Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans

World 05/09/19, 04:14

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces took credit for defeating the Islamic State group in its last stronghold in eastern Syria, celebrating the victory in front of throngs of journalists at a ceremony in March following a bloody four-year war. But the Kurdish-led force now faces protests by local Arab tribesmen demanding ...

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

Politics 01/14/19, 05:38

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president's tweeted threat and that ...

Update: Erdogan defiant to push operation in Syria

Europe 01/08/19, 05:24

The Latest on White House national security adviser John Bolton's Mideast trip (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's preparations for a new military offensive against terror groups in Syria are "to a large extent" complete. Erdogan made the comments on Tuesday, just hours after U.S. national security ...

Syria military takes control of flash-point Kurdish-led town

World 12/28/18, 05:17

Syria's military announced Friday it has taken control of the flash-point Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive.The announcement was quickly welcomed by the Kremlin, whose spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it a "positive step" that could help stabilize the situation.There was no immediate comment from Turkey or ...

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