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11 April 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 11 Apr 2012 [PDF]
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader AFPS 11 Apr 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.
  • 12 Mechanized Brigade takes command of Task Force Helmand UK MOD 11 Apr 2012 -- 12 Mechanized Brigade has taken command of Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan, officially marking the start of Operation HERRICK 16.
  • 533rd FEST-M in Afghanistan Army News 11 Apr 2012 -- When people think of special operations units, they imagine highly trained shadow warriors who execute exotic missions no one ever hears about. But there are many kinds of special units, and the 533rd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Main (FEST-M) are not the least bit shy about telling what they accomplished in Afghanistan.

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  • 11 April 2012 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 11 Apr 2012
  • JORDAN: Civil society at heart of Syrian refugee response IRIN 11 Apr 2012 -- Community-based organizations have arguably played the largest role in helping thousands of Syrian refugees pouring into neighbouring Jordan. Until recently, the response had been fairly ad-hoc, or as one aid worker put it, 'a mess', with various players on the ground and many Syrians simultaneously registering and getting assistance from various organizations.
  • Annan stresses non-military solution for Syria crisis IRNA 11 Apr 2012 -- The UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said here on Wednesday that the military action is not the way to solve the Syrian crisis.
  • Annan Says Syria To Stop Military Action On April 12 RFE/RL 11 Apr 2012 -- International envoy Kofi Annan says Damascus has informed him it will stop all military action at 6 a.m. local time on April 12.
  • Syria Focus Of Renewed Diplomatic Activity RFE/RL 11 Apr 2012 -- Diplomatic activity over Syria is expected to be stepped up on April 11, a day after Damascus ignored a deadline to withdraw troops and tanks from cities.
  • Security Council Urges Syria Ceasefire by Thursday RIA Novosti 11 Apr 2012 -- The United Nations Security Council called on the Syrian government to stick to the Six-Point plan and cease hostilities by Thursday, April 12, the U.S. envoy to the UN told reporters.
  • Syria Situation to Improve on Thursday – Annan RIA Novosti 11 Apr 2012 -- UN's special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, said that he expects progress on the peace process in the country after the deadline for the ceasefire on Thursday.
  • Russia Has Convinced Assad, Now the Opposition Has to Be Brought Around RIA Novosti 11 Apr 2012
  • Syria Government informs envoy that it will 'cease all military fighting' on Thursday UN News Centre 11 Apr 2012 -- The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Kofi Annan, today received a letter from the Syrian Government informing him of its decision 'to cease all military fighting throughout Syrian territory as of 6:00 a.m. (Damascus time) tomorrow, Thursday, 12 April 2012,' Mr. Annan's spokesperson said today.
  • Despite Violence, Syria Pledges to Meet Cease-fire Deadline VOA 11 Apr 2012 -- Even as it continued widespread shelling of opposition strongholds Wednesday, the Syrian government told peace envoy Kofi Annan that it will stop military action against rebels on Thursday morning.
  • UN and AU officials on joint mission to strengthen anti-Lord's Resistance Army initiative UN News Centre 11 Apr 2012 -- Senior officials from the United Nations official and African Union (AU) are visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) to strengthen the newly-launched joint initiative to counter the threat of the terror group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
  • Ban urges South Sudan and Sudan to immediately stop escalating conflict UN News Centre 11 Apr 2012 -- In a conversation today with the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate de-escalation of the situation between South Sudan and Sudan in order to avoid further bloodshed.
  • UN Calls on South Sudan to Withdraw From Sudanese Town VOA 11 Apr 2012 -- The United Nations Security Council has called on South Sudan to withdraw from a town in Sudan that it captured Wednesday. The 15-nation council called the seizure of the oil-producing town of Heglig a 'very serious development'.
  • Sudan Cuts Off Talks With South Sudan VOA 11 Apr 2012 -- The Sudanese government has pulled out of negotiations with neighboring South Sudan after reports of recent clashes in a disputed oil-producing border area.
  • UN and partners urge Israelis and Palestinians to avoid actions that undermine trust UN News Centre 11 Apr 2012 -- The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today urged both Israel and the Palestinians to avoid actions that undermine trust between them and instead engage in positive actions that are conducive to the resumption of direct negotiations.
  • Thousands of Pakistanis Flee Fighting in Northwest VOA 11 Apr 2012 -- International aid agencies say Pakistan's counter-insurgency operations in a northwestern tribal district have forced thousands of families to flee the region. United Nations officials are warning that the number of internally displaced persons is growing by the day, and they say more funds are needed from international donors to help those affected.
  • MALI: People trapped, aid stalled, refugees waiting IRIN 11 Apr 2012 -- One week after the regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu in northern Mali were captured by rebel and Islamist groups, many Malians are trapped and have limited access to food and other basic necessities, while aid operations remain largely suspended.
  • MYANMAR: Cross-line NGOs in Kachin need support IRIN 11 Apr 2012 -- Local NGOs in northern Myanmar with access to both sides of an ongoing conflict between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) are playing a key role in addressing the needs of thousands of displaced.
  • Nepalese leaders to bring Maoist arms, cantonments under army IRNA 11 Apr 2012 -- Nepalese political leaders Tuesday inched forward on the stalled peace process as they agreed to bring the arms and the cantonments of the former Maoist guerrillas under the direct control and supervision of the national army.
  • Philippines Warship, Chinese Vessels in Standoff VOA 11 Apr 2012 -- A Philippine naval ship, two Chinese vessels and at least eight fishing boats are in a standoff near a shoal in the South China Sea that the Philippines says is well within its territory. However, China says the fishermen are in its sovereign waters. Both sides say they are trying to come to a diplomatic solution.
  • DRC President Puts Pressure on Military Defectors VOA 11 Apr 2012 -- Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is seeking an end to a standoff with soldiers loyal to former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The president is trying to persuade the soldiers, who defected from the army in eastern Congo last week, to rejoin.

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