US troops

US troops in Afghanistan should be home by Christmas, says Donald Trump

The war in Afghanistan, which has caused about 2,400 US military deaths, is the longest one in American history.

published on : 8th October 2020

At least five civilians killed in rocket fire near Baghdad airport: Army

Twitter accounts supporting US arch-enemy Iran regularly praise the attacks, but that was not the case Monday.

published on : 28th September 2020

Expect US election to have consequences for troops overseas

Approaches of both presdiential candidates differ and the outcome of the November 3 election will have long-term consequences not only for US troops, but for the wider region.

published on : 12th September 2020

US cutting troops in Iraq to 3,000 in September, says Marine General Frank McKenzie

US President Donald Trump has been trying to make the case that he has fulfilled the promises he made four years ago as he campaigns for a second term.

published on : 9th September 2020

Iran, US heat up war of words despite coronavirus pandemic

Tensions between the arch-foes flared in Iraq where the United States deployed Patriot air defence missiles prompting neighbouring Iran to warn of consequences and demand a US withdrawal.

published on : 2nd April 2020

US feezes overseas troop movements for 60 days in view of coronavirus outbreak 

The move stopped the deployment or redeployment of some 90,000 US service members for the next two months.

published on : 26th March 2020

New rockets target Iraq base where US, UK troops killed

The officials said over a dozen rockets landed inside the base, some struck the coalition quarters while others fell on a runway used by Iraqi forces.

published on : 14th March 2020

US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 10 days after inking deal with Taliban

The US will cut the number of forces in the country to 8,600, according to a statement by US Forces' Afghanistan spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett.

published on : 10th March 2020

President Trump says he wants US troops 'out' of Syria

President Donald Trump reiterated that he wants US troops to be pulled out of Syria, but indicated that a decision had not yet been taken.

published on : 4th April 2018