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Trump leaves Turkey, Syria to argue it out’ and clashes with US House...

10 October, 2019 9:44 am 9:44 am

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of US troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it “strategically brilliant.” In a day of fast-moving events, Trump endured harsh criticism for the … Read More


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Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from US Defense Secretary

09 September, 2019 7:13 am 7:13 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Wednesday. The two discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of “defensive nature” to the Kingdom.  The crown prince told Esper that the attack on Saudi Aramco was a “dangerous escalation” against … Read More


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We won’t increase troop levels in Syria for joint Turkish patrols: US...

09 September, 2019 12:56 am 12:56 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of US forces in the country. US troop levels in Syria, which number around 1,000, have been under … Read More


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Trump says US to maintain presence in Afghanistan even if deal reached with...

08 August, 2019 12:51 am 12:51 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday that US troop levels in Afghanistan were being reduced to 8,600 but that American forces would remain in the country even if Washington reaches an agreement with the Taliban to end the 18-year war. “Oh yeah, you have to keep a presence,” Trump said in an … Read More


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US ready to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in initial deal with Taliban

08 August, 2019 12:06 pm 12:06 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The Trump administration is ready to withdraw six thousands of troops from Afghanistan as part of in initial deal to end the nearly 18-year-old war with Taliban, US officials said. American Newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ reported that the agreement, which would require the Taliban to begin negotiating a larger peace deal … Read More


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Worried about terrorist attacks if US troops leave Afghanistan: Trump

07 July, 2019 8:53 am 8:53 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he wants to pull US troops out of Afghanistan but is concerned that without an American military presence, the country could be used as a base for terrorist attacks on the United States. In an interview on Fox News broadcast on Monday, Trump said the problem with pulling … Read More


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US, Taliban agree on draft document on US troop withdrawal: reports

03 March, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

MOSCOW (92 News) – US and Taliban negotiators have agreed on a draft document concerning the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the Afghan media reported. According to the sources of Afghan media, the fifth round of talks between the US and the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) ended on Tuesday. “There has been an … Read More


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Taliban, Afghan leaders agree on withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

02 February, 2019 8:30 am 8:30 am

MOSCOW (92 News) – The two-day Afghan peace conference ended in Moscow on Wednesday. According to reports, Taliban and Afghan politicians have agreed on complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Moreover, both sides agreed to amend the Afghanistan constitution. Taliban have demanded removal of the names of their leaders from US blacklist. Both sides … Read More


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Blast claimed by Islamic State kills two US troops in Syria

01 January, 2019 9:36 am 9:36 am

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two US troops and two civilians working for the US military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces. The attack in Manbij appeared to be … Read More


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Blast claimed by Islamic State kills US troops in Syria

01 January, 2019 12:01 am 12:01 am

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed US troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces. A US official who declined to be named said four US troops had been killed and … Read More


Turkey’s Erdogan rebukes Trump’s top security adviser over Kurd...

01 January, 2019 9:48 am 9:48 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington’s national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops. Erdogan said John Bolton, who held talks with Turkish officials in Ankara on Tuesday but left without meeting … Read More