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Former US official in charge of destroying ISIS says Trump’s Syria pull out helps the terror group

McGurk says that Trump has given ISIS "new life" by pulling out of Syria in a move that will "precipitate chaos" and allow militants to "thrive."

US troops were highly visible regulars at the Syrian restaurant where a suicide bomber killed 4 Americans

US troops reportedly visited the restaurant, which served foods like grilled chicken, French fries, and shawarma sandwiches, several times a week.

Trump’s own party slams his Syria ‘retreat’ after ISIS-claimed attack kills US troops

The deaths of the four Americans on Wednesday, including two US soldiers, were a result of an ISIS-claimed suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria.

Pence repeated the claim that ISIS is ‘defeated’ just hours after US troops died in a devastating ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

Pence repeated Trump's claims that ISIS has been defeated on the same day that multiple US troops were killed in a suicide bombing claimed by ISIS.
US Marines firing a howitzer in Syria.

Trump’s Syria policy takes a massive black eye as ISIS-claimed attack kills 4 US troops

ISIS is not defeated, as Tuesday's attack shows, and Trump's rationale for pulling out took a massive black eye with the death of four US troops.
A group of U.S. Soldiers keeps an eye on the demarcation line during a security patrol outside Manbij, Syria, June 24, 2018.

US troops die in suicide bombing claimed by ISIS, calling into question Trump’s declaration of victory

ISIS claimed a deadly attack on a coalition patrol in northeastern Syria just weeks after Trump said the group was defeated. US forces are among the casualties.
An Israeli F-16I.

Russia’s air defenses can’t stop Israel from stomping on Iran in Syria with airstrikes

Russia has exported some of its best air defense systems to Syria, but Israeli jets keep beating them and it's making Russia look bad.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he supports President Donald Trump holding talks with Iran, but listed conditions for such discussions to move forward.

Trump threatened to ‘devastate’ a NATO ally’s economy, and his State Department has no idea that means

Asked what Trump meant by economic devastation for Turkey, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a reporter they'd have to ask Trump himself.
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton shares a laugh with a Marine veterans in Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 13, 2012.

White House’s shock request for strike options on Iran suggests an extremely dangerous possibility

The Pentagon's shock after a failed mortar attack in Iraq likely came from an extreme request from Bolton: Airstrikes.
The US reportedly started withdrawing troops from Syria on Friday. Here, US provide security during an independent patrol outside Manbij, Syria, in August 2018.

The US has started pulling out of Syria after a week of chaotic, confusing messages

President Donald Trump said last month that he wanted to withdraw US troops from Syria. How the US would actually do that has been much less clear.