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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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15 Oct 2017

Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: rebels

AMMAN The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

08 Oct 2017

Turkish army surveys Syria's Idlib before deployment - sources

AMMAN/ANKARA A Turkish army reconnaissance team scouted out Syria's Idlib province on Sunday, a senior Syrian rebel said, before an expected military operation to impose peace in the bitterly contested Syrian northwest.

08 Oct 2017

Turkey backs Syrian rebels for 'serious operation' in Idlib

ANKARA/BEIRUT Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

05 Oct 2017

Syrian rebels resist Jordan pressure to hand over border crossing

AMMAN Syrian opposition groups are resisting Jordanian pressure to hand control of a border crossing back to the Syrian government, a step that would be a major boost for President Bashar al-Assad and undermine rebel groups in southwestern Syria.

05 Oct 2017

Syrian opposition says Russian jets kill civilians fleeing across Euphrates

AMMAN Military jets believed to be Russian killed at least 60 civilians trying to flee heavy fighting in the oil rich Deir al Zor province of Syria when their small boats were targeted as they sought to cross the Euphrates River, opposition activists, former residents and a war monitor said late on Wednesday.

02 Oct 2017

Hard choices for Syrian industrialists in ruins of Aleppo

AMMAN/ALEPPO, Syria When Syria's civil war came to the industrial city of Aleppo in 2012, two textile makers had to choose whether to stay or move their businesses away.

24 Sep 2017

Russia, Syria intensify bombing of rebel-held Idlib, witnesses say

AMMAN Russian and Syrian jets escalated strikes on rebel-held Idlib and Hama provinces, several days after jihadist rebels opened an offensive against government-held parts of northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

24 Sep 2017

U.S.-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor - senior commander

AMMAN U.S.-backed forces said on Saturday they had seized a major natural gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants in rapid advances since the start of an operation earlier this month to capture areas east of the Euphrates river.

20 Sep 2017

Rebels say U.S. evacuates base in southern Syrian desert

AMMAN U.S. troops and allied Arab fighters have evacuated a garrison set up in June in the Syrian desert near the border with Iraq and relocated to their main Tanf base, rebel sources said on Tuesday.

19 Sep 2017

Rebels say U.S. evacuates base in southern Syrian desert

AMMAN U.S. troops and allied Arab fighters have evacuated a garrison set up in June in the Syrian desert near the border with Iraq and relocated to their main Tanf base, rebel sources said on Tuesday.

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