ISIS
Associated Press/Photo by Cem Ozdel/Turkish Foreign Ministry

Trump threatens sanctions if Turkey attacks Kurds

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/14/19, 12:05 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday against attacking Kurdish fighters in northern Syria following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. In a series of tweets, the president said the U.S.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla

U.S. withdrawal from Syria begins

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/11/19, 01:07 pm

The United States is beginning its “deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” starting with the removal of some military equipment, U.S. military officials said Friday. “Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations, or troop movements,” Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition combating Islamic State (ISIS), said in a statement.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla (file)

U.S. teen caught fighting for ISIS in Syria

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/10/19, 11:34 am

A Kurdish militia group allied with the United States said Wednesday it captured an American teenager among a group of foreigners fighting for Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seized the militants in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, where ISIS still holds pockets of territory amid fierce fighting. In a statement, the YPG identified the 16-year-old American teenager as Soulay Noah Su. The U.S. State Department has not confirmed the report. On Sunday, the Kurdish group announced the capture of five foreign fighters, including two U.S.

Read more