Turkish Troops News
Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria
Iran says U.S. plans to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country
Erdogan: NATO must take stance against US over border force
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling on NATO to take a stand against the fellow ally, the United States, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria
Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force
Turkey's president has denounced U.S. plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria, vowing to "drown this army of terror before it is born," as Russia and Syria also rejected the idea
Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria
Turkey's president says it will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days."
Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria
Turkey's president has said Turkey will eliminate Kurdish militants in Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border
The US has troops in Syria, and here’s what they’re doing
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “not going into Syria” amid escalating tensions with the country after a chemical attack there killed more than 80 people. But the reality is the U.S. has already had a military presence in the country since early 2016 to train and advise Kurdish
Marines arrive in Syria to provide artillery support in fight against ISIS
A contingent of several hundred Marines has arrived in Syria to provide artillery support to U.S.-backed Syrian rebels preparing to retake Raqqa , ISIS's de facto capital in Syria, according to a U.S. military official. The artillery battery from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit has been arriving
Pentagon review of ISIS strategy will lay out options to accelerate fight
The Pentagon is expected to deliver a review of its ISIS strategy to the White House early next week that will include new recommendations for how to defeat the group. On Jan. 28, President Trump issued an executive order that gave Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to develop the review.
Why 200 More US Troops Are Going to Syria
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this weekend that 200 additional American special operations troops will be heading to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab rebel forces retake Raqqa, ISIS ' de facto capital in Syria. The deployment of the additional troops will raise the total number of American
200 More American Toops Headed to Syria
Two hundred additional American special operations troops are headed to Syria to help Syrian Kurdish and Arabic forces fighting ISIS , Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday at a security conference in Bahrain . The troop increase will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Syria to 500.