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25 June 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 25 Jun 2012 [PDF]
  • Corps of Engineers to improve access to water, power in southern Afghanistan Army News 25 Jun 2012 -- The U.S. military and its coalition partners may be drawing down their combat missions in Afghanistan, but the next two years will continue to be busy for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South.
  • 'Dragon' Brigade's female engagement teams stays busy in Paktika Province Army News 25 Jun 2012 -- The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, hasn't been in Afghanistan for long, but its female engagement team, or FET, is already busy at work.
  • Combined Force Detains Taliban Explosives Expert AFPS 25 Jun 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban explosives expert in the Gardez district of Afghanistan's Paktia province yesterday, military officials reported.
  • RAF protecting Camp Bastion UK MOD 25 Jun 2012 -- Personnel from Number 5 RAF Force Protection Wing, based at RAF Lossiemouth, have now been deployed at Camp Bastion for two months where they have responsibility for providing security at the main British base in Helmand province.
  • Colorado reserve unit called in to fight wildland fires AFNS 25 Jun 2012 -- The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing here received word June 24 that it was tasked to provide Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, support to the ongoing Colorado wildland fires.
  • Guard Wing Activates to Aid Firefighting Effort AFPS 25 Jun 2012 -- Two Wyoming Air National Guard C-130s and crews equipped with the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System will arrive at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., today to support wildland firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain region.

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  • 25 June 2012 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Jun 2012
  • At Security Council meeting, UN officials highlight key role in protection of civilians UN News Centre 25 Jun 2012 -- Highlighting the growing number of incidents where civilians are targeted in armed conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today drew attention to the key role of the Security Council in dealing with the issue, while urging new approaches to be considered.
  • Turkey Toughens Response to Syria's Downing of Military Jet VOA 25 Jun 2012 -- Turkey has toughened its response to Syria's downing of a Turkish military jet last week, saying it will ask fellow NATO members to consider the incident a Syrian attack on the whole alliance.
  • Turkish Fighter Shootdown Concerns Panetta, Press Secretary Says AFPS 25 Jun 2012 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shares the State Department's deep concern over the June 22 shootdown by Syrian forces of a Turkish F-4 fighter and two Turkish pilots, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
  • EU Imposes New Syria Sanctions RFE/RL 25 Jun 2012 -- The European Union has imposed fresh sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime over its 15-month-long crackdown on the opposition.
  • EU Condemns Syria's Downing of Turkish Jet, Urges Probe RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2012 -- The foreign ministers of 27 EU members states condemned on Monday Syria's shooting down of a Turkish military plane and urged a thorough investigation into the incident.
  • Over 30 Syrian Army Defectors Escape to Turkey RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2012 -- Thirty-three Syrian army defectors have fled into Turkey overnight, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday, quoting officials.
  • Turkish Cabinet to Discuss Syrian Attack Against Jet VOA 25 Jun 2012 -- Turkey's Cabinet is to discuss the downing of a Turkish military jet last week by Syria, while Western diplomats continue their condemnation of the attack.
  • EU Warns Against Military Escalation in Syria VOA 25 Jun 2012 -- The European Union is warning against a military escalation in Syria, even as it condemns the country for shooting down a Turkish military jet in international airspace last week.
  • ICRC Asks Syrian Government for Access to Homs VOA 25 Jun 2012 -- The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger, says the ICRC renewed its appeal to the Syrian government Monday for access to the besieged city of Homs to evacuate the wounded and sick. He says the ICRC also needs agreement from opposition groups for the life-saving mission to go forward. The humanitarian group released a new report on its global work.
  • Boat Ramming Incident Reported in South China Sea VOA 25 Jun 2012 -- The Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary said Monday there are no Philippine or Chinese vessels inside Scarborough Shoal, which has been the site of a months-long standoff between the two countries that each claim the area. However authorities are still closely monitoring the region and investigating a still unexplained deadly ramming of a Philippine fishing boat.
  • UN calls on South Sudan to develop broad plan to curb inter-communal violence UN News Centre 25 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations today called on South Sudan to develop a comprehensive plan for curbing violence in Jonglei state, as it released the findings of an investigation into inter-communal attacks that claimed hundreds of lives there in 2011 and early 2012.
  • UN Report Says South Sudan Tribal Violence Intensifying VOA 25 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says inter-communal violence in Jonglei state beginning last year was perpetuated, in part, by hate speech and the proliferation of weapons. A new UNMISS human rights report says the government failed to act fast enough to stop the violence.
  • Press Conference by Rwanda's Foreign Minister United Nations 25 Jun 2012
  • DRC: North Kivu displaced need more help IRIN 25 Jun 2012 -- Humanitarians are struggling to meet the basic needs of over 200,000 people recently displaced by clashes in North Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Access has been limited by the mountainous and volcanic terrain coupled with widespread, shifting insecurity.
  • MYANMAR: Uneasy calm in Rakhine IRIN 25 Jun 2012 -- An uneasy calm prevails in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar's northern Rakhine State, following weeks of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.
  • UN tribunal transfers case of former Rwandan mayor to national authorities UN News Centre 25 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations tribunal trying key suspects implicated in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda today transferred to Rwandan authorities the case of Aloys Ndimbati, a former local government official charged with crimes against humanity.

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