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Current events of
December 19, 2015
Armed conflicts and attacks
American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present)
Iraqi Defense Minister
updates the death toll from Friday's friendly fire airstrike near
to 10, one officer and nine soldiers.
U.S. Defense Secretary
Ashton B. Carter
says it appears an
jet conducted the strike. Carter called
Iraqi Prime Minister
to express condolences.
The Washington Post
Iraqi Civil War (2014–present)
says it will continue to move some of its troops out of a military base at
The Washington Post
insurgents and two Turkish soldiers were killed in four days of fighting in
, near the
Somali Civil War
outside a shopping mall in the
kills at least three and injures at least eight. The
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Iran nuclear chief
Ali Akbar Salehi
says nine tons of
will be exported to
in the next few days, as the country moves to implement the nuclear deal and secure relief from international sanctions.
European migrant crisis
Germany's refugee crisis coordinator
says, in an interview with
, that he and
special minister Josef Ostermayer
are working on a proposal for a common European asylum law. He added other countries such as
would be approached soon.
Law and crime
Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber
announces criminal proceedings are underway against an unnamed
Islamic Central Council of Switzerland
(ICCS) board member for spreading jihadist propaganda. ICCS reports the individual is their head of multimedia, Naim Cherni, who released a videotape of his trip to
which included interviews with
Politics and elections
Rwandan constitutional referendum, 2015
vote overwhelmingly to lift
that will allow
to run for more terms in office. The National Electoral Commission reports more than 98 percent of voters approved the referendum. Final official results will be released Monday.
(AP via Huffington Post)
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