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20 May 2011 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 20 May 2011 [PDF]
  • NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 19 May 2011
  • NATO targets Libyan Navy in Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte NATO 20 May 2011 -- NATO and coalition air assets continued their precision airstrikes against pro-Qadhafi regime forces overnight with a coordinated strike against pro-Qadhafi forces in the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte.
  • NATO Destroys 8 Libyan Warships VOA 20 May 2011 -- NATO says it has hit eight warships used by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a series of airstrikes.
  • RAF strikes Gaddafi's Navy UK MOD 20 May 2011 -- RAF jets participated in a major NATO strike against Colonel Gaddafi's Navy last night as part of the UK's ongoing support to the NATO-led Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, protecting Libyan civilians under threat of attack.
  • 1st Cav takes over in Afghanistan Army News 20 May 2011 -- During a pivotal time in the war on terror and in Afghanistan's history, Regional Command-East's command authority shifted from Combined Joint Task Force-101 to CJTF-1.
  • ANCOP SWAT ascends to new heights Army News 20 May 2011 -- Members of the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT, team completed three weeks of grueling training with the Kandahar Pathfinder Detachment, 4th Battalion of the 101st Aviation Regiment, and are ready to take their place as the newest elite Afghan security force.
  • Task Force delivers S&T efficiencies in Afghanistan Army News 20 May 2011 -- Motivated by its motto to 'empower, unburden and protect the American Warfighter,' the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is now delivering real-time science and technology support directly to Warfighters on the battlefield.
  • Infantry Soldiers Hold Border Hilltop During Afghanistan Attack AFPS 20 May 2011 -- This week, members of 'Dog' Company maintained their hold on a key hilltop located just meters from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border by winning a 14-hour firefight with insurgents.
  • 'Dog' Company Takes Fight to the High Ground AFPS 20 May 2011 -- 'Dog' Company's mission, here near the Pakistan border, is simple: 'climb mountains and kill bad guys.'
  • 2nd ANGLICO watches over Georgian forces USMC News 20 May 2011 -- In a combat environment, the word liaison represents a means of communication for ensuring mission accomplishment, which is exactly the mission of 2nd Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company.
  • Night Owls return to Cherry Point from Afghanistan USMC News 20 May 2011 -- Families cheered and waved as the Marines and Sailors of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 returned home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., from Afghanistan May 14.
  • Pakistan Taliban Claims Attack on US Diplomatic Convoy VOA 20 May 2011 -- The Pakistani Taliban say they are responsible for a deadly bomb attack on two U.S. consulate vehicles in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The militant group said Friday's violence was in revenge for the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this month.

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  • 20 May 2011 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 20 May 2011
  • Thousands of Chadians Stranded after Fleeing Libya VOA 20 May 2011 -- In a remote mountain town near the Niger border, nearly 4,000 Chadian migrants are stranded with little food or water. They've traveled a long way to get to Chad, suffering from exposure to searing heat and clouds of dust.
  • Obama, Netanyahu: Hamas Not a Partner for Peace VOA 20 May 2011 -- At the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have held talks on the troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The two leaders issued statements masking what were likely contentious discussions.
  • Obama: U.S., Israel Have 'Differences' On Peace Plan RFE/RL 20 May 2011 -- aMillions of people around the world watched or listened to U.S. President Barack Obama's May 19 speech on the Middle East. But in the hours after he finished, with reactions just starting to pour in, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appeared to be the first world leader to offer an official response - and he was less than pleased.
  • Palestinian refugees increasingly hit by 'lifestyle' diseases, UN report finds UN News Centre 20 May 2011 -- The United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees has made progress in immunization and improving children's health, but so-called 'lifestyle' diseases are taking an increasing toll among the refugees because of poverty, unemployment and budget limitations, the agency's annual health report said today.
  • Israel rebuffs Obama's 1967 borders call RIA Novosti 20 May 2011 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected U.S. President Barack Obama's call for Israel's 1967 borders to be taken as the starting point for talks on a future Palestinian state.
  • UN and diplomatic partners stress urgent need to end Middle East conflict UN News Centre 20 May 2011 -- The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today expressed their support for the urgent need to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, voicing their backing of the vision outlined by United States President Barack Obama yesterday.
  • Sudan: UN mission condemns 'criminal attack' against its convoy in Abyei UN News Centre 20 May 2011 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today strongly condemned an attack against a convoy of its vehicles in the disputed area of Abyei, saying the assault constitutes a serious breach of previous agreements made between the two parties to the conflict there.

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