At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said U.S. troops are continuing their withdrawal from northern Syria.
By Elena Becatoros, Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
A spokesman for the Kurdish-led fighters said they were not withdrawing from Ras al-Ayn because Turkish forces are still besieging and shelling it.
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday about Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria. They agreed to a five-day pause in the operation, but disagreed about…
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
Vice President Mike Pence says there will "a pause in military operations for 120 hours" to allow the U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds to withdraw.
President Trump on Wednesday dismissed criticism of his withdrawal from northeast Syria and the ensuing Turkish incursion, but a bipartisan vote in the House condemned his action. The fallout comes as another key witness testified in the impeachment inquiry. Amna…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
After the House condemnation vote, the congressional leaders of both parties went to the White house for a briefing, which grew contentious, with Trump and Pelosi trading jabs. The Democrats said they walked out when the meeting devolved into an…
President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying that he can "destroy" the Turkish economy if Erdogan does not "work out a deal," presumably over the country's continued attacks on the Kurds in northern Syria.
By Associated Press
Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together Wednesday and approved a nonbinding resolution by 354-60 vote.
By Hadi Mizban, Associated Press
Iraq's defense minister on Wednesday expressed concerns that the Islamic State group could take advantage of Turkey's invasion of northern Syria to destabilize Iraq, saying that a number of militants have been able to escape detention in Syria amid the…
By Darlene Superville, Robert Burns, Associated Press
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that Turkey's attacks in Syria against Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American soldiers are not a U.S. concern.
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