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26 January 2013 Military News

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  • French-Backed Malian Forces Advance on Gao VOA 26 Jan 2013 -- French officials say French-backed Malian forces have recaptured the strategic city of Gao, an Islamist militant stronghold in the country's north.
  • Facing Constraints, US Urges Political Progress in Mali VOA 26 Jan 2013 -- A U.S. representative at the African Union summit says a political solution is needed in Mali alongside military operations to bring stability to the country that was seized by a militant uprising in the north. While the U.S. says it will support the African force in Mali, Washington cannot fully engage with the country until a new government is elected.
  • Defense Officials Try to Rush African Troops to Mali VOA 26 Jan 2013 -- Defense officials from the West African regional body ECOWAS met in Abidjan on Saturday to discuss options for expediting the deployment of more African troops to Mali. Though some African troops have already arrived, officials acknowledge that they require training and funding.
  • Iran: Syrian army should not be weakened IRNA 26 Jan 2013 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday that Syrian Army, the vanguard of campaign against Zionist regime should not be weakened.
  • Larijani blames extremist groups for Syria problems IRNA 26 Jan 2013 -- Majlis Speaker Ali-Larijani said on Saturday that extremist groups in Syria should be blamed for current problems in that country.
  • 24 killed in militant clash in NW Pakistan IRNA 26 Jan 2013 -- At least 24 militants were killed and many others injured in a clash between Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Ansarul Islam (AI) militant groups on Friday in Pakistan's north western tribal region, local media reported.

News Reports

  • Egyptian Troops Sent To Suez After Seven Killed RFE/RL 26 Jan 2013 -- Egyptian authorities have deployed troops and armored vehicles to the city of Suez following violence between security forces and protesters that has left at least seven people dead and hundreds wounded.
  • Egyptian Soccer Sentences Spark Deadly Clashes RFE/RL 26 Jan 2013 -- An Egyptian court has sentenced 21 defendants to death over riots that killed dozens of people a year ago, sparking new deadly violence.
  • Soccer Trial Verdict Triggers Unrest in Egypt RIA Novosti 26 Jan 2013 -- At least 26 people have died and over 200 have been injured during clashes between police and soccer fans in the Egyptian city of Port Said, the head of the local hospital confirmed on Saturday.
  • Egypt Football Verdict Sparks Deadly Clashes VOA 26 Jan 2013 -- Egyptian authorities say at least 30 people have been killed in violence that erupted in the coastal city of Port Said, after a court handed down death sentences over last year's deadly football riot. Army enforcements are being deployed to the area to restore order.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Consultative Meeting of Officials in Fields of State Security and Foreign Affairs KCNA 26 Jan 2013 -- A consultative meeting of officials in the fields of state security and foreign affairs took place as regards the grave situation prevailing in the DPRK.
  • New head of U.S. House foreign affairs committee visits Taiwan CNA 26 Jan 2013 -- The new chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs arrived in Taiwan Saturday for a three-day visit to discuss bilateral ties and trade issues, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said.
  • Chavez Begins New Treatment Course – Vice President RIA Novosti 26 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, recuperating in Cuba after surgery for cancer, has started an additional course of treatment, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
  • Former PM Wins Czech Presidency VOA 26 Jan 2013 -- Left-leaning former Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman has won his country's first direct presidential elections with about 55 percent of the vote. The international community was closely watching the voting as it will impact the Czech Republic's future relations with the European Union.



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