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03 February 2019 Military News

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  • Trump Says Wants To Keep U.S. Base In Iraq To 'Watch Iran' RFE/RL 03 Feb 2019 -- President Donald Trump made clear in a television interview that he wants to reduce U.S. military engagement in Syria and Afghanistan, but said he was willing to keep a U.S. military base in Iraq so that Washington can keep a close eye on Iran.
  • Trump Wants to Keep US Military Presence in Iraq to Monitor Iran Sputnik 03 Feb 2019 -- During a surprise visit to Iraq late last year, President Donald Trump said that he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from the Middle Eastern country, stressing his interest in wanting more soldiers deployed there from Syria. He announced the withdrawal of US forces from Syria in December 2018.
  • Taliban, Afghan Opposition to Meet in Moscow; Kabul Not Attending VOA 03 Feb 2019 -- Taliban representatives will meet influential Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow for two days of peace building discussions starting Tuesday, but envoys from the Kabul government will not be in attendance.
  • Afghan Security Forces to Reject Transient Peace Deal With Taliban - President Sputnik 03 Feb 2019 -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has stressed that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces would reject a transient peace agreement with the Taliban movement, Khaama Press news agency reported on Sunday.
  • 'Taliban to meet Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow' Press TV 03 Feb 2019 -- The Taliban will reportedly hold a meeting with some Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow, in a move likely to alienate the Afghan government, which is already excluded from talks between the militant group and the United States.

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