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10 December 1999 Military News

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  • 13 December 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Dec 1999
  • Text: Head of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Concerned over Chechnya USIA 10 December 1999 -- Helle Degn, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), has appealed to Russian leaders "to take immediate steps" to protect the civilian population in Chechnya and to observe international humanitarian standards.
  • CHECHNYA Q&A Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- Chechen fighters are pulling back in the face of the far superior Russian tanks and armor and rockets and artillery.
  • CHECHNYA SITREP Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- As the Saturday deadline approaches for civilians to get out of the Chechen capital Grozny, only a few hundred have taken advantage of the Russian offer of safe passage out of the city.
  • E-U / CHECHNYA Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- Leaders of nations in the European Union have agreed to cut back their relations with Russia because of the Russian assault against Chechnya.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- Russian forces continue to bombard the Chechen capital, Grozny, one day before a military deadline for residents of the city to leave or face even more massive attacks.
  • U-N-H-C-R / CHECHNYA Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- United Nations officials are voicing concern about civilians trapped in the Chechen capital, Grozny, as a Russian deadline nears for them to leave the city.
  • U-N-H-C-R / ANGOLA Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- The U-N refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says more than two-thousand refugees have fled Angola into Zambia in the past few days.
  • ANGOLA WAR Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- This past year saw the collapse of the United Nations peacekeeping effort in Angola as all-out war consumed the country once again, creating yet another Angolan humanitarian catastrophe.
  • Text: Foley Statement on Sri Lanka Report on Mass Grave Investigation USIA 10 December 1999 -- "The Department of State commends the fact that on December 6 the Government of Sri Lanka submitted to a Magistrate in Jaffna its forensic report on the results of an investigation into a multiple gravesite at Chemmani in northern Sri Lanka," State Department Deputy Spokesman James Foley said December 10.
  • CENTRAL ASIA - RELIGIOUS ACTIVISM Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- Most of the violence has been blamed on foreign-backed Islamic extremists who use the religion to advance their political agenda.
  • INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- East Timorese spiritual leader Bishop Carlos Belo is calling on the United Nations to set up a war crimes tribunal for East Timor.
  • U-N / AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- The United Nations World Food Program says millions of Afghans are likely to go hungry this winter because of a bad harvest, soaring wheat prices, and reduced supplies of food from neighboring Pakistan.
  • INDONESIA - SEPARATISM Voice of America 10 December 1999 -- Indonesia's military says it is ready to intervene to prevent rebellion in restive northern Aceh province.

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