Syria

U.S. forces patrol Syrian oil fields. 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.
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Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Lawmakers approved the Syria sanctions by a lopsided 403-16.
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Associated Press
October 23, 2019 - 12:10 pm
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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Associated Press
October 23, 2019 - 11:33 am
President Donald Trump is claiming "big success" along the Turkey-Syria border as the United States winds down its military commitment in Syria, where a civil war has raged for eight years.
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Associated Press
October 23, 2019 - 2:10 am
Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily.
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Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire to allow the Kurdish forces it was battling to safely withdraw from an area in northern Syria.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a community event, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Davenport, Iowa.
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Associated Press
October 16, 2019 - 10:31 pm
"Trump is demolishing the moral authority of the United States of America"
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Associated Press
October 14, 2019 - 6:01 pm
Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria
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Associated Press
October 09, 2019 - 8:33 pm
Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday
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Associated Press
October 09, 2019 - 9:35 am
The Latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of an expected Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria.
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August 06, 2019 - 5:24 am
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. intends to prevent any unilateral invasion by Turkey into northern Syria, saying any such move by the Turks would be unacceptable.
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