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24 December 1999 Military News

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  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- Russian officials are predicting victory in Chechnya in just a few weeks, but ground forces in and around the rebel capital, Grozny, are struggling to defeat thousands of Chechen fighters remaining in the city.
  • THE MEASURES BEING TAKEN BY THE RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY TO COMBAT ETHNIC CRIMES 24.12.1999 NIKOLAI A. MOROZOV - Deputy Chief of the Russian Interior Ministry's main department for combating organised crime, Colonel of Militia -- Due to the aggravation of the operative situation, a department to combat kidnapping and hostage-taking has been set up in the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Daghestan. To solve this problem, the 14th division has been set up to combat kidnapping. It makes it possible to coordinate activities in the republic of North Ossetia-Alania and in the zone of the Osset-Ingush conflict.
  • INVESTIGATION OF CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE NORTH CAUCASUS 24.12.1999 - Participants: YURI S. BIRYUKOV - Head of the Main Department of the General Prosecutor's Office for the North Caucasus, 2nd category state councillor (justice) YURI P. YAKOVLEV - Deputy Military General Prosecutor of Russia ALEXANDER G. ZVYAGINTSEV - Head of the Public Relations Centre of the General Prosecutor's Office
  • SUDAN EMERGENCY / RECONCILIATION Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- The split in the leadership of the government of Sudan is being seen primarily as a power struggle between President Omar al-Bashir and the powerful speaker of parliament, Hassan al-Turabi.
  • SUDAN EMERGENCY / PEACE Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- All parties are ready to discuss ways to end the 16-year civil war that has caused one-and-one-half million deaths and displaced two-million people. A new constitution approved last year provides an important, new concession to the rebels. It guarantees the right of southern Sudanese to choose whether they will remain part of Sudan or become independent.
  • IVORY COAST / UPRISING Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- Government officials in Ivory Coast say there is no need to panic, despite the fact that renegade soldiers are continuing to roam freely through the streets of the country's largest city, Abidjan.
  • IVORY COAST / UPRISING Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- A former army chief in Ivory Coast has announced the overthrow of the country's president, one day after army troops began rampaging through the streets of Ivory Coast's largest city, Abidjan.
  • INDONESIA / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- Indonesia's former military commander has denied his troops were involved in the anti- independence rampage earlier this year in East Timor.
  • RWANDA ATTACK Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- In Rwanda, militiamen have killed at least 29 people and injured dozens in a small village in the northwest of the country. The attackers were Interahamwe militiamen and Hutu soldiers from the former government who played a leading role in the country's 1994 genocide.
  • LANKA / WAR Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- In Sri Lanka, about 100 Tamil Tiger rebels and more than ten government soldiers are reported killed in fighting that began late Thursday in the northern part of the country.
  • ALGERIA ATTACK Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- Security officials in Algeria say Islamic militants have massacred about 30 people (Friday) in a highway ambush. It was the deadliest attack since Algerians approved a plan in September to stop the violence in the country.

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  • PAK / PLANE HIJACKING Voice of America 24 December 1999 -- A hijacked Indian airliner with at least 178 people aboard has landed in the Pakistani city of Lahore after leaving India.



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