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Israeli troops fire live rounds & tear gas at Palestinian Day of Rage ‘inciters’ (VIDEOS)

At least 46 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces who again deployed tear gas and live ammunition at the weekly “Day of Rage” protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 2,000 Palestinians, enraged by US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, swarmed the streets ...

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‘Fighting season’: Pentagon to send ‘1,000 new troops & drones’ to Afghanistan

The Pentagon intends to deploy an estimated 1,000 new combat advisers to Afghanistan as part of the Trump administration’s planned troop surge, according to reports. As early as February, members of an Army security-force assistance brigade from Fort Benning, Georgia, will be sent to work as combat advisers to Afghan National Security Forces. Their deployment will bring the number of ...

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115 bodies of civilians & Syrian troops killed by ISIS recovered from 2 mass graves in Raqqa (VIDEO)

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 05:05 Edited time: 31 Dec, 2017 05:48 Two mass graves uncovered near the former terrorist stronghold of Raqqa became the final resting place for dozens of Syrians executed by ISIS. The effort to recover their remains is underway, with at least 115 bodies found so far. After the liberation of the former capital of the ...

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US defense secretary bucks tradition, foregoes visit to frontline troops

Secretary of Defense James Mattis will not be paying a holiday visit to US troops in war zones, breaking with tradition established after 9/11. This is not the only Pentagon trend ignored by the recently retired Marine general. It has been 15 years since a US defense secretary did not visit troops in a war zone during the Christmas holiday ...

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US troops in Afghanistan to ‘increase dramatically’ in 2018 – general

More American troops will be headed to Afghanistan in the new year, the top US general in Kabul told reporters. Increased numbers of US advisers will be backed by combat troops as well. There are over 1,000 advisers out with Afghan forces at any given time, General John W. Nicholson Jr. told reporters Sunday. “Next year, however, this will increase ...

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‘Not enough even for coffee’: UK troops in Afghanistan get £1 each to celebrate Christmas

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 11:14 As PM May praised the military for keeping the UK safe in her Christmas message, troops abroad were not exactly in a festive mood. It has emerged that 500 soldiers in Afghanistan received just £1 each to celebrate the holiday. Read more Five hundred British troops deployed to Afghanistan were allocated a total of ...

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‘Storm clouds gathering' over Korean Peninsula, ‘you gotta be ready’ – Mattis to US troops

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 13:45 The authority of US foreign policy should be supported by the army’s readiness for war, now that “storm clouds” are gathering over the Koreas, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on a two-day visit to the peninsula. As the families of the nearly 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea were preparing for the holidays, ...

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Theresa May’s ‘mission accomplished’ moment? PM thanks UK troops for ‘crushing’ ISIS

Islamic State terrorists have been defeated in Iraq, British Prime Minister Theresa May has told British troops stationed in Cyprus. Her visit to RAF Akrotiri comes after IS suffered major territorial setbacks. Despite the UK facing a significant terrorism threat at home with a number of plots foiled in recent weeks, one against May herself, she celebrated the Islamic State ...

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‘Iraqis ill-treatment by British troops wasn’t done accidentally, came from orders from high up’

The UK court ruling on Iraqis ill-treatment shows UK & US governments are not above the law, but there shouldn’t just be civil penalties, there should be war crime trials for Blair and Bush, says Brian Becker, ANSWER coalition. Four Iraqi men won damages against Britain’s Defence Ministry over their ill-treatment by soldiers during the Iraq War. The High Court’s ...

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