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The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD (AP) " The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):12:55 a.m.Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to "hostile targets" near the capital of Damascus.State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus.It...

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US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. military said Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The announcement fueled concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon its Kurdish allies,...

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The Latest: US withdrawal from Syria so far limited to cargo

BAGHDAD (AP) " The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):6:15 p.m.A U.S. defense official says no American troops have withdrawn yet from Syria, but some military cargo has been pulled out.The official said the movement of equipment is part of what the military calls the start...

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US official says withdrawal from Syria has begun

BAGHDAD (AP) " After days of conflicting statements about a timeline for President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, a U.S. defense official said Friday the process has begun with the removal of some military cargo.The official said the movement of equipment is part of...

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The Latest: Russia says US 'not serious' on Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD (AP) " The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):1:25 p.m.Russia's Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria.Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. "is looking for a...

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CAIRO (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration's anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday as he continued a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America's partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning...

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