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November 1998 Military News

  • ILLEGAL ARMS FLOW DAMAGING AFRICA, COMMISSION REPORTS By Judy Aita USIA 30 November 1998 -- The U.N. Security Council is deeply concerned by a special commission's finding that arms and ammunition from a variety of sources continue to flow to the former members of the Rwandan armed forces, according to the current president of the council, U.S. Ambassador Peter Burleigh.
  • U-N / ALGERIA Voice of America 30 November 1998 -- POLISARIO GUERRILLAS SEEKING INDEPENDENCE FOR THE WESTERN SAHARA HAVE ACCEPTED PROPOSALS AIMED AT BREAKING A DEADLOCK ON A REFERENDUM ON THE FUTURE OF THE TERRITORY.
  • LANKAN OPPOSITION Voice of America 30 November 1998 -- SRI LANKA'S MAIN OPPOSITION UNITED NATIONAL PARTY HAS URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER AN OFFER OF PEACE TALKS BY TAMIL TIGER REBELS.
  • GERMANY / ITALY / KURDS Voice of America 27 November 1998 -- GERMANY HAS REFUSED ITALY'S REQUEST TO EXTRADITE THE TURKISH REBEL KURDISH LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN.
  • ITALY PONDERS FATE OF KURDISH MARXIST LEADER Voice of America 25 November 1998 -- ITALY IS STRUGGLING WITH A DIPLOMATIC DILEMMA OF MAJOR PROPORTIONS, AS THE NEW GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH A KURDISH LEADER FROM TURKEY, CONSIDERED A TERRORIST BY ANKARA.
  • TURKEY / OCALAN Voice of America 25 November 1998 -- TURKEY SEEMS TO BE EASING ITS DEMAND THAT ITALY HAND OVER KURDISH REBEL LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN TO FACE TRIAL IN TURKEY.
  • CONGO / WAR Voice of America 25 November 1998 -- TROOPS FROM AT LEAST EIGHT AFRICAN NATIONS ARE ALREADY INVOLVED IN THE CONTINUED WARFARE IN CONGO, ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF MILITIA GROUPS.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 25 November 1998 -- THERE ARE REPORTS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN THE TALEBAN AND THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE IN VARIOUS PARTS OF NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN. EACH SIDE IS TRYING TO CONSOLIDATE ITS POSITION BEFORE THE ONSET OF THE HARSH AFGHAN WINTER.
  • THE OCALAN CASE: A POLITICAL 'HOT POTATO' FOR EUROPE USIS Foreign Media Reaction Report -- November 25, 1998 -- Editorial comment continued to stream in from Ankara, Rome, Bonn and other European and Asian capitals on the diplomatic "quagmire" and emerging trade dispute resulting from the November 12 arrest in Rome of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of Turkey's outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.
  • MEXICO--CHIAPAS Voice of America 24 November 1998 -- THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT HAS ACCUSED ZAPATISTA LEADERS OF BEING INFLEXIBLE AND ANTI-DEMOCRATIC FOLLOWING TALKS JUST ENDED BETWEEN A LEGISLATIVE PEACE COMMISION AND THE REBELS IN CHIAPAS.
  • STATE DEPT. ON PKK LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN USIA 23 November 1998 -- - The United States wants to see Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK leader arrested in Italy earlier this month, "brought to justice in a way that meets the domestic and international legal requirements of the countries involved in this case," said U.S. State Department spokesman James Rubin.
  • AFGHAN DEFECTION Voice of America 23 November 1998 -- AN AFGHAN OPPOSITION LEADER WHO SURRENDERED TO THE TALEBAN SAYS HE HOPES HIS ETHNIC-MINORITY WILL BE GIVEN A FAIR ROLE IN A FUTURE TALEBAN GOVERNMENT.
  • TURKEY/ITALY Voice of America 22 November 1998 -- THOUSANDS OF ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF THE TURKISH CAPITAL ANKARA SUNDAY TO PROTEST THE FREEING OF KURDISH REBEL CHIEF ABDULLAH OCALAN BY THE ITALIAN AUTHORITIES.
  • KURDS-EUROPE Voice of America 21 November 1998 -- THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS GIVEN ITS SUPPORT TO ITALY IN THE HANDLING OF KURDISH LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN. THE EUROPEAN UNION IS NOT AS UNITED AS THE STATEMENT MIGHT INDICATE.
  • TURKEY / ITALY / KURDS Voice of America 20 November 1998 -- THE ITALIAN AND TURKISH GOVERNMENTS ARE EMBROILED IN AN INCREASINGLY VOLATILE CONFRONTATION OVER ROME'S REFUSAL TO EXTRADITE TURKEY'S KURDISH GUERRILLA LEADER, ABDULLAH OCALAN.
  • TURKEY / TERRORISM Voice of America 20 November 1998 -- ITALIAN AUTHORITIES LAST WEEK ARRESTED TURKEY'S MOST WANTED FUGITIVE, THE LEADER OF KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY, THE P-K-K.
  • KEEPING REFUGEES OUT, PART 2: KURDS Voice of America 19 November 1998 -- THE EUROPEAN UNION IS WORKING TO EXCLUDE DISPLACED KOSOVARS, KURDS, AND ALGERIANS.
  • SUDAN REBEL DISPUTE Voice of America 18 November 1998 -- RIVAL REBEL COMMANDERS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN -- KERUBINO KWANYIN BOL AND JOHN GARANG -- APPEAR TO BE LOCKED IN A NEW BATTLE -- THIS TIME, A WAR OF WORDS IN KENYA'S CAPITAL, NAIROBI.
  • ANGOLA FIGHTING Voice of America 18 November 1998 -- IN ANGOLA, FIGHTING IS REPORTED CONTINUING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND MEMBERS OF THE "UNITA" REBEL GROUP NEAR THE REBEL'S STRONGHOLD OF BAILUNDO IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF THE COUNTRY.
  • RUSSIA / KURDS Voice of America 17 November 1998 -- TWO KURDISH MEN HAVE SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE OUTSIDE RUSSIA'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING TO PROTEST THE ARREST LAST WEEK (THURSDAY) OF A KURDISH SEPARATIST LEADER.
  • ANGOLA / OFFENSIVE Voice of America 17 November 1998 -- ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS HAVE LAUNCHED AN OPERATION AIMED AT CAPTURING THE TRADITIONAL STRONGHOLDS OF THE UNITA REBEL MOVEMENT IN THE COUNTRY'S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.
  • LANKA / TALKS Voice of America 16 November 1998 -- THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT IS READY FOR CONDITIONAL TALKS WITH TAMIL TIGER REBELS.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 15 November 1998 -- OPPOSITION FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN SAY THEY HAVE MADE FURTHER GAINS IN FIGHTING AGAINST TALEBAN FORCES IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY, BUT THE TALEBAN DENY HAVING LOST ANY GROUND.
  • ITALY-KURDS Voice of America 14 November 1998 -- THE LEADER OF TURKEY'S OUTLAWED KURDISTAN WORKERS PARTY, ABDULLAH OCALAN, REQUESTED POLITICAL ASYLUM IN ITALY.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 14 November 1998 -- THE OPPOSITION NORTHERN ALLIANCE SAYS IT HAS MADE ADVANCES IN FIGHTING AGAINST THE TALEBAN IN AFGHANISTAN. THE TALEBAN CONFIRMS ONE LOSS BUT IS DENYING OTHERS.
  • TURKEY / ITALY / KURDS Voice of America 13 November 1998 -- TURKISH PRIME MINISTER MESUT YILMAZ SAYS HE EXPECTS THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT WILL HAND OVER KURDISH REBEL CHIEF ABDULLAH OCALAN WHO WAS ARRESTED (THURSDAY) IN ROME.
  • ANGOLA / SAVIMBI / APPEAL Voice of America 12 November 1998 -- THE LEADER OF THE DISSIDENT "RENEWAL" FACTION OF THE UNITA REBEL MOVEMENT HAS APPEALED TO JONAS SAVIMBI TO ABANDON HIS GUERRILLA STRUGGLE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 11 November 1998 -- FIERCE FIGHTING IS REPORTED IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN, FOLLOWING A MAJOR ATTACK BY THE TALEBAN TOWARDS A CITY HELD BY THE OPPOSITION NORTHERN ALLIANCE.
  • ANGOLA INDEPENDENCE Voice of America 11 November 1998 -- FOR MOST OF THE PAST 23 YEARS, ANGOLA HAS BEEN AT WAR. A PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE UNITA REBEL MOVEMENT FOUR YEARS AGO WAS SUPPOSED TO CHANGE THAT.
  • TEXT: KURDISH PARTIES OF N. IRAQ ISSUE JOINT DECLARATION USIA 10 November 1998 -- The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) issued a joint declaration recommitting to the principles of the Ankara Statements embodied in the September 17 Joint Statement by the two parties in Washington.
  • TURKEY / KURDS Voice of America 10 November 1998 -- THOUSANDS OF TURKISH TROOPS ARE KEEPING UP THEIR HUNT FOR SEPARATIST REBELS OF THE OUTLAWED KURDISTAN WORKERS PARTY (P-K-K) IN KURDISH CONTROLLED NORTHERN IRAQ.
  • TEXT: PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO CONGRESS ON SUDAN NATIONAL EMERGENCY USIA 06 November 1998 -- President Clinton reported to Congress that "the situation in Sudan continues to present an extraordinary and unusual threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States."
  • WAR CRIMES AROUND THE WORLD Voice of America 04 November 1998 -- IN HIS NEW BOOK ON "WAR CRIMES," ARYEH NEIER CHRONICLES HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES THROUGHOUT THE 20TH CENTURY AND THE EFFORTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO RESPOND TO THEM.
  • RUSSIA / KURDS Voice of America 04 November 1998 -- RUSSIA'S PARLIAMENT IS ASKING PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN TO GRANT ASYLUM TO A KURDISH REBEL LEADER WANTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES IN TURKEY.
  • IRAQ / KURDS Voice of America 04 November 1998 -- THE LEADER OF ONE OF THE MAIN KURDISH GROUPS IN NORTHERN IRAQ HAS OPENED TALKS IN ANKARA WITH SENIOR TURKISH OFFICIALS.
  • COLOMBIA REBELS UPDATE Voice of America 04 November 1998 -- COLOMBIA HAS IMPOSED A TEMPORARY CURFEW IN THREE SOUTHEASTERN DEPARTMENTS OF VAUPES, GUAINIA, AND GUAVIARE IN AN EFFORT TO CATCH LEFTIST GUERRILLAS NEAR THE BRAZILIAN BORDER.
  • COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 03 November 1998 -- HEAVY FIGHTING CONTINUES IN SOUTHEASTERN COLOMBIA, WHERE GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE TRYING TO REGAIN CONTROL OF A REMOTE STATE CAPITAL FROM LEFTIST GUERRILLAS.
  • PROFESSOR CITES BASIC DILEMMA IN U.S. MILITARY AID TO AFRICA By Jim Fisher-Thompson USIA 02 November 1998 -- There is a "basic dilemma" that underlies U.S. military aid to Africa, says Georgetown University Professor Herb Howe, which is that there are no guarantees that it will be used for its intended purposes -- peacekeeping.
  • HAMAS THREAT Voice of America 01 November 1998 -- THE MILITANT PALESTINIAN GROUP HAMAS SAYS IT WILL TURN THE POWER OF ITS MILITARY WING AGAINST PALESTINIAN-AUTHORITY TARGETS IN RESPONSE TO THE CRACKDOWN ON MILITANT GROUPS THE AUTHORITY LAUNCHED LAST WEEK.
  • AFGHAN / MASSACRE Voice of America 01 November 1998 -- A PRIVATE, U-S / BASED HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP IS ACCUSING AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN OF A "KILLING FRENZY" OF ETHNIC SHI'ITE MUSLIM HAZARA PEOPLE.
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