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Trump plan to save Syria’s oil is shaping up to be a public-relations dumpster fire

"Telegraphing to the world that your only interest in the Middle East is protecting oil is bulletin-board recruiting material," a US senator said.

US diplomat says that Trump’s Syria policies fueled the ‘catastrophic sideshow’ that led to war crimes against US allies

"One day when the diplomatic history is written, people will wonder what happened here," the US envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition wrote in a memo.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana

French President Macron dunked on Trump for pulling out of Syria without telling his NATO allies

Emmanuel Macron told The Economist the Syria withdrawal represents the "brain-death of NATO," and that the EU is "on the edge of a precipice."

Russia may have taken Israel’s most advanced missile from Syria — and could figure out how to defeat it

Experts worry that the Russian military could learn how to defeat the missile system or refine its air defense systems.
Al-Baghdadi in an undated picture released by the US Department of Defense.

How the US military can take on terrorism threats in Iraq and Syria without staying there forever

US forces swooped in on ISIS' leader last month, but they don't need to be based there to do that, writes Defense Priorities senior fellow Enea Gjoza.

Some US troops guarding oil fields in Syria are reportedly still waiting for military orders — including when and how they could attack the enem...

The confusion wrought from the abrupt military repositioning also comes shortly after artillery rounds landed near US troops.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's sister Rasmiya Awad, as can be seen in an unknown location in an undated photo provided by Turkish security officials.

Turkey captured ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s sister, who was living in a trailer 50 miles from where he was killed by US special forces

Turkish forces captured Rasmiya Awad in Azaz, Syria, on Monday night. They hope to gain from her intelligence on ISIS' inner workings.

Mattis’ aide says the general ‘did not want me to write’ the memoir about his tense relationship with Trump

"I stand behind everything in the book. I'm very pleased with how it turned out," Snodgrass told Insider.
This puppy was orphaned in the Baghdadi raid early Sunday morning.

A very adorable puppy named Bobe was rescued from the site of the Baghdadi raid after its mother was killed in the action

Syrian photojournalist Fared Alhor decided to adopt the pup, which had been orphaned when its mother apparently died in the raid.
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014.

ISIS says it has a new leader less than a week after the US raid that left al-Baghdadi dead

Less than a week after President Donald Trump celebrated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death, the Islamic State terrorist group has a new leader.