30 December 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- TURKEY / KURDS Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Hopes are growing for a lasting peace in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeastern provinces. Clashes between Turkish government forces and rebels of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' party, the P-K-K, are receding in the wake of a rebel cease-fire.
- TURKEY / OCALAN Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Turkey's chief prosecutor, Vural Savas, has rejected demands for a retrial of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
- SPLIT IN SUDAN Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Sudan's President Omar el-Bashir has dissolved parliament and declared a state of emergency in a power struggle with his country's spiritual leader, Hasan al-Turabi.
- RWANDA ATTACK Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Rebels in Rwanda last week launched their first attack in the country in more than a year.
- IVORY COAST / REACT Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Nine West-African nations are calling for the new military leaders in Ivory Coast to organize national elections by next June.
- INDONESIA / VIOLENCE Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Indonesia's military has reported further sectarian clashes between Muslims and Christians on the island of Halmahera, North of the troubled island, Ambon.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Chechen fighters maintain their grip on central districts of Grozny as federal troops cautiously advance from three directions.
- VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN MOLUCCAS Thursday, December 30, 1999 Incident Type: SECURITY Country: AMBON, INDONESIA Incident: The daily Jakarta Kompas today reported the following developments in the ongoing inter-religious violence in the northern Moluccas of eastern Indonesia.
- PLANE HIJACKING Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- Indian negotiators have begun a fourth day of talks with the hijackers holding 155 people on board an Indian Airlines plane, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
- HIJACKING - KASHMIR - PROFILE Voice of America 30 December 1999 -- The hijacking of the Indian airliner is not the first time violence has been used to try and free Mr. Azhar. In 1995, five foreigners trekking in the region were kidnapped by a group demanding the release of the Muslim scholar.
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