Category Archives: Syria

Former top US general in Middle East slams Trump’s Syria decision

Ryan Browne of CNN – The former top American general overseeing operations in the Middle East lambasted President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops away from the Syrian-Turkish border in the face of an imminent Turkish military offensive against … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurds see American betrayal and warn fight against ISIS is now in doubt

Liz Sly, Sarah Dadouch and Asser Khattab in the Washington Post – For the past five years, Syrian Kurds have stood alongside the United States in its effort to vanquish the Islamic State, in the process securing control over a … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, ISIS, Syria

Sen. Chris Coons: Trump’s Syria Withdrawal “Has Really Unsettled Our Core Allies”

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Posted in Donald Trump, Geopolitical, Syria, United States

Trump announces launch of ‘precision strikes’ on Syria

Bulletin from the Boston Globe President Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian … Continue reading

Posted in Chemical weapons, Syria

Baathism caused the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Robert D. Kaplan, (c) 2018, Foreign Policy, in the Chicago Tribune The United States intervened militarily in Iraq in 2003, 15 years ago this month, and the result was war and chaos. But the United States did not intervene in … Continue reading

Posted in Baathism, Controversial, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Syria