Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States will be withdrawing all troops from northeastern Syria and that he expects Syrian Kurds to seek aid from Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A joint United Nations-Syrian Arab Red Crescent mission has arrived at the Rukban camp, near the Jordanian border, where more than 10,000 people are living in dire conditions, to ask them if they want to go back to the government-held area of Homs province.
The Syrian rebel group, Maghawir al-Thawra seizes 300,000 Captagon pills from Islamic State militants, during their operation against the latter. They later released a slick-anti narcotics video in which the rebel group destroyed the cache.
After recapturing the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus in April, the Syrian government has worked to retake a significant portion of formerly besieged rebel holdouts in the country. These are the last remaining pockets of Rebel presence in Syria