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Trump hits Turkey with sanctions, calls for ceasefire

US President Donald Trump on Monday imposed sanctions on Turkey over Ankara’s military operation in northeast Syria, and called for an immediate ceasefire. Turkey launched the cross-border assault on Kurdish fighters last Wednesday after Trump withdrew some US troops from the region, drawing sharp criticism from fellow Republicans who accused him of abandoning allies[…]

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Syrian army to deploy along Turkey border as US orders pullback

Syrian government troops will deploy along the border with Turkey to help Kurdish fighters fend off Ankara’s military offensive in northern Syria, the Kurdish-led administration in the region said. The move, announced on Sunday, represents a major shift in alliance for Syria’s Kurds and came hours after the United States said it was withdrawing its[…]

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Global War on Terror still determines agendas

The Global War on Terror (GWAT) was still determining US policies. This is the opinion of Washington-based activist and author, Phyllis Bennis. The US had a military budget of $617 billion and even if that budget was halved, it would still dwarf that of other countries, she said. She was[…]

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US pullback from northern Syria: Key questions answered

The United States‘s decision to pull out troops from northern Syria’s border with Turkey has cleared the way for Ankara to launch a long-threatened military operation. The withdrawal is being seen by the Kurdish-spearheaded Syrian Democratic Forces in the region, which were key in a US-led campaign against ISIL, as leaving them open to[…]

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