The first effects of US President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw US troops from Syria are being felt already. The Syrian army says it has entered the Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Their alliance is in good shape, so what's left to talk about for two men who've engineered themselves all-powerful presidencies?
The shock US troop pullout from Syria will be "highly coordinated," President Donald Trump has claimed after phoning his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Many US politicians and NATO allies fear destabilization.
Two US soldiers, a Pentagon civilian and a military contractor have been killed in a bomb blast in Manbij, Syria. Speaking after the attack, US Vice President Mike Pence said the "Islamic State" "has been defeated."
The White House has said it will keep some troops in Syria as a peacekeeping force after most US forces pull out from the country. The move could be an attempt to get European allies to send soldiers to Syria as well.
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