Latest Syria News

The Latest: Putin calls Assad, who voices support for deal

Oct. 22, 2019 3:37 PM 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): 10:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Syrian President Bashar Assad to inform him about the provisions of a deal he struck with Turkey. The...

Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with accord

Oct. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia and Turkey announced an agreement Tuesday to jointly patrol almost the entire northeastern Syrian border after the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters, cementing the two countries' power in Syria in the wake of President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces. The...

McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

Oct. 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced legislation Tuesday denouncing Turkey's invasion of northern Syria and gently prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from the embattled country. But McConnell, R-Ky., said lawmakers should refrain from...

Syria Kurdish official says forces completed withdrawal before cease-fire ends, but Turkey continues attacks

Oct. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria Kurdish official says forces completed withdrawal before cease-fire ends, but Turkey continues attacks.

Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in Iraq

Oct. 22, 2019 11:22 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...

'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaotic

Oct. 22, 2019 11:10 AM 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...

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...