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14 September 2011 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 14 Sep 2011 [PDF]
  • NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 13 Sep 2011
  • RAF Tornados destroy former regime vehicles in Libya UK MOD 14 Sep 2011 -- During an armed reconnaissance patrol over Sebha in southern Libya yesterday morning, Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s located a number of former regime armoured vehicles occupying dug-in positions near the town.
  • DOD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Handy from the Pentagon DoD 14 Sep 2011 -- Presenter: Maj. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force Iraq, and Director, Air Component Coordination Element-Iraq
  • U.S. paratroopers, Iraqi soldiers begin using new rifle range Army News 14 Sep 2011 -- On the morning of Sept. 10, paratroopers set up a table on a small rise over looking the Anbar Operations Center's new 25-meter firing range in Ramadi, Iraq. They were loading rounds into magazines and stacking them in precise rows, filling the table with ammo.
  • Taliban Losing Ability to Attack Broadly, Panetta Says AFPS 14 Sep 2011 -- Insurgent attacks like the one at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul yesterday indicate the Taliban are losing their ability to attack coalition forces on a broad scale, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
  • US: Kabul Siege a Taliban Propaganda Victory VOA 14 Sep 2011 -- The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says the 20-hour militant siege in Kabul was a military failure for the Taliban, but also a propaganda victory for the insurgent group.
  • Allen: Kabul Attack Shows Enemy's Desperation AFPS 14 Sep 2011 -- Warning of the likelihood of more high-profile attacks like yesterday's on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as insurgents grow increasingly desperate, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan declared the attack a military failure as he praised the Afghan security force's response to the raid.
  • Combined Forces Conclude Response to Kabul Attack AFPS 14 Sep 2011 -- Afghan National Security Forces, supported by coalition forces, successfully concluded an operation early today against a small group of insurgents who'd earlier attacked several locations in Kabul city, military officials reported.
  • Taliban Attack on Kabul Ends After Nearly 20 Hours VOA 14 Sep 2011 -- A 20-hour Taliban siege in the Afghan capital ended Wednesday when local and international forces killed the remaining militants who had fired on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters.
  • C-130s Aid Wildfire Suppression Efforts AFPS 14 Sep 2011 -- Six Department of Defense C-130 Hercules aircraft under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command continue to aid efforts to control wildfires in Texas, Oregon and Idaho at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, officials reported.

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  • 14 September 2011 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 14 Sep 2011
  • US: Gadhafi Still at Large, But Politically Finished VOA 14 Sep 2011 -- The highest-ranking U.S. diplomat to visit Tripoli since the fall of the Muammar Gadhafi regime said Wednesday the ousted Libyan ruler, though apparently still at large in the country, is finished politically. Assistant Secretary of State for Near eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman held talks with Libyan interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil and other officials of the National Transitional Council, the NTC.
  • US: Libya 'In the Hands of its People' VOA 14 Sep 2011 -- Senior U.S. State Department official Jeffrey Feltman says he has assured Libyans that the American administration will respect the country's sovereignty, adding that the future of Libya 'is in the hands of its people.'
  • Chinese troops land in frontier Kashmir region: report IRNA 14 Sep 2011 -- A helicopter along with Chinese Frontier Guards has reportedly landed in a frontier region of Kashmir in what is seen by India as an offensive act and a possible case of intrusion.
  • Western Envoys Try Mediation Ahead of Palestinian UN Bid VOA 14 Sep 2011 -- Western envoys are shuttling between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the Middle East to try to limit the fallout from an Israeli-opposed Palestinian plan to seek state recognition at the United Nations.
  • Palestinian statebuilding threatened by political stagnation – UN report UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- The Palestinian Authority (PA) has accomplished the tasks it set out to achieve two years ago to prepare its institutions for the responsibilities of statehood, but there remains a widening gap between that progress and the stagnant political process, according to a United Nations report released today.
  • Diplomatic Flurry Tries to Curtail Palestinian Recognition Bid VOA 14 Sep 2011 -- Diplomatic efforts continued on several fronts Wednesday in Israel and the Palestinian territories to convince Palestinian leaders to pull back from a plan to unilaterally seek recognition at the United Nations.
  • Senior UN team heads to Haiti in wake of alleged sexual abuse by peacekeepers UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a senior team to Haiti to enforce the United Nations' zero-tolerance policy on misconduct by its personnel following the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old Haitian man by Uruguayan members of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation.
  • Security Council reappoints prosecutors at UN war crimes tribunals UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- The Security Council today reappointed the prosecutors working at the United Nations tribunals tasked with bringing to justice the perpetrators of the worst crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
  • Somali consensus on end of transition paves way for restoring stability – UN UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- A broad consensus on how to end the transitional period and restore peace and stability in Somalia now exists among the country's leadership, the United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, urging it to send an unequivocal message to the leaders that a return to political bickering will not be tolerated.
  • UNICEF pledges continued assistance to drought-affected Somalis UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will maintain its humanitarian response to the food crisis in Somalia and in camps in neighbouring countries where refugees from the country have sought assistance even with the expected onset of the rainy season.
  • SOMALIA: Puntland, Somaliland act on migrants, IDPs IRIN 14 Sep 2011 -- Authorities in Somalia's self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland have given a month's notice to an estimated 80,000 illegal immigrants - mostly Ethiopian - to leave the region.
  • SRI LANKA: Pressure mounts on accountability process IRIN 14 Sep 2011 -- The failure of a national accountability commission into human rights abuses in the last days of the civil war could add to calls for an international inquiry, a top US diplomat warned on 14 September in Sri Lanka.
  • Mandate of UN peacebuilding office in Sierra Leone extended for another year UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations office that is helping Sierra Leone on its journey towards becoming a stable, peaceful and democratic country.

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