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28 October 2018 Military News

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  • Is Joint German-French Combat Jet Project on Verge of Collapse? Sputnik 28 Oct 2018 -- The joint Future Combat Air System project was intended to replace European countries' ageing warplanes with new EU-made jets. However, Belgium recently decided to switch to the US-made F-35 instead of buying European fighters.

Other Conflicts

  • Yemenis kill dozens of Saudi forces in western country IRNA 28 Oct 2018 -- Scores of Saudi troops have been killed during an attack by the Yemeni army and Popular Committees in al-Hudaydah Province in western Yemen.
  • Yemeni forces shell Saudi troops positions in Jizan IRNA 28 Oct 2018 -- Yemeni forces pounded positions of Saudi military men in Jizan, southern Saudi Arabia with artillery shells Saturday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency quoting Almasirah news network.
  • Yemenis fire ballistic missiles at base run by Riyadh's mercenaries Press TV 28 Oct 2018 -- Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a number of domestically designed short-range ballistic missiles at a position of Saudi-backed foreign forces and militiamen loyal to former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Sana'a province.
  • Fresh US-led airstrike leaves five civilians dead in eastern Syria Press TV 28 Oct 2018 -- At least five civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out an airstrike against Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
  • Monitor Says Dozens Of U.S.-Backed Fighters Killed in IS Offensive RFE/RL 28 Oct 2018 -- A Syrian rights monitor group says at least 68 members of a U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led force have been killed in a major assault by Islamic State (IS) militants in the east of the country.
  • Istanbul Summit Ends With Call For UN-Backed Process To End Syrian War RFE/RL 28 Oct 2018 -- The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany have reiterated calls for a UN-backed political process to end the war in Syria that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.
  • Turkish Forces Reportedly Strike Syrian Kurdish YPG Militia Positions Sputnik 28 Oct 2018 -- Addressing the issue earlier in October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to clear the area east of the Euphrates River in Syria from Kurdish militia, which is regarded by Ankara as an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey.
  • OIC Contact Group on Somalia Affirms Support for Lasting Peace SPA 28 Oct 2018 -- The Somali capital Mogadishu hosted today a Ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Somalia. The meeting was inaugurated by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre, with participation of 16 representatives of OIC Member States to explore ways and means of enhancing the national reconciliation and achieving the political stability, lasting peace and economic development in Somalia.
  • Moscow Denies Reports of CAR Rebel Ultimatum to Withdraw Russian Mil. Advisers Sputnik 28 Oct 2018 -- The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said Sunday that reports suggesting that Muslim armed group Seleka, which is fighting against the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) had allegedly demanded the withdrawal of the Russian military advisers from the areas it controls, were not true.
  • New CAR Court Seen as Milestone in Fight Against Impunity VOA 28 Oct 2018 -- The U.N. Human Rights Office welcomes the establishment of the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic, calling it a milestone in the fight against impunity.

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