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Daily Defense News Capsules for 10/26/2021

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The U.S. is nearing an agreement with Pakistan to use its airspace for operations in Afghanistan, reports CNN. In a classified briefing on Friday, the White House told lawmakers that a formal agreement is close, three sources said. The accord would allow the U.S. to ...
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The New Hampshire National Guard says it has been chosen as the new state partner for Cape Verde off the northwestern coast of Africa.  The state guard won a months-long competition under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP), which links ...
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Air Force fighter pilots and crewmembers are more likely than their fellow airmen to be diagnosed with certain forms of cancer, according to a new service study cited by Defense One. The Cancer Incidence and Mortality Among Fighter Aviators report, conducted by the Air ...
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The top U.S. negotiator working to revive the Iranian nuclear deal says talks are at a "critical phase," reports the Jerusalem Post. In a briefing with journalists on Monday, Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley suggested that time was running out to return to the 2015 agreement. "The ...
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The U.S. says it has killed a senior Al-Qaida leader in northwestern Syria, reports U.S. Central Command.  A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aerial vehicle conducted the airstrike that killed Abdul Hamid Al Matar, the command said. There were no immediate reports of ...
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France has successfully launched a military communications satellite into orbit, reports Space.com. On Saturday, an Ariane 5 rocket took off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a commercial communications satellite and the French military Syracuse ...
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Gunmen have attacked a jail in southwestern Nigeria freeing hundreds of inmates, reports the News Agency of Nigeria. On Friday night, unknown gunmen attacked the Abolongo Correctional Center in Oyo Town After fierce fighting with guards, the attackers gained access ...
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A German woman who joined the Islamic State terrorist group has received a jail sentence for her culpability in the murder of an enslaved Yazidi girl, reports Politico Europe (Brussels). On Monday, the Munich Higher Regional Court sentenced Jennifer Wenisch to 10 years ...
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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has unveiled an electrically powered basic trainer aircraft, reports Defense News. A concept model of the Black Kite was displayed at last week’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.  The basic trainer features ...
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The Saudi-led coalition says its airstrikes have killed more than 260 rebels in central Yemen, reports Asharq Al-Awsat (London). Three days of air operations against Houthi rebels in the central Marib region killed 264 fighters and destroyed 36 military vehicles, the ...
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At least seven people have been killed in demonstrations in Sudan after the military seized power, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). Anti-coup protesters returned to the streets of Khartoum on Tuesday despite a state of emergency declared by army Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Burhan ...
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President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has lifted state of emergency in Egypt, reports the Daily News Egypt. On Monday, Sisi announced the end of the emergency measures, which were first implemented in April 2017 following a pair of terrorist bombings on churches that killed ...
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The Philippines has signed updated guidelines for defense cooperation with Brunei, reports the official Philippine News Agency.  On Monday, Philippine army chief Lt. Gen. Andres Centino and Brunei ground forces commander, Brig. Gen. Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol ...
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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army recently completed a series of tests simulating attacks on port infrastructure, reports the state-run Global Times (Beijing). The test included an underwater demolition of a hostile high-piled wharf, the newspaper reported on Monday. The ...
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Two people have been killed in an explosion in the Mpigi district outside Kampala, the Ugandan capital, reports the Daily Monitor (Kampala). On Monday, a bomb detonated on a bus traveling on the Kampala-Masaka highway. One of the fatalities was a 23-year-old male that ...
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The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has unveiled new restrictions on reporting about Roscosmos, the national space agency, reports the Voice of America News. On Oct. 11, the FSB order entered effect. It restricts the publication of information about Roscomos that ...
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