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16 January 2000 Military News

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  • AFGHANISTAN / CHECHNYA Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- Afghanistan's dominant Taleban faction says it has recognized the rebel government in Chechnya and its independence from the Russian Federation.
  • RUSSIA / CAUCASUS Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- Russian forces are pressing their offensive against rebel fighters in the breakaway Chechen republic, with both sides reporting gains.

  • MANDELA/BURUNDI Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- Nelson Mandela began work Sunday as the new international mediator trying to stop years of ethnic violence in Burundi.
  • BURUNDI / PEACE & MONEY Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- The peace process in Burundi is getting under way again, and there is widespread optimism that the parties are close to an agreement.

  • ARKAN/REACTION Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- The notorious Serb paramilitary leader known as Arkan was shot to death in a Belgrade hotel Saturday.

News Reports

  • BURMA / DRUGS Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- A former insurgent group in Burma says it plans to relocate 50-thousand people from one of the country's main opium-growing regions (in Shan state), in an effort to shut down production of illegal drugs, including heroin.



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