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23 July 2017 Military News

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  • Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq AFPS 23 Jul 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 17 strikes consisting of 29 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Police search for kidnapped villagers in southern Afghanistan Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- Afghan security forces have launched a major search operation for some 30 villagers still missing two days after a mass kidnapping blamed on the Taliban militants in the country's troubled south.
  • Taliban overrun two districts in Afghanistan: Reports Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- The Taliban militants have reportedly taken control of two districts in Afghanistan after heavy clashes that claimed the lives of at least eight police officers.
  • Taliban Seize Control Of Two Districts In Afghanistan RFE/RL 23 Jul 2017 -- Afghan officials said the Taliban have seized control of two districts in northern and central Afghanistan, though the Defense Ministry maintained that fighting was still ongoing.
  • Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Central Afghanistan VOA 23 Jul 2017 -- Heavy fighting is raging in central Afghanistan where officials say the Islamist Taliban has captured two key district headquarters and is assaulting government outposts in nearby areas.

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Other Conflicts

  • Yemen targets Saudi oil refinery with ballistic missile Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- Fighters of Yemen's Ansarullah movement have launched a retaliatory ballistic missile attack on a Saudi oil facility in the kingdom's western Yababu province.
  • CARE: Yemen situation 'absolute shame on humanity' Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- International humanitarian agency Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) has voiced alarm at the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, calling the situation a "shame on humanity".
  • 600,000 Yemeni people could contract cholera by end of 2017: ICRC Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that about 600,000 people in the war-torn Yemen could contract cholera by December this year, a figure which almost equates one in every 45 people in the 27.5-million-strong country.
  • Kingdom has supported Yemen with more than eight and a half billion dollars in 26 months SPA 23 Jul 2017 -- Advisor at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Center Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah said that the cholera epidemic has been endemic in Yemen for many years due to the depletion of health infrastructure and poor public health standards.
  • King Salman Relief Center provides assistance to Yemen worth $ 615 million SPA 23 Jul 2017 -- King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has provided for brothers in Yemen since it was launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud a number of projects amounted to 139 different projects for the Yemeni governorates in various fields including relief, humanitarian aid, shelter, agriculture and water programs in collaboration with 84 national and local partners, focusing on children and women projects and support for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia with an amount of US $ 615,839,175.
  • Explosion kills 11 in Syria's militant-held city of Idlib Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- Nearly a dozen people have been killed in a massive explosion that rocked the militant-held city of Idlib in northwestern Syria, purportedly targeting a gathering of members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.
  • Syrian army soldiers, allies gain more ground in battle against Daesh Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- Syrian government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have made fresh advances against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group across the war-ravaged Arab country.
  • Israel Opposes Iranian Presence in De-Escalation Zone in Southern Syria Sputnik 23 Jul 2017 -- The Israeli army rejects any Iranian presence on the Syrian border with Israel and will work on this issue according to the decisions made by the political leadership, according to a spokesman for Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
  • The End is Near: Syrian Army Intensifies Its Grip of Steel on Daesh Sputnik 23 Jul 2017 -- The Syrian Army has regained control over the settlement of al-Dakhilah and the As-Sabhavi gas field located about 18 miles south of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Daesh terrorist group, a Syrian military source told Sputnik.
  • Separate bomb attacks claim eight lives across Iraq Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- At least eight people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when two separate bomb attacks targeted security personnel and residential neighborhoods in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala as well as the embattled western province of Anbar.
  • U.S. Envoy Says 'Astonishing' Number Of Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine 'Hot War' RFE/RL 23 Jul 2017 -- The new U.S. special envoy for Ukraine peace negotiations said he was stunned by the number of cease-fire violations in the ex-Soviet nation's war-torn east after making his first visit to the region.
  • Hezbollah fighters retake 2 key Arsal areas, kill dozens of terrorists Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- Fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement have managed to reclaim control over two strategic areas in the highlands of Arsal on the Syrian border, killing dozens of Takfiri elements operating in the region.
  • Egypt kills 8 from Hams, nabs others in anti-militant operations Press TV 23 Jul 2017 -- Egypt's Interior Ministry has announced the death of eight more suspected militants in an operation south of the country while security forces arrest others in east and west of capital Cairo.
  • Amid rising violence in Jerusalem, UN and diplomatic partners urge maximum restraint on all sides UN News 23 Jul 2017 -- Expressing deep concern about the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, the United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the Middle East peace process have called on all to demonstrate maximum restraint and work towards de-escalating the situation.

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