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14 October 2011 Military News

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  • UN: Syria Death Toll Rises Above 3,000 RFE/RL 14 Oct 2011 -- The death toll in Syria has risen to over 3,000 as violence there continues on a daily basis.
  • UN human rights chief urges immediate action on Syria as death toll passes 3,000 UN News Centre 14 Oct 2011 -- The United Nations human rights chief today urged the international community to act immediately to protect lives in Syria, where the number of people killed since the violence started in March has now exceeded 3,000, including over 180 children.
  • Thousands Protest in Support of Syrian Army Defectors VOA 14 Oct 2011 -- Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Syria following Friday prayers, in what organizers are calling the 'Friday of the Free Army.' The government crackdown goes on with the United Nations estimating that 3,000 people have been killed since protests began in mid March.
  • Some Lawmakers Call for Tougher US Action Against Iran VOA 14 Oct 2011 -- U.S. lawmakers are calling for senior Obama administration officials to step up the pressure on Iran, after an alleged Iranian plot was disrupted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Several members of Congress complained that sanctions against Iran do not appear to be working, and that stronger action is required.
  • Supreme Leader: Basiji spirit should get ever growing in all pillars of Iranian society IRNA 14 Oct 2011 -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, says Basiji spirit should get ever growing in all pillars and segments of Iranian society.
  • IRGC CDR: US, Israel desperate more than ever IRNA 14 Oct 2011 -- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami, said here late Thursday that the US and the Zionist Regime of Israel are now desperate more than ever, witnessing failure of their regional and global policies.
  • SBU questions Tymoshenko again over new gas case RIA Novosti 14 Oct 2011 -- The Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) resumed questioning former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Friday in a new criminal investigation in which she is accused of attempting to embezzle $405 million, prosecutor's office spokesperson Yury Boichenko said on Friday.
  • UN agency ramps up food assistance to flood-affected Pakistanis UN News Centre 14 Oct 2011 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is continuing to scale up the delivery of vital assistance to the worst-affected areas of Pakistan's Sindh province as part of its efforts to assist the country's 2.5 million flood victims.



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