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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on Friday amid Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Says U.S. Troop Position In Syria Came Under Fire From Turkish Incursion

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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Thursday on the second day of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. President Trump's decision to pull back U.S. forces from the area has been viewed as giving Turkey a green light for the operation and opened him up to condemnation from within the GOP. Bulent Kilic /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces on Wednesday. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh shows off her ticket to attend a World Cup qualifier in front of Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Tuesday. Iran has essentially banned women from entering the stadium for decades. Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian National Army forces are dispatched to the Manbij front line near Aleppo ahead of Turkey's planned operation in northern Syria, on Tuesday. Bekir Kasim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's plan for the Turkish-Syrian border contradicts recommendations from top officials in the Pentagon and the State Department. In this 2017 photo, a U.S. officer from the coalition against ISIS speaks with a fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units at the site of Turkish airstrikes near the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump Envoy: Syria Withdrawal Is 'Haphazard' And 'Almost Unprecedented'

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U.S. allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces say the White House's decision to pull troops from the Syria-Turkey border has left them without hope. Here, a U.S. soldier is seen during a joint patrol with Turkish troops on Friday. Staff Sgt. Andrew Goedl/U.S. Army/Operation Inherent Resolve hide caption

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo in Baghouz, Syria, in March after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 24, 2018. Many major executives backed out of the event after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This year, some of the big corporate names are expected to return. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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In the weeks following the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump spent more time praising Saudi Arabia as a very important ally than he did reacting to the killing. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, poses for The Associated Press following an interview in Istanbul on Tuesday. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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A Yemeni detainee (left) is greeted by a family member after being released by Houthi rebels on Monday. The release was brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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On the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells PBS in a documentary airing next week, "I get all the responsibility because it happened under my watch." Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (right) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Omar Alshogre, a Syrian refugee who was tortured as a political prisoner in Syria, now lives in Sweden. He has framed photos of men who he says tortured him that he keeps upside down. Axel Öberg for NPR hide caption

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Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is in New York this week to make the case for lifting sanctions on his country. Eslah Attar for NPR hide caption

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Iran's Foreign Minister: 'Abandon The Illusion' That Tehran Will Cave To Pressure

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