15 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- CONGO/FIGHTING Voice of America 15 August 1999 -- There is more trouble in the alliance backing rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Troops from Uganda and Rwanda are fighting each other in the rebel-held city of Kisangani.
- RUSSIA- DAGESTAN (L-UPDATE) Voice of America 15 August 1999 -- Russia's breakaway Chechnya region has declared a state of emergency beginning Monday, and placed all military units on full alert. The move comes as Russian forces are intensifying effort to dislodge muslim rebels entrenched along Chechnya border with Dagestan.
- AFGHANISTAN - U-N Voice of America 15 August 1999 -- The United Nations says it is "greatly alarmed" the latest upsurge in fighting in Afghanistan is causing massive displacement of civilians. U-N officials are reporting that Islamic Taleban have been following a scorched-earth campaign in the recent fighting north of the Afghan capital.
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