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03 October 2015 Military News

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  • Yemeni soldiers, allied forces capture southern Saudi village Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Yemeni army soldiers backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees have managed to seize a village in Saudi Arabia's southwestern border region of Jizan as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against embattled Yemen.
  • Moscow says 600 militants have fled Syria amid Russian airstrikes Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Russia says its airstrikes on positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria have forced about 600 militants to leave and head to Europe.
  • Russia reports new 'surgical airstrikes' on Daesh positions in Raqqa Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Russia's Defense Ministry has announced a fresh "surgical airstrike" by Russian jet fighters against the positions of the militants of the Daesh terrorist group in Syria , knocking out the battle headquarters of the Takfiri militants near the Northeastern city of Raqqa.
  • Obama Rejects Kremlin View That All Syrian Rebels Are Terrorists RFE/RL 03 Oct 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected Russia's views on Syria's four-year-old crisis, saying that not everyone who is opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is a terrorist, as the Kremlin maintains.
  • Russia Says Syria Air Strikes Will Intensify RFE/RL 03 Oct 2015 -- Russia has said that it will step up its air strikes in Syria after announcing that its air force has flown more than 60 sorties since September 30 and significantly reduced the military potential of 'terrorists.'
  • Russian Aviation Hits Over 50 ISIL Facilities in Syria With 60 Flights Sputnik 03 Oct 2015 -- Russian aviation has conducted over 60 flights hitting more than 50 infrastructure facilities of the Islamic State in Syria, Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff said Saturday.
  • Russia Launches New Wave of Airstrikes in Syria VOA 03 Oct 2015 -- Russia said that its warplanes bombed a terrorist stronghold and other terror targets in northern Syria on Saturday and that it would continue its push against Islamic State extremists despite Western claims that the aerial campaign is largely targeting Western-backed rebels.
  • Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria VOA 03 Oct 2015 -- They shook hands at the Elysee presidential Palace and sipped coffee in the sun, but the tense faces of French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during their recent meeting underscore a widening chasm between the West and Moscow over Syria.
  • Cholera infections in Iraq climb to more than 800: Health Ministry Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Iraqi medical authorities say the number of recorded cases of cholera in the conflict-ridden Arab country has climbed to more than 800, though no new deaths have been reported in days.
  • Pro-Russians in Ukraine's Lugansk start pulling back tanks Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Po-Russia forces operating in Ukraine's eastern region of Lugansk say they have begun pulling back tanks from the frontline with government troops.
  • Kyiv, Rebels Begin Pulling Back Small-Caliber Weapons RFE/RL 03 Oct 2015 -- Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels began withdrawing small-caliber weapons and tanks from the front lines in the east of the country on October 3.
  • Shabaab militants seize two towns in central Somalia Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants have captured two towns in central Somalia, taking advantage of the absence of either Somali or African Union forces in the area.
  • Colombia deal may not be viable within timeframe: FARC Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- The Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group has warned that a peace deal with the government may not be successful within its deadline if Bogota "backtracks" on the agreements already reached.
  • 52 killed in South Sudan clashes Press TV 03 Oct 2015 -- Fifty two soldiers and rebels have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan's troubled state of Unity.

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