Latest Troop withdrawals News

Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

Oct. 01, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled troops out Saturday from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has humiliated and angered the Kremlin. ...

Russia says it has withdrawn its troops from the city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive gains more ground

Oct. 01, 2022 09:59 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia says it has withdrawn its troops from the city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive gains more ground.

Declassified report shows US predictions of IS group threat

Sep. 15, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials predicted two years ago that the Islamic State group would likely regain much of its former strength and global influence, particularly if American and other Western forces reduced their role in countering the extremist movement, according to a newly...

Ukrainian flag raised in retaken city after Russian retreat

Sep. 14, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — Hand on heart, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy watched his country’s flag rise Wednesday above the recaptured city of Izium, making a rare foray outside the capital that highlights Moscow’s embarrassing retreat from a Ukrainian counteroffensive. ...

Ukrainian troops keep up pressure on fleeing Russian forces

Sep. 13, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing deeper into occupied territory and sending more Kremlin troops fleeing ahead of the counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige. As the...

Russia announces troop pullback from Ukraine's Kharkiv area

Sep. 10, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Saturday that it was pulling back troops from two areas in Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has made significant advances in the past week. The news came after days of apparent advances...

Gorbachev remembered fondly in Germany for enabling unity

Sep. 01, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev was enduringly popular in Germany for enabling the country's reunification after four decades of post-World War II division — and setting the scene for the peaceful collapse of communism that made it possible. Even 25 years after the fall of the...

Iraqis heed cleric's plea to leave streets after clashes

Aug. 31, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Armed supporters of a powerful Iraqi cleric who clashed with security forces in the capital began to withdraw from the streets Tuesday, restoring a measure of calm after a serious escalation of the nation's political crisis. Following two days of deadly unrest that...

EXPLAINER: Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

Aug. 17, 2022 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly...

French military: Last group of soldiers has left Mali

Aug. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — The last French army unit left Mali on Monday, according to a statement from the French military, nine years after Paris sent troops to the West African country to help drive Islamic extremists from power. France's armed forces completed their withdrawal from...