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Gilbert Seltzer, soldier in the world war II ‘ghost army,’ dies at 106

September 12, 2021 10:33 am

Shortly after the war, the 23rd became known as the Ghost Army. In later years Seltzer, who at his death was the oldest surviving Ghost Army soldier, became a public ambassador for veterans of the unit.

Drones target northern Iraqi airport after two month lull

September 12, 2021 8:32 am

Kurdistan's Counter-Terrorism Service said at least two drones carrying explosives targeted the airport in a statement. It said the attack did not lead to any casualties.

US troops' stay in Pakistan only temporary: Pak Interior Minister

August 31, 2021 1:16 pm

The minister said that the foreigners came to Pakistan after evacuation from Afghanistan and their stay would be for a limited period and have been issued transit visas ranging from 21 to 30 days.

Joe Biden: Troops will stay in Afghanistan to evacuate Americans

August 19, 2021 8:22 am

Joe Biden also pushed back against criticism that the U.S. should have done more to plan for the evacuation and withdrawal, which has been marked by scenes of violence and chaos as thousands attempted to flee while the Taliban advanced.

US deploying troops in Kabul to support the orderly and safe reduction of civilian personnel from Afghanistan

August 13, 2021 1:17 pm

Three infantry battalions that are currently in the Central Command area of responsibility will move to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul within the next 24 to 48 hours. The next movement will consist of a joint US Army-Air Force support element of around 1,000 personnel to facilitate the processing of SIV applicants.

Ex-Canadian minister accuses Pakistan of engaging in 'proxy war' in Afghanistan

August 02, 2021 2:18 pm

Pakistan has faced accusations from the Afghan government officials for the alleged backing of the Taliban, but it is rare that a foreign figure has pointed to it.

‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops

July 10, 2021 1:05 pm

Joe Biden's administration plans to send FBI officials to assist with the ongoing investigation of Jovenel Moïse’s assassination but has given no indication of providing military assistance.

US troops in Syria attacked after airstrikes on militias

June 29, 2021 7:37 am

Iraq's military condemned the U.S. airstrikes, and the militia groups called for revenge against the United States.

Afghanistan accuses Taliban of worst violence in two decades

June 23, 2021 8:29 am

The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, told the council she cannot overstate her concern at the situation, saying every major trend -- politics, security, the peace process, the economy, the humanitarian emergency and tackling COVID-19 -- is either "negative or stagnant."

Missiles target U.S. troops, contractors in Iraqi army bases

June 10, 2021 10:32 am

Three rockets hit Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, on Wednesday without causing any casualties or damage. Hours later, at least one missile hit close to a military base next to Baghdad airport.