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August 1998 Military News

  • ALGERIA BOMB Voice of America 31 August 1998 - A POWERFUL BOMB EXPLOSION IN ALGERIA HAS KILLED 10 PEOPLE AND INJURED 15.
  • TEXT: US CALLS FOR AFGHAN PEACE TALKS USIA 28 August 1998 -- The United States on August 28 urged the warring factions in Afghanistan "to cease all assistance to terrorists, including providing sanctuary, and to expel them from Afghanistan."
  • SAF BOMBING Voice of America 27 August 1998 - CALLS FOR RESTORATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY RANG THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA'S PARLIAMENT IN A DEBATE ON TUESDAY'S BOMBING OF A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN CAPE TOWN.
  • BRITAIN/IRELAND Voice of America 26 August 1998 - THE IRISH AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS MET WEDNESDAY IN IRELAND AND PLEDGED TO COORDINATE THEIR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISTS TRYING TO DISRUPT NORTHERN IRELAND'S PEACE PROCESS.
  • BASQUE SEPARATISM Voice of America 26 August 1998 - IN SPAIN, THE DESIRE BY SOME FOR INDEPENDENCE OF THE BASQUE REGION HAS BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY TERRORISM. WHILE THE BASQUES HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES TOWARD SELF-GOVERNMENT, THAT HAS NOT ENDED THE VIOLENCE.
  • ANGOLA/UNITA/CONGO Voice of America 25 August 1998 - IN ANOTHER SIGN THAT THE CONGO CONFLICT MAY WIDEN FURTHER, ANGOLA'S REBEL MOVEMENT "UNITA" HAS WARNED IT HAS INTERESTS TO DEFEND IN THE CURRENT CRISIS.
  • CAPE TOWN BOMB Voice of America 25 August 1998 - AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS BEEN KILLED AND 24 INJURED AFTER WHAT POLICE ARE CALLING A DEVICE WAS THROWN INTO A PLANET HOLLYWOOD OUTLET AT ONE OF CAPE TOWN'S MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.
  • BRITAIN / IRELAND Voice of America 25 August 1998 - BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR ANNOUNCED THAT PARLIAMENT WILL BE RECONVENED NEXT WEEK TO TAKE UP WHAT HE CALLS DRACONIAN ANTI-TERRORISM MEASURES.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 25 August 1998 - TALEBAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED KAYAN PASS, IN THE NORTH-EASTERN BAGHLAN PROVINCE, THE LAST DEFENSIVE AREA BEFORE A MAJOR ROAD WHICH LEADS DOWN INTO THE CENTRAL PROVINCE OF BAMIYAN, ONE OF THE LAST AREAS HELD BY THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 24 August 1998 - IN ANGOLA, THE UNITA REBEL MOVEMENT HAS ANNOUNCED IT IS BREAKING OFF ALL FURTHER CONTACTS WITH THE THREE OBSERVER COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN THE ANGOLAN PEACE PROCESS.
  • U-N / TALEBAN Q-AND-A Voice of America 24 August 1998 - THE CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE IN NEW YORK OF AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN LEADERSHIP, NOORULLAH ZADRAN, SAYS TENSION BETWEEN HIS COUNTRY AND THE UNITED STATES COULD BE REDUCED IF WASHINGTON AGREES TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.
  • AFGHAN U-N Voice of America 22 August 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS HAS EVACUATED ALL ITS FOREIGN STAFF FROM AFGHANISTAN AFTER ONE OF ITS ITALIAN WORKERS WAS KILLED IN THE CAPITAL, KABUL.
  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing, Thursday August 13, 1998
  • IRISH GOVT Voice of America 19 August 1998 -- THE IRISH GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED ON TOUGH NEW LAWS TO TIGHTEN SECURITY AND COMBAT EXTREMIST OPERATIONS FOLLOWING THE CAR BOMB LAST SATURDAY IN NORTHERN IRELAND THAT CLAIMED AT LEAST 28 LIVES.
  • IRISH BOMB / CEASEFIRE Voice of America 19 August 1998 -- THE DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN GROUP, KNOWN AS "THE REAL I-R-A," NOW SAYS IT HAS SUSPENDED ALL MILITARY ACTIONS INDEFINITELY.
  • AFGHAN THREAT Voice of America 19 August 1998 -- HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES WORKING IN AFGHANISTAN TELL V-O-A THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS ADVISED THEM TO WITHDRAW INTERNATIONAL STAFF BECAUSE OF THREATS AGAINST THE WORKERS.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 18 August 1998 -- MOST FRONTS IN AFGHANISTAN ARE REPORTEDLY QUIET AS THE TALEBAN CONSOLDATE THEIR SWEEPING ADVANCES INTO THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY.
  • IRAN-AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 18 August 1998 -- TWO SENIOR IRANIAN FIGURES HAVE ISSUED A STRONG WARNING TO THE TALEBAN MOVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN.
  • LANKA / REBEL RELEASE Voice of America 18 August 1998 -- IN SRI LANKA, TAMIL TIGER REBELS ON TUESDAY FREED 17 INDIANS WHO WERE IN THE CREW OF A CARGO SHIP THAT WAS HIJACKED BY THE REBELS LAST WEEK.
  • IRISH BOMB CLAIM Voice of America 18 August 1998 -- A GROUP CALLING ITSELF THE "REAL I-R-A" SAYS IT PLANTED LAST SATURDAY'S CAR BOMB IN THE NORTHERN IRELAND TOWN OF OMAGH WHICH KILLED 28 PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 200 OTHERS.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- POLICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND HAVE DETAINED FIVE SUSPECTS AND OFFICIALS FROM BELFAST AND DUBLIN ARE JOINING FORCES TO INVESTIGATE WHO IS BEHIND THE BOMB BLAST THAT KILLED AT LEAST 28 PEOPLE IN NORTHERN IRELAND ON SATURDAY.
  • SUDAN OPPOSITION TALKS Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- LEADERS OF SUDAN'S OPPOSITION ARE WRAPPING UP A WEEK OF MEETINGS IN CAIRO, HOSTED BY THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT.
  • N. IRELAND BOMB Voice of America 15 August 1998 -- AS MANY AS 21 PEOPLE DIED AND HUNDREDS WERE INJURED WHEN A GIANT CAR BOMB WAS SET OFF SATURDAY IN A BUSY NORTHERN IRELAND MARKET TOWN.
  • EGYPT / SUDANESE TALKS Voice of America 15 August 1998 -- SUDAN'S OPPOSITION LEADERS BEGAN FORMAL TALKS IN CAIRO SATURDAY AFTER MEETING EARLIER THIS WEEK WITH EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 15 August 1998 -- THE TALEBAN MOVEMENT SAYS IT HAS CAPTURED SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN A NORTHEASTERN PROVINCE THAT HAS LONG BEEN HELD BY THE OPPOSITION.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 14 August 1998 -- TALEBAN FIGHTERS, WHO SWEPT THROUGH NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN THIS WEEK, ARE URGING THE OPPOSITION TO SURRENDER TO AVOID FURTHER BLOODSHED.
  • LANKA / SUNK SHIP Voice of America 14 August 1998 -- THE SRI LANKAN AIR FORCE HAS BOMBED AND DESTROYED A CARGO SHIP THA WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN HIJACKED BY TAMIL TIGER REBELS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.
  • PROFILE: COLOMBIA'S GEN. SERRANO Voice of America 14 August 1998 -- THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL POLICE, GENERAL ROSSO JOSE SERRANO, AS ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY RESPECTED AND POPULAR PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA.
  • PAKISTAN / TALEBAN Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- PAKISTAN IS INSISTING IT DOES NOT HAVE MUCH INFLUENCE OVER THE TALEBAN MOVEMENT THAT NOW HOLDS MOST OF AFGHANISTAN -- DESPITE PERSISTENT CHARGES BY IRAN AND, MORE RECENTLY, RUSSIA, ABOUT PAKISTANI INVOLVEMENT.
  • RUSSIA/AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- RUSSIA IS ACCUSING PAKISTAN OF FOSTERING WHAT IT CALLS "ETHNIC CARNAGE" IN AFGHANISTAN BY PROVIDING DIRECT MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO THE TALEBAN.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- TALEBAN JETS HAVE REPORTEDLY LAUNCHED RAIDS ON AN OPPOSITION STRONGHOLD IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- IN AFGHANISTAN TALEBAN FORCES SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED SEVERAL KEY NORTHERN TOWNS, DEALING FURTHER SETBACKS TO THE OPPOSITION.
  • AFGHAN-PAK MADRASSAS Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS FROM ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS IN PAKISTAN LEFT FOR AFGHANISTAN WEDNESDAY TO SUPPORT THE TALEBAN FOLLOWING THEIR CAPTURE OF KEY AREAS IN THE NORTH.
  • COLOMBIA REBEL THREAT Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- COLOMBIAN OFFICIALS HAVE DETECTED THE FIRST MAJOR REBEL MOVEMENTS IN THE COUNTRY SINCE PRESIDENT ANDRES PASTRANA'S INAUGURATION LAST FRIDAY.
  • COLOMBIA / PEACE Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- COLOMBIA'S GOVERNMENT HAS AN ALLY IN ITS EFFORTS TO FORGE A PEACE PACT WITH LEFTIST GUERRILLAS: A NATIONAL PEACE COMMISSION COMPRISED OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF CIVIL SOCIETY.
  • SUDAN OPPOSITION MEETS Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- SUDAN'S OPPOSITION OFFICIALS HAVE ARRIVED IN EGYPT FOR SEVERAL DAYS OF TALKS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THEIR REBEL MOVEMENT.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- TALEBAN FORCES HAVE TAKEN ANOTHER STRATEGIC TOWN IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN, FOLLOWING THE CAPTURE OF THE BIGGEST CITY IN THE NORTH JUST DAYS AGO.
  • RUSSIA / AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- RUSSIA IS ACCUSING PAKISTAN OF PROVIDING DIRECT MILITARY SUPPORT TO THE TALEBAN MOVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN.
  • COLOMBIA MILITARY PURGE Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- JUST TWO DAYS AFTER HIS INAUGURATION, COLOMBIA'S NEW PRESIDENT, ANDRES PASTRANA, HAS REPLACED VIRTUALLY EVERY MEMBER OF HIS COUNTRY'S TOP MILITARY LEADERSHIP.
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  • AFGHANISTAN / IRANIANS Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- NINE IRANIANS HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN ON A U-N FLIGHT FOLLOWING CONCERNS OVER SECURITY AFTER TALEBAN MILITARY ADVANCES.
  • ANALYSIS: AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 09 August 1998 -- IN AFGHANISTAN, THE TALEBAN HAVE CAPTURED MAZAR-I-SHARIF -- THE LAST MAJOR CITY NOT UNDER THEIR CONTROL.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 08 August 1998 -- IN AFGHANISTAN, THE TALEBAN HAVE CAPTURED THE NORTHERN CAPITAL, MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFTER AN ASSAULT ON THE CITY.
  • UGANDA TERRORISTS BACKED BY SUDAN Voice of America 08 August 1998 -- THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN IS A PRIMARY FORCE BEHIND THE GUERRILLA MOVEMENT KNOWN AS THE LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY, OR L-R-A, WHICH HAS BEEN TERRORIZING THE NORTHERN PART OF UGANDA.
  • U-N / AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 06 August 1998 - THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TODAY (THURSDAY) EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT ESCALATING MILITARY TENSION IN AFGHANISTAN.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 06 August 1998 - THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE SAYS IT HAS LAUNCHED A COUNTER-OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE TALEBAN IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN.
  • COLOMBIA GUERRILLA VIOLENCE Voice of America 05 August 1998 -- COLOMBIAN OFFICIALS SAY THE DEATH TOLL FROM TWO DAYS OF REBEL ATTACKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAS RISEN TO AT LEAST 130 PEOPLE.
  • COLOMBIA PEACE SETBACK Voice of America - 04 August 1998 -- HOPES FOR PROGRESS TOWARD PEACE IN COLOMBIA HAVE SUFFERED A DOUBLE-BLOW DURING THE PAST TWO DAYS. LEFTIST REBELS MOUNTED A SERIES OF ATTACKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LEAVING AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE DEAD.
  • ALGERIA / U-N Voice of America - 04 August 1998 AMONG THE TESTIMONIES COLLECTED IS A CLAIM BY ONE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP THAT SECURITY FORCES COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NEARLY 20-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS ALONE.
  • SUDAN PEACE TALKS Voice of America 03 August 1998 -- SUDAN HAS EXTENDED A CEASEFIRE AHEAD OF THE NEXT ROUND OF PEACE TALKS WITH REBELS. THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WANTS TO MAKE SURE MORE FOOD CAN BE DELIVERED TO STARVING PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 03 August 1998 - IN AFGHANISTAN, THE TALEBAN SAY THEY ARE ADVANCING TOWARD THE MAIN NORTHERN CITY OF MAZAR-E-SHARIF AFTER TAKING CONTROL OF A NORTHERN ALLIANCE STRONGHOLD.



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