Latest Syria News

The Latest: Syria's Assad supports resistance against Turkey

Oct. 22, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Syrian President Bashar Assad says he is ready to support any "popular resistance" against Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria. The Syrian...

Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in Iraq

Oct. 22, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. troops leaving Syria and heading to neighboring Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country, Iraq's military said Tuesday as American forces continued to pull out of northern Syria after Turkey's invasion of the border region. The statement appears to contradict U.S. Defense...

Erdogan warns Kurdish fighters to pull out of Syrian region

Oct. 22, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday up to 1,300 Syrian Kurdish fighters have yet to vacate a northeastern Syrian area invaded by Ankara, hours before a five-day cease-fire between Turkish troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters was set to expire there. Erdogan said up to...

Syria's Assad slams Erdogan as 'thief' as he makes his first visit to Idlib areas retaken from Turkey-backed rebels

Oct. 22, 2019 5:18 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Assad slams Erdogan as 'thief' as he makes his first visit to Idlib areas retaken from Turkey-backed rebels.

Iraq's military says US troops leaving Syria and heading to Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country

Oct. 22, 2019 4:10 AM EDT
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military says US troops leaving Syria and heading to Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country.

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish leader likens US move to genocide

Oct. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Syria (all times local): 4 a.m. Tuesday A leader of Syrian Kurdish forces who have been attacked by Turkey says President Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria was "akin to genocide." Ilham Ahmed also tells reporters that...

'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaotic

Oct. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The crowd hurled potatoes that thudded on the sides of the hulking U.S. armored vehicles. "What happened to Americans?" one man shouted in English up at the sole U.S. soldier visible on the back of a vehicle. The soldier stared silently straight ahead, away from the show of fury. It was yet...

US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oilfields

Oct. 21, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oilfields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling troops out of the country and getting out...

High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

Oct. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's latest incursion into northern Syria , and to the broader Syrian war. The stakes couldn't be higher. An agreement between Putin — who has backed the Syrian government...

The Latest: 70,000 children displaced by NE Syrian violence

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:00 p.m. An international aid group says about 70,000 children have been displaced since the start of the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria. The United Nations has said more than 176,000 people have been uprooted....