24 September 2015 Military News
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 24 Sep 2015 [PDF]
- Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 24 Sep 2015 -- Yesterday, U.S. and coalition military forces 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.
- Department of Army Announces Upcoming Rotational Deployment DoD 24 Sep 2015 -- The Department of the Army announced today that the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, will deploy to Kuwait with approximately 4,000 soldiers in late fall for a nine-month rotation, this deployment is a rotational replacement of troops.
- Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 24 Sep 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Joint Press Briefing by Secretary Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Colonel-General Poltorak in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 24 Sep 2015 -- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Ukrainian Minister of Defense Colonel-General Stepan Poltorak
- China, U.S. sign annexes on military crisis reporting, encounters in air People's Daily 24 Sep 2015 -- China and the United States have signed annexes to two agreements regarding major military operations and naval and air force encounters.
- New Report: Military Represents One Fifth of the San Diego Economy NNS 24 Sep 2015 -- According to the 7th Annual San Diego Military Advisory Council's (SDMAC) Economic Impact Study, released Sept. 23 the military is a critical economic driver for the San Diego region, creating 22 percent of all jobs and $45 billion of gross regional product.
- Continuing Promise 2015 Partners with Cuban Medical Delegation in Haiti NNS 24 Sep 2015 -- The Continuing Promise (CP-15) team, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), completed a mission stop to Port Au Prince, Sept. 17.
- CSCSU Great Lakes Installing Updated Radar Partial Task Trainer NNS 24 Sep 2015 -- The Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU) Great Lakes is installing updated radar simulator partial task trainers (PTT) for students over the next few weeks.
- NATO to Examine Full Spectrum Deterrence Against Russia By 2016 Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- NATO plans to turn to a deterrent strategy towards Russia, including mounting responses to conventional and non-conventional challenges from the country.
- Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Ukraine AFPS 24 Sep 2015 -- The United States will continue to back the Ukrainian military's right to defend itself when Russian-separatist forces attack its positions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
- Russia's New Frigate Enters Atlantic Ocean on Route to Trials Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, the lead ship of its class, has entered the north-eastern region of the Atlantic Ocean, spokesman for the Russian Baltic Fleet Capt. 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveev said Thursday.
- Russia Deploys Advanced Air Defense Tor-M2U to Guard Kuril Islands Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- The Kuril Islands in Russia's Sakhalin Region form a volcanic archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
- Three Russian Military Satellites Successfully Put Into Orbit Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- Three military satellites launched from the Plesetsk space center have been successfully put into orbit.
- Defence Secretary lays out UK's response to 'information bomb' UK MOD 24 Sep 2015 -- Defence Secretary Michael Fallon along with his French counterpart Monsieur Le Drian, has opened France's first Cyber Defence Symposium.
- Germany Can Deploy Armed Forces Abroad Without Parliament's Approval Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany ruled that in urgent cases the German government can conduct deployment of armed forces abroad without pre-approval of the German Bundestag.
- Saudi Arabia to Help Egypt Purchase Mistrals Built for Russia - Media Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- Saudi Arabia will help Egypt to purchase the Mistral-class ships, newspaper Express reported quoting a source in the French government.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 9/24/2015 The White House 24 Sep 2015
- Press Call on Upcoming UNGA Events The White House 24 Sep 2015
- September 24, 2015 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 24 Sep 2015
- 24 September 2015 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 24 Sep 2015
- Yemen: UN condemns terrorist attack on Sana'a mosque UN News 24 Sep 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's terrorist attack at the al-Bolayli mosque in Yemen's capital Sana'a, which happened during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday.
- Saudi airstrikes on Yemen claim 11 more lives Press TV 24 Sep 2015 -- At least 11 people have been killed in a fresh wave of Saudi airstrikes against the northern part of Yemen, as Riyadh's relentless bombardment of residential areas keeps taking toll on civilians across the impoverished Arab country.
- Daesh bomb attacks kill 29 in Yemen mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers Press TV 24 Sep 2015 -- Twin bomb attacks by the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) militant group have killed at least 29 people in a mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, reports say.
- Yemeni forces bomb several Saudi military sites in Jizan Press TV 24 Sep 2015 -- Yemeni Ansarullah fighters supported by army units have carried out several rocket attacks on Saudi military bases in the country's southwestern border region of Jizan.
- Putin, Obama To Meet On Sidelines Of UN For Talks On Syria, Ukraine RFE/RL 24 Sep 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations next week - their first face-to-face meeting in nearly a year - amid festering relations between the two countries over Ukraine, Syria, and other issues.
- Fighting sides in Syria strike deal on fate of town, villages Press TV 24 Sep 2015 -- Syria's army and allied Lebanese resistance fighters of Hezbollah have come to an agreement with militants regarding the fate of a strategic southwestern town and two key villages, located in the country's northwest.
- Syria: UN health agency urges donors to assist countries 'doing the heavy lifting' UN News 24 Sep 2015 -- Crippling funding shortfalls are hindering the ability of emergency teams to meet the escalating health needs of the millions of Syrians displaced by civil war and donors need to step up support to countries in the region doing the "heavy lifting," warned the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Erdogan Blasts US on Support of Syrian Kurd Fighters VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Washington over its support of Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units - the YPG, in its fight against the Islamic State. The dispute comes as tensions are renewed between the two NATO allies over the battle against the Islamic State.
- Iraq Izadis call for ICC inquiry into Daesh crimes Press TV 24 Sep 2015 -- Two groups of Iraq's Izadi minority population have called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into crimes committed by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group against the Kurdish-speaking community.
- Iraqis Weary Of War Contend With New Enemy: Cholera RFE/RL 24 Sep 2015 -- Iraq, already struggling to regain lost territory from the Islamic State group, now faces a new enemy: a deadly outbreak of cholera.
- Colombia: Ban welcomes 'significant progress' towards reaching final peace agreement UN News 24 Sep 2015 -- Following a recent upsurge in fighting between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Government, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached by the parties in Havana, Cuba on the issue of victims and commended their commitment to place victims at the center of the peace process.
- Nigerians Displaced by Boko Haram Still Fearful to Go Home VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- The Boko Haram insurgency has sent millions of Nigerians fleeing from the northeast, and despite recent military successes against the group, many say they have no plans to return home.
- Top UN relief official alarmed as aid agencies ordered to leave Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine UN News 24 Sep 2015 -- Alarmed by news that the de facto authorities in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine have ordered United Nations agencies in Luhansk to end operations and to leave the area by tomorrow, 25 September, the top UN humanitarian official urged the authorities, as well as parties "with influence over [them]" to ensure the resumption of humanitarian aid by UN and non-governmental agencies.
- UN welcomes expanded EU support to refugees fleeing conflict, urges speedy implementation UN News 24 Sep 2015 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees today welcomed a decision by the European Union (EU) to increase resources for humanitarian assistance countries neighbouring war-ravaged Syria.
- Europe Pledges $1.1 Billion Aid to Refugees VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- European leaders have pledged more than $1 billion to help Syrian refugees in the Middle East, in an attempt to stop the flow of migrants arriving on the continent's southern shores. But big differences remain over what to do with the migrants who have already arrived.
- More Than 700 Killed in Hajj Stampede VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- A stampede on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia left at least 717 people dead and more than 800 injured, in the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage in a quarter-century.
- Coup Reversal Restores Calm in Burkina Faso VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- Life is getting back to normal in Burkina Faso as the country recovers from a week-long political crisis provoked by a coup that was reversed Wednesday.
- Congo Brazzaville Opposition to Protest President's Third Term Bid VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- A Congo Brazzaville opposition leader said the people will take to the streets this Sunday to protest President Denis Sassou Nguesso's decision to seek a third term.
- Report: Rwanda Unlawfully Imprisons, Punishes People at Gikondo VOA 24 Sep 2015 -- U.S.-based rights organization Human Rights Watch says Rwandan authorities are unlawfully holding some of the country's most vulnerable citizens in an unofficial detention center in the capital, Kigali.
- Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, September 24, 2015 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24 Sep 2015
- Kremlin Says Turkish Pipeline Deal Moving Ahead Despite 'Difficulties' RFE/RL 24 Sep 2015 -- Plans for a new gas pipeline between Russia, Turkey and southern Europe remain intact despite 'difficulties,' the Kremlin said September 23, days after Ankara said talks on the deal were frozen.
- NSA, Mossad Bugged Iran Nuclear Talks but Tehran 'Was Ready for it' Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- The NSA intercepted and spied on all telephone calls and correspondence, as well bugged the hotel rooms of all 143 members of the Iranian delegation, including then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during the 62nd UN General Assembly in New York in 2007, NBC reported.
- German Intelligence Deletes NSA Spying Lists 'By Mistake' Sputnik 24 Sep 2015 -- The German Intelligence agency BND deleted the lists of the US National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance targets in Europe, reportedly by mistake, despite an order not to do so imposed by an investigative parliamentary commission, Die Zeit newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a German intelligence official.
- Amid Lackluster Presidential Race, Boycott Campaign Brings Out Big Crowd In Belarus RFE/RL 24 Sep 2015 -- It's been a humdrum presidential election campaign in Belarus. Serious contenders have been sidelined and authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, in office for more than two decades, is expected to easily secure a fifth term.
- Pope Francis Pushes U.S. Congress On Immigration, Climate Change, Death Penalty RFE/RL 24 Sep 2015 -- Pope Francis praised the United States as a land of liberty and opportunity, but also gently reprimanded the country, calling on lawmakers to abolish the death penalty, be more inclusive of immigrants, and do more to combat climate change.
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