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13 May 2012 Military News

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  • Influential Afghan Peace Council Member Slain RFE/RL 13 May 2012 -- A former Taliban official who became a negotiator and key member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council has been shot dead in the capital, Kabul.
  • UN mission in Afghanistan condemns assassination of peace council member UN News Centre 13 May 2012 -- The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned today's assassination of Maulawi Arsala Rahmani, a senior member of the country's High Peace Council, and stated its continued commitment to supporting the locally-led peace and reconciliation process.
  • US Senator: Assassination Reveals Taliban Strategy VOA 13 May 2012 -- The United States and NATO-led international forces have condemned the assassination of a top Afghan peace negotiator. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack, but a high-ranking U.S. senator says the killing of Afghan High Peace Council member Arsala Rahmani is further evidence of Taliban intentions as American force levels are reduced.
  • Afghan Peace Council Member Gunned Down VOA 13 May 2012 -- A top Afghan peace negotiator was assassinated in Kabul on Sunday, dealing a major blow to efforts aimed at ending the decade-long conflict in Afghanistan.
  • ISAF Welcomes Third Stage of Security Transition AFPS 13 May 2012 -- The International Security Assistance Force welcomes the release of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's list of areas intended for the third stage of the transition of security responsibility in the country, officials reported today.
  • ISAF: Murdered Afghan Official Rejected Insurgents' Agenda AFPS 13 May 2012 -- An influential member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council and Islamic Council member, Moulavi Arsala Rahmani, was murdered while reportedly riding in a vehicle on his way to work today, International Security Assistance Force officials reported.

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  • Uganda Captures a Top LRA Commander VOA 13 May 2012 -- The Ugandan military says it has captured a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army during an operation in the Central African Republic. Caesar Achellam was seized Saturday following a firefight with Ugandan forces.

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