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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

Oct 17 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

Oct 17 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

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

Oct 17 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

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

Oct 16 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.

Sep 24 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.

Sep 22 2017

Syrians vote in Kurdish-led regions of north

QAMISHLI, Syria Syrians voted on Friday in an election organized 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.

Sep 09 2017

U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army advance separately on Islamic State 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.

Aug 28 2017

Exclusive: U.S.-backed Raqqa battle should end in two months, says senior SDF commander

RAQQA, Syria The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify.

Aug 09 2017

Women recruits prepare to join Syria's Raqqa battle

HASAKA, Syria Women fighters danced to Kurdish songs in a village in northern Syria on Wednesday after completing their military training to join the battle against Islamic State.

Jul 05 2017

Exclusive: Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria/ANKARA The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days.

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