28 May 2016 Military News
- Inherent Resolve Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 28 May 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.
- Obama admits US troops died in combat in Iraq Press TV 28 May 2016 -- US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that three American troops who recently died in Iraq were killed in combat; despite claims that US forces deployed to Iraq and Syria are on a mission to support, train and equip local forces.
- US Punishes Troops Who Wore Kurdish Gear for Safety at Behest of Erdogan Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- On Friday, the spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve condemned the move as "unauthorized and inappropriate" and said that "corrective action has been taken."
- Erdogan Slams US Forces for Wearing Patches of Syrian Kurdish Fighters Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized on Saturday the fact that the patches of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) were noticed on the US servicemen, who support Syria's militias in their struggle against Daesh terrorist group.
- Turkey's Erdogan slams Washington over US soldiers' use of YPG emblem Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the United States over American troops wearing insignia of Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) during an operation in Syria.
- Erdogan Condemns US Forces For Wearing Syrian Kurdish Insignia VOA 28 May 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has escalated a row with Washington, over images of U.S. special forces wearing Syrian Kurdish militia patches. "The support the U.S. has given to the PYD and YPG. I condemn it," Erdogan bellowed to a crowd at an airport opening ceremony in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish south east.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Dirigible Down: Military Committees Shut Down Runaway Blimp Program Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- The expensive JLENS surveillance blimp program has been virtually shut down after four congressional committees severely curtailed the Army's blimp budget.
- US Wants NATO to 'Play Very Important Role' in Anti-Daesh Fight Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- In an interview with German magazine Spiegel, the special US envoy for anti-Daesh coalition, Brett H. McGurk, said that NATO should be actively involved in the fight against Daesh, training Iraqi soldiers and supplying reconnaissance aircraft equipped with AWACS system.
- Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe VOA 28 May 2016 -- Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin says he will respond to the defensive missile system the United States and its partners are building in Eastern Europe, because it threatens Russia's security.
- Not by T-14 Alone: New Machine Due to Join Russia's Armata Family Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- In addition to Russia's 21st century T-14 battle tank and heavy infantry fighting vehicle T-15, the so-called Terminator-3 is due to join the Armata family. Dave Majumdar of the National Interest discloses why NATO should "fear" the new mysterious fighting vehicle.
- More Than Meets the Eye: Russian Subs Still Going Strong Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- Even though the Russian Navy may be no match for America's naval might, some of its submarines are a long way ahead of their American analogues, Vzglyad business newspaper wrote.
- US suspends export of cluster bombs to Saudi: Officials Press TV 28 May 2016 -- The United States has reportedly suspended the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia amid growing concerns that the kingdom has used the weapons in its bombing campaign in Yemen, a report says.
- Report: White House Suspends Cluster Bomb Transfers to Saudi Arabia VOA 28 May 2016 -- A leading U.S.-based foreign policy journal says the White House has quietly suspended the transfer of cluster bombs to ally Saudi Arabia, in response to the Sunni kingdom's aerial war against Shi'ite rebels in Yemen.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesman on DPRK's Bolstering of Nuclear Force KCNA 28 May 2016 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday gave the following answer to question put by KCNA as regards the fact that Obama pulled up the DPRK over its bolstering of nuclear force:
- Money to Blame: Pakistan May Fail to Buy US F-16 Jets Amid Financing Row Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- Islamabad may not be able to seal a deal for the purchase of eight multirole US F-16 fighter jets from Washington as it has not submitted a letter affirming its commitment to pay the full price for the jets in time, according to a diplomatic source.
- Declaration by G7 draws strong rebuke People's Daily 28 May 2016 -- China expressed strong dissatisfaction on Friday over a declaration issued by the Group of Seven industrialized nations that criticizes China, though not mentioning it by name, for its sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.
- Saudi attacks on Yemen continue despite truce Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Saudi Arabia has launched fresh airstrikes on Yemen despite an ongoing round of UN-backed peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in the Arab country.
- The Hidden Dangers Of The Fight Against Islamic State RFE/RL 28 May 2016 -- The fight against extremists from the Islamic State (IS) militant group is heating up on two fronts.
- Infighting leaves 30 Daesh terrorists dead in northern Syria Press TV 28 May 2016 -- At least 30 members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have reportedly died and dozens more suffered injuries in the latest wave of infighting between anti-Damascus and foreign-sponsored militant groups operating inside conflict-ridden Syria.
- 1000s trapped in Daesh-held Raqqah, northern Aleppo amid fighting Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have been trapped in the Daesh-held northeastern city of Raqqah as well as the outskirts of Aleppo as both cities face offensives by government and Kurdish forces.
- Turkey sends arms disguised as aid to Syria terrorists: Syrian UN envoy Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Syria's ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has accused Turkey of delivering weapons to the terrorists in the Arab country in convoys made to look as if they are carrying humanitarian aid.
- Al-Nusra Front Shells of Syria's Aleppo: At Least Four Killed, 17 Injured Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- At least 4 people have been killed and 17 were wounded in a Saturday shelling of Syria's northern city of Aleppo by the al-Nusra Front militant group, a Kurdish source told Sputnik.
- Provocation? Turkish Military Advances 700 Meters Into Syria Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- The division of the Turkish army has made advances by 700 meters into Syria, in the city of Afrin located in northern Aleppo province according to al-Mayedin channel.
- How Will Islamic State Defend the Capital of Its 'Caliphate'? VOA 28 May 2016 -- Syrian Kurdish commanders are working to contain an Islamic State onslaught of suicide bombings and commando-style raids - two of the jihadist group's favorite tactics when it is about launch counter-offensives in Syria or Iraq, or when it is losing ground to its foes.
- Islamic State Presses Offensive in Syria's North VOA 28 May 2016 -- Islamic State militants pressed their offensive Saturday in northern Syria against a major opposition stronghold, clashing with anti-government forces inside the town of Marea near the Turkish border.
- Iraqi forces liberate two more villages near Fallujah Press TV 28 May 2016 -- The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer fighters, has liberated two more villages from Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the western province of Anbar, closing in on the militant-held city of Fallujah.
- Iraqi civilians flee Fallujah amid security operation against Daesh Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Hundreds of people have fled the Iraqi city of Fallujah as government forces continue with a major operation to liberate the city, one of the remaining strongholds of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Iraq.
- Iraqi Troops Evacuate Over 2,000 Residents Near Daesh-Held Fallujah Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- Iraqi soldiers evacuated over 2,000 residents from Daesh-held regions of Fallujah as the operation to reclaim the city from terrorists neared its first week, national television reported Saturday, citing military command.
- Signs Point to Long Fight to Retake Fallujah from IS VOA 28 May 2016 -- For almost a week, thousands of Iraqi forces have been advancing on the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, methodically moving to cut off as many as 1,000 IS fighters from help on the outside.
- Kyiv Says Fighting In East Intensifies RFE/RL 28 May 2016 -- The Ukrainian military says that fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists has intensified in eastern Ukraine.
- KPA General Staff Sends Notice to S. Korean Authorities KCNA 28 May 2016 -- As reported, the puppet military gangsters of south Korea sent many armed ships into the territorial waters of the DPRK from 5:53 on Friday to wait for a chance of provocation and then fired, without any prior warning, 40 mm rocket gun shells at an unarmed ferryboat of the Navy of the Korean People's Army, which was towing a boat.
- Pyongyang Threatens to Fire at S Korean Warships if They Cross Sea Border Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- North Korea has warned that it would open fire at any South Korean warships that trespass the maritime border following an incident involving North Korean patrol and fishing vessels, South Korean media report.
- IAEA verifies Iran's compliance with JCPOA ISNA 28 May 2016 -- The UN nuclear agency has verified Iran's compliance with the landmark nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries in July 2015.
- Iran inaugurates Tenth Majlis Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Iran inaugurates its Tenth Majlis (Parliament), with senior government and military officials in attendance and amid heavy media coverage.
- Iran's New Parliament Sworn In RFE/RL 28 May 2016 -- The new Iranian parliament that was formed from elections held in February and April has been sworn in at its opening session in Tehran.
- Nearly All Russian Engineers to Complete Bushehr NPP Unit 1 Work by Fall Sputnik 28 May 2016 -- Almost all Russian engineers consulting Iranian colleagues at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant will complete their work in the coming months, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran's (AEOI) spokesman said Saturday.
- Russia to launch regular manned moon missions as of 2025 Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Russia will commence regular manned missions to the moon between 2025 and 2040, says Russia's federal space agency.
- Ukraine wants ex-NATO head, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, as advisor Press TV 28 May 2016 -- Ukraine's president has asked the former NATO secretary general to act as his unofficial advisor.
- Former NATO Chief Named Poroshenko Adviser RFE/RL 28 May 2016 -- Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he will do his "utmost to promote security, economic reforms, and stronger EU ties" in his new capacity as an adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
- One Year Later, Nigerians Debate Whether Buhari Has Brought Change VOA 28 May 2016 -- Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari won office over former President Goodluck Jonathan last year, in part, on promises to end the Boko Haram insurgency, which has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced at least 2 million in its seven-year war against the Nigerian state.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|