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A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq […]

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Yemen: UN-sponsored talks continue amid ‘alarming’ reports of ceasefire violations

18 December 2015 – As United Nations-sponsored consultations on Yemen continued today, the UN envoy facilitating the talks expressed deep concern at numerous reports of violations of the three-day-old ceasefire and urged the parties to respect that agreement and allow access to the country’s most-affected districts. The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail […]

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U.N. endorses Syria peace plan in rare show of unity among big powers

18 December 2015 – In its first resolution to focus on the politics of ending Syria’s five-year-long war, the Security Council today gave the United Nations an enhanced role in shepherding the opposing sides to talks for a political transition, with a timetable for a ceasefire, a new constitution and elections, all under UN auspices. […]

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Release of Kunduz Protection of Civlians Report

KABUL, 12 December 2015 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today released Human Rights and Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Kunduz province. This special report documents civilian harm and  human rights concerns in Kunduz province from 28 September to […]

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MSF Kunduz attack: IHFFC awaits US, Afghanistan consent to proceed with independent investigation

The MSF hospital in Kunduz on fire after the bombings on the 3rd October 2015. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been informed that the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) has been activated. This is the first step needed to undertake an independent investigation into the attack on MSF’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on 3 October. […]

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Spot Report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM): Shelling at and around Donetsk airport

At 14:55hrs on 10 October at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) observation post at the “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled Donetsk railway station (8km north-west of Donetsk city centre), the SMM heard an explosion to the north, at least 3km away. At 16:10hrs, a Russian Federation representative to the JCCC and a “DPR” […]

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In the course of the last 24 hours, the Russian air group in the Syria performed 64 combat sorties engaging 55 ISIS objects

In the course of the last 24 hours, the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic continued airstrikes against ISIS infrastructures. Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM performed 64 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase engaging 55 ISIS objects. The increasing intensiveness of the combat sorties of the Russian aviation is connected with the raising number […]

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