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19 February 2016 Military News

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  • Turkey: US must cut ties with Kurds Press TV 19 Feb 2016 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the US should break ties with Kurdish fighters, adding "resorting to terrorist groups like the YPG is above all a sign of weakness.'
  • Turkey Has Levers to Push US to Recognize Kurdish PYD as Terrorist Group Sputnik 19 Feb 2016 -- Seref Malkoc, an adviser to Turkey's president said that if the Unites States is really Turkey's friend and ally, then they should recognize the PYD, a Syrian branch of the PKK, as a terrorist organization.
  • Bomb Attacks in Turkey Fuel Erdogan's Offensive Against Kurds VOA 19 Feb 2016 -- Bombings in Turkey this week are escalating the conflict between Ankara and Kurdish separatists, as well as raising new questions of whom the United States is supporting in the Syrian conflict and the scope of U.S. objectives.
  • Tribunal Ends Appeals Hearing for Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders VOA 19 Feb 2016 -- The U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday wrapped up three days of appeals hearings for former regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, who were found guilty of atrocity crimes in the initial part of their two-phase trial.
  • Ugandan Capital Tense After Besigye Arrest VOA 19 Feb 2016 -- Tensions escalated in Uganda on Friday outside the headquarters of the Forum for Democratic Change - the political party of opposition candidate Kizza Besigye - following his third arrest this week. Protesters threw stones and blocked roads in the capital, Kampala, and police fired teargas to bring the situation under control. Meanwhile, partial election results show Besigye trailing President Yoweri Museveni.
  • KCNA Commentary Snipes at Projected U.S. THAAD Deployment in S. Korea KCNA 19 Feb 2016 -- The Park Geun Hye regime of south Korea announced on Feb. 7 that it would negotiate with the U.S. for the deployment of THAAD in south Korea.
  • Ugandan Opposition Leader Re-arrested; Museveni Leading Poll VOA 19 Feb 2016 -- Uganda's main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was arrested for the second time in two days Friday as election results showed him running a distant second in the presidential poll to incumbent Yoweri Museveni.
  • US Cargo Spacecraft Cygnus Leaves ISS After 72-Day Mission Sputnik 19 Feb 2016 -- The US automated cargo spacecraft Cygnus finished its mission on the International Space Station (ISS), according to the Russian Mission Control Center (MCC).



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