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Christian Convert Islamic State Survivors Thriving in Kurdish Kobani, Syria

A community of Muslims who converted to Christianity over the brutality displayed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) during its reign of terror is reportedly growing in the once-besieged border town of Kobani, Syria, where the terrorist group suffered its first major defeat, Reuters learned this week.

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Erdogan Meets Putin for Syria, Missile Sale Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discuss the increasingly close economic and strategic partnership between their countries.

Erdogan juggles Moscow, Washington over Russia missile deal

Turkey and Iran Conduct Joint Mission Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against Kurdish separatist militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), with full results yet to be announced. The operation was apparently conducted in the Qandil mountains of Iraq’s Irbil province, about 25 miles from the Turkish border.

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga take part in a graduation ceremony at the Zakho military academy in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Zakho, some 500 kilometres north of Baghdad, on January 30, 2018. Some four-hundred eighteen male and female Peshmerga fighters completed their military training and graduated from the academy. / AFP …

Canadian Jihadi Detained in Syria Laments Islamic State Left Him ‘Out to Dry’

A Canadian jihadi captured by U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in recent months after he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISI) in 2014 is now urging his government to repatriate him, complaining to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency on Sunday that the terrorist group has left him “hung out to dry.”

Iraqi PMF fighters June 20, 2017 on the Iraq-Syria border in Nineveh, Iraq.

China: U.S. Syria Withdrawal Could ‘End Syrian Civil War’

An “expert” quoted in Chinese state media Friday suggested that the U.S. presence in Syria was the only thing keeping the war from ending and that the distinct possibility now exists for the Syrian Civil War to become history.

US pullout strengthens Iran 'land bridge': analysts

Caroline Glick: Pros and Cons of the U.S. Pullout from Syria

Time will tell whether Trump’s decision to remove U.S. forces from Syria was a prelude to disaster for U.S. allies and a boon for America’s enemies, or whether the opposite is the case. But what is clear enough is that move is not entirely negative.

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U.S. Hints at Abandoning Syrian Kurds to Please Turkey

The U.S. special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, used a speech at the Atlantic Council on Tuesday to describe American support for armed Kurdish groups in Syria as “transactional” and temporary.

Offensive against Kurds in Syria 'unacceptable': Pentagon