Russia is attempting to expand its military influence in the Middle East as the United States' global posture faced additional strain from the coronavirus pandemic and rival forces.
Turkish and Turkey-backed forces targeted Kurdish positions in northern Iraq and Syria, even as the United Nations and French President Emmanuel Macron called for a global truce.
The Office of the Inspector General said some gear was not properly accounted for due to internet connectivity issues.
"Three Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taji," the U.S.-led coalition said amid reports afterward of airstrikes against positions in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border.
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been sidelined by all sides dealing over their war-torn country's future, now the mostly Kurdish group hopes the Damascus government will grant them a leading role in the fight against a common foe.
Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have reached a new settlement on the insurgent-held province of Idlib, Syria.
Russia accused Turkey of embedding its troops with outlawed militants in Syria's Idlib as both sides accuse their adversaries of plotting chemical attacks.
Turkish forces "mainly use our equipment, we want to make sure the equipment is ready when they need to use it," according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.
Two Black Sea Fleet frigates passed the Turkish Straits carrying Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, as Syria's seemingly intractable war grew even more uncertain.
The conflict in northwestern Syria is in danger of spilling over after a Syrian airstrike killed 33 Turkish soldiers on Thursday.
Médecins Sans Frontières said "indiscriminate" assault have left the medical system at a breaking point.
Military conflicts now last for longer and take place in densely populated cities, among a huge variety of state and non-state actors. Idlib is an avatar for the Age of Impunity. The old models no longer apply.
Syrian regime forces are pushing into the northwestern region of Idlib, the last significant area still under rebel control.
President Donald Trump said "nobody's done more than I've done" to battle ISIS in the Middle East, "but at the same time, Russia should do it, Iran should do it, Iraq should do it, Syria should do it."
Russia's top diplomat said it was "completely unacceptable" for U.S. officials to hint at potential talks with the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadi coalition in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.
The insurgent-held province of Idlib is witnessing a surge in violence involving factions in the country's civil war and the international powers backing them.
A new report says officials failed to adequately track and store hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons sent to support U.S. allies.
One person was killed in the altercation at a checkpoint in the northeastern city of Qamishli on Wednesday.
As the Russian- and Iran-backed Syrian military restores government control over the country, its meeting resistance from opposing international forces.
Syria wants international support to help keep nuclear and radioactive materials out of the hands of non-state actors as violence grows in northwestern Idlib province.
Syria blames "terrorist groups" and their alleged foreign backers for recent attacks on oil and gas sites in Homs and Tartus province. The United States maintains control of oil fields in the east.
Matthew Schrier says his lawsuit against the Qatar Islamic Bank will be the "final fight" in an ordeal that began when he was taken hostage in December 2012.
The current cost to the federal government for operations in Iraq is an estimated $1.922 billion, including interest and additions to the base budget.
Russia's military downed a small drone near Hmyemim Air Base in Latakia after a bloody exchange between Syrian and Turkish troops.
Iraq and Syria have come out against President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, further raising questions about Washington's foreign policies at a time of heightened tensions across the region.
Idlib is the last significant rebel-held area in Syria, and since December has come under a renewed offensive by regime troops supported by their Russian and Iranian allies.
The U.S. and Russian armed forces have blocked or attempted to block one another's access to the strategic M4 highway in Al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria.
The worsening situation at makeshift camps in Idlib province comes as Russian-led airstrikes saw at least 18 people killed on Tuesday.
"If Trump arrives along this road, he will be a good man," Assad said, to which Putin laughed before replying, "He will change for the better."
The president has criticized past administrations for not keeping control of valuable Iraqi oil fields conquered by the military.