29 May 2016 Military News
- Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 29 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.
- Turkey's Erdogan slams Washington over US soldiers' use of YPG emblem ISNA 29 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.
- Security Experts: Taliban Likely to Increase Attacks During Ramadan VOA 29 May 2016 -- The Taliban in Afghanistan is likely to increase attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to demonstrate that the recent death of the group's leader has not affected it in any way, Afghan security experts say.
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- Latvian Military Says Registered 4 Russian Aircraft Near Country's Borders Sputnik 29 May 2016 -- The Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) said on Sunday that they had registered four aircraft of Russia's Aerospace Forces in the airspace near the borders of the Baltic nation.
- Nuclear patrol to boost China's own security People's Daily 29 May 2016 -- Western media, including the Guardian, recently reported that China will send a submarine armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific for the first time.
- Battle for the Arctic: Canada Boosts Military Presence in the Far North Sputnik 29 May 2016 -- In a bid to consolidate its grip on the Arctic, Canada aims to expand its military presence in the region and make the stay for its troops as comfortable as possible.
- IRGC navy commander: US dares not to attack Iranian nation IRNA 29 May 2016 -- Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined that no foreign power, including the US, can threaten the Iranian nation.
- Iran to continue boosting defense capabilities: Minister ISNA 29 May 2016 -- Iran will continue enhancing its defense capabilities, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said.
- Iran to continue boosting defense capabilities: Minister IRNA 29 May 2016 -- Iran will continue enhancing its defense capabilities, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday.
- President Tsai inspects military bases in eastern Taiwan CNA 29 May 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) flew to Hualien County, eastern Taiwan Sunday for an inspection visit to two military bases there.
- During 1st defense inspection, Tsai vows 3 commitments to military CNA 29 May 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Sunday that during her tenure, she will deliver on her three commitments to the military: elevate the dignity of military personnel, make a career in the armed forces an attractive career option, and lead the military into a new era.
- British forces, tanks headed for Russian borders: Report Press TV 29 May 2016 -- The United Kingdom is ready to deploy at least 1,000 troops to the Baltic States bordering with Russia, backing them with tanks and artillery in order to boost the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s buildup in the region, a new report has revealed.
- Britain selling record amount of weaponry to repressive regimes Press TV 29 May 2016 -- The British government is selling record amounts of weaponry such as missiles, bombs and grenades to repressive regimes identified by its Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records, including war crimes.
- My Way or Highway: Beijing Issues Four 'Bottom Lines' on South China Sea Sputnik 29 May 2016 -- China's Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defense announced four bottom lines on issues related to the South China Sea.
- Commentary: Uncle Sam's more frequent military moves only escalate tensions in South China Sea Xinhua 29 May 2016 -- The United States' more frequent military moves in the Sea China Sea in violation of international law and in defiance of protests from a sovereign country concerned, only leads to escalation of tensions in the region.
- Houthis, Hadi loyalists clashes claim lives of 50 in southern Yemen Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Around 50 people have been killed as clashes erupt between Ansarullah troops and forces loyal to former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in south Yemen.
- Intra-Yemeni Talks Edge Closer to Unity Government - Delegate Sputnik 29 May 2016 -- Intra-Yemeni talks are edging closer to forming a national consensus government, military and security committees, as well as a presidential body overseeing the transitional period, Deputy Secretary General of the General People's Congress (GPC) and former Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Qirbi told Sputnik on Sunday.
- Militant infighting kills nearly 140, forces 1000s to flee northern Syria Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Fierce infighting between the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and rival militants for control of two towns in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo has killed nearly 140 people and forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
- Badr Forces Commander: Iraqi forces to liberate Fallujah IRNA 29 May 2016 -- Head of Iraqi Badr Organization underlined that the people of Fallujah and popular forces will liberate the Iraqi city in Anbar province themselves.
- Iraqi troops closing in on Fallujah in liberation operation Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Iraqi forces have encircled Fallujah as part of a massive military operation to liberate the central city from the grip of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
- Iraqi Forces Poised For Attack On Fallujah, Kurdish Troops Attack IS Near Mosul RFE/RL 29 May 2016 -- Iraq's military says its special forces have been deployed around Fallujah as part of an operation aimed at retaking the city from so-called Islamic State (IS) militants.
- Kurdish Troops Conduct Large-Scale Offensive Near Daesh-Occupied Mosul Sputnik 29 May 2016 -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces are carrying out a large-scale offensive against the positions of Daesh terrorist group near the city of Mosul in the northern Iraq, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) media center said in a statement Sunday.
- Concerns Over Civilian Suffering as Iraqi Forces Surround Fallujah VOA 29 May 2016 -- Iraqi security forces have surrounded Fallujah on four sides ahead of a full scale offense, but there are growing concerns over the plight of civilians trapped inside the Islamic State held city.
- Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes in troubled east Press TV 29 May 2016 -- At least five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in a fresh wave of clashes with pro-Russia forces in the troubled eastern parts of the country, Ukraine's military says.
- Deadly blast claims five lives in northeast Nigeria Press TV 29 May 2016 -- A deadly explosion has claimed the lives of five people in northeast Nigeria, where the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group has been operating for years.
- At least 12 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Niger Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Niger's military says it has killed at least 12 terrorists belonging to the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri group in a gun fight with the militants in a border area.
- Mali: UN Mission strongly condemns ambush that leaves five 'blue helmets' dead UN News 29 May 2016 -- Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali earlier today, with another 'blue helmet' seriously injured, according to preliminary information reported by the country's UN mission, which deplored the "heinous act of terrorism" as all the more shocking because it occurred on the day set aside for the global community to honour UN peacekeepers.
- Larijani elected Iran's new parliament speaker Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Lawmakers have voted Ali Larijani as the temporary speaker of Iran's new parliament following February elections.
- Tony Blair indicates he won't accept Iraq war inquiry verdict Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has indicated that he will not accept the verdict of the upcoming Iraq war inquiry report if it accuses him of committing London to invading the Arab country before he told parliament.
- Tony Blair won't be investigated in Iraq War inquiry Press TV 29 May 2016 -- Former UK prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking laws in the upcoming Iraq War inquiry report, in spite of assertions that the military intervention was illegal.
- India Presses Ahead With Space Ambitions VOA 29 May 2016 -- Indian scientists pronounced the testing of an indigenously developed reusable space rocket this week, "Mission accomplished successfully."
- Russian Glonass-M Satellite Reaches Target Orbit on Soyuz Carrier Rocket Sputnik 29 May 2016 -- The Glonass-M navigation satellite, launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center atop a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, was brought to its target orbit by the Fregat upper stage, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
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