A day after the White House announced that President Trump was withdrawing all U.S. forces on the Syrian-Turkish border, U.S. bases there are deserted. Trump's abrupt decision now potentially puts the Kurdish-led, American-supported Syrian Democratic Forces directly in harm's way…
By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
A chief Trump loyalist in Congress called the move "unnerving to the core." An influential figure in conservative media condemned it as "a disaster." And Trump's former top NATO envoy said it was "a big mistake" that would threaten the…
By Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is opposing President Donald Trump's plan to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria, a rare policy split between the Senate's top Republican and Trump.
By Bassem Mroue, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Turkey's leader has threatened for months to launch a military operation against Syria Kurdish forces, who he views as terrorists.
By Zeke Miller, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The U.S. move essentially abandons Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American forces in the yearslong battle to defeat Islamic State militants.
By Jane Ferguson
After the Syrian revolution began in 2011, the Kurdish people formed their own semi-autonomous area in Syria called Rojava. Their alliance with the U.S. has kept Syrian and Turkish forces out of the region and bolstered territorial gains. But questions…
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed the United States’ Syria strategy and Middle East peace plan, saying Wednesday that one was underdeveloped and the other might not exist. “It seems that there is no clear…
After nearly five years of fighting in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration signaled Friday that ISIS no longer controls any territory in Iraq or Syria. But despite a brutal bombardment, the final holdouts in Baghouz refuse to surrender. Special…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Since the U.S. announcement, forces have been building up around Manbij and further east, ushering in new alliances and raising the chances for friction.
By PBS NewsHour
With support from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Assad regime has managed to consolidate power in most parts of Syria previously held by ISIS. Apart from Friday’s joint missile strikes, the U.S.’s role has been limited to diplomatic talks, which…
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