TURKEY, USA AGREE ON SYRIA’S MANBIJ

Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Washington on Monday to discuss the tensions between the two NATO allies over the SDF-controlled Manbij, where the US maintains a military presence.

TRUMP’S VOW TO PULL TROOPS OUT OF SYRIA REMAINS MERE WORDS

US President Donald Trump’s pledge to pull US troops out of Syria appears to be hot air, said Dr. Bassam Abu Abdallah, director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Damascus University, adding that the US-led coalition’s operation in Syria, and particularly Raqqa, resulted in the destruction of the region’s infrastructure. “We have already gotten…