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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
New Leader Of ISIS, Abu Hasan al-Muhajir Is Dead – Donald Trump
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New Leader Of ISIS, Abu Hasan al-Muhajir Is Dead – Donald Trump

Trump says likely successor to ISIS leader Baghdadi killed by US forces Washington(CNN) President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that "American troops" have "terminated" ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "likely" replacement. "Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!" Trump tweeted. A US official told CNN that "the President was referring to ISIS spokesperson Abu Hasan al-Muhajir." A senior State Department official told reporters Monday that al-Muhajir was killed by US forces in Aleppo province near Jarablus. "He was killed very close to the northeast, very close to the Euphrates River, near Jarablus," the official said. "He was killed by US forc...
Militants ambush and kill 17 soldiers in Mali
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Militants ambush and kill 17 soldiers in Mali

Militants have killed 17 Nigerien soldiers in an ambush near the border with Mali while 11 soldiers are missing after the attack near the western village of Tongo.   Niger and other countries in the Sahel have been facing a growing militant threat from several Islamist groups. Militants belonging to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) - an affiliate of al-Qaeda - are active in the region and are known to conduct cross-border raids.   They are most active in neighbouring Mali, where French troops intervened in 2013 to prevent them from advancing on the capital.   Abdourahaman Zakariyyah, a spokesperson for the Niger government said the soldiers were in pursuit of militants who attacked a high security prison 50km (30 miles) on Tuesday outside the capital,...
Stop Threatening Nuclear Catastrophe, US Warns N Korea
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Stop Threatening Nuclear Catastrophe, US Warns N Korea

The United States does not want war with North Korea, the US military chief said on the demilitarised zone metres away from the communist state, as he warned Pyongyang to stop threatening "catastrophe" with its nuclear weapons. James Mattis made the brief comments standing next to South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo on Friday, describing Kim Jong-un's leadership as an "oppressive regime" that mistreats its people while its neighbour to the south offers a vibrant democracy. "Our goal is not war but rather the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula," Mattis was quoted as saying by South Korea's Yonhap news agency at Panmunjom village. The United States has about 30,000 American troops stationed in South Korea, a remnant of the 1950-1953 wa...

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