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Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit again as ISIL declares caliphate

Jul 01, 2014

Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit again as ISIL declares caliphate

Iraqi army spokesman Qassim Atta said declaring a caliphate could backfire by showing that Baghdadi's group posed a risk to other nations. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #Tikrit #islamic-state #ISIL #Iraq crisis #Caliphate #US troops in Iraq
Iraq crisis: US to send 300 more troops amid security concerns

Jul 01, 2014

Iraq crisis: US to send 300 more troops amid security concerns

The Pentagon said about 200 forces arrived on Sunday in Iraq to reinforce security at the US embassy, its support facilities and Baghdad International Airport. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #islamic-state #ISIL #Iraq crisis #Caliphate #US troops in Iraq
ISIL a threat to Baghdad, says Pentagon, first US advisory troops land in Iraq

Jun 25, 2014

ISIL a threat to Baghdad, says Pentagon, first US advisory troops land in Iraq

ISIL, which has carved out a large fiefdom along the Iraqi-Syrian border, poses a legitimate threat to Baghdad, a top Pentagon official has said. #World #Barack Obama #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #John Kirby #US troops #Sunnis #ISIL #Iraq insurgency #Iraq crisis
Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jun 02, 2014

Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

The release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a U.S. soldier has drawn criticism from some Afghans, who say the detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave. #US #Taliban #NewsTracker #Hamid Karzai #terror #US troops #Bowe Bergdahl #Afghans #U.S. army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl #Afghanistan spy agency #US Troops to be witndrawn

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Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jul 21, 2014

Gov. Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Texas Governor Rick Perry said he will send as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico... #Texas #Rick Perry #National Guard
Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jul 25, 2014

Kuwaiti Fawzi Odah wins approval for release from Guantanamo prison

A military board has cleared Fawzi Odah, a 37-year-old Kuwaiti whose father worked with U.S. troops during the 1991 Gulf War, for release from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba... #Cuba #Guantanamo Bay
Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle, fear Afghans

Jul 20, 2014

Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces

He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fou... #Iraq #Baghdad #Al-Qaeda