Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol. Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the west since the Cold War Read more
Operation Sangaris French troops man a position at a checkpoint in Bangui’s PK12 area, Central African Republic
A woman runs for cover as heavy gunfire erupts in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic. In what a French soldier on the scene describes as the heaviest exchange of fire he had seen since early December, Muslim militias engaged Burundi troops who returned fire.
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A soldier kisses goodbye as more than 90 Dutch troops depart from Eindhoven airbase for Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, to replace forces stationed in Kunduz.
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A Filipino army soldier peers from an armored personnel carrier on its way to the site of renewed clashes as it enters the second week of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga city, Philippines Read more
Mya McNeal looks for her mother, US Army Sgt. Kionna Huewitt, during a homecoming ceremony for 184 troops in the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Wednesday at Fort Stewart, Georgia Read more
Afghan local police attend their graduation ceremony in Laghman Province on Monday. Afghan forces took control of security across the country on June 18, marking a milestone as US-led troops prepare to withdraw after 12 years of fighting the Taliban. Read more
Jordanian anti-riot policemen form a chain in front of protesters near the Al-Husseini Mosque, during a protest against the deployment of American military forces to Jordan, in downtown Amman. About 300 Jordanians have demonstrated against the proposed deployment of 200 U.S. troops on their nations border with Syria.