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Bakr al-Baghdadi in Tharthar basin desert?

Regional officials say Bakr al-Baghdadi has returned to a tract of land between the Tharthar basin and the desert, nearer to where it all began for the now diminished leader and his downsized terror group, next to the Sunni Anbar … Continue reading

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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

  The Pentagon’s quarterly reports on personnel, published November 17, show the number of U.S. troops and Department of Defense civilians in each Middle Eastern country: Egypt, 455; Israel, 41; Lebanon, 110; Syria, 1,723; Turkey, 2,265; Jordan, 2,730; Iraq, 9,122; … Continue reading

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Government contractors to fly older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day

Government contractors will be hired to fly older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day, none of them strike missions. Air Force crews fly 60 Predator and Reaper combat air patrols, where one CAP means keeping one … Continue reading

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