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21 December 2002 Military News

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  • AFGHAN/U-S FORCES VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- A U-S soldier has died in a gun battle in Afghanistan, the first American killed in combat in the country since May. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, at least five people were killed when a German military helicopter crashed near Kabul

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  • IVORY COAST VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- Rebels in Ivory Coast have clashed with French troops near a key western town. The French say they have managed to halt the rebel advance for now
  • YEARENDER: SRI LANKA VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- The year brought a promise of peace to Sri Lanka, the tiny Indian Ocean island where rebels have waged a fierce guerrilla struggle for a separate homeland for the country's minority Tamil community. There is widespread hope about finding a solution to the ethnic conflict that has devastated the nation for more that two-decades

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  • ARGENTINA-MARCH VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- Thousands of Argentines marched peacefully on the capitol of Buenos Aires Friday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the violent uprising that left more than 25 people dead. Last December's riots caused the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rua and set off a series of events that has sunk Argentina deeper into crisis
  • MONTENEGRO/ELECTIONS VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- The international community is urging people in the tiny Yugoslav republic of Montenegro to vote Sunday, amid fears that the presidential election will be invalidated by low voter turnout and an opposition boycott. In Yugoslavia's main republic, Serbia, presidential elections failed twice because voter turnout was less than the required 50 percent
  • GULF/SUMMIT VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- With Iraq high on the agenda, the annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council opened Saturday in Qatar. Also on the agenda for the six member states are the political tensions in the Middle East and a much-awaited customs alliance



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