Russia, Turkey and Iran hail US withdrawal from Syria

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani say US withdrawal from Syria is a positive step that would help stabilize the situation.Ben Ariel, 2/15/2019, 3:35 AM

US withdrawal from Syria 'weeks away', says top general

Head of US military’s Central Command says start of withdrawal of ground troops from Syria is likely just weeks away.Elad Benari, 2/11/2019, 2:03 AM

Report: US to remove all forces from Syria by April

Officials tell the Wall Street Journal the US military is preparing to pull all American forces out of Syria by the end of April.Elad Benari, 2/7/2019, 11:59 PM

Ex-envoy blasts Trump: He has 'no plan'

Brett McGurk, former US special envoy for anti-ISIS coalition, says Trump has "no plan" for what comes after forces withdraw from Syria.Elad Benari, 1/21/2019, 4:37 AM

Trump: We'll 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds

US President warns Turkey against harming Kurds after US pullout from Syria.Ben Ariel, 1/14/2019, 1:40 AM

Pompeo: Withdrawal from Syria only a 'tactical change'

US Secretary of State says withdrawal from Syria won't alter US military capacity to combat ISIS or Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2019, 6:10 AM

US withdrawing equipment, not troops, from Syria

US defense officials clarify earlier statement, say military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria, not withdrawing troops yet.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/11/2019, 9:14 PM

Pompeo: US redoubling efforts to pressure Iran

During visit to Jordan, Secretary of State says withdrawal from Syria will not jeopardize efforts to pressure Iran and fight ISIS.Elad Benari, 1/9/2019, 2:10 AM

Erdogan: US withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully

Turkish President says his country is best partner to work with US on withdrawal from Syria, reaffirms commitment to defeating ISIS.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2019, 4:10 AM

ANALYSIS: Amid confusion over Syria, Iraq prepares to oust US

Trump has effectively reversed his earlier statement about the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Syria.Yochanan Visser, 1/8/2019, 12:26 AM

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US National Security Adviser arrives in Israel, warns Syria there's no change in US position against the use of chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 1/6/2019, 2:30 AM

US has 'no timeline' for Syria withdrawal

State Department official says there's no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria as Pompeo visit to the region announced.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/4/2019, 8:18 PM

ANALYSIS: Iranian axis exploiting Trump's pull out from Syria

Incidents in both northern and eastern Syria make it clear that Russian-Iranian-Assad coalition is using chaos to conquer more territory.Yochanan Visser, 1/2/2019, 12:57 AM

Report: Trump agrees to spread Syria withdrawal over 4 months

Administration officials say Trump agreed to spread the withdrawal of the military from Syria over four months instead of 30 days.Ben Ariel, 1/1/2019, 1:12 AM

Trump reassures Graham about plan to withdraw from Syria

South Carolina Senator meets Trump, shares concerns over Syria withdrawal planBen Ariel, 12/31/2018, 3:07 AM

Bolton to visit Israel, discuss Syria

US national security adviser to visit Turkey and Israel in January to coordinate on Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2018, 9:08 PM

Trump: We give Israel $4.5 billion every year, they'll be good

US President says Israel knows how to defend itself very well and so it will be fine even after the US withdrawal from Syria.Elad Benari, 12/27/2018, 4:33 AM

Trump on Syria: A lot of people are going to come around

Trump defends his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria during an unannounced visit to Iraq.Ben Ariel, 12/27/2018, 12:12 AM

Report: Order to withdraw US forces from Syria signed

US defense official confirms order to withdraw US forces from Syria has been signed. No further details provided.Ben Ariel, 12/24/2018, 6:12 AM

Macron criticizes Trump over Syria withdrawal

French President reacts to Trump decision on Syria, says "an ally must be reliable".Elad Benari, 12/24/2018, 3:04 AM

Report: Trump told Erdogan Syria is 'all yours'

According to CNN report, Trump and Erdogan discussed US withdrawal from Syria before Trump announced the move.Elad Benari, 12/24/2018, 2:09 AM

Iran: US presence in Syria was 'source of tension'

Iran welcomes US withdrawal of troops from Syria, says US military presence in Syria had been "a mistake".Elad Benari, 12/23/2018, 6:41 AM

US envoy in ISIS fight resigns

Brett McGurk submits resignation following Trump's decision to pull US forces out of Syria.Ben Ariel, 12/23/2018, 3:59 AM

'The Americans have nothing to look for in Syria'

Middle East expert David Bukay says Israel will have to accept the fact that it will not succeed in removing Iran from Syria.Benny Tocker, 12/21/2018, 4:37 AM

Report: US-led coalition attacks in Syria

Syrian media says US-led international coalition launched air strikes against army positions south of al-Sekhneh.Elad Benari, 12/2/2018, 11:18 PM

US: 'Lots of evidence' Assad planning chemical attack

US representative for Syria says there is "lots of evidence" that chemical weapons are being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib.Ben Ariel, 9/7/2018, 2:45 AM

U.S. redirects Syria funding

State Department announces it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/18/2018, 12:14 AM

Washington to Syrian rebels: Don't expect support from us

Washington tells main Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help them resist government offensive.Elad Benari, 6/24/2018, 5:40 AM

Assad: Negotiations with the U.S. are a waste of time

Syrian President rules out negotiations with the United States, says American policy will not change.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/23/2018, 12:13 AM

Report: International coalition hits Syrian army positions

Hezbollah-affiliated media says warplanes from U.S.-led international coalition targeted two Syrian army positions.Elad Benari, 5/24/2018, 2:45 AM

Head of U.S. forces in Syria visits Israel

Head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, visits Israel amid concerns Trump will withdraw forces from Syria.Nitsan Keidar, 4/24/2018, 5:13 AM

White House: Trump still wants to withdraw forces from Syria

White House spokeswoman responds to Macron, says Trump still wants U.S. forces in Syria to return home as soon as possible.Elad Benari, 4/16/2018, 3:07 AM

Trump considering 8 targets in Syria

U.S. President considering striking eight potential Syria targets in response to recent chemical weapons attack in Douma.Elad Benari, 4/12/2018, 11:36 PM

Trump: Decision on Syria could come tonight

Trump vows forceful response to chemical attack in Syria, says decision on course of action could come as soon as Monday night.Elad Benari, 4/10/2018, 2:35 AM

Trump: We'll be out of Syria 'very soon'

Trump says the U.S. will be out of Syria and leave the fight against ISIS to others.Elad Benari, 3/30/2018, 3:05 AM

U.S. officials: Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons

Officials in Washington say Syrian government still using chemical weapons despite committing to abolish its arsenal.Ben Ariel, 2/2/2018, 4:12 AM

Trump: We'd be upset if Assad uses chemical weapons

Trump says Washington “would be extremely upset” if Syrian President uses chemical weapons again.Ben Ariel, 9/8/2017, 12:04 AM

Mattis: We'll defend our troops

The U.S. is not deepening its role in Syria's civil war but will act defensively when needed, says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2017, 2:07 AM

U.S. sanctions Syria following chemical weapons attack

Treasury sanctions employees of Syrian research center following chemical weapons attack in Idlib.Ben Ariel, 4/25/2017, 5:45 AM

White House: Future Syria strikes not out of the question

White House spokesman: U.S. could carry out future military strikes on Syria if its government uses chemical weapons on citizens.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/10/2017, 10:27 PM

Haley: We're prepared to do more in Syria

Ambassador Nikki Haley says the U.S. is prepared to do more in Syria following Thursday's airstrikes.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/7/2017, 10:34 PM

Trump orders attack on Syria

50 Tomahawk missiles fired at Syrian airfield from which chemical weapons were fired at civilians.Elad Benari, 4/7/2017, 5:27 AM

Haley: Syrians don't want Assad as their leader

Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States does not believe that Syrians people Assad as their leader.Ben Ariel, 4/4/2017, 5:13 AM

Assad: Trump will be an ally - if he fights terrorism

Syrian President says U.S. President-elect will be a "natural ally" if he fulfills his pledge to fight "terrorists".Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2016, 1:08 AM

Rubio: What's Obama's strategy on Syria?

GOP candidates criticize Obama's plan to deploy 50 special forces to Syria, say he lacks a real strategy to solve that conflict.Ben Ariel, 11/2/2015, 6:13 AM

Syrian MP: American troops are 'an act of aggression'

Syrian member of parliament blasts Obama's decision to send special operations forces into his country.Ben Ariel, 11/1/2015, 5:34 AM

United States Widens Sanctions on Syria

New American sanctions target individuals and entities providing energy products used by the Assad regime in fighting its own people.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2015, 2:13 AM

Assad 'Open to Dialogue' with the United States

Syrian President says he is open to having a dialogue with the United States so long as Syria's "sovereignty" isn't pressured.Ben Ariel, 3/27/2015, 5:46 AM

There's No Coordination with Assad, Says State Department

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says her country isn't coordinating airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2015, 12:14 AM

Obama Supports Training for Syrian Opposition, Says Official

Obama's nominee as Qatar ambassador: the administration supports plan to provide military training to moderate Syrian opposition.Elad Benari, 6/12/2014, 5:45 AM

US Denies Reports of Another Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Alleged survivors of January attack turn to US for support; White House dismisses claims, says survivors 'can't get their story straight.'Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 12:55 PM

Congress Approves 'Light Weapons' to 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels

Officials: Light arms supplied by the U.S. are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebels, funding for more has been approved by Congress.Elad Benari, 1/28/2014, 5:14 AM

McCain: Obama is Worse than Carter

Senator McCain blasts Obama over Syria. "I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president."Elad Benari, 1/23/2014, 4:44 AM

US and Britain Suspend Funding for Syrian Rebels

Move follows reports of base overtaken by Islamist groups in the north; decision temporary, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2013, 10:47 PM

US 'Knew About Rebel Chemical Weapons, Acted Selectively'

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist reveals proof that US administration knew both sides had weapons; officials deny claims.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 2:15 PM

American Jihadist in Syria: Entire World Will Be Muslim

US national in Syria declares intent to kill infidels, fight enemies of Islam, implement Sharia law worldwide - including in the West.Dalit Halevi, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2013, 3:26 PM

Poll: 52% of Israelis don't Trust US on Defense

Among religious people, over two thirds do not trust the US. 56% believe Iranian surprise attack is possible.Gil Ronen, 10/28/2013, 2:59 PM