National Security

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants, Working with Kurds in Syria

In an exclusive report on Wednesday, Kurdistan24 News described visiting two bases in eastern Syria to talk with the roughly 500 U.S. troops left behind to defend strategically vital oil fields. The soldiers said they are still working with the Kurdish-led Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) militia and conducting operations against Islamic State remnants.

A US soldier sits atop a military vehicle, part of a joint convoy with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) (unseen) patrolling near the town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern Syrian Hasakeh province on the border with Turkey, on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP) (Photo by …

AP: Second U.S. Official Heard Trump-Sondland Call

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a key cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned.

President Donald Trump listens during a signing ceremony for the "First Step Act" and "Juvenile Justice Reform Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)