Trump's hasty exit forced US troops to bomb their own base in 'an extreme worst-case scenario'

US Air Force/Master Sgt. Lance Cheung US forces destroyed the former base of counter-ISIS operations in Syria, according to a release from Operation Inherent Resolve sent out on Wednesday. The statement says that the operation was pre-planned, but former Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk called the operation a…

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US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump's hasty retreat

Ellen IoanesOctober 16, 2019 Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes/US Air Force US forces destroyed the headquarters of their anti-ISIS efforts in Syria on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Turkish-backed Syrian forces advanced on the position, despite a US show of force, including F-15 fighters and Apache helicopters.  On Friday, Turkish forces fired at a US…

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Former Nazi SS guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — From his post as a teenage SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany’s Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. And, Dey later told investigators, the carting of their lifeless bodies to the camp’s crematorium was a daily sight. More than…

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Putin signals Russia's return to Africa with summit

Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin hosts dozens of African leaders next week as Russia seeks to reassert its influence on the continent and beyond. The heads of some 35 African countries are expected for the first Africa-Russia Summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next Wednesday and Thursday. For Putin, the summit is…

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