Russian fighter jet flights in Libya raise US concern | TheHill

The U.S. government is worried Russia is tightening its grip in Libya after fighter jets from Moscow, transferred last month, are now being flown in the north African country in support of Russian mercenaries, a top general said Thursday. U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa head Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian told reporters that the Russian aircraft, the numbers of which […]

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US airstrikes target Iranbacked militia in Iraq after deadly rocket attack on base – MarketWatch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said… More about this article in link… https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/3B14726E-64B6-11EA-A20B-16F630C69909

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U.S. Forces To Begin Leaving Afghanistan In Show Of Good Faith : NPR

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has given the go-ahead to begin a drawdown of American forces in Afghanistan, despite reports that the Taliban is ending a partial ceasefire and has resumed attacks on Afghan forces. More about this article in link… https://www.npr.org/2020/03/02/811276808/defense-secretary-gives-go-ahead-for-u-s-troops-to-start-afghan-drawdown

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How Vladimir Putin Got Played By a Furious Libyan General Russia and Turkey attempted to broker a truce in Libya. It didn’t go as planned.

Khalifa Haftar was expecting the Kremlin red carpet. Instead he was cooped up in a Russian Foreign Ministry reception building hoping for an audience with Vladimir Putin. In the end, the Libyan military commander lost patience and stormed out. Hours later, he left Moscow in his Dassault Falcon corporate jet bound for the Jordanian capital, Amman. More about […]

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