09 June 2012 Military News
- Taliban Targets NATO Soldiers in Afghanistan VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- Four French soldiers were killed and five others wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO says five of its service members died in two separate bomb blasts in eastern Afghanistan Saturday.
- Pakistan Rejects US Rhetoric on 'Safe Havens' VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- Pakistan is reacting strongly to U.S. allegations it is letting militants use Pakistani soil as a safe haven and base of operations.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Prosecutors to Probe US Security Leaks VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned two federal prosecutors to lead investigations into recent leaks of classified government information.
- Multinational training exercise Immediate Response closes out in Croatia Army News 09 Jun 2012 -- More than 700 Croatian, U.S. and multinational forces from six other countries concluded two weeks of intensive training at a closing ceremony here June 9.
- Russia's Eastern Military District Gets S-400 Missiles RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2012 -- Russia's Eastern Military District took delivery of a 'regimental' set of S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
- PM Medvedev Orders Building New Aircraft Plant in Kazan RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2012 -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a construction of an aircraft manufacturing plant for production of tactical transport aircraft in Kazan, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Saturday.
- Russia Confirms G5 Bomber Plans RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2012 -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday reiterated plans to develop a new, fifth-generation strategic bomber.
- ICRC says Syria fighting affects 1.5m people, making appeal to donors to save civilians IRNA 09 Jun 2012 -- Syria fighting affected 1.5 million people, whether directly or indirectly. The International Committee of the Red Cross made appeal to donors to help civilians caught by hostility in Syria.
- Moscow Says Its Concern Over Syria Grows RFE/RL 09 Jun 2012 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow's concern about Syria's conflict is growing but that Moscow will continue to oppose the outside use of force.
- Russian Arms for Syria No Threat to Protesters - Lavrov RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2012 -- Russia is completing deliveries of air defense weapons to Syria under contracts concluded earlier and is not supplying any arms that can be used against protesters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
- Syria on Brink of Civil Conflict - Russian Foreign Minister RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2012 -- The situation in Syria is teetering on the brink of full-fledged civil conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
- 17 Killed in Deraa's Shelling in Syria RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2012 -- Seventeen people, including ten women were killed on Saturday during the shelling of Syrian southern town of Deraa, London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) said.
- 25 Killed in Syria Violence VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- Anti-government-related violence across Syria left more than two dozen people dead Saturday, while Russia said it would not object to the departure of Syria's president, under certain conditions.
- Syria's Opposition Chooses New Leader VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- Members of the Syrian National Council, the main coordinator of opposition groups in that violence-torn nation, are gathering in Istanbul Saturday for a two-day meeting to elect a new leader. This follows the resignation last month of Burhan Ghalioun, who was the target of increasing criticism from members of the opposition coalition.
- Mali Rebels Meet with ECOWAS Mediator VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- Mali's Tuareg separatist rebels are eager to negotiate with regional and international leaders on a way forward in northern Mali, one of the group's leaders said on Saturday.
- Official:Iran, IAEA to continue talks to sum up and compile modality IRNA 09 Jun 2012 -- Iran Ambassador and permanent representative in IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh said that negotiation between Iran and IAEA will continue to sum up and compile modality.
- Burma Restores Calm After Muslim-Buddhist Clash VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- Security forces have been deployed in western Burma, near the border with Bangladesh, to restore peace after an outbreak of ethnic violence that left at least seven people dead.
- Libya Detains War Crimes Court Staffers VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- The International Criminal Court in the Hague says four of its staffers have been detained in Libya.
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