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13 November 2014 Military News

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  • Hagel: ISIL Degraded But Remains Dangerous AFPS 13 Nov 2014 -- United States and coalition forces have made progress in recent months against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, but the campaign will be "a long and difficult struggle," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress here today.
  • Dempsey Urges 'Strategic Patience' in Anti-ISIL Campaign AFPS 13 Nov 2014 -- The campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is just entering its fourth month, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged Congress and the American people to develop the strategic patience needed to see the effort through.
  • Pentagon Chief: Coalition Airstrikes Against IS to Intensify VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants will intensify in the future as Iraqi ground forces work to become more effective.
  • LATEST: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 13 Nov 2014 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Ebola-zone Troops' Health Remains Top Concern, Official Says AFPS 13 Nov 2014 -- Ensuring that U.S. personnel dispatched to West Africa to help stop the spread of Ebola don't contract the deadly disease remains the U.S. military's top priority, a senior Defense Department official said today, as the first group of military personnel deployed to Africa as part of Operation United Assistance were set to return to the United States.
  • USAID Administrator Praises DoD Effort in Ebola Fight AFPS 13 Nov 2014 -- Against the largest and most protracted Ebola outbreak in history, the U.S. military has made a Herculean effort and helped accelerate the critical response in Liberia, Administrator Rajiv Shah of the U.S. Agency for International Development told a House panel today.
  • Militants attack NATO convoy in Afghanistan East Iran Press TV 13 Nov 2014 -- Militants have attacked a convoy of NATO forces in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar.

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  • 13 November 2014 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 13 Nov 2014
  • Analysis: Refugee or IDP - does it really matter? IRIN 13 Nov 2014 -- At Harsham camp on the northern edge of Erbil, internally displaced Iraqi families who fled Mosul and its surrounding villages to escape Islamist militants stock their tents with donated blankets and warm clothes in preparation for the fast-advancing winter.
  • US Analysts See Situation in E. Ukraine as Very Dangerous VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- The conflict in eastern Ukraine is intensifying. Russian military forces concentrated along the border and frequent violations of the cease-fire agreement reached in September between Kyiv and Moscow-backed separatists, lead many American experts to believe the situation in the region has become very dangerous.
  • Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-fire VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- President Barack Obama has called on Russia to honor a September cease-fire between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
  • Ukraine Future Clouded After Two 'Elections' VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- After the recent completion of elections in Ukraine there was hope the conflict in the east would ease, but that has not happened. Military convoys from Russia are flowing into rebel-controlled areas again, raising fears of a new offensive and a long-term conflict.
  • Under Fire In Ukraine, OSCE Questions Its Worth RFE/RL 13 Nov 2014 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, fighting back against mounting allegations of pro-Russian bias in its mission in Ukraine, has gone on the offensive, calling for stronger support and better access to the porous Ukraine-Russia border.
  • Russia Denies Ukraine Presence As Fighting Persists RFE/RL 13 Nov 2014 -- Ukraine's military and pro-Russian separatists have reported new casualties amid growing fears of an escalation of the conflict that has shattered ties between Moscow and the West, while Russia firmly denies it has any soldiers in eastern Ukraine.
  • Russian Troops Never Crossed Ukrainian Border: Foreign Ministry Sputnik 13 Nov 2014 -- Russian troops have never crossed the border with Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told reporters Thursday.
  • Obama seeks new Syria strategy to oust Assad, defeat ISIL: Report Iran Press TV 13 Nov 2014 -- President Barack Obama has asked his national security team to review US strategy toward Syria after concluding that the ISIL terrorist group may not be defeated with Bashar al-Assad in power, officials say.
  • Obama Hopes to Review Syria Strategy, Oust al-Assad: CNN Report Sputnik 13 Nov 2014 -- President Barack Obama has asked his national security team to review the US strategy in Syria after determining it is not possible to confront the IS militants without removing Syria's current president, according to a CNN report which was published early on Thursday.
  • UN mission condemns bombings in Libya, calls for accountability, dialogue UN News Centre 13 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned the rising violence in eastern and western Libya, including the bombings this morning in Tripoli of the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ongoing fighting in the city of Benghazi and in Jabal Nafusa, reminding all parties to respect international law.
  • Bombs Target Egypt, UAE Missions in Libya VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- Amid sporadic fighting between Islamist militias and Libya's official armed forces, several bomb attacks were reported in the capital Tripoli against the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Both Egypt and the UAE have expressed strong support for the Libyan military against the Islamists.
  • Kerry: 'Firm Commitments' to Restoring Status Quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian leaders have all agreed on steps to reduce tensions surrounding worshippers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. Those steps include Israel lifting restrictions that barred Muslim worshippers under the age of 35 from the mosque.
  • US, Israel, Jordan Leaders Discuss Easing Jerusalem Tensions VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a diplomatic push Thursday to calm rising tensions in Jerusalem with talks in Amman with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah.
  • DPRK denounces Hoguk military drills in S.Korea again People's Daily 13 Nov 2014 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday again condemned South Korean authorities for conducting the largest ever 'Hoguk' military drills that started Monday despite Pyongyang's effort to improve north-south relations.
  • NPCK Spokesman Denounces Hoguk Drills in S. Korea KCNA 13 Nov 2014 -- The spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea (NPCK) Thursday made public a statement in denunciation of the largest-ever 2014 Hoguk drills kicked off by the south Korean puppet group on Monday.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Purpose of S. Korean Warmongers' Hoguk Drills KCNA 13 Nov 2014 -- The north-targeted Hoguk drills which the south Korean puppet army kicked off together with U.S. imperialist aggressor forces on Monday involve over 330,000 troops of the south Korean army, U.S. forces, at least 23,000 mobile equipment, over 60 warships and various type aircraft.
  • 7 soldiers convicted for killing civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir People's Daily 13 Nov 2014 -- The Indian army Thursday convicted seven soldiers, including two officers, sentencing them to life imprisonment for a staged killing of three Kashmiri Muslim civilians and passing it off as an anti-terrorist operation for rewards in 2010, said local media.
  • Breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Dismisses Baku's Airspace Warning RFE/RL 13 Nov 2014 -- Authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region have dismissed a statement by Baku warning that it declared the airspace over the territory closed.

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