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31 March 2020 Military News

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  • Iraqi resistance forces say fully prepared ahead of reported US operation Press TV 31 Mar 2020 -- Iraqi resistance forces say they stand fully ready to confront any possible act of aggression by the US military, which is widely reported to be gearing up for operations against the positions of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) -- an elite pro-government anti-terror force.
  • US-led coalition to hand over more bases to Iraqi forces in coming days: Official Press TV 31 Mar 2020 -- A high-ranking Iraqi military official says the US-led military coalition purportedly formed to fight the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is going to pull out of more bases and give back the sites to the country's government forces within the next few days, and that there is a timetable for the handover.
  • 'Defining moment' in Afghanistan requires leaders to work together, top UN official tells Security Council UN News 31 Mar 2020 -- With the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop, political parties in Afghanistan are being urged to prioritize national interests and come together for peace talks with the Taliban, the UN Deputy Special Representative for the country told a videoconference meeting with Security Council members on Tuesday.
  • Taliban Team Arrives In Kabul To Monitor Release Of Prisoners RFE/RL 31 Mar 2020 -- Three members of Afghanistan's Taliban have arrived in Kabul to "monitor" the government's release of imprisoned Taliban militants as part of a peace deal signed by the Taliban and the United States in late February, the militant group says.
  • Taliban Team in Kabul for Afghan Prisoner Swap VOA 31 Mar 2020 -- A Taliban delegation arrived in Kabul Tuesday to monitor the long-delayed release of their 5,000 detainees under a prisoner swap with the Afghan government brokered by the United States.
  • AFRICOM Civilian Casualty Status Report Initiative AFRICOM 31 Mar 2020 -- By the end of April, U.S. Africa Command intends to issue a new quarterly report on the status of ongoing civilian casualty allegations and assessments. Each quarter, AFRICOM will issue an update providing any new allegations and updating the status of assessments that have been closed or remain open. This initiative is designed to increase transparency regarding civilian casualty allegations that are reported to the command and will demonstrate the U.S. military's constant commitment to minimizing collateral damage in the pursuit of military operations.

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