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Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials

16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days - officials

13 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Sunday, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline for the U.S. pullout amid Turkey's escalating offensive.

U.S. says deploying more forces to Saudi Arabia to counter Iran threat

11 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdom's defences after the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran. | Video

US officials intensify pressure on Turkey to stop Syria assault

11 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States ramped up efforts on Friday to persuade Turkey to halt an escalating offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, saying Ankara was causing "great harm" to ties and could face potentially devastating sanctions.

U.S. troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish positions - Pentagon

12 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. troops in northern Syria came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday but none were wounded, the Pentagon said, an incident that highlights the risks to U.S. troops as Turkey wages an offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish militia.

U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive

11 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The Pentagon strongly denied on Friday accusations that it had abandoned its Syrian Kurdish allies to a Turkish military onslaught, which it said was detribalising the region and doing "dramatic harm" to U.S.-Turkey relations. | Video

U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive

11 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The Pentagon strongly denied on Friday accusations that it had abandoned its Syrian Kurdish allies to a Turkish military onslaught, which it said was destabilizing the region and doing "dramatic harm" to U.S.-Turkey relations. | Video

Exclusive: U.S.-backed Syrian forces halt counter-Islamic State operations - sources

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters have halted operations for now against Islamic State in Syria as Turkey launches a military offensive in Syria's northeast, two U.S. officials and a Kurdish military source said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Iran not 'drawing back' militarily after Saudi attack - U.S. admiral

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Iran has not drawn back to a less threatening military posture in the region following the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi Arabia, the top U.S. admiral in the Middle East told Reuters, suggesting persistent concern despite a lull in violence.

Pentagon to send radar, Patriot missiles to bolster Saudi defenses

26 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Thursday it plans to send four radar systems, a battery of Patriot missiles and about 200 support personnel to bolster Saudi Arabia's defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities this month.

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