Edition:
United States
Pictures | Wed Dec 19, 2018 | 1:25pm EST

U.S. forces in Syria

A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border. April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border. April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border. April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
1 / 20
U.S. and Turkish soldiers conduct the first-ever combined joint patrol outside Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. and Turkish soldiers conduct the first-ever combined joint patrol outside Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. and Turkish soldiers conduct the first-ever combined joint patrol outside Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS
Close
2 / 20
Syrian schoolchildren walk as U.S. troops patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syrian schoolchildren walk as U.S. troops patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syrian schoolchildren walk as U.S. troops patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
3 / 20
U.S. forces are seen at the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya. April 25, 2017. 

REUTERS/ Rodi Said

U.S. forces are seen at the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

U.S. forces are seen at the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
Close
4 / 20
U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S....more

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS
Close
5 / 20
Syrian residents watch as U.S. troops patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syrian residents watch as U.S. troops patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syrian residents watch as U.S. troops patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
6 / 20
U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, May 8, 2018.  REUTERS/Rodi Said

U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
7 / 20
A U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying over Kobani, as seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. October 15, 2014.  

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying over Kobani, as seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying over Kobani, as seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Close
8 / 20
Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
9 / 20
A U.S military demining vehicle leads a convoy on the main road in Raqqa, July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A U.S military demining vehicle leads a convoy on the main road in Raqqa, July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A U.S military demining vehicle leads a convoy on the main road in Raqqa, July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
10 / 20
A U.S army soldier stands guard next to an armored vehicle as Brett McGurk, U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State, visits the town of Tabqa, June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A U.S army soldier stands guard next to an armored vehicle as Brett McGurk, U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State, visits the town of Tabqa, June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A U.S army soldier stands guard next to an armored vehicle as Brett McGurk, U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State, visits the town of Tabqa, June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
11 / 20
A U.S military convoy is seen on the main road in Raqqa July 31, 201. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A U.S military convoy is seen on the main road in Raqqa July 31, 201. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A U.S military convoy is seen on the main road in Raqqa July 31, 201. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
Close
12 / 20
A U.S. fighter walks down a ladder from a barricade, north of Raqqa city November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A U.S. fighter walks down a ladder from a barricade, north of Raqqa city November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A U.S. fighter walks down a ladder from a barricade, north of Raqqa city November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
13 / 20
American army vehicles drive north of Manbij city, in Aleppo Governorate March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

American army vehicles drive north of Manbij city, in Aleppo Governorate March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

American army vehicles drive north of Manbij city, in Aleppo Governorate March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
14 / 20
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of U.S. forces in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border April 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Rodi Said

Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of U.S. forces in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of U.S. forces in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Close
15 / 20
General Chiya, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria s Middle Euphrates River Valley, speaks with U.S. Army Lieutenant General Paul E. Funk, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and Major General James B. Jarrard, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, as they fly in a helicopter over Syria July 11, 2018. U.S. Army/Sgt. Brigitte Morgan/Handout via REUTERS

General Chiya, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria s Middle Euphrates River Valley, speaks with U.S. Army Lieutenant General Paul E. Funk, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and Major General James B....more

General Chiya, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria s Middle Euphrates River Valley, speaks with U.S. Army Lieutenant General Paul E. Funk, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and Major General James B. Jarrard, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, as they fly in a helicopter over Syria July 11, 2018. U.S. Army/Sgt. Brigitte Morgan/Handout via REUTERS
Close
16 / 20
U.S. soldiers drive a military vehicle on the road connecting al-Rai town to Azaz city, in Syria's northern Aleppo countryside October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

U.S. soldiers drive a military vehicle on the road connecting al-Rai town to Azaz city, in Syria's northern Aleppo countryside October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

U.S. soldiers drive a military vehicle on the road connecting al-Rai town to Azaz city, in Syria's northern Aleppo countryside October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
Close
17 / 20
U.S. and Turkish soldiers discuss details during the first-ever combined joint patrol in Manbij, November 1, 2018.  Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. and Turkish soldiers discuss details during the first-ever combined joint patrol in Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. and Turkish soldiers discuss details during the first-ever combined joint patrol in Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS
Close
18 / 20
U.S. Soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol in Manbij, November 1, 2018.  Courtesy Zoe Garbarino/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol in Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Zoe Garbarino/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol in Manbij, November 1, 2018. Courtesy Zoe Garbarino/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS
Close
19 / 20
A Coalition convoy of U.S. led international coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stops to test fire their M2 machine guns and MK19 grenade launcher in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in the Deir ez-Zor province, November 22, 2018. Courtesy Matthew Crane/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

A Coalition convoy of U.S. led international coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stops to test fire their M2 machine guns and MK19 grenade launcher in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in the Deir ez-Zor province,...more

A Coalition convoy of U.S. led international coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stops to test fire their M2 machine guns and MK19 grenade launcher in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in the Deir ez-Zor province, November 22, 2018. Courtesy Matthew Crane/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS
Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Pictures of the year: Animals

Our top animal photos from the past year.

Dec 19 2018

Ukraine holds military exercises amid standoff with Russia

The Ukrainian military makes a show of force as tensions between Kiev and Moscow rise over Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships and their crews.

Dec 19 2018

America in 2018

A selection of some of our top photos from the United States this year.

Dec 19 2018

Migrant family who fled tear gas at U.S. border seeks asylum

Members of a group of Honduran migrants, which included a mother who had been photographed running with her daughters from tear gas several weeks ago, began...

Dec 18 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

Furloughed federal workers line up for food

Furloughed federal workers line up for food

Unpaid federal workers line up for food and meals as the U.S. government shutdown continues.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top pictures from the past week.

Double amputee clears mines in Iraq

Double amputee clears mines in Iraq

Hoshyar Ali, who lost both legs in a landmine explosion, spends his days deactivating mines on the outskirts of the Kurdish town of Halabja, Iraq.

Men's Fashion Week in Paris

Men's Fashion Week in Paris

Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collections from Men's Fashion Week in Paris.

Meeting at India's holy rivers

Meeting at India's holy rivers

Ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus or Hindu holy men are a huge draw at the Kumbh Mela, the world's largest religious festival, where up to 150 million people are expected to bathe at the confluence of three holy rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna and a mythical third river, the Saraswati.

Horses purified by fire

Horses purified by fire

Revelers ride their horses through smoke and flames to purify their animals during the Luminarias celebration in Spain.

Best of Dakar Rally

Best of Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally kicks off in the Peruvian desert.

New migrant caravan forms in Central America

New migrant caravan forms in Central America

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras and El Salvador begin the long trek north, part of a new U.S.-bound caravan that hopes to succeed even as a previous wave of Central Americans were unable to quickly enter the United States.

Longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Longest government shutdown in U.S. history

A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 26th day, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast