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17 October 2015 Military News

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  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 17 Oct 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.
  • US Helps Cameroon in Fight Against Boko Haram VOA 17 Oct 2015 -- The United States has sent military equipment and a small contingent of troops to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram terrorism. General David Rodriguez, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM, said about 90 of the 300 promised U.S. troops were already on their way to Cameroon.
  • Ex-Afghan President Karzai opposes longer US presence in Afghanistan Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed his strong opposition to the planned presence of thousands of US troops in Afghanistan past 2016, Press TV reports.
  • Afghan forces thwart Taliban attack in Laghman: Ministry Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- Security forces in Afghanistan have foiled an assault by Taliban militants to capture a district in the country's eastern province of Laghman, the Defense Ministry says.

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  • 30 pro-Saudi militants killed in Riyadh attacks in Yemen Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- Saudi Arabian fighter jets have mistakenly targeted a camp of pro-Riyadh militants in southern Yemen, killing at least 30 and injuring dozens more.
  • Syrian Opposition Base Struck by Unknown Planes - Russian Defense Ministry Sputnik 17 Oct 2015 -- Ruins of commercial structures, apparently destroyed by airstrikes have been found on the Syrian-Jordanian border where neither Russian nor Syrian aircraft have ever operated, a senior Defense Ministry official said on Friday.
  • Syrian president nearing final victory: Leader's aide Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- A senior Iranian official has praised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as 'a symbol of resistance' against foreign powers, saying he is nearing the final victory.
  • Russia destroys major foreign-run terrorist training base in Syria Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- Russian fighter jets operating in the Syrian skies have successfully targeted a major foreign-run military base in the northwest of the Arab country where elements of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group were training militants for terror attacks.
  • 'US, Russia reached deal to avoid clashes in Syria airspace' Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- The United States and Russia have reached an agreement on aerial operations in Syria in an effort to avoid inadvertent midair confrontation in the country's airspace, as significant issues still remain unresolved.
  • Syria troops retake key hilltops on Damascus outskirts Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- Syrian forces have managed to purge strategic hilltops on the northeastern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, of Takfiri militants as part of ground anti-terror operations under Russian air support.
  • Medvedev: Russia's Military Operation Aimed at Defeating ISIS VOA 17 Oct 2015 -- Russia's prime minister said Saturday that Russia's military aim in Syria is to defend its national interests and defeat the Islamic State and not to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power.
  • 'Over 3.2 million displaced in Iraq since 2014: UN Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- A United Nations (UN) agency has announced that over 3.2 people have so far been displaced in Iraq since the start of 2014.
  • Iraqi Forces Retake Control Of Key Refinery In Baiji From IS RFE/RL 17 Oct 2015 -- Iraqi government troops backed by Shi'ite militia have driven out Islamic State (IS) militants from a key oil refinery north of Baghdad in a wide-scale military operation, authorities say.
  • Russian forces kill four militants in Dagestan Press TV 17 Oct 2015 -- Russia's National Anti-terrorism Committee says security forces have killed at least four militants during clashes in the Republic of Dagestan.
  • 4 Palestinians Dead in Latest Mideast Violence VOA 17 Oct 2015 -- Violence between Palestinian teenagers and Israeli police surged Saturday in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron and in Jerusalem, with police reporting at least four knife-wielding Palestinians, including a 16-year-old girl, killed in separate incidents. A fifth Palestinian was shot after a third stabbing attack in Hebron but authorities did not say whether he was killed. Authorities said several Israeli security personnel were wounded in the attacks.
  • Libya: Security Council urges parties to endorse and sign political agreement UN News 17 Oct 2015 -- Recalling their statement last week which commended Libyan dialogue participants on finalizing a political agreement for the creation of a Government of National Accord, members of the UN Security Council today urged all Libyan parties to endorse and sign it.
  • Boko Haram: A Growing Threat in West Africa VOA 17 Oct 2015 -- Eighteen months ago the world awoke to the kind of news that gives every parent nightmares: almost 300 young girls had been kidnapped from a school in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.

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