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TRUMP and SYRIA

 

(Created on 08/04/2017)

 

 

  • US Begins Troop Withdrawal From Syria - Text + Audio - 11 January 2019
    "A spokesman for the coalition said it "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria."
    The spokesman added said to protect security the coalition would not provide details on troop movements."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Syria conflict: Trump slows down troop withdrawal - with pictures and videos - 31 December 2018
    "US President Donald Trump has now said the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria he announced earlier this month will be carried out "slowly"."

    + Video: Was Trump right to say IS is beaten?
    + Video: Jeremy Bowen visits the wreckage of Eastern Ghouta after the rebel collapse there
    + Trump rewrites US-Syria policy
    + After the caliphate: Has IS been defeated?
    + Why the battle for northern Syria matters

    (BBC)

  • US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns - 21 December 2018
    "US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring "with distinction" at the end of February, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday."
    + Video: "One bridge too far": Former US Defence Secretary William Cohen reacts to Mattis's resignation

    + White House revolving door: Who's gone?
    + Trump rewrites US Syria policy

    (BBC)

  • Reaction to Trump’s Decision to Withdraw US Forces from Syria - Text + Audio + Picture + Video - 20 December 2018
    "The president's decision to withdraw from Syria worries allies."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • MATTIS QUITS OVER DIFFERENCES WITH TRUMP - with a video - 20 December 2018
    "Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned over differences with President Donald Trump on China and Russia, as well as his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan."

    (huffingtonpost.com)

  • 'You're fired!': Who Donald Trump has sacked and who has resigned during his time as president - with a video - 20 December 2018
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Administration officials brace for Trump announcement on Afghanistan - with a video - 20 December 2018
    "Officials throughout the Trump administration are bracing themselves for the President to make an announcement about the US presence in Afghanistan,
    similar to his declaration Wednesday that the US will withdraw the military from Syria, informed administration sources tell CNN.
    The sources cautioned that the President has not yet made a final decision, but officials are concerned and convinced that he might do so, and soon."

    (CNN)

  • BACKLASH OVER TRUMP TROOP WITHDRAWAL - with a video - 19 December 2018
    "The White House unexpectedly announced President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. forces to leave Syria, ending the campaign to retake territory once held by the Islamic State. The pullout raised significant doubts in Washington, with lawmakers concerned it could lead to a resurgence of the militant group, undercut U.S. leverage in the region and undermine diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian civil war. Even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump staunchest backers, called the move “a huge Obama-like mistake.”

    [Reuters]

  • France targets three top Syrian security chiefs with international arrest warrants - 5 November 2018
    "France has issued international arrest warrants for three top Syrian security chiefs for alleged collusion in war crimes, according to legal and judicial sources...
    The warrants - which cite charges including collusion in torture, forced disappearances, crimes against humanity and war crimes - were issued on October 8
    but made public only on Monday, according to the International Federation for Human Rights advocacy group (FIDH). "

    (telegraph.co.uk)

SYRIAN AIR STRIKES:

 


  • Trump Threatens Missile Strike to Answer Attack in Syria - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 April 2018
    "The U.S. president said Russia should be ready for a missile strike in Syria. It strike will answer a suspected chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma.
    Earlier, Russia warned it would shoot down U.S. missiles aimed at the area."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Trump Considering Action to Answer Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria - Text + Audio - 9 April 2018
    "President Trump says the United States will find whether Russia, Syria or Iran, or all of them, were responsible for the most recent suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Russia blames Israel for attack on Syrian air base as pressure mounts over gas atrocity - with pictures and videos - 9 April 2018
    "Russia blamed Israel for a missile attack on a Syria air base on Monday morning, which came after President Bashar al-Assad triggered international outrage
    by carrying out a suspected chemical attack in a besieged suburb of Damascus."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

     

 

  • Presidents of Russia, Turkey, Iran Meet on Syria - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 April 2018
    "Leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran met in Ankara and called for greater efforts to end fighting to Syria.
    The meeting comes after US President Trump has suggested that he is thinking about withdrawing US troops from the country."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Dissecting the Syrian Civil war: who's fighting who and where - 10 February 2018
    "The conflict in Syria is soon to enter its eighth year. Instead of winding down - as the regime and its Russian allies would like to tell us - it seems to only be racheting up."

 

  • Syria war: 'Civilians killed' as thousands flee Turkish air strikes - with pictures, a map and a video - 17 March 2018
    "A number of civilians have been killed by Turkish shelling and air strikes while trying to flee the embattled Syrian city of Afrin, reports say."

    + Video: Afrin: What is going on in Syria's other battle?
    (BBC)

  • Syria: Seven years of war explained - BBC News - 9 March 2018
    "The war in Syria has now lasted for seven years.
    Although its roots lie in peaceful protests against the government, it has become something much more complex.
    Joe Inwood explains who is fighting whom and why."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

  • US Allies Support Airstrikes on Syrian Military Targets - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 April 2017
    "American allies have praised the United States for launching airstrikes against Syria military targets.
    The raids came days after a chemical weapons attack in a town controlled by Syrian rebels."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Syria war: US missile strikes brings angry Russian response - with pictures and videos - 7 April 2017
    "Russia has promised to strengthen Syria's anti-aircraft defences after the US bombarded a Syrian air base with missiles, reportedly destroying it."

    (BBC)

 

  • Trump Denounces Chemical Attack in Syria - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 April 2017
    "President Donald Trump is now facing multiple foreign policy challenges carried over from the Obama administration.
    Several of these challenges became clear this week."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)