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07 August 1999 Military News

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  • RUSSIA-CAUCASUS (L Voice of America 07 August 1999 -- Russian helicopters have fired on an armed group that surrounded a village in a remote northern Caucasus region bordering Chechnya. Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin has dispatched senior military commanders to the region.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 07 August 1999 -- Afghanistan's opposition says its fighters have retaken two districts in the north as they continue to make gains against Taleban forces. The swift counter-offensive by opposition commander Ahmed Shah Masood has halted the Taleban's plan to bring the remaining 10-percent of the country under its control.

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