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01 December 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHANISTAN FIGHTING VOA 01 Dec 2002 -- Factional fighting in western Afghanistan has left at least 11 people dead. U-S B-52 bombers struck positions in the area of the fighting on Sunday, to assist U-S Special Forces who had come under attack
  • IVORY COAST/UNREST VOA 01 Dec 2002 -- In Ivory Coast, the French military says it has successfully evacuated foreigners from rebel-held western towns, and will now begin withdrawing troops from that part of the country, as government forces advance to retake the area

Other Conflicts

  • IVORY COAST / WESTERN BATTLE VOA 01 Dec 2002-- Military forces in Ivory Coast have launched an effort to retake the rebel-held western town of Man. French troops have left the city's airport after evacuating French citizens to the capital
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 01 Dec 2002 -- Palestinian officials say an Israeli helicopter gunship fired at a car in the Gaza Strip Sunday, but failed to hit a top leader of the Islamic Jihad. Earlier, Israeli forces raided a town, north of Gaza City

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Defense Industry

News Reports

  • AUSTRALIA U-N VOA 01 Dec 2002 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard says his government is prepared to launch military strikes against terrorists in neighboring Asian countries. Mr. Howard believes international law should be changed to allow nations to carry out pre-emptive operations against extremists who plan to attack them



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