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02 May 2016 Military News

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  • Why Islamic State Is Down But Not Out VOA 02 May 2016 -- Islamic State may have lost territory in Syria and Iraq, but the terror group has increased the tempo of its ground operations in both countries in the past three months, pulling off the highest quarterly attack total since it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in June 2014, according to a new battlefield analysis.
  • Tense Calm in Baghdad After Anti-government Protests VOA 02 May 2016 -- There was a tense calm Monday in Baghdad. Protesters who stormed into the International Zone on Saturday largely toned down their demonstration and drifted out to celebrate a Shi'ite religious festival commemorating 8th century Imam Moussa al-Khadhim.
  • AEOI will secure payments from US for heavy water sale IRNA 02 May 2016 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday that precautionary meansures have been taken by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to secure the payments from the United States for sale of heavy water.
  • Iran must dictate might to US in Persian Gulf: Leader Press TV 02 May 2016 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran must show off its military power to the US in the Persian Gulf waters.
  • Experts justify repatriation of Taiwan telecom fraud suspects to mainland People's Daily 02 May 2016 -- The deportation of 32 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects from Malaysia to the Chinese mainland on Saturday complies with the international law and will help better fight crimes, experts have said.
  • Brutal Bangladesh Killings Raise Worries About Secular Traditions VOA 02 May 2016 -- A series of brutal killings of liberals, academics, bloggers, foreigners and religious minorities in Bangladesh has spread deep fear in the country and raised worrying questions about whether the secular traditions of a moderate Muslim country are under threat from extremist Islamic groups.
  • Central Asian Land And China RFE/RL 02 May 2016 -- One topic guaranteed to inflame passions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan is land and China. China has taken land from Central Asia and farmers from China are already working rented fields in Central Asia and that has not sat well with locals.
  • Political Infighting: Erdogan Party Strips Power From Davutoglu Sputnik 02 May 2016 -- In the latest sign of Turkey's slide toward dictatorship, the ruling AK Party has taken steps to remove power from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and to consolidate authority behind embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.



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