13 June 2010 Military News
- Afghan President Appeals for Support in Southern Afghanistan VOA 13 Jun 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has appealed to hundreds of tribal and religious leaders in Kandahar to support a major military operation in their southern province to bolster security in the Taliban stronghold.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Javelin Thrust 2010 Begins USMC News 13 Jun 2010 -- The biggest Marine Forces Reserve exercise of the year kicked off as the first of several reserve units arrived on deck to begin training June 12.
- China says farewell to J-6 fighters RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- People's Liberation Army Air Force held on Saturday an official farewell ceremony for the J-6, a Chinese-built version of the Soviet MiG-19 Farmer fighter aircraft, Chinese television reported.
- S. Korean Warmongers Mull Provocative War Exercises KCNA 13 Jun 2010 -- The first fleet of the south Korean puppet navy is mulling staging the five day-long anti-submarine mobile exercises in coordinated operations with the maritime police in the East Sea of Korea from June 14, according to south Korean MBC.
- Israel Aerospace Industries' ELTA Systems Awarded $57 Million (USD) Contract to Supply Air Defense Aerostat Israel Aerospace Industries 13 Jun 2010 -- ELTA Systems Ltd., a group and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI/ELTA) has been awarded a $57 million (USD) contract from a foreign customer to supply its Long Range Air Defense Radar EL/M-2083. The radar is installed on a tethered aerostat and enhances early warning capabilities.
- Head of Arab League Visits Gaza, Demands End to Blockade VOA 13 Jun 2010 -- Arab states are stepping up the pressure on Israel to ease its grip on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
- Israel's Barak Calls Off Trip to France VOA 13 Jun 2010 -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has canceled a visit to Paris where he was to take part in an international military exhibition, and meet with the French defense and foreign ministers.
- Kyrgyzstan Sends In More Troops As Death Toll Rises RFE/RL 13 Jun 2010 -- Residents in the Kyrgyz city of Osh woke up to scenes of death and destruction following a third night of gun battles between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
- Kyrgyzstan Appeals For Outside Help RFE/RL 13 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan has appealed for outside help in quelling unrest in the south, where at least 80 people have been killed in rioting and interethnic clashes.
- Kyrgyz, Uzbek ethnic leaders set for reconciliation talks RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz and Uzbek ethnic leaders in Kyrgyzstan agreed on Sunday to begin reconciliation talks following days of ethnic violence that claimed the lives of about 100 people, the president of Kyrgyz public fund Otkrytaya Positsiya said.
- Latest: More than 75,000 ethnic Uzbeks flee to Uzbekistan from Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- More than 75,000 ethnic Uzbeks have fled to Uzbekistan from Kyrgyzstan, which has hit by violent ethnic clashes, as the Uzbek authorities have opened the border for refugees, an Uzbek Emergencies Ministry official said on Sunday.
- Latest: Death toll in Kyrgyz ethnic clashes rises to 97 RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- Ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan have claimed the lives of at least 97 people, a local health ministry spokeswoman said on Sunday.
- State of emergency declared in south Kyrgyz Jalalabad region RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- The Kyrgyz interim government made a decision on Sunday to introduce a state of emergency in the entire territory of the Jalalabad Region in south Kyrgyzstan following recent riots and impose a curfew in the area.
- Kyrgyz Defense Ministry calls up reservists to fight riots RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- The Kyrgyz interim government has issued a decree allowing the Defense Ministry to call up reservists aged under 50 to stabilize the situation in southern Kyrgyzstan hit by recent riots, the ministry's press office said on Sunday.
- UN chief confers with European security body on growing tensions in Kyrgyzstan UN News Centre 13 Jun 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conferred with the chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the mounting tensions in Kyrgyzstan, as the United Nations assesses humanitarian aid needs arising from the violence that has reportedly claimed nearly 100 lives.
- About 100 Killed in Kyrgyz Rioting VOA 13 Jun 2010 -- Rioting mobs have killed about 100 people and wounded more than 1,200 others in Kyrgyzstan's south, prompting the interim government to send reserve forces to try to quell a third day of chaos.
- Russia sends additional troops to Kyrgyzstan to assure security at Kant airbase RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2010 -- The Russian Defense Ministry sent on Sunday an additional 150 paratroopers to enhance security at Russia's airbase in Kyrgyzstan following deadly ethnic clashes in the country's south, the ministry's official spokesman said.
- Fighting Between Somali Police, Soldiers Kills At Least 10 VOA 13 Jun 2010 -- Officials in Somalia's capital say at least 10 people have been killed in fighting between government troops and police.
- Riyadh denies British media reports on airspace deal with Israel IRNA 13 Jun 2010 -- Saudi Arabia denied reports that it had agreed to allow the Zionist regime to use its airspace to raid Iran’s nuclear facilities, it was announced Sunday.
- Speaker says Iran will confront US nuclear plots stronger than before IRNA 13 Jun 2010 -- Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Sunday the US and its puppets should never doubt that the Iranian nation will resist their nuclear plots even stronger than before.
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