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July 1998 Military News

  • SPANISH VERDICT Voice of America 29 July 1998 - SPAIN'S SUPREME COURT HAS SENTENCED A FORMER INTERIOR MINISTER TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR THEIR PART IN A SO-CALLED "DIRTY WAR" AGAINST THE BASQUE SEPARATIST GROUP ETA.
  • CONGRESS / MEXICO Voice of America 29 July 1998 -- WITNESSES TESTIFYING BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL SHARPLY CRITICIZED HOW THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS DEALING WITH THE FOUR-YEAR OLD INDIAN INSURGENCY IN THE SOUTHERN STATE OF CHIAPAS.
  • Russians again at war in Afghanistan By James Risen New York Times 07/27/1998 - Moscow has begun to play a major supporting role on the side of a rebel coalition fighting a civil war against the Taliban, supplying heavy weapons, training and logistical support to the Northern Alliance, supporting rebel factions controlled by former leaders of the Afghan mujahedeen who fought the Soviet Army in the 1980s with the backing of the CIA. Iran is now supplying even more arms, fuel and other resources to the anti-Taliban rebels than is Russia. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are backing the Taliban.
  • ALGERIA / INSPECTIONS Voice of America 23 July 1998 -- A SENIOR FACT-FINDING TEAM FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IS IN ALGERIA ON A RARE MISSION TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE.
  • COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 15 July 1998 -- HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS IN COLOMBIA ARE WELCOMING DECISIONS BY LEFTIST GUERRILLAS TO RESPECT HUMANITARIAN GUIDELINES AND BEGIN A PEACE DIALOGUE.
  • SPAIN / ETA NEWSPAPER Voice of America 15 July 1998 -- SPANISH POLICE WEDNESDAY RAIDED AND SHUT DOWN THE OFFICES OF A NEWSPAPER WHICH IS SYMPATHETIC TO THE VIOLENT BASQUE SEPARATIST GROUP "ETA."
  • COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 10 July 1998 -- COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT-ELECT ANDRES PASTRANA HAS FULFILLED HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO MEET PERSONALLY WITH LEFTIST GUERRILLA LEADERS BEFORE HIS INAUGURATION.
  • USS Ingersoll decommissioned NAVY WIRE SERVICE - A WIRE (NWSA) 31 July 1998 -- USS Ingersoll (DD 990) was decommissioned July 24 during a ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.



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