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27 August 2017 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Strikes Continue in Effort to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 27, 2017 U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 24 strikes consisting of 40 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Iraqi forces inches away from Tal Afar liberation Iran Press TV Sun Aug 27, 2017 Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units have dislodged the Daesh Takfiri militants from almost all neighborhoods of Tal Afar and its surrounding areas after an eight-day offensive to drive out the extremists from the northern city. Earlier, the Iraqi military said in a statement that Iraqi rapid response forces had ended their part in Tal Afar offensive, after recapture of three neighborhoods west of the city center.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Tillerson: Trump Speaks for Himself on Values August 27, 2017 VOA New - Former State Department counselor and political scientist Eliot Cohen. "I do believe that the Secretary of State just tossed the President of the United States under the bus." U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump, who has faced criticism over his response to a recent white nationalist rally in Virginia, "speaks for himself" on his values.

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Other Conflicts

  • Venezuela holds military drills after US threat Al Jazeera 26 August 2017 - Venezuela has kicked off two days of nationwide military drills seen as a deterrent against military intervention by the United States. Warplanes, tanks, and 200,000 troops of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) were deployed along with 700,000 reserves and civil militia members as the exercises formally launched on Saturday.
  • 96 Dead in Ongoing Clashes in Myanmars Rakhine State August 27, 2017 7:38 AM VOA News The death toll in ongoing clashes in Myanmars northwestern Rakhine State has climbed to at least 96, as thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been trying to cross into neighboring Bangladesh. The total includes at least 80 insurgents and 12 members of the security forces.

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