07 August 2016 Military News
- Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 07 Aug 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.
- Turkish Border Patrol Finds US Agent After Two Days of Searches by Military Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- Turkish border patrol found US intelligence officer, who asked her command for rescue and headed to the Syrian-Turkish border two days ago, according to local media.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Central Command Leadership Join Dwight D. Eisenhower Underway NNS 07 Aug 2016 -- The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) hosted senior military officers from U.S. Central Command and component commands while operating in the Arabian Gulf, August 6.
- Japan protests China's radar installation in East China Sea Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- China's recent move to set up a radar installation near disputed territory in the East China Sea has met with the Japanese government's protest.
- India to Buy Three Admiral Grigorovich Guided Missile Battleships from Russia Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- Speculation persists that the deal resulted from the export ban imposed in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict that left Russia to find a replacement turbine engine for the battle frigate.
- India to Test BrahMos Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missiles from Su-30s Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- The joint Indo-Russian program will provide New Delhi with a high-flying nuclear deterrent ensuring the continued safety and security of the Indian people despite increased regional tension.
- Chinese military planes patrol over disputed islands Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Chinese aircraft have engaged in combat patrol maneuvers over two disputed South China Sea islands, says the country's air force.
- China's Coast Guard Conducts Patrols Near Disputed Islands in East China Sea Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- Two ships of China's Coast Guard conducted patrols in the territorial waters of the disputed Diaoyu Islands, according to the Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA).
- Saudi jets conduct 30 strikes on Yemen in one day Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Saudi warplanes conducted 30 fresh air raids Sunday striking several provinces across the war-wracked Yemen.
- Yemeni forces kill 52 Saudi mercenaries east of Sana'a Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Yemeni forces have reportedly clashed with Saudi-backed militants loyal to the former government in the northern province of Sana'a, killing over 50 of the mercenaries.
- Syrian forces engaged in clashes against militants holed up in Aleppo Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Heavy fighting has been ongoing in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo between government forces and Takfiri terrorists holed up in militant-held areas on Sunday.
- Russian Drone Enters Israeli Airspace by Mistake - Media Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- Israeli media claimed that Moscow had confirmed the drone which had entered Israeli airspace from Syria in July was Russian.
- Syrian Rebels Breach Government's Hold on Aleppo VOA 07 Aug 2016 -- Syrian rebels Sunday broke a three-week government hold on the embattled city of Aleppo, a major military setback for forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
- 14 Daesh Takfiris killed as army jets strike areas in western Iraq Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- More than a dozen Takfiri Daesh terrorists have been killed when Iraqi military aircraft carried out two separate airstrikes in the beleaguered province of Anbar.
- Libya forces to launch final assault on Daesh to retake Sirte Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are preparing to launch a final offensive against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists to fully recapture the coastal city of Sirte.
- Activists: Russian Military Hardware Sighted Along Northern Crimea Border RFE/RL 07 Aug 2016 -- Crimean Tatar activists have reported armed checkpoints being erected at scattered sites around the Russian-occupied peninsula, and unusually large concentrations of Russian hardware in northern regions.
- 'Like Being A Slave': Workers On Russia's Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit RFE/RL 07 Aug 2016 -- The Kerch Strait Bridge is Russia's top-priority infrastructure project. At a cost of at least $4.5 billion, the 19-kilometer car-and-rail bridge will tie Russia to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine after sending in troops and staging a referendum dismissed as illegitimate by 100 countries in a UN vote.
- Erdogan Predicts a Second Attempted Coup in Turkey is Imminent Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- The Turkish President may be trying to play up fears within the country in a bid to garner more support from the public in the midst of a violent purge that has seen over 15,000 arrested and the country's civil services ripped to shreds.
- China Carries Out First Nuclear Security Emergency Drills Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- China carried out first drills aimed at testing the country's preparedness for possible nuclear security emergency.
- Iran executes ex-nuclear whistleblower ISNA 07 Aug 2016 -- Iran said that it executed former nuclear whistleblower Shahram Amiri.
- Iran says nuclear scientist executed for espionage Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Iran has confirmed that it has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of leaking the country's top secret information to the United States, the Iranian Judiciary says.
- Iran Announces Execution Of Nuclear Scientist RFE/RL 07 Aug 2016 -- Iran announced on August 7 that it hanged a nuclear scientist for handing over secret information to the United States, concluding a week in which the country came under criticism for its recent execution of up to 20 people.
- Iran Confirms Execution of Nuclear Physicist For Espionage Sputnik 07 Aug 2016 -- Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Hgolam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said that Iranian nuclear physicist Shahram Amiri was sentenced to death in primary court and the sentence was confirmed by Supreme Court.
- Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist for Spying for the US VOA 07 Aug 2016 -- Iran has executed a nuclear scientist who was convicted of giving top secret information about Tehran's controversial nuclear program to the United States.
- Fordow site to become major center of modern nuclear industry: Senior negotiator IRNA 07 Aug 2016 -- Fordow facilities being currently under construction will be added to major center of the country's modern nuclear industry, director-general for political and international security affairs in the Foreign Ministry announced here.
- Iran's Fordo to be turned out into advanced N. physics research & development center ISNA 07 Aug 2016 -- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Policy and Security Hamid Baidi-Nejad said that Fordo site is going to be turned out into an advanced nuclear physics research and development center through international cooperation.
- US losses outweigh gains in JCPOA breaches: Iran FM Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US losses as a result of its lack of commitment to its obligations under last year's nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries outweigh any benefits Washington may reap.
- Iraqi defense minister subpoenaed over accusing lawmakers of graft Press TV 07 Aug 2016 -- Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi received a subpoena Sunday to appear in court on the ground of accusing a number of parliamentarians, including House Speaker Salim al-Juburi, of corruption.
- Global Paralympic Committee Bars All Russian Competitors From Rio RFE/RL 07 Aug 2016 -- The global governing body for Paralympians has suspended the entire Russian team from competing in the upcoming games in Brazil, due to doping concerns.
- Entire Russian Team Banned from Paralympic Games in Fallout from Doping Scandal VOA 07 Aug 2016 -- The entire Russian team has been banned from the Paralympic Games in September, punishment for the country's systematic doping program that extends beyond the partial ban imposed on Russian athletes who wanted to compete in the current summer Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.
- Thais Approve Military-Backed Constitution VOA 07 Aug 2016 -- Thais voted Sunday to approve a junta-backed constitution that the country's military leaders say opens the way to new elections but critics see as legitimizing the military's role in government for years to come
- S. Africa's Zuma Acknowledges Historic Election Losses VOA 07 Aug 2016 -- South African President Jacob Zuma, reeling from historic losses in local elections, said Saturday that voters "are sending out messages all around" and that his ruling African National Congress was "going to listen very, very carefully."
- Duterte bares more than 150 names of judges, military, police, lawmakers linked to illegal drugs People's Daily 07 Aug 2016 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday bared more than 150 names of judges, military, police and lawmakers who are allegedly linked to the alarming drug menace in the Philippines.
- Philippine Leader Links Politicians, Military to Drug Trade VOA 07 Aug 2016 -- The president of the Philippines has released a list of more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers and military personnel he says are linked to the illicit drug trade.
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