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October 10, 2019 - 11:56 am
By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and MEHMET GUZEL Associated Press AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a...
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Jeff Katz
October 10, 2019 - 11:04 am
Just days after U.S. forces withdrew from Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces, who fought ISIS alongside U.S. troops, were attacked and bombed by Turkey, leaving many to wonder why the U.S. seems to have abandoned an ally. READ MORE .
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October 10, 2019 - 10:09 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A group of 14 international aid agencies are warning of an escalating humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria. They say "civilians (are) at risk as...
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October 09, 2019 - 12:01 pm
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, insisting he is focused on the "BIG PICTURE" that doesn't include American involvement in "...
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October 08, 2019 - 11:50 am
By ROBERT BURNS and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening Turkey with economic ruin if it goes too far in invading northern Syria, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet at the White House next month. The...
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October 08, 2019 - 9:59 am
By BASSEM MROUE and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump's warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military incursion into...
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October 07, 2019 - 1:19 pm
By ZEKE MILLER, LOLITA C. BALDOR and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick, strong criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress. It was condemned, too, by Kurdish fighters who...
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August 30, 2019 - 5:50 pm
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Try as he might, Jim Mattis can't seem to hide his real feelings about Donald Trump - that the president is leading the world's most powerful nation down a dangerously wrong path. Mattis, the retired Marine general who resigned as...
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Jeff Katz
May 24, 2019 - 8:59 am
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a gathering of liberal Jews Thursday that the United States should pressure Israel to change its policies. Acccording to NBC News , Thursday evening “Buttigieg told a group of influential liberal Jewish leaders on Thursday that the United States...
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Jeff Katz
May 23, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claimed during a House panel hearing Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s strategy to resolve the Syrian conflict is taking “cues” from Russia, Turkey, and Israel, without acknowledging that the three countries stand on opposing sides of the issue. During a House Foreign...
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