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The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led NATO combat troops to secure the country AFP

U.S., Israeli Troops Finish Joint Missile Defense War Games

The IDF and the US European Command (USEUCOM) held a joint exercise, codenamed Juniper Falcon, that concluded Thursday. The two militaries examined a scenario in which an attack by Israel on Iranian interests in Syria or Lebanon elicits an Iranian retaliatory missile strike with the US coming to Israel’s’ aid.

A picture taken on April 3, 2018 shows vehicles of US-backed coalition forces driving in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. - On the outskirts of Syria's Manbij, Kurdish-led fighters have dug trenches and US-led coalition soldiers patrol from land and sky after Turkey threatened to overrun the northern city. …

Report: U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack

A U.S.-led coalition patrol in Syria’s disputed northern Manbij was attacked by an Islamic State suicide bomber on Wednesday, claiming the life of at least two American soldiers, according to local reports.

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Netanyahu Warns Iran: ‘Get Out’ of Syria

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned Iran to “get out of Syria” unless it wanted to continue being attacked by Israel.

SOCHI, RUSSIA MAY 17, 2018: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Bocharov Ruchei residence. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images)

Arab Nations Inch Toward Rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

BEIRUT — He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family’s rule.

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Pompeo: Syria Pullout Doesn’t Alter U.S. Commitment to Israel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday assured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the planned withdrawal of US ground forces from Syria will not alter Washington’s commitment to countering Iranian aggression and maintaining Israel’s security.

Iraqi forces advance towards the town of Al-Qaim near the Syrian border as they fight to capture the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in the country on November 3, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Suggests Larger Role in Syria After U.S. Withdrawal

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Madhi told reporters on Sunday that U.S. withdrawal from Syria will create “a lot of complications,” so it might be necessary for Iraq to take a stronger hand against Syrian terrorist groups to protect its own security interests.

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Russia to Host Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani Summit Early 2019

Moscow will early next year host the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss the Syrian conflict, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, after the United States announced it was withdrawing troops from the country.

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Outgoing IDF Chief: Iran Wants to Deploy 100,000 Fighters in Syria

Outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot on Sunday defended the military against recent criticism of insufficient action against Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, saying the army’s primary goal in recent years has been thwarting Iran’s efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect …

Report: Netanyahu Failed to Persuade Trump to Reverse Syria Decision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have tried in vain to persuade President Donald Trump to walk back his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a move that was met with significant “disappointment” in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported.