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31 May 1999 Military News

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  • TURKEY/TRIAL OVERNITER Voice of America 31 May 1999 -- IN TURKEY, THE TRIAL OF KURDISH REBEL LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN IS SET TO ENTER ITS SECOND DAY TUESDAY, AFTER A DAY OF DRAMATIC OPENING TESTIMONY ON MONDAY.
  • TURKEY/KURDISH LEADER VOICE OF AMERICA 31 MAY 1999 -- THE TRIAL OF KURDISH REBEL LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN HAS OPENED. THE JUDGES TURNED DOWN A REQUEST BY THE DEFENSE FOR AN ADJOURNMENT IN ORDER TO BETTER PREPARE THEIR CASE.
  • ISRAEL / LEBANONVoice of America 31 May 1999 -- THE ISRAELI-BACKED SOUTH LEBANON ARMY MILITIA, THE S-L-A, HAS ANNOUNCED IT IS WITHDRAWING FROM THE CHRISTIAN TOWN OF JEZZINE NORTH OF ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION ZONE IN LEBANON. THE S-L-A HAS BEEN UNDER HEAVY MILITARY PRESSURE FROM PRO-IRANIAN HEZBOLLAH GUERRILLAS.
  • COLOMBIA/KIDNAP-UPDATE Voice of America 31 May 1999 -- IN COLOMBIA, A MASS KIDNAPPING BY LEFTIST REBELS HAS BEGUN TO UNRAVEL. THE REBELS, WHO BELONG TO THE COUNTRY'S SECOND-LARGEST GUERRILLA GROUP, TOOK CLOSE TO A 100 PEOPLE HOSTAGE IN THE CITY OF CALI SUNDAY. BUT UNDER HEAVY FIRE FROM THE ARMY, THE REBELS RELEASED AT LEAST 79 PEOPLE.
  • LANKA/SOLDIERS Voice of America 31 May 1999 -- THE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP -- AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL -- HAS ACCUSED TAMIL REBELS OF FORCIBLY RECRUITING CHILD SOLDIERS TO FIGHT AGAINST GOVERNMENT TROOPS.

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