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22 January 2012 Military News

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  • US Envoy: Taliban Must Renounce Terrorism to Participate in Talks VOA 22 Jan 2012 -- A top U.S diplomat has urged Taliban insurgents to denounce ties to international terrorists and support Afghan peace initiatives. U.S special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman wrapped up two days of extensive talks with Afghan leaders in Kabul.
  • USS Halsey Gives Aid to Yemeni Dhow NNS 22 Jan 2012 -- USS Halsey (DDG 97) responded to a call of distress from M/V Albrouj, a Yemeni dhow that was en route to Somalia from Yemen, while the U.S. ship was conducting helicopter operations in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 19.

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Other Conflicts

  • Saudi to Withdraw Observers From Arab League's Syria Mission VOA 22 Jan 2012 -- Saudi Arabia says it is withdrawing its observers from Syria in protest at what it calls the Syrian government's failure to respect an Arab League plan to end a violent crackdown on a 10-month old opposition uprising.
  • Abbas Pledges to Continue Peace Talks with Israel RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2012 -- The Palestinian authorities are ready to continue peace talks with Israel, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday.
  • Israel to blame for talks 'fiasco' - Abbas RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2012 -- The responsibility for a failure to restart stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks will lie solely with Tel Aviv and its refusal to halt settlement construction, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Sunday in Moscow.
  • Boko Haram's Rise in Nigeria Sparks Civil War Fears VOA 22 Jan 2012 -- Friday's deadly bomb attacks in Nigeria's second largest city, Kano, are the latest in a series of spectacular strikes by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. The coordinated series of assaults on police stations and other government offices killed at least 200 people. The rise of Boko Haram is sparking concerns that Africa's most populous country may be edging closer to civil war.
  • Death Toll in Nigeria Terrorist Attacks Rises to 162 RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2012 -- The death toll in coordinated attacks by a radical Islamist group in Nigeria's northern city of Kano has risen to at least 162 people, The Telegraph reported citing local officials.
  • Rights Group Says Iraq Falling Back Into Authoritariansim RFE/RL 22 Jan 2012 -- Human Rights Watch has warned that Iraq is falling back into authoritarianism and headed towards becoming a police state, despite claims from Washington that the United States has helped establish democracy in the country.

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