9:35 AM 9/19/2017 – Syrian government forces crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zour yesterday, and the other interesting stories

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Syrian Civil War in Maps – Edmaps.com

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2017. Map by Cristian Ionita. MORE MAPS… … and more maps of the Syrian Civil War

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US military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to …

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The U.S. military acknowledged Tuesday it has closed an outpost in southern Syria in recent days amid reports that American forces and their …
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US and allies won’t rebuild Syria without political process

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NEW YORK — The Islamic State is rapidly losing control of territory in Syria, but donor countries will not reconstruct the war’s damage until a …

SYRIA

Syrian government forces crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zour yesterday, bringing the Syrian army closer to the U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.), an S.D.F. commander noting that the forces are ready for a clash with the Syrian army. Al Jazeera reports.

The countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support reconstruction of the country until there is a “transition away from Assad,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said yesterday. John Irish and Yara Bayoumy report at Reuters.

Syria has been failed by Western democracies who did not intervene to support the Syrian revolution, Fadi Azzam writes at the New York Times.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 35 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on September 17. Separately, partner forces conducted eight strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]

IRAQ

The semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdish region intends to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25 despite a ruling by the Iraqi Supreme Court that the referendum should be suspended, Ben Kesling reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Kurdish security and city police have been deployed to the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk in an effort to stem a possible eruption of ethnic violence ahead of the independence referendum. Reuters reports.

America Could Be in Afghanistan for Another 16 Years Dave Majumdar

Dave Majumdar

Security, Middle East

Afghan police officers stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The country may never become a fully-fledged democracy, but staying the course may be the only option.

American forces could still be in Afghanistan sixteen years from now—or even generations from now—under the White House’s current strategy of maintaining an open-ended commitment to that war-torn nation.

“I think we will be there in sixteen years,” retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen told an audience at the Center for the National Interest during a lunch-time discussion on Sept. 13. “But I don’t think this is a sixteen-year loss on our part.”

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

The U.S. will deploy 3,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed yesterday, the BBC reports.

The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of a nearly $700bn defense policy bill yesterday, issues still need to be resolved between two versions of the bill. Jordain Carney reports at the Hill.

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Trump and the United Nations: Reform or Die?
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