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02 February 2015 Military News

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  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 02 Feb 2015 [PDF]
  • US Senator Calls for Wider US Role in Campaign Against IS VOA 02 Feb 2015 -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said the only way to end the gruesome beheadings by the Islamic State group is by degrading and destroying the insurgency, which has captured large swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory.
  • Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq AFPS 02 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US Drone Strike Kills 4 al-Qaida Rebels in Yemen VOA 02 Feb 2015 -- Yemeni tribal and security officials say a U.S. drone strike Monday killed at least four suspected al-Qaida insurgents, the third American drone attack in a week.
  • Lead-in training increases Afghan capabilities AFNS 02 Feb 2015 -- Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air maintainers are providing lead-in training to Afghan air force airmen at the Kabul Air Wing in an effort to ensure they excel at the C-130 Hercules maintenance courses they will attend in the U.S.
  • Partial Afghan Cabinet Starts Work VOA 02 Feb 2015 -- Eight ministers along with the head of Afghanistan's intelligence agency started work Monday, four months after Afghanistan completed its divisive electoral process and President Ashraf Ghani formed a unity government with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

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  • Iran's National Fajr Satellite transmits data to stations on earth Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran's domestically-made National Fajr (Dawn) Satellite, which was launched earlier on Monday, has transmitted data to its stations on earth, an Iranian official says.
  • Iran sends 4th satellite to space IRNA 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran launched its fourth satellite into orbit on Monday to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the victory anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the country in 1979.
  • Iran successfully places domestically-made Fajr satellite into orbit Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran has successfully placed into orbit the domestically-made Fajr (Dawn) satellite with President Hassan Rouhani issuing the order for its launch.
  • Iran Successfully Launches Satellite Into Space, First Since 2012 Sputnik 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran has launched its Fajr (Dawn) observation satellite, using a Safir-2 rocket, the country's Fars news agency reported, its first launch since 2012 and declared that it has safely entered orbit. The launch marks the 35th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution and comes one day ahead of the country's Space Technology Day.
  • Ebola Vaccines Trial Begins in Liberia VOA 02 Feb 2015 -- A large-scale trial of two potential Ebola vaccines has begun in Liberia as part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has killed nearly 9,000 people in West Africa.
  • Dy FM: Nuclear negotiations nearing sensitive stage IRNA 02 Feb 2015 -- A top member of Iranian nuclear negotiation team said Monday that the talks have approached a sensitive stage, adding that negotiations will gather pace in upcoming days.
  • Nigerian President Escapes Blast by Minutes VOA 02 Feb 2015 -- A bomb exploded outside a stadium in northern Nigeria on Monday, just minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a campaign rally at the site.
  • Maduro accuses Joe Biden of 'bloody coup' in Venezuela RT 02 Feb 2015 -- The US is behind the attempted coup in Venezuela - that is the accusation President Nicolas Maduro has leveled amid widespread protests back home. And it's none other than Vice-president Joe Biden who's behind the entire operation, Maduro alleges.
  • Egypt Sentences 183 Brotherhood Members to Death VOA 02 Feb 2015 -- An Egyptian court sentenced to death 183 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Monday on charges of killing at least 15 police officers in at attack after the 2013 ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi.

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