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25 December 2015 Military News

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  • Coalition Forces Continue Attacks on ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq AFPS 25 Dec 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.
  • India to Help Afghanistan in Rebuilding Statehood Sputnik 25 Dec 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a strong Afghanistan was necessary for peace and stability in the region and called for all Afghanistan's neighbors, including Pakistan and Iran, to unite and cooperate in a joint effort to help Afghanistan.
  • IS Video Shows Group's Extreme Violent Acts in Afghanistan VOA 25 Dec 2015 -- Loyalists of Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan released a new video Friday showing a massive suicide car bombing of an Afghan security outpost and several other violent acts elsewhere, including some carried out in neighboring Pakistan.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Modi Makes Surprise Visit To Pakistan RFE/RL 25 Dec 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a surprise trip to Pakistan, his first visit to India's longtime regional rival since being elected last year.
  • Indian Leader Makes Surprise Visit to Pakistan - New Delhi Sputnik 25 Dec 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met up withPakistan's Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif during his surpise visit to Pakistan.
  • In Impromptu Trip, Indian's Modi Visits Home of Pakistan's Sharif VOA 25 Dec 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pakistan Friday -- the first visit by an Indian leader in 12 years -- included a stop at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home.
  • AIIB officially launched, to become operational in mid-January People's Daily 25 Dec 2015 -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was formally established on Friday after it garnered enough countries' domestic approval.
  • Suspected Suicide Bomber Attacks Bangladesh Mosque VOA 25 Dec 2015 -- A suspected suicide bomber set off his explosives during Friday prayers at a mosque in northern Bangladesh, killing himself and leaving about a dozen people injured.
  • ISIL allows harvesting captives' body organs: US Press TV 25 Dec 2015 -- The United States says it has obtained a document revealing that the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has allowed harvesting body organs from their captives.
  • CAR Rushes Election Preparations After Delay VOA 25 Dec 2015 -- The Central African Republic's electoral commission is scrambling to get everything in place for polling, delayed Thursday by several days because of logistical difficulties. Many hope the national elections, now set for Wednesday, will bring peace to the country after three years of violent conflict.
  • South Sudan president issues decree creating 28 new states Press TV 25 Dec 2015 -- South Sudan's president has issued a Christmas decree creating 28 new states in a bid that may undermine a peace deal in the African country .
  • Georgia's Ruling Party Selects New Prime Minister RFE/RL 25 Dec 2015 -- Zviad Kvachantiradze, who heads the Georgian parliament's majority Georgian Dream (GD) faction, announced at a meeting of faction members on December 25 that agreement was reached during talks the previous day on nominating current Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the country's new prime minister.Irakli Garibashvili announced his resignation from that post late on December 23 without specifying his reasons for doing so.
  • Tajik President Receives 'Leader' Title, Lifelong Immunity RFE/RL 25 Dec 2015 -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has signed into law a bill that gives him the title 'Leader of the Nation' and grants him lifelong immunity from prosecution.

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