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13 April 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHANISTAN / I-SAF CLASH VOA 13 Apr. 2002-- International peacekeepers patrolling the Afghan capital exchanged heavy gunfire with a large group of armed men Friday night

Other Conflicts

  • POWELL / ARAFAT VOA 13 Apr. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell goes to Ramallah Sunday to meet besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The meeting was put off from Saturday in the wake of Friday's suicide bombing in Jerusalem, but the U-S side decided to go ahead with the session after Mr. Arafat condemned the Jerusalem attack and other acts of terror
  • ETHIOPIA / ERITREA VOA 13 Apr. 2002-- An international commission in the Netherlands has issued a ruling (Saturday) intended to end a border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The former foes learned where their common border will be from an international border commission. Lauren Comiteau reports from the Hague
  • Powell Expresses Concern Over Situation of Palestinians Washington File 13 Apr. 2002-- Powell: The United States is deeply concerned about the serious humanitarian situation of the Palestinian people. Israeli forces must exercise the utmost restraint and discipline, and refrain from the excessive use of force in the conduct of military operations, in order to ensure that civilians are protected and to avoid worsening the already grave conditions inside Palestinian areas

Defense Policy / Programs

  • HONG KONG U-S SHIPS VOA 13 Apr. 2002-- The Chinese government says U-S warships can visit Hong Kong soon

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • GEORGIA / WITHDRAWAL VOA 13 Apr. 2002-- Russian troops have withdrawn from a remote gorge in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, ending a tense standoff which began Friday



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