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January 11, 2019 1:17 AM Syria war: My son was an IS fighter, now I'm trying to save his children

While the Islamic State group appears close to defeat in Syria, hundreds of relatives of IS fighters are stuck in Kurdish-run refugee camps in the country. They number around 1,500 mainly women and children, but their own governments are refusing to repatriate them. Their fate remains especially unclear since President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops 116

January 10, 2019 2:38 PM Turkey FURY at US over bid to block Russian fighter jets purchase

TURKEY has reacted with outrage after the US tried to stop it from buying a high-tech missile system from Russia. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to launch another operation in Syria targeting the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group. Turkish officials had a tense meeting this week with Trump’s 158

January 8, 2019 5:10 PM World War 3: Russia invasion? Putin's troops begin military patrols to 'secure' Syria

VLADIMIR Putin has seemingly increased his presence in Syria and instructed soldiers to routinely patrol specific areas following Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops, video footage shows. “Our task is to ensure security in the one and control the position and movements of armed groups.” The civil war in Syria has been a prevalent topic 119

January 6, 2019 4:03 PM World War 3: Iran and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea

IRAN and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea for “peace and stability”, says the commander of the Iranian navy. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has been quoted by semi-official news agency Mehr as saying the two countries are planning “war games” that will be implemented in the “near future”. Iran and Russia have held several 133

January 6, 2019 6:16 AM ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’

TWO British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Syria. The soldiers were attacked in Deir al-Zour, the BBC reports, while other media said the incident took place in Al-Shafah, a town near Syria’s border with Iraq. The two soldiers have been airlifted to hospital by a US helicopter. It is believed 115

January 6, 2019 3:52 AM Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Department of Defence chief of staff Kevin Sweeney has resigned, a month after the Defence Secretary James Mattis announced his departure. He is now the third senior Pentagon official to announce his resignation after President Donald Trump said US forces would leave Syria. Rear Adm Sweeney held his post for two years from January 2017, and called it "an honour 90

January 5, 2019 10:56 PM Two British soldiers injured in Islamic State attack in Syria

Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State attack in Syria, the BBC understands. British special forces are believed to be operating in Syria but the Ministry of Defence would not confirm this. Social media reports said the two British soldiers were attacked by a missile near the town of Deir al-Zour. They were reportedly 76

January 5, 2019 4:00 AM UK announces Iraq explosive clearance funds

The UK is to give an extra £5m to help clear Islamic State (IS) explosives in Iraq, the government has announced. The Department for International Development (DfID) funding is in addition to the £24.9m the UK has contributed to demining projects in the country since 2015. The UK is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid - spending 104

January 1, 2019 3:46 PM Donald Trump: The US President's most talked about tweets of 2018 REVEALED

DONALD Trump is a president known for his frequent posts on social media. Here express.co.uk looks back at the US President’s most talked about tweets of 2018. In 2018 Trump has criticised foreign leaders, explicitly talked of his anger at the probe of Russian election interference and even attacked officials in his own administration. With already five tweets 294

December 26, 2018 7:26 PM Donald Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

The president was accompanied by First Lady Melania and the pair spent three hours on the ground with troops at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad. Mr Trump, who arrived amid great secrecy on Air Force One, said the United States had no plans to withdraw its troops from the country, adding, "In fact we could use this as the base if we wanted to do something 117