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A Favorite Restaurant in Syria Led ISIS to Americans

Three other service members were wounded, a military official said. Until this week, just two American service members had been killed in Syria. Allied aircraft bombed a mosque on Thursday that the Islamic State had used as a command center [...]

U.S. Troops Among Dead in Islamic State Bombing in Syria

WASHINGTON — American troops were among 15 people killed on Wednesday in a suicide bombing in northern Syria that was claimed by the Islamic State, just weeks after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of United States forces with what [...]

German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old [...]

Israel, in Rare Admission, Confirms Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

Israeli officials have acknowledged carrying out hundreds of strikes against weapons convoys and Iranian targets in Syria, but they have traditionally refused to confirm or deny responsibility for specific attacks immediately after they [...]

News Analysis: As U.S. Exits Syria, Mideast Faces a Post-American Era

With little notice to the United States, Saudi Arabia began a military intervention in Yemen that nearly four years later has failed to dislodge the Iran-aligned rebels it targeted while causing a humanitarian crisis. Iran has deepened [...]

U.S. Begins Syria Withdrawal, Amid Uncertainty Over Strategy

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United States has started withdrawing its troops from Syria, an American military spokesman said on Friday, further muddling the Trump administration’s plans for disengagement from one of the Middle East’s [...]

Bolton reassures a nervous Israel about Trump’s Syria plan

Alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House national security adviser John Bolton reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel’s right to self-defense. | Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images Foreign Policy The national [...]

John Bolton says U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria on ‘conditions’

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Sunday that the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and on Turkey assuring [...]

Syria Faces Brittle Future, Dominated by Russia and Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkey is threatening to invade Syria to eradicate Kurdish fighters. Syrian forces are rolling toward territory the Americans will soon abandon. Israel is bombing Iran-backed militias deep inside Syria. And Russia [...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump garbles Syria story, poverty record

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is garbling his story about what’s going on with the Islamic State group. Has it been defeated or is it still a fighting force? He had it both ways over the course of several days. In a tumultuous [...]