Syria

The Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General released a report Monday that said ISIS is likely to try to leverage the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria as a “victory,” CNN reported. It also said that ISIS is likely to regain territory after the U.S. leaves. What’s the story? On Monday, the Pentagon’s Inspector General for
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American troops are among those killed in a Wednesday suicide bombing in northern Syria, according to a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at
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President Donald Trump is under attack from the left and the right for his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, even though most liberals were concerned he’d start World War III if elected. On the right, “the same people who preach about limited government and reigning in out of control government spending want the
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In Jerusalem, national security adviser John Bolton told reporters that U.S. troops will remain in Syria until the situation with ISIS is resolved and U.S. Kurdish allies are granted guarantees from Turkey. This represents a departure from previous Trump administration statements regarding an imminent departure from Syria. What are the details? “There are objectives that
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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was aghast at President Donald Trump’s explanation of the problems in the Middle East, but acknowledged that the president’s solutions have a great appeal to Americans. Toobin was responding to a statement the president made Wednesday in an attempt to explain why he believed that exiting U.S. forces from Syria
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made it clear Sunday that former President Barack Obama’s excuse for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 was “a complete lie.” What did Graham say? During a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” Sunday, Graham was asked about comments he recently made, when he said
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Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes on Tuesday against a Syrian weapons depot. The strikes have also reportedly struck a weapons storage facility under the control of Iranian forces. Here’s what we know According to the Washington Post, a British-based monitor of the war in Syria reported that the airstrikes on Syrian posts also hit a weapons
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Trump’s decision to remove troops from Syria is like a double-edged sword. On one hand, he is right in saying that we cannot be the policeman of the world and it is time for countries like Turkey, Russia, Iraq and Iran to take over.  “We shouldn’t be the policeman of the world,” Trump tweeted.
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Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) excoriated the decision from President Donald Trump to pull troops out of Syria in an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News Wednesday. Kinzinger, who is on the Foreign Affairs Committee, compared Trump’s announcement to that of Obama when he pulled American troops out of Iraq, and disagreed with the
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  by Will Racke President Donald Trump’s administration will withdraw funding for aid programs in northwestern Syria, according to reports from administration officials. The funding cuts are to the State Department’s “stabilization” programs in northwestern Syria, reported CBS News, citing administration officials. The programs include countering violent extremism, supporting independent media, as well as strengthening local
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The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that they, along with several allies, are launching operations to secure borders with Syria and liberate ISIS strongholds in the country. “The United States, the Global Coalition, and local partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching operations to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria,” State Department
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The UK Daily Mail reports that two Russian warships filled with military equipment—including BTR-80 tanks, high-speed patrol boats, and a Pelena-1 bomb radar system—have been sighted en route to Syria following Friday’s airstrikes on Syrian targets by the United States and its allies. The Daily Mail provided photographs of the Russian ships as they passed
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by Ian Hanchett16 Apr 20180 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to the strikes on Syria by saying it was “an underwhelming response.” Graham also said there isn’t “a strategy about why Syria matters. It seems like we’re willing to give to the Russians and the
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by Trent Baker14 Apr 20180 14 Apr, 201814 Apr, 2018 Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC opened with host Joy Reid discussing the week’s events, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly preparing to be fired, the upcoming release of former FBI Director Jim Comey’s book, special counsel Bob Mueller’s Michael Cohen raid and the military strikes
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