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01 August 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 01 Aug 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.
  • New Afghan Taliban leader urges unity, continued militancy Press TV 01 Aug 2015 -- The new leader of Afghan Taliban has made his first public announcement, calling for unity among the members of the terrorist group, while vowing to continue its campaign across Afghanistan.
  • Taliban Denies Reports That Haqqani Network Founder Is Dead RFE/RL 01 Aug 2015 -- An official Taliban statement on August 1 denied reports by Pakistani media that the founder of the Haqqani network - a militant group affiliated with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda that is blamed for some of Afghanistan's deadliest suicide attacks - died about a year ago.
  • New Taliban Leader Says Insurgency Will Continue VOA 01 Aug 2015 -- The Taliban has released an audio message from new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, intended to reassure Taliban leaders, elders, clerics and scholars that the Taliban jihad will continue until the Islamic system is brought to Afghanistan.

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  • Sea Knight's final flight USMC News 01 Aug 2015 -- The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight conducted its first flight August 1962 and on August 1, 2015 the Sea Knight made its final flight to the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney; No Injuries NNS 01 Aug 2015 -- A fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) July 31, 2015.
  • U.S. and Indonesia strengthen maritime partnerships during CARAT 2015 NNS 01 Aug 2015 -- A U.S. Navy task group comprised of ships, aircraft, Sailors and Marines arrived in Indonesia to commence the 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2015, Aug 3.
  • 'On a Mission to Defend Freedom' - USS John Warner is Commissioned NNS 01 Aug 2015 -- The Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) was commissioned during a ceremony attended by more than 2,500 in its future homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 1, 2015.
  • Minister pledges to keep PLA clean People's Daily 01 Aug 2015 -- Defense Minister Chang Wanquan pledged intensified efforts in running the armed forces with 'strict discipline and in accordance with the law' on Friday in Beijing amid China's sweeping anti-graft campaign.
  • Commander lauds Navy's achievement in building missile-launchers, submarines ISNA 01 Aug 2015 -- Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari reiterated that the country has made good progress in building naval equipment including missile-launchers, destroyers and submarines.

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