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U.S. Troops Are Still Deploying to Iraq, Even as Afghan War Ends

by : Dave Philipps , The New York Times FORT CARSON, Colo. — A taut line of soldiers crossed the sprawling Army post’s parade ground in the afternoon, hoisting flags draped with a rainbow of streamers from past deployments: Afghanistan,…
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NATO Secretary-General: NATO Will Continue to Support Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he had spoken to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to reassure him that NATO would continue to support the country, where Taliban advances have piled pressure on the U.S.-backed government in Kabul."Good…
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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan down, targeted killings up, UN says

Last year Afghanistan saw the lowest number of civilian casualties since 2013 -- but targeted killings increased sharply, says a United Nations report released Tuesday.According to the annual Afghanistan Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict…
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Six Syrian civilians dead, 25 hurt in Afrin terror attack

At least six civilians were killed in a bomb blast in northwestern Syria on Saturday, according to local sources. Some 25 more people were wounded when a vehicle packed with explosives blew up at an industrial site in Afrin district, the sources…
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Convicted JBLM war criminal among former troops requesting pardon from President Trump

A former Army staff sergeant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, is among eight former service members convicted of war crimes who have filed petitions seeking pardons or clemency from President…

Trump pledged to stop ‘endless wars’ but his airstrikes in Afghanistan increased civilian deaths by 330% since 2016

Civilian deaths skyrocketed in Afghanistan under President Donald Trump, whose administration relaxed the rules of engagement for airstrikes in 2017, according to a new study from the Costs of War Project at Brown University. "The number of…