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26 June 2016 Military News

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  • Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 26 Jun 2016 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Dozens killed in Daesh attacks in eastern Afghanistan Press TV 26 Jun 2016 -- Dozens have been killed in eastern Afghanistan as the Daesh Takfiri group launches fresh attacks on civilians and security forces.
  • US resumes airstrikes against Taliban in Afghanistan: Pentagon Press TV 26 Jun 2016 -- The US military has conducted its first airstrikes against Taliban militants in Afghanistan after President Barack Obama gave authorization earlier this month to expand American involvement against the militants.
  • Afghan Forces Kill 135 Militants Linked to IS VOA 26 Jun 2016 -- Officials in eastern Afghanistan say security forces have killed more than 135 Islamic State (IS) militants, including top commanders, and wounded many more in days of ground and air raids near the border with Pakistan.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Brexit Turns Britain Upside Down, Inside Out VOA 26 Jun 2016 -- Is Britain really going to break from the European Union?
  • New Spain Elections Fail to Resolve Political Standoff VOA 26 Jun 2016 -- Spain's repeat parliamentary elections failed on Sunday to spell out the country's immediate political future, with leading parties claiming about the same number of votes as they won late last year. The inconclusive outcome in December spawned six months of failed negotiations that led to Sunday's balloting.
  • Level Up: China's New Generation Rocket Starts Successfully Sputnik 26 Jun 2016 -- Long March 7, China's newest booster capable of lifting up to 13.5 metric tons, launched successfully on June 25th.
  • Russia, China Boost Energy Ties During Putin's Beijing Visit RFE/RL 26 Jun 2016 -- Russia and China have signed a number of energy agreements as President Vladimir Putin seeks to boost energy ties with Asia.
  • Commander: IRGC to target terrorists anywhere IRNA 26 Jun 2016 -- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour underlined that his forces will target the armed groups and terrorist groups at any spot.
  • Prosecutor: Key member of terrorist grouplet arrested in Khash IRNA 26 Jun 2016 -- Zahedan Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor Mohammad Marzieh said one key member of a terrorist grouplet was arrested during operations to destroy their circle.
  • Iran to target terrorists in any place: IRGC Press TV 26 Jun 2016 -- Iran is strongly determined to fight terrorism, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour says, adding that the Iranian forces will target terrorists "at any point."
  • Iran arrests key member of terrorist group in southeast Press TV 26 Jun 2016 -- Iranian security forces have arrested one of the main members of the Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group in the southeastern parts of the country, a senior Iranian judicial official says.
  • Jordan charges 21 over terrorism plots Press TV 26 Jun 2016 -- A court in Jordan has charged 21 people for their involvement in terrorist acts, three months after they were arrested in a massive operation north of the country.
  • President seeks U.S. support during Miami transit stop CNA 26 Jun 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sought U.S. Congress support for Taiwan's indigenous submarine program and talked about trade-related issues when meeting with U.S. Congress members during a transit stop in Miami Friday, according to Presidential Office Deputy Secretary-General Tseng Hou-jen (曾厚仁).
  • U.S. representative welcomes Tsai in Miami, voices support for Taiwan CNA 26 Jun 2016 -- The chairwoman emeritus of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, welcomed Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Saturday in Miami, Florida, expressing her support for Taiwan and hope for the two nations to become better friends and allies.
  • Panama Opens Canal Expansion VOA 26 Jun 2016 -- Panama officially opened an addition to its fabled sea canal Sunday for a new generation of super cargo ships, capping a nine-year, $5.4 billion expansion project that will double shipping capacity and impact global trade routes.

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