Category Archives: Syria

The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match.

Max Fisher of the New York Times – The violence precipitated by the American withdrawal is an outcome of tensions that have been building since the conflict began more than eight years ago. Continue…

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Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe

Ben Hubbard, Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Patrick Kingsley in the New York Times Kurdish forces long allied with the United States in Syria announced a new deal on Sunday with the government in Damascus, a sworn enemy of Washington that … Continue reading

Posted in Syria, Turkey, United States

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”

Video Posted By Tim Hains on Real Clear Politics – See video here…

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