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29 October 2017 Military News

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  • Saudi FM Says Iran Major Obstacle to Peace Efforts in Yemen VOA 29 Oct 2017 -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Iran's hostile policy is the major obstacle to solving the crisis in Yemen, where Riyadh is leading a military alliance against Iran-aligned Houthi militant forces.
  • Food being used as 'weapon of war' in Yemen, says WFP Press TV 29 Oct 2017 -- The World Food Programme (WFP) says food is being used as a "weapon of war" in Yemen at a time when millions of people face an impending famine in the conflict-ravaged impoverished Arab country.
  • Syria says Raqqah still occupied, as US-backed forces replace Daesh terrorists Press TV 29 Oct 2017 -- Syria says it still considers the northern city of Raqqah "an occupied city," less than two weeks after US-backed Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) flushed out Daesh Takfiri terrorists from the city but they also kept government troops out of the liberating offensive.
  • Syria tightens noose around Daesh in Dayr al-Zawr Press TV 29 Oct 2017 -- Syrian Army forces have reportedly killed at least 50 Daesh terrorists in Dayr al-Zawr and confined the Takfiris to an area between the city and the Euphrates.
  • Syrian Kurds Refuse to Reveal Number of US Bases, Volume of Supplied US Arms Sputnik 29 Oct 2017 -- In the wake of the recently-announced liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa, many analysts have been wondering about the scale of US support to the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which headed the operation, and the number of military facilities the US has set up in northern Syria. Kurds, however, refused to reveal any details.
  • Iraq to deploy soldiers to key Kurdistan border crossing Press TV 29 Oct 2017 -- Members of the Iraqi Federal Police force are going to be deployed to a key border crossing in the country's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region after Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement in a bid to resolve a conflict about control of border crossings.
  • Iraqi govt. forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters begin fresh talks Press TV 29 Oct 2017 -- Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have launched a second round of negotiations in a bid to resolve a conflict about the control of border crossings in the country's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region two days after the two sides reached an agreement to stop fighting.
  • Somali police end long siege of hotel, say 23 dead Press TV 29 Oct 2017 -- Some 23 people have been confirmed dead in the latest high-profile attack targeting the Somali capital of Mogadishu as police declare the end of the long-night battle against militants who stormed a heavily-fortified hotel in the city and then launched a siege.
  • Somalian Government Sacks Chiefs of Police, Intelligence After Mogadishu Blasts Sputnik 29 Oct 2017 -- Dozens of people were killed after two explosions and a shootout in a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu. The Al-Shabab terrorist group has allegedly taken responsibility for attacks.
  • Somali Police, Intelligence Chiefs Fired After Deadly Hotel Siege VOA 29 Oct 2017 -- Minister of Information Abdirahman Omar Osman confirmed the dismissals of Commander of Somali Police General Abdihakim Dahir Saaid and Intelligence Chief Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbalolshe.

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