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20 May 1999 Military News

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  • 20 May 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 May 1999
  • EAST TIMOR/MILITIA TERROR Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- COFFEE FARMERS, PRODUCERS OF EAST TIMOR'S NUMBER ONE CASH CROP, SAY THEIR LIVELIHOODS ARE ENDANGERED BECAUSE OF A CAMPAIGN OF TERROR BY PRO-INDONESIA MILITIAS.KILLINGS AND KIDNAPPINGS CONTINUE, DESPITE THE PRESENCE OF A UNITED NATIONS TEAM IN THE TERRITORY.
  • EAST TIMOR / MILITIAS Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS PRO-INDONESIA MILITIAS ARE BEING TRAINED IN EAST TIMOR FOR MORE ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS.WARNING IS THE SECOND STATEMENT FROM THE NEW U-N MISSION IN EAST TIMOR CONDEMNING PRO-JAKARTA VIOLENCE.
  • TURKEY / KURDS Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- A COURT IN TURKEY HAS SENTENCED A TOP KURDISH REBEL COMMANDER TO DEATH FOR HIS ROLE IN THE KILLINGS OF MORE THAN 200 TURKISH SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS. THE KURDISH REBEL OFFICIAL -- SEMDIN SAKIK -- WAS ONCE CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL AND FEARLESS LEADERS OF THE BANNED KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY, THE P-K-K.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS IS STUCK. AND THERE ARE FEW SIGNS THAT EITHER SIDE IS READY FOR COMPROMISE TO END THE DEADLOCK OVER WEAPONS DECOMMISSIONING.
  • CONGO REBELS Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- REBELS IN CONGO-KINSHASA HAVE ANNOUNCED A NEW PRESIDENT FOR THEIR MOVEMENT, THE CONGOLESE RALLY FOR DEMOCRACY, OR R-C-D. FORMER REBEL LEADER ERNEST WAMBA DIA WAMBA HAS DENOUNCED THE MOVE AND STILL CLAIMS HIS POST AS PRESIDENT.

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