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05 July 2014 Military News

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  • ISIL Chief Allegedly Gives Sermon In Mosul RFE/RL 05 Jul 2014 -- The head of the Islamic militants who control territory in Syria and Iraq has allegedly been shown giving a sermon in Iraq.
  • Islamists destroy religious shrines and historical heritage of Iraq VoR 05 Jul 2014 -- According to refugees, extremists have demolished several religious shrines with bulldozers and burned down historical monuments, including mosques. Gunmen from the terrorist organization 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) in Iraq, are obliterating Muslim shrines and mosques. Reported by the Iranian 'Press TV' channel, informs TASS.
  • Donetsk militia confirm leaving stronghold cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk RT 05 Jul 2014 -- The self-defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have left the cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk and are heading to the south of the region, according to the republic's headquarters.
  • Ukrainian Forces Hoist Flag Over Slovyansk RFE/RL 05 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian government forces have hoisted the national flag over the pro-Russian rebels' main stronghold of Slovyansk after flushing them out of the eastern industrial city in overnight fighting.
  • Ukraine Troops Take Back Rebel Stronghold VOA 05 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian troops have overtaken the rebel stronghold of Slovyansk in the country's east in a nighttime offensive, and President Petro Poroshenko ordered the armed forces to raise the Ukrainian flag over the city.
  • Urging Somali unity, UN envoy deplores 'murderous campaign' being waged by Al-Shabaab UN News Centre 05 Jul 2014 -- Condemning this morning's attempted attack on Somalia's Parliament, the United Nations envoy to the country has called on all Somalis to unite with the authorities to thwart future attacks and "bring to justice those behind this murderous campaign" of terror that has intensified since the start of Ramadan.
  • Ugandan army kills ex-rebels in Central Africa by mistake VoR 05 Jul 2014 -- Ugandan troops have killed at least 15 former rebels from the Central African Republic after mistaking them for fighters of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army, police said Friday. 'Fifteen ex-Seleka members were killed in a clash with the Ugandan army in the village of Kono in the Nzako region' of Central African Republic on Monday, a police official at Bangassou, the main town in the area, told AFP.

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