The death of al-Baghdadi - Vox

Monday, October 28, 2019

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ISIS has lost its leader, but that doesn't mean the world is any safer.

U.S. withdraws troops from northern Syria - CBS News

Monday, October 7, 2019

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American troops are pulling back from positions in Northern Syria under an order from the White House. The move precedes an expected incursion but Kurdish allies believe the U.S. has abandoned them. Mona Yacoubian, who is a senior advisor at the U.S. institute of peace for Syria, Middle East and North Africa, joined CBSN to discuss the impact of the withdrawal.

Kurdish control in Syria threatened by U.S. troop withdrawal - PBS NewsHour

Saturday, May 11, 2019

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After the Syrian revolution began in 2011, the Kurdish people formed their own semi-autonomous area in Syria called Rojava. Their alliance with the U.S. has kept Syrian and Turkish forces out of the region and bolstered territorial gains. But questions over...

With caliphate in ruins, hunt intensifies for Islamic State leader - Washington Times

Monday, March 25, 2019

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With the Islamic State’s once-extensive caliphate now in ruins, the hunt is now on for the terror group’s elusive leader — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Amid fears Islamic State will return to its roots as a terrorist guerrilla operation, the reclusive Islamic State founder has not been seen publicly since...

No One Wants to Help Bashar al-Assad Rebuild Syria -The Atlantic

Friday, March 15, 2019

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When the Syrian conflict began, in March 2011, Bashar al-Assad seemed likely to be ousted, like other strongmen swept away by the Arab Spring. Eight years later, Assad is still president, but of a fractured, demolished country. Now one big question is: Who will pay to rebuild Syria? The bill is large. The United Nations estimates...

Backlash Mounts Over Trump's Withdrawal From Syria - CBS News

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Hawks in the Republican Party are fuming over President Trump's abrupt decision to pull some U.S. troops from Syria, a move they say he made without consulting him. And the White House and Pentagon are offering sparse details on how such a withdrawal will work, with the White House and the Pentagon referring questions to each other Wednesday in the wake of the announcement. "It's a catastrophic disaster," one senior administration official told CBS News "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan of the fallout from the president's decision, saying the national security...