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Rep Waltz: Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal ‘breaks my heart’, ‘worse’ than Obama leaving Iraq

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WALTZ: This announcement breaks my heart. Nobody wants the troops to come home more than those of us that have had to sacrifice so much. But the last thing I want to see is another 9/11. The best way that I think to ...

5 things to know for April 8: Covid-19, guns, immigration, Iraq, Northern Ireland

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Get '5 Things' in your inbox If your day doesn't start until you're up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to your new favorite morning fix. Sign up here for the '5 Things' newsletter. What...

ISIS behind brutal attack in Salah al-Din province, Iraq military says

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Baghdad, Iraq ISIS militants were behind Thursday's brutal killings north of Baghdad where they shot dead eight people in three separate attacks, including six family members, according to an Iraqi military statement...

Airbase hosting US troops in Iraq targeted in rocket attack, coalition says

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An airbase hosting US, Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraq was targeted on Wednesday by at least 10 rockets, US coalition officials said. The Al-Asad airbase was struck by grad missiles, Iraqi officials said earlier ...

One contractor killed and one US service member injured in rocket attack in Iraq

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A civilian contractor was killed and a US service member was injured along with five other contractors when rocket fire landed on coalition forces near Erbil International Airport in Iraq, said Col. Wayne Marotto, t...

Survivors of Blackwater massacre in Iraq slam Trump’s pardons for US guards behind killing

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Baghdad, Iraq An Iraqi man who survived an infamous massacre of unarmed civilians by American security guards in Baghdad has condemned President Donald Trump's decision to pardon the men as "unjust." Seventeen Iraqi...

Rockets fired at Baghdad Green Zone in ‘terrorist act,’ Iraq says

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Baghdad A rocket attack on Baghdad's diplomatic Green Zone Sunday night was "a terrorist act" that undermines Iraq's international reputation, the country's president says. Eight rockets were fired at the heavily for...

The son of an Iraq War veteran designed an app to stop his dad’s PTSD nightmares

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When US Army veteran Patrick Skluzacek returned from Iraq in the mid-2000s, life was good -- every day was another welcome home party, he had a paid month off work, and he was finally back with family. But then the ...

Pope Francis to visit Iraq in March, Vatican says

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Rome Pope Francis will travel to Iraq in March 2021, the Vatican press office announced on Monday. His trip to the war-torn country could be his first trip outside of Italy since the coronavirus pandemic began. Fra...

Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe is closer to being awarded the Medal of Honor

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A fallen US Army sergeant is poised to become the first Black service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that waives the ...

US military anticipates Trump will issue order to plan for further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

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US military commanders are anticipating that a formal order will be given by President Donald Trump as soon as this week to begin a further withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq before Trump leaves offic...

US warns Iraq it could shutter embassy in Baghdad

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The Trump administration has reiterated to Iraqi leaders at multiple levels its threat to close the US Embassy in Baghdad if Iranian-backed militia attacks targeting US personnel in the country don't subside, demons...

US announces troop drawdown in Iraq

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The US commander in the Middle East announced Wednesday a drawdown of US troops in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 in the month of September. "This reduced footprint allows us to continue advising and assisting our Iraqi...