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03 August 2014 Military News

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  • 'Opposing force' helps China toughen up troops People's Daily 03 Aug 2014 -- A Chinese military exercise aimed at toughening up its troops by making soldiers practice as if they were fighting a real war has offered valuable new training methods.
  • Chinese fleet director hails successful RIMPAC debut People's Daily 03 Aug 2014 -- A senior Chinese navy officer has hailed China's participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercises as a step towards enhancing military transparency.

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Other Conflicts

  • UN, US Condemn Strike on UN-run Gaza School VOA 03 Aug 2014 -- A United Nations school sheltering displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip was hit Sunday by what a U.N. official said appeared to be an Israeli airstrike, an attack that killed 10 people as Israel signaled a possible scaling back in the ongoing war.
  • Gaza: Ban condemns latest deadly attack near UN school as 'moral outrage and criminal act' UN News Centre 03 Aug 2014 -- Amidst an 'appalling' escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since the collapse of a brief 1 August ceasefire, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the killing today of at least 10 Palestinian civilians in shelling outside of a United Nations school in Rafah which had been sheltering thousands of civilians.
  • Hamas fighters launch salvo of rockets into Israel Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- Palestinian resistance fighters continue firing rockets into Israel in retaliation for the deadly aerial and ground attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.
  • Tel Aviv spied on Kerry during Israel-PA talks Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- A recent report shows Israel spied on US Secretary of State John Kerry during failed talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
  • Israel hits another UN school in Gaza Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- The Israeli regime has hit another UN-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 11 people.
  • Israel to continue Gaza operations: Netanyahu Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime will continue its military attacks against the Gaza Strip despite increasing condemnation from people across the world.
  • Israel Begins Withdrawing Ground Troops From Gaza RFE/RL 03 Aug 2014 -- Israel has begun withdrawing some ground troops from the Gaza Strip but air strikes have continued, killing dozens of Palestinians.
  • More Human Remains Recovered At MH17 Crash Site Amid Fighting RFE/RL 03 Aug 2014 -- International experts using sniffer dogs have recovered more human remains and personal belongings at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.
  • 9 Killed in Fighting in Eastern Ukraine VOA 03 Aug 2014 -- Deadly clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists continued Sunday as investigators searched the site of a plane crash for a third day.
  • ISIL capture of Iraqi town sparks human crisis: UN Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- The United Nations says the capture of the Iraqi town of Sinjar by Takfiri ISIL terrorists has sparked a "humanitarian tragedy."
  • ISIL terrorists capture 3 Iraqi towns Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- Takfiri ISIL terrorists have captured three small towns in northern Iraq after driving Kurdish security forces out of the towns.
  • UN warns of 'humanitarian tragedy' as militants seize town in northern Iraq UN News Centre 03 Aug 2014 -- The capture of the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq by militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other armed groups has displaced as many as 200,000 people and set off a 'humanitarian tragedy', the United Nations envoy to the crisis-gripped country warned today.
  • Kurdish Forces Suffer Major Losses Against Islamic State VOA 03 Aug 2014 -- Sunni Islamic State militants pursued their advance in the north of Iraq Sunday, capturing strategic territory close to the Turkish and Syrian borders, including Iraq's biggest dam, an oil field and two more towns.
  • 1000s of ISIL terrorists flee from Syria Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- Thousands of al-Qaeda-linked militants are said to have infiltrated into Lebanon after suffering defeats in Syria's Qalamoun region, which is near the Lebanese border.
  • Lebanon Battles Syrian Rebels in Border Town VOA 03 Aug 2014 -- Lebanese soldiers traded fire with Islamist gunmen and shelled areas around the border town of Arsal on Sunday in a push to dislodge the biggest incursion by militants into Lebanon since Syria's civil war began.
  • Militia Fighting Over Control of Tripoli Airport Kills 22 VOA 03 Aug 2014 -- Libya says 22 people were killed in a day of fighting in Tripoli between rival militias vying to take control of the capital's international airport.
  • South Sudan to Seek Washington's Help at US-Africa Summit VOA 03 Aug 2014 -- South Sudan's foreign minister says President Salva Kiir will seek Washington's assistance in ending over seven months of conflict at the U.S. - Africa summit scheduled to begin this week.
  • Japan's 'naming' farce can never change China's sovereignty over Diaoyu Islands People's Daily 03 Aug 2014 -- Japan, in the capacity of a foreign country, has no right to 'name' islets that have been part of the Chinese territories since ancient times, and Tokyo's any unilateral move can never change China's sovereignty over them.
  • Cameroon intensifies battle against Boko Haram Iran Press TV 03 Aug 2014 -- Cameroon's President Paul Biya has sent the army chief to the country's north in a bid to intensify the battle against Nigeria's Boko Haram Takfiri militants.

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