Turkish forces battle Kurdish fighters to gain control over key town in northeastern Syria; US slaps sanctions on Ankara
Turkey's offensive on Syria has left dozens of civilians dead, mostly on the Kurdish side, and displaced at least 1,60,000 people
US to withdraw troops from Syria ahead of Turkey' s offensive against Kurdish-led forces, says White House
The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major shift which clears the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces and hands Turkey responsibility for thousands of Islamic State captives
'Not reversing course on withdrawing from Syria': Donald Trump justifies leaving behind 200 troops in country
Donald Trump agreed to keep about 200 US troops as part of a planned multinational force that would maintain a safe zone in northeastern Syria, the official said.
Islamic State faces defeat in Syria after US-backed SDF operations; withdrawal of American troops spells uncertainty for region
Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death.
After Donald Trump's announcement of withdrawal from Syria, US-led military coalition begins pulling out troops
On 19 December, Trump said he had ordered the withdrawal of all US forces in Syria, which are believed to number around 2,000
On when US forces would leave Syria, Trump said that he does not want to be in Syria "forever." But after saying troops would come home right away, and that the Islamic State group was defeated, he didn't give any specific timetable.
Donald Trump pulls up Jim Mattis' last day in office; deputy Patrick Shanahan to take over as acting defense secretary on 1 Jan
Jim Mattis resigned as the US Secretary of Defense on Thursday in protest over Donald Trump's decision to pull all US troops out of Syria.
French president Emmanuel Macron's comments come after Donald Trump pulled out US troops from Syria, leaving thousands of Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, which the Pentagon spent years training and arming against IS, vulnerable to Turkish attack.
'US has defeated Islamic State': After Donald Trump tweet, officials announce full withdrawal of troops from Syria
The United States will withdraw its troops from Syria, a US official said on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has defeated Islamic State in the war-ravaged country