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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  • Turkey trains Kurdish forces in north Iraq - The Gulf Today
    ISTANBUL: Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in
    11/22/2014 - 7:24 am | View Link
  • ISIS soldiers destroy thousands of years of art - John Hopkins Newsletter
    S. President Barack Obama announced that an additional 1,500 troops will be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi army soldiers to combat ISIS on...
    11/20/2014 - 6:53 am | View Link
  • Pakistani man can sue UK govt over his claims of illegal detention ... - Times of India
    LONDON: A Pakistani man can sue the UK government over claims he was unlawfully detained and tortured by British soldiers in Iraq, the high court has ...
    11/19/2014 - 1:43 pm | View Link
  • Obama's troop boost in Iraq is hard to fathom - Korea Times
    ... in concealing the fact that U.S. soldiers in Iraq had encountered decades-old chemical weapons stocks dating from the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.
    11/19/2014 - 5:35 am | View Link
  • Patrick Cockburn: Ground support is a must - The Gulf Today
    Why US had to send more troops to Iraq - Times of Oman
    11/18/2014 - 6:12 am | View Link
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  • For the Islamic State group, children are soldiers, spies, perpetrators of abuse
    BEIRUT – Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the insignia of the Islamic police. In the city of Raqqa, the Islamic State ...
    11/23/2014 - 5:58 pm | View Link
  • Injured Heroes, Broken Promises: Hundreds of Soldiers Allege Mistreatment at Army Warrior Transition Units
    One writes, "The people in this company work really hard to take care of us. They go above and beyond." Sgt. Michael Howard who served in Iraq said he had some compassionate squad leaders at Fort Hood’s WTU. But some officers left him feeling humiliated ...
    11/23/2014 - 5:24 pm | View Link
  • Islamic State group militants use child soldiers in Syria and Iraq
    BEIRUT – Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto ...
    11/23/2014 - 11:46 am | View Link
  • Middletown honors soldiers killed in combat
    Dennis Zilinski II, who was killed in Iraq in 2005. Taps played during the ceremony — the first of five held Sunday — that commemorated Middletown soldiers killed in combat. Five Middletown streets named in honor of Army servicemen received the blue ...
    11/23/2014 - 10:07 am | View Link
  • Iraqi PM orders more airstrikes, weapons for soldiers battling ISIS
    The Pentagon plans to buy a range of arms for Iraq's tribesmen, including 5,000 AK-47s, 50 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 12,000 grenades and 50 82 mm mortars. The arms supply, described in a document that will be sent to Congress of its approval ...
    11/23/2014 - 7:56 am | View Link
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  • How to Know What To Send To Soldiers In Afghanistan And Iraq
    How to Know What To Send To Soldiers In Afghanistan And Iraq. Without spending a lot of money, you can help troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan get items they ...
    11/23/2014 - 7:38 pm | View Website
  • Ways to Communicate With a Soldier in Iraq & Afghanistan
    Support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and learn how to send a military care package to deployed soldiers overseas!
    11/23/2014 - 4:25 pm | View Website
  • Soldiers' Angels
    Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers... providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United ...
    11/23/2014 - 11:17 am | View Website
  • What to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan
    Gifts to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. Days Left Until Christmas 2014. After research and feedback from the field, along with what is mention in blogs and on ...
    11/23/2014 - 8:47 am | View Website
  • Casualties in Iraq
    U.S. lacks mechanism to accurately track troops wounded in Iraq. Also see The Missing Wounded. American Count . Dates and sources of ...
    11/23/2014 - 5:19 am | View Website
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