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Trump Warns Turkey ‘Not to Hit Kurds’ in Syria, Threatens ‘Economic Devastation’

Erdogan has been threatening and planning for months to send the Turkish army into northern Syria on a mission to annihilate the Kurdish defense forces there.

Eizenkot Confirms ‘Thousands’ of Israeli Air Strikes in Syria

In 2018 alone, Eizenkot said Israel had dropped 2,000 bombs on Iranian targets in near-daily attacks.

Netanyahu: We Have Prevented War in the North and Will Continue to Prevent It

"I think everyone understands that a very serious threat was averted here."

While You Were in Shul: Israel Attacked Iranian Warehouse in Damascus

This was the first Israeli airstrike on the Damascus area in 2019. The last time the IAF hit the same area was on December 25, 2018.

US Military Begins to Withdraw Equipment from Syria

Pompeo also announced The United States will host an international summit next month to promote stability and freedom in the Middle East.

US Troops Pullout Plan Not Ready, Turks Eager to Massacre Kurds – Ready or...

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that the thousands of Turkish troops amassed along the Syrian border would attack whether the US is out or not.
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Pompeo in Cairo: Trump Will ‘Expel Every Iranian Boot’ from Syria

"In falsely seeing ourselves as a force for what ails the Middle East, we were timid about asserting ourselves when the times — and our partners — demanded it," Pompeo said.

Erdogan Refusing to Meet Bolton in Ankara over ‘Dishonorable, Ugly, Vulgar and Defaming’ Comments

"It is impossible to accept the message given by Mr. Bolton in Israel," Erdogan told members of his ruling party.
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Watch: Bolton Says No US Withdrawal from Syria Without Total Defeat of ISIS

U.S. troops will remain in Syria as long as necessary to "make sure that defense of Israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured."

US May Keep Troops in Syria

An anonymous official also insisted that the US will continue to be “very supportive” of Israeli airstrikes against Iran in Syria.

Trump Troop Pullout Decision Follows Syrian Kurds’ Selling Oil to Iran

I didn’t like the fact that they’re selling the small oil they have, to Iran. And we asked them not to sell it to Iran.... I'm not happy about that at all."

Bibi Tells Trump to Stretch Out Syria Pullout, Tells Press He Won’t Resign Until...

It's not at all clear whether Netanyahu introduced the US president to the idea of a 120-day pullout or merely added his voice to others around Trump who counseled a more patient pullout.

Trump Rethinking Immediate US Pullout From Syria, Says Sen. Graham

Lindsey Graham: “Slow this down. Make sure that we get it right. Make sure ISIS never comes back. Don’t turn Syria over to the Iranians. That’s a nightmare for Israel."

Israel, Syria, Iran: It’s All About 50 Miles

Senior Russian commanders on the ground in Syria actually admire the IDF and its aggressive style – as long as the IDF does not shoot down Ilyushin planes, of course.

Trump: With the Billions We Give Them, Israel Can Manage the Syria Withdrawal

Here's the troublesome point: Israel has not complained about the American withdrawal from Syria, not publicly, anyway.

Russia: Israeli Strike on Syria Threatened Civilian Flights

Israel is “not prepared to accept the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria which is directed against us."

Report: Air Strike Targets IRGC, Hezbollah Commanders, Fajr-5 Missiles in Syria

An arsenal of Iranian Fajr-5 missiles was reportedly being stored in at least one of the weapons warehouses..

Shaked ‘Hopes Kurds Win Battle Against Turks’

“They are allies and I hope that they will win in their battle against the Turks."

Report: Israeli Warplanes Strike Pro-Iranian Targets Near Western Damascus

Multiple weapons depots belonging to pro-Iranian militias were hit, according to a local source.

Israel Intercepts Anti-Aircraft Missile Attack from Syria

“An air defense system was launched against an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria. There were no injuries."

Trump ‘Open’ to Visiting Erdogan in Turkey in 2019

This week, President Trump's other friend in the Middle East, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called President Erdogan an “anti-Semitic dictator.”

IDF Fired at Armed Infiltrators at Syrian Border

The buffer zone between Israel and Syria is about 50 miles long, and between 0.3 and 6 miles wide.

Trump & Erdogan Discuss ‘Slow, Highly Coordinated’ Pullout from Syria

The two men agreed to coordinate in order to prevent formation of a power vacuum as U.S. troops are drawn down from Syria.

US Withdrawal Announcement Continues to Reverberate in the Middle East

An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday welcomed President Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, saying the US military presence in the Middle East fuels insecurity in the region.

Mattis and Israel – Not a Love Story

Thank you, General Mattis, you are an honorable man and we're so glad we didn't have to get into a fight with you over the boundaries of our homeland.

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