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29 June 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 29 Jun 2012 [PDF]
  • Combined Force Captures Haqqani Leader AFPS 29 Jun 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force apprehended a Haqqani leader in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province today, military officials reported.
  • Combat Logistics Battalion 4 supports SOTF-W USMC News 29 Jun 2012 -- Marines and sailors with Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), transported equipment and supplies to a village stability platform (VSP) during a combat logistics patrol in the Helmand River Valley, June 22-24.
  • More Firefighting Aircraft Activated for Colorado Effort AFPS 29 Jun 2012 -- Beginning tomorrow, eight military C-130 aircraft, each equipped with the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, will be operating out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to assist with firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • U.S. Paves Way for African Counter-Drug Cooperation, Success AFPS 29 Jun 2012 -- Last October, when U.S. Africa Command was garnering unprecedented international attention during its campaign to protect Libyan civilians from Moammar Ghadafi’s violent crackdown against a rebellion, the command achieved another, less headline-dominating victory.
  • US Military Plans Operations in Africa VOA 29 Jun 2012 -- U.S. military leaders are promising a small-scale, but effective plan for dealing with terrorist threats throughout Africa. The head of the military's Africa Command says that U.S. forces are carrying out reconnaissance missions across the continent but Washington has no plans to expand its permanent presence in Africa.

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  • Morsi Pledges to Represent All Egyptians VOA 29 Jun 2012 -- Egypt's President-elect Mohamed Morsi addressed a crowd of thousands of supporters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday, insisting that he intended to be the president of all Egyptians and that he intended to govern with all the traditional powers of the presidency.
  • Ban congratulates Egypt's Morsi on presidential election win UN News Centre 29 Jun 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Muhammad Morsi on his win in Egypt's presidential election, and offered the continued assistance of the United Nations as the country pursues the path of democracy.
  • Egypt President-Elect Addresses Tahrir Square Crowd VOA 29 Jun 2012 -- Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi says he cherishes the 'great honor' given to him by the Egyptian people.
  • UN refugee agency redeploys staff to address humanitarian needs in Myanmar UN News Centre 29 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations refugee agency today said that it had begun redeploying staff members to Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, where violence has displaced thousands of people.
  • Burmese Government Demands Opposition Use 'Myanmar' VOA 29 Jun 2012 -- The nominally civilian Burmese government is demanding that democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stop referring to the country as 'Burma,' the colonial name still used by dissidents and many foreign governments.
  • Iran Arrests All Suspects in Nuclear Scientist Killings RIA Novosti 29 Jun 2012 -- All individuals allegedly involved in the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists have been detained, the country's Intelligence Ministry said on Friday.
  • US Ambassador to Kenya Announces Resignation VOA 29 Jun 2012 -- The U.S. ambassador to Kenya, Scott Gration, has announced his resignation, citing differences with Washington. The sudden decision leaves many questions unanswered.
  • KENYA: Mombasa steels itself for attacks IRIN 29 Jun 2012 -- Following three grenade attacks in recent months and a US 'terror' alert, residents of the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa are bracing themselves for the possibility of future attacks; local leaders are working towards better disaster preparedness and improvements in the emergency services.
  • Member States renew commitment to strengthening UN counter-terrorism strategy UN News Centre 29 Jun 2012 -- The General Assembly today wrapped up its third review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy by renewing its unwavering commitment to boost cooperation to combat the scourge and emphasizing the need to support its victims.
  • China Completes First Space Manned Docking Mission VOA 29 Jun 2012 -- China is celebrating the safe return of three astronauts, who successfully completed a mission that included the country's first manual docking in space and the first Chinese woman astronaut.

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