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U.S. troops launch exercises in Iraq to provide better security for Coalition forces

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The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) press release said that U.S. Soldiers take part in live fire exercise at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq to provide better security for Coalition forces in the region. U.S. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, took […]

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Colt, FN America tapped for M16A4 production for foreign military sales

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FN America and Colt’s Manufacturing have been tapped for M16A4 rifle production for foreign military sales customers. In a statement Wednesday, the Department of Defense said both companies will compete for each order of the $383,3 contract to provide M16A4 rifles for Afghanistan, Grenada, Iraq, Lebanon and Nepal. “Work locations and funding will be determined […]

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Defense Secretary: U.S. continues to deploy, reposition troops in Middle East

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The United States continues to deploy and reposition troops throughout the region of Iraq and Iran to bolster U.S. security and force protection and to be prepared for any contingency, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said. “Over the last several days, I’ve had many conversations with our partners and allies about the situation in […]

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Pentagon is preparing to withdraw troops from Iraq

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The U.S. Department of Defense wrote to the Iraqi government that it is repositioning forces in line with a request from the Iraqi parliament and prime minister. In letter says that the U.S. troops would pull out of the country and would be repositioning forces over the next few days and weeks. The redeployment of […]

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U.S. Air Force deploys Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to Middle East

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The U.S. Air Force reportedly is deploying Patriot PAC-3 surface-to-air missile systems to the Middle East after mobs waving militia flags stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday. “The United States Air Force (USAF) is now deploying heavy equipment and weapons including Patriot PAC-3 surface-to-air missile systems on-board three C-5Ms to Jordan to strengthen […]

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U.S. Army uses Apache helicopters to deterrence protestors near U.S. embassy in Baghdad

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The U.S. Army has been used two AH-64 Apache helicopters from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, as a show of force after attacks hundreds of protesters at U.S. embassy compound in Bagdad. AH-64 Apache helicopters conducted overflights of the in Baghdad‘s Green Zone and deploy flares over protesters. “The helicopters launched flares […]

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Pentagon sends Marines to protect US embassy in Baghdad

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US Marines landed at the US embassy compound penetrated by militias and their supporters in Baghdad on Tuesday, according to a recent US Department of Defense news release. The Pentagon already sent some 100 Marines to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to bolster security after Iraqi Shiite protesters enraged by American airstrikes on Iran-backed militia in […]

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U.S. military officials say no plan to leave Iraq

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Pentagon announced on Thursday that it is not considering the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, according to a recent U.S. Department of Defense news release. The U.S. military presence in Iraq is predicated on permission to be there from the Iraqi government, and U.S. forces will remain so long as the Iraqi government agrees, […]

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U.S. MQ-1C Gray Eagle aircraft reportedly crashed in Iraq

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The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has reportedly crashed near Bagdad, Iraq. The U.S. military’s spokesman for operations in Iraq and Syria has confirmed that a coalition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle made an unscheduled landing in Baghdad Wednesday due to a mechanical problem. “The aircraft landed safely and was successfully recovered by Iraqi Security […]

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Israel reportedly use F-35 jets to attacks bases used by Iran in Iraq

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The Israeli Air Force has reportedly started employing its cutting-edge F-35i ‘Adir’ stealth fighter jets to attacks Iranian targets in Iraq. The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, citing the anonymous Western diplomats, reported that Israel struck Iranian warehouses storing arms and missiles at Camp Ashraf, north-east of Baghdad, twice in the past month. Also added that […]

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