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U.S. Forces Take Down ISIS Founder, Leader Baghdadi in Syria

U.S. forces rid the world of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid in Northwestern Syria last night, President Donald J. Trump announced today. The “daring and dangerous raid” went off without a hitch, Trump said. There were no casualties among the American forces. “Baghdadi’s demise demonstrates America’s relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders and our commitment to the enduring ...

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Trump Should Ask Congress To Approve Military Intervention In Syria, If They Want It So Badly

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The House of Representatives voted 354 to 60 last week to condemn President Trump’s pullback of U.S. troops from eastern Syria as “beneficial to adversaries of the United States government.” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, proclaimed, “At President Trump’s hands, American leadership has been laid low, and American foreign policy has become nothing more ...

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Erdogan Says Turkey ‘Will Never Declare A Ceasefire,’ Only End Offensive If Kurds Withdraw

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that the country will only end its offensive in northern Syria if Kurdish fighters withdraw, Reuters reported. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Anarka on Wednesday to “voice the United States’ commitment to reach an immediate ceasefire and the conditions for a negotiated settlement,” a Tuesday press release from the Office ...

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Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least 7 |

Turkish Armed Forces launched a ground and air assault Wednesday against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, according to The New York Times. The strikes came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier Wednesday that Turkey would lead a military offensive that he dubbed “Operation Peace Spring” in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. Turkish warplanes bombed Syrian towns for ...

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Turkey Launches Military Offensive In Northern Syria As US Troops Leave The Region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that the Turkish Armed Forces will be leading a military offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. The announcement after the White House announced on Sunday that the U.S. was preparing to remove its troops from the region. “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG and Daesh ...

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Acting Secretary Shanahan ‘Inspired by battlefield success’ in Syria

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that the Pentagon is inspired by the coalition’s ability to eliminate the ISIS Caliphate. “We are inspired by the battlefield success of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),” Shanahan said in a statement. “Today’s SDF announcement that the liberation of the territory once held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria is 100 percent ...

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Report: Chemical Weapons Used in Douma, Syria in 2018

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) released its final report on March 1, 2019, regarding its investigation into chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria, on April 7, 2018. The report concluded that there were reasonable grounds that chlorine was used as a chemical weapon in the attack. The FFM found that the weaponized chlorine was ...

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Trump Defends Plan To Withdraw From Afghanistan And Syria Citing ‘Unlimited Spending And Death’

President Donald Trump defended his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria Friday after the Republican-controlled Senate issued a rare rebuke to the president on the issue Thursday. “I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the ‘Endless Wars’ of unlimited spending and death,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. “During my campaign, I said, very strongly, that these ...

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Pentagon: ISIS Crippled in Syria

Meeting with the reporters for the first time since assuming office Jan. 1, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan touched on the Syria withdrawal, success in Afghanistan, the U.S. Space Force, and his role as the head of the U.S. Department of Defense. Shanahan, who had served as deputy defense secretary until the first of the year, said that from ...

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Israel Defense Forces Troll Iran On Twitter After Dropping Bombs On Iranian Targets In Syria

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took to Twitter Monday to take a jab at Iran’s presence in Syria after it carried out a strike against Iranian targets in the region, which Israel claims was in response to an Iranian rocket fired at the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a map of the Middle ...

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ISIS Kills US Troops In Syria

American troops are among those killed in a Wednesday suicide bombing in northern Syria, according to a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time,” the coalition ...

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The War Nearly Everyone In DC Is Wrong About

President Donald Trump is under attack from the left and the right for his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, even though most liberals were concerned he’d start World War III if elected. On the right, “the same people who preach about limited government and reigning in out of control government spending want the same government to police the world ...

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‘We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton:’ Pentagon Plans Syria Withdrawal

National Security Advisor John Bolton appeared to contradict the White House Sunday when he said that the United States withdrawal from Syria would not be immediate, but the Pentagon announced Thursday that without receiving any new direction, they’re moving forward with the mission. “Timetables or the timing of the withdrawal occurs as a result of the fulfillment of the conditions and ...

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Americans Support Trump’s Calls To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan And Syria: Poll

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A majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops fighting in Syria and Afghanistan, according to a Tuesday Politico poll. Twenty-five percent of Americans strongly support the decision to bring home troops from Afghanistan and Syria, and 31 percent somewhat support the decision, according to the poll. Only 11 percent strongly oppose the decision to bring home U.S. ...

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Is Trump Pulling Out Of Syria A Bad Move?

Trump’s decision to remove troops from Syria is like a double-edged sword. On one hand, he is right in saying that we cannot be the policeman of the world and it is time for countries like Turkey, Russia, Iraq and Iran to take over.  “We shouldn’t be the policeman of the world,” Trump tweeted. That was the rallying cry by ...

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