Syria

Turkey Plans Presence Across Northeast Syria, Erdogan Says

Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of CeylanpinarISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.

Syria: Endgame

Column: Americans are getting the retreat they voted for

SyriaThe slaughter going on in Syria is not a consequence of American presence. It's a consequence of a withdrawal and a betrayal by this president of American allies and American values. —Pete Buttigieg, October 15 Mr. Mayor has a point. For 75 years, from Fulda Gap to the 38th Parallel, the American soldier has been the last line of defense against violence, chaos, and oppression. From Kosovo to Anbar, he has kept a lid on cauldrons of bloodlust. Remove him, and the poison boils over.

Trump Sends Emergency Delegation to Turkey Amid Bloody Offensive in Syria

Declares national emergency in Syria

Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish borderA delegation of senior Trump administration officials will depart for Turkey "as soon as possible" to negotiate a ceasefire following Ankara's bloody offensive into Syria that killed civilians and helped to reinvigorate the ISIS terror group, according to senior administration officials.

ABC News Airs Phony Syria Footage

Network removes segment⁠—including footage from American gun range⁠—after request for comment

ABC News aired footage claiming to show a Turkish attack on a Syrian border town that was actually from a 2017 video of an American shooting range.

Trump Infuriates Top Republican Allies with Syria Withdrawal

Decision to pull out U.S. forces, permit Turkish aggression, draws GOP dissent

A picture taken in Akcakale at the Turkish border with Syria shows smokes rising from the Syrian town of Tal AbyadPresident Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American forces from Syria is testing the bounds of his support among leading Republican members of Congress, with many calling out the president for a decision they say is dangerous.