Soldiers Go From Iraq To Afghanistan

Soldiers who just returned from Iraq are among several thousand being ordered to Afghanistan in six months as part of a mission designed to beef up Afghan forces ahead of a planned 2014 U.S. military withdrawal, officials said.

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  • iCasualties | Operation Iraqi Freedom | Iraq
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    12/9/2017 - 5:28 pm | View Website
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    12/9/2017 - 4:20 am | View Website
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