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Russia says it hit Islamic State with submarine-launched missile for initial time

MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu stated on Tuesday that Russia had for the initial time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine in the Mediterranean.

“The targets have been two large terrorist positions in the territory of Raqqa,” Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in a televised meeting, adding that the Calibre missiles had been fired from the submarine Rostov-on-Don.

“We can say with total self-confidence that relatively significant harm was accomplished to weapons stores and a factory for preparing mines and, naturally, oil infrastructure.”

Shoigu mentioned Russia had informed Israel and the United States in advance of its program to launch missiles from a submarine.

He mentioned that, over the previous three days, Russia’s air force had flown far more than 300 sorties more than Syria and struck more than 600 targets of numerous varieties.

Russian bombers flying over Syria had been being accompanied by fighter jets, as Putin had ordered, he added.

Russia started intervening straight in Syria’s civil war at the end of September with air strikes in assistance of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

But the intervention has had unintended consequences, notably when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that it mentioned had strayed into Turkish airspace, an allegation that Russia denies.

Shoigu presented the flight recorder of the downed jet to Putin at the meeting.

Putin thanked Russian particular services and Syrian government troops for recovering it, and mentioned it would allow specialists to determine exactly where exactly the Russian plane was located when it was hit. He mentioned it need to be opened only in the presence of international professionals, “to cautiously document every thing”.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Anton Zverev Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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British bombers hit oil field targets in Syria for second time

LONDON British bombers produced their second round of strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria late on Friday, again hitting oil fields, British defense minister Michael Fallon stated on Saturday.

“Final evening we saw the Typhoons in action for the very first time, successfully hitting an oil field, oil well heads in eastern Syria out in the Omar field,” Fallon told Sky News.

British lawmakers authorized the bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria on Thursday. Hours right after that approval, British bombers struck the oilfields that the government says are getting employed to fund attacks on the West.

The Typhoon fighter bombers had only arrived at Britain’s airbase in Akrotiri, Cyprus on Thursday, bolstering its strike force of Tornado warplanes.

Fallon was speaking during a visit to the British airbase in Cyprus.

(Reporting by James Davey Editing by Tom Heneghan)

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Japan defense budget probably to best 5 trillion yen for initial time

TOKYO Japan’s defense budget for the next fiscal year is likely to top 5 trillion yen ($ 40 billion) for the first time, government sources said, as the military prepares for an expanded role under new security legislation.

The budget for the 12 months from April 2016 will include funding for a controversial U.S. military base to replace the U.S. Marine Corps’s Futenma air base on the southern island of Okinawa, host to the bulk of U.S. military forces in Japan.

The 2016/17 budget is expected to be finalised by the cabinet on Dec. 24.

The defense ministry in August requested a budget of 5.09 trillion which would include spending to fortify a far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to territory also claimed by Beijing.

The Nikkei business daily said on Friday that the figure would be shaved to 5.04 trillion yen, up from 4.98 trillion this fiscal year and the fourth consecutive rise since Prime Minister Shinto Abe took office in December 2012 and ended the decline in defense spending.

A weakened yen, however, means extra spending would not necessarily boost Tokyo’s ability to buy high-tech weaponry, much of which comes from the United States.

Parliament in September enacted hotly contested legislation that would allow Japan’s military to fight overseas for the first time since its defeat in World War Two in defense of a friendly country that came under attack.

Faced with China’s increasing military assertiveness, Japan has been shifting from defending its northern regions from a diminished Russian threat to deploying a lighter, more mobile force in the East China Sea and Western Pacific.

Japan administers a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea called the Senkaku by Tokyo and the Diaoyu by Beijing, which also claims ownership of the islets.

The 2016/27 budget will include additional funding for the planned move of Futenma air base to a less crowded part of Okinawa, the Nikkei said.

Japan’s central government is locked in a court battle with Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga over the plan after Onaga revoked a permit for landfill work needed for the new base.

The United States and Japan agreed in 1996 to close Futenma and move its functions elsewhere on the island, but relocation stalled due to opposition from Okinawa residents worried about noise, pollution and crime and resentful of what they see as an unfair burden for the allies’ security pact.

(Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo; Writing by Linda Sieg; Editing by Eric Meijer)

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Froome data ‘will stand test of time’

Chris Froome claimed his second Tour de France title in 3 years in July with a consummate show of all-round riding

Chris Froome insists his “benefits will stand the test of time” after releasing physiological information in an try to answer these who doubt he twice won the Tour de France as a clean rider.

Esquire has published three sets of data on the web,