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Wagner has already crashed two Russian fighter jets in Libya, AFRICOM says

Russian regular forces are likely present in Libya, AFRICOM's intelligence director said

Jared Szuba | Libya conflict | Sep 11, 2020
al-monitor The US Africa Command says two Mig-29 jet fighter aircraft sent by Russia to help Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter have crashed. Here, a Mig-29 flies over rooftops of Belgrade during a training flight over the Serbian capital on Sept. 11, 2020. Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images.

Biden endorses lower troop levels in Iraq, fight against IS in interview

Joe Biden told Stars and Stripes he wants to stop "forever wars" but keep some troops in Iraq and Syria. His opponent, Donald Trump, also pledges to withdraw more troops.

Al-Monitor Staff | 2020 US election | Sep 11, 2020
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US B-52 bombers train with Morocco, Tunisia aircraft over Mediterranean

The destroyer USS Roosevelt simulated a hostile ship in a US show of force alongside the North African countries.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | Sep 10, 2020
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US lawmakers grapple with Egypt policy as Sisi’s clampdown continues

As President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratchets up the rights abuses, some in Congress say the Trump administration is giving the Egyptian strongman a pass.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Human rights | Sep 10, 2020
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More than 2,000 US troops to leave Iraq in September, CENTCOM says

CENTCOM head formally announces long-awaited reduction of US forces in Iraq.

Jared Szuba | | Sep 9, 2020
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