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U.S. says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

U.S. says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continuesU.S.-backed forces are still retaking territory from Islamic State in Syria, Pentagon officials said on Friday, two weeks after Washington said it would withdraw its roughly 2,000 troops there. At the time, President Donald Trump said the troops had succeeded in their mission and were no longer needed there. The administration’s abrupt announcement last month, which took officials in Washington and allies by surprise, contributed to Jim Mattis’ decision to resign as U.S. defense secretary and prompted concern that Islamic State could stage a comeback.



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Fighting erupts between rival insurgent groups in Syria

Fighting erupts between rival insurgent groups in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Clashes broke out between two powerful insurgent groups in northern Syria on Tuesday, leaving up to seven people dead in the most serious fighting in months in the last major rebel stronghold in the country.



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French defence minister in Jordan to visit troops fighting IS

French defence minister in Jordan to visit troops fighting ISFrance’s defence minister arrived in Jordan on Monday to visit troops battling the Islamic State group, showing Paris’s determination to continue the fight after a shock US decision to withdraw from Syria. After a stopover in Amman, where Florence Parly is set to meet with Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz, she is expected to visit the H5 airbase from which French fighter jets take off for sorties against the jihadists. The minister’s last-minute trip to Jordan comes on the heels of US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision in mid-December to pull out all 2,000 American troops stationed in Syria, saying “we’ve won” against IS.



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Homeless men face charges for fighting NYPD officer

Homeless men face charges for fighting NYPD officerNEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday that three homeless men who battled a New York City police officer on a subway platform will face criminal charges after video of the encounter garnered millions of views online.



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Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce deal

Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce dealThe main port used to feed Yemen’s 30 million people is held by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that also controls the capital Sanaa and has been battling against a Saudi-led Arab coalition seeking to restore a government ousted in 2014. Hodeidah has been the focus of fighting this year, raising global fears that a battle could cut off supply lines and lead to mass starvation. Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have massed on the city’s outskirts.



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Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fightingJERUSALEM (AP) — A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead, just as Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence.



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After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major war

After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major warAfter 17 years of fighting grinding counterinsurgencies in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is shifting its gaze.



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GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majorityRepublicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority.



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The Latest: Man suing Vatican says he's fighting for truth

The Latest: Man suing Vatican says he's fighting for truthLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a California man suing the Vatican for the release of the names of all offenders within the church worldwide. (all times local):



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Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: Netanyahu

Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to continue combatting Iranian “entrenchment” in Syria and coordinating with Russia after the downing of one of Moscow’s planes. “We will continue to act to prevent the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and continue the security coordination between the Israel Defence Forces and Russian army,” Netanyahu told reporters.



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