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28 June 2011 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 28 Jun 2011 [PDF]
  • NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 27 Jun 2011
  • NATO Says it will Keep Pressure on Libyan Government VOA 28 Jun 2011 -- NATO's commander for the Libya operation says the allied force is not scaling down its airstrikes despite calls from some nations for a pause in the operation.
  • Libya to prosecute NATO in international courts RIA Novosti 28 Jun 2011 -- Libya intends to prosecute NATO in international courts for the Western military alliance's attempts to physically eliminate country's leader Muammar Gaddafi and members of his family, the Libyan Justice Ministry said in a statement.
  • Salvage Divers Beach a Sunken Pier at Umm Qasr Port NNS 28 Jun 2011 -- Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) Two, Company 2-4 divers assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.1 beached a sunken pier at the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq, June 14, after three years of excavation.
  • Iraqi soldiers defend position during company level training at GWTC Army News 28 Jun 2011 -- Concealing themselves in camouflaged firing positions, Iraqi soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, worked as a company to defend their positions during defense training at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Iraq, June 20.
  • Ghost troopers mentor, develop IA leaders Army News 28 Jun 2011 -- Soldiers of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, successfully qualified with their M16A4 rifles after firing several magazines of ammunition at a live fire training range at Joint Security Station India, Iraq, June 16.
  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army visits COS Marez Army News 28 Jun 2011 -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III met with senior U.S. Division - North leaders, spoke with Soldiers and witnessed U.S. and Iraqi troops working together during a visit to Contingency Operating Sites Marez and Diamondback in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 23.
  • Seven Killed In Taliban Attack On Kabul Hotel RFE/RL 28 Jun 2011 -- A Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul has left seven Afghan civilians dead and eight others, included two police, wounded. The siege on the Intercontinental Hotel ended early this morning after NATO helicopters shot dead the last two attackers on the rooftop of the hotel favored by Westerners and diplomats.
  • Kabul Hotel Attack Will Not Affect Security Transition VOA 28 Jun 2011 -- The Taliban assault on the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, which left 11 civilians and police dead in addition to the attackers, comes as NATO forces are beginning a process of handing over security to local authorities. Afghan officials say despite the attack, that handover will continue.
  • Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for 'smart' battlefield power Army News 28 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Army, led by the Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, is installing microgrid technologies in Afghanistan as part of a groundbreaking project that could significantly lower fossil fuel consumption on the battlefield.
  • Force Seizes Marijuana in Kandahar AFPS 28 Jun 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered 992 pounds of marijuana in the Panjwa'i district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.
  • Top UN envoy urges peaceful resolution of Afghan legislative crisis UN News Centre 28 Jun 2011 -- The United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called on all parties to conduct themselves responsibly, using only political means and careful to avoid public unrest, after a special court ruled recently to replace a quarter of the members of Parliament due to fraud charges.
  • Military intelligence Marines speak on recent accomplishments USMC News 28 Jun 2011 -- The military intelligence community of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) said they are finding new ways to stay ahead of insurgents in Afghanistan.
  • 20 die in US drone strikes in Pakistan tribal region IRNA 28 Jun 2011 -- The US drone aircraft on Monday night rained missiles on suspected hideout of Pakistani Taliban chief in South Waziristan tribal region, TV channels reported.
  • Orphans Of War: The Innocent Victims Of Pakistan's Swat Offensive RFE/RL 28 Jun 2011
  • Guard, AF continue support as Minot flood slows AFNS 28 Jun 2011 -- A press conference held at city hall here June 26 offered a shred of good news for those residents, Airmen and family members impacted by Minot's record-shattering floods during the month of June.

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-il RIA Novosti 28 Jun 2011 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is expected to pay a visit to Russia and meet President Dmitry Medvedev in Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok, South Korean Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, although Russia's foreign minister denied knowledge of such a meeting.
  • India on campaign to get membership of top nuke clubs IRNA 28 Jun 2011 -- India said on Tuesday it aims to get full membership of the four elite multilateral export control regimes that monitor the global movement of atomic material and equipment.
  • Iran says does not accept UN special rapporteur on human rights IRNA 28 Jun 2011 -- Iran said on Tueday that it does not accept UN special rapporteur on human rights while the United Nations Human Rights Council kept silent toward US human rights violations by waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which killed millions of innocent people.
  • Political crisis deepens in Pakistan IRNA 28 Jun 2011 -- The decision of Pakistani political party to quit the federal and provincial governments has triggered a new debate about the situation that can emerge in the coming days.
  • Russia Vows To Cut Belarus Power RFE/RL 28 Jun 2011 -- Russia has threatened to cut electricity supplies to Belarus after Minsk failed to repay a debt due to a severe economic crisis.
  • Russian Legislation Takes Aim At Human Rights Court In Strasbourg RFE/RL 28 Jun 2011 -- Fifteen years after joining the Council of Europe, Russia appears to be reconsidering one of its main responsibilities as a member.
  • Millions facing severe food crisis amid worsening drought in Horn of Africa – UN UN News Centre 28 Jun 2011 -- An estimated 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are facing a severe food crisis following a prolonged drought in the region, with child malnutrition rates in some areas twice the emergency threshold amid high food prices that have left families desperate, the United Nations reported today.
  • Political and security gains in Guinea-Bissau still fragile, warns UN envoy UN News Centre 28 Jun 2011 -- While Guinea-Bissau has witnessed improvements on the political and security fronts, the authorities need to do more to consolidate the gains achieved and to address issues such as impunity, drug trafficking and organized crime, a senior United Nations official said today.

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