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Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

...criminals realize that retribution is inevitable."Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russian bombers hit positions...French military spokesman Col. Gilles Jaron. Later, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said there were new raids in...
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Hospital raid video gives rare look at murky Israeli unit

...of risk," he said, adding that they are crucial in both thwarting attacks and gathering intelligence.Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon praised Thursday's raid. He said small undercover units can today do the work that once required...
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French hunt 2nd fugitive

...targets in Syria in a new wave of airstrikes, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Speaking on TF1 TV...I am going to help," said Le Drian, the French defense minister.Underscoring the tensions in the French capital...
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Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister minister. Harjit Sajjan, a former Canadian soldier, Afghanistan war veteran and police officer, is the new defense minister.Women make up half of the Cabinet. Asked why gender balance is important is, Trudeau said: "Because it's...
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Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis

...the region ... and it is happening fast," he said.Television footage showed Putin and Russia's foreign and defense ministers meeting with Assad, with the two leaders exchanging warm handshakes and smiles. Syrian government officials didn't...
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Netanyahu causes uproar linking Palestinians to the Holocaust

...He who can't act to change the future, all he has left is to rewrite the past."Even Netanyahu's loyal defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, distanced himself from the comments, saying that "history is actually very, very clear...
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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria

...major ground fighting since the Russian campaign began.In televised remarks to President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said 26 missile strikes were carried out from four warships in the Caspian. Shoigu insisted the operation...
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NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

...central provinces - gateways to the heartland of Assad's power in the capital and on the Mediterranean coast. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Tunisia that most of the Russian airstrikes "do not target the Islamic State."Turkey...
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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...belonging to extremists from the IS group, also known as ISIL or ISIS. It did not give specific locations.But French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers in Paris: "Curiously, they didn't hit Islamic State. I will let you draw...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...eliminate a threat to the force, said Col. Brian Tribus, spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.Acting Defense Minister Masoom Stanekzai said Taliban fighters had infiltrated the city during the recent Eid holiday, the biggest of the...
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