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Worry rises in military over Trump's decision-making

Tensions that have been mounting for months between some of the nation's most senior military officers and President Donald Trump are boiling over after his decision to intervene in the cases of three service members accused of war crimes.

Vice President Mike Pence makes unannounced trip to Iraq

Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday took a veiled swipe at Congress and its impeachment probe into President Donald Trump during an unannounced trip to Iraq to reaffirm the US commitment to Kurdish allies and visit US troops ahead of Thanksgiving.

Some British orphans in Syria will be repatriated

A number of British orphans whose parents died in Syria are being returned to the UK, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday, amid growing concern over the fate of the children of ISIS suspects.

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills 16

At least 16 civilians were killed when rockets struck an internally displaced persons camp, in the village of Qah in Syria's Idlib province on Wednesday, according to the volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets.

Pentagon report says Turkey's Syria incursion is helping ISIS

Turkey's decision to launch a military operation targeting America's Kurdish partners in northern Syria and the Trump administration's subsequent retreat has allowed ISIS to rebuild itself and boosted its ability to launch attacks abroad, the Pentagon's Inspector General said in a new report.

Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding

Senior members of ISIS are plotting mass prison breaks and a resurgence of terror after taking refuge in Turkey, according to the head of Iraqi Military Intelligence.

GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia

A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a candid and at times tense meeting that Turkey will face US sanctions unless it reverses course on the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, according to a senior administration official and two sources familiar with the matter.

US has video of possible war crime by Turkish-backed forces in Syria

As President Donald Trump prepares to welcome Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday, two US defense officials tell CNN that the US military is in possession of at least one drone surveillance video which the US believes captured a possible war crime being perpetrated by Turkish-commanded fighters in Syria.

Fewer than 1,000 US troops to stay in Syria

Fewer than 1,000 US troops will stay in Syria but the objective of defeating ISIS remains in tact despite the smaller US military presence, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Sunday.

ISIS preys on domestic workers in Hong Kong, Singapore

For six days a week, the three women worked as domestic workers in homes across Singapore. But in their spare time, they promoted ISIS online, donated money to militants overseas, and became so radicalized that at least one was ready to die as a suicide bomber in Syria, according to Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs.

NYT: Envoy says US didn't do enough to stop Turks invading Syria

The top US envoy in northern Syria condemned the Trump administration for not working harder to keep Turkish troops from invading after US forces withdrew from the region and accused Turkey of having committed "war crimes and ethnic cleansing" there, the New York Times reported.

US believes reports Turkey misused weapons in Syria are 'credible'

The US is investigating whether Turkey violated agreements with Washington about the use of US-provided weapons and equipment, including whether Ankara improperly transferred US-supplied weapons to its proxies in Syria, groups that some US officials say may have committed war crimes as part of the Turkish-led incursion targeting America's Kurdish allies.