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US moves Islamic State prisoners as Turkey attacks Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria. Turkey is attacking the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces, a Kurdish force that battled the Islamic State group alongside American troops and now is responsible for […]
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Trump surprises his aides and allies with abrupt decrees

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was just one problem when President Donald Trump walked down the stairs of Air Force One and unceremoniously declared that the Islamic State had lost the last of its territory in Syria. He wasn’t supposed to announce it yet. Instead, the plan was to let U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces proclaim the […]
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U.S.-Backed Forces Declare Defeat Of ISIS 'Caliphate'

The U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces say they have defeated ISIS in the town of Baghouz, ISIS' last remaining territory.
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Joint Operations Command-Iraq Briefing

By Army Col. Jonathan Byrom (via Teleconference From Baghdad), 11th Dec 2018: STAFF: Good morning. We will begin our brief with a quick communication check. Sir, can you hear me? COLONEL JONATHAN BYROM: This is Colonel Byrom. I can hear you. STAFF: This brief should last approximately 45 minutes. We have Colonel Jonathan Byrom, Task Force Rifles commander and deputy director of Joint Operations Command-Iraq from Baghdad for an update on operations with our Iraqi partners. Sir, the floor is...
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ISIS facing imminent collapse in Syria's Raqqa

The U.S. coalition said about 85% of Raqqa was now controlled by the Syrian Defense Forces.            [Author: Associated Press]
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