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18 January 2002 Military News

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  • AFGHANISTAN / INFORMANT VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- U-S military intelligence officials in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar are still questioning a man who is believed to be volunteering information about Osama bin Ladens al-Qaida and its Taleban supporters
  • U-N / TERRORISM VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations Security Council is meeting today (Friday) to debate its anti-terrorism initiative
  • Land Mine Clearing in Afghanistan VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- Each year, thousands of people are killed or injured by explosions from land mines. This is a serious problem in many developing countries that are experiencing war. Afghanistan is considered the most heavily land-mined country in the world. Soviet forces fighting in Afghanistan placed most of the bombs during the Nineteen-Eighties.
  • DoD News Briefing 18 Jan. 2002-- We're in day 104 of Enduring Freedom today, and our focus remains as we speak on the exploitation of sites inside Afghanistan: complexes, caves, houses, bunkers, trenches, compounds. We're continuing the search for and detention of al Qaeda and Taliban targets, and we're continuing the development of intelligence aimed at disrupting terrorist activities. Our current detainee count stands, I think, at 317 as of this morning in Afghanistan, 110 in Guantanamo.
  • UN Security Council Continues Work Against Terrorism USIA 18 Jan. 2002-- U.S. says no country can be complacent in anti-terror war
  • Text: U.S. Says No Country Can Be Complacent about Terrorism 18 Jan. 2002-- The Counter-Terrorism Committee formed by the UN Security Council to analyze and coordinate each nation's anti-terrorism capabilities is critical to the war on terrorism, U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham said January 18.
  • Text: Afghan Drug Ban Hailed by U.N. Agency 18 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODCCP) is praising action by Afghanistan's interim administration to ban opium poppy cultivation as a "very important step in international drug control efforts," according to a press release from the U.N. Information Service (UNIS).
  • U-N AID/AFGHANISTAN VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations refugee agency says (Friday) it has begun moving Afghan refugees from a no-man's land on the Afghan side of the border to camps within Pakistan. Refugees have been pouring into the area for weeks, but the Pakistani authorities had been refusing to allow them to enter the country
  • BOSNIA / TERRORISTS VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- Bosnia has turned over to U-S military authorities six Arabs suspected of terrorist links. The move came a day after Bosnia's highest court ruled that they should be freed from detention because of a lack of evidence.
  • JAPAN/AFGHAN AID VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The Japanese cabinet on Friday approved almost 50-million dollars in emergency aid for Afghanistan

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  • BUSH / SAUDI ARABIA VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The Bush Administration says it has had no talks with Saudi Arabia about withdrawing U-S troops there

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