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17 April 2016 Military News

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  • U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 17 Apr 2016 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US to step up operations against Daesh in Iraq, Syria: Report Press TV 17 Apr 2016 -- The United States is preparing to ramp up its military campaign against the Daesh terrorist group, by increasing the number of Special Operations forces in Syria and deploying Apache helicopter gunships to the battlefield in Iraq, officials say.
  • Number of Afghan refugees returning home at record low: UN Press TV 17 Apr 2016 -- The United Nations (UN) says the number of Afghans returning home from countries where they had sought refuge has hit a drastic low since 2001, amid continuing fighting and economic problems in the war-ravaged country.
  • Violence claimed 600 Afghan civilian lives in Q1: UN Press TV 17 Apr 2016 -- Latest figures released by the United Nations show that acts of terrorism and violence left 600 people dead in Afghanistan during the first quarter of the current year as the armed forces continue to battle Taliban militants.
  • UN: Afghan Civilian Deaths Down, But More Wounded RFE/RL 17 Apr 2016 -- The United Nations has reported 600 civilian deaths in Afghanistan in the first quarter of this year - down 13 percent from the first three months of 2015.
  • Afghan Forces Battle Insurgents Around Kunduz VOA 17 Apr 2016 -- Afghan officials and insurgent sources said intense fighting is raging near the northern city of Kunduz.
  • UN Reports Afghan Civilian Casualties Continue to Rise VOA 17 Apr 2016 -- The United Nations said the Afghan conflict has caused nearly 2,000 casualties in the first three months of this year, showing an increase of 2 percent compared to the same period last year.
  • US Forces Join Japan Quake Recovery Effort VOA 17 Apr 2016 -- Four U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft took off from Okinawa Sunday as American forces in Japan joined the earthquake recovery effort in the southern part of the country.
  • U.S. Forces in Japan Prepare to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts AFPS 17 Apr 2016 -- U.S. forces in Japan are is preparing to provide operational airlift in support of the Japanese government's relief efforts following yesterday's devastating earthquake near Kumamoto.
  • Marines of 31st MEU prepare to assist disaster relief in Japan USMC News 17 Apr 2016 -- Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, today to assist with recovery efforts in support of the Government of Japan's relief efforts after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes, causing significant damage and up to 40 deaths.

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