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24 August 1999 Military News

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  • 24 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Aug 1999
  • E. TIMOR CAMPAIGN Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- With less than a week to go before the autonomy referendum in East Timor, both pro-independence and pro-integration leaders are expressing their frustration at the situation in the territory.
  • RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- Russian forces say they have regained control of three villages in the southern Dagestan region that had been occupied by Muslim insurgents for more than two-weeks. Federal troops are said to be making progress against rebels still holed up in other settlements in the sparsely populated Dagestani mountains.
  • U-N-H-C-R - CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says it is bracing for a possible heavy influx of refugees from Congo-Brazzaville into neighboring Gabon.
  • ANGOLA / HUNGER Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- The humanitarian situation in Angola has deteriorated dramatically. Hundreds of thousands of Angolans displaced by civil war are now threatened not only by violent death, but also by starvation. An estimated one-thousand people have been killed by shelling this year and where up to 10-people die daily from hunger.
  • AFGHAN EXPLOSION Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- A powerful explosion has shaken the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

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  • BURMA - POLITICS UPDATE Voice of America 24 August 1999 -- Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is quoted as giving support to Burmese dissidents campaigning for a mass movement and possible civil unrest on September ninth. The Nobel Laureate says her party, however, is not leading the campaign.



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