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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio

Tulsi Gabbard is still in the 2020 race and it’s unclear why

Gabbard is about as likely to win the Democratic nomination as Barack Obama is to run for a third term for the presidency.
A US soldier in a military vehicle at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria March 23, 2019.

Drones are dropping bombs on US troops in Syria, and it’s not clear who’s doing it

The vulnerability of US forces to small drones is "one of the things that worries me the most," the head of US Central Command said Tuesday.
Hend Zaza.

A 11-year-old Syrian table tennis player beat a woman 30 years older than her to qualify for the Olympics

Hend Zaza, 11, defeated Lebanon's Mariana Sahankian, 42, 4-3 in the women's finals at the West Asia Olympic qualification tournament in Jordan.
A composite image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; footage from a Turkish strike on Syrian targets, as published by Turkey's defense ministry; and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Turkey is crushing Syria’s army after wiping out its heavy armor with superior tech, daring Russia to step in and save them

Turkey used drones and F-16s to decimate Bashar al-Assad's forces this weekend, leaving them unable to protect frontline armor and artillery units.
A group of migrants waiting on no man's land between Turkey and Greece, at Turkey's Pazarkule border crossing with Greece's Kastanies on Friday.

Turkey is threatening to push a new refugee crisis onto Europe after its vicious conflict in Syria hit a tipping point

A Turkish official told Reuters the country would no longer stop Syrian refugees from heading to Europe via its borders, prompting EU and NATO panic.

Schools and hospitals targeted in the latest attack on Idlib in Syria, killing at least 20 including 9 children

Nine children were among the 20 killed in an attack by the Syrian Army on the only rebel held major territory in Syria, on Tuesday.
A refugee camp near Idlib in northern Syria.

Turkey is now basically at war with Syria, thanks to Russian bombing that is driving 1 million refugees toward Europe

The fighting threatens to send 1 million refugees into Turkey, which has already taken in nearly four million since the Syrian war began.
Islamic State fighter (ISIS; ISIL) waving a flag while standing on captured government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria, 2015.

ISIS is bigger now than when it first formed, and Trump’s conflict with Iran could give it a boost

Trump's conflict with Iran has taken attention away from ISIS while the terror organization shows strong signs of resilience.
A map showing the northwest of Syria, the arena for much of the current conflict between Turkish and Syrian forces.

Turkey is so worried about allowing millions of refugees across its border that it’s risking a catastrophic war with Syria

Syrian troops killed five Turkish soldiers in northern Syria Monday, the latest escalation between the two nations in an increasingly tense fight.

Syria accidentally fired a missile at a civilian jet carrying 172 passengers and forced it to divert into a Russian airport

The incident renewed fears that a broader conflict in the region could jeopardize the safety of air travel in an increasingly militarized area.