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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  • Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police - Santa Fe New Mexican
    BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control,
    10/31/2014 - 11:15 am | View Link
  • Norway to send 195 soldiers for campaigns in Iraq Afghanistan to ... - Big News Network
    ... minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help...
    10/31/2014 - 5:33 am | View Link
  • Germany ready to train Iraq's Sunnis as well as Kurds to fight IS - Reuters
    Iraqi army unable to protect an uprising against Islamic state, U.S. ... - Washington Post
    10/31/2014 - 4:26 am | View Link
  • Govt sets $150 as bonus for Iraq soldiers - Townsville Bulletin
    AUSTRALIAN special forces soldiers serving in Iraq will be paid $150 a day as a tax-free bonus.
    10/30/2014 - 11:13 am | View Link
  • Were STILL failing wounded soldiers PM accused of breaking Military ... - Big News Network
    In a devastating assessment, medical experts, MPs, soldiers and military charities have revealed that troops who suffered on the battlefields of Iraq ...
    10/30/2014 - 5:38 am | View Link
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  • Norway Sends 120 Soldiers to Iraq, Two Opposition Parties React
    Norway have decided to send 120 troops to Iraq to help fight against IS. The government admits that this may lead to increased terror threat against Norway. Two opposition parties opposes to the decision. Previously Norway had decided not to send jet ...
    10/31/2014 - 9:37 pm | View Link
  • To complete their fictional peacekeeping mission, Fort Drum soldiers train as ambassadors
    Though this year’s Mountain Peak exercise stresses force-on-force tactics abandoned over the past decade of counterterrorism work, 2nd Brigade soldiers appeared to dip into their knowledge of Iraq and Afghanistan during interactions with village leaders ...
    10/31/2014 - 7:28 pm | View Link
  • Bryan Adams' heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House
    In Wounded: The Legacy of War, he presents servicemen and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the injuries they have sustained, matter-of-factly. Their missing limbs, prosthetics and scar tissue are seen by the viewer as part of the subjects as ...
    10/31/2014 - 8:25 am | View Link
  • ISIS hunting down ex-police, soldiers in campaign to prevent uprising
    BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule. Former officers have ...
    10/31/2014 - 7:33 am | View Link
  • U.S. Caught for Hiding Chemical Agents Exposure to Soldiers
    Soldiers had exploded old artillery shells discovered near Taji, Iraq in 2008. One of the soldiers who initially stepped into the hole where the shells were buried noted a scent he never smelled before. Removing a shell, Staff Sgt. Eric Duling said his ...
    10/31/2014 - 4:22 am | View Link
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  • US Soldier Who Lost 1/3 of Brain in Iraq
    Army Sgt. Frank Sandoval struggled for nearly two years to recover from a head injury sustained in combat in Iraq, unfortunately he passed away when his ...
    10/31/2014 - 12:23 pm | View Website
  • Casualties of the Iraq War
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    10/31/2014 - 7:22 am | View Website
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    10/30/2014 - 10:37 am | View Website
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    10/30/2014 - 10:08 am | View Website
  • Soldiers telling the Truth about Iraq --what you won't hear
    Soldiers telling the Truth about Iraq --what you won't hear THIS BLOG WAS STARTED BY SPC. DOUGLAS BARBER. IT IS DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY AND TO THE CAUSE ...
    10/29/2014 - 8:11 pm | View Website
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