09 April 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Afghan Official Reported Killed By Taliban Abductors RFE/RL 09 Apr 2005 -- Taliban militants are claiming to have killed a senior Afghan provincial official who was apparently abducted several days ago.
- 18 Bodies Recovered from Afghanistan Crash Site AFPS 09 Apr 2005 -- Recovery crews have removed the bodies of all 18 victims from the wreckage of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan April 6, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- JFK Rolls Out Red Carpet for South American Submariners Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2005 -- The crew aboard USS John F. Kennedy (JFK) (CV 67) laid out the welcome mat and extended a warm "bienvenido" to a group of Sailors from both the Peruvian and Colombian navies April 7.
- Alcatel and Finmeccanica receive approval from the European Commission Thales 09 Apr 2005 -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Finmeccanica (Milano: SIFI.MI, FNC.IM) are delighted with the decision of the European Commission which has given its approval for the creation of the two companies, Alcatel Alenia Space and Telespazio.
- 50 Maoists killed as protests rocked Nepal IRNA 09 Apr 2005 -- At least 50 Maoists were killed as Nepalese security forces repulsed a major rebel attack on Thursday on army headquarters in Rukum district, 550 km west of Kathmandu.
- Top leaders urge UN to appoint Spl. Rapporteur in Nepal IRNA 09 Apr 2005 -- Nepal's top political leaders have appealed to the United Nations to immediately appoint a Special Rapporteur for independent, impartial and credible monitoring of what they claimed "gross" human rights violation in the kingdom following the royal takeover.
- Nepal's Army Claims At Least 96 Rebel Deaths VOA 09 Apr 2005 -- Nepalese army officials say at least 96 Maoist rebels and three soldiers were killed in a major clash earlier this week.
- Key Militia Leader Arrested in Congo VOA 09 Apr 2005 -- United Nations peacekeepers and government soldiers in Congo have arrested a key militia leader accused of human rights abuses in the northwestern Ituri region.
- Tamil Rebels Say Captured Sri Lankan Soldier Trespassed into Their Area VOA 09 Apr 2005 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels say they have captured a government soldier who they say trespassed into an insurgent-controlled area.
- Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Rise Amid Violence, Planned Protest VOA 09 Apr 2005 -- Three Palestinian teenagers have been killed by Israeli troops, threatening a fragile cease-fire. The incident comes amid rising tensions at a hotly disputed holy place in Jerusalem that is sacred to both Muslims and Jews.
- BURMA/PRISON SENTENCES VOA 09 Apr 2005 -- Dozens of associates of ousted moderate Burmese Prime Minister Khin Nyunt have been given long prison sentences. This comes as the United Nations is pressing the military government for a timetable on democratic reforms. The situation in Burma will figure prominently at Sunday's meeting of Southeast Asian ministers.
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