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06 May 2015 Military News

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  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 06 May 2015 [PDF]
  • Navy Ends Accompaniment of U.S., British Vessels AFPS 06 May 2015 -- With no further incidents following actions by Iran that led to Navy ships accompanying U.S.- and British-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz since May 1, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command ceased the mission, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters here today.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 06 May 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 06 May 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Joint Task Force Activates for Nepal Earthquake Relief AFPS 06 May 2015 -- Joint Task Force 505 has been activated to support the government of Nepal by conducting humanitarian disaster relief operations to limit further loss of life and suffering in response to the devastating earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25.
  • US Inspector: Weak Data Hurting Afghan Reconstruction VOA 06 May 2015 -- A U.S. government oversight official has again expressed concern about the absence of accurate information about how many personnel are serving in Afghanistan's army and police, warning it makes it difficult for Afghan military leaders and their American advisers to clearly determine the strength and capabilities of national security forces.

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News Reports

  • Supreme Leader: Iranians not to tolerate talks under threats IRNA 06 May 2015 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian nation will not stand going into negotiations while being threatened.
  • Iran will never give up enrichment at any price: Afkham IRNA 06 May 2015 -- Iran will never give up enrichment in its soil at any price, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday.
  • Araqchi: Iran not to accept inspections beyond Additional Protocol IRNA 06 May 2015 -- Senior member of the Iranian nuclear negotiations team Abbas Araqchi said Iran has never accepted any inspections beyond the Additional Protocol and is not going to do so in the future, either.
  • Iran nuclear talks to continue till gaps removed: Official ISNA 06 May 2015 -- A senior Iranian negotiator said Iran and the G5+1 countries will continue negotiations until the "brackets" in the first draft of a deal on Tehran's nuclear program are removed.
  • Russia's Turn to the East More Economic Than Ideological VOA 06 May 2015 -- Western leaders are boycotting a massive military victory parade in Moscow this week that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II because of Russia's actions in Ukraine. But many Asian leaders, including China's President Xi Jinping, will be attending – underscoring how Russia is looking East as tensions with the West increase.
  • US Intel Officials Cautious About New IS Threat VOA 06 May 2015 -- A bold, new threat by an alleged American member of the Islamic State terror group has U.S. intelligence officials taking notice, although so far there seems to be little to back it up.
  • Officials Look for Links Between IS, Texas Attack Gunmen VOA 06 May 2015 -- U.S. authorities are trying to determine if there are any connections between the Islamic State group and two gunmen who attacked a contest in Texas where cartoonists drew pictures of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
  • France 'Trusts' Berlin to Investigate Spying Allegations Sputnik 06 May 2015 -- According to French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll, Germany can be trusted to carry out a parliamentary inquiry into the alleged spying on top French officials by its intelligence agencies at the behest of US National Security Agency (NSA).
  • Merkel Keeps Schtum Over US Spy Documents Sputnik 06 May 2015 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to hand over documents showing the extent of her government's connivance with the US National Security Agency (NSA) in its European spying operations.
  • New Snowden Files: How the NSA Turns Conversations into Searchable Text Sputnik 06 May 2015 -- The National Security Agency has developed and employed voice recognition technology to create transcripts of phone calls so they can be more easily searched and stored. Privacy advocates are demanding more information as to who might be the technology's intended targets.
  • Seoul to Help N. Korean Defectors Save Money VOA 06 May 2015 -- South Korea on Wednesday announced a new plan to help newly arrived North Korean defectors resettle in the South with financial assistance.
  • Nepal: UN labour agency set to ramp up operations in quake-hit country UN News 06 May 2015 -- The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal two weeks ago is expected to impact one third of the country's labour force, the Kathmandu office of the United Nations agency mandated to promote jobs and workplace rights worldwide warned today.
  • Liberia Days Away From Being Ebola-Free, Official Says VOA 06 May 2015 -- Liberia's minister of commerce and industry says Liberia has had no new cases of Ebola for a while and is near the point at which it can be declared Ebola-free.
  • Thailand Political Parties Criticize Proposed Constitution VOA 06 May 2015 -- The new constitution drafted by Thailand's military-backed government is aimed at returning the country to democratic rule, but the draft version is already under criticism by a wide range of political parties.
  • Burundian Spokesman: US 'Not Well-Informed' About Crisis VOA 06 May 2015 -- A senior advisor to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said the government believes the United States is not well-informed about what is happening in Burundi. Willy Nyamitwe, senior presidential advisor on media and communications, accused the U.S. of meddling in Burundi's internal affairs. Burundi has been rocked by violent protests since the ruling CNDD-FDD party nominated Nkurunziza to stand for a third term in the coming June 26 presidential election. The country's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that Nkurunziza could run for a third term.
  • Mozambique Opposition Leader Issues Ultimatum VOA 06 May 2015 -- Mozambique's ruling FRELIMO party reneged on a gentleman's agreement between President Filipe Nyusi and main opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama to help resolve the dispute surrounding last year's election, according to Eduardo Namburete, head of external relations for the opposition RENAMO.

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