Syria Conflict

Intel: Iran, Russia, Turkey discuss stabilizing Syria in virtual summit

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia held a virtual summit to discuss the latest developments in Syria today.

Amberin Zaman | Syria Conflict | Jul 1, 2020
al-monitor Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a joint press conference following a trilateral meeting on Syria in Ankara, Sept. 16, 2019. Photo by PAVEL GOLOVKIN/AFP via Getty Images.

Intel: Congress urges UN to reopen humanitarian aid crossings into Syria

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers urged the United Nations to reopen a key border crossing into Syria, which Russia shut down in January using its veto power at the Security Council.

Bryant Harris | Syria Conflict | Jul 1, 2020

Intel: US pledges nearly $700M in humanitarian assistance for Syrians

The US State Department announced it would be providing an additional $696 million in humanitarian assistance to Syrians.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Syria Conflict | Jun 30, 2020

Bolton, Pentagon rallied to keep al-Tanf base in Syria

After Donald Trump's surprising tweet in late 2018 that all US troops would return from Syria, John Bolton says he spoke out against the abandonment of the US garrison at al-Tanf.

Jared Szuba | Islamic State | Jun 30, 2020

Intel: Democrats try to stymie Trump’s 'secure the oil' mission in Syria

Democrats are turning up the heat on President Donald Trump’s “secure the oil” mission in northeast Syria.

Bryant Harris | Trump | Jun 29, 2020