27 September 2003 Military News
- Iraq: U.S. Troops Shoot Dead Two Iraqis Near Al-Fallujah RFE/RL 27 Sep 2003 -- The U.S. military has confirmed its troops shot dead two Iraqis and wounded four when their car ran a checkpoint in the town of Al-Fallujah.
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- Top Indian Army general visits Bhutan IRNA 27 Sep 2003 -- A top Indian army general concluded a three-day visit to Bhutan amid reports of the two countries inching closer to launching a joint military crackdown on Indian separatist bases inside the Himalayan kingdom, officials Saturday said.
- CONGO/POLITICS VOA 27 Sept 2003-- The leader of the largest ex-rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has persuaded a group of dissenting parliament members and military officers to return to the capital, Kinshasa, to take up their places in the new transitional government
- IVORY COAST/VIOLENCE VOA 27 Sept 2003-- In Ivory Coast, French peacekeepers have surrounded a bank in the rebel stronghold of Bouake, where an attempted holdup led to fighting that resulted in close to two dozen deaths
- BURMA/SUU KYI VOA 27 Sept 2003-- Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent her first day since May 30th out of formal government custody, recuperating at home from surgery and under new house arrest restrictions
- Bush Calls for Help from U.N., Other Nations in Afghanistan, Iraq Washington File 27 Sept 2003-- President Bush, in his September 27 radio address to the nation, repeated the call he made in his U.N. General Assembly speech earlier in the week for assistance from the United Nations and from nations around the world to help build democratic societies in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Bush, Putin at Camp David Stress Strong U.S.-Russia Ties Washington File 27 Sept 2003-- President Bush and President Vladimir Putin of Russia stressed the strong ties between the United States and Russia and declared themselves allies in the war against terror following two days of talks on bilateral and world issues at Camp David, the U.S. presidential retreat in the mountains of Maryland.
- Successful Launch for Boeing-Built e-BIRD Communications Satellite Boeing 27 Sep 2003 -- e-BIRD, the first satellite built by Boeing [NYSE:BA] for Eutelsat, S.A. of France, was successfully launched to geosynchronous transfer orbit today from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America. e-BIRD, a Boeing 376HP model satellite, was built by Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) in El Segundo, Calif.
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