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NAACP LDF Expresses Voting Rights Act Concerns in Alabama Voter ID DMV Closure Case

Letter:   The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”)1, on behalf of Greater Birmingham Ministries and the Alabama State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, writes to raise our grave concerns regarding the … Continue reading ?

Russian Warplanes Destroy ISIL Base in Syria's Idlib

Russian Su-24M and Su-34 bombers operating from the Hmeymim airbase have destroyed a number of key ISIL facilities, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Russian Armed Forces Start Final Combat Readiness Drills - Defense Ministry

The final test of combat readiness in the Russian Armed Forces, involving about 300 military units across the country, will start on Monday, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Has Russia Already Almost Obliterated ISIS?

``On Saturday, the Russian Ministry of Defense said it has conducted 60 bombing runs in 72 hours, hitting more than 50 ISIS targets. According to the ministry (Facebook page is here), Islamic State fighters are in a state of "panic" and more than 600 have deserted. ''

Russian Aviation Hits ISIL Training Center, Munition Depot Near Al-Tabqa

Russian aviation launched a strike against an Islamic State training center near the city of al-Tabqa in Syria's Raqqa destroying the center's infrastructure, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Sunday.

Russian Aviation Hits ISIL Training Center, Munition Depot Near Al-Tabqa

Russian Air Force has conducted 20 flights overnight targeting 10 ISIL facilities near the Syrian city of al-Tabqa, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Sunday.

Russia Ready to Cooperate With Other Countries on Counterterrorism in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry is ready to cooperate on military operations against terrorists in Syria with all interested countries, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff said Saturday.

Russia Air Force Destroys ISIL Command Center, Underground Depot Near Raqqa

The Russian Air Force has destroyed an ISIL command center and underground depot with explosives near the Syrian city of Raqqa, Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Saturday.

Reports of Russian Airstrikes Hitting Non-ISIL Targets ‘Utter Nonsense’

According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, media reports claiming that Russian airstrikes on Islamic State extremist group positions in Syria hit the wrong targets are complete nonsense.

Russian Defense Ministry, Pentagon Discuss Use of Aviation Over Syria

The Russian and US military discussed the safe use of aviation in Syria as well as the capabilities of the Baghdad Information Center.

Russia Moves to Stabilize the Mideast Region not ‘Destroy it Like US’

Russia has conducted its first airstrike against ISIL militants in Syria. The Russian Ministry of Defense says the operation took place in the Arab republic’s third largest city of Homs, which is a central link between the interior cities and the Mediterranean coast.

Russia Carries Out Second Day Of Strikes In Syria

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, and some activists claimed that the targets included rebels backed by the United States. Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said in televised comments...Show More Summary

Russian Ministry of Defense Releases Video of Airstrikes on ISIL

The Russian Defense Ministry has released video footage of Russian warplanes pounding Islamic State positions in Syria.

China navy calls for United States to reduce risk of misunderstandings

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes the United States can scale back activities that run the risk of misunderstandings, and respect China's core interests, the Defense Ministry on Thursday cited a senior Chinese naval commander as sayin...

Video of Russian Airstrikes on IS in Syria Released

The Russian Defense Ministry has released video footage of Russian warplanes pounding Islamic State positions in Syria.

Afghan Army Chases Taliban Out of Kunduz After Days of Clashes

After several days of clashes between the Afghan military forces and the Taliban extremists, the army managed to regain the northern city of Kunduz on Thursday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Russian Jets Carry Out 20 Sorties Against ISIL Targets in Syria

Spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian planes did not target civilian facilities or their vicinity in Syria.

Russia confirms start of airstrikes in Syria

Russian military jets carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday for the first time, the defense ministry said. The airstrikes targeted IS positions, vehicles and warehouses that Russia believes belong to IS militants, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian...

Russian Anti-ISIL Airstrikes in Syria to Boost Iraq's Chances of Success

Iraq's Defense Ministry spokesman Nasir Nouri Mohammed said that Iraq has been unable to drive ISIL out of areas on the border with Syria, and "if Russia joins in airstrikes, this will also help us combat terrorists more effectively on the Iraqi territory."

Taliban Seized City of Kunduz, Afghan Gov’t Attempts to Retake It

Fox News reported: Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday that government forces had launched a counterattack to retake the strategic northern city of Kunduz from Taliban militants who had captured it on Monday. Meanwhile, the U.S. military said it had carried out an airstrike on the city “in order to eliminate a threat to the force,” […]

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