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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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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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October 17, 2019 - 11:09 am
By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursued an uphill mission Thursday to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in his fight with Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Armored SUVs carrying...
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October 16, 2019 - 4:21 pm
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America's presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S. partners against Islamic State extremists...
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October 16, 2019 - 11:30 am
By ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian...
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Jeff Katz
October 15, 2019 - 11:43 am
ABC's World News Tonight had to issue a correction and an apology on Monday after incorrectly using a video from a gun range in Kentucky and claiming it was footage of a battle between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces. While the video played, ABC anchor Tom Llamas said, "This video, right here,...
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October 11, 2019 - 3:42 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is deploying dozens more fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia, beefing up efforts to defend the kingdom against Iran even as President Donald Trump repeatedly insists that America must get out of endless Middle East...
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October 11, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and Syrian Kurdish officials are reporting explosions in the city of Qamishli in a Kurdish area in northeastern Syria outside a popular fast food restaurant. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosions Friday during intensive shelling by the Turkish military in...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:53 am
By MEHMET GUZEL Associated Press AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces pushed deeper into northeastern Syria on Friday, the third day of Ankara's cross-border offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters that has set off another mass displacement of civilians and met with widespread criticism from...
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October 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — NATO's secretary-general is urging alliance-member Turkey to show "restraint" in its military push into northern Syria, adding that the common enemy in the region is still the Islamic State group. Jens Stoltenberg avoided any direct criticism of the Turkish incursion, repeating a...
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