13 September 2009 Military News
- Sept. 12 airpower summary: A-10s strafe enemy positions AFNS 13 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF troops in Afghanistan during operations.
- CLB-7, 3rd LAR come home to warm welcome USMC News 13 Sep 2009 -- Service members from Combat Logistics Battalion 7 had grown accustomed to during their eight-month deployment to Iraq.
- Dozens of Taliban Killed in Clash With US, Afghan Forces VOA 13 Sep 2009 -- Details are emerging about an hours-long intense battle in western Afghanistan that has resulted in significant casualties for the Taliban. Two American service personnel and several Afghan soldiers also are reported to have been killed.
- Afghan Commission Says 30 Civilians Killed in NATO Strike VOA 13 Sep 2009 -- An Afghan government-appointed commission says 30 Afghan civilians were killed and nine wounded in a NATO air strike earlier this month in the northern province of Kunduz.
Defense Policy / Programs
- APS Swift Medical Team Travels to Liberian Interior Navy NewsStand 13 Sep 2009 -- Africa Partnership Station Swift's Medical Team III returned today to the Liberian government hospitalin Bomi County Sept. 10.
- Russian military denies existence of new 'super-tank' RIA Novosti 13 Sep 2009 -- The Russian military has denied the existence of a new-generation main battle tank (MBT) based on T-80 design and featuring explosive reactive armor and a box-shaped turret.
- Fire in Russian military unit destroys top secret documents RIA Novosti 13 Sep 2009 -- Top secret documents were destroyed in a fire that broke out on Sunday in a military unit in western Russia's city of Tambov, killing five and injuring seven servicemen, a security agency source said.
- US Envoy Back in Israel to Push Peace Efforts VOA 13 Sep 2009 -- U.S. Special Envoy for the Middle East George Mitchell has begun meetings with officials in Israel to revive stalled peace efforts. Among the obstacles that Mitchell is facing is Israel's continuing expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
- Egyptian President Meets Israeli Leader to Discuss Settlements, Prisoner Release VOA 13 Sep 2009 -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Cairo to discuss the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the release of a captured Israeli soldier by the Palestinian militant party Hamas. Egypt has mediated talks between Hamas and Israel in the past.
- Israel Says Gaps Remain With U.S. On Mideast Peace Plan RFE/RL 13 Sep 2009 -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he hopes to bridge gaps with the United States on the Middle East peace process.
- Nepal: UN welcomes top official's pledges on concrete action to end impunity UN News Centre 13 Sep 2009 -- Nepal's Prime Minister has pledged to take concrete steps to address serious violations, especially ending impunity, a move welcomed by the United Nations human rights office in the South Asian nation (OHCHR-Nepal).
- YEMEN: Saada city residents most affected by fighting IRIN 13 Sep 2009 -- The current bout of fighting between government troops and Houthi-led Shia rebels in northern Yemen is having the worst effect on civilians since intermittent clashes began five years ago, according to aid agencies.
- Ahmadinejad Again Says No To Talks On Nuclear Program VOA 13 Sep 2009 -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his government is ready to hold talks with world powers on a range of issues, but not its controversial nuclear program.
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