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22 November 2014 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Detainee Transfer Announced DoD 22 Nov 2014 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • USS Columbia Returns from Deployment NNS 22 Nov 2014 -- Family and friends lined the submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 21, for a warm aloha welcome as the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) returned from a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.
  • Russian Rocket Supply for Satellites Launches Continues: US Air Force Sputnik 22 Nov 2014 -- The supply of Russian-made rocket engines used to send US military satellites into space has not experienced any disruptions despite tense relations between the two countries, a US Air Force spokesperson has told Sputnik.
  • China, Serbia up military cooperation People's Daily 22 Nov 2014 -- Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with visiting Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic on Friday, vowing improved military cooperation.
  • Iran's Navy armed with advanced torpedo ISNA 22 Nov 2014 -- A senior Iranian naval commander said on Saturday that the Navy has been equipped with a super-advanced torpedo.

Defense Industry

  • First Heavily Modernized Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A Delivered to Customer Sputnik 22 Nov 2014 -- The Il-76MD-90A, a heavily modernized variant of the Il-76 multi-purpose cargo plane, has been delivered to its customer, Rossiyskaya Gazeta has reported. The plane is the first of many expected to be delivered to customers over the next several years.

Other Conflicts

  • Russian Duma Approves Crimea Free Economic Zone Sputnik 22 Nov 2014 -- Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a series of measures with the aim of creating a free economic zone in the Republic of Crimea, Russian media have reported.
  • Biden, Erdogan Discuss Syrian Regime Change VOA 22 Nov 2014 -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed a Syrian transition of power away from the Bashar al-Assad regime.
  • Iraqi prime minister orders further air support for Anbar Iran Press TV 22 Nov 2014 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has ordered further air support for army troops and local tribesmen battling ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the western province of Anbar.
  • Iran ready to send arms to Iraq in battle against terror: Cmdr. Iran Press TV 22 Nov 2014 -- A high-ranking Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic is ready to legally provide military equipment to Iraq to help Baghdad in its fight against terrorism.
  • Iraqi army forces pushing to retake Ramadi district Iran Press TV 22 Nov 2014 -- Iraqi government forces, backed by local tribesmen, have launched an operation to liberate a major district east of the central city of Ramadi in Iraq's western province of al-Anbar from the Takfiri ISIL militants, Press TV reports.
  • Islamic State Terrorists Murdered 25 Sunni Muslims in Act of Revenge Sputnik 22 Nov 2014 -- 25 Sunni Muslims have been killed in an act of revenge by the Islamic State terrorists near Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq. The bodies of the tribesmen were discovered by Iraqi Army soldiers during an Iraqi counterattack against the ISIL jihadists on Saturday.
  • FARC to free captive general next week: Santos Iran Press TV 22 Nov 2014 -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, plans to release a general and other captured military officials next week.
  • Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes UN News Centre 22 Nov 2014 -- As it continues its investigations into the mass rape of 200 women and girls in North Darfur, the United Nations-African Union hybrid mission in Darfur this week organized a forum focusing on the importance of integrated gender perspectives and women leaders in all peace processes – from peacemaking to peace building.

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