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September 1998 Military News

  • SUDAN FIGHTING Voice of America 30 September 1998 -- NEW FIGHTING IN SOUTHERN SUDAN HAS DASHED HOPES THAT A TEMPORARY CEASEFIRE FOR HUMANITARIAN WORK MIGHT ALSO LEAD TO A BROADER PEACE.
  • SRI LANKA / BODIES Voice of America 30 September 1998 -- CASUALTY REPORTS FROM BOTH SIDES INDICATE MORE THAN 850 GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS AND 400 REBELS HAVE DIED IN THE WORST ROUND OF FIGHTING BETWEEN TAMIL REBELS AND THE SRI LANKAN MILITARY IN AT LEAST A YEAR.
  • MUBARAK / TERRORISM Voice of America 30 September 1998 -- EGYPT'S PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK HAS CRITICIZED SOME GOVERNMENTS IN THE REGION FOR ALLOWING TERRORISTS TO TAKE REFUGE WITHIN THEIR BORDERS.
  • COLOMBIA KIDNAP Voice of America 29 September 1998 -- COLOMBIA SAYS THE COUNTRY'S TWO MAJOR GUERRILLA GROUPS HAVE KIDNAPPED A TOTAL OF 95 CIVILIANS, DESPITE A DENIAL BY ONE GROUP THAT IT IS HOLDING ANY PRIVATE CITIZENS.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 29 September 1998 -- THE TALEBAN SAYS IT HAS BROUGHT ALL OF A CENTRAL AFGHAN PROVINCE UNDER ITS CONTROL, AND HAS BOMBED ONE OF THE TWO NORTHERN REGIONS STILL IN THE HANDS OF THE OPPOSITION NORTHERN ALLIANCE.
  • Non-Lethal Weaponry: A Framework For Future Integration Mark R. Thomas; Charles T. Clements (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1998 -- Coherent, substantiated, decisive and appropriate actions must be taken to ensure the transformation of non-lethality into an integrated component of US armed capability.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 25 September 1998 -- TALEBAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED THE LAST AIRSTRIP IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN REMAINING IN OPPOSITION HANDS, BUT THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE SAYS THE AIRSTRIP IS STILL UNDER ITS CONTROL.
  • ISLAMIST ARRESTS/EGYPT Voice of America 24 September 1998 -- EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS ARE EXPRESSING SATISFACTION OVER THE ARRESTS IN BRITAIN OF SEVEN ISLAMIC ACTIVISTS SUSPECTED OF TERRORISM. HOWEVER, ISLAMISTS IN EGYPT SAY THOSE DETAINED ARE NON-VIOLENT POLITICAL REFUGEES.
  • IRAN-AFGHANISTAN: STOP THIS 'DESTRUCTIVE' CONFLICT USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report September 23, 1998 -- Raising the specter of "an all-encompassing intra-Islamic religious war," foreign pundits called for "crisis prevention" on the part of the international community to defuse the growing tensions between Iran and the Taliban militia which controls most of Afghanistan.
  • COLOMBIA KIDNAP Voice of America 21 September 1998 -- LEFTIST GUERRILLAS IN COLOMBIA HAVE RELEASED A KIDNAPPED SENATOR AND SEVEN MAYORS. BUT, ACTS OF TERRORISM CONTINUE.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 21 September 1998 -- ROCKET ATTACKS ON THE AFGHAN CAPITAL, KABUL, HAVE CONTINUED FOR A SECOND DAY.
  • AFGHAN ROCKET Voice of America 20 September 1998 -- DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE REPORTED DEAD OR INJURED IN A ROCKET ATTACK ON THE AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL. THE ATTACK COMES AMIDST REPORTS OPPOSITION FORCES ARE GEARING UP FOR A LARGE-SCALE OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE TALEBAN-CONTROLLED CITY.
  • ALGERIA / BOMB UPDATE Voice of America 19 September 1998 -- A POWERFUL BOMB EXPLOSION HAS RIPPED THROUGH A PUBLIC MARKET IN ALGERIA. THE BLAST KILLED AT LEAST 29 PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN SIXTY.
  • THE AFGHANISTAN DILEMMA Voice of America 18 September 1998 -- WHILE ACHIEVING NEAR MILITARY VICTORY IN AFGHANISTAN, THE TALEBAN FORCES REMAIN SOMETHING OF A MYSTERY TO OUTSIDERS. THEIR MEMBERS ARE YOUNG ETHNIC PUSHTUNS, LARGELY UNDER 30 AND STERNLY DEVOUT.
  • THE AFGHANISTAN DILEMMA Voice of America 18 September 1998 -- NOT ONLY IRAN, BUT A VARIETY OF OTHER COUNTRIES ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT, MAKING IT THAT MORE DIFFICULT TO END.
  • AFGHAN PAK-IRAN Voice of America 18 September 1998 -- PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER HAS RETURNED FROM A VISIT TO TEHRAN, WHERE HE MET IRANIAN OFFICIALS ON A MISSION TO EASE TENSIONS OVER TEHRAN'S STANDOFF WITH THE TALEBAN.
  • MEXICO MASSACRE Voice of America 17 September 1998 -- AT LEAST 18 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND TWO WOUNDED NEAR THE MEXICAN CITY OF ENSENADA. THEY WERE APPARENTLY VICTIMS OF AN EXECUTION-STYLE KILLING THAT MAY BE LINKED TO DRUG TRAFFICKING.
  • KURDS AGREE Voice of America 17 September 1998 -- TWO KURDISH LONG-TIME BITTER RIVALS, MASSOUD BARZANI AND JALAL TALIBANI, HAVE AGREED IN WASHINGTON TO WORK TOWARD REGIONAL ELECTIONS IN NORTHERN IRAQ.
  • SPAIN / ETA CEASEFIRE Voice of America 17 September 1998 -- THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT HAS REACTED CAUTIOUSLY TO A CEASEFIRE DECLARATION BY THE BASQUE SEPARATIST GROUP E-T-A.
  • ALGERIA HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 17 September 1998 -- THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS REACTED WITH SATISFACTION TO A REPORT BY A SPECIAL U-N COMMISSION ON THE VIOLENCE THAT HAS AFFLICTED ALGERIA FOR THE PAST SIX-YEARS. BUT HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS HAVE CRITICIZED THE U-N STUDY AS A WHITEWASH.
  • IRAN-AFGHAN-TROOPS Voice of America 17 September 1998 -- U-S OFFICIALS SAY IRAN IS GREATLY EXAGGERATING THE NUMBER OF TROOPS IT IS GATHERING ALONG ITS BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN. TEHERAN CLAIMS IT WILL SOON FIELD A FORCE OF A QUARTER-MILLION SOLDIERS.
  • TURKEY/KURDS Voice of America 16 September 1998 -- TURKEY SAYS IT OPPOSES ANY PERMANENT KURDISH RULE OVER TERRITORY IN NORTHERN IRAQ CURRENTLY CONTROLLED BY THE TWO RIVAL KURDISH FACTIONS.
  • IRANIAN-AFGHAN TENSIONS: 'A FULL-BLOWN REGIONAL CRISIS IS BREWING' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report September 15, 1998 - After a month of increasing tensions between Iran and Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia, foreign writers sounded the alarm that "a full-blown regional crisis is brewing."
  • AFGHAN IRAN Voice of America 15 September 1998 -- THE TALEBAN SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED AN IMPORTANT PASS IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN FROM AN OPPOSITION FACTION THAT SHARES RELIGIOUS LINKS WITH IRAN.
  • COLOMBIA AMNESTY Voice of America 14 September 1998 -- COLOMBIA IS PROPOSING A BROAD AMNESTY FOR LEFTIST GUERRILLAS AS PART OF NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT ENDING THREE DECADES OF VIOLENCE.
  • AFGHAN IRAN Voice of America 14 September 1998 -- THE BODIES OF SEVEN IRANIAN DIPLOMATS HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER TO IRAN BY TALEBAN AUTHORITIES IN AFGHANISTAN. THE REPATRIATION OF THE BODIES COMES AS TENSION BETWEEN IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN CONTINUES TO RISE.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 13 September 1998 -- THREE-DAYS AFTER TALEBAN FIGHTERS LAUNCHED THEIR LATEST OFFENSIVE AGAINST OPPOSITION FORCES IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN, TALEBAN OFFICIALS CLAIM TO HAVE CAPTURED THE CITY OF BAMIYAN.
  • THE STRUGGLE FOR AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 12 September 1998 -- THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT WAS OVERTHROWN IN 1992 BY AFGHAN RESISTANCE FORCES. SINCE THEN, RIVAL RESISTANCE GROUPS HAVE TURNED ON EACH OTHER, WITH SUPPORT FROM OUTSIDE POWERS.
  • LANKA BOMB Voice of America 11 September 1998 -- ABOUT 19 PEOPLE ARE BELIEVED DEAD AND MORE INJURED IN A BOMB ATTACK IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA FRIDAY.
  • ISRAEL / HAMAS Voice of America 11 September 1998 -- PALESTINIAN MILITANTS ARE THREATENING REVENGE AGAINST ISRAEL AFTER ISRAELI FORCES KILLED TWO LEADERS OF THE EXTREMIST HAMAS RESISTANCE MOVEMENT IN THE WEST BANK EARLY FRIDAY.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 11 September 1998 -- THE TALEBAN SAY THEY ARE MAKING FURTHER ADVANCES TOWARD ONE OF THE LAST OPPOSITION STRONGHOLDS IN AFGHANISTAN.
  • PERU REBELS Voice of America 10 September 1998 -- AUTHORITIES IN PERU SAY THEY HAVE FOILED A PLOT BY LEFTIST GUERRILLAS TO DISRUPT NEXT MONTH'S LOCAL ELECTIONS. NINE SUSPECTED REBELS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 10 September 1998 -- TALEBAN FORCES ARE REPORTED TO BE WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF ONE OF THE LAST OPPOSITION STRONGHOLDS IN AFGHANISTAN -- THE THE SHIITE-MUSLIM CONTROLLED BAMIYAN PROVINCE.
  • AFGHAN MASSACRE Voice of America 10 September 1998 -- THE U-N REFUGEE AGENCY SAYS IT HAS EVIDENCE TALIBAN FORCES HAVE ENGAGED IN THE SYSTEMATIC KILLING OF CIVILIANS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN.
  • IRAN / AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 10 September 1998 -- IRAN MAY BE ABOUT TO CONDUCT NEW MILITARY EXERCISES ALONG ITS BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN, WHILE PRESIDENT MOHAMAD KHATAMI URGES RESTRAINT.
  • TALEBAN/ UN Voice of America 10 September 1998 -- NOW THAT THE TALEBAN FACTION CONTROLS MOST OF AFGHANISTAN, THE TALEBAN ARE STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO GAIN UNITED NATIONS ACCREDITATION.
  • SRI LANKA / RIGHTS Voice of America 08 September 1998 -- AN INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS' GROUP IS CHARGING THAT SRI LANKAN SECURITY FORCES HAVE MURDERED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE PAST 15 YEARS.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 07 September 1998 -- FIERCE FIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE NORTH OF THE AFGHAN CAPITAL, KABUL. THE OPPOSITION NORTHERN ALLIANCE SAYS IT HAS CAPTURED STRATEGIC HIGH GROUND, BUT THE TALEBAN SAY THEY STILL CONTROL THE AREA.
  • AFGHAN IRAN Voice of America 06 September 1998 -- IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI IS SAID TO HAVE RULED OUT ANY MILITARY CONFRONTATION WITH TALEBAN FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN.
  • AFGHAN / IRAN Voice of America 05 September 1998 -- TALEBAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE HAVE POSITIONED THOUSANDS OF FIGHTERS ON THE BORDER WITH IRAN IN ANTICIPATION OF AN IRANIAN ATTACK.
  • AMNESTY / AFGHAN Voice of America 04 September 1998 -- THE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HAS CHARGED THAT TALEBAN FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN SLAUGHTERED THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC HAZARAS IN MAZAR-I-SHARIF AFTER CAPTURING THE CITY LAST MONTH.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 03 September 1998 - ANGOLAN PRESIDENT JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS HAS WELCOMED THE SPLIT IN THE "UNITA" REBEL MOVEMENT ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY BY DEFECTORS WHO SAY THEY WANT PEACE.
  • TROUBLED SUDAN Voice of America 03 September 1998 - JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING WRONG IN SUDAN. SOME OF ITS NEIGHBORS, ALONG WITH THE UNITED STATES, ACCCUSE IT OF HARBORING TERRORISTS AND EXPORTING AN EXTREME, SOMETIMES DEADLY FORM OF ISLAM.
  • IRAN/WAR GAMES Voice of America 03 September 1998 - AFTER LARGE-SCALE IRANIAN MILITARY MANEUVERS ALONG THE BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN CONCLUDE, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF IRANIAN TROOPS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AS A WARNING TO AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN LEADERS.
  • AFGHAN IRAN PRISONERS Voice of America 03 September 1998 - IN AFGHANISTAN, THE TALEBAN ISLAMIC MOVEMENT HAS SET FREE FIVE IRANIAN PRISONERS (THURSDAY) IN WHAT THE GROUP CALLS A GOODWILL GESTURE.
  • BRITAIN / IRELAND/TERROR Voice of America 02 September 1998 - THE BRITISH AND IRISH PARLIAMENTS ON WEDNESDAY DEBATED NEW ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS TO CRUSH EXTREMISTS TRYING TO DISRUPT THE PEACE PROCESS IN BRITISH-RULED NORTHERN IRELAND. APPROVAL OF THE LAW WAS CERTAIN.
  • IRAN / AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 02 September 1998 - TENSIONS ARE MOUNTING BETWEEN IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN AS THE TEHRAN GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO DEMAND THAT TALEBAN FORCES HAND OVER NEARLY 50 IRANIANS, INCLUDING 11 DIPLOMATS, MISSING SINCE LAST MONTH.
  • FRANCE / ISLAMISTS TRIAL Voice of America 01 September 1998 - THE TRIAL OF 138 ALLEGED ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS, ACCUSED OF SUPPLYING REBELS IN ALGERIA, HAS OPENED IN THE SUBURBS OF PARIS.
  • AFGHAN IRAN Voice of America 01 September 1998 - IRAN HAS BEGUN MAJOR MILITARY EXERCISES NEAR ITS BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN. THE TALEBAN -- WHO CONTROL MOST OF AFGHANISTAN -- HAVE WARNED IRAN AGAINST INTERFERING IN AFGHAN AFFAIRS.



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