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Turkey attacks northeastern Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/19, 01:32 pm

Just two days after President Donald Trump pulled U.S. troops from the region, loud explosions reverberated in the northeast Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as smoke rose above the buildings. The Turkish military on Wednesday hit Kurdish areas in northeastern Syria with airstrikes and artillery shelling. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed that warplanes have started to strike civilian areas, causing “a huge panic among people of the region.”

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Afghans killed in U.S. drone strike

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/19, 10:21 am

The United States confirmed that a drone attack in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday likely struck some civilians. Local officials said at least 30 pine nut farmers died and 40 others sustained injuries in the attack. The strike targeted an Islamic State hideout, but the United States will work with local officials “to determine whether there was collateral damage,” said Col. Sonny Leggett, spokesman for the American-led coalition in Afghanistan.

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U.S., Taliban peace deal in the works

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/06/19, 11:01 am

Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Monday lauded major progress in the latest negotiations to end the 18-year war with the Taliban. Talks in Qatar the last two days focused on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the Taliban’s commitment to cut ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said.

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