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The Pentagon has "begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," a military spokesman says. In this photo from Dec. 30, 2018, a line of U.S. military vehicles are seen at a checkpoint in northern Syria. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech at the American University in Cairo on Thursday that was a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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In Cairo, Pompeo Slams Obama's Mideast Policies, Says Era Of 'American Shame Is Over'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waits for his helicopter ride to the U.S. Embassy from Baghdad International Airport, during a surprise visit to the Iraqi capital. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled a meeting with U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, in an apparent snub. Erdogan disagrees with U.S. calls to protect Kurdish militants in Syria who have helped in the fight against ISIS. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with a delegation of U.S. evangelical Christian leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters hide caption

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Evangelicals Seek Detente With Mideast Muslim Leaders As Critics Doubt Motives

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President Trump addresses the crowd during a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Monday in Houston. Loren Elliott/Getty Images hide caption

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's False Claims On Migrant Caravan, Tax Cuts

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An Iraqi protester stands flashing the victory gesture outside the burning headquarters of the Iranian Consulate in Basra on Sept. 7. Haidar Mohammed Ali /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies on worldwide threats during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 13, 2018. Pompeo, President Trump's pick to lead the State Department, has portrayed the fight against terrorism as an epic holy war. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's National Security And State Department Picks Alarm American Muslims

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Separatist fighters fly the old, pre-unification flag of South Yemen above their pickup as they patrol Aden on Tuesday. Yemen's internationally recognized government has accused the separatist Southern Transitional Council of orchestrating a coup as it has moved closer to controlling the government's de facto capital. Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian girl walks through an empty, ruined house in Raqqa earlier this month. Many civilians like her have no choice but to stay in the war-ravaged city despite the danger, either because they've been trapped by ISIS fighters or because they don't have the money to pay smugglers. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside an entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday. They gathered to protest new Israeli security measures implemented at the holy site following an attack that killed two Israeli policemen the previous week. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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