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FILE -- U.S. Special Forces troops near Manbij, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2018. The pending withdrawal from Syria is the latest example of a broader American disengagement from the Middle East. Russia and Iran are filling the void. (Mauricio Lima/The New York Times/Copyright 2019)
US confirms American troops killed in blast claimed by Islamic State
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January 11, 2019
Bashar Assad, president of Syria inspects an honor guard at a welcoming ceremony during a 2008 visit to India. Bloomberg photo by Pankaj Nangia
US military announces start of Syria troop withdrawal
January 11, 2019 - 5:39pm
January 6, 2019
National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Aug 16. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Contradicting Trump, Bolton says no withdrawal from Syria until ISIS contained, Kurds' safety guaranteed
January 6, 2019 - 3:40pm
December 31, 2018
U.S. Special Forces soldiers at a front line outpost outside Manbij, Syria, Feb. 7, 2018. Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, according to Russian and Syrian officials. A Syrian military officer said that about 100 Russian soldiers had been killed in the fighting on Feb. 7 and 8. (Mauricio Lima/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Trump says US troops are 'slowly' being sent home from Syria
December 31, 2018 - 11:43am
December 24, 2018
Brett McGurk, left, at the Pentagon in May 2017. Photo by the U.S. Department of Defense.
'Very telling' that Trump didn't know his own anti-ISIS point man, former official says
December 24, 2018 - 11:08am
December 23, 2018
Acting National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump at the top of the steps of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 17, 2017. (Al Drago/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
COMMENTARY: We succeeded in Syria. Now it's time to leave.
December 23, 2018 - 5:18pm
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis would leave his position at the end of February. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump forces Mattis out early, names former Boeing exec acting defense secretary
December 23, 2018 - 1:25pm
December 19, 2018
President Donald Trump during a round table discussion about the Federal Commission on School Safety report at the White House in Washington, Dec. 18, 2018. The report was commissioned by Trump in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (Samuel Corum/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump administration plans to pull US troops out of Syria immediately, defense official says
December 19, 2018 - 9:51am
September 16, 2018
Diane Foley, mother of journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS in 2014, is seen in her office at the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in Rochester, N.H. Photo for The Washington Post by Adam Glanzman
Mother of slain journalist James Foley says filmmaker took their story
September 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 21, 2018
In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, a Tomahawk missile is fired from the USS Monterey, deployed in the Persian Gulf, early on the morning of April 14, 2018. The United States and European allies launched overnight airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack. (Lt. j.g. Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
International inspectors enter Douma, site of alleged Syrian chemical attack
April 21, 2018 - 11:32am
April 16, 2018
In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, a Tomahawk missile is fired from the USS Monterey, deployed in the Persian Gulf, early on the morning of April 14, 2018. The United States and European allies launched overnight airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack. (Lt. j.g. Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via The New York Times)
Syria strikes lock US and Russia into new era of animosity
April 16, 2018 - 9:11am
April 15, 2018
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Assad is defiant as US-led strikes in Syria show no sign of threatening his hold on power
April 15, 2018 - 10:29am
April 14, 2018
Before a portrait of George Washington, President Donald Trump addresses the nation at the White House in Washington, April 13, 2018. The United States and European allies launched strikes on Friday against Syrian targets as Trump sought to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
'Mission Accomplished': Trump, US allies defend strikes against Syria chemical arms sites
April 14, 2018 - 11:16am
A Tomahawk missile is launched toward a Syrian airfield from the American guided-missile destroyer Porter in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. The United States launched missiles into Syria again on Friday night. (Mass Communication Spc. 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Russia responds to airstrike with harsh words but no fire
April 14, 2018 - 9:13am
April 13, 2018
President Trump addressed the nation from the White House on Friday night. The strikes marked the second time that Mr. Trump has attacked Syria to punish the government after it was accused of using chemical weapons. Credit Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times
US launches missile strikes in Syria: Britain, France join in retaliation for chemical attacks
April 13, 2018 - 8:23pm
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