In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.
If US troops leave Syria, Kurds may no longer be able to hold the line against ISIS attacks, says a researcher with the Rojava Information Center, a research and advocacy group for the Kurdish areas of Syria.
Reports of deportations to Syria, denied by the Turkish government, have sent a wave of fear through Istanbul’s Syrian community — many of whom say they could face recruitment by militants, aerial bombardment or torture in regime prisons if they return to Syria.
Over the past week opposition activists in Syria have gathered in small groups to pay homage to the protestors in Egypt, while a Facebook group, run mostly by Syrian expatriates, is trying to organize a "Day of Rage" in that country.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on former US President Jimmy Carter's visit to Syria today; the former president has angered the Bush Administration and their Israeli government by meeting with leaders of Hamas.
Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Livni could become the country's next prime minister. She's pledged to continue peace negotiations with Syria started by Ehud Olmert this summer. But as The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Syrians aren't that optimistic.