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29 November 2015 Military News

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  • 16 more civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes on Yemen Press TV 29 Nov 2015 -- At least 16 Yemeni civilians have been killed in the latest aerial attacks carried out by Saudi warplanes across Yemen.
  • 3 Turkish officials arrested over interception of Syria-bound arms Press TV 29 Nov 2015 -- Turkish authorities have detained two generals and a colonel for their alleged role in the January interception of trucks belonging to the country's intelligence agency that were reportedly carrying weapons to the Takfiri terror groups operating in neighboring Syria.
  • Turkey Arrests Generals for Stopping Syria-Bound Trucks 'Filled With Arms' Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- Two Turkish generals and a colonel were detained on Saturday for intercepting Syria-bound trucks that belonged to Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT), the newspaper Today's Zaman reported.
  • Ankara Knew Turkish Arms Would End Up in ISIL Hands - Arrested Journalists Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- By sending arms to Syria, Turkey knew that the weapons would end up in the hands of the Islamic State terrorist group, journalists from an Istanbul-based newspaper whose editors were arrested for divulging "state secrets" told RT.
  • Turkey Returning Body of Russian Pilot VOA 29 Nov 2015 -- Turkey said Sunday it is returning the body of a pilot who died after parachuting out of a Russian jet that was shot down by Turkish forces last week.
  • Assad: Syrian victories indebted to support of friendly nations IRNA 29 Nov 2015 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that the Syrian people and army in their stiff struggle with terrorism are indebted to the support of the friendly nations mainly the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia.
  • Daesh executes 3,500 Syrians since June 2014 Press TV 29 Nov 2015 -- The Takfiri Daesh terrorists have executed more than 3,500 people, including hundreds of civilians, across Syria since mid last year, a monitoring group says.
  • Obama must intensify fight against Daesh: Robert Gates Press TV 29 Nov 2015 -- US President Barack Obama's strategy in fighting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria needs "to be sped up an intensified," former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says.
  • Iran: Syria left its mark in history Press TV 29 Nov 2015 -- A senior Iranian official says the Syrian government and people have managed to leave their mark in history by standing up to aggressors.
  • Turkey arms supplies to Syria militants increased: Syrian army Press TV 29 Nov 2015 -- Syria's military says Ankara has recently increased its supplies of weapons, ammunition and equipment to militant groups fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand in Fight Against ISIL in Aleppo Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- The Syrian government forces have gained the upper hand in their fight against Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists in the eastern part of Aleppo province and have advanced near Deir Hafer region, FARS news agency reported.
  • Assad: Hostile States Boost Support to Militants Due to Syrian Army Success Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- Syrian President Bashar Assad during a meeting with the chief adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said in Damascus that "countries hostile to Syria" have increased the supply of arms and financial support to militants in connection with the successes of the Syrian army, supported by Russia and Iran.
  • Cameron Wants to Order UK Air Force to Kill ISIL Leaders Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he would order Britain's Royal Air Force to target Islamic State militant group leadership in Syria, if the parliament backs his proposal to extend the UK anti-ISIL campaign to Syria, local media reported Sunday.
  • Syrian Army Repels Massive ISIL Offensive on Strategic Air Base Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- The Syrian forces repelled a massive assault by Islamic State (ISIL) militants on the strategic Deir ez-Zor air base, having destroyed scores of attackers in a counter-offensive.
  • Israel Says Russian Warplane 'Briefly' Entered Airspace Over Golan Heights Sputnik 29 Nov 2015 -- An aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces task unit deployed to Syria entered by mistake the Israeli-controlled airspace over Golan Heights and left it, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon reported.
  • Pope's visit highlights CAR's deep scars IRIN 29 Nov 2015 -- The Pope's visit to this capital city on Sunday is, in his own words, motivated by his desire to "contribute to the dressing of the wounds and opening of the way to a more serene future for Central African Republic and all its citizens." His trip comes almost three years after a rebel coup that continues to reverberate violently in different parts of the country.
  • 'Lay Down Weapons,' Pope Tells CAR Fighters VOA 29 Nov 2015 -- Pope Francis has called on warring parties in the Central African Republic to lay down their weapons and support efforts to end sectarian strife.

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