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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    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
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    The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
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    When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
  • Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia to Syria would be a "destabilizing" factor for Israel's security. More
  • U.S. believes Syria used chemicalsU.S. believes Syria used chemicals
    The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
  • Talks stalled over abducted Lebanese soldiers - Al Jazeera
    ... in connection with the abduction of 27 Lebanese soldiers, Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri is accused of helping the Islamic State of Iraq and the...
    10/22/2014 - 8:45 am | View Link
  • Australia's special forces soldiers likely to focus on Iraqi ... - ABC Online
    Related Story: Australia reaches deal for troops to deploy in Iraq Two hundred Australian special forces soldiers, mostly commandos, will be deployed ...
    10/20/2014 - 3:13 pm | View Link
  • Italy to send 280 soldiers to train Kurds fighting Islamic State: ... - Turkish Weekly
    Italy will send 280 soldiers to train Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq to consult the Iraqi high command, Italy's Defense
    10/17/2014 - 11:43 am | View Link
  • DND Restricts Media Access to Iraq Bound Soldiers - Canadian Content
    ... take photos that would identify individual soldiers or their families. DND restricts media access to Iraq-bound soldiers, citing security...
    10/17/2014 - 9:00 am | View Link
  • U.S. soldiers secretly struggled with Iraq’s cache of chemical ... - Big News Network
    The soldiers at the blast crater sensed something was wrong. It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq.
    10/15/2014 - 2:13 pm | 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
    After Siege, Aid Comes To Iraqi Town
    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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  • Book Review: ‘The Invisible Soldiers’ by Ann Hagedorn
    As the U.S. military was drawing down in Iraq in 2010, for example, the missions for continued support to the Iraqi government were transferred to the U.S. Embassy, whose personnel were slated to balloon from 8,000 to 16,000. The State Department ...
    10/22/2014 - 11:44 am | View Link
  • Two attacks on Canadian soldiers in three days raise fears of copycats
    An alleged Islamic State fighter from Canada who identifies himself as Muthanna al-Kanadi tweeted Wednesday: “Another Shooting in Canada … This time inside the Parliament building … and they wanted to bomb Iraq and Syria … lollll.” Following the ...
    10/22/2014 - 11:22 am | View Link
  • Killings of two soldiers raise troubling questions: Siddiqui
    Authorities have known, for quite some time, that there are 90 suspected Muslim extremists in Canada who are presumed to want to join jihad abroad, perhaps in Syria/Iraq, or who have returned home after already participating in one or having tried to.
    10/22/2014 - 10:52 am | View Link
  • 2 Canadian Soldiers Have Been Killed In Acts Of Violence In The Past 2 Days
    Canada has said that it will send six fighter jets to take part in the operations against the jihadists in Iraq. Ottawa police say it’s “too early” to tell whether today’s shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa are linked to terrorism. The Canadian ...
    10/22/2014 - 7:52 am | View Link
  • Saudi Arabia jails 13 over plot to attack US soldiers
    US forces based in conservative Sunni Muslim Gulf states are waging air strikes on radical Sunni Islamist insurgents who have seized large areas of Shi'ite-led Iraq and of Syria, whose government is backed by Shi'ite Iran. The official Saudi news agency ...
    10/22/2014 - 3:11 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    10/22/2014 - 10:10 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 ...
    10/21/2014 - 11:12 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!
    10/21/2014 - 10:07 pm | View Website
  • US Soldiers torture Iraq Children...
    The title of course is not true, its sarcastic, just like 90% of what you see about the US Military in Iraq. What it really is is this, Soldiers handing ...
    10/21/2014 - 3:27 pm | View Website
  • How to Write Letters to Soldiers in Iraq | eHow
    Soldiers in Iraq have little contact with their friends and family members back home. Because of this, a nice letter can touch the heart and brighten the day of a ...
    10/21/2014 - 3:19 pm | View Website
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