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17 April 2010 Military News

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  • Medic: Hemorrhage greatest risk to service members Army News 17 Apr 2010 -- Every week, the 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts a combat lifesaver course at its headquarters building.
  • Afghanistan: UN envoy recommends release of international funds for elections UN News Centre 17 Apr 2010 -- The highest United Nations official in Afghanistan today recommended the release of international assistance for parliamentary elections to be held later this year, following a meeting with President Hamid Karzai and other Afghan officials in which new senior election commission members were appointed and a question about women candidates clarified.
  • Afghanistan Names New Elections Chief VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has appointed a new election commission chief, after the previous head resigned following reports of widespread fraud during the presidential vote.
  • Only 27 percent of Germans back Afghan military mission: survey IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Only 27 percent of Germans support the military mission in Afghanistan in the wake of rising German military deaths in the war-stricken country, according to an opinion poll published by the daily Welt on Saturday.
  • US drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A US drone aircraft killed at least four people in a Pakistani tribal region on Friday, tribesmen said.
  • UN agency condemns attack on refugee site in Pakistan UN News Centre 17 Apr 2010 -- The United Nations humanitarian agency strongly condemned today a twin suicide bombing at a UN registration point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the trial violence in northwest Pakistan, and temporarily suspended critical services in the area.
  • 41 Killed in Twin Suicide Bomb Attacks in NW Pakistan VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Pakistani authorities say two suicide bombers exploded in the middle of a crowd of displaced people in northwest Pakistan on Saturday as the civilians lined up to register for aid. Police say the attack killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 60 others.
  • Pakistan army chief apologizes over civilian deaths IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has offered his apology over the deaths of civilians in air strikes at a tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Saturday.

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  • Observers Criticize Sudanese Elections VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Election officials are still counting ballots in Sudan, where people are waiting to find out who won the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years. Several opposition groups have already lodged complaints, and now international observers say the voting itself has come up short.
  • Observers: Sudan Election Failed to Meet International Standards VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- International observers say Sudan's first multi-party elections since 1986 were marred by logistical problems and by voter intimidation.
  • UN chief talks Abkhazia, S.Ossetia with top Georgian diplomat RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Georgia to expand dialogues with its former republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and to ensure methods of trust in the region.

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