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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 6:43 am
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group's leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. It's a...
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October 25, 2019 - 10:22 am
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Friday that the United States will leave more American troops and armored vehicles in eastern Syria to help prevent Islamic State militants from gaining access to oil fields controlled by U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds...
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October 23, 2019 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Turkey has informed the U.S. it will make "permanent" a five-day cease-fire in Syria. In response, he says he's directing the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. Claiming success at the U.S.-brokered effort, Trump said Wednesday, "this was an...
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October 23, 2019 - 9:28 am
By SUZAN FRASER and LEFTERIS PITARAKIS Associated Press AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Russian military police began patrols on part of the Syrian border Wednesday, quickly moving to implement an accord with Turkey that divvies up control of northeastern Syria. The Kremlin told Kurdish fighters to pull...
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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaks with Syrian troops during his visit to the strategic town of Habeet, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. (Facebook page of
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WRVA News
October 22, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says Syrian Kurdish-led forces have withdrawn from an area in northern Syria that Turkey wants cleared of...
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AP News
October 18, 2019 - 5:53 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's optimistic that the cease-fire between the Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northern Syria will hold in coming days, despite some breaches. After briefing NATO envoys in Brussels, Pompeo said Friday "we're now some 24 hours into...
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October 18, 2019 - 9:19 am
By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign...
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October 17, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the United States has accepted "the importance and functionality" of a "safe zone" long-pushed by Turkey and says Turkish Armed Forces will control such a zone...
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Jeff Katz
October 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
After its embarrassing gaffe portraying a video from a Kentucky firing range as video of an attack on Kurdish forces in Syria, ABC has doubled down on attempting to cover up its own stupidity. Since the incident, ABC has refused to correct the video on-air and even cut out President Trump ripping a...
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says that Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire in Syria. Pence spoke after a high-level delegation of U.S. officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. Pence says there will "a pause in military operations for 120 hours"...
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