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Bashar al-Assad calls Trump ‘best American president’ in state TV interview.

The Syrian president said he gives Trump credit for being transparent about his interests, namely oil.

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The leader of ISIS is dead, according to Trump. Here’s what you need to know

Who was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, how did the operation happen and what does this mean for ISIS? Here's what you need to know.

U.S. troops leaving Syria not given permission to stay in Iraq

The statement appears to contradict U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who has said that under the current plan, all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq.

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Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish forces despite cease-fire.

Sunday’s ministry statement said that Syrian Kurdish fighters have violated the three-day-old cease-fire some 20 times.

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Trump says U.S. has no stake in Syria because ‘we’re 7,000 miles away’

Condemnation of his stance was quick and severe, not only from Democrats but from Republicans who have been staunch Trump supporters on virtually all issues.

Kurds had back channel open to Syria, Russia over fears of U.

The Kurds opened a back channel to the Syrian government and the Russians in 2018, with those talks ramping up significantly in recent weeks.

Turkish troops, Kurdish forces battle for key town along Syrian border.

The United States also called on Turkey to stop the offensive and declare a cease-fire, while European Union countries moved to broaden an arms sale embargo against their easternmost ally.

Trump says new sanctions on Turkey coming ‘soon’, halts trade negotiations.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he's issuing new sanctions against Turkey, halting trade negotiations and raising steel tariffs.

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Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey as U.S. troops prepare to leave Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said he's issuing new sanctions against Turkey, halting trade negotiations and raising steel tariffs.

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U.S. troops weigh options for exits in Syria as Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey

The Turks began attacks in Syria against the Kurds, longtime U.S. battlefield allies against IS, after President Donald Trump declared U.S. troops would stay out of the fight.

Trump ordered U.S. troops to leave northern Syria, move south: Defence chief

Esper isn't saying how many U.S. troops will leave the north, but he says they represent most of the 1,000 troops in Syria.

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Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town

Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry, marking the most significant gain since the invasion began Wednesday.

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‘Stupid endless wars’: Trump defends decision to pull U.

Turkey launched its offensive Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S. against the Islamic State.

Kurds mobilize in northeast Syria, brace for imminent attack from Turkish troops.

Turkey has long threatened an attack on the Kurdish fighters in Syria whom Ankara considers terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey.

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Trump, Syria and Turkey — Here’s a look at what’s happening.

Why has the U.S. pulled its troops and why is Turkey entering northern Syria? Here's a look at what's happening.

Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies, pull U.

Trump declared U.S. troops would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on the Kurds, who have fought alongside Americans for years, but he then threatened to destroy the Turks’ economy if they went too far.

Syria foreign minister demands withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops

There are around 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria on a mission to combat Islamic State militants.

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