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17 July 2015 Military News

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  • Japanese May Patrol South China Sea Sputnik 17 Jul 2015 -- China's unwavering stance on various territorial disputes and the number of artificial islands it is constructing have led Japan to consider patrolling the South China Sea and conducting surveillance there, according to Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan's military chief.
  • Saudi Arabia sends Special Forces into Yemen: Report Press TV 17 Jul 2015 -- Saudi Arabia has reportedly sent Special Forces into Yemen under the pretext of escorting some fugitive former Yemeni officials back into its war-torn southern neighbor, in another violation of Yemeni sovereignty.
  • Areas across Yemen hit by Saudi warplanes Press TV 17 Jul 2015 -- Incessant Saudi bombardment against Yemen continues to inflict a heavy toll on innocent civilians despite calls for an end to Riyadh's deadly aggression against the impoverished Arab country.
  • At Eid, Iraqi charities take the lead IRIN 17 Jul 2015 -- Zeina stands in the courtyard of the Sheikh Choli mosque in Erbil in northern Iraq, her navy blue scarf revealing an inch of dyed blonde hair. She holds a clipboard and directs a queue of women waiting to receive food packages. Today, this includes fresh bread and an entire frozen chicken; cooked rice is spooned into plastic bags as a take-away.
  • 31 killed in clashes with IS in Iraq People's Daily 17 Jul 2015 -- Fierce clashes and air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants killed 31 across Iraq on Thursday, security sources said.
  • Turkey Cracks Down on Islamic State Militants VOA 17 Jul 2015 -- Turkish security forces are engaging in what is being seen as an unprecedented crackdown on the Islamic State militant group – an indication that Ankara's policy towards the Islamic group has changed.
  • Damning Video Shows Pro-Russian Rebels Surprised MH17 Was Civilian RFE/RL 17 Jul 2015 -- Damning video obtained by Australian media shows pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine sifting through the wreckage of MH17 and finding to their surprise that the aircraft was civilian rather than military.
  • Russia's RT Spins And Spins Over New MH17 Footage RFE/RL 17 Jul 2015 -- Russia's Kremlin-controlled RT has heavily redacted previously unreleased footage of the MH17 crash site that is consistent with indications that the Malaysian airliner was mistakenly shot down by Russian-backed rebels who thought they had destroyed a Ukrainian military jet.
  • Australia, Ukraine, Netherlands Mark Anniversary Of MH17 Airline Tragedy RFE/RL 17 Jul 2015 -- Memorial services were being held in Ukraine, Australia, and the Netherlands on July 17 to mark the first anniversary of the MH17 airline disaster that killed 298 people.
  • Ceremonies Mark Anniversary of MH17 VOA 17 Jul 2015 -- Ceremonies are being held in several countries Friday to mark one year since a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet exploded over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
  • Putin opposed to int'l tribunal on MH17 crash People's Daily 17 Jul 2015 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed opposition to the formation of an international criminal tribunal for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 a year ago.
  • Pakistan urges UN to investigate truce violation on India border Press TV 17 Jul 2015 -- Pakistan has called for the United Nations peacekeeping force stationed on its border with India to investigate recent ceasefire violations in the region.
  • Uganda announces air force deployment in Somalia Press TV 17 Jul 2015 -- The Ugandan air force says it is going to deploy fighter jets in Somalia to help the war-torn country battle al-Shabab militants.
  • South Ossetia: Ban calls on all parties to refrain from any steps that could be seen as 'provocative' UN News 17 Jul 2015 -- Concerned by the recent events at the line of control of South Ossetia, in Georgia, the top United Nations official has expressed yesterday evening his concerns regarding activities that may negatively impact the freedom of movement and livelihood of the local population
  • UN chief condemns terrorist attacks that killed 60 people in northeast Nigeria UN News 17 Jul 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist attacks that killed over 60 people in the towns of Gombe and Damaturu, in northeast Nigeria over the last two days.
  • South Sudan: UN official cites will of the people to achieve peace despite 'bleak' situation UN News 17 Jul 2015 -- The outlook for South Sudan is not completely bleak, a senior United Nations has said in Juba, noting that travelling throughout the country, he has repeatedly heard the phrase: "we want peace now."
  • Over 100 people killed in Darfur tribal clashes Press TV 17 Jul 2015 -- Fresh violent clashes between rival tribes in the South Darfur region of western Sudan have claimed the lives of at least 100 people and injured hundreds of others, sources say.

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