President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism his Syria withdrawal is damaging US credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State.
Irish Independent. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 05:43:33 +0100.
More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.
Jane Arraf. NPR. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:06:00 -0400.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Distressing video and images captured in Syria before the ceasefire came into effect appears to show children with chemical weapons burns.
Daily Mail. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:49:01 +0100.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, Friday applauded President Donald Trump's efforts to create a ceasefire in northern Syria but argued that one should not have been needed in the first place.
Newsmax. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:08:02 EDT.
President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization," but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making.
Zeke Miller. Fox News. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:56:43 GMT.
The Kremlin said late on Oct. 18 it expected to receive information from Turkey after Ankara agreed on a deal with the United States to halt its offensive in Syria for five days, the RIA news agency reported. Read more here. ...
Anastasia Shepeleva. Kyiv Post. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:08:46 +0000.
Facts About Syria
The Syrian Arab Republic, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
a head of state and government plus one legislative house.
Its capital city is Damascus, and its currency is the Syrian Pound.
The primary language used in Syria is Arabic, and in 2007,
Syria's estimated population was 19,048,000. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.