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Daesh to Surrender and Leave Raqqa, Capital of Its Caliphate

Damascus (MEMO) – Syrian Daesh fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the militants’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave conflicting accounts on whether foreign fighters would also be leaving the city, where the US-backed Syrian […]

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UN Urges US-Led Coalition to Rein in Airstrikes in Syria’s Raqqa

Raqqa (TNA) – The United Nations called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause to allow an estimated 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa, and urged the US-led coalition to rein in air strikes that have caused civilian casualties. “Boats on the Euphrates must not be attacked, people who come out cannot risk […]

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Confirmed: US Army Deployed to Help Kurds Crush ISIS in Raqqa

Raqqa (AMN) – On Wednesday, Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed dozens of US military advisors were deployed inside Raqqa city itself with US Marines providing artillery support against ISIS from the surrounding countryside. The troops, many of them special operations forces, are working in an “advise, assist and accompany” role to support Kurdish fighters of the Syrian […]

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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 […]