with Sunni’s help. Since Washington’s announcement of its decision to withdraw from Syria, pro-Ira ...
US will not completely withdraw troops from Syria | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-02-22 18:27
200 US soldiers to remain in SyriaANF - 2019-02-22 12:23
According to a new decree after US President Donald Trump’s announcement that US troops were to withdraw from Syria, 200 soldiers will remain in the country. ...
Allies say they won't remain in Syria after US troops withdraw - Middle East - StripesStripes - 2019-02-22 09:46
Allies ‘unanimously’ say they won’t stay in Syria after U.S. troops withdraw - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-02-21 18:17
Washington has Baghdad’s Consent to Withdraw Troops from Syria Via Iraq: OfficialBAS News - 2019-02-19 15:35
ERBIL — Washington has reached an agreement with Baghdad to use Iraq as a transit route for its troops withdrawing from Syria, according to an Iraqi official. "They [the US troops] will pass through Iraqi territory. Of course, there is an agreement betwe ...
U.S. Ally Against Islamic State Urges Trump to Leave Troops in SyriaThe Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-19 07:22
The Kurdish commander leading the fight against Islamic State in Syria wants the U.S. to reconsider its decision to withdraw and instead leave a small contingent of forces in the country. ...
SDF commander calls for 1,500 coalition troops to remain in SyriaRûdaw - 2019-02-18 21:29
US forces will soon withdraw from northeast Syria ...
U.S. troops unlikely to withdraw from Syria - analyst | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-18 09:17
Bashar al-Assad warns Syrian Kurds that U.S. will not protect themE-Kurd - 2019-02-17 19:54
DAMASCUS,— Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warned Syria’s Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw it troops. The US is set to pull out its soldiers from Syria af ...
US Urges EU to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear DealBAS News - 2019-02-16 14:24
ERBIL — The United States on Saturday called on the European powers to follow Washington’s footsteps in withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The time has come for our European partners to stand with us and with the Iranian people," US Vice President M ...
Planning for Failure: The U.S. Withdrawal from SyriaForeign 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 ...
Iran Says All U.S. Bases in Syria Are 'Within Range' of Its Missiles, While Russia Tells Donald Trump to 'Fully Withdraw' NowNewsweek - 2019-02-12 03:24
Top US general begins farewell tour amid orders to withdraw from Syria, Afghanistan - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-02-11 02:17
Pentagon may let Kurdish militants in Syria keep weapons US gave them after troops withdraw | South China Morning PostSCMP - 2019-02-10 08:26
U.S. military aims to withdraw from Syria’s Kurdish region by April: WSJE-Kurd - 2019-02-09 12:13
WASHINGTON,— The U.S. military is preparing to withdraw American forces from Syria by the end of April and a significant portion of them will be out by the middle of March, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing current and former U.S. officials. A U.S ...
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdrawYahoo - 2019-02-09 08:00
U.S. military aims to withdraw from Syria by April - WSJ | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-08 15:49
US to Withdraw Troops from Syria by April: ReportBAS News - 2019-02-08 14:23
ERBIL — The United States is planning to withdraw its troops from Syria by the end of April this year, Wall Street Journal cited US officials. The report also revealed that the majority of the troops would, however, leave Syria by mid-March. President Do ...
U.S. military aims to withdraw from Syria by April: WSJ | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-08 12:27
Report: US Military to Withdraw from Syria in April | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-02-08 11:54
Syria war: Rebels 'withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone' - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-02-08 08:46
How Trump can withdraw US military forces, and salvage US interests in SyriaWashingtonexaminer - 2019-02-07 09:41
Tehran to Washington: Get Out of SyriaBAS News - 2019-02-06 22:17
ERBIL - A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday that to Iran, Syria was a top foreign policy priority and that the US forces should withdraw from the country. "Whether they want to or not, the Americans must leave Syria," Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior ...
Syria Withdraw Cheat SheetWashington Kurdish Institute - 2019-02-06 02:26
Generals Are ‘Not Under Pressure’ to Immediately Withdraw From Syria | ObserverObserver - 2019-02-06 01:26
Religious Freedom Group Asks Trump Not to Withdraw From Syria, Warns Turkey’s Entry Will Lead to GenocideFreebeacon - 2019-02-05 21:05
When Cities of Hope are Surrounded: Turkey’s Desire to Destroy Syria’s KurdsHawzhin Press - 2019-02-05 18:53
Since the sudden announcement made by Trump to withdraw US troops from Rojava / Northern Syria, the Kurds have faced a period of intense uncertainty. We have watched political events unfold with mounting confusion, anger, and shock, as the international ...
Senate defies Trump plan to withdraw troops in Syria, Afghanistan - StripesStripes - 2019-02-04 18:35
Iraqi President to Trump: Don’t Overburden Iraq with Your Own IssuesBAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — The president of Iraq has responded to his US counterpart Donald Trump on his recent remarks about the US military presence in Iraq and its goal to watch Iran from the region. Trump said on Sunday that he will withdraw the troops from Syria, relo ...
Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch IranBAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...
IS Could Re-emerge in Syria If US Troops Withdraw: PentagonBAS News - 2019-02-01 23:15
ERBIL - The Pentagon stated that the Islamic State (IS) militant group could re-emerge in Syria within months if the US forces withdraw from the country, an official was cited on Friday. CNN cited the source, who is familiar with the latest statements, a ...
Turkey to U.S.: Withdraw Your Troops From Syria’s Manbij ImmediatelyThedailybeast - 2019-01-31 03:22
Bolton heads to Turkey after Trump's decision to withdraw forces from Syria | Business Standard NewsBusiness Standard - 2019-01-30 20:33
US troops to withdraw from Syrian base near Iraq, Jordan that has riled RussiaMilitarytimes - 2019-01-30 10:28
Syrian Kurds say U.S. seeking deal with Turkey: interviewE-Kurd - 2019-01-30 02:05
BEIRUT,— The United States is seeking to broker an agreement between Syrian Kurdish forces and Turkey to prevent them from going to war in northeastern Syria once American forces withdraw, a senior Kurdish official said. Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the ...
Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria shuffles cards in the region - Foreign Policy | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-01-29 21:55
AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with TurkeyWashington Times - 2019-01-29 17:46
BEIRUT (AP) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the United States is seeking to broker an agreement between her group and Turkey over how to manage northeastern Syria once American troops withdraw. Ilham Ahmed was in Washington on Tuesday to lobby fo ...
AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with TurkeySeattle Times - 2019-01-29 17:42
BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the United States is seeking to broker an agreement between her group and Turkey over how to manage northeastern Syria once American troops withdraw. Ilham Ahmed was in Washington on Tuesday to lobby fo ...
The Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria – Foreign PolicyForeignpolicy - 2019-01-29 02:26
Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum for Julian AssangeTheintercept - 2019-01-27 21:49
Erdogan: Trump Made The ‘Right Call’ to Withdraw from SyriaThedailybeast - 2019-01-27 20:37
Trump hasn’t ordered Pentagon to withdraw troops from Afghanistan | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-27 16:14
Gorran Demands Turkish Forces to withdraw from Kurdistan RegionWaar Media - 2019-01-27 13:22
WAAR_DUHOK Gorran faction in Kurdistan parliament demanded the Turkish forces to withdraw from Kurdish territories, and to solve the Kurds matter through peace talks, and restarting the peace process. Gorran faction extended condolences to the families o ...
Time to End Washington’s Use and Abuse of the Kurds…E-Kurd - 2019-01-27 02:25
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw forces from Syria, along with a 21st century would-be Turkish Sultan, President Erdogan’s, apparent aim to re-create part of the Ottoman Empire, have quickly led to ...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signs order to withdraw troops from SyriaUsatoday - 2019-01-27 00:52
Why Trump Is Right to Withdraw TroopsYahoo - 2019-01-26 07:23
Tell Democratic Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer To Support Trump's Call To Withdraw Troops From Syria and Afghanistan - Antiwar.com BlogAntiwar - 2019-01-25 19:02
Swedish MPs: Afrin should be returned to its true ownersANF - 2019-01-25 08:15
Social Democratic Workers’ Party MP Kadir Kasirga and Left Party MP Amineh Kakabaveh said Turkey should withdraw from the occupied Afrin and the district should be returned to its true owners. ...
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdrawLive5news - 2019-01-23 09:10
UK to Withdraw Part of Its Royal Air Force from Syria, IraqBAS 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 ...
Turkey 'to withdraw more troops from Iraq' - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-01-22 20:40
US Troops to Begin Syria Pullout End of January: SourceBAS News - 2019-01-22 13:54
ERBIL — The US troops in Syria are being relocated in the military bases closer to the border with Kurdistan Region to leave the country by the end of this month, said a local source. Debates over Washington’s decision to withdraw from Syria remain heate ...
Hezbollah Brigades: US troops will be forced to withdraw from IraqKurdistan24 - 2019-01-21 14:59
President Trump reportedly gives military four months to withdraw troops from Syria [Video]Yahoo - 2019-01-21 01:05
Syria war: Rebels 'withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone' - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-01-20 20:46
US senator cautions Trump against leaving Kurds armed in SyriaRûdaw - 2019-01-19 13:05
"So I told President Trump if you withdraw and do not think this through, you are creating a nightmare for Turkey ...
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdrawKDWN - 2019-01-19 09:04
Turkey Warns Kurdish Militants Will Be 'Buried in Ditches' as U.S. Withdraw Troops From Syria | Al BawabaAlbawaba - 2019-01-18 22:08
Kurds Seek Help From Syrians as US Prepares to Withdraw - NBC New YorkNbcnewyork - 2019-01-18 13:59
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdraw | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic | krmg.comKRMG - 2019-01-18 13:53
Overnight Defense: Trump surprises with plan to withdraw from Syria | Plan leaves lawmakers stunned, angered | Turkey approved for Patriot missile system sale | Deal pushes funding fight to February | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-18 12:44
Trump admin urges troops in Afghanistan to withdraw from some areas: report | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-18 02:27
Trump to announce US will withdraw troops from Syria: Officials | 6abc.com6ABC - 2019-01-17 22:11
PLO executive committee to implement council decision to withdraw recognition of Israel | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-17 09:22
Syria attack: Will the US fight back or withdraw faster? - CNNCNN - 2019-01-16 23:06
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 ...
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdraw - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-01-16 13:35
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdraw | The Seattle TimesSeattletimes - 2019-01-16 00:39
Kurds seek help from Syrians as U.S. prepares to withdraw | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-01-15 12:44
Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-01-15 08:53
Trump Syria withdraw plan scuttled by Erdogan Kurd offensive plan - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-01-15 00:01
Syrian Kurds contemplate war without US alliesCNN - 2019-01-14 23:04
Syrian Kurds have been the US's strongest and most steadfast ally on the ground in the fight against ISIS. While ISIS is close to defeat, the fighting continues. It's a battle that the Kurds may soon be fighting alone, as the US begins to withdraw. ...
Kurds seek help from Syrians as US prepares to withdrawTucsonnewsnow - 2019-01-14 22:56
Mattis signs order to withdraw US troops from SyriaMilitarytimes - 2019-01-14 18:48
CNN's Jim Acosta claims Sarah Sanders threatened to withdraw reporter access if he shouted a question at TrumpWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 13:50
Ex-NATO Commander Wesley Clark Asks If Turkey ‘Blackmailed’ Trump to Get U.S. to Withdraw From SyriaNewsweek - 2019-01-14 01:46
Trump's Surprising Decision to Withdraw From Syria - The AtlanticTheatlantic - 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
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 ...
Pompeo Expresses Optimism that Syrian Kurds, Turkey Could be ProtectedBAS News - 2019-01-12 22:47
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed on Saturday optimism that there could be a way to protect the Syrian Kurds while ensuring Turkey's stability by defending itself from "terrorists," after the US forces withdraw from Syria. "We are confi ...
Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds even if US doesn't withdraw: FMKurdistan24 - 2019-01-12 21:32
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 ...
Adviser walks back Trump pledge to withdraw troops from Syria now - Newswatch | vindy.comVindy - 2019-01-12 10:18
Why America Shouldn't Withdraw From SyriaForeignaffairs - 2019-01-12 02:57
US Seeking Talks with Russia to Ensure Kurds' Safety after Syria Pullout: BoltonBAS News - 2019-01-11 22:44
ERBIL - The US is willing to hold talks with Russia about the need for protecting the Syrian Kurds after the US forces withdraw from Syria, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday. The US official noted that they put the loyalty of the Kurdi ...
U.S. Syria pullout spurs need for Kurds and Syrian government to talk, Russia saysE-Kurd - 2019-01-11 18:02
MOSCOW,— Russia said on Friday it was important for Syrian Kurds and the Syrian government to start talking to each other in light of U.S. plans to withdraw its forces from Syria. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, t ...
French Foreign Minister: We need to support the SDFANF - 2019-01-11 08:58
Le Drian said that the SDF are “our most important ally in Syria. They are fighting against DAESH on the field. The US decision to withdraw from Syria is serious because it leaves the SDF in a very difficult position." ...