Terror Boss Dead, but the Job Isn’t Over

After the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oilfields from the extremist group and from Syria itself and its Russian ally. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country.

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Trump Says Islamic State Leader Dead After US Raid in Syria

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, was killed in a U.S. military raid in Syria, President Donald Trump said Sunday. He provided graphic details of al-Baghdadi’s final moments as American forces pursued and cornered him and his children in a tunnel.

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Kurdish Commander Says Trump OK’d Deal With Russia & Syria

President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the force said as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed fighters to seize a strategic border town.

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Biden Says Syria Reveals Trump as ‘Complete Failure’

Leveraging his experience in foreign policy, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday ripped Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria as the latest proof that the president is a “complete failure” who is gutting American credibility around the world.

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Democrats Walk Out of Acrimonious White House Meeting

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the United States has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a “meltdown,” calling her a “third-grade politician” and having no plan to deal with a revived Islamic State group.

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