TOPSHOT - A member of the Syrian pro-government forces stands amid heavily damaged buildings in Aleppo's 1070 district on November 8, 2016, after troops seized it from rebel fighters.
Syrian state media said government forces had advanced southwest of divided second city Aleppo, seizing the 1070 district from rebel forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor also reported the advance, saying it would allow government forces to protect areas already under their control on the southern outskirts of Aleppo.

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Trump to keep troops in Syria, wants exit soon
01:06 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

President Donald Trump grew irritated with his top military brass and national security team on Tuesday when they advised him an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Syria would be unwise and could not provide a timeline for when American forces could exit, people familiar with the matter said.

In a sometimes-tense meeting of his national security team, Trump complained at length about the amount of American money being spent in the region, which he said had produced nothing for the US in return, according to senior administration officials.

And he continued to question why other countries in the region – particularly the wealthy Gulf nations – haven’t stepped in.