Three British women fighting for terror group seized — ISIS CAPTURED

Three British women fighting for terror group seized — ISIS CAPTURED

Three British women fighting for terror group seized — ISIS CAPTURED

While that decision's timing is unclear, it is widely seen as abandoning the region and favoring USA rivals Russian Federation and Iran.

They are meant to clarify Washington's policies in the Middle East with its regional allies and further strategic objectives that focus on the war against militant groups and the isolation of Iran.

One informed Cairo diplomat said that Trump's announcement of the withdrawal had not been coordinated with Washington's allies in the Middle East.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said Thursday's deal saw the whole rebel enclave come under HTS administrative control.

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced his resignation shortly thereafter and slammed the president in his resignation letter, which caused Trump to push him out at the end of the year instead of his original February departure.

Mr Trump, in a tweet before Christmas, had declared Isil defeated and said 2,000 or so American troops would be returning home as soon as possible.

In trying to make that case, the secretary said President Trump has been more forceful in dealing with Syrian President Bashar Assad, has taken a tougher stance against Iran's regime and has "empowered our commanders in the field to strike ISIS quicker and harder than ever before".

Since 1980, the U.S. government has provided Egypt with more than $40 billion in military and $30 billion in economic assistance.

What is the US's approach to Syria? "We remain committed to the complete dismantling of the ISIS threat and the ongoing fight against radical Islamism in all of its forms".

Other extremist factions - such as the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen group and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) - are present in other areas of Idlib but are allied with HTS, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Erdogan has said he and Trump are on the same page and complains others in the US administration have undermined US-Turkish ties. The Turkish strong man obviously understands it, or he wouldn't have treated Bolton as he did. Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia still have no US ambassador. There, they have joined another woman from the United Kingdom called Zara, from London, who was brainwashed into fighting or the extremist group and as a result, has been held by police for several months.

In a joint press conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Pompeo contended that Iran poses an "enormous risk" for the region.

Meanwhile, in another sign of deteriorating relations between Ankara and Washington, Cavusoglu said a military operation Turkey was planning against US -backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria did not depend on a withdrawal of USA troops from Syria.

Pompeo blamed the former president for ISIS's rampage, the "failed nuclear deal" with Iran, the civil war in Syria, and a host of other worldwide conundrums before showering President Donald Trump with praise over his approach to the region.

Egypt, the source said, had made it clear that this was not something it saw as useful for regional stability.

Turkey has had trouble with a Kurdish militant group within its own borders known as the PKK.

Erdogan stressed that the YPG and the PYD can not be representative of Kurds, adding that Bolton "probably doesn't know" who the two groups are.

As the issue of Iran's funding of terrorism-which has grown since it received millions of dollars in cash windfalls as a result of the now-defunct nuclear agreement-continues to plague US leaders and Arab countries, Tehran is signaling that its investment in these terror groups such as Lebanese Hezbollah has provided them with the military capability to destroy the Jewish state. We've never dreamed of domination in the Middle East.

But ... we won't be finally pulled out until ISIS is gone'.

Erdogan declared that Bolton made a "serious mistake" by pledging to ensure Ankara's nonaggression against "the Kurds" following the United States military's planned withdrawal from northern Syria. By Tuesday evening, Erdogan was declining a meeting with the United States national security adviser who had arrived to the Turkish capital.

Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that the U.S. is working on a pullout strategy that keeps Kurdish allies safe.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had spoken with French officials.

But Senate Democrats have said many nominees Trump puts forward are wholly unqualified to be ambassadors, or have backgrounds that should preclude them from confirmation-such as Christine Toretti, the ambassador nominee for Malta, who had a restraining order filed against her for "placing a bullet-riddled target sheet" in the office of her ex-husband's doctor.

Speaking from Ramallah earlier this week, a PA source said that nothing had changed on this matter.

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