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Trump continues a self-destructive U.S. policy in Syria

Washington (AMN) – On June 18, 2017, the Trump administration made a grave mistake in downing a Syrian jet south of Tabqah, which follows a string of similar events in the months prior. Faced with the decision of having to vacate Syria and abandon the garrison stationed in al-Tanf near the Jordanian border, staying in al-Tanf despite waning strategic value, or […]

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US Response to Russia: “We Will Not Hesitate to Defend Ourselves or Our Partners if Threatened”

Washington, D.C. (Duran) – America’s collective statement is a climb-down, mired in arrogance, concealing a veiled threat. Two US military officials have responded to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence which has been widely misreported by the mainstream media. The section of the statement which speaks of Russia’s plans to respond to future illegal acts of […]

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Trump’s Middle East Policy: Shifting from ‘America First’ to ‘America Omnipresent’

Washington D.C. (SCF) – President Trump says he has no plans to enter Syria, despite ordering airstrikes on a Syrian military base last week. «We’re not going into Syria», Trump told Maria Bartiromo during an exclusive interview on FOX Business. «But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons… and see these beautiful kids that are dead in […]

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Kurd-led Syrian Militia Says Trump Sent Them Armoured Vehicles

Kobanî – (MEE) Syrian Democratic Forces say its has received first shipment of armour from US, and that Trump had promised ‘extra support’ for the group A Kurdish-led militia fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria said on Tuesday it had received armoured vehicles from the Donald Trump administration, claiming them to be the […]