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19 August 2017 Military News

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  • Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq AFPS 19 Aug 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 29 strikes consisting of 38 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Taliban militants kill 5 Afghan police in Helmand overnight raid Press TV 19 Aug 2017 -- At least five Afghan policemen have been killed after the Taliban militant group launched an attack against their checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand, local police say.
  • Trump Says Decisions Made on War in Afghanistan VOA News - August 19, 2017 10:35 AM - Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration has made decisions on how to deal with the 16-year war in Afghanistan.
  • US, South Korea Gear Up for War Games, Threatening Pyongyang19 August 2017 Telesur - The exercises will "further drive the situation on the Korean Peninsula into a catastrophe," North Korea says. The United States is set to launch its annual joint military exercises with South Korea Monday, a move that threatens North Korea, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, as it denounced the exercises as a "rehearsal for war."
  • Yemen's Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world' The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.

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