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Israel Makes Rare Move After Syria Airstrikes

January 21, 2019 |

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in…
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Suicide blast may be a taste of what’s to come as US forces leave Syria

January 17, 2019 |

The drive down to the frontlines with ISIS is long and dangerous. Our escorts from the Kurdish-led forces insisted on taking us in armored vehicles from their base in the al-Omar oilfield. There are ISIS sleeper cells all around, they explained. They come out at night to plant roadside bombs.
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ISIS claims deadly Syria attack that killed US troops

January 17, 2019 |

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed four Americans — two US service members, a defense contractor and a Department of Defense civilian — in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday, according to the US military.
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Rand Paul, after WH meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, suggests Trump is committed to pullout

January 17, 2019 |

Following a closely-watched White House meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul suggested that President Trump remains committed to pulling troops out of those countries despite a deadly terrorist attack that killed U.S. military personnel in Syria earlier in the day.
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Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey’s economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

January 14, 2019 |

President Donald Trump said Sunday the US would “devastate Turkey economically” if the NATO-allied country attacks Kurds in the region.
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Pentagon Makes Surprise Announcement on Syria

January 11, 2019 |

The first US troops have begun to leave Syria. The Pentagon is providing few details, however, except to say the US-led coalition had “begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal.” Coalition spokesman Col. Sean Ryan declined to provide numbers or timetables regarding the approximately 2,000 US troops in the…
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Bolton attempts to clarify US’ next step in Syria, troops could stay for a while: report

January 7, 2019 |

John Bolton, the national security adviser for President Trump, said Sunday that U.S. forces will remain in Syria until key benchmarks are met, which could mean troops could stay in the country for years, a report said.
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Elizabeth Warren slams Trump administration as ‘corrupt,’ admits agreement over Syria

January 3, 2019 |

Just days after taking her first formal step toward a presidential run in 2020, Sen. Elizabeth Warren took aim at the Trump administration, accusing the president and his cabinet members of “wallowing” in “corruption.”
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Mystery Planes Strike Near Syria

December 25, 2018 |

Warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday and some of the missiles were shot down by air defense units, Syrian state TV said. There was no immediate word on casualties, the AP reports. While Syrian television didn’t identify the planes, Lebanon’s…
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Rand Paul defends Trump plan on Syria, backs similar pullout in Afghanistan; others in GOP remain skeptical

December 24, 2018 |

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul reiterated his support for President Trump’s decision last week to remove 2,000 American troops from Syria, appearing on Sunday talk shows to assert that the president had made the right move and was doing “exactly what he promised” voters when he campaigned in 2016.
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