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29 September 2012 Military News

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  • Lavrov Tells UN That Backing Syrian Rebels Deepens Strife RFE/RL 29 Sep 2012 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized countries that are backing opposition groups fighting to overthrow Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad, saying that was pushing the country "even deeper into the abyss of bloody internecine strife."
  • Clinton Calls Iran 'Lifeline' Of Syrian Regime RFE/RL 29 Sep 2012 -- mainly communications technology -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the most important lifeline keeping Syria's regime headed by afloat is Iran.
  • Battles Rage in Syria's Aleppo for Third Day VOA 29 Sep 2012 -- Battles are raging in Syria's most populous city, Aleppo, as rebels continued their offensive to take the city that began three days ago.
  • Al-Shabab Withdraws From Kismayo VOA 29 Sep 2012 -- The Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has withdrawn from its last major stronghold in southern Somalia, following a military strike led by Kenyan armed forces. The militant group says its retreat from Kismayo is a tactical decision and warns that they will continue to fight in the city.
  • US: Al-Shabab Will Continue Fighting VOA 29 Sep 2012 -- East African troops have driven the Somali militant group al-Shabab from its last stronghold in the southern port of Kismayo. The United States believes the al-Qaida affiliated group is seriously degraded but will continue fighting.
  • Calls by Japanese for rationality over islands row welcome: lawmakers CNA 29 Sep 2012 -- Lawmakers welcomed Saturday calls from the Japanese public for rationality over the Diaoyutai Islands dispute following reports of several prominent Japanese authors' criticizing Tokyo's handling of the dispute.
  • At UN, Sudan's Foreign Minister highlights recent cooperation pact with South Sudan UN News Centre 29 Sep 2012 -- Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Sudan's Foreign Minister, Ali Ahmed Karti, today highlighted, among other issues, his country's role in reaching a key framework agreement for cooperation – particularly in security, the common border and economic relations – with South Sudan, at talks this week in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

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