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BAGHDAD | A U.S. military official says U.S. troops have begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, declines to discuss details

BAGHDAD  — Jan 11, 2019—A U.S. military official says U.S. troops have begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, declines to discuss details. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so far for 2,100 National Guard troops who have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WARSAW, Poland | New US ambassador introduces herself to Poles in video clip

WARSAW, Poland — The next U.S. Ambassador to Poland has introduced herself to the Polish people in a video clip. Georgette Mosbacher, a 71-year-old entrepreneur and Republican donor was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve in the nation of 38 million people in Central Europe, a NATO ally hosting U.S. troops. In the video … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | New US ambassador introduces herself to Poles in video clip

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting insurgent attacks. The militants escaped with 21 captives following the battle in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for … Continue reading Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

RAMALLAH, West Bank/January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Israeli military court indicted a teenage Palestinian girl on Monday who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond. Palestinians have since hailed Ahed Tamimi, 16, as an icon in their fight against Israel. In Israel, the footage sparked debate about the … Continue reading Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers