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March 22, 2019 - 12:54 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been"100 percent" eliminated, the White House announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continues on the ground between coalition forces and the group's...
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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters celebrate their territorial gains over Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, move to a camp Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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March 19, 2019 - 2:41 pm
By PHILIP ISSA Associated Press BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse after months of stiff...
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U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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February 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their...
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January 29, 2019 - 2:53 pm
By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear...
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January 21, 2019 - 3:05 pm
By JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country. For years...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:05 pm
By CHRIS CAROLA , Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three...
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January 16, 2019 - 10:45 am
by Bassem Mroue BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last...
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January 11, 2019 - 8:48 am
by Philip Issa & Zeina Karam BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col...
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January 08, 2019 - 9:53 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. official trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria was apparently rebuffed by Turkey's president who said Tuesday there would be "no concession" in Ankara's push against what he describes as terror groups in the war-torn country...
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January 07, 2019 - 8:27 am
by Zeke Miller ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has arrived in Turkey for negotiations on the fate of American-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria. Bolton will seek assurances from the NATO ally that it won't attack the Kurds when the U.S. withdraws troops from...
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