The father of an Alabama woman who joined the ISIS in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:27:22 EST.
The move was a concession to allies and Pentagon officials who have argued that a complete American withdrawal risks returning key areas in Syria to the Islamic State.
Annie Karni and Thomas Gibbons-neff. New York Times. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:54:27 GMT.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US military will keep around 200 troops in Syria after President Donald Trump's pullout from the war-torn country, the White House said on Thursday (Feb 21).
Straits Times. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:54:18 +0800.
The operation to destroy Islamic State's final vestige of rule in Iraq and Syria hit a temporary snag on Thursday, as an expected evacuation of the remaining civilians from its last enclave in eastern Syria did not go ahead.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:55:16 -0500.
A deadly car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group hit US-backed forces in east Syria Thursday as they tried to negotiate the release of civilians trapped in the jihadists' last sliver of territory. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:42:23 -0500.
'There are now over 800 terrorists that are being held, foreign terrorist fighters that are being held, in Syria today. She's just one of them. She is a terrorist,' Pompeo said on the 'Today' show.
Daily Mail. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:36:16 GMT.
SDF says civilian evacuation was not completed on Thursday, despite earlier expectations that it would be.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:18:58 GMT.
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.