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U.S. commanders request aircraft carrier to protect troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, officials say


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Trump set to announce he's withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with Taliban

Trump set to announce he's withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with TalibanPresident Trump in 2016 campaigned on pulling the US out of wars like Afghanistan, but has been unable to make good on that promise.



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Trump set to announce he's withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with Taliban

Trump set to announce he's withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with TalibanPresident Trump in 2016 campaigned on pulling the US out of wars like Afghanistan, but has been unable to make good on that promise.



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Ukrainian troops withdrawing from eastern town: foreign minister

Ukrainian troops withdrawing from eastern town: foreign ministerUkrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said a planned troop withdrawal in the eastern town of Zolote would start on Tuesday, a confidence-building measure ahead of peace talks that he hopes will take place at the end of November. Ukrainian troops have battled Russian-backed rebels in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine in a conflict that has killed more than 13,000 people. Both sides have agreed to modest troop withdrawals in certain areas but these have been disrupted by ceasefire violations.



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UPDATE 1-All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq- Pentagon chief

UPDATE 1-All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq- Pentagon chiefOn Thursday, Turkey agreed in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to a five-day pause in an offensive into northeastern Syria to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara aims to establish near the Turkish border with Syria. The truce also aimed to ease a crisis triggered by President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision earlier this month to withdraw all 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria, a move criticized in Washington and elsewhere as a betrayal of loyal Kurdish allies who had fought for years alongside U.S. troops against Islamic State.



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Trump tells Pentagon to begin withdrawing remaining troops from northern Syria

Trump tells Pentagon to begin withdrawing remaining troops from northern SyriaThe United States is poised to move about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria amid an ongoing Turkish incursion into the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, calling the situation "untenable" for U.S. forces. The pull-back of troops from the region dovetails with President Donald Trump's long-standing desire for the United States to extract itself from foreign conflicts. It comes after Trump a week ago withdrew some U.S. troops deployed to support Kurdish forces in the fight against Islamic State.



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UPDATE 1-Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

UPDATE 1-Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violationsPanama’s maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14. Panama began the flag withdrawal process on Friday after an investigation determined the tanker had “deliberately violated international regulations” by not reporting any unusual situation, the authority said in a statement. Panama, which has the largest shipping fleet in the world, has recently withdrawn flags from dozens of vessels, some of which were operated by Iran.



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U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from Syria

U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from SyriaPresident Donald Trump’s announcement last month that he had decided to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. troops there stunned allies who have joined Washington in the battle against Islamic State militants in Syria. Senior U.S. officials were shocked too, among them Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who quit in protest. U.S. Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition “has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria.” “Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troop movements,” Ryan said.



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US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troopsThe US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defense officials said amid uncertainty over America’s planned exit from the war-battered nation. Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton on Sunday announced conditions for a withdrawal that appeared to delay it indefinitely. Adding to the confusion, a military spokesman said the US had already begun “the process of our deliberate withdrawal” from Syria.



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Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under dealSyrian rebels on Sunday denied pulling any heavy arms out of a major opposition bastion in the north, as the deadline to implement a demilitarisation deal there draws closer. Regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara agreed earlier in September to create a buffer zone around the opposition stronghold of Idlib that would be free of both jihadists and heavy arms. The deal has so far averted a massive assault on the region by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, but its implementation is expected to be complex.



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