Syria

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 …

Erdogan to Discuss Syrian Kurds, Gulen Extradition in Talks with Trump

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that when he meets with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, his agenda will include Turkey’s relationship with Russia, complaints about Syrian Kurdish militia forces remaining in the “safe area” Turkey wants to carve out near its border, and Turkey’s long-stalled extradition request for exiled cleric and Erdogan arch-enemy Fethullah Gulen.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the press after meeting with Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán for discussions on Syria and migration on November 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images)