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US conducts first air strikes against Taliban since Afghan ceasefire ends

06 June, 2020 7:29 pm 7:29 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US conducted its first air strikes against the Taliban since a rare ceasefire between the insurgents and Afghan forces ended more than a week ago, the US military said Friday. The two assaults took place on Thursday and Friday in separate provinces in Afghanistan, spokesman Sonny Leggett said on his Twitter … Read More

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US military accuses Russia of sending fighter jets to aid mercenaries in Li...

05 May, 2020 4:28 pm 4:28 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US military accused Russia of recently sending fighter jets to back Russian mercenaries to help put Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar.   The warplanes left Russia and first stopped in Syria, where they “were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin” before arriving in Libya, said the US military command for … Read More

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‘No, No America’: Iraq protesters demand US military pullout

01 January, 2020 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the US killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief. The initial march appeared not to gather further steam, however, largely dissipating after … Read More

China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions US-based NGOs

12 December, 2019 2:56 pm 2:56 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday US military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several US non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.” The measures were announced by China’s Foreign Ministry in response to U.S. legislation passed last week … Read More

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Baghdadi buried at sea by US military: Pentagon

10 October, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The body of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea by the US military after he killed himself during the weekend raid on his Syrian hideout, a Pentagon source revealed. No details were given on where or when the body was disposed of, but it paralleled the 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda … Read More

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S Arabia invites UN, Int’l experts to assist in oil installations att...

09 September, 2019 5:54 am 5:54 am

RIYADH/WASHINGTON (92 News) – Saudi Arabia has invited the United Nations (UN) and international experts to assist in the ongoing investigations into the Drones’ attacks on key oil installations. The Saudi foreign ministry says initial investigations suspect involvement of Iranian weapons in attacks. On the other hand, United States Defense Secretary Mike Esper said Monday … Read More

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Iran threatens to blacklist US military in retaliation

04 April, 2019 5:18 pm 5:18 pm

TEHRAN (Reuters) Iran may put the US military on its terror list if Washington designates the Iranian elite Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday. The US is expected to designate the Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organisation, three US officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labelled … Read More

Poland suggests ‘Fort Trump’ as US weighs military base

09 September, 2018 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent US military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression. Polish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent US base during a White House meeting, … Read More

US military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsu...

08 August, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defence secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear weapons. Defence Secretary James Mattis told a Pentagon news conference that no decisions had been … Read More

US military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

06 June, 2018 10:18 am 10:18 am

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – The US military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion. While no decision has been made, the Department of … Read More