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US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

While President Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group.

Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings

A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

US military says Marine from Colorado has died in Iraq

U.S. military officials have identified a Marine who died Saturday in Iraq as 35-year-old Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer of Mancos, Colorado.

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

A military jury acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of premeditated murder Tuesday in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017.

Veteran who used his body to shield fellow soldier, receives free home in Wake...

A decorated U.S. soldier got the keys to his brand new Wake County home Thursday. Tommy Rieman was shot twice in Iraq while using his body to shield a fellow soldier. He received a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his service.

Democrat US House candidate McCready not for Trump impeachment

The Democrat running for a congressional seat in a do-over election in North Carolina said Thursday he is not in favor of holding impeachment hearings aimed at President Donald Trump.
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NC National Guardsmen to return home from overseas

More than 100 North Carolina National Guardsmen are returning home after serving in Kuwait, Iraq and Syria.
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In Iraq, Trump defends decision to withdraw from Syria

In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants.
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Soldier reunited with dog she rescued during Iraq tour

A Florida soldier is finally reunited with a dog she rescued during her Iraqi deployment in 2017.

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