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Published on Feb 10, 2017 Juan Francisco Patrón Sanchez, alias 'El H2'. jefe de plaza en Nayarit del cártel de los hermanos Beltrán Leyva fue abatido con 7 de sus escoltas durante un enfrentamiento con elementos de Marina-Armada de México, Defensa Nacional, Policía Federal y elementos navales. En el operativo se utilizaron 2 helicópteros de la marina los cuales abrieron fuego contra los delincuentes. Los hechos se sucintaron en un fraccionamiento la colonia Lindavista en Tepic, Nayarit.
IHS Jane's 360
The Spanish Army is understood to be sending a heavy armoured unit abroad for the first time as part of the NATO mission to bolster the defences of the Baltic republics.
The Leopard 2E main battle tanks (MBT) are scheduled to leave mid-May, supported by soldiers from the Extremadura XI Mechanized Infantry Brigade, according to military sources cited by the Spanish newspaper ABC .
The report states that six tanks and around 15 Pizarro armoured fighting vehicles will form part of a multinational battalion led by Canada in Latvia. The army declined to comment to Jane's about the report.
Latvia is one of the three Baltic republics along with Poland that are receiving additional defence support from NATO in response to a perceived threat from Russia following the latter's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
The Spanish deployment is now expected to involve some 350 troops, including a logistics unit and a team of engineers, which would make Spain the second biggest contributor after Canada to the Latvian-based Battalion. Other countries due to be involved in the battalion are Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Albania.
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Published on Mar 8, 2017
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has claimed that they killed a plethora of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in a village to the west of Syria's Manbij.
The SDF, who are made up primarily of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), killed 16 members of the predominately Turkmen batallions of the FSA in Al-Bughaz on Tuesday night.
The SDF captured the village only yesterday, pushing the FSA with the backing of the Turkish military to hastily launch an offensive to take it.
In the failed assault, an armored vehicle was also neutralized by the Kurdish-led forces.
Sporadic skirmishes have continued today.
Meanwhile, Turkey sent a new batch of T155 FIRTINA artillery tanks across its border to join the Manbij front line.
The YPG are the Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, a militant group that Ankara recognizes as a terrorist organization as it has led a decades long insurgency to get Kurdish autonomy in eastern Turkey.
He added that the aircraft, which had been hit by the projectile fired by “terrorist groups”, crashed in Suq al-Hut district of the coastal city, after it successfully conducted an aerial raid against the last bastion of “extremists” in Benghazi’s Mediterranean seafront district of al-Saberi.
he Yemeni military reportedly launched a long-range ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital tonight, targeting the King Salman Airbase near Riyadh City.
There has been no confirmation whether or not the missile hit its intended target; however, the Saudi military has now been put on high alert.
Tonight’s launching marks the second time in six months that the Yemeni military has targeted the Saudi capital with a long-range ballistic missile.