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February 13, 2019
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At Least Four Americans Killed in Syria Attack Claimed by Islamic State

January 17, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Raja Abdulrahim | The Wall Street Journal
A bombing in Syria claimed by Islamic State killed at least four Americans on Wednesday, the Pentagon said, hardening divisions in Washington over President Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from the country.
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Four Americans Killed in Islamic State Attack in Syria, Official Says

January 16, 2019
Jennifer Jacobs, Onur Ant | Bloomberg
U.S. forces in Syria sustained what may be their deadliest attack yet just a month after President Donald Trump claimed victory over Islamic State terrorists in the country and ordered a pullout of the American military.
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Turkey Seeks Major U.S. Military Support to Adopt Fight in Syria

January 5, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Michael R. Gordon, Dion Nissenbaum | The Wall Street Journal
Turkey is asking the U.S. to provide substantial military support, including airstrikes, transport and logistics, to allow Turkish forces to assume the main responsibility for fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, senior U.S. officials say.
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James Mattis to Depart as Defense Chief Over Troop Withdrawals from Syria, Afghanistan

December 21, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Rebecca Ballhaus | The Wall Street Journal
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would resign at the end of February after President Trump ordered the drawdown of all troops from Syria and many from Afghanistan, because his views no longer “aligned” with the president’s, an abrupt departure of a military figure considered a stalwart of national security.
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Analysis: Trump's Syria pullout faces questions, concerns and resistance

December 20, 2018
Kimberly Atkins | The Boston Herald
There are only two things that are clear about President Trump’s plan to pull U.S. troops from Syria: he made it alone and it was met with strong, bipartisan reproach.
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November 28, 2018
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U.S. Weighs Extending Troop Deployment at Southern Border

November 27, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Alicia A. Caldwell | The Wall Street Journal
U.S. military and immigration officials are weighing plans to extend the deployment of troops along the Mexican border beyond their original mid-December end date, four U.S. officials said.
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Border Troop Deployment Rises Again, to Nearly 8,000

November 6, 2018
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
Nearly 8,000 U.S. troops will be sent to three border states in anticipation of a caravan of migrants and would-be asylum seekers not traveling through Mexico, a U.S. official said, marking another increase in the planned deployment.
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