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13 October 2018 Military News

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  • Taliban agrees to continue talks with US Press TV 13 Oct 2018 -- Afghan militant group Taliban have announced they will continue the so-called peace talks with the United States, insisting however that no tangible agreement has been reached in a first round of meeting in the Qatari capital of Doha.
  • Bomb blast kills over dozen Afghans at election rally Press TV 13 Oct 2018 -- A bomb attack at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan has claimed the lives of over a dozen people and left above 30 wounded.
  • US new point man on Afghanistan meets with Taliban in Qatar: Report Press TV 13 Oct 2018 -- US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has reportedly met with the Taliban representatives in Qatar in an effort to bring the militant group to the negotiating table.
  • Bomb Kills At Least 22 At Election Rally For Afghan Woman Candidate RFE/RL 13 Oct 2018 -- Afghan officials say at least 22 people have been killed -- including civilians and members of the Afghan security forces -- by a bomb that exploded at an election campaign rally for a woman who is running for parliament in the northeast of the country.
  • Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace VOA 13 Oct 2018 -- The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to promote a negotiated settlement to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.
  • Travis AFB poised to deliver after Hurricane Michael AFNS 13 Oct 2018 -- Within hours of Hurricane Michael's landfall on the Florida Panhandle, a Travis Air Force Base, California, C-17 Globemaster III, with a crew from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, took off to support civil authorities in humanitarian relief operations.

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  • Yemeni navy unveils new domestically-manufactured Mersad sea mine Press TV 13 Oct 2018 -- Yemeni naval forces have unveiled a domestically-designed and -manufactured sea mine that can target and destroy military vessels of Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, which have intruded into Yemen's territorial waters in the strategic Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
  • Saudi Arabia deliberately targeting Yemen's food supply: Report Press TV 13 Oct 2018 -- Saudi Arabia has deliberately impaired Yemen's food supply by systematically targeting the war-torn country's fishing installations, fishermen, agricultural sites and other food related infrastructure, according to a report.
  • Scores of Daesh killed in army's operations in Sweida Badyia IRNA 13 Oct 2018 -- Units of the Syrian Arab Army enhanced deployment points deep in the rocky cliffs adjacent to al-Safa hills in Sweida eastern Badyia (desert), inflicting heavy losses on Daesh (ISIS) ranks and equipment.
  • Lavrov: US practices east of Euphrates unacceptable IRNA 13 Oct 2018 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticized the illegal US presence in Syria, saying that Washington's practices east of the Euphrates River are unacceptable.
  • Erdogan vows to root out terror nests east of Euphrates IRNA 13 Oct 2018 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey's military could soon launch a new operation across the border into northern Syria, in zones held by a Syrian Kurdish group that Ankara lists as a terrorist organization.

    'God willing, very soon ... we will leave the terror nests east of the Euphrates in disarray,' Erdogan said at a military ceremony honoring Turkish commando soldiers, according to

  • Two Blasts in Somali Town Kill at Least 15 VOA 13 Oct 2018 -- Two blasts in the Somali town of Baidoa on Saturday killed at least 15 people and injured more than 30 others.
  • At least 16 killed in Somalia bombings Press TV 13 Oct 2018 -- At least 16 people have been killed in Somalia in bombings that targeted a restaurant and a coffee shop, police say.
  • UNICEF: Armed Militia in NE Nigeria Releases 833 Child Soldiers VOA 13 Oct 2018 -- The U.N. Children's Fund reports a local militia fighting Boko Haram Islamists in northeast Nigeria has released 833 child soldiers. UNICEF says it hopes the move will be followed by further releases.

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