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13 September 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 13 Sep 2012 [PDF]
  • Airstrike Kills Insurgent Transporting Weapons AFPS 13 Sep 2012 -- A precision airstrike in the Mota Khan district of Afghanistan's Paktika province yesterday killed an armed insurgent transporting weapons, military officials reported.
  • Defence Secretary visits Afghanistan as changeover of British brigades begins UK MOD 13 Sep 2012 -- The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, has paid a visit to Afghanistan where he received an update on operations on the ground as the UK prepares to reduce its force levels in the country by 500 troops.
  • Caldwell: Troubled Afghan Hospital Got Transparent Review AFPS 13 Sep 2012 -- A three-star general who commanded the NATO and U.S. training missions in Afghanistan told a House subcommittee yesterday that his command conducted a transparent investigation into alleged patient neglect, mismanagement, theft and corruption at the Afghan-run Dawood National Military Hospital in Kabul.
  • Reserve Soldiers, German counterparts sustain fight in northern Afghanistan Army News 13 Sep 2012 -- Three years ago, an all-German staff was in charge of the Camp Marmal fixed wing passenger terminal. The International Security Force then decided to move Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan Soldiers into the terminal to run the rotary operations. What soon followed was the beginning of a joint operation mission between countries separated by the North Atlantic Ocean back home.
  • Pentagon Deploys Security Team to Libya AFPS 13 Sep 2012 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has authorized deployment of a Marine Corps fleet anti-terrorism security team to Libya to protect U.S. citizens there and to secure the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today.
  • U.S. Sends Two Warships to Libyan Coast - Fox News RIA Novosti 13 Sep 2012 -- Two U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers were sent toward the coast of Libya following the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three consulate employees, Fox News reported citing unnamed military officials.

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  • Obama: Diplomats' Deaths Won't Deter US VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- President Barack Obama is monitoring the situation in the Middle East, North Africa and other areas of the world amid anti-U.S. demonstrations sparked by a film mocking Islam. Obama says the killing of U.S. diplomats in Libya will not deter the United States from projecting its core principles.
  • U.S. Takes 'Precautionary' Measures, Vows Justice After Libya Attack RFE/RL 13 Sep 2012 -- Washington has deployed two U.S. Navy destroyers and 50 Marines to Libya in response to the killing of the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi.
  • U.S. Evacuates Diplomatic Personnel from Libya's Benghazi RIA Novosti 13 Sep 2012 -- The United States has evacuated all of its diplomatic personnel from the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi following the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three consulate employees, a senior administration official of the U.S. Department of State said.
  • UN envoy welcomes election of Libya's new prime minister UN News Centre 13 Sep 2012 -- The top United Nations envoy in Libya today congratulated Mustafa Abushagur on his election as the new Prime Minister of the North African nation.
  • In Libya, Shock, Division Follow US Embassy Attack VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- The call to prayer sounded over a subdued Tripoli Thursday as residents of Libya's capital tried to understand the killings of the U.S. ambassador and three diplomats during the storming of the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan Brace for Anti-Islam Film Protests VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- Afghanistan and Pakistan are bracing for demonstrations against the anti-Islamic movie released on the Internet that has sparked deadly protests in Libya and elsewhere this week. Three Muslim groups are calling for marches in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
  • Anti-US Protests Continue; Libya Makes Arrests VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- Libyan authorities say they have made arrests in association with the killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya during a siege on an American consulate, as waves of anti-American protests against a film mocking Islam continued sweeping the Middle East and Southeast Asia Thursday.
  • Violence Flares in Egypt, Yemen over Anti-Islam Film RIA Novosti 13 Sep 2012 -- Protests against an anti-Islam film made in the United States have spread from Libya to several countries across the Middle East, including Egypt and Yemen, where demonstrations turned into violent clashes with police on Thursday.
  • Anti-Muslim Film Protests Spread VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- Two days after the U.S. ambassador to Libya died during a siege on an American consulate, waves of anti-American protests continued sweeping the Middle East and Southeast Asia on Thursday, with demonstrators angered over a film mocking Islam.
  • Security Council strongly condemns 'heinous' terrorist attack in Yemen UN News Centre 13 Sep 2012 -- The Security Council today strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in the capital, Sana'a, on 11 September that caused numerous deaths and injuries, including among the security detail of Yemen's defence minister.
  • Report: U.S. Strikes On Iran Would Risk Major War RFE/RL 13 Sep 2012 -- "You can't kill intellectual power," said retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Frank Kearney, who endorsed the report. He is a former deputy director at the National Counterterrorism Center and former deputy commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
  • Tensions Rising Again Over Iran's Nuclear Program VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- Tensions are again rising in the Persian Gulf over Iran's nuclear program as the U.S. moves additional ships and warplanes to the region as negotiations that could avert a possible military confrontation remain stalled. The threat of an Israeli strike on Iran appears to be growing as Tehran continues to ignore U.N. Security Council resolutions calling on Iran to stop enriching uranium.
  • Turkish Gold Exports to Iran Still Surging VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- In the past few months, there has been a surge in Turkey's gold exports to Iran. Questions are increasing over whether the gold purchases are the latest attempt by Tehran to circumvent increasingly tough international sanctions.
  • China's heir-apparent recovering from liver surgery: reports CNA 13 Sep 2012 -- China's Vice President Xi Jinping has just undergone a minor operation on his liver and is expected to 're-appear' next week, according to reports by the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy on Thursday.
  • Suspected Ebola Deaths Double in DRC VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- The World Health Organization says suspected Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo have doubled in just over a week.

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