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04 July 2017 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Strikes Continue in Effort to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq AFPS 04 Jul 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 25 strikes consisting of 85 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • US Pivots Back to Hard Line on China Over Disputed Sea VOA 04 Jul 2017 -- A second U.S. naval mission to the disputed South China Sea over the past six weeks indicates President Donald Trump is increasing pressure on Beijing after a wait-and-see period, a windfall for Chinese maritime rivals in Southeast Asia.
  • Fifth Round Of Syria Peace Talks Under Way In Astana RFE/RL 04 Jul 2017 -- Diplomats from Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the United States have begun a fifth round of Syria peace talks in Astana with the Syrian government and representatives of some Syrian opposition groups.
  • US Strengthens Presence in Northern Syria Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- A senior representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on condition of anonymity told Sputnik Turkey that the United States continues to actively strengthen its military presence in northern Syria.
  • Turkey Shells Kurdish Settlements Near Syria's Afrin Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- Syrian Kurdish settlements located near Afrin in the country's northwest came under artillery fire from Turkish troops, Rezan Hedo, a member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council, told Sputnik on Tuesday.
  • US-Backed Syrian Rebels Break Through Daesh's Defenses in Raqqa Old City Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the US-led international coalition have reached the old city in Raqqa, advancing into its most heavily fortified enclave and overcoming the defenses of Daesh terrorist group, the coalition press service said Tuesday.
  • Coalition: US-Backed Forces Breach Raqqa Old City Wall VOA 04 Jul 2017 -- U.S.-backed forces have breached the wall around the Old City section of Raqqa, Syria, as they advance a month-old offensive to oust the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.
  • Remaining Daesh terrorists 'fight to death' in Mosul's Old City: Iraqi army Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- Daesh Takfiri terrorists are engaged in a "fight to the death" in Mosul's Old City as advancing Iraqi forces have bottled up the group's remaining elements in a few patches of the Old City, a military commander says.
  • More Than 32 Tons of Chemicals Used to Make Explosives Found in Mosul Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- The head of the Iraqi federal police said that during the operation to liberate the western part of Mosul, 32.5 metric tons of ammonium nitrate was unearthed; the compound is commonly used as a component for making explosives.
  • Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- A bomb attack in the Sinai region of Egypt has left three policemen killed as militancy continues to plague Cairo's efforts for establishing security in the restive peninsula.
  • Indian troops kill 3 militants in Kashmir; 35 protesters wounded Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- India's forces have killed three militants in a fierce firefight in the New Delhi-controlled part of Kashmir, and injured dozens of civilians during a crackdown on the ensuing protest rally there in solidarity with the pro-independence fighters.
  • UN agency condemns attack on staff in Central African Republic town UN News 04 Jul 2017 -- Strongly condemning an attack against its staff and premises in a northern town of the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the importance of safety of aid workers for them to be able to help civilian populations in desperate need.

News Reports

  • Kremlin Says Putin To Meet Trump On July 7 RFE/RL 04 Jul 2017 -- The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on July 7 in Hamburg, Germany, on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit.
  • Trump To Urge European Allies To Dump Russia, Buy U.S. Gas RFE/RL 04 Jul 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump will encourage Eastern European leaders who are wary about their dependence on Russian energy to take advantage of newly available supplies of U.S. natural gas when he visits Poland on July 6, White House officials say.
  • US Defends Travel Ban Restrictions VOA 04 Jul 2017 -- The United States is defending its travel ban on six majority-Muslim countries, including restrictions that block grandparents and "extended" relatives of people already in the U.S. from joining them.
  • Qatar dismisses demands by Saudi Arabia, allies as 'unrealistic' Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has once again rejected a list of conditions set by Saudi Arabia and allies to restore diplomatic relations with the emirate, saying they are simply unrealistic and unattainable.
  • Qatar Says Arab States' Demands Unrealistic, Calls for Equal Dialogue Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- Qatar believes that the demands of the Arab states are unrealistic and cannot be fulfilled, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Thani said on Tuesday.
  • India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to offer GPS from its own navigation system for mobile users from next year, aiming to make it more accurate than foreign competitors' products. launch
  • Russia demands US return seized compounds Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will demand the return of two diplomatic compounds seized by the United States when he meets US President Donald Trump in Germany this week for the first time, the Kremlin said.
  • China, Iran, Russia Among Leaders of Anti-German Espionage, Berlin Claims Sputnik 04 Jul 2017 -- Beijing, Moscow and Tehran have become the "major players" in the espionage activities directed against Berlin, Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said in an annual report on Tuesday.
  • Iran, Total sign a $5 billion energy deal ISNA 04 Jul 2017 -- Iran signed a deal Monday with France's Total SA and China's state-run China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to develop the South Pars offshore field, one of the world's largest natural-gas fields.
  • Canadian court upholds $1.7 billion ruling against Iran Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- A Canadian court has accused Iran of supporting terrorism, upholding a previous ruling that requires the Islamic Republic to pay around $1.7 billion in damages to "American victims of terrorism."
  • Relocation of Taiwan's office in Nigeria hits obstacles: MOFA CNA 04 Jul 2017 -- The relocation of Taiwan's trade office out of Nigeria's capital of Abuja has begun, but the move has been hampered by the host government's decision to seal off the office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
  • Venezuela opposition to hold unofficial referendum on Maduro plan Press TV 04 Jul 2017 -- Venezuela's opposition says it would hold an unofficial referendum later this month on President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.

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