News > Travel

U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Move to Western Iraq, Defense Secretary Says

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.
Esper, who arrived in the Afghan capital on Sunday, did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he told reporters traveling with him that those details will be worked out over time.
His comments were the first to specifically lay out where American troops will go as they shift from Syria and...
Read more ...

 

US troops pulled from Syria will be sent to Iraq to fight ISIS: defense secretary

US troops pulled from Syria will be sent to Iraq to fight ISIS: defense secretary

9 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

US troops being pulled out of Syria will be deployed to western Iraq where they will battle Islamic State terrorists, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday. He did not rule out the idea that the forces would conduct counterterrorism operations from Iraq into Syria, but said that would be worked out in time. In...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Travel      U.S.      Donald Trump      Iraq      Military      Onetime      Syria  


Deborah Birx warns US COVID-19 pandemic in ‘new phase' as cases surge

Deborah Birx warns US COVID-19 pandemic in ‘new phase' as cases surge

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said the US is in a “new phase” of the pandemic - with the outbreak more widespread than when it first... Read more ...

260 employees in Georgia school district have tested positive for COVID-19...

260 employees in Georgia school district have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed

Georgia's largest school district has confirmed that around 260 employees have either tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed. The Gwinnett County School District... Read more ...

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US business

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US business

Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns... Read more ...

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Isaias was forecast to become a hurricane Monday as it neared landfall in the Carolinas after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's... Read more ...

Pompeo: TikTok data could be going ‘directly to the Chinese Communist Party'

Pompeo: TikTok data could be going ‘directly to the Chinese Communist Party'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supported President Trump's proposed ban of social media phenomenon TikTok, explaining to Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures” just how use of the... Read more ...

Saint Louis Zoo's elephant calf dies 27 days after birth

Saint Louis Zoo's elephant calf dies 27 days after birth

ST. LOUIS - The male Asian elephant calf born July 6 at the Saint Louis Zoo was euthanized and “passed away peacefully” Sunday morning. The zoo said their elephant care team... Read more ...

Vietnam has no plans for nationwide lockdown, says August to be ‘decisive'...

Vietnam has no plans for nationwide lockdown, says August to be ‘decisive' in containing coronavirus

Vietnam has no plans for a nationwide lockdown, the government said. “We will only implement social distancing in areas considered virus epicenters, and will not pursue a... Read more ...

At least 29 killed, more than 50 wounded as ISIS storms Afghan jail to free...

At least 29 killed, more than 50 wounded as ISIS storms Afghan jail to free prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an Islamic State attack on a prison in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, a spokesman said on Monday. The assault... Read more ...

Tropical storms today

Tropical storms today

Read more ...

Tropical storm warning issued for tri-state area as Isaias approaches

Tropical storm warning issued for tri-state area as Isaias approaches

A tropical storm warning was issued Monday for the tri-state area as Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to gain near hurricane strength on its trek toward the Carolinas - before... Read more ...