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Syria War in Pictures: Eight Years Later

On the eighth anniversary of the Syrian war, this collection of photos from 2011 through 2019 show the story of how years of war have reshaped the country.

Putin: Trump's Syria Withdrawal Is a 'Positive Step'

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Russia, to discuss bringing the Syrian conflict to a close.

ISIS Attacked in Syria After Trump Said Group Defeated

"ISIS presents a very real threat to the long-term stability in this region and our mission remains the same, the enduring defeat of ISIS," said Major General Christopher Ghika, Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander.

Man Sentenced For Smuggling ''Instruments of Death'

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Selna agreed with prosecutors, and sentenced Syrian-American Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, of Walnut, California for supplying Syrian rebels with "instruments of death."

Trump Decided to Withdraw From Syria a Week Ago

President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria, having informed his military officials after a call with the Turkish president regarding an arms deal and a potential offensive against U.S. allies.