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09 May 2012 Military News

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  • Combined Force Detains Multiple Insurgents AFPS 09 May 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation to capture a Taliban leader in the Zharay district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.
  • Afghans learn marksmanship from Scout Snipers USMC News 09 May 2012 -- FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan - Afghan soldiers will add a new weapon to their arsenal, when recent graduates from a marksmanship course return to their bases. The newly trained soldiers will carry a M24 sniper rifle, a weapon recently acquired by the local kandak.
  • 3D MAW (FWD) explores the use of unmanned helicopters USMC News 09 May 2012 -- Improvised explosive devices have changed the way the Marine Corps engages hostile forces. The need has risen for supplies to reach the most remote parts of Afghanistan quickly, reliably and safely.
  • DOD News Briefing with British Army Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw via Teleconference from Afghanistan DoD 09 May 2012 -- Presenter: British Army Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw, Deputy Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
  • Afghanistan Campaign on Track, Deputy Commander Says AFPS 09 May 2012 -- The message from coalition commanders in Afghanistan is loud and clear that the campaign is 'in a good place right now,' the deputy commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said today.
  • UN humanitarian chief appalled by conditions in Afghan informal settlements UN News Centre 09 May 2012 -- The top United Nations humanitarian official today voiced concern over 'unacceptable' conditions in informal settlements sheltering displaced people and former refugees in Afghanistan, and called for greater support for durable solutions to alleviate their hardship.
  • Pakistani Court moved for shooting down US spy aircraft IRNA 09 May 2012 -- A Pakistani court has been moved for seeking a verdict to direct Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to shoot down American spy aircraft flying over Pakistani airspace uninterrupted.
  • USS Nicholas Supports Drug Interdiction NNS 09 May 2012 -- Guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) assisted partner nation forces with the interdiction of a vessel carrying nearly 2,200 kilograms (4,850 pounds) of cocaine, with an estimated street value of more than $363 million, in the eastern Pacific May 6.

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News Reports

  • Would-be U.S. Plane Bomber Said to Be Double Agent - Media RIA Novosti 09 May 2012 -- A member of Yemen's al-Qaeda branch, suspected of trying to blow up a U.S. passenger jet, was an intelligence agent of Saudi Arabia, The New York Times said citing unnamed U.S. and foreign officials.
  • Al-Qaida Suicide Bomber Was 'Double Agent' VOA 09 May 2012 -- U.S. media reports say a man sent by al-Qaida's branch in Yemen to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner was actually a double agent who infiltrated the terror network and convinced the terrorists to trust him with a new bomb designed to pass through airport security.
  • Tymoshenko Ends Hunger Strike After Move To Hospital RFE/RL 09 May 2012 -- A German specialist who traveled to Ukraine to treat Yulia Tymoshenko says the jailed former prime minister has halted her hunger strike after nearly three weeks.
  • Tymoshenko Stops Hunger Strike RIA Novosti 09 May 2012 -- Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has stopped the hunger strike, which she announced in protest against the cruel treatment in prison, Ukrainian Unian news agency reported on Wednesday.
  • Opposition Leaders Detained After Medvedev Confirmed As Prime Minister RFE/RL 09 May 2012 -- Moscow police detained dozens of demonstrators late on May 8 - including opposition Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Aleksei Navalny - as small sporadic protests continued against President Vladimir Putin's rule.
  • Salehi deplores non-observation of NPT Article XI IRNA 09 May 2012 -- Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi on Wednesday deplored non-observation of Article XI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that calls for elimination of nuclear weapons.
  • Berlin eyes confidence-building steps at next Iran nuclear talks IRNA 09 May 2012 -- Berlin hopes for confidence-building measures aimed at overcoming the Iranian nuclear stalemate when diplomats from six western powers meet with their Iranian counterparts in Baghdad on May 23, a German official said here Wednesday.

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