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21 January 2000 Military News

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  • PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT 21 January 2000 -- Today in Geneva consensus was reached on raising the minimum age for military recruitment and participation in armed conflict, after years of negotiation, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Olara A. Otunnu, told journalists at a Headquarters press briefing today.

  • THE CHECHEN CHRONICLES 99 BASED ON 1998-1999 MEDIA REPORTS Russian Information Centre [21.01.2000] This review is a follow up to The Chechen Chronicles 98. It focuses on the Chechen internal political developments in 1999. Implications of developments in Daghestan in August 1999, the so-called Daghestan dimension of the Chechen Chronicles, is presented separately. The chronicles include the background of some inveterate issues. This review does not include any details on the current anti-terrorist operation pursued in Chechnya by the federal authorities.
  • SEPARATISTS SET CHLORINE CONTAINERS READY TO BE BLOWN UP IN GROZNY RIA Novosti 21.01.2000 -- Separatists in Grozny have prepared containers full of chlorine to explode at the railway terminal and Minutka square, reports the Russian military headquarters in the North Caucasus.
  • GEORGY SHPAK: RUSSIAN AIR-BORNE TROOPS LOSE FOUR MEN IN WOUNDED IN VEDENO DISTRICT OF CHECHNYA RIA Novosti 21.01.2000 -- The grouping of the Russian air-borne troops operating in the Vedeno area of Chechnya lost four men in wounded during the past week. All of them received only slight wounds and have already returned to the line.
  • EVERY EFFORT MADE TO FIND MISSING GENERAL, SAYS DEFENCE MINISTRY REPRESENTATIVE RIA Novosti 21.01.2000 -- The search has been complicated by the circumstances. It must be conducted in the so-called "neutral zone", which is neither controlled by federal forces, nor by gunmen, but where the latter can organise ambushes and "cut the troops to pieces".
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- Acting President Putin told a meeting of security officials there could be more bomb attacks on Russian territory in retaliation for the advance of federal troops deeper into Chechnya.
  • CHECHEN REFUGEES Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, reports there has been a sharp increase in the number of refugees fleeing intensified fighting in Chechnya to the neighboring Russian Republic of Ingushetia.

  • SWITZERLAND / NIGERIA Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- Switzerland has agreed to help the Nigerian government recover hundreds of millions of dollars stashed in secret bank accounts by Nigeria's late dictator, General Sani Abacha.
  • CAMBODIA / KHMER ROUGE Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- A human-rights group has called for changes in a Cambodian law on genocide trials for leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
  • INDONESIA-LOMBOK Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- The Indonesian island of Lombok is reported to be settling down after this week's sudden eruption of sectarian violence, in which five people were reported to have been killed.
  • INDONESIA / TRUTH COMMISSION Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- Indonesia is considering a South African-style truth and reconciliation commission to address scores of human-rights abuses that occurred during the rule of former President Suharto.
  • U.N. Security Council to Hold Major Session on DRC By Judy Aita USIA 21 January 2000 -- As the United Nations gears up for a major meeting on the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Kofi Annan reiterated that a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country would have to be a massive international undertaking.
  • ANGOLA / ZAMBIA Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- U-N officials are describing the security situation along the Angolan-Zambian border as volatile.

News Reports

  • UNIVERSITY STRIKE Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- Many political analysts say the referendum results give Rector De La Fuente the moral authority he needs to press the radicals to abandon the strike.

  • SPAIN / CAR BOMB Voice of America 21 January 2000 -- Two car bombs exploded early Friday in Madrid, killing a Spanish army officer. Spain had been bracing for a terrorist attack since the Basque separatist group ETA called off a 14-month cease-fire in early December.

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