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Syrian soldiers are seen deploying in an oil-rich area in the countryside of Qamishli, northeastern Hasakah province, Syria, on Nov. 5, 2019. News
Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil
"This is not a new mission."
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Trump's Stated Plan to Loot Syria's Oil Reserves 'Would Be a War Crime,' Critics Say
"He's pulling back that curtain and just telling you the truth."
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'New War for Oil?': Pentagon Chief Confirms US to 'Strengthen' Military Presence Near Syria Oil Fields
"It's all out in the open, the blatant barbarism of U.S. imperialism."
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A US soldier stands in an armoured personnel carrier as the US forces pull out of their base in the Northern Syrian town of Tal Tamr, on October 20, 2019. - US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria today, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images) Views
No, Trump Isn't Bringing US Troops Home
Not those in Syria and not any of the 60,000 soldiers spread across the Mideast
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'Go Home America. After You Made Our Sons Die': Outraged Syrian Kurds Throw Dirt and Rotten Food at Fleeing US Troops
"To the U.S. Army who are leaving northeast Syria, tell your children that the children of the Kurds were killed by the Turks and you did nothing to protect them."
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As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
"We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies."
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Syrian protesters marched in the northern town of Hasakeh on Oct. 12 News
Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian Government to Battle Turkey's Offensive After Trump Orders Evacuation of Remaining US Troops
"About 130,000 people have been displaced in Syria... with at least 60 civilian casualties in Syria and 18 dead in Turkey."
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'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Noting Turkey's claims that this was a mistake, the U.S. peace group CodePink declared that "this is what happens when a country goes into a war of expansion so callously and rapidly."
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Tens of Thousands Flee Syrian Border Towns as Turkey Bombards Country Following Trump's Green Light
"If the offensive continues it's possible a total of 300,000 people could be displaced to already overstretched camps and towns still recovering from the fight against ISIS."
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Revolving-door hires and former defense executives in government remain a powerful force for the status quo in Pentagon spending. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) Views
Bestselling Pentagon Fiction: Beware of Defense Secretaries Pledging Reform
A trillion-dollar future Pentagon budget?
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