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24 October 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 24 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.
  • Afghan forces push Taliban out of northern district Press TV 24 Oct 2015 -- Afghan security forces have ended the Taliban militant group's several-day control over a district in the country's northern province of Faryab.
  • Afghan Army Retakes Taliban-Held District RFE/RL 24 Oct 2015 -- Afghan officials say security forces have retaken the Ghormach district in the northwestern Faryab Province after it was overrun by Taliban militants several days ago.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • 2nd group of S.Koreans head for DPRK for family reunion People's Daily 24 Oct 2015 -- The second batch of South Koreans on Saturday headed for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to meet their long-lost DPRK relatives at the reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
  • Koreas Begin Second Round of Family Reunions VOA 24 Oct 2015 -- Hundreds of South Koreans have crossed the border into North Korea for the second round of family reunions this week, connecting families separated for six decades by the political division resulting from the Korean War.
  • Russia: New Bushehr plants to cost $11 billion Press TV 24 Oct 2015 -- Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Russia's construction of two more nuclear power units in Bushehr in southwest Iran will cost about $11 billion.
  • Most Saudi royals support King Salman's removal: Prince Press TV 24 Oct 2015 -- Most of the members of the Saudi royal family back a move to oust King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and replace him with his younger brother, a dissident prince says.
  • Federal court drops ACLU case against NSA snooping Press TV 24 Oct 2015 -- A US federal district court has rejected a case by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the National Security Agency (NSA) over the latter's mass surveillance program.
  • Islamic State Claims Bangladesh Attack VOA 24 Oct 2015 -- The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Bangladesh that killed one person and wounded up to 100 at a Shi'ite Muslim religious procession in Dhaka.
  • Ukraine Local Elections To Test Poroshenko's Strength Amid Multiple Crises RFE/RL 24 Oct 2015 -- Ukrainians vote on October 25 in local elections that will test popular support for pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko amid the country's deep economic crisis and war in the east.
  • Western Leaders Warn Tear Gas Attacks Hurting Kosovo RFE/RL 24 Oct 2015 -- Western leaders are warning that repeated moves by opposition lawmakers to obstruct the work of Kosovo's parliament by releasing tear gas in the chamber are hurting the Balkan nation.
  • Ivory Coast President Confident on Election Eve VOA 24 Oct 2015 -- In Ivory Coast, more than six million voters are expected to take part Sunday in the first round of the West African nation's presidential election. As campaigning ended on Friday, another candidate pulled out of the race, claiming conditions are unfair for anyone challenging President Alassane Ouattara. The 73-year-old economist, head of state since 2011, says he wants a 'first-round knockout' victory.
  • US Wants DRC to Take 'Concrete Steps' Toward Elections VOA 24 Oct 2015 -- A senior U.S. diplomat wrapping up a weeklong visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo urged the government Saturday to take concrete steps to prepare for future elections and to cooperate fully with the U.N. mission working to resolve conflicts in the DRC.

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