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Syria missile strike: The major players in the region
As President Donald Trump ordered the precision strikes on chemical weapons targets in Syria Friday night, the retaliatory move shined a spotlight on the players involved in the conflict -- from Syria and the United Staes, to Russia, Iran and Israel . The U.S. president addressed the nation shortly
Tillerson, Turkish leaders play nice, but no concrete progress yet on tense relations
U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday struck an optimistic chord as they downplayed tensions between the NATO allies as they announced unspecified “mechanisms” for the countries to work through their recent disaffection. Speaking through an
Ancient Syrian temple reduced to rubble in airstrike, Syrian government and watchdog groups say
The world has lost another valuable piece of ancient heritage. More than 50 percent of the remains of a Syrian temple built 3,000 years ago was destroyed in a Turkish air strike on Jan. 29, according to the Syrian antiquities ministry and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an independent
What Turkey's incursion into Syria means for the US
On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces announced an operation to oust Kurdish militia from the town of Afrin, in northern Syria. Later that day Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan added that the offensive would be followed by an operation in Manbij, further to the east –- where U.S.
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.
US Special Ops Forces Working With Turks in Syria in Fight Against ISIS
American special operations forces have begun working with Turkish forces and Turkish-supported forces who are fighting ISIS in northern Syria, the Pentagon said today. "At the request of the government of Turkey, U.S. special operations forces are accompanying Turkish and Vetted Syrian Opposition