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US Airstrikes Target Iran-backed Militias in Syria, Iraq
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US Airstrikes Target Iran-backed Militias in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, carried out airstrikes against what it said were "facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups" near the border between Iraq and Syria, drawing condemnation from Iraq's military and... Read More

Pentagon Report: US Pullout from Syria Strengthens Terrorists
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Pentagon Report: US Pullout from Syria Strengthens Terrorists

WASHINGTON — The sudden departure of most U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in early October has strengthened the Islamic State terrorist group in that country, despite the U.S. military’s recent killing of the group’s leader, according to a new Pentagon... Read More

US Bans Government Funding of Cultural Exchanges with Cuba, Other Nations
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US Bans Government Funding of Cultural Exchanges with Cuba, Other Nations

The White House has banned government agencies from funding educational and cultural exchanges with Cuban, Syrian, Russian and North Korean government entities and officials as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to halt people trafficking in those countries, according to... Read More

Kurds in Growing Refugee Camp Plead for Help, End to Losses, Suffering
Foreign Affairs
Kurds in Growing Refugee Camp Plead for Help, End to Losses, Suffering

DAHUK, Iraq — As Turkish artillery battered her neighborhood, Haifa Ahmad gathered up her kids and fled last week from Qamishli, a mostly Kurdish city on Syria’s northern border with Turkey. Now, she, her four children — along with her... Read More

Bipartisan House Rebuke of Trump Over Syria Withdrawal Leads to Blow Up
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Bipartisan House Rebuke of Trump Over Syria Withdrawal Leads to Blow Up
2019-10-17 13:41:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House delivered a resounding bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria on Wednesday, even as the president sought to distance himself from the Turkish assault against the Kurds that followed... Read More

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