28 June 2015 Military News
- U.S., Coalition Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 28 Jun 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.
- ISIL, Taliban militants clash in Afghanistan, 12 killed Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- At least 12 people have been killed in clashes between the Taliban militants and the Takfiri ISIL terrorists in eastern Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Russia to Complete Construction of Airship 'Atlant' for Army by 2018 Sputnik 28 Jun 2015 -- 'Augur RosAeroSystems' is a leading Russian lighter-than-air manufacturer. The company builds big airships and aerostats equipped with high-precision computer equipment and technology. The recent announcement by the company tells of airship 'Atlant' to be ready for the Russian Army by 2018.
- Secret Russian Hypersonic Nuke Glider Can Pierce Any Missile Defense Sputnik 28 Jun 2015 -- Extremely maneuverable, ultra-fast and elusive, the hypersonic Yu-71 can break through any missile defense system, military experts said. Russia has reportedly carried out four tests already.
- Germany Approves Controversial Weapons Deliveries to Gulf Region Sputnik 28 Jun 2015 -- Germany's Federal Security Council authorized the export of fifteen German patrol boats to Saudi Arabia, as well as the delivery of two tanks to Qatar and Oman. The step is considered controversial, as Saudi Arabia is notorious for massive human rights violations, the German newspaper Die Welt reported.
- Most Ukrainian Armored Vehicles Have Manufacturing Defects Sputnik 28 Jun 2015 -- Only one-third of armored vehicles that the Ukrainian Army received in 2014 and 2015 are currently in service, Ukrainian weekly Zerkalo Nedeli (ZN) reported.
- 3 killed in Saudi airstrikes in northwest Yemen Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- At least three people, including a child, have been killed in the latest aerial aggression by Saudi Arabia on Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada.
- Over 70 Daesh terrorists killed in Iraq IRNA 28 Jun 2015 -- Iraqi official sources announced that 76 members of the terrorist Daesh group have been killed in the assault of Iraqi forces in Haditha, Baqubah and Mosul areas.
- Iraq air force kills scores of militants in Anbar Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- Scores of militants belonging to the Takfiri ISIL group have been killed in Iraqi airstrikes in the restive province of al-Anbar.
- 53 ISIL terrorists slain in Iraqi army airstrikes Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- At least 53 Takfiri ISIL terrorists, including five militant commanders, have been killed in two separate operations by the Iraqi air force in the country's western province of Anbar and the northern province of Kirkuk.
- IS 'Water War' Dries Marshes In Southern Iraq RFE/RL 28 Jun 2015 -- In the 1990s, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein drained the marshes of southern Iraq in order to punish the indigenous Shi'ite tribes that opposed him after the first Gulf War.
- Rockets fired by militants kill 9 in Syria's Dara'a Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- Nine civilians in Syria have reportedly been killed in a series of rocket attacks by foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the southwestern province of Dara'a.
- Pakistan air strikes kill 23 militants in northwest Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- Pakistani military fighter jets have bombed militant positions in the country's rugged northwestern tribal region close to the border with Afghanistan, killing nearly two dozen militants.
- Pakistan Launches Airstrikes on Militants Near Afghan Border VOA 28 Jun 2015 -- Pakistan's Military says air strikes have killed 23 militants in the country's northwestern tribal regions near the Afghan border.
- Egyptian soldiers kill 11 militants in restive Sinai Peninsula Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- Egyptian security forces have carried out separate operations in Egypt's violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula, killing nearly a dozen Takfiri militants.
- Somalia: UN official commends election of speaker of regional assembly UN News 28 Jun 2015 -- The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended today the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.
- Iran Nuclear Talks Likely to Go Past Deadline VOA 28 Jun 2015 -- A senior U.S. official says all parties at the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna plan to continue negotiating past the June 30th deadline.
- Talks to go on in Vienna to remove vague brackets IRNA 28 Jun 2015 -- Senior diplomats from Iran and the six world powers are to resume discussions here on Sunday to remove the vague brackets still existing in the draft of a final nuclear deal.
- Rouhani says his government to defend dignity of Iran IRNA 28 Jun 2015 -- President Hassan Rouhani has said his government will defend the dignity and honor of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Iran, G5+1 to continue N. talks after deadline ISNA 28 Jun 2015 -- Iran and G5+1 would continue talks on Iranian nuclear issue after July 1st, said a member of Iranian negotiating team who is also in charge of media affairs.
- Iran has never sought nuclear weapons: Rouhani ISNA 28 Jun 2015 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, saying the Islamic Republic has never sought atomic bombs.
- Strong political will needed for Iran-P5+1 deal: Mogherini Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers are likely to reach a final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program if both sides show "strong political will," European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says.
- Kerry: P5+1, Iran hopeful to reach final nuclear agreement Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington, its negotiating partners, and Iran are all "hopeful" to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
- Larijani warns West against excessive demands in nuclear talks Press TV 28 Jun 2015 -- Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has warned against excessive demands by certain Western officials involved in the nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 countries.
- UN chief concerned over Burundi's insistence on holding elections despite prevailing political crisis UN News 28 Jun 2015 -- Reiterating his appeal to all Burundian political leaders to consider the wider interest of the people of their country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concerns about the Government's insistence on going ahead with elections on 29 June despite the prevailing political and security environment in the country.
- 2 Die in Burundi Pre-election Violence VOA 28 Jun 2015 -- At least two people died in overnight violence in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, witnesses reported Sunday, as tensions rise in the lead-up to contested elections.
- Armenian Protesters Defy Police Warning To Disperse RFE/RL 28 Jun 2015 -- Thousands of antigovernment demonstrators in the Armenian capital continue to protest on Yerevan's central Baghramian Avenue defying repeated calls by police to leave the avenue.
- Kuwait Says Mosque Bomber Was Saudi VOA 28 Jun 2015 -- Kuwait said Sunday it has identified a Saudi national as the suicide bomber that attacked a crowded Shi'ite mosque, killing 27 people and wounding 227 others.
- SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Florida Liftoff VOA 28 Jun 2015 -- An unmanned U.S. rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded shortly after lift-off Sunday, sending bits and pieces of its 2,300 kilograms of cargo plunging into the Atlantic Ocean.
- Xi demands improved regulations, forceful implementation in anticorruption drive People's Daily 28 Jun 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said efforts to weed out undesirable work styles and corruption should rely on improved law and regulations and forceful implementation of such rules.
- Discovery of CIA Black Site Photos May Delay Trials of Terror Suspects Sputnik 28 Jun 2015 -- U.S. officials say they've discovered thousands of photographs depicting the CIA's overseas "black sites' and that is delaying trials as defense attorneys seek to have them admitted into evidence.
- Constitution Reforms to Help Ukraine Join 'Successful' States - Poroshenko Sputnik 28 Jun 2015 -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed that constitutional amendments, including decentralization of power, were necessary for the country to join the ranks of 'successful countries.'
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