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23 November 2014 Military News

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  • US to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen Iran Press TV 23 Nov 2014 -- The US plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.
  • Iran ready to send arms to Iraq for fighting terrorism ISNA 23 Nov 2014 -- A high-ranking Iranian military commander said the Islamic Republic is ready to legally provide military equipment to Iraq to help Baghdad in its fight against terrorism.
  • Iraqi forces gain new ground against ISIL militants: Officers Iran Press TV 23 Nov 2014 -- Iraqi security forces backed by volunteers have retaken areas captured by the ISIL terrorist group for months near the Iranian border, a number of military officers say.
  • Iraqi soldiers fight ISIL militants near Baghdad Iran Press TV 23 Nov 2014 -- Iraqi government forces, backed by Shia fighters and Kurdish Peshmergas, have launched an offensive to retake two towns northeast of the capital, Baghdad, from the Takfiri ISIL militants.
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Orders More Weapons to Fight Islamic State Sputnik 23 Nov 2014 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi called for additional support after a meeting late Saturday with delegates from the Anbar Provincial Council. The weapons are intended for Iraq's armed forces and also for Sunni tribes, who are supporting the anti-Islamic State fight in Anbar province, reports AP.
  • If Ramadi Government Complex Falls, Whole Province Falls: Anbar Council Sputnik 23 Nov 2014 -- If the government complex in the city of Ramadi falls under the attack of Islamic State (IS), then the whole province of Anbar will fall too, Faleh Issawi, deputy head of the provincial council, told CNN on Sunday.
  • Iraqi Forces Defend Ramadi from IS VOA 23 Nov 2014 -- Arab media say Iraqi government forces are resisting an offensive by Islamic State militants in the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi Sunday, while making gains in nearby Diyala Province. As the bitter conflict goes on, Sunni tribesmen are calling for more arms and air support from the government.
  • Real pressure must be exerted on terror backers: Syria's Assad Iran Press TV 23 Nov 2014 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says "real pressure" must be exerted on supporters of terrorists, urging "serious efforts" to eradicate terrorism.
  • Ukraine Marks Anniversary of 1930s Deadly Famine VOA 23 Nov 2014 -- During a weekend commemoration for millions who died of starvation in Ukraine in the early 1930s, President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at Soviet-era totalitarianism for causing the deaths and accused today's Russian-backed rebels in the east of using similar tactics.
  • MH17 wreckage recovery completed in east Ukraine Iran Press TV 23 Nov 2014 -- Dutch experts have concluded the recovery of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from its crash site in the troubled eastern Ukraine.
  • DPR to Lay Claims Over Whole Donetsk Region's Territory: Deputy PM Sputnik 23 Nov 2014 -- The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) is going to lay territorial claims over the entire territory of Ukraine's Donetsk Region, should the talks with Kiev occur, DPR Deputy Prime Minister Denis Pushilin said Sunday.
  • Sudanese Government Requests UN Mission in Darfur to Leave Sputnik 23 Nov 2014 -- A joint African Union and UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn Darfur (UNAMID) has officially confirmed it has received a verbal request from the Sudanese government to leave the country amid growing tensions between the UN and Khartoum over an alleged mass rape in the region, Sudan Tribute reports.
  • Netanyahu's Cabinet Approves Bill Defining Israel as Jewish State Sputnik 23 Nov 2014 -- The Israeli cabinet has approved a controversial bill that officially defines Israel as a Jewish state, AFP reports.
  • Russia, Abkhazia to Sign Agreement on Strategic Cooperation, Integration Sputnik 23 Nov 2014 -- Abkhazia's President Raul Hajimba will visit Russia Monday to meet with President Vladimir Putin and sign a deal on strategic cooperation and integration, Kremlin's press service announced Sunday.

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