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# troops - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts
# Mosul
# Mosul

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts

Jun 10th 2014, 10:17 AM 6,365 Views 101 Comments

The militant groups have launched a series of major operations in Iraq in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting the weakness of the country’s security forces.

# troops - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left
# Unrest
# Unrest

Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left

Apr 30th 2014, 7:54 AM 2,597 Views 25 Comments

The country’s prime minister said he is certain of winning.

# troops - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan
# Deaths
# Deaths

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Apr 26th 2014, 2:51 PM 7,094 Views 135 Comments

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

# troops - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev

Apr 25th 2014, 10:37 PM 27,593 Views 246 Comments

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

# troops - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops
# Crisis
# Crisis

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:15 AM 6,899 Views 109 Comments

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# troops - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see
# Crisis
# Crisis

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Apr 1st 2014, 2:26 PM 5,314 Views 120 Comments

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

# troops - Monday 31 March, 2014

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria

Mar 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 18,952 Views 40 Comments

A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.

# troops - Monday 24 March, 2014

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea
# Crisis
# Crisis

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Mar 24th 2014, 6:01 PM 11,359 Views 146 Comments

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

# troops - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

Mar 1st 2014, 2:19 PM 10,298 Views 167 Comments

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

# troops - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

Dec 15th 2013, 10:20 AM 7,436 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

# troops - Friday 13 December, 2013

Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter
# General Service
# General Service

Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter

Dec 13th 2013, 3:59 PM 13,916 Views 192 Comments

The new staff will be hired in order to keep the personnel level above the ‘agreed stabilised strength’ of 9,500.

# troops - Thursday 5 December, 2013

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic
# Conflict
# Conflict

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic

Dec 5th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,260 Views 24 Comments

President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.

# troops - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

France to deploy 1,000 troops to Central African Republic as situation worsens
# Conflict
# Conflict

France to deploy 1,000 troops to Central African Republic as situation worsens

Nov 26th 2013, 8:58 AM 3,367 Views 6 Comments

The Prime Minister of Central African Republic said “serious war crimes” are being committed in his country.

# troops - Monday 30 September, 2013

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?

Sep 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,046 Views 155 Comments

115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.

# troops - Monday 23 September, 2013

Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall

Sep 23rd 2013, 10:43 PM 6,730 Views 26 Comments

The three-day siege at the upmarket Nairobi mall is nearing an end, the country’s Interior Ministry says.

# troops - Monday 9 September, 2013

Bloody Sunday colonel killed by robbers in Kenya
# Africa
# Africa

Bloody Sunday colonel killed by robbers in Kenya

Sep 9th 2013, 8:13 AM 14,563 Views 97 Comments

Edward Loden commanded a Parachute Regiment unit that opened fire on civilians on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

# troops - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks
# Syria
# Syria

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks

Sep 4th 2013, 1:21 PM 8,119 Views 77 Comments

Commandant Denis Hanly said the United Nations requested the troops to be delayed “for administration reasons”.

# troops - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Shatter to review troops ahead of Syria deployment
# Cathal Brugha Barracks
# Cathal Brugha Barracks

Shatter to review troops ahead of Syria deployment

Sep 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,376 Views 42 Comments

The 115 members of the 43rd Infantary Group will head out to the Golan Heights to take part in a UN mission in the coming days.

# troops - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Mexican troops occupy towns amid war between vigilantes and drug cartels
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexican troops occupy towns amid war between vigilantes and drug cartels

May 22nd 2013, 7:41 AM 8,746 Views 45 Comments

Communities mistrustful of state authorities have been creating their own vigilante forces for protection against the cartels.

# troops - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali
# Mali
# Mali

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali

Apr 9th 2013, 12:08 PM 3,199 Views 19 Comments

The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.

# troops - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

French troops at gates of last major city in northern Mali
# Mali
# Mali

French troops at gates of last major city in northern Mali

Jan 30th 2013, 7:42 AM 3,098 Views 19 Comments

French troops landed at the airport in Kidal, a senior Tuareg figure confirmed.

# troops - Friday 11 January, 2013

Drop in troop flights contributes to decline in Shannon passenger numbers
# Shannon
# Shannon

Drop in troop flights contributes to decline in Shannon passenger numbers

Jan 11th 2013, 2:41 PM 6,906 Views 25 Comments

It was a difficult year for the airport, but 2013 will “mark the turning point” for recovery, a spokesperson said.

# troops - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre
# Massacre
# Massacre

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre

Oct 3rd 2012, 5:47 PM 5,638 Views 8 Comments

Last week in Mubi, Nigeria’s military conducted a high-profile raid targeting an extremist group, killing a senior figure and arresting 156 suspected members.

# troops - Friday 21 September, 2012

After 3 years, the last US surge troops leave Afghanistan
# Going Home
# Going Home

After 3 years, the last US surge troops leave Afghanistan

Sep 21st 2012, 8:11 AM 2,550 Views 4 Comments

President Barack Obama had ordered the surge in 2009 in a bid to deal with increasing tensions in Afghanistan.

# troops - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'

Jul 17th 2012, 11:30 AM 4,198 Views 104 Comments

It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.

# troops - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Japan: Troops fly supplies to people cut off after floods
# Japan
# Japan

Japan: Troops fly supplies to people cut off after floods

Jul 15th 2012, 1:08 PM 2,043 Views 3 Comments

Some 3,500 people have been cut off in mountainous areas due to landslides and fallen trees following unprecedented rain.

# troops - Friday 25 May, 2012

Francois Hollande makes surprise trip to Afghanistan over troop pullout

Francois Hollande makes surprise trip to Afghanistan over troop pullout

May 25th 2012, 8:26 AM 977 Views 5 Comments

The French president told troops in Afghanistan that the French exit from Afghanistan is imminent.

# troops - Monday 21 May, 2012

Nato exit strategy from Afghanistan to start mid-2013
# NATO
# NATO

Nato exit strategy from Afghanistan to start mid-2013

May 21st 2012, 4:04 PM 1,281 Views 4 Comments

US President Barack Obama espite said that France’s decision to withdraw troops early would not affect Nato’s mission in Afghanistan.

# troops - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan one year early
# Australia
# Australia

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan one year early

Apr 17th 2012, 10:04 AM 1,228 Views 9 Comments

Prime Minister’s announcement comes weeks before NATO summit in Chicago.

# troops - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Syria agrees April 10 deadline to pull troops out
# Syria
# Syria

Syria agrees April 10 deadline to pull troops out

Apr 3rd 2012, 9:05 AM 570 Views 0 Comments

UN envoy Kofi Annan makes progress amid reports that a high-profile Syrian activist is being detained and tortured.

# troops - Monday 19 March, 2012

Syrian troops and gunmen clash in Damascus
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian troops and gunmen clash in Damascus

Mar 19th 2012, 9:43 AM 716 Views 0 Comments

The clashes follow Saturday’s car bombings, which killed 27 people. Three strong explosions were reported in Damascus last night.

# troops - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Mar 8th 2012, 1:51 PM 3,400 Views 54 Comments

This brings the number of UK personnel killed in Afghanistan conflict to 400. But UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that morale remains high.

# troops - Thursday 1 March, 2012

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria

Mar 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 462 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Syria’s main opposition group formed a military council and Britain has closed its embassy in the country and withdrawn all diplomatic staff.

# troops - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside
# Syria
# Syria

UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside

Jan 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 476 Views 2 Comments

The move comes as Syrian troops push further into Damascus suburbs, crushing pockets of resistance.

# troops - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq

Dec 18th 2011, 9:21 AM 1,840 Views 22 Comments

The last American soldiers whooped and hugged as they crossed the border into neighbouring Kuwait.

# troops - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Thirteen NATO troops and four civilians killed in Kabul blast
# Kabul
# Kabul

Thirteen NATO troops and four civilians killed in Kabul blast

Oct 29th 2011, 3:48 PM 211 Views 4 Comments

The 13 soldiers killed were all American troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# troops - Friday 21 October, 2011

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year

Oct 21st 2011, 8:20 PM 328 Views 16 Comments

The US president has declared an end to the Iraq war, with only security guards to remain in the country.

# troops - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Rebels push into Gaddafi hometown of Sirte as loyalists fight on
# Libya
# Libya

Rebels push into Gaddafi hometown of Sirte as loyalists fight on

Sep 24th 2011, 7:36 PM 139 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the National Transitional Council says it will announce a new interim government next week.

# troops - Sunday 26 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 26th 2011, 7:35 PM 2,467 Views 6 Comments

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!

# troops - Thursday 12 May, 2011

David Cameron at loggerheads with military chiefs over Afghanistan troop withdrawals
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

David Cameron at loggerheads with military chiefs over Afghanistan troop withdrawals

May 12th 2011, 9:05 AM 407 Views 1 Comment

British Prime Minister wants solders brought home from Afghanistan, but there is worry that his motivation is political rather than strategic.