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13 March 2016 Military News

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  • Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 13 Mar 2016 -- 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.
  • Afghan Insurgent Group Says It Is Ready for Peace Talks VOA 13 Mar 2016 -- An insurgent group fighting alongside Afghanistan's Taliban has said it is ready to join political reconciliation talks with the Kabul government, despite being deeply skeptical about peace intentions of the other side.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • U.S.-S. Korea Joint War Drills under Fire KCNA 13 Mar 2016 -- The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces kicked off the Ssangyong drills simulating a landing operation against the north and are openly advertising it as the climax of the OPLAN 5015 aimed at striking the supreme headquarters and major core facilities of the north through an 'operation for advancing into Pyongyang' and at 'bringing down the social system of the north' accompanied by a surprise landing on its territory.
  • N Korea rejects South's 'fabricated' cyber attack claims Press TV 13 Mar 2016 -- North Korea has rejected as "shameless fabrications" the South's accusations that Pyongyang carried out cyber attacks against officials in Seoul, saying such claims are politically-motivated.
  • Iran may face sanctions over missile tests: France Press TV 13 Mar 2016 -- France says Iran may be targeted with new sanctions over its recent ballistic missile tests, to which the Islamic Republic says it is entitled because they fall within the realm of conventional military capabilities.
  • Iran Rejects Russia-Saudi Oil Freeze Proposal RFE/RL 13 Mar 2016 -- Iran has said it has no plans to freeze its oil production, in a blow to a deal reached last month between Russia and Saudi Arabia to curb falling global oil prices.
  • Car bomb rocks Turkish capital, '27 killed, 75 injured' Press TV 13 Mar 2016 -- A bomb blast has occurred in the center of the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing at least 27 people and injuring 75 more, the governor's office said.
  • Blast Rocks Turkish Capital, Killing At Least 27 VOA 13 Mar 2016 -- A large explosion ripped through the main square in Turkey's capital, Ankara, on Sunday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 75.
  • Al-Qaida Affiliate Claims Attack that Killed 16 in Ivory Coast VOA 13 Mar 2016 -- Al-Qaida's North African affiliate has claimed an attack by six heavily-armed assailants on an Ivory Coast resort that killed 14 civilians and two soldiers on Sunday.
  • 22 killed as gunmen attack hotels in Ivory Coast beach resort Press TV 13 Mar 2016 -- Attacks on three hotels in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam have killed 22 people, including at least four Europeans.
  • China convicts 1,419 criminals of harming state security People's Daily 13 Mar 2016 -- Chinese courts convicted 1,419 criminals of harming state security, including taking part in terrorist attacks and secessionist activities, in 2015, Chief Justice Zhou Qiang said on Sunday.
  • Soyuz 2-1B Carrier Rocket Successfully Launched From Baikonur Sputnik 13 Mar 2016 -- The Soyuz 2-1B carrier rocket with the Resurs-P No.3 remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched from Baikonur on Sunday, which was the second attempt, a spokesman to the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.
  • Tanzania President Demands Audit in Central Bank Workforce VOA 13 Mar 2016 -- Tanzania President John Magufuli has ordered the head of the Bank of Tanzania to weed out "ghost" workers after demanding an audit of the 1,391 employee workforce and terminate those the bank deems redundant.

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