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Bombing in Syria Targets U.S.-Led Military Patrol

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion that injured members of a Kurdish-led force, days after an attack that killed four Americans.
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US-Kurdish patrol attacked in Syria as Erdoğan offers to step in

Turkish president tells Donald Trump he is ready to send troops into US-overseen areasThe threat of a growing security vacuum in Syria as a result of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops has been underlined by an attack on a joint US-Kurdish patrol in Syria, which killed five people and injured at least two American soldiers.The attack on Monday, in which a suicide bomber drove a car into a checkpoint, emphasised the vulnerability of American troops since the US president declared he wa...
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Turkey offers to take over security in Syrian city of Manbij

Erdoğan telephones Trump after death of four US citizens in north-eastern townTurkey is ready to take over security in the Syrian city where four US citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.Erdoğan told the US president that the suicide bombing in Manbij, a town in the north-east of the country controlled by a militia allied to US-backed Kurdish forces, was a provocativ...
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Philippines: Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region

Vote seeks to solve half a century of unrest and counter new wave of extremist groups Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on the creation of autonomous region that the government hopes will end nearly half a century of unrestand prevent a new wave of attacks by Islamic State group-inspired militants.The vote caps a tumultuous peace effort by the government in Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the main rebel group, to seal a deal that was signed in 2014 but ...
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Described as Defeated, Islamic State Punches Back With Guerrilla Tactics

All but 1 percent of the territory the Islamic State once held is gone, but to suggest that the group has been defeated, as President Trump did, is to ignore the lessons of recent history.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, Terrorism, International Relations, Trump, United States International Relations, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Manbij (Syria, Iraq War (2003-11


Philippines: Muslims vote in referendum on new autonomous region

Vote seeks to solve half a century of unrest and counter a new wave of extremist Islamic State-linked groups Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants.The vote caps a tumultuous peace effort by the government in Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the main rebel group, to seal...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Manila, Philippine, Moro Islamic Liberation Front


Filipino Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. The vote caps a tumultuous peace effort […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Nation, Philippines, Manila Philippines, Nation & World


Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Erdogan said an attack that left four Americans dead last week in Manbij was an act of provocation aimed at affecting Trump's decision last month to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The attack occurred nearly a month after Trump confounded his own national security team with the surprise decision on Dec. 19...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Tayyip Erdogan, Manbij


Islamic State defeated in Syria? Tell that to the loved ones of four fallen Americans

Trump shouldn't rush withdrawing troops, squandering what has been expensively won. In liberated towns, 'fragile stability' is taking hold: Our view            [Author: USA TODAY]
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U.S. Senator Graham: A rash U.S. pullout from Syria will create 'Iraq on steroids'

Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed.
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'Iraq on steroids': senator in Syria warning as Trump receives remains

Lindsey Graham urges slowing of US withdrawalBodies of four Americans killed in Manbij to be repatriatedSenator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped Donald Trump would slow the US withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that if not thought through, the pullout can create an “Iraq on steroids”. Related: Ex-navy Seal and sailor among US victims killed in Syria suicide attack Continue reading...
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Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House. “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump’s Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump’s declaration of victory against the Islamic State group despite a deadly […]
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U.S. Should Slow Syria Pullout to Contain Risks, Graham Says

“I believe it would be an absolute disaster to walk away from Syria and drop in Erdogan’s lap armed elements of YPG that he considers to be terrorist and expect Turkey to deal with that and prevent ISIS from coming back,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, told Bloomberg in an interview in Ankara. Addressing concerns by Turkey, a NATO ally, over Kurdish militant group YPG can dovetail with American objectives such as containing Iran and the jihadist group Islamic State, he said.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Bloomberg, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Nato, Graham, Erdogan, South Carolina, Ankara


Americans Killed in Syria Attack Identified

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, also wounded three U.S. troops and was the deadliest assault on U.S. troops in Syria since American forces went into the country in 2015.
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Iraqi Assyrians Are Target of Land Grab

Despite the defeat of Islamic State forces on the battlefields of northern Iraq in 2017 and the advance of democracy in a country once ruled by the brutal Saddam Hussein, these are difficult times in Iraq, especially for beleaguered Christians of various ethnicities who have been dispossessed of their ancestral lands on the Nineveh Plain.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Saddam Hussein


Mother of alleged Isis killer loses legal fight against Home Office

Judges rule decision to share evidence with US without death penalty assurances not unlawfulThe mother of an alleged hostage killer for Islamic State has lost her legal challenge against a Home Office decision to share evidence with the US without seeking assurances that her son and another suspected jihadist terrorist would not face the death penalty.El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are accused of belonging to a group of Isis members, nicknamed the Beatles because of their British accents,...
Tags: Isis, Human Rights, Law, Islamic State, US, UK News, World news, UK criminal justice, Home Office, Alexanda Kotey, El Shafee Elsheikh


Syria suicide bomb that killed four US citizens reignites debate over US pulling troops

A suicide bomb reignited the debate over President Donald Trump's assertion that the Islamic State has been defeated and his decision to exit Syria.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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US-led coalition airstrikes pound IS areas in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists are reporting intense airstrikes on the last area held by the Islamic State group in the country’s east where the extremists’ control has been shrinking over the past weeks. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the airstrikes hit the 15 square kilometers (5.8 square miles) controlled by […]
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Syria suicide bomb that killed four US citizens also reignites debate over US pulling troops

A suicide bomb reignited the debate over President Donald Trump's assertion that the Islamic State has been defeated and his decision to exit Syria.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Islamic State, US, Syria, Usa Today, Donald Trump


After Americans Slain, Questions Arise About Trump’s Syria Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces. The attack in the strategic northeastern town of Manbij highlighted the threat posed by the Islamic State group despite Trump’s claims. It could also complicate what had already become a mess...
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ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 Americans, Raising New Worries About Troop Withdrawal

Critics of President Trump’s drawdown plans said his claim of victory over the Islamic State may have emboldened its fighters and encouraged the suicide bombing that killed 19 people.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Syria, Terrorism, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, United States Defense and Military Forces, Defense and Military Forces, Manbij (Syria


Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north Syria

A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump's shock announcement last month that he was ordering a full troop withdrawal from Syria because the jihadists had been "largely defeated". The Pentagon said "two US servicemembers, one Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and one cont...
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2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
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Four Americans killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis

Two US soldiers, a defence department civilian official and contractor were killed, US Central Command confirmsA suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State has killed four Americans in north-eastern Syria, just weeks after Donald Trump said the terrorist group had been defeated and announced he was withdrawing American forces.The bomber struck on Wednesday inside a restaurant in the town of Manbij, where US troops had regularly gathered. As many as 16 people were killed in the attack, the most...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US military, Donald Trump, US Central Command, Manbij


Hours after U.S. troops killed in Syria, Pence says Islamic State defeated

Pence did not mention the attack in his address to 184 chiefs of U.S. diplomatic missions who gather annually in Washington from around the world to discuss foreign policy strategy. "The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated," Pence told the U.S. ambassadors and other senior American diplomats, referring to Islamic State. In separate statements later, both the White House and Pence condemned the attack and expressed sympathy for the deaths of the U.S. personnel.
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Mike Pence says 'ISIS has been defeated'

Shortly after the U.S. military said American service members were among those killed in an explosion during a routine patrol in Syria, Vice President Mike Pence declared the Islamic State "defeated" and its Caliphate "crumbled." (Jan. 16)            [Author: AP]
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At least four US troops killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis

US official says three wounded in rebel-controlled ManbijBlast appears to be deadliest attack on US forces in SyriaAt least four US troops have been killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by Isis in Syria, just weeks after Donald Trump said the terrorist group had been defeated and he was pulling out American forces. A US official who declined to be named said four American troops had been killed and three wounded in the blast on Wednesday, which an Islamic State-affiliated website said was the...
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U.S. military says American troops killed in Syria blast claimed by IS

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated hi...
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Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said group was defeated there.
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