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27 August 2014 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Irbil and Mosul Dam AFPS 27 Aug 2014 -- U.S. military forces today continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil and the Mosul Dam.
  • Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Irbil AFPS 27 Aug 2014 -- U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil yesterday.
  • Afghanistan Looms Large on NATO Agenda VOA 27 Aug 2014 -- As the 28 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are preparing for their summit meeting in Wales next week, its role in Afghanistan looms large on the agenda.
  • Amid Election Uncertainty, Karzai Prepares For Inauguration Ceremony RFE/RL 27 Aug 2014 -- the mammoth task of auditing all eight million votes cast in the June 14 election has still not been completed and rival candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani have still not hashed out the details of a crucial power-sharing agreement brokered earlier this month.
  • UN pledges support to Afghan authorities to complete election audit UN News Centre 27 Aug 2014 -- The United Nations pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off.
  • Afghan Election Audit Proceeds Without Candidates' Observers VOA 27 Aug 2014 -- A United Nations-supervised anti-fraud audit of all 8.1 million ballots from Afghanistan’s June 14 presidential runoff has resumed following a brief suspension Wednesday, when the rival candidates withdrew their observers from the process.
  • Afghan Presidential Candidate Abdullah Pulls Out Of Election Audit RFE/RL 27 Aug 2014 -- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has pulled out of the UN-supervised audit of votes cast in the June 14 runoff, casting the disputed election deeper into disarray and clouding the chances for a swift resolution.

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