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10 May 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 10 May 2012 [PDF]
  • US Family: Attempts to Free Taliban-Held Soldier Not Enough VOA 10 May 2012 -- The parents of the only United States soldier captured and still held in Afghanistan are breaking their silence, urging Washington to do more to secure his release.
  • Kandahar advisers empower Afghan maintainers AFNS 10 May 2012 -- In the difficult-to-traverse landscape of Afghanistan the MI-17 helicopter has proven to be a valuable asset to air operations in the war-ravaged country. The aircraft has proven itself in missions ranging from supplying distant outposts to providing overwatch for coalition forces.
  • Combined Force Detains Taliban Facilitator AFPS 10 May 2012 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban facilitator and another suspected insurgent in the Arghistan district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.
  • Top UN relief official stresses need for disaster preparedness in Afghanistan UN News Centre 10 May 2012 -- The top United Nations relief official today called for greater efforts to build the resilience and preparedness of the people of Afghanistan to natural disasters, given the country's vulnerability to floods and droughts that affect large segments of the population every year.

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  • President: Iran never gives up even one iota its legitimate rights IRNA 10 May 2012 -- On the threshold of the next round of talks between Iran and G5+1, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the Iranian nation will never give up even one iota its legitimate rights.
  • N.Korea Executed at Least 3 Cannibals in Recent Years RIA Novosti 10 May 2012 -- North Korea held at least three public executions of people charged with cannibalism in recent years, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.
  • Israel Unity Deal Unlikely to Significantly Shift Iran Strategy VOA 10 May 2012 -- Former Israeli opposition leader Shaul Mofaz's surprise entry into Israel's ruling coalition this week appears unlikely to trigger a major shift in Israeli policy on Iran's nuclear program, analysts say.
  • FSB Claims Foiled Sochi Olympics Terrorist Plot RIA Novosti 10 May 2012 -- Russian and Abkhaz security services claim to have uncovered a terror plot targeting the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) reported on Thursday.
  • ICRC Suspends Most Operations in Pakistan VOA 10 May 2012 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has stopped most of its relief operations in Pakistan following the brutal murder of one of its workers. These types of killings are making it increasingly difficult for foreign aid groups to operate in the country.
  • Ban welcomes Papua New Guinea's decision to go forward with elections UN News Centre 10 May 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the decision by Papua New Guinea to carry out elections within the timeframe stipulated by the constitution, following recent uncertainties in relation to the country's next parliamentary elections, and stressed that they should be carried out in a transparent and peaceful manner.
  • MALAWI: Dream fades for inland port project IRIN 10 May 2012 -- Visitors arriving in Nsanje, the sleepy capital of Malawi's southernmost district, are greeted by a large yellowing billboard announcing: 'The dream becomes reality. Nsanje Port opens October 2010.' But those who go to the port will find little more than a concrete quay with a couple of dozen mooring posts, and a few fishermen manoeuvring crude dug-out canoes through the murky brown waters of the Shire River.
  • Yemen Airstrikes, Raids Kill 17 al-Qaida Militants VOA 10 May 2012 -- Airstrikes and mortar fire have killed at least 17 al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen, days after details emerged about a Saudi mole within the terrorist network whose information helped the U.S. foil a plot by the group's Yemeni branch.

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