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# US Troops

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# US Troops
Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
The US President will deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
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 completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years
Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Taliban
Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.
# Kurds
'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.
# Security Breach
Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport
The pair didn’t reach the aircraft, which was parked at a terminal at the time.
# caravan issue
Explainer: Why is Trump vowing to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border?
Critics have blasted the move as an expensive political stunt ahead of next week’s midterm elections.
# Iraq
Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spike
14 election candidates have been killed since campaigning began.
# Shannon
Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war
Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.
# Afghanistan
The exit begins: 10,000 US troops to leave Afghanistan within a year
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.
# Quran Burning
Two US soldiers shot dead as protesters rage against Quran burning
Protesters in Afghanistan are still angered by the burning of the Islamic holy book at a church in Florida last month.
# US Troops
Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat
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.
# Iraq
Iraqi leader declares country ‘independent’ as US leaves
US combat operation formally ends tonight.