Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

By: Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil, U.S. officials said. The decision, coming after […]

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North Korea Reminds U.S. of Year-End Deadline with Missle Test

North Korea test-launched another volley of what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles, in a show of firepower that reminded the U.S. of Kim Jong Un’s threat to walk away from nuclear talks in the new year.

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As Kurds Tracked ISIS Leader, U.S. Withdrawal Threw Raid Into Turmoil

When the international manhunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, zoomed in on a village in northwestern Syria, the United States turned to its local allies to help track the world’s most-wanted terrorist.

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With Baghdadi in thier Sights, U.S. Troops Launched a ‘Dangerous and Daring Nightime Raid’

As President Trump and senior advisers settled into the Situation Room on Saturday evening, elite U.S. forces more than 6,000 miles away launched one of the most significant counterterrorism operations in the campaign against the Islamic State.

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ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi confirmed Dead After Apparent Suicide During U.S. Operation: Sources

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, sources have confirmed to Fox News.

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More Russian Military Police Arrive in Syria Under Peace Deal With Turkey

Around 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria, the defense ministry said on Friday, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey’s military incursion into northeast Syria.

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