Defence Daily

Rocket Attack on Aleppo Kills 11 and Openly Gay US Veteran Announces Run For Presidency

Today's military and security news...

Defence Daily

Rocket Attack On Aleppo Kills 11

Syrian state media say a rocket attack on the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least 11 people and injured 11 others. 

They blamed the incident on what they called "terrorist groups", meaning anti-government rebels. 

In December 2016, the Syrian government took control of eastern Aleppo in a large military operation after more than four years of fighting.

More on this story.


Thousands Continue Protests Outside Sudanese Army Headquarters 

Thousands of people are continuing their protests outside Sudan's army headquarters, insisting on the immediate handover of power to a civilian government. 

It comes after the country's new military rulers said they have arrested key figures from president Omar al-Bashir's government.

President Omar al-Bashir was forced to resign on Thursday. 

New heads of the army, intelligence service and the police have been appointed, but the moves have not satisfied the protesters.


Afghanistan Veteran Launches Campaign To Become US President

An openly gay veteran of the Afghanistan war, Pete Buttigieg, has formally announced he is bidding for the Democratic nomination in next year's US presidential election. 

The 37-year-old city mayor from Indiana told supporters that the country needed a new generation of leaders. 

During his mayoral term, Mr Buttigieg took seven-months leave and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve in Afghanistan.

More on this story.