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U.S. forces begin reducing numbers in Iraq

US soldiers in Iraq.U.S. forces have begun reducing their numbers in Iraq after Iraqi authorities declared victory over Islamic State, an Iraqi government spokesman said on Monday.

Class of 2018 reports at the Military Academy

Military Academy Class of 2018There are 95 new students in the ranks of the Military Academy at Saldanha and they join 158 current students for the 2018 academic year.

Taliban active in 70 percent of Afghanistan, BBC study finds

Taliban fighters.The Taliban are openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan’s districts, fully controlling 4 percent of the country and demonstrating an open physical presence in another 66 percent, according to a BBC study published on Tuesday.


France's Macron warns Turkey over Syrian operation

Emmanuel Macron.French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies.


Rocky Syria talks in Russia end, ignore key opposition demands

Syrian peace talks have led nowhere.A Syrian peace conference in Russia ended on Tuesday with a statement calling for democratic elections, but ignoring key opposition demands after a day marred by squabbles and heckling of the Russian foreign minister.


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