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27 November 2015 Military News

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  • Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 27 Nov 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US deploys dozens of ground troops to Syria Press TV 27 Nov 2015 -- The United States has deployed dozens of ground troops to Syria claiming they will assist Kurdish forces in their battle against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, sources say.

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  • ODNI Announces Transition to New Telephone Metadata Program Director of National Intelligence 27 Nov 2015 -- In January 2014, in a speech at the Department of Justice to address domestic and international concerns regarding U.S. intelligence activities, President Obama announced that the Intelligence Community would end the NSA bulk telephony metadata program conducted under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
  • IS Attacks Raise Odds of Closer International Cooperation VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- A new wave of Islamic State (IS) group terror attacks has exposed the vulnerability of countries across Europe and the Middle East, forcing governments to reconsider existing policies and raising the possibility of new alliances against the organization.
  • EU Gun Dealers Go Dark, Sell Trafficked Firearms to Terrorists Sputnik 27 Nov 2015 -- As authorities in Germany confirm the arrest of a 34-year-old man, suspected of dealing in illegal weapons which have been linked to the November 13 Paris atrocities, questions are being asked about the extent of firearms trafficking in Europe.
  • Serbian Arms Maker Says His Plant Made Guns Used In Paris Attacks RFE/RL 27 Nov 2015 -- The director of a weapons plant in Serbia has confirmed that at least two of the assault rifles used by Islamic militants during the Paris terrorist attacks on November 13 were manufactured by his company in the early 1990s.
  • At Paris Memorial, Hollande Vows to Crush 'Army of Fanatics' VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- French President Francois Hollande vowed Friday to crush the 'army of fanatics' who carried out this month's deadly terror attacks in Paris, as he presided over a national memorial service for the victims.
  • Report: IS Claims Bangladesh Mosque Attack VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on worshippers at a Shi'ite mosque in northern Bangladesh that killed one and wounded three others, the U.S.-based monitoring organization SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.
  • Syrian Migrants: Germans Still Welcoming After Paris Attacks VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- Syrian migrants living in a camp in the German town of Giessen say the Paris attacks have not changed the attitudes of local Germans toward them.
  • US Backers of Syrian Refugees Step Up Campaign VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- U.S. advocates for Syrian refugees are intensifying a campaign to boost public support for resettling them in the United States, as opinion polls suggest more than half of U.S. citizens oppose the resettlement program.
  • West Africa cannot recover from Ebola epidemic on its own – senior UN health official UN News 27 Nov 2015 -- Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.
  • Tsai registers for 2016 presidential election CNA 27 Nov 2015 -- A three-way race in Taiwan's next presidential election formally took shape Friday as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her running mate Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) registered to become the third set of presidential and vice presidential candidates.
  • EU says charges against Turkey journalists 'worrying' Press TV 27 Nov 2015 -- The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the arrest of two Turkish journalists on "espionage" charges after reports by the pair blew the lid off Ankara's arms delivery to the Takfiri terror groups operating in neighboring Syria.
  • Russia's Rosatom Ready to Work With Japanese NPP Equipment Suppliers Sputnik 27 Nov 2015 -- Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom is ready to develop cooperation with Japanese equipment suppliers to construct nuclear power plants, Rosatom's first deputy CEO for international business and development said Friday.
  • Burkina Faso Heads to Elections Sunday VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- Politicians in Burkina Faso are in the homestretch ahead of general elections Sunday, when the country will choose a new president and parliament.
  • Xi Jinping's 10 Key Remarks on Developing China-Africa Relations People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend and chair the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in early December in Johannesburg, South Africa. The remarks on developing China-Africa relations Xi delivered in recent years point the way for people to better understand China- Africa relations.
  • New measures on the way for China-Africa cooperation People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- China will announce new measures to promote cooperation with Africa at an upcoming summit, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.
  • China Releases Journalist Gao Yu for Declining Health VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- Imprisoned veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu, 71, was released on medical parole on Friday, one day after Beijing's high court ruled to reduce her sentence from seven years to five years on appeal, according to her lawyer Shang Baojun.
  • Chinese Activist Sentenced to 6 Years for Protesting Censorship VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- China has sentenced three human rights activists to harsh prison terms for participating in an anti-censorship protest in 2013.
  • Kyiv Says Russia Cuts Coal Deliveries To Ukraine RFE/RL 27 Nov 2015 -- Ukraine's energy minister has told the parliament in Kyiv that Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kyiv for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea.
  • Crimea Boiler Stations to Get Diesel Generators Amid Blackout - Crimea Head Sputnik 27 Nov 2015 -- Boiler stations in the Republic of Crimea will be equipped with diesel generators amid electricity shortages caused by Crimea having been cut off from electricity supplies from Ukraine, the republic's head Sergey Aksyonov said.

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