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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    Mesopotamia, now part of Iraq. After a night attack on 9 April 1916 he bandaged several wounded men and returned twice to carry two soldiers to...
    08/9/2014 - 12:08 pm | View Link
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    08/8/2014 - 6:08 am | View Link
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    08/8/2014 - 4:42 am | View Link
  • Iraq New gains for ISIS - Big News Network
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    08/5/2014 - 2:54 pm | View Link
  • Middle East Water Wars: Why Islamic State Wants Iraq's Dams - Yahoo! Singapore
    ... ultra-violent militants sliced through the outskirts of Iraq's northern capital of Mosul in June, central government soldiers quickly melted...
    08/5/2014 - 4:00 am | View Link
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    They’re the four-legged veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – military war dogs, doing everything from sniffing out explosive devices on the battlefield to providing companionship to soldiers during wartime. Three of these dogs traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday with the same service...
    07/23/2014 - 8:01 pm | View Link
  • Iraq postpones vote for president, delaying power-sharing deal
    By Isra' al-Rubei'i and Maggie Fick BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delaying the formation of a power-sharing government urgently needed to confront a Sunni Muslim insurgency. The advance by Sunni Islamist militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq last month has put the OPEC oil producer's ...
    07/23/2014 - 2:10 pm | View Link
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    07/23/2014 - 12:58 pm | View Link
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    07/23/2014 - 10:04 am | View Link
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  • IS militants kill 160 Syrian soldiers
    The Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has recently proclaimed to establish an "Islamic Caliphate" in parts of Syria and Iraq, threatening the political geography in the region. The group, believed to be 70,000 fighters ...
    08/29/2014 - 4:02 am | View Link
  • Iraq officials: military clashes with Islamic State militants kill 4 soldiers and 14 militants
    BAGHDAD – Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad have killed four soldiers. The hour-long clashes took place in Latifiyah, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad.
    08/29/2014 - 1:30 am | View Link
  • Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers
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    08/28/2014 - 1:40 pm | View Link
  • Barack Obama addresses Iraq conflict after ISIS executes 250 Syrian soldiers
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    08/28/2014 - 10:33 am | View Link
  • German soldiers arrive in Iraq to deliver aid
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    08/27/2014 - 10:07 pm | View Link
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    08/29/2014 - 12:45 am | View Website
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    08/28/2014 - 8:41 pm | View Website
  • What to Send the Soldiers in Iraq | eHow
    What to Send the Soldiers in Iraq. American soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan are away from their families and away from comforts of everyday life.
    08/28/2014 - 1:03 pm | View Website
  • Casualties in Iraq
    U.S. lacks mechanism to accurately track troops wounded in Iraq. Also see The Missing Wounded. American Count . Dates and sources of ...
    08/28/2014 - 10:33 am | View Website
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