Today in History for January 12th

(12 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha Christie dies; ‘All in the Family’ debuts on CBS.

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Russian IS fighters’ children return home from Iraq

Thirty Russian children whose mothers are in prison in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State arrive in Moscow from Baghdad. The fathers of the children, aged three to ten years old, are believed to have been killed in combat during Iraq’s three-year war against the jihadists.

Trump declares end to US ‘policeman’ role in surprise Iraq visit

President Donald Trump uses a lightning visit to Iraq – his first with US troops in a conflict zone since being elected – to defend the withdrawal from Syria and declare an end to America’s role as the global “policeman.”

Trump on troops in Syria: US not nation-building

(26 Dec 2018) In an unannounced trip to Iraq on Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw troops from Syria despite criticism from military officials and allies who don’t think the job fighting Islamic State militants there is over. (Dec. 26)

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Trump makes suprise trip to Iraq

(26 Dec 2018) President Donald Trump spent around three and a half hours on the ground in Iraq on his first visit to a troubled region. (Dec. 26)

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Trump acknowledges security concerns over Iraq visit

US President Donald Trump acknowledges that he had security concerns about visiting Iraq, after he made a surprise visit to the troops at Al-Asad Air Base.

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Trump makes suprise trip to Iraq

President Donald Trump spent around three and a half hours on the ground in Iraq on his first visit to a troubled region. (Dec. 26)