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A  US soldier sits in the rear of Chinook helicopter while flying over Kabul. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

He won the US presidential election on an anti-interventionist platform, promising to extricate the US military from “dumb wars” in the Middle East. (...)

A convoy of US army troops and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia patrol Syria in 2017. Photograph: Youssef Rabie Youssef/EPA

The US-led coalition battling Islamic State added to confusion surrounding the US withdrawal from Syria on Friday by declaring that it had started the(...)

A line of US military vehicles in Syria’s northern city of Manbij last month. Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement on Twitter that the US would withdraw its 2,000 troops from Syria was a recklessly short-sighted move. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

With the Republican Party having lost control of the domestic agenda in Congress, it’s likely that President Donald Trump will pivot more to foreign a(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to disrupt an orderly US withdrawal from Syria. Photograph: EPA/STR

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s public snubbing of US national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday is the latest sign of the disarray surrounding President(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton  and Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin  following their meeting  in the Turkish capital Ankara. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The fallout from Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops from Syria intensified on Tuesday as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blis(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey has asked Washington to hand over its bases in Syria as the Trump administration appeared to reverse plans to withdraw from the country’s north(...)

US military vehicles in Syria’s northern city of Manbij on December 30th. The city is controlled by Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have been fighting the Islamic State terror group with US support. Photograph:   by Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images

A 34-year-old man from Houston who is said to have sent a CV and cover letter seeking a job with Islamic State has been seized on a battlefield in Syr(...)

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton: “The primary point is we are going to withdraw from northeastern Syria.” Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

US forces will remain in northeastern Syria until Turkey agrees not to go after the Kurds, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday, insis(...)

A file image showing US  Special Forces at a front line outpost outside Manbij in Syria. Senator  Lindsey Graham, suggested  the US troop pullout had been slowed and that he felt ‘a lot better’ about the plan after meeting with Mr Trump. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican senator Lindsey Graham has said. “I think we’re in (...)

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