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Saudi King absolves troops of any future accountability for their conduct in Yemen war

A royal decree by Saudi King Salman has ‘pre-exonerated’ all troops fighting in Yemen from any accountability issues they may face over their conduct in the war, in which thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. A statement announcing the early pardon, released by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA, said the pardon extends to “all military men across ...

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Germans favor withdrawal of US troops, not paying more for US ‘protection’ – poll

Almost every second German favors the withdrawal of US forces based there, according to a poll taken prior to the NATO summit, at which Donald Trump accused Berlin of relying on Washington’s protection and not contributing enough. Some 42 percent of Germans are ready to see 35,000 US troops return home, a new YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of the ...

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2.5k troops & military hardware: Russia’s Airborne roll out for rapid assault drill (VIDEO)

More than 2,500 airborne troops and 200 pieces of hardware are kicking off a large-scale military drill in Central Russia. They will practice conducting rapid assaults and dropping armored vehicles from the sky. A video from Russia’s Defense Ministry published on Tuesday shows large Il-76 cargo planes practicing landing, while combat vehicles are moving out to start tactical drills, involving ...

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Israel vows ‘harsh response’ if Syrian troops enter demilitarized zone on Golan Heights

Israel will issue a “harsh response” if the Syrian Army enters the buffer zone near the Golan Heights, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. Tel Aviv bolstered its troops in the region amid Syrian advances against militants. “For our part we will sanctify the 1974 disengagement agreement, and there too we will insist that every last letter be abided by, and ...

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American troops unlikely to leave Germany, US NATO envoy says

Not much is likely to change for the 35,000 American soldiers stationed in Germany, as the US ambassador to NATO says there are no plans for their withdrawal, despite speculations that Trump may be considering a troop pullout. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Trump administration’s envoy to NATO, told reporters on Thursday that there is “nothing being said at all about ...

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Russian troops to get ‘smartwatch’ as part of new guarding system for military sites

Russian military facilities will soon be guarded by an advanced digital security system, which includes a special watch-like device for all guards. The watch serves as a communication tool and monitors a guard’s status. The Russian defense ministry will soon start delivering the Strelets-Chasovoy security systems to its high value objects in Crimea, according to Izvestia newspaper. The equipment was ...

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Israel boosts military presence with ‘armor & artillery’ troops in Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Israel has ramped up its military presence in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights region amid recent Syrian Army advances against militants in the Deraa province, citing the need to protect “Israeli sovereignty.” Taking a defensive stance, Israel claimed the additional forces – including “armor and artillery troops” – were deployed solely to “respond” to potential incidents. “The IDF will continue ...

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US psy-ops vision: Leaflets that cry ‘surrender now!’ as they rain down on enemy troops

The US may soon add talking leaflets to their psychological warfare arsenal. The devices would play pre-recorded 30-second messages to whoever picks them up and may even soon listen back to the response they get. A prototype of a weaponized version of a musical greeting card has been developed by the US Special Operations Forces Command, or US SOCOM, which ...

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UN call to withdraw ‘foreign troops’ from Moldova threatens Transnistria peace process – Moscow

A UN resolution calling for withdrawal of “foreign troops” from Moldova might reignite the Transnistrian conflict, Moscow warns. Moldovan President Igor Dodon called the resolution a PR stunt of the democrats ahead of an election. The resolution, calling for the “complete and unconditional withdrawal of foreign military forces” from Moldova was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Friday. The ...

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Turkish & US troops coordinate ‘independent’ patrols near Kurdish-held town in Syria

Turkish and US troops have begun separate patrols along the line dividing the Turkish-controlled areas from the Kurdish-held town of Manbij, northern Syria, after Ankara and Washington agreed a “roadmap” on the Kurds’ withdrawal. “As per the Manbij Roadmap and Safety Principles previously agreed upon, independent patrol activities by soldiers of Turkish Armed Forces and US Armed Forces have begun ...

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