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21 August 2018 Military News

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  • Yemeni forces shoot down two Saudi-led spy drones in Jizan Press TV 21 Aug 2018 -- Yemeni air defense units have shot down two Saudi-led reconnaissance drones in flight over a border area in the kingdom's southwestern province of Jizan.
  • Houthi leader hails defeat of Saudi, allies on Yemen's west coast Press TV 21 Aug 2018 -- The leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has highlighted the failure of the Saudi regime and its allies in their push to capture the strategic port city of Hudaydah, saying the enemies have faced defeat on the country's west coast.
  • Russia: No talks with US over Iran's exit from Syria IRNA 21 Aug 2018 -- Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that his country has had no talks with the US over Ira's withdrawal from Syria.
  • Syrian Refugees Concerned Over Russia's Repatriation Plan VOA 21 Aug 2018 -- Syrian refugees and aid groups, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, are concerned about a plan proposed by Russia to repatriate Syrians from Lebanon and Jordan to Syria, calling the move premature and risky, as the country is still not prepared and safe enough for the return of refugees.
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi strikes cold note on ousted Muslims Press TV 21 Aug 2018 -- Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi says Bangladesh is responsible for the start of the repatriation process of the Rohingya Muslims who have fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar and who are awaiting safety guarantees to return warning that the risk of "inter-communal violence" remains once the minority Muslims do return.
  • Israel approves construction of 650 new settler units near Ramallah Press TV 21 Aug 2018 -- Israeli officials have approved plans for the construction of hundreds of new housing units at a settlement in the central part of the occupied West Bank irrespective of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime's land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.
  • Secretary-General repeats call for support to Lake Chad countries after latest Boko Haram attack UN News 21 Aug 2018 -- The recent killing of villagers in Nigeria's Borno State has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.
  • Cameroon Chiefs Flee Separatist Violence in Southwest VOA 21 Aug 2018 -- Dozens of Cameroon's tribal rulers have fled their palaces in the English-speaking southwest region after armed men pulled the chief of the Balondo people out of church and killed him. Separatists have abducted and killed other chiefs in the region, allegedly for collaborating with the government.

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