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From left: Canadian's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, French Defence Minister Florence Parly, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, Spanish Defence Minister ...
And us more secure,” Stoltenberg said. NATO operated a small training mission in Iraq from 2004 until 2011, when its 130 personnel were withdrawn after disagreement with Baghdad over the legal status of foreign troops in the country. The U.S. cited the same reasons when it withdrew most of its forces in ...

Estimates of the exact numbers of US troops that would take part in a push north vary widely, but current and former military planners uniformly believe it would require vastly more forces than took part in the invasions of Iraq or Afghanistan. A South Korean military white paper from 2016, for instance, said ...
The Council members joined by Iraq's UN ambassador sat around a large circular table with Powell and listened attentively. ... 1782 Spanish forces capture Minorca Island from the British. ... 1989 Kabul is placed under martial law following the withdrawal of virtually all Soviet troops from the city. 1991 Iraq ...
The time to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq has not come yet, the head of the team of Spanish military trainers in Iraq Brigadier General Luis Zaldumbide said yesterday. Iraqi media quoted the official saying the Iraqi army is now able to maintain the country's security. Spanish forces have supported the ...
Meanwhile, a local 19-member SWAT team has recently received training in Ramadi from Spanish forces, its new commander told Al-Monitor. The team consists mostly of former SWAT members who fought with the local Kataeb al-Hamza PMU during anti-IS operations. There is a plan to raise their number ...

In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a major, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. ... Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, visiting Bahrain, said he was cheered by news that Iraq's parliament had approved legislation reinstating thousands of former supporters of ...
A Facebook post written by a senior enlisted U.S. military leader raised eyebrows this week after it instructed troops to beat ISIS fighters with a shovel if they ... "He delivered this message to primarily service member audiences at their various stops to include Iraq, Afghanistan, Spain, Poland and aboard the ...
The first members of the Iraqi Border Guard Force have completed 12 days of training under the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. The Defense Department said Sunday the Iraqi Border Guard Force was formed to strengthen border security against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
After the Seven Years' War in Europe, France gave up the continent to Britain and Spain, Napoleon wrested back Louisiana and sold it to the US in 1803. The Spanish ... With those additional forces, the actual number of troops on the ground in Afghanistan is between 11,000 and 12,000, officials said.
The first group of Iraqi border guards graduated on Sunday from a Spanish-led training course, the coalition announced. The border ... The coalition “is working with Iraqi Security Forces to ensure remnants of the terrorist group cannot resurface or enjoy freedom of movement,” said the coalition's Col.
That's the heart of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's annual USO Holiday Tour playing in Iraq after putting on shows in Afghanistan, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, at al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates and at Moron Air Base, Spain. The American people -- through ...
We know that Catalonia one of the wealthiest regions in Spain, it generates a significant part of Spain's GDP,” Exadaktylos added. At the same time, the exploitation of economic factors by referendum organizers has been viewed by anti-separatist forces as selfishness on the part of regional elites. “Spanish ...
Like the forces they are visiting, the performers are all volunteers. At the Spanish air base, the troupe will meet with service members from the 469th Air Base Squadron and the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa. The stop in Moron is the first of a weeklong trip to the ...
The words, which might seem to apply equally well to the U.S.' behavior to the Kurds of Iraq in the year 2017, were written by Mark Twain in 1901 in “To the ... In June 1898, as the Americans triumphed over the Spanish forces in Cuba and Puerto Rico in the early stages of the Spanish-American War, the ...
1598 – Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile. ... 2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on ...
Meanwhile, in Spain, the drive for Catalonian independence went into overdrive – but Madrid stepped in and halted it in its tracks. ... Fire and smoke billow following a car bomb explosion as Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters in Mosul on March 5, 2017, during an offensive to retake the ...

When Catalonia declared independence from Spain in October, it was the first time an elected government in Western Europe had declared ... and passed overwhelmingly; the Iraqi government responded quickly with military force, defeating Kurdish forces and driving them back from disputed territory.
... street filled with Christmas shoppers as well as late afternoon revelers was reminiscent of a string of terrorist attacks in Europe, including Spain, France and Germany where attackers used vehicles as deadly weapons. A long-standing military ally of the United States, Australia has deployed forces to Iraq ...
Like the forces they are visiting, the performers are all volunteers. At the Spanish air base, the troupe will meet with service members from the 469th Air Base Squadron and the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa. The stop in Moron is the first of a weeklong trip to the ...
After months of intense, block-by-block fighting, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces reclaimed Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, from Islamic State in July. Then ... Then, in August, Rohingya began fleeing Rakhine state in Myanmar as government troops carried out what the United Nations called “a textbook example of ...
But as with the Kurds of Iraq, there is no denying the deep-seated desire among a sizeable segment of the Catalan population, who have their own language, culture and history, to break free from Spain. Although it has 16 per cent of the Spanish population, Catalonia generates more than 19 per cent of ...
The words, which might seem to apply equally well to the U.S.' behavior to the Kurds of Iraq in the year 2017, were written by Mark Twain in 1901 in “To the ... In June 1898, as the Americans triumphed over the Spanish forces in Cuba and Puerto Rico in the early stages of the Spanish-American War, the ...
But, in November of 2013, Iraqi Security Forces began carrying out raids and mass arrests in Sunni neighborhoods — Ibtihal said that just after the ... Balqees also befriended a transplant from Spain at school, and even though they don't hang out outside of school, it's nice to have someone else who is new ...
I pay tribute to the Iraqi security forces for their courage.” One IS leader was arrested last week in Tangiers in Morocco and three Moroccans have been held in Spain on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks. Two Moroccan brothers, aged 30 and 31, were detained last week at Figueres on the Costa Brava, ...
Nation building is a dynamic process and states such as Spain have alternated ... Over the last 40 years, Spanish governments based in Madrid have ... who had approved the deployment of Spanish troops to Iraq, was heavily ...
Miss Universe Iraq Sarah Idan: "When I was 18, I worked for the coalition forces during the Iraqi Operation Freedom. I still have many medals of ...
A displaced Iraqi with his son prepares to get on a truck to be carried to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March ... Spanish rescuer Daniel Calvelo carries a four-day-old baby girl into a .... del Penedes town, near Barcelona, Spain, on November 1, 2017.
"It was 2004," she told the BBC. "Spanish troops had been withdrawn suddenly from Iraq and I was working as an interpreter in Spain.".
CATALONIA and Iraqi Kurdistan are the latest cases of attempted ... But, can the Spanish constitution be ignored in order to satisfy the aspirations of these Catalans? ... such as Turkey and Iran, joined forces against the Kurdish UDI. ... In Spain, Madrid should not be supported if it chooses aggression or if it ...
Lessons from Spain's Catalonia, Iraq's Kurdistan and Nigeria's Biafra ... impasse as the Federal Spanish Government sacked Mr. Carles Puigdemont, ... the Kurdistan Republic, Iraq armed forces invaded the Kurdish territory, ...
Islamic State is facing its endgame after Syrian troops retook its last-remaining city and Iraqi forces closed in on its final pocket of territory along ...
Both Spain and Iraq have endured painful pasts, but independence votes in ... Catalonia declared its independence, after the Spanish government ... of the central government of Iraq retook Kirkuk from the Peshmerga forces.
Although it's impossible to know exactly what the doodler had in mind, the drawing fits the reality of Raymond as the behind-the-curtains operative who was controlling the various inter-agency task forces that were responsible for implementing various ...
Overwhelmingly - from the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) to al-Qaeda, from the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) to the far-left Baader-Meinhof Group in Germany - a more common reality has been that terrorist groups do not secure ...
Spanish Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal has reaffirmed Madrid's commitment to spend two per cent of its GDP on defence, but not before the 2024 deadline established by NATO.
When Spain vacated the area, both Morocco and Mauritania laid claim to it on rather debatable historical grounds. Both of their claims were rejected by the ... The Polisario also began to mount armed raids against the Moroccan forces that had occupied ...
... liberated by Iraqi security forces, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, on March 19, 2017. The battle for western Mosul, including the narrow alleyways of the old city, looks to be the most devastating yet for Iraqi civilians trapped between ...
Fashioned in 1972 out of Vichy fascists, old-school antisemites, Algerian war veterans and settlers, diehard anticommunists and unrepentant imperialists, the National Front embodied a French right wing that seemed more at home in Franco's Spain than ...
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Spanish Defense Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal at the Pentagon, where he expressed appreciation for the U.S.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. arrives to give reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Tillerson reportedly would discuss how Washington planned to pursue the battle against ISIS, which has nearly been beaten in Iraq's Mosul and faced extensive losses against the U.S. and Kurd-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Russia-backed Syrian army ...
Rakowitz started working in 2007 on a project in which he uses recycled Middle Eastern food packaging to recreate artifacts damaged or destroyed during the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad in 2003. He now also includes objects destroyed by Daesh.
US Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, emerge from a building on March 25, 2003, during the takeover of a hospital allegedly used for military purposes by Iraqi forces at the outskirts of the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. ... Amelia ...
Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, on Sunday. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph ...
In recent years an additional theory has gained traction, that some of the First Americans actually came from what is today France and Spain, along the edge of the glacier that lay across the entire Atlantic. So, the first ... Anyway, the first ...
Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, falls asleep as it gets caressed by three patients at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain, on March 16. Susana Vera ...
Military conflicts, wars and struggles are everywhere in the Arab region - whether it is Yemen, Syria, Iraq or Libya, we see turmoil and violence all around us.
Six years ago, the Syrian people decided after decades of oppression to cease being mere subjects and to seize a moment of combined enthusiasm and wrath to become full citizens, and to finally determine their destiny.
Even deploying on one of the coldest major NATO exercises - Return of Forces to Germany or Reforger '85 - was a positive experience.


 

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