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03 October 2011 Military News

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  • NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 02 Oct 2011
  • RFA Fort Rosalie finishes her Libya mission UK MOD 03 Oct 2011 -- The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel Fort Rosalie has completed her tasking under Operation ELLAMY, the UK's contribution to international efforts to protect Libyan civilians from attack by the former Gaddafi regime.
  • California Guardsmen train Iraqis on HEMTT fuel trucks Army News 03 Oct 2011 -- American Soldiers here recently conducted a week-long class to train fellow Iraqi Army personnel how to operate heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks in preparation for the upcoming assumption of operations by Iraqi Security Forces at the Camp Taji airfield.
  • Aviation battalion successfully transitions Diamondback Army News 03 Oct 2011 -- More than 400 installations in Iraq have already been transitioned from American to Iraqi control -- but until the transfer of forward Operating Base Diamondback, none of those handovers had been completed by an aviation unit.
  • DOD Identifies Unit for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation DoD 03 Oct 2011-- The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of an upcoming rotation of forces to Afghanistan.
  • NATO Uses 'Four Pillar' Approach to Field Afghan Police AFPS 03 Oct 2011 -- For NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, success in fielding Afghanistan's national police force stands on four pillars, the general in charge of the effort said last week.
  • 82nd Airborne begins mission in Southern Afghanistan Army News 03 Oct 2011 -- Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, outgoing commander of Regional Command South, cased the 10th Mountain Division colors and officially handed over command to Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins Jr., 82nd Airborne Division and new RC(S) commander, during a transition of authority ceremony Saturday on Kandahar Airfield.
  • Game of Chicken: US, Afghan troops take back road held by Taliban Army News 03 Oct 2011 -- U.S. Soldiers took part in Operation Fairbanks, a route clearing and base building mission, in collaboration with Afghan National Security Forces in Zabul province Sept. 17-21 to reclaim a road between Qalat, the provincial capital, and Mizan, the Mizan district capital, held by the Taliban for the past year.
  • ISAF bridges new road toward change for Faryab citizens Army News 03 Oct 2011 -- Motorcyclists, compact cars full of passengers, and trucks loaded with produce detoured around U.S. Army construction vehicles - a temporary delay for a faster commute in the future.
  • Fighting Still Rages in Afghanistan 10 Years After US-Led Invasion VOA 03 Oct 2011 -- The U.S. and other NATO forces on October 7, 2001 attacked al-Qaida extremists and their Taliban allies in Afghanistan, less than a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks. That military operation drove the Taliban from power. But the conflict that began so promisingly 10 years ago is still going on - the longest war in U.S. history.
  • Key Haqqani Leader: US Asked Us to Quit Violence, Join Afghan Govt VOA 03 Oct 2011 -- A key Afghan insurgent leader says the United States has contacted his militant group to encourage it to abandon violence and join the Afghan government.
  • Force Captures Senior Haqqani Leader in Afghanistan AFPS 03 Oct 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured the Haqqani network's senior leader in Afghanistan during a security operation in the Jani Khel district of Afghanistan's Paktia province, military officials reported.
  • Germany's Afghan mission could cost up to 22b euros: study IRNA 03 Oct 2011 -- Germany's military operation in Afghanistan could cost up to 22 billion euros by the time it ends in late 2014, according to a study released Moday by the Berlin-based German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).
  • Oxfam: Rights Of Women At Risk in Afghanistan RFE/RL 03 Oct 2011 -- Oxfam says the rights of women in Afghanistan could be at risk as international troops get set to withdraw and the government looks to secure a peace deal with the Taliban.
  • Pakistan denies involvement in envoy Rabbani assassination RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2011 -- Pakistan has rejected as 'baseless' allegations from Afghan officials that its intelligence agency ISI was behind the assassination of Kabul's chief peace negotiator with the Taliban.
  • Pakistan Rebukes Afghan Accusation on Peace Envoy Killing VOA 03 Oct 2011 -- Pakistan is strongly denying Afghan accusations of involvement in the killing of Afghanistan's former president and senior peace envoy. Meanwhile, Pakistan's government is offering to open talks with militant groups that renounce violence.

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  • Syrian Authorities Seize Smuggled Weapons VOA 03 Oct 2011 -- Syria says authorities have seized a cache of weapons smuggled into the country from neighboring Turkey.
  • US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group VOA 03 Oct 2011 -- The trial has begun for two American women charged with raising money and recruiting fighters for the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
  • Nigeria Pursuing Link Between Al-Qaida, Boko Haram VOA 03 Oct 2011 -- Nigeria's government says Islamic militants in northern states are linked to al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists in the Sahel and in Somalia.
  • SOMALIA: Somaliland in first humanitarian mission to Mogadishu IRIN 03 Oct 2011 -- A humanitarian delegation from the Republic of Somaliland donated relief aid for 9,000 drought-displaced families in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, during a visit on 30 September, the first such visit since the region declared unilateral independence from the rest of the country in 1991.
  • France calls for Security Council to monitor Yemen crisis RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2011 -- France called on the UN United Nations Security Council to closely monitor the situation in Yemen and make a strong statement on any outbreak of violence in the country, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said on Monday.
  • UN refugee chief calls for greater efforts to avert humanitarian crises UN News Centre 03 Oct 2011 -- The head of the United Nations refugee agency today called on the international community to ramp up its efforts to pre-empt humanitarian crises, citing the current deadly famine in Somalia as an example of a lack of both foresight and of means to take preventive action.
  • ICC authorizes probe into post-election violence in Côte d'Ivoire UN News Centre 03 Oct 2011 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) today authorized its prosecutor to probe alleged abuses committed during the recent post-election violence in Côte d'Ivoire – the seventh investigation in Africa and the first in a State that is not party to the treaty that set up the Court.

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