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State Department: Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion

State Department says Syrian President's family worth $1-2 billion, despite US-led efforts to isolate Assad.

Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion

Blinken: US doesn't support efforts to normalize ties with Syria

Secretary of State: There will be no efforts to normalize relations with Assad until there is progress in the political process.

Blinken: US doesn't support efforts to normalize ties with Syria

White House: Biden will act to protect Americans

White House spokeswoman says US air strikes in Syria are meant to send message that Biden will act to protect Americans.

White House: Biden will act to protect Americans

US sanctions Assad's wife

US sanctions Syria’s central bank and several people and entities close to President Bashar Al-Assad.

US sanctions Assad's wife

White House official held secret meetings with Syrian government

Trump administration official confirms White House official spoke with Syrian government about two US citizens thought to be held there.

White House official held secret meetings with Syrian government

Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

US President confirms plan was in the works to take out Syrian President but then-Defense Secretary was opposed.

Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

Pentagon: ISIS used US withdrawal to regroup

New Pentagon report finds that ISIS has strengthened its abilities and has recovered from elimination of its leader.

Pentagon: ISIS used US withdrawal to regroup

US to leave around 500-600 troops in northern Syria

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says US troop levels in northern Syria will probably stabilize around 500.

US to leave around 500-600 troops in northern Syria

US to send armored reinforcements into eastern Syria

Defense Secretary says US will send armored reinforcements against potential ISIS on oil fields in Syria.

US to send armored reinforcements into eastern Syria

US to send additional assets to protect Syrian oil fields

US to beef up presence in northeastern Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by ISIS.

US to send additional assets to protect Syrian oil fields

Graham: Pentagon preparing plan to contain ISIS

Republican Senator says US military leaders preparing a plan that could keep ISIS fighters from regaining a foothold in Syria.

Graham: Pentagon preparing plan to contain ISIS

McConnell introduces resolution against Trump's Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader, other top Republican senators, warn Trump's withdrawal from Syria benefits Assad, ISIS, Russia and Iran.

McConnell introduces resolution against Trump's Syria withdrawal

Graham changes stance on Syria

South Carolina Senator: I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria.

Graham changes stance on Syria

US troops withdrawing from Syria expected to move to Iraq

US Defense Secretary says troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue fight against ISIS.

US troops withdrawing from Syria expected to move to Iraq

At debate, Democratic candidates blast Trump over Syria

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Think about our other allies, Israel. How do they feel right now?

At debate, Democratic candidates blast Trump over Syria

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from Syria

Pentagon announces Trump has ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria.

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from Syria

Graham: Could not agree with Netanyahu more

US Senator urges Trump to reverse his decision to withdraw troops from Syria after Turkey launches operation against Kurds.

Graham: Could not agree with Netanyahu more

US threatens to 'penalize' Turkey over inhumane acts

State Department official: US will take penalizing action against Turkey if it engages in “inhumane and disproportionate” moves in Syria.

US threatens to 'penalize' Turkey over inhumane acts

Trump: We have not abandoned the Kurds

Trump defends decision to pull troops from northern Syria, but stresses US is not abandoning the local Kurds.

Trump: We have not abandoned the Kurds

Graham: Syria withdrawal will be a 'nightmare' for Israel

South Carolina Senator warns against Trump’s sudden decision to pull back US troops from northern Syria.

Graham: Syria withdrawal will be a 'nightmare' for Israel

Senate Majority Leader warns against Syria withdrawal

Senator Mitch McConnell says pulling US forces out of Syria "would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime."

Senate Majority Leader warns against Syria withdrawal

US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

State Department says there are signs that Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, warns of response.

US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

Congress members urge Trump: Safeguard Israel’s interests

Nearly 400 members of Congress sign letter calling on Trump to safeguard Israel’s interests with Syria’s civil war coming to an end.

Congress members urge Trump: Safeguard Israel’s interests

Trump: US to leave 400 troops in Syria

US President says 400 troops will remain in Syria, including 200 near border with Israel, but says his strategy is unchanged.

Trump: US to leave 400 troops in Syria

US to leave small group of peacekeepers in Syria

White House says US will leave some 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after pullout.

US to leave small group of peacekeepers in Syria

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Syrian President warns country’s Kurds that the US would not protect them against any Turkish offensive.

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

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.

Russia, Turkey and Iran hail US withdrawal from Syria

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.

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

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.

Report: US to remove all forces from Syria by April

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.

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

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

US President warns Turkey against harming Kurds after US pullout from Syria.

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

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.

Pompeo: Withdrawal from Syria only a 'tactical change'

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.

US withdrawing equipment, not troops, from Syria

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.

Pompeo: US redoubling efforts to pressure Iran

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.

Erdogan: US withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully

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.

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

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.

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

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.

US has 'no timeline' for Syria withdrawal

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.

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

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.

Report: Trump agrees to spread Syria withdrawal over 4 months