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US to send more private contractors to Iraq

The US government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior US official said.

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Libya frees detained US military personnel

Four American military personnel were detained by the Libyan government on Friday and held in custody for several hours before being released, US officials said. The Americans were near Sabratha, a town located some 70 km west of

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US commitment to ME security proven: Hagel

The US has a proven and enduring commitment to Middle East security, backed by diplomatic engagement and a fierce array of warplanes, ships, tanks, artillery and 35,000 troops, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told Gulf leaders on Saturday.

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Obama doesn't foresee US troops in Syria

US President Barack Obama said he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in a two-year civil war.

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Dubai firm wins US army contract

Anham, a leading contracting firm based in Dubai, has won the contract to provide full-line food and non-food distribution and support to the US troops in Afghanistan. Anham is a contracting company created by the principals of the Arab Su

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Iraq buys US drones to protect oil platforms

Iraq is buying unmanned drones from the US to help protect its southern oil platforms as the Opec nation ramps up production after the withdrawal of the last American troops, US and Iraqi officials said on Monday. Protecting the vital infr

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US withdraws from Iraq after nine years

 The last convoy of US soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending their withdrawal after nearly nine years of war and military intervention that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives. The war launched in M

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Sadr says to resist any US presence in Iraq

Anti-US Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr said he would resist any American presence in Iraq, including a civilian one, beyond year-end when all US forces depart nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Sadr, whos

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Sadr says to resist any US presence in Iraq

Anti-US Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr said he would resist any American presence in Iraq, including a civilian one, beyond year-end when all US forces depart nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Sadr, whos

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US troops to pull out of Iraq by year-end

US President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to pull all US troops from Iraq this year, symbolically ending the war but dashing US hopes of leaving a few thousand troops to buttress a still shaky Iraq and offset neighboring Iran's influence.

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