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US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

Damascus: Heavy fighting took place as US-backed forces attacked the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the terror group from the war-torn country. A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defence[Read More…]

Putin welcomes Erdogan to Moscow to discuss Syrian war

Putin welcomes Erdogan to Moscow to discuss Syrian war

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Kremlin on Wednesday, where the pair were set to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria, a country in which both nations have a military presence, albeit on opposing sides. Putin and Erdogan met in the Russian[Read More…]

At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast

At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast

Beirut, The Islamic State terror organisation on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in a Syrian city under US-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to US officials quoted in a report from the Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE. Local media and the UK-based[Read More…]

US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

Washington/Damascus, The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria, signaling the beginning of the drawdown ordered by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official. “Some cargo has already moved,” the official told CNN on Friday. Due to security concerns, the official would not describe exactly what[Read More…]

Announcing Withdrawals: Trump is doing what he promised at outset

Announcing Withdrawals: Trump is doing what he promised at outset

With the suddenness of revelation, withdrawal from Syria and “drawdown” from Afghanistan have been announced by Donald Trump. In the past, such announcements were followed up with a tidy pattern: Two steps forward, one step back. But this time debate and hesitation have been foreclosed. Witness the way Defence Secretary[Read More…]

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