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13 September 2017 Military News

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  • UN chief calls for action on Myanmar and DPR Korea; launches reform initiatives UN News 13 Sep 2017 -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life, while also urging the international community to help provide assistance for the nearly 380,000 people who have fled into Bangladesh.
  • Syria moving steadily towards victory: President Assad Press TV 13 Sep 2017 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says despite suffering from foreign-sponsored terrorism for the past seven years, his country is moving steadily towards victory, a day after the Russian military announced that government troops were in control of 85 percent of the whole Syrian territory.
  • Syrian forces recapture five towns from Daesh in Homs province Press TV 13 Sep 2017 -- Syrian government troops, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have taken back more areas from Daesh terrorists in the country's central province of Homs, a day after the Russian military announced that government troops were in control of 85 percent of the whole Syrian territory.
  • Iran signs deals to repair Syrian power grid Press TV 13 Sep 2017 -- Tehran has signed deals worth "several hundred million euros" with Damascus to repair Syria's power grid in the Aleppo city and the provinces of Latakia and Dayr al-Zawr.
  • Deir ez-Zor Victory 'Important', But Not Enough to Eliminate Terror - UN Chief Sputnik 13 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations chief has commented on the liberation of Deir ez-Zor by the Syrian army with Russia's aerial assistance.
  • Somalia facing complex immediate and long-term challenges, UN Security Council told UN News 13 Sep 2017 -- Highlighting complex immediate and long-term challenges in Somalia, the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM) called for practical support, as well as political encouragement to the Somali leadership, both at the Federal and the state levels.
  • Nigeria: Famine averted but millions still at risk, stresses top UN relief official UN News 13 Sep 2017 -- Noting important progress in delivering life-saving aid to millions in north-east Nigeria, the top United Nations humanitarian official underscored that international assistance to people suffering amid the crisis must not dwindle.
  • Peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram, end Lake Chad Basin crisis, Security Council told UN News 13 Sep 2017 -- While the efforts of the Governments in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed its tactics, increasing the use of suicide attacks, the top United Nations political official reported to the Security Council today.
  • UNSC Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Rohignya Crisis in Myanmar Sputnik 13 Sep 2017 -- After the UN Security Council held closed consultations on the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the president of the UNSC voices the states' concern over the situation in the country.
  • UN Chief Assails 'Ethnic Cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingyas VOA 13 Sep 2017 -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the displacement of hundreds of thousands of members of Myanmar's Rohingya community can only be described as ethnic cleansing.
  • Explainer: Who Are Myanmar's Rohingya? VOA 13 Sep 2017 -- Rohingya Muslims have long been seen as one of the world's most persecuted minority groups. Despite having a long history in Myanmar, the mostly Muslim group is not officially recognized by the government, which considers them illegal migrants from neighboring Bangladesh. They are also subject to intense societal and governmental discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
  • Security Council calls on Guinea-Bissau leaders to 'find common ground' for swift resolution of political crisis UN News 13 Sep 2017 -- Concerned by the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council today urged political actors to "put the interests of [the people] above all other consideration" and called on the country's leaders to engage in genuine dialogue, find common ground and implement the Conakry Agreement of 14 October 2016, including by appointing a consensus Prime Minister, as required by that accord.

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