Daily Archives: December 31, 2018

Trump Defends His Planned Troop Withdrawal from Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his planned withdrawal of all 2,000 American troops from Syria, attacking critics of the action as chronic complainers.

In a string of Twitter remarks, Trump said, “If anybody but Donald Trump did what …

Syria Deaths at Wartime Low in 2018 as Assad Made Gains

A group that closely tracks Syria’s war says nearly 20,000 people were killed in 2018, the lowest annual death toll of the nearly eight-year war.

Fighting died down in much of the country after President Bashar al-Assad’s forces defeated rebels …