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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 09 2017

Assad could see U.S. strike as just a 'slap on the wrist'

BEIRUT A U.S. cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base may persuade President Bashar al-Assad to be more cautious with some of his tactics, but will not deter him and his allies from pressing a full-throttle military campaign to crush rebels.

Apr 08 2017

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. | Video

Apr 07 2017

One U.S. attack is not enough, says Syrian opposition

BEIRUT The Syrian opposition applauded a U.S. cruise missile attack on an airbase near Homs on Friday but said it must not be a one-off and was not enough on its own to stop government warplanes from hitting rebel-held areas.

Apr 07 2017

One U.S. attack is not enough, says Syrian opposition

BEIRUT The Syrian opposition applauded a U.S. cruise missile attack on an airbase near Homs on Friday but said it must not be a one-off and was not enough on its own to stop government warplanes from hitting rebel-held areas.

Apr 06 2017

Europäer sorgen sich über möglichen US-Alleingang in Syrien

Berlin/Washington In Europa wachsen nach dem mutmaßlichen Giftgasangriff in Syrien die Sorgen vor einen Alleingang der USA in dem Bürgerkrieg.

Apr 06 2017

Trump says chemical attack in Syria crossed many lines

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT U.S. President Donald Trump accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government of going "beyond a red line" with a poison gas attack on civilians and said his attitude toward Syria and Assad had changed, but gave no indication of how he would respond. | Video

Apr 05 2017

White smoke signaled gas attack on Syrian town

BEIRUT The Syrian army jet that hit the town of Khan Sheikhoun at dawn dropped three conventional bombs and a fourth one that made little sound at impact but produced a cloud of white smoke, according to an activist observing from a nearby hilltop.

Mar 27 2017

U.S.-coalition sees no 'imminent risk' to Syria's Tabqa dam

BEIRUT The U.S.-led coalition said on Monday it saw no imminent danger to a major hydroelectric dam that allied Syrian militias are fighting to take from Islamic State, unless the jihadists planned to blow it up.

Mar 24 2017

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials

BEIRUT The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday.

Mar 22 2017

U.S.-led coalition airdrops forces in Raqqa province

BEIRUT The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has for the first time airdropped local ground forces behind enemy lines near the ISIS-held town of Tabqa in northern Syria, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, opening a new front in the campaign to recapture nearby Raqqa city.

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