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US Air Force jet crash lands in a Lincolnshire field
The pilot of a US military jet has escaped with minor injuries after crashing in a field in Lincolnshire.
Emergency services were called to Broadgate, in Weston Hills, at about 3.30pm today following reports of a plane crash.
The aircraft, which is believed to have come from RAF Lakenheath, came down in an “isolated field” according to police......
New coalition air strikes hit ISIL in Kobane
Reports that armed group has been pushed back to edges of city by Syrian-Kurdish fighters after intensive air strikes.
New US-led airstrikes have targeted fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Kobane, carrying out six attacks to help Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town, the US military said.
US and allied bombers, fighter jets and robotic drones hit the ISIL group over a 24 hour period with four strikes south of the town, destroying an armored personnel carrier, three vehicles and an artillery piece, Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday.
A fifth raid southwest of Kobane destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle and a sixth strike decimated an artillery cannon on the "southern edge" of the town, it said..
More on Kobane and updates here.
At least 29 dead in attacks, clashes in Yemen
uspected al-Qaida militants carried out simultaneous attacks Wednesday on a half-dozen Yemeni security and government offices in a province south of the capital Sanaa, setting off clashes that left at least 29 people dead, security officials said.
In a statement, the Interior Ministry said 14 troops and 15 assailants died in the attacks and ensuing clashes in central Baida province. Other security officials told The Associated Press that at least three civilians also were killed........
Lebanon faces Isis and Nusra incursions – and an influx of refugees
The shooting went on for hours, heard even in the centre of ancient Baalbek as Hezbollah and the Jabhat al-Nusra/Isis insurgents from Syria fought it out on the ridgeline above the Roman city.
That is all the people of Baalbek could say on Monday after Hezbollah announced – after rather a long time – that the jihadis had been sent packing back up towards Syrian Qalamoun. But it was another shock to the body politic of Lebanon..........
A shoulder-fired missile by an IS fighter shot down an Iraqi Bell 407 helicopter Oct. 8 near the refinery town of Beiji in northern Iraq, killing both pilots. IS shot down an Mi-35 helicopter in the same area Oct. 3, also killing the pilots. The incidents raised concerns about using helicopters, which the U.S. also employs......
US intensifies Afghan airstrikes as drawdown nears
As the United States and its allies began launching airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in August, another — less public — air war was also heating up: in Afghanistan.
According to the latest Pentagon statistics, US combat aircraft dropped more bombs on Taliban and other militant targets in August than it had in any single month in two years — and nearly triple the monthly average since January.
Officials said they were still compiling the bombing statistics for September but the recent uptick in air attacks in Afghanistan comes as the United States is preparing to pull out about half of its 24,000 troops by the end of the year and curtail most combat operations.
The stepped-up campaign was viewed by some analysts as an effort to beat back recent Taliban gains ahead of the US drawdown. Others saw it as a preview of what might lie ahead as the Afghan government struggles to maintain its own security and needs sustained US help from the air.
The air power statistics, provided by the US Central Command in response to a Globe request, show 436 “weapon releases” in August, compared with the monthly average of about 150 for the previous seven months. That marks the most in a single month since August 2012, the figures show.......
Pro-ISIS radicals with machetes, knives attack Kurds in Hamburg, Germany
US strike hits Iraqi residential building, 22 dead, 43 injured
The United States warplanes have killed at least 22 civilians and injured 43 others during an airstrike in Iraq, reports say.
According to reports, the attack occurred in the city of Hit, recently captured by the ISIL terrorists, in the Anbar province on Monday.
The planes erroneously targeted a building just 70 meters away from where the ISIL militants were holding a meeting.
There were five women and four children among the dead after the strike hit the apartment building where families lived.
Meanwhile, the number of civilian displacement is on the rise in the city due to “intensification of the bombing of airplanes” and mortar strikes, security sources in Anbar said.
ISIL militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer, after capturing large swaths of territory in neighboring Syria.........
Separatist area locals tell Ukrainian soldiers what's what.
Turkish police kills at least 19 in clashes with anti-ISIS protesters
Turkish police clashed with thousands of pro-Kurdish demonstrators across the country on Tuesday, as the protesters denounced Turkey's inaction in the fight against jihadists on the Syrian border, leaving at least 19 dead.
Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators who burnt cars and tires. Authorities imposed curfews in at least five provinces, the first time such measures have been used widely since the early 1990s, local media said.
Ten people died in clashes in Diyarbakir, the largest Kurdish city in Turkey's southeast, according to Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker. In live televised comments, he said an all-day curfew imposed in the city from Tuesday night would be reviewed on Wednesday........
The interview between the correspondents of the DPR Committee for Social Communications and a Ukrainian soldier, who defected to the Donetsk People’s Republic.
- My name is Nikita, I was born in 1993. I am from Makeevka, Donetsk region. I joined the Army a year and a half ago in order to obtain a military ID.
- Were you a contract soldier?
– No, I was a conscript called up to serve for the Homeland. I joined the Army—the Internal Forces.
- In which sub-unit did you serve?
– 3066th convoy unit near Kiev. The unit specialized exclusively in convoying. I was in the third company, specialized in routine convoying.
- In which battles did you participate? What did your unit do during the conflict?
– During the conflict we were transferred to the 3027th Special Forces unit. People call it “Bars”. We did not participate in any battles. Initially we were trained for the ATO. We were told about this later, though not officially. We had to ask many..........