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# us-troops - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
# US Troops
# US Troops

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 3:10 PM 46,002 Views 63 Comments
  • Taliban spokesman claims "victory" over US was given to the group after "20 years of sacrifice".
  • US President to deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
  • EU states are trying to decide how to help Afghanistan's neighbouring countries take in refugees.

# us-troops - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
# Taliban
# Taliban

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 23,323 Views 33 Comments

The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.

# us-troops - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
# Kurds
# Kurds

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 38,010 Views 46 Comments

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

# us-troops - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport

Mar 17th 2019, 3:37 PM 63,984 Views 28 Comments

The pair didn’t reach the aircraft, which was parked at a terminal at the time.

# us-troops - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Explainer: Why is Trump vowing to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border?
# Caravan Issue
# Caravan Issue

Explainer: Why is Trump vowing to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border?

Oct 31st 2018, 9:48 PM 17,280 Views 67 Comments

Critics have blasted the move as an expensive political stunt ahead of next week’s midterm elections.

# us-troops - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike

Apr 20th 2013, 2:28 PM 3,673 Views 42 Comments

14 election candidates have been killed since campaigning began.

# us-troops - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war
# Shannon
# Shannon

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Mar 10th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,584 Views 35 Comments

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# us-troops - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

The exit begins: 10,000 US troops to leave Afghanistan within a year
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

The exit begins: 10,000 US troops to leave Afghanistan within a year

Jun 22nd 2011, 10:12 AM 342 Views 3 Comments

A decade on, the US president is expected to announce this evening that thousands of American troops will be pulled out of the Afghan war by summer 2012.

# us-troops - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Two US soldiers shot dead as protesters rage against Quran burning
# Quran Burning
# Quran Burning

Two US soldiers shot dead as protesters rage against Quran burning

Apr 5th 2011, 11:37 AM 1,711 Views 0 Comments

Protesters in Afghanistan are still angered by the burning of the Islamic holy book at a church in Florida last month.

# us-troops - Friday 4 March, 2011

Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat
# US Troops
# US Troops

Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat

Mar 4th 2011, 1:29 PM 814 Views 0 Comments

A report from the Pentagon reveals that the majority of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq suffered injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sprains and mood disorders.

# us-troops - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Iraqi leader declares country ‘independent’ as US leaves
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraqi leader declares country ‘independent’ as US leaves

Aug 31st 2010, 10:00 PM 222 Views 0 Comments

US combat operation formally ends tonight.