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UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit
UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks after no agreement on final reunification summit
Cyprus leaders still 'far apart' on peace summit: UN envoy
Cyprus rival leaders still 'far apart' on holding peace summit next month, UN envoy says
Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria
Syrian state TV and an opposition monitoring group are reporting that the final batch of opposition fighters and their families are leaving a besieged neighborhood in the central city of Homs
Turkey steps up training of Syrian opposition forces
Turkey has increased military capabilities at its border with Syria and Iraq, and intensified the training of Syrian opposition fighters, according to the country's official news agency.
US airstrike hits pro-Syria government forces for first time
US airstrike hits pro-Syrian government forces for first time in Syria's war
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.