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22 February 2009 Military News

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  • USS Ronald Reagan Wins Second Battle E Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2009 -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Sailors received word Feb. 17 the ship had won its second Battle E award, given to the most battle-ready carrier in the Pacific fleet.

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Other Conflicts

  • SRI LANKA: UN humanitarian chief makes plea for civilian safety IRIN 22 Feb 2009 -- At the end of a three-day visit to Sri Lanka, John Holmes, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, urged that combatants ensure the safety of tens of thousands of civilians who remain trapped within areas of heavy fighting in northern Sri Lanka.
  • 10 civilians killed by LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka IRNA 22 Feb 2009 -- Ten civilians including two children were killed while five others sustained serious injuries when a group of suspected LTTE cadres opened indiscriminate small arms fire at Kirimetiya in Iginiyagala.
  • Egypt Temporarily Opens Gaza Crossing VOA 22 Feb 2009 -- Egypt is partially opening its border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The border crossings are a key issue in Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks.
  • Lebanese prime minister condemns Israeli artillery attack IRNA 22 Feb 2009 -- The Lebanese Prime Minister condemned Israeli artillery fire into Lebanon.
  • DR Congo: UN envoy tells Rwandan Hutu militia to leave Congolese soil UN News Centre 22 Feb 2009 -- The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has again urged combatants fighting with a Rwandan militia group in the volatile North Kivu province of the DRC to put down their arms and return home.
  • Darfur: Thousands flee to African Union-UN peacekeepers base for safety UN News Centre 22 Feb 2009 -- Aerial bombardments over the South Darfur town of Muhajeria, the scene of recent violent clashes between Sudanese Government forces and a rebel militia, have forced thousands to a United Nations peacekeepers base in search of safety, the joint African Union-UN mission to the region (UNAMID) reported today.
  • Nigerian City Under Curfew After Clashes VOA 22 Feb 2009 -- Nigerian officials imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew Sunday in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi following clashes over places of worship. Hundreds of troops and police have been deployed to restore order after a day of rioting. Gilbert da Costa reports from Abuja.
  • Burundian Peacekeepers Killed in Mogadishu Attack VOA 22 Feb 2009 -- The African Union says 11 troops from Burundi were killed Sunday when insurgents attacked an AU peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital.

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