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22 December 2002 Military News

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  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- Israeli soldiers have set up roadblocks along Gaza's main north-south road, cutting the Palestinian territory into three parts. Yesterday, Israeli troops shot and killed an 11-year-old Palestinian girl in southern Gaza
  • PALESTINIAN/ELECTIONS VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- A Palestinian general election scheduled for January has been postponed indefinitely. The announcement came in a statement from the Palestinian leadership, which says Israel's re-occupation of West Bank cities makes it impossible to either conduct a campaign or hold a ballot
  • IVORY COAST VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- The three rebel factions in Ivory Coast are preparing to meet Monday to discuss the increased involvement of French troops in blocking their attempt to overthrow the Ivorian government. Rebel fighters skirmished with French legionnaires in the west of the country in recent days. The head of the French army has visited his troops in Ivory Coast to evaluate the situation on the ground

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  • MONTENEGRO / ELECTIONS VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- A presidential bid by a popular politician in the Yugoslav republic of Montenegro has failed. Officials say voter turnout was too low to validate the election. Some observers say the annulment is blamed on an opposition ballot boycott and a high profile sex scandal
  • LITHUANIA/ELECTION VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- Lithuania's president is favored to be re-elected in a poll that comes at a pivotal moment in the small Baltic country's history
  • W-F-P/UGANDA VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- The United Nations World Food Program says hundreds-of-thousands of people in northern Uganda are facing a humanitarian crisis. The W-F-P says deteriorating security conditions and lack of resources are threatening the delivery of food assistance to these people
  • VENEZUELA / CHAVEZ VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says recent military actions are but the first step in a plan to seize control of the country's oil industry from opposition strikers
  • MONTENEGRO/ELECTION VOA 22 Dec 2002 -- In Montenegro, a pro-independence candidate is expected to receive the most support in today's presidential elections. But concern remains that low turnout could make the ballot invalid.



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