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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

25 Apr 2017

Turkish jets strike Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT Turkish planes bombed Kurdish fighters in Iraq's Sinjar region and northeast Syria on Tuesday, killing at least 20 in a widening campaign against groups linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.

18 Apr 2017

For Syrian evacuees, bus bombing a tragic end to a tragic deal

BEIRUT Mothers Noha, a Shi'ite, and Samira, a Sunni, were besieged for nearly two years on each side of Syria's civil war. At the weekend they finally escaped the suffocating blockades under an evacuation agreement - but their ordeal was not over. | Video

16 Apr 2017

Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126 - Observatory

BEIRUT The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

16 Apr 2017

Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills dozens outside Aleppo

BEIRUT A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing dozens of people evacuated from two Shi'ite villages the day before in a deal between warring sides. | Video

15 Apr 2017

Syrian rebels, Shi'ite villagers evacuated from towns under swap deal

BEIRUT Buses evacuated thousands of people from two rebel-besieged Shi'ite villages in northwest Syria on Friday and hundreds of rebels left a town near Damascus with their families, under a deal between the government and insurgents. | Video

11 Apr 2017

U.S.-backed forces push back Islamic State in Raqqa campaign - officials

BEIRUT U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State in Syria advanced to within 2 km (1 mile) of a key stronghold near the jihadist group's de facto capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, and a counter-attack by the militants was repulsed, officials said.

03 Apr 2017

Brothers in arms - Iraqi armed groups grow as Islamic State shrinks

MOSUL, Iraq For Iraqi police officer Jassem and his brothers, the battle against Islamic State is personal. The militants captured and beheaded their father, a Shi'ite militiaman, in 2014; before that, the family lost another son fighting the jihadists.

03 Apr 2017

Brothers in arms: Iraqi armed groups grow as Islamic State shrinks

MOSUL, Iraq, April 3 For Iraqi police officer Jassem and his brothers, the battle against Islamic State is personal. The militants captured and beheaded their father, a Shi'ite militiaman, in 2014; before that, the family lost another son fighting the jihadists.

03 Apr 2017

Brothers in arms: Iraqi armed groups grow as Islamic State shrinks

MOSUL, Iraq For Iraqi police officer Jassem and his brothers, the battle against Islamic State is personal. The militants captured and beheaded their father, a Shi'ite militiaman, in 2014; before that, the family lost another son fighting the jihadists.

30 Mar 2017

Iraqi forces battle to Mosul mosque, 17 killed in Baghdad

MOSUL Iraqi special forces and police fought Islamic State militants to edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul on Wednesday, tightening their control around the landmark site and in Baghdad a suicide truck bomb killed at least 17 people. | Video

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