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29 December 2011 Military News

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  • Syrian Forces Kill 19 as Monitors Visit More Regions VOA 29 Dec 2011 -- As thousands protested across Syria against the government, activists say Syrian security forces killed at least 19 people on Thursday, including some in an area visited by Arab League monitors.
  • Analysis: Libya's long road to disarmament IRIN 29 Dec 2011 -- Mistrust of Libya's interim administration is likely to deter tens of thousands of revolutionary fighters from complying with a massive new demobilization plan, according to analysts and former rebels.
  • Over 20 killed in Turkish air raid at Iraq border RIA Novosti 29 Dec 2011 -- More than 20 alleged diesel smugglers have been killed in an overnight air raid by Turkish Air Forces on a predominantly Kurdish-populated area at the Turkish border with Iraq, local media reported on Thursday.
  • Civilian Deaths Claimed in Turkish Airstrike VOA 29 Dec 2011 -- Turkey's military carried out airstrikes late Wednesday in the mountainous border region with Iraq and says it was targeting Kurdish rebels. Local officials report 35 people were killed and say the victims were civilian smugglers, not fighters.
  • BANGLADESH: Indigenous groups face land-grabbing in north IRIN 29 Dec 2011 -- Northern Bangladesh's mostly Hindu indigenous people are still coming under land-grabbing pressure from the country's predominantly Bengali Muslim population, say activists.

News Reports

  • Solemn National Memorial Service for Kim Jong Il Held KCNA 29 Dec 2011 -- A solemn national memorial service for Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, was held in Pyongyang Thursday.
  • North Korea Hails Kim Jong Un as 'Supreme Leader' VOA 29 Dec 2011 -- With a distant siren the only sound, an ocean of people bowed silently Thursday before North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
  • North Korean Refugees Seek Freedom Via Thailand VOA 29 Dec 2011 -- Since 2004 the number of North Koreans arriving in Thailand each year has risen from just a few dozen to more than 2,000. North Koreans fleeing oppression in their homeland secretly travel across China and Laos to reach Thailand - where authorities generally do not send them back home. Most refugees eventually end up in South Korea.
  • Pakistani Officials Acknowledge Closer Ties with China VOA 29 Dec 2011 -- During a year marked by increasing strain on the relationship between Pakistan and the United States, Pakistani officials publicly emphasized closer ties with China.
  • Kazakh Criminal Case Opened Over Police Actions In Zhanaozen Deaths RFE/RL 29 Dec 2011 -- Kazakhstan's Prosecutor-General's Office has launched a criminal investigation into actions taken by police during riots earlier this month in the western city of Zhanaozen that left more than a dozen protesters dead.



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