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06 February 2015 Military News

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  • White House: No Proof Jordanian Airstrike Killed US Hostage VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- The White House said Friday in cannot confirm Islamic State's claim that a Jordanian airstrike killed an female American aid worker held hostage by the group.
  • UAE Hints at Rejoining Coalition Airstrikes on IS VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- The United Arab Emirates says it will have "positive news" within the next few days concerning its participation in the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 06 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • AF Ebola support winds down AFNS 06 Feb 2015 -- After more than four months of continuous airlift support to Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Air Force is winding down efforts in Senegal, Monrovia and Liberia.

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  • Outrage Over IS Killings Unlikely to Dent Finances VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- Spreading anger over the brutal killings of high-profile Islamic State group (IS) hostages after protracted negotiations is unlikely to hurt the terror group's cash flow. Instead, there are fears the deaths actually may serve to help fill its coffers.
  • All The President's Ailments RFE/RL 06 Feb 2015 -- If you believe the Kremlin's PR, President Vladimir Putin is an alligator-wrestling action hero. But if you believe the deluge of rumors about his health in recent years, he's an ailing and psychologically disturbed man.
  • Britain espionage on people unlawful: UK court Iran Press TV 06 Feb 2015 -- A tribunal in the UK has ruled that Britain has unlawfully spied on its citizens by receiving intelligence from the US National Security Agency (NSA).
  • British Intel Agency Found Guilty of Human Rights Breach by Secret Court Sputnik 06 Feb 2015 -- GCHQ's access to the intercepted information, which was originally collected by the US National Security Agency (NSA) was found to be against human rights laws, according to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).
  • The Iranian Politicians Rumored To Have U.S. Green Cards RFE/RL 06 Feb 2015 -- 'Death to America' might be a common refrain in Tehran, but several Iranian officials and parliamentarians reportedly hold documents allowing them to live and work in the United States.
  • Kerry, Zarif Discuss Nuclear Program VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Friday to discuss Iran's nuclear program. The two met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
  • Window for Containing Ebola Outbreak Seen Narrowing VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- The World Health Organization reports that good progress is being made toward containing the Ebola epidemic, but it warns that the outbreak is far from over and still poses a grave threat.
  • WHO Convenes Experts on Ebola Survivor Care VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- The World Health Organization says many Ebola survivors are left with physical and psychological problems, and will need help to recover from the debilitating aftereffects of the virus.
  • IMF Offers Ebola-related Financial Aid VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- The International Monetary Fund has announced a 330 million dollar financing package for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. It includes 170 million dollars in debt relief. The economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have suffered over the past year as the disease has spread.
  • Biden Won't Attend Netanyahu's Speech to Congress VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- The political uproar over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address the U.S. Congress next month continues to smolder. On Friday, the office of Vice President Joe Biden said he was expected to be traveling abroad and would not attend the speech.
  • Confessed Islamic Jihad Figure Given 25-Year Sentence VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- A U.S. federal judge Friday sentenced a confessed terrorist to 25 years in prison for various activities, including announcing al-Qaida's claim of responsibility for the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Those Who Dare Hurt DPRK's Dignity and System Will Pay High Price: Spokesman for C.C., DFRK KCNA 06 Feb 2015 -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) issued a statement on Friday branding the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group's act of malignantly hurting the dignity and social system of the DRPK and making last-ditch efforts as a politically-motivated provocation against it and a poor behavior of those who are seized with the daydream of 'collapse of the north's social system'.

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