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Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

The United States is set to pull troops from five Afghan bases under a proposed deal with the Taliban, the US envoy leading talks with the group said in some of the first confirmed details of a much-anticipated accord.

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.

S.Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

S.Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea's contribution toward the upkeep of US troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid US President Donald Trump's call for the South to pay more.

Trump vows to pull troops out from 'endless' Afghan, Syria wars

Trump vows to pull troops out from 'endless' Afghan, Syria wars

Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired yesterday.

Four US troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

Four US troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed US troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and he would pull out all American forces.

Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status

Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status

President Donald Trump appeared Monday to water down shock plans for an immediate pullout of US troops from Syria, even as he defiantly claimed his achievements in the conflict should make him a "national hero."

Turkish-backed rebels reinforce around Manbij as US prepares pull-out

Turkish-backed rebels reinforce around Manbij as US prepares pull-out

Turkish-backed Syrian forces have reinforced the area around the town of Manbij, a rebel spokesman said on Monday, as they prepare for a withdrawal of US troops following Washington's surprise decision to pull out of Syria.

Trump to pull half of US troops from Afghanistan

Trump to pull half of US troops from Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has decided to pull about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, a US official said Friday, but the Afghan presidency brushed off concerns the drawdown would affect security.

Trump agrees to keep US troops in Syria a 'little longer'

Trump agrees to keep US troops in Syria a 'little longer'

President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US troops in Syria a little longer but wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan 'will never again be militant sanctuary'

Afghanistan 'will never again be militant sanctuary'

US President Donald Trump in August committed nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan as part of an open-ended campaign against Taliban insurgents who have made advances in recent years.

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more US troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there.

Philippines says US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting

Philippines says US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting

Armed US troops are on the ground near Marawi City in the southern Philippines, but are not involved in fighting Islamist militants who have held parts of the city for more than three weeks, a Philippines military spokesman said.