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16 July 2004 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • General Assembly debates measures to halt construction of West Bank barrier UN News Centre 16 Jul 2004 -- The United Nations General Assembly today discussed measures to end Israel's construction of a separation barrier in and around the West Bank after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declared it to be illegal.
  • U.S. Opposes International Court Ruling on Israeli Wall Washington File 16 Jul 2004 -- The opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Israeli's security fence "points away from a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," U.S. Ambassador John Danforth said July 16.
  • UN / ISRAEL BARRIER DEBATE VOA 16 Jul 2004 -- The United Nations General Assembly held an emergency meeting Friday to debate an Arab-sponsored draft resolution demanding that Israel comply with an advisory ruling by the World Court to stop construction of a security barrier on land in the occupied West Bank. Israeli and Palestinian representatives traded barbed comments during the discussion.

  • Russia Demands That Georgia Return Army Equipment RFE/RL 16 Jul 2004 -- The Russian military is demanding that Georgia return the army trucks its security forces seized last week in the separatist republic of South Ossetia.
  • Saakashvili: South Ossetia A Russian, Georgian Concern RFE/RL 16 Jul 2004 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says the effort to resolve tensions in the breakaway region of South Ossetia is a matter only for Georgia and Russia.
  • RUSSIA/GEORGIA VOA 16 Jul 2004 -- Russia, Georgia and its separatist region of South Ossetia have agreed to resolve the dispute over the mountainous enclave peacefully, but left open the status of the territory.

  • SUDAN: African Union mediating talks on Darfur VOA 15 Jul 2004 -- The Sudanese government was holding closed-door talks on Friday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, with mediators from the African Union (AU), according to Hamid Algabid, the AU special envoy to Darfur. The talks are intended to end a 17-month conflict between rebels, the government and allied militias in western Sudan's Darfur region.
  • SUDAN/DARFUR/AU VOA 16 Jul 2004 -- African Union officials in Addis Ababa, trying to mediate an end to the devastating 15-month civil war in the Darfur region of western Sudan, are facing a second day of deadlock, after rebels set conditions that the government reportedly found unacceptable.
  • ISRAEL / SHARON / GAZA VOA 16 Jul 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has warned that his nation must withdraw from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank if it wants to preserve its Jewish and democratic character. His warning came as armed Palestinians on Friday abducted the Gaza police chief, and held him for several hours, in what observers believe is part of a power struggle between factions ahead of an Israeli withdrawal.
  • CYPRUS/MILITARY VOA 16 Jul 2004 -- The Cyprus government has proposed a military pullback on both sides of the Green Line, which has divided the Mediterranean Island for 30 years.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 16 Jul 2004 -- Security Council "welcomes and supports" Afghan presidential election on October 9 / Bloodshed takes toll on U.S.-led coalition, Iraq asks Muslim nations to help / China begins war games, eyes Taiwan by 2020 / U.S. House refuses to trim Egypt military aid
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 16 Jul 2004 -- Wall Street Journal views "This Marine's Toughest Battle" / Turkey to send PRT to Afghanistan / No requests for U.S. troops to provide Olympic security, say U.S. defense officials / EU/NATO visit to Sarajevo noted

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