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BAGHDAD | The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD — Jan 11, 2019—The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to “hostile targets” near the capital of Damascus. State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus. It was not immediately … Continue reading BAGHDAD | The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD | The Latest: Russia says US ‘not serious’ on Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD —Jan 11, 2019—The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. “is looking for a reason to stay.” Zakharova said Moscow … Continue reading BAGHDAD | The Latest: Russia says US ‘not serious’ on Syria withdrawal

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