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Trump's deputy visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest

Trump's deputy visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest

US Vice President Mike Pence visited US troops in Iraq during a surprise visit to the protest-hit country on Saturday.

Iraq says US forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay

Iraq says US forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay

US forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday.

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Afghans should not misconstrue America's sudden, contentious and near-total withdrawal from parts of Syria as a precursor to a similar move in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.

US troops cross into Iraq from Syria

US troops cross into Iraq from Syria

United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday.

US troops from Syria expected to go to Iraq- Pentagon chief

US troops from Syria expected to go to Iraq- Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after US troops pulled back from the area

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

The United States is set to pull troops from five Afghan bases under a proposed deal with the Taliban, the US envoy leading talks with the group said in some of the first confirmed details of a much-anticipated accord.

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.

S.Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

S.Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea's contribution toward the upkeep of US troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid US President Donald Trump's call for the South to pay more.

Trump vows to pull troops out from 'endless' Afghan, Syria wars

Trump vows to pull troops out from 'endless' Afghan, Syria wars

Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired yesterday.

Four US troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

Four US troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed US troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and he would pull out all American forces.

Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status

Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status

President Donald Trump appeared Monday to water down shock plans for an immediate pullout of US troops from Syria, even as he defiantly claimed his achievements in the conflict should make him a "national hero."