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As Trump mulls a pullout, IS attempts to re-emerge in Syria

MANBIJ, Syria (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump mulls a U.S. pullout from Syria, insisting that the Islamic State group is "almost completely defeated," the extremist group is showing signs of a revival. Despite being kicked out of the main tow...

 

Thousands flee violence in mass exodus from Syrian towns

BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children streamed out on foot and in pick-up trucks Thursday from besieged enclaves on two fronts, fleeing bombings from the Syrian military near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish troops...

 

Rebel areas pounded by Syrian forces despite cease-fire call

BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday, plunging the besieged area just outside of Syria's capital of Damascus into a spiral of violence and despair. At least 55 civilians were k...

 

Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) — France and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, where the U.N. says an estimated 5,000 people have been displaced by the fighting. Turkish t...

 

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by...

 

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