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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Allegations of extrajudicial killings by Iraqi government forces surfaced recently, nearly a month after the offensive to recapture this northern city began.English
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Iraq
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Afghanistan's new anti-corruption court heard its first cases on Saturday, a small step forward in President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to combat graft at the highest levels of government.English
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Afghanistan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
That practice has fueled resentment among the local Arab population and risks breathing new life into the insurgency just as a U.S.-backed government offensive pushes into Mosul, the Sunni extremist group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.English
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Iraq
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Pakistan's military says Indian troops fired on its soldiers in Kashmir on Monday, killing seven of them and prompting return fire, as officials warned that the tense standoff between the nuclear-armed rivals could escalate.English
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Pakistan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Saudi-led coalition is hitting civilian targets, like factories, bridges and power stations, that critics say have no clear link to the rebels. In the rubble, the remains of American munitions have been found.English
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Yemen
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Monday, November 14, 2016
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces. English
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Nigeria
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Colombia's internal drug market has grown over the past few decades and is now worth an estimated $2 billion, a trend driven by changing economic and criminal dynamics in the country. English
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Colombia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The Security Assistance Monitor has just published a new guide on the basics of U.S. Military and Police Aid. The guide gives an overview of the different programs, the most prominent program purposes, different types of military and police aid, top recipients, and key program initiation dates. English
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Global
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, a clinic which provides hundreds of torture victims with vital services including counseling and legal assistance, learned today that its financial assets were frozen according to an order by the Central Bank of Egypt.English
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Egypt
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The Defense Department has implored Baghdad to begin investigations into claims by human rights group Amnesty International of extrajudicial killings by members of the Iraqi Federal Police outside of Mosul.English
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Iraq
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Authorities say that police in Bosnia and Croatia are detaining suspects and raiding 60 locations in search of evidence of organized crime, abuse of office, violation of the law by a judge and money-laundering.English
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Kenya's Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo on Friday launched joint field training for over 2,000 military officers from East African Community (EAC) member states in Kwale County at the coast.English
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East Africa Regional
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The exercise is designed to train a Georgian-Led multinational brigade headquarters staff to plan, coordinate and execute a crisis response operation based on a realistic scenario.English
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Georgia
Friday, November 11, 2016
The European Union will pay the salaries of the Somali Police Force, an official said.The new EU Ambassador to Somalia, Ms Veronique Lorenzo, stated Thursday that the 6,800 police officers will receive the payment next week and that the intervention would support the police’s agenda to reform the security sector.English
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Somalia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Faced with "critical shortages" of ammunition and other equipment, India has triggered its Fast Track Purchase (FTP) process to tap the overseas market, bypassing prescribed routine acquisition procedures, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) official.English
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India
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Friday, November 11, 2016
An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States, according to results of a Pentagon investigation that have not yet been made public.English
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Somalia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
In Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic, the militant received extensive taxpayer-funded military training from the United States to help counter drug-running and extremism along the border with Afghanistan.English
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Tajikistan
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The White House told Congress Thursday that it needs an additional $11.6 billion to pay for the campaign against Islamic State militants and the war in Afghanistan. The request raises the price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion in 2017.English
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Global
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Friday, November 11, 2016
A former U.S. state department top expert on Nigeria has asked the American government not to sell 12 warplanes worth $500 million to the Muhammadu Buhari administration due to allegations of human rights violations and corruption.English
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Nigeria
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Human Right Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on Colombia’s Defense Ministry to prevent the promotion to general of at least five top military officials accused of executing civilians, but to no avail.In spite the protest, a Colombian senate commission approved the officials’ promotion, which will now be sent to the full senate for approval.English
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