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BAGHDAD | US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

BAGHDAD — Jan 11, 2019—An American military official says the U.S.-led military coalition has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-coalition fighting the Islamic State group, says the U.S. started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria.” In a statement emailed to The Associated Press on … Continue reading BAGHDAD | US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Official: Syrian Kurds ‘ready to fight Turkey’

ANKARA, Turkey— Jan 08, 2019—The Latest on White House national security adviser John Bolton‘s Mideast trip (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A top Syrian Kurdish official says his fighters are prepared to confront Turkish forces if they enter northeastern Syria. Shahoz Hasan, co-chair of the largest Kurdish group in Syria the Democratic Union Party, or … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Official: Syrian Kurds ‘ready to fight Turkey’

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: US troop withdrawal to have little impact

KABUL, Afghanistan— The spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani says the withdrawal of half of the 14,000 U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan will have little impact on the fighting capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces. Haroon Chakansuri responded Friday to reports the Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw 7,000 American soldiers by the summer. He … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: US troop withdrawal to have little impact