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12 August 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Forces Conduct Cordon, Search Operation in Afghanistan AFPS 12 Aug 2002-- U.S. forces conducted a "cordon and search" operation in Afghanistan, and forces detained three suspected al Qaeda fighters, Defense Department officials said Aug. 12.
  • Engineers return home from Afghanistan Army News Service 12 Aug 2002-- After seven months building base camps and repairing dilapidated buildings in Afghanistan, an engineer company returned home Aug. 4 to Fort Stewart, Ga.
  • AFGHAN / IRAN VOA 12 Aug 2002-- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami arrives in Afghanistan Tuesday. Mr. Khatami will meet his Afghan counterpart, President Hamid Karzai, during the 24-hour visit.
  • ARTHUR HELTON on Afghan Refugees VOA 12 Aug 2002-- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (U-N-H-C-R) says Iran is pressuring Afghan refugees to return home against their will. A spokeswoman for the UNHCR says the agency is scrambling to build factilities in the Afghan city of Herat to hold any flood of refugees. Tehran says it is not forcing these refugees to go home. Iranian officials say they have reached an oral agreement with the U-N agency to interview undocumented Afghans, who are obligated to leave Iran under an accord signed last week. And the Interior ministry says the government has extended the deadline for the undocumented refugees to register themselves and receive travel papers to repatriation centers on the border.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Agents recover stolen laptops; suspect in custody AFPN 12 Aug 2002-- Agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations recovered two missing laptops containing highly sensitive U.S. military information Aug. 9.
  • B-1 consolidation begins AFPN 12 Aug 2002-- A year after the B-1 Lancer consolidation plan was first announced, people here are seeing the first steps take shape.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 12 Aug 2002-- Afghan authorities seize weapons caches in Jalalabad
  • SHAPE NEWSSUMMARY & ANALYSIS 12 Aug 2002-- Kosovo peacekeepers arrest more "armed extremists"
  • IRAN/AL QAIDA VOA 12 Aug 2002-- Political analysts in the Middle East say Saudi Arabia should explain why it took several months to reveal that Iran handed over a group of suspected al-Qaida fighters to Saudi Arabia
  • INDONESIA / AL-QAIDA VOA 12 Aug 2002-- A new report says only one militant Islamic group in Indonesia has suspected links to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The private Brussels-based International Crisis Group has traced the origins of the "Ngruki network" and concludes that Indonesia is not a hotbed of terrorist activity
  • U.S. Pleased with Saudi, Iranian Cooperation Against Al Qaeda Washington File 12 Aug 2002-- Commenting upon the transfer of 16 al Qaeda suspects from Iran to Saudi Arabia, State Department Deputy Spokesman Philip Reeker said cooperation in law enforcement, intelligence and information sharing is an "important aspect" in the international campaign against terrorism.



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