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03 May 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 03 May 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.
  • 3,000 Afghan families flee fighting in Kunduz Province Press TV 03 May 2015 -- A local official in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz Province has announced that over 3,000 Afghan families have fled raging battles between Taliban militants and government troops in the province.
  • Afghan forces kill 45 militants in military operations Press TV 03 May 2015 -- Afghanistan says its army forces have killed dozens of militants in fresh military operations across the country in the past 24 hours.
  • Pakistan Urges Afghanistan's Taliban to Join in Peace Talks VOA 03 May 2015 -- Pakistan has urged Afghanistan's Taliban to cease its annual spring offensive and instead engage in peace talks with the Kabul government. The statement to VOA by a top Pakistani official comes as Afghan and Taliban officials together with other stakeholders have gathered in Qatar for an unofficial dialogue.

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  • US Senate at Crossroads on Iran Nuclear Bill VOA 03 May 2015 -- This week could decide the fate of a bipartisan bill allowing the U.S. Congress to review and vote on any final nuclear accord with Iran. The Senate can either vote on the original bill, or allow amendments making additional demands of Iran, which would trigger a presidential veto and could doom the entire legislative effort.
  • Iran, G5+1 talks likely to continue until Monday ISNA 03 May 2015 -- An Iranian diplomat said that talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany would probably continue until Monday.
  • No need for US to escort ships in Persian Gulf: Iran Navy cmdr. Press TV 03 May 2015 -- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the US Navy does not need to escort US-flagged ships travelling through the secure Persian Gulf waters.
  • Ukraine Crisis Opens Up Wiggle Room For Lukashenka RFE/RL 03 May 2015 -- The May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe will be a big, international prestige moment for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Germany's Role in NSA Spying May Have Embarrassing Implications for Merkel Sputnik 03 May 2015 -- The German Green Party and the Left threaten to go to court, if the government fails to disclose what it knows with regard to cooperation between Germany's foreign intelligence agency and its US counterpart, according to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.



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