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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 ...
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 ...
U.S. Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria Amid Confusion Over Timetable | HuffPostHuffingtonpost - 2019-02-13 00:24
U.S. only withdrawing equipment from Syria for time being, officials say - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-02-10 23:01
The consequences of withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria | PBS NewsHour WeekendPBS - 2019-02-07 14:22
U.S. troops begin 'process of withdrawing' from Syria, coalition spokesman says - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-02-06 02:25
IS Will Claim Victory over US in Syria after Forces' Withdrawal: PentagonBAS News - 2019-02-05 00:20
ERBIL - The jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) is likely to regain territory in Syria once again and claim victory over the US due to the President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing the forces from Syria, the Pentagon argued in a new report on Mon ...
U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | CTV NewsCtvnews - 2019-02-04 03:41
How serious is Trump about withdrawing from Syria? | Felton Business NewsFeltonbusinessnews - 2019-02-02 20:04
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaKTUU - 2019-02-01 12:36
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWHSV - 2019-02-01 08:58
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWvnstv - 2019-01-31 17:09
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaKALB - 2019-01-28 23:39
US Sending Additional Troops to Help Syria PulloutBAS News - 2019-01-26 11:39
ERBIL — The United States is deploying more troops to Syria to provide protection for the forces who are withdrawing from the country, an official said. The US, since the announcement by President Donald Trump last month, is planning to pull its troops o ...
US Starts Withdrawing Supplies, Not Troops, From Syria - NBC4 WashingtonNbcwashington - 2019-01-25 16:56
Withdrawing American troops from Syria: a rash decisionHillsdalecollegian - 2019-01-25 09:07
Kurdish guerrillas ‘withdrawing’ in Northern Iraq after Turkish threat – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-01-23 16:10
Overnight Defense: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown on track to become longest ever | Military begins withdrawing equipment from Syria | Bolton taps new deputy | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-23 07:48
Iraq’s Rapid Response Force withdrawing from Tuz Khurmatu: officRûdaw - 2019-01-21 23:00
5 things you need to know now - The U.S. has started withdrawing troops from Syria, Pentagon announcesTheweek - 2019-01-21 07:27
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWAVY - 2019-01-21 00:51
Trump is Handing Over the Middle East to Russia and IranE-Kurd - 2019-01-20 23:20
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net American forces have started withdrawing their equipment from Syria as part of President Trump’s order last month to pull out from Northwest Syria. President Trump announced that they are withdrawing because, in his view, the Islam ...
U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from Syria - defenceWebDefenceweb - 2019-01-20 21:20
With U.S. Withdrawing From Syria, Strained Israeli-Russian Relations Take Center Stage - The Media LineThemedialine - 2019-01-20 15:17
White House Announces U.S. Troops Will Be Withdrawing From Syria | Delaware First MediaDelawarepublic - 2019-01-19 11:48
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | The StateThestate - 2019-01-18 21:58
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWebcenter11 - 2019-01-18 08:55
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWTVY - 2019-01-18 01:57
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 ...
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaKCRG - 2019-01-17 20:54
Trump Is Withdrawing U.S. From Syria, but Russia, Turkey, Iraq and These Other Countries Are Stepping InNewsweek - 2019-01-17 15:58
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
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWCJB - 2019-01-16 23:06
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 ...
The Recorder - US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaRecorder - 2019-01-16 19:20
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | The OlympianTheolympian - 2019-01-16 11:11
U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria – Boston HeraldBostonherald - 2019-01-16 03:50
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria | Chicago Sun-TimesSuntimes - 2019-01-16 00:45
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaWSAZ - 2019-01-15 14:39
U.S. begins withdrawing troops, equipment from Syria - UPI.comUPI - 2019-01-15 00:54
White House Announces U.S. Troops Will Be Withdrawing From Syria : NPRNPR - 2019-01-14 12:17
How withdrawing from Syria would embolden Russia and IranBrookings - 2019-01-14 10:54
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
U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria - POLITICOPolitico - 2019-01-14 06:38
Pentagon: US Is Withdrawing Troops From SyriaVoanews - 2019-01-14 02:40
US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from SyriaAbc57 - 2019-01-14 01:46
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." ...
Pentagon Says It’s Withdrawing from Syria as Turkey Readies Invasion | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-01-11 23:14
U.S. Begins Withdrawing From Syria Despite John Bolton Suggesting It Could Stay LongerNewsweek - 2019-01-11 20:46
Isis emboldened by Trump withdrawing US troops from Syria, say western officials | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-11 09:43
Bolton: We’re not withdrawing from Syria until Turkey guarantees YPG safetyHilltopmonitor - 2019-01-11 06:18
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 ...
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 ...
Damascus claims YPG fighters withdrawing from ManbijKurdistan24 - 2019-01-03 18:04
Damascus claims YPG fighters withdrawing from ManbijGulan Media - 2019-01-03 17:30
Syrian regime, Turkey, maneuver to take key Syrian city as U.S. withdrawsJerusalem Post - 2018-12-31 12:25
Rumors began on Friday morning that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that had been partners with the US in fighting ISIS, was withdrawing from Manbij. ...
Trump Ensures Protection of Kurds after Syria Pullout: SenatorBAS News - 2018-12-31 10:53
ERBIL — US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday that President Donald Trump will ensure the protection of Kurds as the US troops are withdrawing from Syria. “I learned a lot from President Donald Trump about our efforts in Syria that was reassuring,” Gr ...
US Commanders Propose Allowing Syrian Kurds to Keep WeaponsBAS News - 2018-12-29 10:36
ERBIL — While preparing for withdrawing the troops from Syria, the US commanders have recommended to Washington to allow the Syrian Kurdish fighters to keep the weapons their country has supplied for the war against the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Re ...
United Arab Emirates to reopen embassy in Syrian capitalCNN - 2018-12-28 09:55
The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus seven years after withdrawing its diplomatic representation from Syria, the Emirati government said Thursday. ...
UAE to reopen embassy in Syrian capitalCNN - 2018-12-28 00:35
The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus seven years after withdrawing its diplomatic representation from Syria, the Emirati government said Thursday. ...
Trump Visits US Forces in IraqBAS News - 2018-12-26 21:32
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to his country's forces in Iraq on Wednesday, only days after his announcement of withdrawing US troops from Syria. The US top official alongside his first lady Melania Trump, a small group of aides ...
Editorial: Trump's half-baked plan for withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria - Boulder Daily CameraDailycamera - 2018-12-25 07:07
“America is withdrawing from the world” – Turkish media on the week’s events | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-12-24 20:13
US Pullout Order SignedBAS News - 2018-12-24 17:54
ERBIL - Outgoing US Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed the order of withdrawing the US forces from Syria, a Defense Department spokesman said on Monday. The signing took place after President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would replace Matti ...
SDF: US’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria a “Stab in the Back”Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-24 06:03
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has expressed deep concerns over Washington's decision of withdrawing its forces from Syria, a monitor group said on Wednesday.. ...
SDF: IS Intensifies Attacks Amid US PulloutBAS News - 2018-12-23 21:20
ERBIL - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that the Islamic State (IS) insurgents have intensified their offensives against the Kurdish-led fighters after Washington's announcement of withdrawing the US troops from Syria. "The Daesh militants have s ...
US Envoy for Anti-IS Coalition Resigns over Syria WithdrawalBAS News - 2018-12-22 18:34
ERBIL - The special US presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk, resigned on Saturday over President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing his country's forces from Syria. Earlier on Wednesday, Trump said he believes tha ...
US Won’t Leave Syria Before Ensuring Its Interests: Kurdish SourceBAS News - 2018-12-22 16:52
ERBIL — The United States will ensure its interests are secured before practically withdrawing its forces from Syria, a source with knowledge about the situation in Syrian Kurdistan said. “The US will not allow the [Syrian] regime, Russia and Iran to tak ...
Trump's Decision on Withdrawal from Syria Made During Phone Call with ErdoganBAS News - 2018-12-21 21:52
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing his country's forces from Syria was made during a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to The Associated Press. Trump did not consult his top national security ...
Pentagon scrambles as lawmakers call on Trump to reverse order withdrawing troops from Syria - The Globe and MailTheglobeandmail - 2018-12-21 13:14
Rojava Representatives to Visit France Amid Concerns over US PulloutBAS News - 2018-12-21 00:57
ERBIL — A delegation from the Federation of Northeast Syria are scheduled to visit Paris as they are concerned about the US surprise announcement of withdrawing troops. Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Co-chair Riad Dirar and MSD Executive Council Co-Pres ...
Washington to End Anti-IS Air Campaign in Syria as Well: ReportBAS News - 2018-12-20 18:02
ERBIL - The US President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing his country's forces from Syria will also include a halt in the US air operation against the Islamic State (IS) in the country, US officials revealed on Thursday. Trump announced on Wednesda ...
Kurdish-Led U.S. Ally In Syria Says Withdrawing Troops Will Aid Islamic StateHuffington Post - 2018-12-20 17:51
The Syrian Democratic Forces said that a premature U.S. pullout would have a destabilizing effect on the entire region. ...
Putin Welcomes Trump's Decision of Withdrawing Forces from SyriaBAS News - 2018-12-20 17:42
ERBIL - Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the US President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing the US forces from Syria, considering it "the right decision." Trump said in a surprising statement on Wednesday that he would pull all his coun ...
Pentagon: Our Withdrawn Forces from Syria Will Settle in ErbilWaar Media - 2018-12-20 15:44
The US forces that withdraw from the Syrian territories will be settled in Kurdistan Region, according to US Ministry of Defense Pentagon. “The decision of withdrawing our troops from Syrian was based on our aim of fight against ISIS which its influence ...
IS Not Removed from Middle East Map: French MinisterBAS News - 2018-12-20 11:44
ERBIL — In reaction to President Donald Trump’s announcement of withdrawing US troops from Syria, French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly has warned that the Islamic State (IS) is yet to be removed from the map. “Daesh is weaker than ever. Da ...
SDF: US’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria a “Stab in the Back”BAS News - 2018-12-19 21:51
ERBIL - The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has expressed deep concerns over Washington's decision of withdrawing its forces from Syria, a monitor group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Party (SDF), in the meantime, has mentioned the sudden move as ...
US Preparing for Full Withdrawal from SyriaBAS News - 2018-12-19 17:29
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that his country has accomplished mission to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, and, therefore, it is preparing for withdrawing US forces from the country. “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my ...
Italy to Start Withdrawing its Forces from Iraq: MinisterBAS News - 2018-10-29 18:50
ERBIL - The Italian government has started the preparations to withdraw its forces from Iraq after being stationed in the country to support the Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the past few years against the Islamic State (IS), the country's Defens ...
Withdrawing from the INF Treaty is a MistakeForeign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-23 02:03
President Donald Trump has announced that his administration plans to withdraw the United States from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, which prohibits Washington and Moscow from testing and deploying all ground-based c ...
U.S. says some militants withdrawing from Syria's IdlibReuters - 2018-10-17 17:17
Some militants have withdrawn from the demilitarization zone in Idlib following a deal between Russia and Turkey on the northwestern Syrian region, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. ...
Syrian Rebels Withdrawing Heavy Weapons from Idlib Under Turkey-Russia Deal | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2018-10-12 18:57
Pullout of heavy weapons from Syria buffer zone to last days: rebelsRûdaw - 2018-10-07 14:35
Turkish-backed forces have begun withdrawing from the buffer zone ...
Syrian rebel groups begin withdrawing weapons from Idlib - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2018-10-06 23:15
Pro-Turkey rebels in north Syria ‘begin withdrawing’ under deal - Newspaper - DAWN.COMDAWN - 2018-10-01 13:13
Pro-Turkey rebels in north Syria 'begin withdrawing' under deal - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2018-10-01 00:56
Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under dealRûdaw - 2018-09-30 18:45
"This report is denied, completely denied" ...
Pro-Turkey Idlib rebels ‘begin withdrawing’ | GulfNews.comGulfnews - 2018-09-30 17:34
Flash - Pro-Turkey rebels in north Syria 'begin withdrawing' under deal - France 24France24 - 2018-09-30 11:44
Iraqi rivals declare achieving largest parliamentary bloc in contradictory statementsKurdistan24 - 2018-09-03 13:03
Outgoing Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, alongside his designated successor Haidar al-Abadi, delivering a speech in which he announced withdrawing his candidacy for a third term in a photo released Aug. 14, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) ...
Shia militias deny withdrawing from Iraq’s Nineveh, says ‘forces repositioned’Gulan Media - 2018-08-13 01:49
Shia militias deny withdrawing from Iraq’s Nineveh, says ‘forces repositioned’Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-12 15:55
Shia militias claim evacuation was in coordination with the Joint Operations Command in Nineveh. (Photo: Archive) ...
Locals Warn of Security Vacuum in Nineveh Plains as Shi’ite Militias WithdrawBAS News - 2018-08-12 12:22
ERBIL — Pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias in Iraq have begun withdrawing from some areas in the northern province of Nineveh, about which people are warning that the move might create a security vacuum. According to Kurdistan 24, which has obtained a copy of ...
Pictures: Hashd al-Shaabi Loots Civilian Properties in Zummar During WithdrawalBAS News - 2018-08-11 22:12
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have looted some civilian properties in the town of Zummar in Ninevah province, while withdrawing from the area, a Kurdish official said on Saturday. Hossein Khalu, spokesperon of Kurdistan Democratic Pa ...