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U.S. Pullback in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Before dawn on Monday, at a military base in northeastern Syria, an American general delivered the bad news to his Syrian counterpart. The United States was going to allow Turkish forces to move into the area, leaving the Kurdish-led Syrian militia vulnerable. “You are leaving us alone,” …

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Deaths Mount as Iraq Goes to War With Itself

Iraq is at war again, but this time with itself. Security forces have repeatedly turned their weapons on fellow Iraqis this past week, killing at least 91, and wounding more than 2,000, as of Saturday. This past week, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Baghdad …

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