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04 July 2018 Military News

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  • Yemeni retaliatory attacks left 38 Saudi soldiers dead in June: Report Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- A recent report has revealed that Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees killed and injured dozens of Saudi soldiers in the kingdom's southwestern border regions in June as part of their retaliatory raids against the Riyadh regime's aerial bombardment campaign.
  • UN envoy holds 'fruitful' talks with Yemen's Houthi leader Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- The United Nations' envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, says he has held "fruitful" talks with the leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, amid efforts to end fighting in the Red Sea port of Hudaydah.
  • Russia says Iran pullout from Syria 'unrealistic' IRNA 04 Jul 2018 -- The Russian foreign minister on Wednesday rejected the calls for withdrawal of Iranian military advisors from Syria and said that Iran's pullout from Syria is unrealistic.
  • Russia starts fresh talks with militants to end fighting in southern Syria: Report Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Russia has reportedly started a new round of talks with militants in southern Syria in an effort to make them hand back the areas they control to the Damascus government without fighting as the national army pushes ahead with a liberation operation there.
  • Militants Surrender Heavy Weapons in Southern Syria's Bosra - Source Sputnik 04 Jul 2018 -- Members of illegal militant groups in the city of Busra al-Sham (Bosra) in the southern Syrian Daraa province have started surrendering heavy weapons and hardware to the government forces, a military source told Sputnik on Wednesday.
  • IS Announces Death of Leader al-Baghdadi's Son VOA 04 Jul 2018 -- The son of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly died carrying out a suicide bombing against Russian forces in the western Syrian city of Homs.
  • Army forces, allies launch operation to capture Daesh militants in central Iraq Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Iraqi government forces, backed by allied voluntary fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, have mounted a large-scale offensive in the central part of the war-ravaged Arab country to hunt down the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
  • Airstrikes kill 11 PKK terrorists in SE Turkey, northern Iraq Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Turkish military aircraft have killed nearly a dozen members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group when they separately carried out a string of airstrikes against terrorist hideouts in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region as well as southeastern Turkey.
  • UN: 11,432 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in 2018 Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- At least 11,432 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh so far in 2018, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says.
  • Zeid calls for ICC probe into Myanmar Rohingya crisis UN News 04 Jul 2018 -- Myanmar should "have some shame" after attempting to convince the world that it is willing to take back hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled an "ethnic cleansing campaign" last year, given that "not a single" one has returned officially, the United Nations human rights chief warned on Wednesday.
  • Thousands of Rohingya Continue to Flee Violence in Myanmar VOA 04 Jul 2018 -- U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein reports thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to flee violence and persecution in Myanmar. Speaking Wednesday before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, he presented a grim assessment of the situation of the Muslim minority in the country's Rakhine state.
  • US, Russia 'agree to disagree' on Crimea: White House Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- The US White House has declared that Washington continues to reject the reunification of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea with Russia in a 2014 referendum and will not lift sanctions on Moscow until the decision is reversed.
  • Humanitarian convoy attacked in South Sudan, driver killed: UNICEF Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- UNICEF says gunmen have attacked a convoy of humanitarian trucks belonging to a contractor of the United Nations Children's Fund in South Sudan, killing one person.
  • Over 800,000 have fled southern Ethiopia due to violence, report says Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- More than 800,000 people have been forced from their homes due to a new wave of inter-ethnic violence that has been in place in southern Ethiopia since June, according to a joint report by the United Nations and the Ethiopian government.
  • Mali facing 'alarming' rise in rights violations, warns UN expert UN News 04 Jul 2018 -- In Mali, a senior United Nations rights expert on Wednesday described an "alarming" deterioration of the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in northern and eastern areas of the country.

News Reports

  • US Senate Rubber Stamps Intel Report Finding Russia Meddled in 2016 Election Sputnik 04 Jul 2018 -- The US Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that it agrees with the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) from January 2017 that Russia interfered in the 2016 US election and that President Vladimir Putin personally approved the meddling campaign, despite admitting that it didn't have access to the sensitive data underpinning the report.
  • Britain Says Two People Found Unconscious Poisoned With Novichok RFE/RL 04 Jul 2018 -- Britain's counterterrorism chief has said that two people who are critically ill in a hospital in Wiltshire, southwestern England, were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent, the same toxin that was used in an attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal.
  • UK Counter-Terrorism Chief: 2 People in Amesbury Exposed to Novichok Sputnik 04 Jul 2018 -- According to the statement of UK counter-terrorism chief Neil Basu, two people found unwell at a house in Amesbury on Saturday were contaminated by the Novichok nerve agent, the same toxin that was allegedly used against ex-Russian Intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
  • Victims of UK's Wiltshire Alleged Poisoning Incident Remain Critical - Police Sputnik 04 Jul 2018 -- Two victims of an alleged poisoning incident in the Wiltshire area near the UK city of Salisbury remain in critical condition after suspected exposure to an unknown substance, Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills of Wiltshire police said on Wednesday.
  • Israel to try official accused of spying for Iran Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev, who is accused of spying for Iran, is slated to stand trial in Jerusalem al-Quds on Thursday.
  • CPJ Blasts Russia's 'Systematic Policy' Of Obstructing Free Flow Of News RFE/RL 04 Jul 2018 -- Russia's moves to label some individual journalists and bloggers as "foreign agents" are the latest step in the authorities' "systematic policy" toward obstructing the free flow of information, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says.
  • Iran awaiting EU proposed package to save JCPOA IRNA 04 Jul 2018 -- President Hassan Rouhani hailed JCPOA as the outcome of 12 years of marathon talks which if loses its credibility, diplomacy will also be discredited, saying that Iran is waiting for European states' package of proposal on how to maintain the landmark deal.
  • Iran vows commitment to nuke deal in face of U.S. sanction pressures People's Daily 04 Jul 2018 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the Islamic republic has been committed to its nuclear deal obligations over the past years and will remain to do so, official IRNA news agency reported.
  • Rouhani: US exit from Iran nuclear deal will benefit no one Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed as illegal the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, saying Washington's move benefits no one.
  • Plot to isolate Iran carries heavy cost for US: President Rouhani Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- President Hassan Rouhani says Washington's fresh attempts to isolate Iran will "carry a heavy cost" for the US, and that the Iranian nation will stand even more resilient in the face of such plots.
  • Iran's Rohani: No One Will Benefit From U.S. Nuclear-Deal Withdrawal RFE/RL 04 Jul 2018 -- During a visit to Vienna, Iranian President Hassan Rohani has reiterated that Tehran will remain in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as its interests are guaranteed by other signatories.
  • Iran Launches Secondary Forex Market to Help Ease Dollar Shortage Sputnik 04 Jul 2018 -- The Iranian Central Bank has established the secondary currency market to allow exporters of non-oil goods to sell their foreign currency earnings to importers of consumer products as part of Tehran's strategy to ease conditions amid the resumption of US sanctions.
  • Tehran summons French, Belgian, German diplomats over diplomat arrest Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the French and Belgian ambassadors as well as Germany's chargé d'affaires to protest the arrest of an Iranian diplomat.
  • Tehran Lodges Protest With France, Germany Over Detention of Iranian Diplomat Sputnik 04 Jul 2018 -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry has lodged a protest with France and Germany over the detention of its diplomat as part of the Belgian-led investigation into a foiled plot of a terrorist attack in the Paris outskirts of Villepinte, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Wednesday.
  • Banned Pakistan Party Plans to Contest Elections VOA 04 Jul 2018 -- As Pakistan prepares for general elections in a few weeks, the Milli Muslim League (MML), a banned militant group-turned-political party, says it will field hundreds of candidates across the country under the umbrella of Allah-O-Akbar Tehreek (AAT), an old Islamist political party.
  • Turkey: Decree grants president more power Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Turkey has issued a decree, giving more power to the president as the country moves towards adopting a full-fledged presidential system.
  • Turkey's Pro-Kurdish Party Seeks to Redraw Political Borders VOA 04 Jul 2018 -- Emboldened by its success in the June 24 elections, Turkey's main pro-Kurdish HDP Party is looking to broaden its support beyond its traditional ethnic base – a move that could redraw the country's entrenched political borders.
  • Malaysia's Razak charged with graft, pleads not guilty Press TV 04 Jul 2018 -- Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been officially charged with corruption in connection with money theft from a state fund.
  • Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Charged with Corruption, Pleads Not Guilty VOA 04 Jul 2018 -- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been formally charged in connection with a multi-billion dollar scandal involving sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
  • Serbia, Ukraine Set Aside Differences Over Russia, Vow Cooperation RFE/RL 04 Jul 2018 -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with his Serbian counterpart in a bid to repair ties with the Balkan country, a key Russian ally in Europe, as both states seek to join the European Union.
  • Moldova's Andrei Nastase: The Man Who Would Be Mayor -- Or More RFE/RL 04 Jul 2018 -- Andrei Nastase, the pro-Western winner of the Moldovan capital's since-invalidated mayoral elections, has evolved from student to prosecutor to businessman to antigraft campaigner and politician -- one able to rally Moldova's divided pro-European opposition behind him through a tireless campaign mainly targeting Moldova's richest and most controversial man.

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