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02 September 2018 Military News

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  • Saudi-led Coalition's Announcement on Reviewing Rules of Engagement in Yemen US Dept. of State 02 Sep 2018 -- "The United States regards the Saudi-led Coalition's ?announcement that it will review their rules of engagement, hold those at fault accountable, and compensate victims following the Joint Incident Assessment Team's finding that last month's Sa'ada air strikes lacked justification as an important first step toward full transparency and accountability.? "
  • Yemeni forces fire missile at Saudi military forces in Jizan border region Press TV 02 Sep 2018 -- Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have launched a domestically-designed and –manufactured ballistic missile at a military base in Saudi Arabia's southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation for the Riyadh regime's devastating military aggression against their country.
  • Yemen ex-govt., Houthis will not have face-to-face peace talks in Geneva: officials Press TV 02 Sep 2018 -- Yemen's warring parties, including the Houthi Ansarullah movement and the so-called government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, will not meet "face-to-face" at the upcoming peace negotiations brokered by the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva, Hadi's officials say.
  • Saudis admit 'mistakes' in Yemen bus carnage, then defend it Press TV 02 Sep 2018 -- Saudi Arabia has finally admitted "mistakes" in a recent airstrike which killed children on a school bus in Yemen, but still insisted that the vehicle was carrying Houthi fighters.
  • Syria FM refutes US allegations about chemical weapons IRNA 02 Sep 2018 -- Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, affirmed the allegations made by the US and its allies on the use of chemical weapons have become exposed to the world public opinion and its aim is to justify any potential aggression on Syria.
  • Army destroys terrorists rocket launching pads in Hama IRNA 02 Sep 2018 -- Units of the Syrian Arab Army on Sunday conducted intensive strikes against gatherings for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and its affiliated groups in the northern countryside of Hama.
  • Military official dismisses attack on airport in Damascus IRNA 02 Sep 2018 -- The accident in Mezzeh airbase was an explosion that happened in the ammunition depot, a senior Iranian military official told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday.
  • Syria denies foreign attack on airbase west of Damascus People's Daily 02 Sep 2018 -- The Syrian army denied reports that an Israeli missile attack targeted a Syrian airbase west of Damascus early Sunday, saying a short circuit caused an explosion in an arms depot near the airbase, according to the state TV.
  • Syria Confirms Blasts at Ammunition Depot Near Damascus Caused by Short Circuit Sputnik 02 Sep 2018 -- Over the past several years, Syria has repeatedly accused Israel of attacks on the Mezzeh military airport. According to Tel Aviv, Israel strikes the Iran-supplied Hezbollah arms depot at the Mezzeh facility to prevent the Lebanese movement from obtaining advanced weapons for terrorist aims.
  • Tens Of Thousands Attend Funeral For Slain Ukraine Separatist Leader Zakharchenko RFE/RL 02 Sep 2018 -- Tens of thousands of people gathered on September 2 in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine to mourn a top rebel leader who was recently killed in a bomb attack.
  • 30 soldiers killed in militant ambush in Nigeria Press TV 02 Sep 2018 -- Suspected militants have ambushed a military base in northeastern Nigeria, and killed as many as 30 soldiers.
  • Serbia, Macedonia Leaders Hail 'One-Stop Shop' Border Project RFE/RL 02 Sep 2018 -- Serbia's president and Macedonia's prime minister have expressed satisfaction with the implementation of a joint border project aimed at facilitating the transit of people and goods between the two countries.
  • UN Palestinian Overseer Promises Continued Aid VOA 02 Sep 2018 -- The chief of the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees is promising continued aid for Palestinians, even as the United States says it is ending its financial contribution to the agency.
  • UN chief urges calm as violence erupts in Libyan capital UN News 02 Sep 2018 -- Condemning the escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and grant humanitarian relief to those in need.

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