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

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.Ben Ariel, 16/09/2020 05:41
Pentagon: ISIS used US withdrawal to regroup

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.Ben Ariel, 20/11/2019 04:01
US to leave around 500-600 troops in northern Syria

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.Elad Benari, 11/11/2019 06:41
US to send armored reinforcements into eastern 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.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/10/2019 21:48
US to send additional assets to protect Syrian oil fields

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.Ben Ariel, 25/10/2019 02:02
Graham: Pentagon preparing plan to contain ISIS

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.Elad Benari, 25/10/2019 01:04
McConnell introduces resolution against Trump's Syria withdrawal

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.Elad Benari, 23/10/2019 04:54
Graham changes stance on Syria

Graham changes stance on Syria

South Carolina Senator: I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria.Ben Ariel, Canada, 20/10/2019 23:23
US troops withdrawing from Syria expected to move to Iraq

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.Ben Ariel, 20/10/2019 05:59
At debate, Democratic candidates blast Trump over Syria

At debate, Democratic candidates blast Trump over Syria

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Think about our other allies, Israel. How do they feel right now?Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2019 06:00
US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from 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.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/10/2019 21:00
Graham: Could not agree with Netanyahu more

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.Elad Benari, 11/10/2019 06:38
US threatens to 'penalize' Turkey over inhumane acts

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.Elad Benari, 11/10/2019 02:09
Trump: We have not abandoned the Kurds

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/10/2019 20:11
Graham: Syria withdrawal will be a 'nightmare' for Israel

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.Elad Benari, 08/10/2019 05:34
Senate Majority Leader warns against Syria withdrawal

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."Elad Benari, 08/10/2019 02:04
US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

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.Elad Benari, 22/05/2019 01:04
Congress members urge Trump: Safeguard Israel’s interests

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.Ben Ariel, 21/05/2019 03:40
Trump: US to leave 400 troops in Syria

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.Elad Benari, 21/03/2019 02:09
US to leave small group of peacekeepers 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.Elad Benari, 22/02/2019 01:35
Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

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.Elad Benari, 18/02/2019 02:33
Russia, Turkey and Iran hail US withdrawal from Syria

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, 15/02/2019 03:35
US withdrawal from Syria 'weeks away', says top general

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, 11/02/2019 02:03
Report: US to remove all forces from Syria by April

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, 07/02/2019 23:59
Ex-envoy blasts Trump: He has 'no plan'

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, 21/01/2019 04:37
Trump: We'll 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds

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, 14/01/2019 01:40
Pompeo: Withdrawal from Syria only a 'tactical change'

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, 13/01/2019 06:10
US withdrawing equipment, not troops, from Syria

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, 11/01/2019 21:14
Pompeo: US redoubling efforts to pressure Iran

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, 09/01/2019 02:10
Erdogan: US withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully

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, 08/01/2019 04:10
ANALYSIS: Amid confusion over Syria, Iraq prepares to oust US

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, 08/01/2019 00:26
Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

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, 06/01/2019 02:30
US has 'no timeline' for Syria withdrawal

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, 04/01/2019 20:18
ANALYSIS: Iranian axis exploiting Trump's pull out from Syria

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, 02/01/2019 00:57
Report: Trump agrees to spread Syria withdrawal over 4 months

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, 01/01/2019 01:12
Trump reassures Graham about plan to withdraw from Syria

Trump reassures Graham about plan to withdraw from Syria

South Carolina Senator meets Trump, shares concerns over Syria withdrawal planBen Ariel, 31/12/2018 03:07
Bolton to visit Israel, discuss Syria

Bolton to visit Israel, discuss Syria

US national security adviser to visit Turkey and Israel in January to coordinate on Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 28/12/2018 21:08
Trump: We give Israel $4.5 billion every year, they'll be good

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, 27/12/2018 04:33
Trump on Syria: A lot of people are going to come around

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, 27/12/2018 00:12
Report: Order to withdraw US forces from Syria signed

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, 24/12/2018 06:12
Macron criticizes Trump over Syria withdrawal

Macron criticizes Trump over Syria withdrawal

French President reacts to Trump decision on Syria, says "an ally must be reliable".Elad Benari, 24/12/2018 03:04
Report: Trump told Erdogan Syria is 'all yours'

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, 24/12/2018 02:09
Iran: US presence in Syria was 'source of tension'

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, 23/12/2018 06:41
US envoy in ISIS fight resigns

US envoy in ISIS fight resigns

Brett McGurk submits resignation following Trump's decision to pull US forces out of Syria.Ben Ariel, 23/12/2018 03:59
'The Americans have nothing to look for in Syria'

'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, 21/12/2018 04:37
Report: US-led coalition attacks in Syria

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, 02/12/2018 23:18
US: 'Lots of evidence' Assad planning chemical attack

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, 07/09/2018 02:45
U.S. redirects Syria funding

U.S. redirects Syria funding

State Department announces it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/08/2018 00:14
Washington to Syrian rebels: Don't expect support from us

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, 24/06/2018 05:40
Assad: Negotiations with the U.S. are a waste of time

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, 23/06/2018 00:13
Report: International coalition hits Syrian army positions

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, 24/05/2018 02:45
Head of U.S. forces in Syria visits Israel

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, 24/04/2018 05:13
White House: Trump still wants to withdraw forces from Syria

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, 16/04/2018 03:07
Trump considering 8 targets in Syria

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, 12/04/2018 23:36
Trump: Decision on Syria could come tonight

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, 10/04/2018 02:35
Trump: We'll be out of Syria 'very soon'

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, 30/03/2018 03:05
U.S. officials: Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons

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, 02/02/2018 04:12