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28 May 2016 Military News

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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