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26 June 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 26 Jun 2014 [PDF]
  • US Military Advisers: Iraq Assessments to Take Weeks VOA 26 Jun 2014 -- In the southern Iraqi city of Basra, hundreds of fresh recruits train, preparing to join the battle against Sunni militants who have been strengthening their grip on large swaths of the north and east.
  • More U.S. Assessment Teams Arrive in Baghdad AFPS 26 Jun 2014 -- U.S. forces in Baghdad have opened a joint operations center in the city to assess the security situation in the wake of the rapid territorial gains made by Sunni militants, bringing the number of American service members there to about 500, Defense Department officials said today.
  • Amid clashes between Afghan forces, Taliban, UN mission urges civilian protection in Helmand province UN News Centre 26 Jun 2014 -- Deeply concerned by the rising number of civilian casualties in ongoing military operations in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) today urged all parties to take precautions to ensure civilian protection.
  • Karzai: 'Foreigners' Behind Taliban Offensive RFE/RL 26 Jun 2014 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused 'foreign interests' of being behind a Taliban offensive in Helmand Province, while other Afghan officials are specifically blaming Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.e

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  • Explainer: What EU Accords Mean For Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova RFE/RL 26 Jun 2014 -- Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova will take a step closer to the EU when they sign key accords in Brussels on June 27. Here are five things to know about what's at stake.
  • WHO: Ebola Sub-regional Crisis VOA 26 Jun 2014 -- The World Health Organization says drastic action is needed to control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The WHO is ramping-up its response by deploying 150 experts to the region. As of June 23, there have been 635 confirmed Ebola cases and 399 deaths.
  • Fighting Ebola and its myths IRIN 26 Jun 2014 -- A months-long battle to bring West Africa's Ebola outbreak under control has stretched medical teams to the limit, while mistrust in some communities has impaired prevention work and raised questions about the delivery of health warnings.
  • Notorious UK spymaster to step down Iran Press TV 26 Jun 2014 -- The head of Britain's MI6 spymaster John Sawers is to step down in November after five years in the job.
  • UNODC: Asia Seeing Increased Amphetamine Trafficking VOA 26 Jun 2014 -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the 2014 World Drug Report on global drug trafficking Thursday to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
  • Global drug use stable, but nearly 200,000 drug-related deaths still recorded – UN report UN News Centre 26 Jun 2014 -- Global drug use has stabilized, but some 200,000 people are still victims of drug-related deaths, according to the latest World Drug Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
  • Jordanian Court Acquits Cleric on Conspiracy Charge VOA 26 Jun 2014 -- A Jordanian court on Thursday acquitted al-Qaida-linked Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who was extradited from Britain last year, of charges of plotting an attack on the American school in the capital, Amman.

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