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16 May 2021 Military News

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  • Afghan Fighting Resumes as Eid Truce Ends VOA 16 May 2021 -- Fighting between government security forces and Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan resumed in the early hours of Sunday, ending a three-day cease-fire declared by the adversaries to mark Islamic Eid al-Fitr festival.
  • Fighting Resumes In Southern Afghanistan After Eid Cease-Fire RFE/RL Gandhara 16 May 2021 -- Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces resumed on May 16 in the restive southern province of Helmand, bringing an end to a three-day cease-fire that had been called during the Islamic religious festival of Eid al-Fitr.
  • Fighting between Taliban, Afghan forces resumes as 3-day ceasefire ends Press TV 16 May 2021 -- Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces has resumed after a three-day ceasefire, announced to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, came to an end.

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News Reports

  • Top EU Diplomat Criticizes Russia's List Of 'Unfriendly States' RFE/RL 16 May 2021 -- The European Union has criticized Russia's decision to categorize the United States and the Czech Republic as "unfriendly" states, saying the move is not justified.
  • Can The West Devise An Alternative To China's Belt And Road? RFE/RL 16 May 2021 -- Since it was announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has channeled hundreds of billions of dollars into foreign infrastructure, boosting trade, and clearing the way for China to forge political and economic links around the world.
  • China prepares to launch Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft People's Daily 16 May 2021 -- The combination of the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft and the Long March-7 Y3 carrier rocket has been transported to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province on Sunday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
  • 592 Iranians sign up for presidential election People's Daily 16 May 2021 -- A total of 592 people, mostly political unknowns, have registered for the 13th presidential election in Iran, Jamal Orf, head of the country's election campaign, said on Saturday.
  • Drafting process of JCPOA under way: Mikhail Ulyanov ISNA 16 May 2021 -- Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov stressed the work on the restoration of Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) continues and the drafting process is under way.
  • Myanmar Junta Targets Civilians in Siege of Chin Town Where Militia Fought Back Radio Free Asia 16 May 2021 -- Junta troops pounded a town in the mountains of western Myanmar's Chin state with heavy artillery and helicopter gunships on Sunday, killing at last five civilians in a campaign to subdue a local ethnic militia that had resisted the army with crude hunting guns, a local rights group and a media outlet said.
  • US, Britain Express Concern Over Continued Fighting in Myanmar VOA 16 May 2021 -- Members of a militia opposed to the coup by the Myanmar military on Sunday pulled back into the jungle of western Myanmar following days of fighting with the army, as the United States and Britain condemned military violence against civilians.
  • Six anti-coup armed fighters killed in Myanmar clashes Press TV 16 May 2021 -- At least six armed fighters have been killed after days of clashes with the military in northwestern Myanmar amid anti-coup protests that have sparked fears of a civil war in the Southeast Asian country.
  • Myanmar junta pounds town with airstrikes, artillery to crush anti-coup fighters Press TV 16 May 2021 -- Myanmar's military has launched a battle against anti-coup armed fighters in the country's northwest as part of attempts to quell widespread protests that erupted after the junta seized power in February.
  • Lukashenka To Meet Putin Soon As Belarus Plans To Raise Cash RFE/RL 16 May 2021 -- Alyaksandr Lukashenka will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin later this month as the Belarusian strongman faces growing isolation from the West over his crackdown on peaceful protesters.

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