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BEIRUT | US-led coalition hits mosque in Syria used by Islamic State

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says it has hit a mosque used by the Islamic State group as a command and control center in eastern Syria. The coalition said Tuesday it launched the strike in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who are fighting to drive the extremists from their last tiny stronghold … Continue reading BEIRUT | US-led coalition hits mosque in Syria used by Islamic State

BEIRUT | The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan, US Sen. Graham discuss Syria

BEIRUT — Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Syria’s state news agency and a war monitor say an airstrike in the country’s east on the last area held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 20 people. SANA said 20 people were killed in the … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan, US Sen. Graham discuss Syria

BEIRUT | Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal

BEIRUT — Jan 05, 2019—A Syrian Kurdish official says negotiations are ongoing between the government in Damascus and Kurdish officials on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. The official, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because of the talks’ secrecy, said Syrian Kurdish officials have visited … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal

BAGHDAD | Iraq says it could deploy military into Syria

BAGHDAD— Iraqi troops could deploy into neighboring Syria, Iraq’s prime minister said Monday, in the latest fallout from the U.S. decision to withdraw from the war-torn country. Adel Abdul-Mahdi said his government was “considering all the options” to protect Iraq from threats across its borders, days after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would leave … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraq says it could deploy military into Syria

WASHINGTON | Syria exit has Pentagon scrambling amid withdrawal outrage

WASHINGTON— Military leaders were scrambling Thursday to devise a swift but safe departure of troops from Syria, as outraged lawmakers appealed to President Donald Trump to reverse an abrupt withdrawal order that rattled Washington’s allies and was a key factor in the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis later in the day. Defense officials said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Syria exit has Pentagon scrambling amid withdrawal outrage

WASHINGTON | Officials: American troops to be pulled from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Military leaders were scrambling Thursday to devise a swift but safe departure of troops from Syria, as outraged lawmakers appealed to President Donald Trump to reverse an abrupt withdrawal order that rattled Washington’s allies and was a key factor in the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis later in the day. Defense officials … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Officials: American troops to be pulled from Afghanistan

BEIRUT | US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian forces entered Saturday an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing a day after the extremists reportedly killed 20 fighters, the forces and a war monitor said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said its fighters stormed Bagouz and are close to the center of the … Continue reading BEIRUT | US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria