Latest "KURDS" stories
US military halts patrols against Islamic State in Syria
Turkish threats of a ground invasion have stymied the missions with Kurdish forces.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
Esper doubles down on no withdrawal from Iraq, but here’s how it could unfold
Trump’s erratic Middle East policy has often left American forces scrambling to react to swift and sudden policy changes. In Syria, coalition forces destroyed equipment, blew vehicles in place and bombed parts of their own outposts.
By Shawn Snow and Meghann Myers
American commando raid to kill al-Baghdadi was launched from al-Asad Air Base, rehearsals conducted in Erbil
The American commando raid that bagged Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was launched from the sprawling al-Asad airbase in Anbar province Iraq, according to a source on the ground with direct knowledge of the operation.
By Shawn Snow and Howard Altman
Russia says it sent hundreds of additional troops to Syria
The troops and armored vehicles are going in as American troops pull out.
Italy to remove its air-defense assets from Turkey by year’s end
Officials said the departure had already been planned and had nothing to do with Turkey's offensive in Northern Syria, which was widely criticized in Europe.
By Tom Kington