05 July 2015 Military News
- Airstrikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 05 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.
- 22 dead, including 6 civilians in US airstrikes in Syria Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- US airstrikes in Syria have killed sixteen ISIL terrorists as well as six civilians, including one child, a monitor says.
- Coalition Airstrikes Target IS Militants in Raqqa VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syria Saturday and Sunday have killed at least 23 Islamic State militants and wounded others.
- US drone attacks claim 13 lives in E Afghanistan Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- At least 13 people have been killed in the latest US assassination drone strikes in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
- Afghan air force strikes kill 23 Taliban militants Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- More than two dozen Taliban militants have been killed in airstrikes by the Afghan air force in Afghanistan's northern province of Faryab near the border with Turkmenistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying AFNS 05 Jul 2015 -- Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit here constantly work maintaining HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan can be a success if and when it is needed.
- Sustaining partnerships; U.S. Marines train Senegalese to fight USMC News 05 Jul 2015 -- A team of approximately 10 U.S. Marines, Sailors and Coastguardsmen assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa began training with the Companie Fusilier de Marine Commandos near St. Louis, Senegal, June 1.
- Japan joins US-Australia military exercise Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- Japan has for the first time decided to join the war games by the US and Australia in the Australian region of Northern Territory and the state of Queensland, amid growing tensions with China over South China Sea islands.
- Russia to Beef Up Arctic Air Defense Sputnik 05 Jul 2015 -- Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces are working hard to secure their country's frontiers in the Arctic by deploying a fully automatic radar station and additional air defense systems, a top Air Force commander said on Saturday.
- Commander: IRGC's Ghadir Radar complying with modern technology IRNA 05 Jul 2015 -- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said IRGC's Ghadir phased-array radar system enjoys state-of-the-art technology.
- Iran Deploys Long-Range Ghadir Radar System Sputnik 05 Jul 2015 -- Iran deploys Ghadir radar system in an opening ceremony on Saturday in Southern Iran. The radar system is capable of discovering and tracking planes from a 600-kilometer distance and ballistic missiles from a distance of 1,100 kilometers.
- Saudi fighter jets continue bombing areas in Yemen, scores die Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- Saudi warplanes have continued pounding areas across Yemen, killing scores of people amid reports of a dire humanitarian situation in the impoverished Arab country.
- Civilians Killed in Yemen Airstrikes VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- Saudi-led airstrikes killed civilians Sunday in Yemen's second city of Aden, as the U.N. envoy arrived in the capital for talks on a cease-fire plan with Houthi rebels.
- Iraqi forces free bridge, areas in Anbar: Badr Organization Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- Iraqi forces have liberated a strategic bridge and three areas of a city in the restive Iraqi province of al-Anbar, the country's Badr Organization says.
- Airstrikes kill senior ISIL militant commanders in Iraq Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- At least two senior commanders of the Takfiri ISIL militant group have been killed in two separate operations by the Iraqi air force in the country's conflict-ridden western province of Anbar.
- Iraqi Government Forces Accused of Civilian Deaths VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- Iraqi Sunni political leaders are accusing the government of two bloody attacks on civilians in Anbar province in the past 24 hours. An Iraqi military spokesman denies the charges.
- Syria, Hezbollah forces make advances in Zabadani city in Qalamoun Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- Syrian government forces and the fighters belonging to Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, have gained the upper hand in the fight against the militants operating in and around the city of Zabadani in the border region of Qalamoun.
- Four Pakistani troops killed in clashes with Taliban Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- At least four Pakistani soldiers have been killed in a shootout with a group of pro-Taliban militants in the country's rugged northwestern tribal region close to the border with Afghanistan.
- Five Ukrainian servicemen killed in mine blast near Lugansk Press TV 05 Jul 2015 -- At least five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the zone of military operation in the restive eastern part of Ukraine, a military spokesman says.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in NE Nigeria VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a church in northeast Nigeria. The bombing is the latest in a string of suspected Boko Haram attacks that have left some 200 dead over the past week.
- Sultan Qabous approves Iran-Oman Maritime Border Demarcation deal IRNA 05 Jul 2015 -- Sultan Qabous of Oman approved an agreement by Tehran and Muscat on Saturday to demarcate their maritime borders in the Sea of Oman.
- Kerry: Iran Nuclear Talks 'Could Go Either Way' VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- The deadline for Iran nuclear talks is fast approaching as foreign ministers from the six negotiating powers and Iran meet in Vienna for a final push to reach a comprehensive agreement that limits Tehran nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.
- Kerry Cites Progress, But Says Iran Nuclear Talks 'Could Go Either Way' RFE/RL 05 Jul 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Vienna on July 5, said there has been genuine progress in the Iranian nuclear talks but that 'we are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues' and that the talks 'could go either way.'
- Iran's Nuclear Program A Child Of Washington RFE/RL 05 Jul 2015 -- The start of Iran's nuclear program can arguably be pegged to December 8, 1953. It was on that date that U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered what was later dubbed his Atoms For Peace speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
- Nuclear deal to become UN document: Araqchi IRNA 05 Jul 2015 -- Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said the comprehensive nuclear agreement will become an international document after its approval in UN.
- All sides firm to settle N. issue, says Iran chief negotiator ISNA 05 Jul 2015 -- Iranian senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi described as 'serious' the atmosphere of negotiations between Iran and G5+1, saying that all sides are firm about settling nuclear issue.
- Washington Awaits Outcome of Iran Talks VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- Suspense surrounding extended international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program is keenly felt in Washington, where any deal would face tough votes in both houses of the Republican-led Congress.
- Early Greek Vote Count Shows Big Rejection of More Austerity VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- Greek voters are overwhelmingly rejecting a demand by the country's lenders to impose more austerity measures on them in exchange for new bailout loans for the government in Athens.
- 'No' Vote Ahead In Greek Referendum RFE/RL 05 Jul 2015 -- Early results from Greece's bailout referendum show the 'no' vote leading in the July 5 vote on a bailout proposal from the country's international creditors.
- Russia Bans Internet Database Archive VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- Internet users in Russia will no longer be able to access a massive database of cached webpages, apparently due to one single website authorities in Moscow don't like.
- E. African Leaders to Meet on Burundi Crisis VOA 05 Jul 2015 -- East African regional heads of state plan to meet in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, on Monday to assess and find a way to resolve the crisis in Burundi.
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