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Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/31/19, 11:38 am

The Pentagon has identified the two American soldiers killed in a “combat related incident” in southern Afghanistan on Monday. The deaths of Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, and Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, in Tarin Kowt is under investigation. Kreischer, who is from Ohio, and Chicago-native Nance were both assigned to the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C. Their deaths bring the total number of American troops killed in the country this year to 12.

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Trump, Pakistani prime minister discuss Afghanistan

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/23/19, 11:45 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday to discuss how to end the long war in Afghanistan. The president made it clear he wanted to find a peaceful solution to the war that has entangled the United States for almost two decades. “I could win that war in a week,” Trump told reporters. “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.”

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Russia attacks in Syria

International | Airstrikes leave dozens of civilians in Idlib province dead or wounded
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/22/19, 02:13 pm

SYRIA: Locals in Idlib province say Russian forces carried out airstrikes on Monday that “massacred” more than 40 civilians and have left more than 100 wounded.

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