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26 May 2015 Military News

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  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 26 May 2015 [PDF]
  • Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 26 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.
  • US Supports Offensive to Retake Anbar VOA 26 May 2015 -- Iraqi government-allied forces clashed with Islamic State militants on the edges of Ramadi after Baghdad launched an offensive Tuesday to retake Anbar province and its capital.
  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 26 May 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Obama: US Must Rethink Military Assets in Iraq VOA 26 May 2015 -- President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its NATO allies need to consider how they are deploying military assets against Islamist extremists in Iraq, just hours after Baghdad announced an offensive to retake the provincial capital of Ramadi.
  • JTF 505 deactivates after Operation Sahayogi Haat USMC News 26 May 2015 -- Joint Task Force 505 deactivated May 26 after redeploying from Kathmandu, Nepal and Utapao Royal Air Field, Thailand in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat.
  • USS Kauffman, U.S. Coast Guard Team Intercept Narcotics NNS 26 May 2015 -- In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 1,775 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $59 million, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific, May 16.

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News Reports

  • Turkish Election Outcome Could Shape Syria Policy VOA 26 May 2015 -- The latest opinion polls in Turkey are predicting that the ruling AK Party could lose its majority in parliament in the June 7 election. Analysts warn a significant change in foreign policy could be looming regarding Syria and the influx of refugees into the country.
  • IS Takes Credit for Tunis Shooting VOA 26 May 2015 -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a shooting rampage by a Tunisian soldier that left seven of his comrades dead and 10 others wounded Monday at a Tunis army barracks.
  • Money Shortage Threatens Ebola Battle, WHO Says VOA 26 May 2015 -- The numbers of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Guinea have been rising and falling since Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9. The World Health Organization says that the road to zero will be bumpy, but that for the most part, progress in stopping transmission of the virus has been good.
  • Rights Groups Condemn 'Dangerous' Russian Undesirables Law RFE/RL 26 May 2015 -- Rights groups named as potential targets of a new law allowing the government to brand international organizations 'undesirable' and shutter their Russia operations have criticized the legislation, calling it a 'dangerous' new weapon in a Kremlin campaign to suppress civil society.
  • Russia Brings Charges Against Lithuanian Citizen Accused of Espionage Sputnik 26 May 2015 -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) officially brought charges against a Lithuanian national, arrested on May 20, in Moscow while receiving a secret document from a Russian resident. The man was accused of espionage activities and brought into custody.
  • Saudi's 'Shia Problem' Poses Impossible Dilemma VOA 26 May 2015 -- In recent years, as hopeful Arab Spring uprisings have descended into wars or chaos, protests in Saudi Arabia by the Shia minority have continued under the radar, with deaths and injuries deepening sectarian divides.
  • Some 500,000 homes and temples across Nepal damaged by earthquake, UN official says UN News 26 May 2015 -- As teams of trekkers and Nepalese sherpas are now reaching remote, high-altitude villages with humanitarian aid, a senior United Nations development official today drew attention to the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction needs of more than 500,000 homes and cultural heritage sites in the rural areas.
  • Grief not justice for Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan IRIN 26 May 2015 -- Zahira doesn't like to return to the site, a concrete slab which covers the entrance to the cellar where her twin brother Hassan hid.

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