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16 June 2019 Military News

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  • U.S. Vows To Guarantee Passage Through Strait of Hormuz RFE/RL 16 Jun 2019 -- The United States and its ally Saudi Arabia have said they don't want to go to war with Iran, but insisted they were ready to take all necessary actions to deal with any Iranian threat.
  • US Guarantees Hormuz Shipping Passage VOA 16 Jun 2019 -- The United States says it will "guarantee freedom of navigation" for shipping through the Strait of Hormuz through diplomatic talks or military intervention, contending again that it was "unmistakable" that Iran launched last week's attacks on two tankers sailing through the narrow passage.

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Other Conflicts

  • Conflict and Climate Change Drive Global Hunger VOA 16 Jun 2019 -- A new report by SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, finds conflict and climate change are largely responsible for rising global hunger.  
  • U.S. Accuses Iran Of Helping Huthi Rebels Shoot Down Drone Over Yemen RFE/RL 16 Jun 2019 -- The U.S. military says Yemen's Shi'ite Huthi rebels shot down a U.S. government-operated drone earlier this month with "assistance" from Iran.
  • Syrian forces launch retaliatory strikes in Idlib, Hama Press TV 16 Jun 2019 -- Syrian government forces have conducted retaliatory strikes against the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in Hama and Idlib provinces.
  • UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia UN News 16 Jun 2019 -- The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which at least eight people were killed.
  • New Ukraine president visits areas likely to incense Russia Press TV 16 Jun 2019 -- Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky who has defined his top priority as ending the conflict in the country's volatile east, made his first official visit to the Donetsk region on Saturday and called for the return of all pro-Russia areas to Kiev's control.
  • Separatist Bomb Attack Kills 4 Policemen in Cameroon VOA 16 Jun 2019 -- Cameroon says separatist fighters have killed four policemen and wounded six in the English- speaking southwestern town of Eyumojock. The separatist fighters use of bombs is the first to be reported since the conflict that has killed nearly 2,000 people started three years ago.
  • Civil Protests in Khartoum Affect Crisis in Sudan's Darfur Region VOA 16 Jun 2019 -- The mass civil disobedience campaign in the Sudanese capital Khartoum is impeding aid from flowing to flood-stricken victims in the northern Darfur region, the U.N. reports.

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