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Mark Esper: U.S. troops pulled from Syria headed to Iraq

- Associated Press


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A Kashmiri woman walks past paramilitary soldiers standing guard near the site of a gunbattle in Bijbehara, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Indian police officer Parvaiz Ahmed said Indian security forces killed three militants in an exchange of gunfire in southern Kashmir, following intelligence that a group of militants was hiding in Bijbehara town. Indian-administered Kashmir has experienced unrest and sporadic anti-government protests since New Delhi revoked its special status. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India, Pakistan soldiers exchange fire; at least 7 dead

- Associated Press

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows probe into Easter blasts

- Associated Press

In this image provided by Turkish Red Crescent, Turkish Red Crescent vehicles arrive to deliver aid to Syrians in Ras Al-Ayn, Syria, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Turkish Red Crescent says it has delivered humanitarian aid for 2000 people in Ras Al-Ayn, including flour with other food and hygiene materials to follow. The organisation said it also provided aid to Tal Abyad and will continue to do so in areas cleared by the Turkish and the Turkish-backed forces, from fighters from Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG. (Fatih Isci/Turkish Red Crescent via AP)

Kurds evacuate Syrian town in 1st pullout of cease-fire

- Associated Press

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, second left, directs Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, second right, as Widodo's wife Iriana, left, and Bolkiah's son Abdul Mateen look on during their meeting ahead of Widodo's inauguration, at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Widodo begins 2nd term pledging to make Indonesia developed

- Associated Press

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, U.S. soldiers survey the the safe zone between Syria and the Turkish border near Tal Abyad, Syria, on a joint patrol with the Tax Abyad Military Council, affiliated with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq, and that the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent a resurgence in that country. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields

- Associated Press

In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 photo, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters ride atop their armored personnel carrier to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian government forces to move out of areas near the Turkish border so it can resettle up to 2 million refugees there, his spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, adding that Erdogan will raise the issue in talks next week with Syria's ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)

Defense chief: US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq

- Associated Press


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