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09 May 2004 Military News

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  • U.S. Strongly Condemns May 9 Terrorist Attack in Chechnya Washington File 09 May 2004 -- Following is the text of a White House statement regarding the May 9 terrorist attack in the Chechen capital of Grozny
  • RUSSIA/CHECHNYA VOA 09 May 2004 -- The pro-Moscow president of Chechnya was killed along with a number of others in a bomb blast during an annual parade in the Chechen capital, Grozny, to mark Moscow's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. The explosion appeared to mark a setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that the long-running conflict in Chechnya is over.
  • Chechen President Killed In Grozny Blast RFE/RL 09 May 2004 -- Chechnya's pro-Russian president, Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov, was killed and Russia's top military commander in the North Caucasus was critically injured today by an explosion that ripped through the seats of a crowded Grozny stadium.

  • ISRAEL/LEBANON VOA 09 May 2004 -- Israel is warning that it would strike government targets in Syria and Lebanon if these countries do not restrain the militant Islamic group Hezbollah. The warning follows recent violence between Hezbollah and Israeli troops on the border with Lebanon.
  • NEPAL / POLITICS VOA 09 May 2004 -- Nepal's prime minister resigned Friday after weeks of protests, but officials in the country's opposition parties are calling on King Gyanendra to make more changes.
  • ISRAEL/SHARON VOA 09 May 2004 -- Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon, says he will present an alternative plan for unilateral disengagement from Palestinian areas to his cabinet within three weeks. Mr. Sharon also says he is canceling a trip to Washington this month to consider new proposals, after his Likud party voted against the original plan.

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  • BURMA / OPPOSITION VOA 09 May 2004 -- Although Burma's military government has allowed leaders of the opposition to meet, there still is no sign pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed.



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