Articles Tagged 'Syria'
Iraq base attack: Strikes ‘kill 25’ Iran-backed fighters after troops killed
Air strikes in eastern Syria killed 26 Iraqi fighters from an Iran-backed paramilitary force after a deadly attack on US-led coalition forces in Iraq, a… READ MORE
Greece blocks 35,000 migrants, plans to deport arrivals after March 1
KASTANIES, Greece/EDIRNE, Turkey (Reuters) – Greece has repulsed nearly 35,000 migrants trying to cross onto its territory illegally since Turkey opened its border nearly a… READ MORE
Russia says rebel positions in Syria’s Idlib have merged with Turkish army posts
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that fortified rebel positions in Syria’s Idlib province had merged with Turkish observation posts, and… READ MORE
Syria war: Turkey will not let Syrian army advance in Idlib, says Erdogan
Turkey will not let Syria’s government gain more ground in the opposition stronghold of Idlib province, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
Mr Erdogan told… READ MORE
Israel carries out ‘wide-scale strikes’ on Iranian forces in Syria
Israel says it has hit dozens of targets in Syria belonging to the government and allied Iranian forces.
The Israeli military says the “wide-scale strikes”… READ MORE
Turkey says Syria operation preparations complete, Trump issues threat
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed preparations for a military operation in northeast Syria after the United States began pulling back… READ MORE
Trump: I ‘essentially’ fired Defense Secretary Mattis; ‘What’s he done for me?’
President Trump slammed former Defense Secretary James N. Mattis Wednesday at his first Cabinet meeting without him, saying he “essentially” fired the retired Marine Corps… READ MORE
Rand Paul defends Trump plan on Syria, backs similar pullout in Afghanistan; others in GOP remain skeptical
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul reiterated his support for President Trump’s decision last week to remove 2,000 American troops from Syria, appearing on Sunday talk shows… READ MORE
Trump to order withdrawal of 7,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan
The Trump White House has requested plans for the withdrawal of 7,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan, slashing the total number of American forces in country… READ MORE
Syria’s Kurds say US pullout harms anti-IS fight
A Kurdish-led alliance in Syria says President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to withdraw US troops will allow the Islamic State (IS) group to recover.
A… READ MORE