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13 June 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 13 Jun 2012 [PDF]
  • Brigade Commander Prepares for Afghanistan Deployment AFPS 13 Jun 2012 -- Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team aren't deploying to Afghanistan this fall to play soccer, but that's the analogy the brigade's commander is using to describe how he'll partner with local Afghan leaders.
  • Combined Forces Seize Large Hashish Caches AFPS 13 Jun 2012 -- Combined Afghan-coalition forces seized 1,180 pounds of hashish during operations conducted over the past two days in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, military officials reported.
  • PAKISTAN: Uncertain future for Afghan refugees as deadline looms IRIN 13 Jun 2012 -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling on the government of Pakistan not to hastily expel Afghan refugees, even as a deadline for their legal stay in the country approaches.
  • Seabees Partner with Squadron, Train Afghan Engineers NNS 13 Jun 2012 -- U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 recently partnered with the U.S. Air Force's 443rd Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron to train and instruct Afghan engineers at the Kandahar Air Wing on Kandahar Airfield.
  • US Awaits Pakistan's Decision on NATO Supply Routes VOA 13 Jun 2012 -- Pakistan and the United States appear to be edging closer to a deal on the re-opening of NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, according to comments made by Cameron Munter, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.
  • British forces help Afghans repair roads in Nad 'Ali UK MOD 13 Jun 2012 -- British forces have been assisting Afghans in Nad 'Ali to repair local roads that are vital to local commerce, helping to build confidence in the Afghan Government and increase stability.
  • Guard Members Battle Western Wildfires AFPS 13 Jun 2012 -- Citizen-soldiers and airmen from five states are working alongside civilian first responders as they continue to battle wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico, according to National Guard officials.

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  • 13 June 2012 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 13 Jun 2012
  • UN emergency fund provides nearly $10 million to boost aid to Syrian refugees UN News Centre 13 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations humanitarian arm has provided nearly $10 million in fresh funding in recent weeks to assist Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
  • US has incurred heavy defeat in Syria despite huge spending IRNA 13 Jun 2012 -- Vice chairman of Chiefs of Staff of the armed forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Wednesday that the US along with its puppet regimes in the region and certain European states have incrred another heavy setback depite spending huge sum to oust the Syrian government.
  • Russia Accuses U.S. Of Arming Syrian Opposition Fighters RFE/RL 13 Jun 2012 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Washington of providing weapons to the Syrian opposition for their fight against pro-government forces.
  • U.S. Senator Challenges Pentagon over Russian Arms to Syria RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2012 -- A U.S. Senator has called on the Pentagon to take action against Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which he claims is 'arming the Assad regime' in Syria.
  • Russia Rejects U.S. Allegations on Arms Deliveries to Syria RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2012 -- Russia dismissed on Wednesday claims by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that it was selling attack helicopters to Syria and accused the United States of arming rebels fighting against the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Russia Defends Arms Sale to Syria, Blasts US VOA 13 Jun 2012 -- Russia on Wednesday defended its sale of arms to Syria and stepped up the rhetoric by accusing the United States of providing weapons to the Syrian rebels.
  • Syria: Rebel Enclave 'Cleansed,' Retaken VOA 13 Jun 2012 -- Syrian state television says government forces have retaken control of the rebellious western town of al-Haffeh after a week of heavy fighting that led the United States to warn of a potential massacre.
  • Analysis: How close is an African criminal court? IRIN 13 Jun 2012 -- The long-running spat between the African Union (AU) and International Criminal Court (ICC) over perceived bias has prompted the AU to push ahead with plans to form its own Africa-wide criminal court, but analysts believe the move could complicate, rather than enhance, international justice.
  • UGANDA: LRA victims rap compensation delay IRIN 13 Jun 2012 -- Jennifer Abalo struggles to support two of her own and two of her late sister's children. She lost her father, sister and two of her children to Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) violence between 1998 and 2004, but like thousands of other victims she has never received any compensation, despite government promises.
  • COTE D'IVOIRE: 'Everyone is looking for safety' IRIN 13 Jun 2012 -- Up to a dozen people jostle for space in small houses meant for families of four, but at least they have found refuge in Duékoué, a town near the Liberian border. A new militia attack in Côte d'Ivoire's restive western Tai area left 16 people dead, including seven UN troops, and triggered the displacement of around 300 families from villages to nearby towns.
  • UN expert urges continued support for Côte d'Ivoire following deadly attack UN News Centre 13 Jun 2012 -- A United Nations independent human rights expert today urged all Ivoirians and the international community to maintain their support for Côte d'Ivoire's national reconciliation in the aftermath of an attack last week which killed seven UN peacekeepers, eight civilians and one Ivorian soldier.
  • Top UN humanitarian official urges lifting of Israeli blockade of Gaza UN News Centre 13 Jun 2012 -- With the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip now entering its sixth year, the top United Nations humanitarian official today called for its immediate lifting, citing the devastating impact it has had on the lives and livelihoods of 1.6 million Palestinians living in the area.
  • UN expert warns of threat from escalating communal violence in Myanmar UN News Centre 13 Jun 2012 -- A United Nations independent human rights expert today warned that escalating violence among communities in Myanmar's Rakhine state represents a serious threat to the country's future.

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