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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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12 Feb 2018

SDF to study any request to hand over British IS militants captured in Syria

AMUDA, Syria/WASHINGTON The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has not received a request from any foreign government to hand over two British Islamic State militants in its custody but will study any such request if made, a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday.

15 Jan 2018

Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

QAMISHLI, Syria Kurdish-led regions of Syria are looking to a new U.S.-backed border force to protect them in the face of growing threats from Turkey and Damascus, a senior Kurdish politician told Reuters.

01 Dec 2017

Syrian Kurds hold local elections, press on with autonomy plans

QAMISHLI, Syria Kurdish-led authorities held local elections on Friday in areas they control in northern Syria, pushing ahead with autonomy plans opposed by both the government of President Bashar al-Assad and by Turkey.

17 Oct 2017

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. | Video

17 Oct 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

17 Oct 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

16 Oct 2017

U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory.

24 Sep 2017

U.S. allied Syrian groups form civilian council to run Deir al-Zor

Deir al Zor, SYRIA U.S.-allied militias in northern Syria announced on Saturday the formation of a civilian council to govern the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor where they are racing with the Syrian army to capture territory held by Islamic State.

22 Sep 2017

Syrians vote in Kurdish-led regions of north

QAMISHLI, Syria Syrians voted on Friday in an election organised by the Kurdish-led authorities of northern Syria, the start of a three-phase process to set up new governing institutions that aim to shore up regional autonomy.

09 Sep 2017

U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army advance separately on IS in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT/AL SHADADI, Syria U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still holds in oil-rich areas near the Iraqi border.

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