26 Jun 2017

8-hour Eid al-Fitr ceasefire in Marawi ends with gunfire, mortar blasts

“An eight-hour ceasefire declared by the Philippine military Sunday (June 25) in the war-torn city of Marawi to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan has ended with automatic rifle and machine gun fire, along with mortar round explosions.” Source: 8-hour Eid al-Fitr ceasefire in Marawi ends with gunfire, mortar

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26 Jun 2017

Turkish military buildup in northern Syria threatens Raqqa operation

“Kurdish activists claim Turkey is building up its military forces in northern Syria for an assault on the Kurdish held district of Afrin, a development that could cause serious setbacks in the ongoing American-backed operation to liberate the defacto capital of ISIS, Raqqa.” Source: Turkish military buildup in northern Syria

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26 Jun 2017

Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

“Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria’s civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.” Source: Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria | Reuters

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26 Jun 2017

Pakistan deploys force of 15,000 to protect Chinese nationals

“Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said on Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns.” Source: Pakistan deploys force of 15,000 to protect Chinese nationals | South China Morning Post

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23 Jun 2017

In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging

“It was Friday, the Islamic day of assembly, but outside Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque on Liberation Avenue it was the growl of diesel engines that filled the air not a muezzin’s wistful cry.” Source: In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging | World news | The Guardian

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23 Jun 2017

U.S. Marines set to launch 3-D-printed drone to combat theaters

“Marines are set to launch a 3-D-printed drone into combat zones in the coming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The drone, nicknamed the ‘Nibbler,’ is the first drone of its kind to be used in a combat theater by conventional forces.” Source: U.S. Marines set to launch 3-D-printed drone to

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23 Jun 2017

Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS in Syria

“Russian warships fired six missiles on ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to state media.” Source: Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS in Syria – CNN.com

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23 Jun 2017

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

“Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the ‘liberation’ of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL – also known as ISIS) will be announced in a few days.” Source: Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days | Iraq News

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23 Jun 2017

Raqqa: The desperate fight for Islamic State group’s ‘capital’

“As a battle to eject so-called Islamic State from Mosul grinds on, across the border in Syria, an alliance of US-backed fighters is advancing on the IS stronghold of Raqqa. The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the city.” Source: Raqqa: The desperate fight for

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22 Jun 2017

Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar

“Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday.” Source: Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar: Report – Channel NewsAsia

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