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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    BAGHDAD, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi pledged Sunday to ... seeks as much as possible, to protect the soldiers' lives, ...
    08/28/2016 - 3:43 pm | View Link
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    08/28/2016 - 1:39 pm | View Link
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    08/28/2016 - 12:17 pm | View Link
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    08/28/2016 - 11:29 am | View Link
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    Mr McGlinchey, who has given 18 years of military service, including deployments in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, branded the situation “totally unfair” after facing a bill of thousands of pounds. He should qualify for a 50 per cent reduction on his £ ...
    08/28/2016 - 9:20 am | View Link
  • UK soldiers to pass through Fort Ti on canoe trip
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    08/28/2016 - 9:18 am | View Link
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    08/28/2016 - 6:30 am | View Link
  • Iraq: 5 soldiers killed in Islamic State attack in Anbar
    Iraqis mourn over a coffin during the funeral of members from the Iraqi government forces from the Popular Mobilization units who were killed in the Khalidiyah area of Iraq's Anbar province in battles against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the holy Iraqi ...
    08/28/2016 - 1:21 am | View Link
  • Iraq: 5 soldiers killed in Daesh attack in Anbar
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    08/28/2016 - 12:04 am | View Link
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  • Iraq war
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    08/24/2016 - 6:08 pm | View Website
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    08/24/2016 - 5:39 pm | View Website
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    08/24/2016 - 12:17 pm | View Website
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    08/24/2016 - 5:50 am | View Website
  • iCasualties: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation ...
    Documents coalition casualties for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
    08/23/2016 - 11:45 pm | View Website
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