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01 May 2011 Military News

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  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN The White House 01 May 2011 -- "Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children."
  • Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin Laden VOA 01 May 2011 -- Twenty-five minutes before midnight on a Sunday night, President Obama made an announcement that the American people had waited almost ten years to hear.
  • NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 30 April 2011
  • NATO strikes command and control facility in Tripoli NATO 01 May 2011 -- NATO continued its precision strikes against Qadhafi regime military installations in Tripoli overnight, including striking a known command and control building in the Bab al-Azizya neighbourhood shortly after 1800 GMT Saturday evening.
  • Afghans assume weapons repair mission from coalition Army News 01 May 2011 -- The Afghan National Army's 207th Corps has taken another step forward towards self-sustainment, by assuming responsibility April 21 for unit level maintenance and repair of the corps' small arms and crew served weapons systems.
  • Afghan Taliban launch spring offensive IRNA 01 May 2011 -- Afghan Taliban say they would begin spring offensive across Afghanistan for May 1st and will launch attacks on foreign troops, Afghan security forces, government officials and members of the High Peace Council.
  • Afghan Taliban Uses Child Bomber at Start of Spring Offensive VOA 01 May 2011 -- Afghan officials say a 12-year-old suicide bomber killed four people and wounded 12 others Sunday in eastern Paktika province, on the first day of the Taliban's promised spring offensive.

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  • Syrian Troops Arrest Hundreds in Daraa VOA 01 May 2011 -- Witnesses say authorities in Syria have arrested hundreds of people - many of them in the flashpoint city of Daraa - as troops backed armored vehicles roam the streets trying to crush protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Salehi: Iran's reply to Ashton's letter ready IRNA 01 May 2011 -- Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday that Iran has received a new letter from EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and is to reply it after hearing the views of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • FM spokesman rejects US claims on human rights IRNA 01 May 2011 -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mihman-parast, in a press conference in Havana, rejected US assertions on human rights.
  • Iran says its nuclear facilities are highly safe ISNA 01 May 2011 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the country's nuclear facilities are in the highest level of safety.
  • President Ma emphasizes no use of force CNA 01 May 2011 -- President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China told German media that Taiwan will adhere to the principle of no unification, no independence, no use of force in promoting relations with mainland China.
  • Space shuttle Endeavour's final launch postponed again RIA Novosti 01 May 2011 -- The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, scheduled for Monday, has been postponed again as NASA specialists have failed to fix technical problems with the spacecraft's engine compartment, the U.S. space agency said.

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