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Today β€” October 19th 2019Your RSS feeds

I Joined the Army to Prevent Genocide, Not to Pave the Way for It

By Alan Kennedy

A captain wonders if the Kurdish soldiers he served alongside in Syria three months ago are now dead.

Yesterday β€” October 18th 2019Your RSS feeds

Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

The attack in Deh Bala, a small agricultural district in the east of the country, caused the building’s roof to collapse.

At a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization

By Hannah Beech and Muktita Suhartono

Amid fears of an ISIS renewal, Indonesia is trying to keep extremism from being passed to the next generation.

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A Foreseen Calamity in Syria

President Trump’s troop withdrawal ignited a predicted outburst of chaos and carnage in the Middle East.

Inside the Derailed White House Meeting

By Katie Rogers

“I hate ISIS more than you do,” President Trump said. “You don’t know that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied. Here’s the rest of their exchange.

Trump leaves Turkey, Russia, Syria β€˜to argue it out’

By Georgi Gotev

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (16 October)  he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of US troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant."

Inside the Derailed White House Meeting

By Katie Rogers

“I hate ISIS more than you do,” President Trump said. “You don’t know that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied. Here’s the rest of their exchange.

Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote

By Peter Baker and Catie Edmondson

President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.

How the U.S. Military Will Carry Out a Hasty, Risky Withdrawal From Syria

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt

The Pentagon will have to disassemble combat bases that were built to stay for a mission that was supposed to last, and protect the troops as they withdraw amid a chaotic battlefield.

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

By Max Fisher

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.

In Syria, Russia Is Pleased to Fill an American Void

By Ben Hubbard, Anton Troianovski, Carlotta Gall and Patrick Kingsley

As the United States withdraws from Syria, Russia is stepping in, running patrols to separate warring factions, striking deals and helping President Bashar al-Assad advance.

Denmark to strip foreign fighters of Danish citizenship

By Georgi Gotev

Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Monday (13 October).

The Latest on Syria’s War: A Major Shift, and U.S. Tariffs on Turkey

Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic.

The Story of a Kurdish General

The Americans promised they would protect his people. Now, one Kurdish leader is forced to turn to former foes for help.

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