A photographer takes pictures of South Korean army soldiers involved in a US/South Korea live-fire military exercise at a training field in Pocheon, south of the demilitarized zone
Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. The battalion consists of several hundred female fighters
Iraqi fighters of the government-controlled Popular Mobilisation units take part in a military operation to take control of Tikrit, 160km north of Baghdad, from jihadists from the Islamic state (IS) group, on Wednesday
An Indian army recruit in ceremonial uniform looks on during a passing out parade at a garrison in Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar. A total of 179 youths were formally inducted into the Indian army’s Jammu and Kashmiri Light Infantry Regiment (JKLIR)
South Korean army soldiers move during their military exercise near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea. North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of “merciless strikes” against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills
Ukrainian servicemen are seen near a billboard with social advertising in central Kiev. Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east
French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week
Shirtless members of the South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang on Thursday
Female Pakistani police commandos take part in an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the past six months
Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people were feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed early on Wednesday
Turkish soldiers gather around a bonfire in Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria on Monday. Islamic State group jihadists battling for control of the Syrian town of Kobani (Ain al-Arab) suffered some of their heaviest losses yet in 24 hours of clashes and US-led air strikes
An Indian Army soldier takes position during an encounter with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector, 43 kilometers (27 miles) south of Jammu, India on Thursday
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Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad on Wednesday
South Korean marines participate in the annual ‘Hoguk’ exercise, in Pohang, some 360km southeast of Seoul. The military exercise aims to prepare the country’s armed forces for a possible attack from North Korea
Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on Wednesday
People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. General Honore Traore, the head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces, took power on Friday after Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.
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Afghan army officers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul.
An Afghan National Army soldier who survived a road side bomb explosion walks past the site of the blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday. At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in the attack.
Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday
Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).