Turkish Troops News
The Latest: Iraq PM says Mosul abuses not systematic
Iraq's prime minister says initial investigations into allegations of abuse during the Mosul operation found they were carried out by individuals and not "systematic."
Kurdish parliament votes to move ahead with referendum
The Kurdish region's parliament votes to approve holding a controversial referendum on support for independence Sept. 25, according to broadcasts of the session by local television Friday evening.
Qatari emir meets Merkel, Macron in 1st trip since crisis
Qatari emir meets Merkel, Macron in 1st trip abroad since Gulf diplomatic crisis
AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis
Qatar's ruling emir is on his first trip abroad since a diplomatic crisis erupted in June between his nation and four Arab countries. Here's a look at the ongoing crisis, the worst to grip the region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. ——— A COUNTRY TARGETED Qatar is a nation
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