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The United States has already strained its relationship with Iraq in a bid to pressure Iran, but the COVID-19 pandemic presents a new factor for potential miscalculation among rivals.
The Pentagon counts 2,445 U.S. casualties as a result of the war in Afghanistan, a figure recently exceeded by those killed domestically by COVID-19.
The threat of far-right terrorism was brought into stark focus this week when the FBI killed a man who was planning to attack a hospital with a car bomb.
Afghanistan will free 100 Taliban prisoners "on humanitarian grounds—including health, age and vulnerability to COVID19," but new ISIS-claimed violence threatens to upend a delicate peace process.
"It was like, 'oh s--- we got struck,'" one U.S. service member said. "We had to take our posture and then, we're watching Al Jazeera on the news 10 minutes later and...it wasn't what we thought it was."
Iraqi militia Usbat al-Thayireen warned President Donald Trump and U.S. forces "to leave vertically before we force them to leave horizontally."
"It's not that we're happy about America's inability," Iranian Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said. "As a Muslim country, we are not happy about anyone's illness."
The U.S. top negotiator in Afghanistan said that COVID-19 "makes prisoner releases urgent" as the Taliban's spokesperson urged "world's humanitarian and health organizations to pay special attention" to their plight.
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Two more rockets were fired near Iraq's capital of Baghdad as the country braces for an escalation in the battle among U.S. troops and Shiite Muslim militias, with the threat of ISIS still looming.
"The government of Iraq expresses its condemnation, in the strongest possible terms, of those heinous American attacks and aggressions that violate the sovereignty of Iraq that violate international law," the letter said.
The U.S.-led coalition told Newsweek it "is re-positioning troops from a few smaller bases" in Iraq, where violence involving U.S. troops, militiamen and militants has recently escalated.
"You did not take out leaders, you did not take out depots, you took out average joes," an Iraqi official told Newsweek in the wake of deadly U.S. strikes met with outrage.
Iraq's military said U.S. strikes "targeted the Iraqi military establishment and violate the principle of partnership and alliance between the Iraqi security forces and the parties that planned and carried out this treacherous attack."
The Pentagon "conducted defensive precision strikes against Kata'ib Hizbollah (KH) facilities across Iraq" where the Popular Mobilization Forces accused the U.S. of violating the country's sovereignty.
"We believe that it is the most appropriate time to resume national and popular jihadi operations to expel the evil aggressors from the land of the holy shrines," Kataib Hezbollah said, without directly claiming responsibility for the attack.
"Three Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taji," the U.S.-led coalition said amid reports afterward of airstrikes against positions in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border.
As the U.S. military prepares to send defenses to Iraq, neighboring Iran has unveiled its new Raad-500 short-range ballistic missile, said to be lighter and longer-range than its predecessors.
Local Islamic State branch ISIS-Khorasan claimed responsibility for the suspected rocket attack, which did not shake Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Local media reported that a suicide bomber on a moped blew himself up near a group of police outside the embassy.
Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have reached a new settlement on the insurgent-held province of Idlib, Syria.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls the ICC's decision to approve the Afghan war crime probe "a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution, masquerading as a legal body."
Russia accused Turkey of embedding its troops with outlawed militants in Syria's Idlib as both sides accuse their adversaries of plotting chemical attacks.
Turkish forces "mainly use our equipment, we want to make sure the equipment is ready when they need to use it," according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.
President Donald Trump said he "had a very good talk" with the Taliban, which released details of the conversation.
"Al-Qaeda and ISIS will come forward again to threaten us," the South Carolina lawmaker said, arguing against a full withdrawal of U.S. troops.
This deal will completely demoralize the current Afghan government and military by conveying undue legitimacy on the wrong factions within the Taliban that are seeking to set the U.S. up for failure
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