The U.S. military is relying more and more on partner operations, but what happens when they end?
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The Syria deployment was never well thought out. But it is both tragic and dangerous that the U.S. deployment is ending in an even less coherent way.
Partial Ceasefire Begins in Yemen, Turkey Makes New Push for Gulen Extradition, U.S. Concerned about Potential Offensive in Eastern Syria
Yemen peace talks make progress on key issues, Turkey’s foreign minister says the Trump administration is considering expelling Fethullah Gulen and Turkish troops threaten to push into territory held by U.S.-backed forces.
U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, New Wave of Islamic State Attacks, Calls for Yemen Ceasefire Fail to Halt Fighting in Hodeidah
The Trump administration implements its second round of Iran sanctions, the Pentagon warns of Islamic State reconsolidation, and MBS escalates his war in Yemen.
Over the past week, Global News Canada has released a series of reports from Syria detailing the detention of Muhammed Ali (aka Abu Turaab Al-Kanadi), a high-profile Canadian Islamic State (ISIS) member, by Kurdish forces inside the country. Journalist Stewart Bell and researcher Amarnath Amarasingam travelled to Syria where they interviewed Ali and several other Canadians held in a makeshift detention center in the northeastern part of the state.
Trump Offers Excuses for Disappearance of Saudi Dissident, Deadline Passes for Demilitarized Zone in Syria
Saudi Arabia is facing diplomatic and economic consequences for Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and rebel groups refuse to withdraw from a negotiated buffer zone in Idlib.
A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes
Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.
The numbers show that U.S. operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are reducing the terrorist organization's ability to strike Western countries.
Turkey Fails to Reach Ceasefire for Idlib, U.S. Threatens Punitive Strikes While Reinforcing Eastern Syria, Basra Protests Shake Up Iraqi Government Again
The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.
Assad Regime Prepares for Idlib Offensive, U.S. Cuts Support for Palestinian Refugees, and Iraqi Factions Jockey to Form a Government
The Syrian regime is readying an assault on one of the rebels’ last enclaves, the Trump administration slashes its remaining funding to the Palestinian refugee agency, and two parliamentary coalitions battle for control of the Iraqi government.