Military

A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep on August 24, 2016. Turkey's army backed by international coalition air strikes launched an operation involving fighter jets and elite ground troops to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep. Turkey’s army backed by international coalition air strikes launched an operation involving fighter jets and elite ground troops to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town 

A young Palestinian takes part in a military-style exercise at a summer camp organised by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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A young Palestinian boy takes part in a military-style exercise at a summer camp organised by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster on a street in Shanghai on July 12, 2016.  Beijing braced on July 12 for an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant's reaction on the ground or in the water. Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbours.

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Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster on a street in Shanghai 

epa05408287 Israeli army paratroopers take part in a training jump in full battle gear over the Palmachim military base near Tel Aviv, Israel, 05 July 2016. Although the Paratroopers Brigade has had only one operational combat parachute drop ever, during the 1956 Sinai War, volunteers accepted into the elite unit undergo operational training jumps with all the equipment needed for battle.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

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Israeli army paratroopers take part in a training jump in full battle gear over the Palmachim military base near Tel Aviv, Israel

A Chelsea Pensioner stands amongst the war graves during a military-led vigil to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval memorial to the Missing, as part of the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Thiepval, France, where 70,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers with no known grave are commemorated. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 30, 2016. See PA story HERITAGE Somme. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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A Chelsea Pensioner stands amongst the war graves during a military-led vigil to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval memorial to the Missing, as part of the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Thiepval, France, where 70,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers with no known grave are commemorated

Taiwanese honour guards stand during a ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Whampoa Military Academy, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Taiwanese honour guards stand during a ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Whampoa Military Academy, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan 

An Internally displaced woman arrives to a camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 14, 2016. The U.N. estimates about 50,000 civilians are trapped inside the city and that 42,000 people have fled Fallujah since a military operation to retake the city began in late May. Organizations such as MSF and The Norwegian Refugee Council say the number of those who've fled is closer to 30,000, lower than the U.N. estimate. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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An Internally displaced woman arrives to a camp outside Fallujah, Iraq. The U.N. estimates about 50,000 civilians are trapped inside the city and that 42,000 people have fled Fallujah since a military operation to retake the city began in late May

Italian military march during the Republic Day military parade in Rome June 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Italian military march during the Republic Day military parade in Rome 

U.S. servicemen wait for an opening ceremony of U.S. led joint military exercise "Noble Partner 2016" in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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U.S. servicemen wait for an opening ceremony of U.S. led joint military exercise “Noble Partner 2016″ in Vaziani, Georgia 

Russian soldiers march during the Victory Day military parade marking 71 years after the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Russian soldiers march during the Victory Day military parade marking 71 years after the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia today.

Kyrgyz military personnel show their skills during an exercises at a military base, 10 km outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyz military personnel show their skills during an exercises at a military base, near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Members of Saudi security forces cross through a fire during a military exercise west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Members of Saudi security forces cross through a fire during a military exercise west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Briga...A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas holds his weapon during a rally to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of assassinated Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassine on March 23, 2016 outside his home in Gaza city.  / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas holds his weapon during a rally to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of assassinated Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassine in Gaza city.

A Pakistani camel-mounted military band

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A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Wednesday

A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army Bundeswehr in Munster near Hannover, Germany

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A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army (Bundeswehr) in Munster near Hannover, Germany

A resident gestures as she talks standing on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Turkey's prime minister announced Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town. The military is still fighting militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in two other urban areas. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

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A resident gestures as she as she stands on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq. Turkey’s prime minister announced on Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town

A flight deck crew prepares to launch a F18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia

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A flight deck crew prepares to launch a F18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia

Iranian soldiers participate in military manoeuvres on the outskirts of the northeastern Iranian town of Torbat-E-Jam, near Mashhad, on November 17, 2015. Iran started military manoeuvres to respond to possible attacks by armed groups, such as the Islamic State (IS) group, a military commander said according to ISNA.

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Iranian soldiers participate in military manoeuvres on the outskirts of the northeastern Iranian town of Torbat-E-Jam, near Mashhad, on Tuesday. Iran started military manoeuvres to respond to possible attacks by armed groups, such as the Islamic State (IS) group

Military parade members stand in the rain during the swearing-in ceremony for Tanzania's new president John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, on Thursday. Magufuli's win in the October 25 poll with over 58 percent of votes cemented the long-running Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party's firm grip on power

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Military parade members stand in the rain during the swearing-in ceremony for Tanzania’s new president John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, on Thursday

Armenian military scouts demonstrate their skills during the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of formation of the reconnaissance troops of the Armed Forces at Qanaqer military unit in Yerevan on Thursday.

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Armenian military scouts demonstrate their skills during the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of formation of the reconnaissance troops of the Armed Forces at Qanaqer military unit in Yerevan on Thursday