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Trump allies push back on Afghan withdrawal - POLITICOPolitico - 2020-06-27 09:20
Bolton: Dermer said Trump’s Syria withdrawal - ‘worst day’ of Trump admin - The Jerusalem PostJpost - 2020-06-21 15:43
Europe is in solidarity with BLM, not with Trump's troop withdrawal - GZERO MediaGzeromedia - 2020-06-19 17:18
Trump’s Foreign Policy Doctrine? The Withdrawal Doctrine. | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2020-06-04 18:22
Trump Releases $50 Million in Aid to Syria After U.S. Troop WithdrawalThedailybeast - 2020-05-27 12:41
US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible | Federal News NetworkFederalnewsnetwork - 2020-05-26 12:46
Trump’s Withdrawal Temptation - WSJWSJ - 2020-05-25 19:26
Trump, Democrats Clash After House Passes Resolution Opposing U.S. Withdrawal in Syria - WSJWSJ - 2020-05-25 02:51
Republicans denounce Trump over troop withdrawal from SyriaPresstories - 2020-05-20 17:29
Iran Refutes Reports of Syria Withdrawal, Wants to Partner with Iraq to Expel U.S. from Middle EastNewsweek - 2020-05-20 01:40
America's 'deep state' and Israel won't allow Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria – Middle East Monitor | The Union JournalTheunionjournal - 2020-05-15 16:22
U.S. Troop Withdrawal Creates Opening for Revitalized Syrian Regime - WSJWSJ - 2020-05-10 14:37
Trump’s Syria move and withdrawal of US Army allowed Islamic State to regroup: Report - world news - Hindustan TimesHindustantimes - 2020-05-05 17:16
Hundreds of additional Russian troops arrive in Syria to oversee Kurdish withdrawal - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2020-05-01 15:04
Commentary: Trump’s withdrawal from Syria didn’t just abandon the Kurds to Turkey. It also shook the ground under NATO. - Chicago TribuneChicagotribune - 2020-04-28 02:06
“Meltdown”: Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal as House Votes 354 to 60 to Condemn His Actions | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2020-04-21 22:42
ISIS RETURN: Trump withdrawal could make terror cult's rise 'inevitable' | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2020-04-17 02:40
The president of Iraq appointed a new prime minister before the withdrawal of the previous candidate - NewsLagoonNewslagoon - 2020-04-12 06:36
Trump envoys try to contain the damage from his Syria withdrawal - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2020-03-29 23:09
US Withdrawal From Syria Concerns Minorities | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2020-03-27 13:13
France announces withdrawal from IraqANF - 2020-03-26 10:42
France announced it will withdraw all troops it has stationed in Iraq due to the coronavirus outbreak. ...
Iraq military: US handover of al-Qaim base is ‘first step of withdrawal’ | Rudaw.netRûdaw - 2020-03-20 01:29
Iraq military: US handover of al-Qaim base is ‘first step of withdrawal’Gulan Media - 2020-03-19 15:22
Protests against the occupation of Afrin in RojavaANF - 2020-03-18 21:05
There have been protests in numerous places in northern and eastern Syria against the occupation of Afrin by Turkey two years ago. The autonomous administration has again declared that peace in Syria is not possible without Turkey's withdrawal. ...
Trump's Syria envoy says he wasn't consulted on troop withdrawal | TheHillThehill - 2020-03-14 13:50
US troop withdrawal from Syria could put region on path to stability and peace | TheHillThehill - 2020-03-14 13:50
US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, official says | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-03-10 16:54
US withdrawal from Syria is bad for the Kurds and good for IsisLowellsun - 2020-03-10 15:54
Rep. Ro Khanna: We Need a Responsible Withdrawal from Syria, Not One Oblivious to Human Life | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2020-03-08 09:01
SAS may be forced out of Syria after Trump announces US withdrawal - Daily StarDailystar - 2020-03-07 18:04
After withdrawal, Donald Trump shifts focus to Syria’s oil fieldsTampabay - 2020-03-05 12:14
Allawi fails to form government, calls for protests to continueANF - 2020-03-02 15:16
Independent politician Mohammed Allawi, who was charged with forming a new government in Iraq after the Prime Minister resigned, has failed. He announced his withdrawal and called on the protest movement to continue to fight for their rights. ...
U.S. and Taliban Announce Agreement on AfghanistanInternational Crisis Group - 2020-02-22 12:44
On 21 February, U.S. and Taliban representatives announced a deal paving the way for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and talks among Afghan parties to the conflict. In thisA, Crisis Group expert Andrew Watkins explains what the agreement entai ...
US and Taliban to sign an agreement on 29 FebruaryANF - 2020-02-22 09:21
The US and Taliban are to sign an agreement on 29 February that will lead to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops and the start of comprehensive peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgents. ...
What does US military withdrawal from Syria mean for ISIS? | Press PlayKCRW - 2020-02-22 01:30
US, Taliban agree to terms for peace deal, troop withdrawalGulan Media - 2020-02-22 00:31
Libya's Haftar says any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawal - RIAYahoo - 2020-02-21 14:56
Haftar: Any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawalANF - 2020-02-21 13:18
Libyan eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar demanded that Turkey withdraw its troops and Syrian fighters before any halt to his offensive on the capital Tripoli. ...
Lindsey Graham Pushes Back at Def. Sec. Esper over Africa Troop Withdrawal: I'll 'Make Your Life Hell' | National ReviewNationalreview - 2020-02-18 23:12
Iraq and the US withdrawal conundrum | Iraq | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2020-02-18 22:03
Republican critic of US President Donald Trump's Syria troop withdrawal says plan could actually work - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2020-02-16 12:01
Isil back after US troop withdrawal, warn KurdsTelegraph - 2020-02-16 06:46
Mitch McConnell Calls Syria Withdrawal ‘Grave Strategic Mistake’Yahoo - 2020-02-12 15:55
The Intelligence Fallout From Trump’s Withdrawal in Syria - Defense OneDefenseone - 2020-02-10 08:00
HDP’s Kubilay: Turkey must withdraw unconditionally from SyriaANF - 2020-02-08 15:41
HDP spokesperson Günay Kubilay has called for an unconditional withdrawal of Turkey from Syria. He said Erdoğan must respect the Syrian peoples’ right to self-determination and explain what Turkish soldiers are dying for in Idlib. ...
Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria | Common Dreams ViewsCommondreams - 2020-02-06 16:27
Trump confirms near-total Syria withdrawal while warning of costs for Turkey - AxiosAxios - 2020-02-05 20:50
Trump orders withdrawal of remaining troops from northern SyriaWTVR - 2020-02-05 12:07
Pentagon watchdog: US withdrawal from Iraq would 'likely' mean ISIS resurgence | TheHillThehill - 2020-02-05 10:29
Overnight Defense: US deploys low-yield nukes on submarines | Watchdog warns Iraq withdrawal 'likely' means ISIS resurgence | What to watch in Trump's State of the Union | TheHillThehill - 2020-02-05 10:29
A US withdrawal from Iraq will hurt American interests but also ring alarm bells in Kurdistan - The NationalThenational - 2020-02-02 21:06
The insider view of the Turkey-Syrian border from someone who was there: Here’s why Trump’s troop withdrawal could lead to war between U.S. allies - Deseret NewsDeseret - 2020-01-29 16:13
European Parliament set to accept UK Brexit dealANF - 2020-01-29 10:42
The 751 members of the European Parliament will debate today the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The Parliament is set to approve the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union in a historic vote. ...
Kurds in disputed Kirkuk say US withdrawal from Iraq ‘will be a disaster’Kurdistan24 - 2020-01-29 03:33
Turkey Launches Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria After Trump Calls for US Troop Withdrawal – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthNbcdfw - 2020-01-27 08:16
What Was the Point of the Syria ‘Withdrawal’? - The AtlanticTheatlantic - 2020-01-25 23:44
Senators push Pentagon on Syria strategy after withdrawal uproar, Soleimani strike | TheHillThehill - 2020-01-24 17:48
Hundreds of thousands take to the streets in BaghdadANF - 2020-01-24 16:21
Hundreds of thousands of people have followed the call of the Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr and are demanding the immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces on Baghdad's streets. ...
Iraqi minorities concerned about possible US troop withdrawalAl Monitor - 2020-01-23 06:45
Five unintended consequences of Trump's Syria withdrawal | TheHillThehill - 2020-01-22 17:09
BBC World Service - Newsday, US withdrawal feels ‘like a stab in the back’BBC - 2020-01-21 18:02
How the Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria Impacted Regional Politics and Security - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2020-01-21 15:40
Romney questions American envoy’s defense of troop withdrawal in Syria by Trump administration - Deseret NewsDeseret - 2020-01-20 15:28
Muqtada al-Sadr meets with Iraqi Shia groups in Iran to discuss US withdrawal: reportKurdistan24 - 2020-01-17 03:22
The message for Israel after the US withdrawal from Syria - The Jerusalem PostJpost - 2020-01-16 03:24
Germany: Coalition withdrawal from Iraq will only strengthen ISISKurdistan24 - 2020-01-15 09:31
Kurdistan president: Not the right time for withdrawal of coalition forces – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2020-01-13 13:31
Washington rejects Baghdad’s request to plan US troop withdrawalRûdaw - 2020-01-11 06:19
US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal planGulan Media - 2020-01-10 22:36
Kurds in disputed Kirkuk say US withdrawal from Iraq ‘will be a disaster’Gulan Media - 2020-01-10 22:36
Iraqi parliament calls for troop withdrawal: What next for the United States? - Atlantic CouncilAtlanticcouncil - 2020-01-10 22:16
Kurdistan 24: Kurds in disputed Kirkuk say US withdrawal from Iraq ‘will be a disaster’Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-10 22:12
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurds in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk warned on Wednesday that a potential US troop withdrawal from Iraq could reignite widespread sectarian violence and lead to a civil war. “The American withdrawal from Iraq is in the interest ...
Iraqi PM tells Pompeo to send delegation to plan US withdrawalRûdaw - 2020-01-10 21:51
Iraqi Prime Minister confirms he received “signed” letter from US indicating troop withdrawalRûdaw - 2020-01-09 09:08
Esper doubles down on no withdrawal from Iraq, but here’s how it could unfoldMilitarytimes - 2020-01-08 17:25
US withdrawal stirs the Middle EastPetroleum Economist - 2020-01-08 03:39
Confusion in US letter to Iraqis about American troops withdrawalANF - 2020-01-08 01:46
The Iraqi military joint operations command confirmed receiving a letter from the US army concerning a possible withdrawal of its troops from the country, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. ...
German troops to partially withdraw from IraqANF - 2020-01-08 01:46
After the Iraqi parliament decided that foreign troops should leave the country, the German government ordered a partial withdrawal. ...
U.S.-SDF Alliance Rings HollowE-Kurd - 2019-12-28 17:04
Ali Zeid | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Despite loud claims about withdrawal of American troops from northern Syria, a month after the start of Turkish “Peace Spring” military operation the US President Donald Trump acknowledged that the US military came east ...
Trump Considers Syrian Civilians But After Troop WithdrawalNymag - 2019-12-27 00:51
Syria demands withdrawal of all American, Turkish forcesWCPO - 2019-12-22 06:07
Danish MP: Turkish troops must withdraw from SyriaANF - 2019-12-19 13:30
A delegation of the Red-Green Alliance from Denmark is currently in Rojava. Søren Søndergaard demands the immediate withdrawal of Turkish troops from Syria. ...
U.S. Withdrawal Will Open a Power Vacuum in the Middle EastForeignpolicy - 2019-12-17 22:53
Lindsey Graham warns of ‘Iraq on steroids’ if Trump doesn’t delay Syria withdrawal | Denton DailyDentondaily - 2019-12-17 04:01
Many of Trump’s advisers tried to derail Syria withdrawal | Denton DailyDentondaily - 2019-12-17 01:23
‘I never said fast or slow’: Trump has vague timeline for ‘sand and death’ Syria withdrawal | Denton DailyDentondaily - 2019-12-16 19:53
Erdogan says that withdrawal of Kurdish forces from buffer zone in Syria not completeTASS - 2019-12-16 08:06
Turkey considers Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to be a terrorist organization ...
Syria conflict: Macron criticises Trump‘s withdrawal decision | Denton DailyDentondaily - 2019-12-16 00:32
Turkey Launches Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria After Trump Calls for US Troop Withdrawal – NBC ConnecticutNbcconnecticut - 2019-12-14 14:49
Kurdish Forces' Withdrawal from Syrian-Turkish Border Completed: RussiaBAS News - 2019-12-13 18:42
ERBIL - Russia has said that the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the Syrian-Turkish border has been completed. "We continue to implement the memorandum of October 22 focusing on the area east of the Euphrates River in conjunction with Ankara," Mari ...
German MPs call for troop withdrawal from Turkish airbase amid rally row | Stock Daily DishStockdailydish - 2019-12-12 01:01
A Month After U.S. Withdrawal, What is the State of Play in Syria? | Small Wars JournalSmallwarsjournal - 2019-12-10 22:04
Syrian delegation explores dialogue between Kurds and Damascus, following US withdrawalKurdistan24 - 2019-12-10 17:26
House of Representatives condemns Trump’s withdrawal of American forces from Syria | WFTVWFTV - 2019-12-07 03:08
Syrian Kurds Turn To Russia For Support After U.S. Military Withdrawal | Here & NowWBUR - 2019-12-05 19:32
US Concludes Withdrawal of Troops from NE Syria: Pentagon ChiefBAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — The United States’ army has completed the pullback from northeastern Syria while keeping about 600 troops on the ground but elsewhere in the country, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “It will be relatively static around that number. But if we s ...