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Updated January 1, 2020 - 9:46 PM EST
Trump's 'Maximum Pressure' Blowing Up in Iraq
Back to Iraq: US Prepares Mini-Surge Into Region
  Protesters Smash Into Iraq US Embassy Compound
  Pentagon Bars Lawmakers From Traveling to Syria and Iraq
Taliban Sends Mixed Signals on Ceasefire Plans
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US Conducts Record Number of Somalia Strikes
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