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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  • PM denies Iraq ‘mission creep’ - The Australian
    Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq -
    03/3/2015 - 8:32 am | View Link
  • Abbott announces more troops for Iraq - Herald Sun
    PM Tony Abbott has confirmed that Australia will send around 300 more soldiers to Iraq.
    03/2/2015 - 12:30 pm | View Link
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    03/2/2015 - 9:00 am | View Link
  • Belgium sending 35 military trainers to Iraq - Expatica Belgium
    Belgium is to send around 35 soldiers to Iraq to help train the Iraqi army in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, the government said ...
    02/27/2015 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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    02/26/2015 - 2:06 pm | View Link
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    03/26/2015 - 8:03 am | View Link
  • 3 Soldiers, 35 Militants Killed in Military Operations in Afghanistan
    (MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Three soldiers from Afghan National Army ... Mar 26 2015 - Wave of car bombs kills 14 in south Iraq: officials, Arab Times (MENAFN - Arab Times) BAGHDAD June 16 2013 (AFP) -A wave of car bombs in several cities south of ...
    03/26/2015 - 7:47 am | View Link
  • Sci-fi cloaking device could protect soldiers from shock waves
    Brian J. Tillotson, a senior research fellow at Boeing, said the idea occurred to him after noticing the kinds of injuries suffered by soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "We were doing a much better job of stopping shrapnel," Tillotson told Live ...
    03/26/2015 - 7:36 am | View Link
  • NDP amendment calls for end to Canada’s Iraq combat mission
    Liberal MP Joyce Murray said her party could support some of the changes proposed by the NDP but said her party also wants to see Canadians soldiers involved in training. She said the 69 Canadian troops now in northern Iraq have been working with Americans ...
    03/26/2015 - 7:06 am | View Link
  • Military Officials Fear Iran Could Once Again Attack U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
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    03/25/2015 - 12:40 pm | View Link
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    03/26/2015 - 9:58 am | View Website
  • May 2007 abduction of U.S. soldiers in Iraq
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    03/25/2015 - 5:59 pm | View Website
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    03/25/2015 - 2:46 pm | View Website
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    03/24/2015 - 11:27 am | View Website
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