25 December 2007 Military News
- Suicide Car Bomb Kills at Least 22 in Northern Iraq VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- Iraqi police say at least 22 people have been killed and 80 others wounded in a suicide car bombing in Iraq's northern city of Baiji.
- AFGHANISTAN: Taliban must stop executing civilians - rights watchdog IRIN 25 Dec 2008 -- A 60-year-old woman and her 17-year-old grandson who were travelling to their home in Dehrawod District, central Uruzgan Province, were briefly interrogated and then forced out of a bus on 12 December, eyewitnesses and provincial officials said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- CJTF-HOA Senior Leadership Visit Downrange Troops for the Holidays Navy NewsStand 25 Dec 2008 -- It wasn't quite home for the holidays, but the troops downrange supporting the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) mission in Garissa and Shant Abaq, Kenya were visited by senior leadership from Djibouti, Dec. 21-23.
- Tor-M2 systems to be supplied to Russian troops in 2009 RIA Novosti 25 Dec 2007 -- Supplies to the Russian Ground Forces of Tor-M2 low to medium-altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile systems (SA-15 Gauntlet) will start in 2009, a high-ranking military official said on Tuesday.
- Russia test launches new RS-24 ICBM RIA Novosti 25 Dec 2007 -- Russia has conducted a second test launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile with multiple warheads, a Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) spokesman said Tuesday.
- Russia successfully tests sea-based ballistic missile RIA Novosti 25 Dec 2007 -- Russia conducted Tuesday a successful test launch of a ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea in the Arctic, a Navy spokesman said.
- Russian Air Force receives 4 modernized tactical bombers RIA Novosti 25 Dec 2007 -- Aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi has completed the delivery of four upgraded Su-24M2 Fencer tactical bombers to an Air Force regiment based in Russia's Far East, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
- India, China Conclude Joint Military Exercises VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- India and China have wrapped up five days of joint military exercises, the first such drill involving the the world's two largest armies.
- Iran likely to participate in Naval conclave in Indian Ocean IRNA 25 Dec 2007 -- Islamic Republic of Iran is likely to participate in a Naval Conclave in Indian Navy's novel initiative to host a regional interactive in the Indian Ocean Rim in February next year.
- Turkey Claims Success Against Kurdish Rebels VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- Turkey says recent military strikes against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq have succeeded in killing hundreds of militants and destroying facilities and hideouts used by the rebels
- Israeli-Palestinian peace talks stall over settlement dispute RIA Novosti 25 Dec 2008 -- A second round of Israeli and Palestinian talks has failed to produce any results in a dispute over settlement expansion near Jerusalem and ongoing Palestinian rocket attacks, local media reported Tuesday.
- Conditions Continue to Worsen in Somalia VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says the humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to worsen
- Israeli Defense Minister Heads to Egypt Amid Diplomatic Row VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- Israel's defense minister is heading to Egypt amid a diplomatic row.
- Mideast Negotiators Deadlocked Over Settlement and Security VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have held a round of talks on Middle East peace issues, but officials said they made no headway Monday because the Palestinians refused to discuss core issues until Israel agrees to stop building settlements in the Jerusalem area.
- Thailand's Deposed Prime Minister Ready to Return Home VOA 25 Dec 2007 -- Thailand's deposed prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, says he would like to return home, now that his political allies have won the first elections held since a military takeover last year ousted him from power
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