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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  • Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes in the north - Al Jazeera
    At least five Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish armed volunteers have been killed in clashes with the IS group in northern Iraq, as the government continues ...
    09/4/2014 - 8:13 am | View Link
  • ISIS Is Beheading Journalists to Lure America Into Another Ground ... - Huffington Post
    After 4,804 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and 2,340 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan , one million U.S. soldiers wounded in both wars , and a...
    09/3/2014 - 9:16 am | View Link
  • Islamist Influx Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq - Spiegel Online
    09/01/2014 12:20 PM Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq Germany on Sunday presented the list of weapons it plans to send to the Kurds in
    09/1/2014 - 1:20 pm | View Link
  • In Iraq, dread is in the air - Bangkok Post
    Many soldiers, reporters and commentators have compared the Iraq War to a deadly, sickening version of the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day — a war ...
    08/31/2014 - 11:58 am | View Link
  • For Kentucky town that gave much, new worries over Iraq - Stars and Stripes
    ... her fallen grandson and offered a somber thought for the parents and grandparents of future soldiers who might get caught again in an Iraq war.
    08/31/2014 - 10:09 am | View Link
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  • UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes
    The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was "facing a terrorist monster". The 47 members of the United Nations' top rights body accepted without a vote a resolution urging the probe presented by Iraq and supported by more than 100 states. The diplomats reached their ...
    09/1/2014 - 1:32 pm | View Link
  • Aid Flows Into Iraq Shi‘ite Town After Siege Broken
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    09/1/2014 - 12:28 pm | View Link
  • Iraq Warns Of 'Imminent Danger' Of IS Militants
    Miltants from Islamic State pose a threat to every country in the world, Iraq was warned the United Nations. The jihadist group - previously known as ISIS - has committed barbaric acts against civilians and threatens to break up Iraq in its aim of establishing a caliphate across a large swathe of the Middle East, Iraq's human rights minister told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights ...
    09/1/2014 - 10:17 am | View Link
  • Iraq presses fightback after breaking months-long jihadist siege
    Near Yankaja (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by American strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking the 11-week siege of a Shiite town.
    09/1/2014 - 6:14 am | View Link
  • Germany Sends 16,000 Rifles to Iraq to Stem Islamic State
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is sending 16,000 assault rifles, plus anti-tank weapons and armored vehicles, to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State militants, lifting a German taboo on shipments into war zones. The hardware, which also includes pistols, trucks and grenades, will equip 4,000 soldiers of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said at ...
    08/31/2014 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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  • Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers missing or stranded after chaotic withdrawal
    BAGHDAD — Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers were trapped or missing on Sunday following a chaotic retreat from an army base in western Iraq, military officials said, underscoring the ability of Islamic State insurgents to remain on the offensive despite ...
    09/21/2014 - 7:02 am | View Link
  • ISIS Calls On Muslims In America To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers and “Slaughter Them”
    “These threats will most likely increase should the U.S. or its allies attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in Syria or Iraq.” 2) Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent ...
    09/21/2014 - 5:01 am | View Link
  • Presbyterian Prelate condemns death sentence on soldiers
    He said the action of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, and that of Boko Haram in Nigeria, were a global jihadist agenda and called on world powers to come together to resist the move in the interest of world peace and security.
    09/20/2014 - 12:51 pm | View Link
  • Aussie soldiers awaiting Iraq orders in Dubai
    Exactly when Australia will join the US and France in carrying out air-strikes against ISIL in Iraq is expected to become clear in the coming days. ADF personnel are this morning on the ground in Dubai, awaiting orders to commence the mission. Australian ...
    09/20/2014 - 12:41 pm | View Link
  • 'Flames of War': ISIS Propaganda Video Shows Syrian Soldiers Digging their Own Graves in the Very Place they were Stationed
    The 55-minute footage praises the Islamic State's victories and warns the United States against getting in the way of its goal to create a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria. But according to experts, the video, which is titled "Flames of War", is a ...
    09/20/2014 - 4:43 am | View Link
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  • How to Contact Soldiers in Iraq | eHow
    How to Contact Soldiers in Iraq. Depending on your relationship with the service member in question, finding a particular soldier in Iraq can either be a trivial ...
    09/21/2014 - 9:07 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    09/21/2014 - 8:46 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    09/21/2014 - 1:50 am | 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 ...
    09/20/2014 - 9:44 am | View Website
  • Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan
    Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan was an event at which more than 200 U.S. military veterans and active duty soldiers, as well as Iraqi and Afghan civilians ...
    09/20/2014 - 9:30 am | View Website
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