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19 November 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 19 Nov 2014 [PDF]
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 19 Nov 2014 -- U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the last three days, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
  • LATEST: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 19 Nov 2014 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL. In the early hours of this morning, Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft contributed to a major coalition air strike on an extensive ISIL complex of bunkers and tunnels. The strike took place in a rural area some 30 kilometres northwest of Kirkuk, in an operation providing direct support to Kurdish ground forces.
  • France To Deploy More Fighter Jets Against IS RFE/RL 19 Nov 2014 -- France has announced plans to send six Mirage fighter jets to Jordan to strike Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.
  • France jets hit ISIL targets near Iraqi oil city Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- Two French jets, backed by US-led coalition planes, have targeted ISIL trenches near Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk as operations continue against the terrorist group's frontlines.
  • Dempsey 'Encouraged, but Pragmatic' About Iraq AFPS 19 Nov 2014 -- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is "encouraged, but pragmatic" about progress in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Retrograde in full gear AFNS 19 Nov 2014 -- As the retrograde mission of transporting equipment and personnel out of Afghanistan continues, Dover AFB personnel are hard at work ensuring the job is done safely, on time and as efficiently as possible.
  • Germany cabinet OKs dispatching 850 troops to Afghanistan Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- The German cabinet has approved a plan to deploy up to 850 soldiers to Afghanistan as part of a post-2014 training and advisory mission led by NATO in the war-torn country.
  • Kentucky Air Guard completes Ebola-response mission in Senegal AFNS 19 Nov 2014 -- Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Group transferred control of a humanitarian cargo hub to replacement forces here Nov. 18, successfully completing their support of an Ebola-response mission that has processed more than 750 tons of relief supplies for airlift into Liberia.

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  • President Putin calls upon US not to meddle in Russia affairs Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the US not to interfere in Russia's affairs, saying Moscow is open to cooperation with Washington on issues of mutual interest.
  • Turkey, US Struggle to Merge Interests in IS Fight VOA 19 Nov 2014 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Wednesday that Turkey will not open its bases to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group until his demands are met.
  • France Identifies 2nd French Citizen in IS Video VOA 19 Nov 2014 -- French officials have identified a second Frenchman among the militants in a video showing the severed head of an American aid worker and the beheadings of at least 18 Syrian soldiers.
  • French citizens joining ISIL shows 82% rise: minister Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- The number of French nationals leaving the country to join the ISIL militant group in Syria and Iraq shows an 82 percent rise in 2014, almost doubling since the beginning of the year, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.
  • Ebola Economic Toll Stirs W. Africa Food Security Concerns VOA 19 Nov 2014 -- The World Bank said Wednesday that it expects the Ebola outbreak will cost the sub-Saharan Africa economy about $3 billion to $4 billion, well below a previously outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion. But some economists paint a gloomier picture, warning the disruption to regional markets and trading is considerable.
  • Nine Chinese aircraft finish Ebola rescue task People's Daily 19 Nov 2014 -- China's largest health rescue overseas has completed, with nine passenger planes and freighters uniting efforts in Ebola-hit countries, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
  • Egypt reports second bird flu death in days Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- An Egyptian woman has died of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds.
  • World Bank Sees $3B-$4B Ebola Impact in Africa VOA 19 Nov 2014 -- A World Bank official says the Ebola epidemic will not be as costly to West Africa's economy as previously feared, thanks to effective containment efforts.
  • Ex-official: UN Not Fooled by Pyongyang's 'Honeyed Words' VOA 19 Nov 2014 -- North Korea's moves to block a United Nations resolution calling for the referral of the country's human rights situation to the International Criminal Court have failed, and the U.N. did the right thing by adopting the resolution through its human rights committee, according to the former chairman of a U.N. panel Tuesday tasked with investigating the North Korean human rights situation.
  • UN Committee Urges Court Action Against N. Korea VOA 19 Nov 2014 -- A key U.N. human rights committee has passed a resolution recommending North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.
  • Kim Jong Un Inspects Fishery Station of KPA KCNA 19 Nov 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, gave field guidance to Fishery Station No. 18 under KPA Unit 567 which is making big fish hauls.
  • Choe Ryong Hae Meets Russian President KCNA 19 Nov 2014 -- Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, met Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, at the Grand Kremlin Palace on Tuesday. Choe is on a visit to Russia as a special envoy of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
  • DPRK Delegate Categorically Rejects 'Draft Resolution' against DPRK KCNA 19 Nov 2014 -- The DPRK delegate categorically rejected the 'draft resolution' (A/C.3/69/L.28.Rev.1) in its entirety submitted by the European Union and Japan at the meeting of the Third Committee of the 69th UN General Assembly held in New York on Nov. 18.
  • World Food Program Lauds Seoul's $7Mln Pledge for N Korea Nutrition Needs Sputnik 19 Nov 2014 -- Seoul has contributed $7 million to the World Food Program (WFP) operation, which assists women and children affected by food shortages in North Korea, WFP said in a statement published on its website Wednesday.
  • Kerry Holds Off On Joining Iran Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 19 Nov 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back a visit to Vienna, where international negotiators are trying to seal a deal on Iran's nuclear program ahead of a commonly agreed November 24 deadline.
  • If Iran Nuclear Talks Stall, Deadline Extension Should Be Short Sputnik 19 Nov 2014 -- If the P5+1 group and Iran do not reach an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program by November 24 deadline, the extension of the talks should be short.
  • Number of Operating Centrifuges Key Issue Holding Back Iran Nuclear Deal Sputnik 19 Nov 2014 -- The number of centrifuges Tehran will be allowed to operate under the nuclear deal is one of the key issues standing in the way of an agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
  • Iraq transfers money to Kurdish region in budget accord Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- The Iraqi government has transferred USD 500 million to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq as part of a deal hoped to end long-running domestic oil and budget disputes, Iraqi finance minister says.
  • Russia, US to Continue Joint Experiments in Space Sputnik 19 Nov 2014 -- Russia and the United States have no plans to end joint scientific experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS), Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lev Zelyony said Wednesday.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Ready to Sign Poroshenko's Coalition Deal Sputnik 19 Nov 2014 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday he was ready to sign the final draft of the government coalition in the country's parliament that was published by President Petro Poroshenko.
  • Turkey to go ahead with development plan for Istanbul's Gezi Park Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- Turkish officials have hinted at plans to go ahead with the controversial redevelopment of Gezi Park in the country's largest city of Istanbul, which sparked deadly clashes last year.
  • China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020 People's Daily 19 Nov 2014 -- China issued an energy strategy for the upcoming years on Wednesday, and a long list of targets in the hope of building a modern energy structure.

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