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27 December 2015 Military News

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  • More Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 27 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.
  • Militiamen behead 4 Daesh militants in eastern Afghanistan Press TV 27 Dec 2015 -- Local militiamen have decapitated four members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the restive province of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Taliban Denies Talks With Russia On Fighting Islamic State RFE/RL 27 Dec 2015 -- The Taliban has denied that it held talks with Russian officials about efforts to combat Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan as a British newspaper reported that President Vladimir Putin had met the group's leader earlier this year.
  • Pakistan army chief in Afghanistan to revive talks with Taliban Press TV 27 Dec 2015 -- Chief of Pakistan's Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has set off for a visit to neighboring Afghanistan to rekindle stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group.
  • Pakistan's Army Chief Holds Talks In Kabul RFE/RL 27 Dec 2015 -- Pakistan's army chief has held talks in Kabul with top Afghan officials as part of new efforts to revive talks between the Afghan government and the extremist Taliban militant group.
  • Pakistan Army Chief in Kabul for Crucial Talks VOA 27 Dec 2015 -- Afghanistan and Pakistan have pledged to jointly work for an early resumption of peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban and "sternly" deal with insurgent groups who refuse to quit violence and join the process.

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  • China approves first anti-terror law amid controversies People's Daily 27 Dec 2015 -- China has adopted its first counter-terrorism legislation despite criticism that it could tighten media controls and threaten privacy as well as intellectual property rights in the East Asian state.
  • China Passes Controversial Counterterrorism Law RFE/RL 27 Dec 2015 -- China's parliament has passed a new antiterrorism law that requires technology firms to hand over sensitive information to the government and allows the Chinese military to venture overseas on counterterror operations.
  • China Passes Controversial Anti-terror Law VOA 27 Dec 2015 -- China's parliament has passed a controversial anti-terror law requiring foreign technology firms to comply with government requests for information, including encryption keys that turn digital data into unreadable code.
  • Araqchi: US visa waiver program clear violation of nuclear deal IRNA 27 Dec 2015 -- Head of the Foreign Ministry Headquarters to Monitor Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Abbass Araqchi underlined that the possible changes in the US Visa Waiver Program proposed by the Congress blatantly violate the nuclear agreement.
  • Boroujerdi: US visa waiver program runs counter to context of JCPOA IRNA 27 Dec 2015 -- Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Sunday that including Iran in the US visa waiver program runs counter to the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
  • Iran following US plan to seize frozen assets Press TV 27 Dec 2015 -- Iran is following US plans to appropriate some $2 billion of its assets frozen in Citibank accounts in New York, Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seif says.
  • Iran sets oil at $35 in next year budget Press TV 27 Dec 2015 -- Iran's media reported on Sunday that the government of President Hassan Rouhani has devised the annual budget for the next calendar year (21 March 2016-2017) by anticipating sales of oil at an average price of $35 per barrel.
  • Iran rules out steep oil price discount ISNA 27 Dec 2015 -- Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh dismissed reports of steep oil price discounts which Iran might be ready to give when the country ramps up production with the lifting of sanctions in 2016.
  • Four-fold rise seen in Saudi debts Press TV 27 Dec 2015 -- Saudi media say the latest official figures show that the kingdom's total debts will increase four folds in the near future – what is expected to further add to the economic woes of Riyadh.
  • Museveni Hosts Burundi Peace Talks Monday VOA 27 Dec 2015 -- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni aims to jumpstart fresh peace negotiations between the government of Burundi and opposition groups in Kampala on Monday.

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