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20 November 2014 Military News

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  • Department of Defense Press Briefing by Rear Adm. Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 20 Nov 2014 -- Secretary
  • Pentagon Spokesman Reports Success in Khorasan Airstrike AFPS 20 Nov 2014 -- U.S. Central Command reported airstrikes Nov. 19 against Islamic state militant groups and the al-Qaida-affiliated Khorasan group in Syria, a move the Pentagon press secretary called a success here today.
  • Hagel Notes Progress Against ISIL as World Grows More Dangerous AFPS 20 Nov 2014 -- The U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is showing good signs of progress, and the first of 1,500 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Iraq should begin arriving there in the next few weeks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a PBS interview broadcast last night.
  • LATEST: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 20 Nov 2014 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Talking to the Taliban, again IRIN 20 Nov 2014 -- Slowly but surely, NGOs and UN bodies are admitting it publicly - they are dealing with the Taliban again. While such deals have been developing in private for several years, NGOs have been hesitant to discuss their relations with the Afghan Islamist group because of political pressure and counter terrorism legislation.
  • Taliban ups attacks in Afghanistan amid peace efforts Iran Press TV 20 Nov 2014 -- Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and some other major cities have become the scene of increasing attacks by the Taliban amid the government's efforts to reach a peace deal with the militants, Press TV reports.
  • Kirby: Timeline for Operation United Assistance Depends on Ebola Trend AFPS 20 Nov 2014 -- The U.S. military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the deadly disease, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

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