Hizbul Mujahideen Leader With AK-47 Appears At Colleague’s Funeral In Kashmir, Addresses Gathering For 20 Mins (By Indiatimes.com)

1. The militant leader, with the gun slung over his left shoulder, addressed the funeral gathering for nearly 20 minutes during which he said the recent statement about setting up of an al-Qaida unit in Kashmir was aimed at “maligning the freedom struggle of Kashmiri people which is an indigenous and homegrown movement”.

2. Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo, wanted commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant appeared with an AK-47 rifle at the funeral of his slain colleague in Kashmir, on Saturday, and said linking global terror network al-Qaida with Kashmir was to defame their movement.

3. “Linking our struggle with al-Qaida and the Islamic State is a ploy to defame it,” he said.

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Deserted Indian Army soldier joins Hizbul Mujahideen (By Pakistan Observer)

1. However, the chief commander of Hizb, Syed Salahuddin in a statement issued here said that the army soldier Zahoor has joined the ranks of Hizbul Mujahideen.

2. A Kashmiri soldier who had deserted the ranks of Indian army early this month has joined militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.

3. Sepoy Zahoor Ahmed Tokar of Sirnoo, Pulwama, who was posted in 173 Territorial Army Engineering regiment at Gantmulla Baramulla, had fled with an AK rifle and three magazines on July 06. .

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Tripler; past and present (By United States Army (press release))

1. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hawaii Historic Foundation) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Troop Command Soldier’s participate in the Flag Illumination Ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center on Feb. 5, 2014.

2. (Photo Credit: Chris Chang, TAMC Visual Information) VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tripler Army Medical Center is named after Brevet Brig.

3. Tripler was an Army surgeon who saw multiple conflicts throughout his career and authored the Manual of the Medical Officer of the Army of the United States, which became the bible for medical officers by standardizing physical requirements for Army recruits.

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U.S., Allies Fly Bombers, Fighter Jets in Display of Force Against North Korea Following ICBM Test (By NBCNews.com)

1. A U. S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, left, and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over U. S. Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on Sunday.

2. The U. S. B-1 bombers first flew over Japanese airspace, where they were joined by two Japanese F-2 fighter jets, before flying over the Korean Peninsula with four South Korean F-15 fighter jets, U. S. Pacific Air Forces said in a statement.

3. Sunday’s joint mission followed the United States’ test Saturday of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in Alaska, which successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a ballistic missile launched over the Pacific Ocean by the U. S. Air Force.

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Missoula man in charge of U.S. NORAD forces in Canada (By The Missoulian)

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Indian Navy Gets Cracking on Jet Trials for $15 Billion Fighter Deal (By Sputnik International)

1. New Delhi (Sputnik)In the first phase of trials, the French Rafale of Dassault Aviation and American F-18 from Boeing had taken part in trials on the western coast of Karwar on the Russian-made aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, formerly Admiral Gorshkov.

2. SAAB and Rosoboronexport will also show their capabilities during the trial to the Indian Navy which has detailed its requirement for the naval fighter in a 55-page RFI, sources said.

3. The IAC 1 which is under construction is expected to go for trial in 2019.

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This Is How The Air Force Evacuated 15-YO Boy With Multiple Fractures In Flood-Hit Gujarat (By Indiatimes.com)

1. On July 28, Captain of IAF MI-17V5 Helicopter Wing Commander Vikram Thiagaraman, was tasked to evacuate a teenage boy with multiple fractures in the lower body from a spot close to Bismillahgarh Village in Patan District.

2. The Indian Air Force rescued a teenage boy who had multiple fractures in the lower body, from the flood hit Bismillahgarh Village in Patan District.

3. The three other crew members on board, got down to the job and after great effort successfully carried out the rare in flight modification and ascertained it’s safety and serviceability while the Aircrew flew the aircraft to the spot located close to Bismillahgarh.

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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said to be flush with cash and positioned to launch new attacks (By CNBC)

1. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terror cell behind Paris’ Charlie Hebdo massacre in 2015 and a descendant of the group behind the 2000 bombing of the U. S. S. Cole, earns tens of millions of dollars per year and remains “well funded,” according to a study by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D. C. -based think tank.

2. The Yemen-based arm of al-Qaeda — flush with millions in ill-gotten gains — is gaining strength from the fractured nation’s civil conflict and is sufficiently funded to carry out new terror attacks, according to a new report.

3. The country sits atop billions of barrels in proven oil reserves, a lucrative source of cash that has become a fulcrum in the tug-of-war between warring Sunni and Shia factions.

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Al-Qaeda says it’s expanding into Indian territory. Is it a threat? (By Washington Post)

1. Earlier this week, an al-Qaeda-affiliated media group said in a statement that Kashmiri militant Zakir Musa would head a “new movement” of al-Qaeda in Kashmir with the goal of expelling Indian forces from the region, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist organizations.

2. The al-Qaeda announcement is a “big win” for the group as it struggles to find ways to prove it is relevant in South Asia, according to Michael Kugelman, a South Asia expert at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

3. Musa, once a field commander for the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, had been flirting with al-Qaeda for weeks after an ideological split with separatists, who say they are battling for freedom from India, not for a global caliphate.

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