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Never Discussed Troop Bounties with Putin: Trump

Trump says he never discussed troop bounties with Putin

WASHINGTON – The United States President Donald Trump said that he has never raised the issue with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, about US intelligence that Russia has issued rewards for the Taliban to kill US forces in Afghanistan. Trump continued to dismiss the assessment during an interview with Axios on …

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U.S. General Sees Iraq Troop Drawdown as I.S. Threat Dims

US General Sees Iraq Troop Drawdown as IS Threat Dims

BAGHDAD – A feared resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) has so far not materialized in Iraq, paving the way for further reduction of coalition troops, a U.S. commander, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Ekman, said on Wednesday. Although the I.S. can never be completely eradicated, the group has declined significantly in …

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Multiple Strikes Launched by US Forces in 3 Provinces: Taliban

Multiple strikes launched by US forces in 3 provinces, Taliban

KABUL – The Taliban have claimed that the US forces based in Afghanistan carried out multiple drone strikes in three provinces of Afghanistan. “The American forces, today, committed a violation of the Agreement by launching several drone strikes in non-combat zones in Helmand, Ghazni and Zabul provinces. It is unacceptable …

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Trump Says Probably Sending U.S. Troops from Germany to Poland

Trump says probably sending U.S. troops from Germany to Poland

WASHINGTON – The United States President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would likely send some U.S. troops from Germany to Poland during his joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda. Duda, the first foreign leader to visit the United States since the coronavirus outbreak, told the conference …

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Taliban Claim US Has Violated US-Taliban Deal

Taliban Claim US has violated US-Taliban Deal

KABUL – Taliban have shared a list of 50 attacks conducted by the United States and Afghan security forces following the US-Taliban peace deal in late February, accusing the US of violating terms of the deal and thus adding another layer of complication to the already hindered peace process. Sharing …

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Afghanistan Crimes Probe Appeal Begins at ICC

The International Criminal Court building is seen in The Hague

THE HAGUE – Prosecutors are appealing to judges at the International Criminal Court to authorize a wide-ranging investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan’s brutal conflict. In April, judges rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, to open an investigation into crimes allegedly committed by the Taliban, Afghan security …

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US Considers Pulling up to 4,000 Troops from South Korea

South Korea

SEOUL – South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Thursday that the United States is contemplating a significant reduction in its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the expense of deployment. Washington broke out this week’s security price talks with South Korea after requesting that …

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Trump Threatens to Destroy Turkish Economy

Trump

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Monday launched a violent attack on Turkey, allied to NATO, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara led a planned military strike in Syria. Trump’s warning came after the US leader himself opened the door to a Turkish incursion. Trump said he would …

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