04 September 2016 Military News
- U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 04 Sep 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.
- Crisis Looms As Clock Winds Down On Afghan 'Unity Government' Deal RFE/RL 04 Sep 2016 -- Two years after a contentious, fraud-marred presidential election pushed Afghanistan to the brink of another bloody civil war, the country is once again staring into the abyss.
- Taliban Warns India Over Military Aid to Kabul VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- The Taliban is urging India to stop giving lethal military equipment to the Afghan government, condemning it as a "clear hostility" towards the war-torn nation.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Air Force to Acquire 250 Next Generation Air-Launched, Precision Glide Bombs Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Raytheon Missile Systems nears completion of its second production lot of the GBU-52/B Small Diameter Bomb II with the advanced weapons system awaiting its final flight test.
- Russia Interested in Resumption of Previous Military Programs With NATO Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Russia is interested in carrying out a non-politicized review of the previously active NATO-Russia joint military programs and their further resumption, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.
- Russia Proposes NATO to Hold Meeting on European Security in September Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Russia proposed NATO countries to continue their discussion on the political and military situation in Europe in September, the deputy defense minister said Sunday.
- Impenetrable Shield: Russia to Test New Generation Helicopter-Mounted Jammer Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Concern 'Radio-Electronic Technologies' (KRET) will soon be testing their latest helicopter-based radio electronic warfare system capable of protecting entire helicopter wings by "blinding" the enemy within a few hundred kilometers' range, Gazeta.ru reported.
- Hyundai Selected to Supply Philippine Navy With Two Battleships Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won a $337 million contract to build two modern warships for the Philippine Navy.
- China passes new law on national defense transport People's Daily 04 Sep 2016 -- China's legislature on Saturday approved a new law on national defense transport, regulating the planning, construction, management and use of transportation resources for national defense.
- Remarks by President Obama Before Bilateral Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 Summit The White House 04 Sep 2016
- Remarks by President Obama and President Erdogan of Turkey After Bilateral Meeting at G20 Summit The White House 04 Sep 2016
- Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom After Bilateral Meeting at the G20 Summit The White House 04 Sep 2016
- Riyadh warplanes attack Yemen 80 times, kill more civilians Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Several Yemeni civilians, including a child, have been killed as Saudi warplanes carried out more than 80 airstrikes on different areas across its southern neighbor.
- Saudi Armed Forces Repel Attack of Yemeni Houthi Militants Near Border Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- The Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia on Sunday repelled the attack of Yemeni Houthi militants near the border between the two states, media reported.
- Obama Tells Erdogan Important To Secure Border With Syria RFE/RL 04 Sep 2016 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has told Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that it's critical to "finish the job" of securing Turkey's border with Syria.
- Turkey Says Syrian Border Completely Cleared Of IS RFE/RL 04 Sep 2016 -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says his country's forces and Syrian rebels have expelled the extremist group Islamic State (IS) from the last areas of the Syrian-Turkish border under its control.
- Turkey says Islamic State Cleared from Syrian Border Region VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- Turkey says Turkish-backed rebels battling Islamic State extremists on the Syrian border have driven IS fighters from their last remaining strongholds along a 100-kilometer stretch of borderland.
- Turkish PM says Daesh purged from border with Syria Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Turkey says Daesh has been pushed out of their last positions on the Turkish-Syrian border.
- Obama: US, Russia deeply divided over Syria ISNA 04 Sep 2016 -- US President Barack Obama said the US and Russia remain deeply divided over the Syria crisis, adding it is difficult to "get to the next phase."
- US says it has failed to reach deal with Russia over Syria truce Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- The United States says it had not yet struck an agreement with Russia on ending the years-long conflict in Syria, blaming Moscow for reversing its position on issues it thought were settled.
- US, Russia Have Great Differences Over Peace Process in Syria Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- The United States and Russia continue to support different sides in war torn Syria and have differences over the peace process in this country, US President Barack Obama said Sunday.
- US-Russia Set to Complete a Major Military Alliance Agreement in Syria Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- The deal would call for full-coordination between US and Russian military and intelligence forces in Syria in exchange for Moscow forcing Assad to ground the Syrian Air Force.
- Obstacles Remain as US, Russia Work to Finalize Syria Cease-Fire Deal VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- The United States and Russia are working to finalize a cease-fire deal for Syria that would allow more humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged country, as world leaders meet in Hangzhou China for the Group of 20 Nations Leaders Summit.
- Russia, U.S. Say Close To Reaching Cease-Fire Deal On Syria RFE/RL 04 Sep 2016 -- Both Moscow and Washington say they are close to reaching a cease-fire deal on Syria but still require more time.
- Syrian forces advance on southern Aleppo, retake armament academy Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Syrian government forces are advancing further on Aleppo amid an offensive to gain control over parts of the northwestern city that are held by Takfiri terrorists.
- Syrian Army Retakes Control Over Military Academies in Southwest Aleppo Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Syrian forces and militias loyal to Damascus took military academies in the southwestern district of the Aleppo city under their full control on Sunday.
- Syrian Army Liberates Strategic Areas of Military Academies in Aleppo Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Syrian Army troops along with militias completely liberated from terrorists the territory of the Air Force school and logistics support college in the south of Aleppo, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene.
- Russian Air Campaign Helped Syria Maintain Statehood - Putin Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the support of the Russian aviation helped Syria maintain statehood, as well as dealt a blow to terrorists in the war-torn country.
- Turkish warplanes bomb PKK positions Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Turkish warplanes have conducted fresh airstrikes against the positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group in the east and south.
- Turkey will never allow artificial state in northern Syria: Yildirim Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey will never allow the formation of an "artificial state" of Kurdish militants near its border in northern Syria.
- South Sudan consents to deployment of UN Security Council-mandated regional protection force UN News 04 Sep 2016 -- South Sudan's government has accepted the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force recently mandated by the United Nations Security Council, in addition to the roughly 12,000 UN peacekeepers already serving in the African nation.
- S. Sudan Agrees to New UN-Backed Peacekeeping Force VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- Facing intense international pressure, war-ravaged South Sudan on Sunday agreed to the deployment of a 4,000-member regional protection force approved last month by the United Nations Security Council.
- Nigerian officers sell arms to Boko Haram: Report Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- A new report suggests that the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group is receiving some of its arms and ammunition from corrupt army officers in Nigeria.
- Some 100 protesters injured in Kashmir clashes Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Around 100 people have been injured when Indian troops fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to break up a massive protest in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- UN report urges Somalia to ensure freedom of expression as it is critical to political transition UN News 04 Sep 2016 -- A United Nations report on freedom of expression in Somalia released today describes progress in state-building in Somalia, but shows the very challenging environment that continues to confront journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders, including numerous killings, arrests, intimidation and closure of critical media outlets.
- The Sun Sets On The House Of Karimov RFE/RL 04 Sep 2016 -- During Uzbekistan's 25 years of independence its first family, the Karimovs, were powerful and greatly feared by the local population. Those days are coming to an end now that President Islam Karimov has died.
- US Assures Turkey of Effort to Find Perpetrators of Failed Coup VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- U.S. President Barack Obama assured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday that Washington is committed to bring the perpetrators of the failed July coup against his government to justice, but stopped short of saying the U.S. would extradite the Muslim cleric that Ankara blames.
- Obama says US to help Turkey bring coup plotters to justice Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- US President Barack Obama says his administration will help Turkey bring to justice those who attempted to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Putin: A lot must be done before ties with Turkey fully normalized ISNA 04 Sep 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said a lot of ground must be covered until relations between Moscow and Ankara are fully healed.
- Obama: China Needs to Adopt More Responsible Role on International Stage VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- U.S. President Barack Obama is telling China it needs to adopt a more responsible role on the world stage and adhere to international norms.
- UK G20 delegation warned against being seduced by Chinese female spies Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May's officials are being warned to avoid "honey traps" in Hangzhou, China, where global leaders are convening for the G20 summit.
- Polls open in Hong Kong's key legislative elections Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Voters have started going to the polls in Hong Kong to choose lawmakers for the independent legislative body of the special administrative region of China.
- Major Election in Hong Kong With Calls for Independence VOA 04 Sep 2016 -- Hong Kong voted in its first major elections Sunday since the mass pro-democracy protests in 2014, with calls for independence and anti-China sentiment running high among some groups of younger voters.
- Putin Blasts Western 'Democratization' Saying it Causes Terrorism, Failed States Sputnik 04 Sep 2016 -- The Russian President leveled his most fierce blow yet against interventionist foreign policies arguing that productive societal change must begin at the ground level from within rather than being imparted by outside liberators.
- Iraqis stage mass strike against corruption Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Thousands of people in Iraq, including government employees, have staged a two-day walkout along with a hunger strike in protest at the Baghdad government's inability to fight state corruption.
- Washington's stance on Taiwan unchanged: U.S. official CNA 04 Sep 2016 -- A U.S. official on Saturday reaffirmed the United States' stance toward Taiwan, after a Chinese state-owned news agency reported that U.S. President Barack Obama expressed the U.S.' "opposition" to "Taiwan independence" in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China Saturday.
- Bangladesh hangs tycoon for 'war crimes' Press TV 04 Sep 2016 -- Bangladesh has hanged a prominent businessman and top financier of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party in the country over a series of alleged war crimes dating back to 1971.
- UN Security Council urges Guinea-Bissau to find solution to political crisis, ensure functioning government UN News 04 Sep 2016 -- Expressing a serious concern over the ongoing political impasse in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council today urged leaders in the West African country to find a solution to the crisis, and ensure a functioning government.
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