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03 July 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 03 Jul 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.
  • Clashes, air strikes against IS militants kill 72 in Iraq People's Daily 03 Jul 2015 -- Up to 72 people were killed on Thursday in clashes and air strikes by U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi aircraft targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in the provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said.
  • US drone strike kills senior ISIL leader: Pentagon Press TV 03 Jul 2015 -- The US military says it has taken out a senior ISIL leader, who has been in charge of moving militants and weapons from Libya to Syria.
  • US-Funded Afghan Police 'Destabilizing Country, Empowering Militia Groups' Sputnik 03 Jul 2015 -- Following recent Taliban gains in the north of Afghanistan and ongoing instances of violence, local security forces are coming under fresh scrutiny, with a report accusing the US-funded Afghan Local Police (ALP) of destabilizing the country, and in some cases, empowering militia groups.
  • US Operates Top Secret Drone Bases Inside Somalia Sputnik 03 Jul 2015 -- Already receiving fierce criticism for operating drone bases on foreign soil – sometimes without the host country's knowledge – the US has begun expanding its operations in Africa. But according to reports, the Pentagon has been running a base in Somalia, completely in secret, to conduct drone missions and train elite Somali forces.

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  • Yemen: despite major obstacles and insecurity, UN continuing to deliver aid to displaced UN News 03 Jul 2015 -- The United Nations is working to deliver humanitarian aid in war-torn Yemen despite widespread insecurity, port delays and severe restrictions on access, several of the Organization's agencies and partners confirmed today, citing efforts to provide everything from emergency shelters to food and other basic necessities to tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting and airstrikes.
  • Conflict in Yemen Blocks Humanitarian Aid VOA 03 Jul 2015 -- The escalating war in Yemen is hampering delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid to millions in Yemen, United Nations aid agencies report. The agencies say only a fraction of the country's 21 million-plus people in need are receiving aid.
  • About 130 ISIL Takfiris slain in Iraqi army mop-up operations Press TV 03 Jul 2015 -- Iraqi government forces, backed by Popular Mobilization units, have engaged ISIL Takfiri militants during a series of clean-up operations across the crisis-stricken Arab country, killing dozens of the extremists in the process.
  • Turkey threatens to launch military intervention in Syria Press TV 03 Jul 2015 -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country would not hesitate to launch a military intervention in Syria in case of what he referred to as a potential threat to Turkey's "security."
  • US to send first group of trained militants into Syria: Officials Press TV 03 Jul 2015 -- The US military is preparing to send its first batch of trained militants into Syria in the next several weeks as a ground force against the ISIL terrorist group, according to a report.
  • Ukraine routinely passes up chances of peace: Russia Press TV 03 Jul 2015 -- Russia's foreign minister has accused Ukraine of routinely missing the opportunity of reaching an agreement with pro-Moscow forces on the implementation of the Minsk peace deal.
  • Malaysia Pushes For UN Tribunal On MH17 Downing; Russia Balks RFE/RL 03 Jul 2015 -- Malaysia told the United Nations Security Council July 2 it plans to push for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.
  • Who Are The Russian Generals That Ukraine Says Are Fighting In The Donbas? RFE/RL 03 Jul 2015 -- The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has prepared a dossier laying out evidence for what it calls 'Russian aggression against Ukraine.'
  • US, UN Condemn Mali Attack Claimed by Al-Qaida VOA 03 Jul 2015 -- The United States has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" Thursday's ambush on a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers in Mali, in which six people were killed and five more were wounded.
  • Boko Haram Slays 11 'Defectors' in Nigeria VOA 03 Jul 2015 -- Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have executed 11 members who were accused of deserting the Islamist extremist group.
  • Can the UN's agency for Palestinians be fixed? IRIN 03 Jul 2015 -- Facing what its commissioner-general Pierre Krähenbühl called its "most serious financial crisis ever," this week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees announced it would let go around 100 foreign employees on short-term contracts, roughly half of all its international employees.

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