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21 May 2011 Military News

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  • Activists: Syrian Security Forces Kill 3 at Protesters' Funeral VOA 21 May 2011 -- Activists in Syria say at least three people were killed Saturday when security forces fired on mourners holding funeral services for at least 44 people killed in Friday's protest demonstrations. Opposition websites are also claiming that medics were not allowed to treat the victims. Meanwhile, in Yemen, embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh is saying once again that he will sign a Gulf Cooperation Council plan that paves the way for him to resign.
  • Yemen Opposition Signs Transition Deal VOA 21 May 2011 -- Yemen's opposition says it has signed a Gulf-brokered deal that would see President Ali Abdullah Saleh transfer power within a month.
  • US espionage network eliminated IRNA 21 May 2011 -- Iran's Information (Intelligence) Ministry announced Saturday that it has identified and eliminated a complicated espionage and sabotage network related to the CIA.
  • CIA espionage network busted in Iran IRNA 21 May 2011 -- Information Ministry announced on Saturday that it has identified and busted a espionage and sabotage network operated by CIA, arresting some 30 people spying for the US in addition to identifying 42 CIA officers in various parts of the world.
  • Giant barge arrives at Fukushima plant to store radioactive water RIA Novosti 21 May 2011 -- A giant water-storage barge has arrived at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to store highly radioactive waste water from the basement of a reactor building, Kyodo news reported on Saturday.
  • Is Ahmadinejad's Closest Aide About To Be Arrested? RFE/RL 21 May 2011 -- The pressure on Mahmud Ahmadinejad is mounting in the power struggle that has pitted the Iranian president against the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
  • India successfully injects GSAT-8 satellite into space IRNA 21 May 2011 -- India on Saturday successfully injected latest communication satellite GSAT-8 by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana to give a boost to direct-to-home services in the country.
  • Russia sends two Soyuz carrier rockets to French Guiana RIA Novosti 21 May 2011 -- Two Russian Soyuz-ST carrier rockets are on the way from Samara to St. Petersburg to be shipped to French Guiana for future launches from the Kourou space center, the Progress design bureau said.
  • Russia launches U.S. telecoms satellite RIA Novosti 21 May 2011 -- Russia has launched a Proton-M heavy carrier rocket with a U.S. telstar-14R telecommunications satellite from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.



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