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28 July 2013 Military News

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  • Syria army forces pressing to retake western city of Homs Iran Press TV 28 Jul 2013 -- Syrian army forces continue to press forward to retake the country's western city of Homs, after taking control of a historic mosque which was used as a bastion by the foreign-backed militants.
  • Reports: Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Consolidate Gains in Homs VOA 28 Jul 2013 -- Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are reported to be consolidating their control over a key rebel district in the strategic central city of Homs.
  • DRC Hopeful of M23 Rebels' Extradition VOA 28 Jul 2013 -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo's information minister says the government in Kinshasa enjoys good relations with Rwanda in spite of the diplomatic challenges between the two neighboring countries.

News Reports

  • Egypt interim presidency "saddened" by Cairo clashes Iran Press TV 28 Jul 2013 -- Egypt's interim presidency, though linking the killings to "terrorism," has expressed its deep sorrow over the death of at least 72 people during Saturday clashes.
  • Kerry Says Egypt At 'Pivotal Moment' After Deadly Violence RFE/RL 28 Jul 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says increasingly deadly political violence in Egypt has brought the country to 'a pivotal moment.'
  • In phone call with Egypt's interim vice president, Ban urges protection of all Egyptians UN News Centre 28 Jul 2013 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his profound concern about the direction in which the transition in Egypt is moving and reiterated his strong condemnation of the upsurge of violence that has led to scores of people killed and hundreds others injured.
  • Egypt Tensions Run High After Violence VOA 28 Jul 2013 -- Tensions are high in Cairo after shootings on Saturday near a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration ended with at least 74 people dead. Meanwhile, Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told a graduating class of police cadets that the army and police would "respond to the call of the people" and put a stop to violence plaguing the country.
  • Voting Calm in Mali Presidential Poll VOA 28 Jul 2013 -- Voters in Mali cast ballots Sunday for a new president for the first time after a chaotic 18 months that saw a military coup, an Islamist takeover of the north, and French-led military intervention.
  • Cambodian Gov't Claims Election Win With Reduced Majority VOA 28 Jul 2013 -- The Cambodian government has claimed victory in Sunday's national election, indicating that longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen will extend his 28-year rule despite a strong challenge from a rejuvenated opposition.
  • South Korea Offers North 'Final' Talks on Kaesong VOA 28 Jul 2013 -- South Korea has proposed 'final' talks with the North on the fate of the idle Kaesong joint industrial zone.
  • S. Leader warns against enemies' plots to create rift among Muslims IRNA 28 Jul 2013 -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned against the enemies' plots hatched to create rifts among Islamic Ummah.
  • Iran denies demanding direct talks with US IRNA 28 Jul 2013 -- Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry Abbas Araqchi stressed Sunday 'Iran has made no demand for holding direct talks with the US'.
  • CIA agent: Bush officials threw us 'under bus' over rendition Iran Press TV 28 Jul 2013 -- A former CIA operative is speaking out for the first time about a snatch-and-grab operation in the streets of Milan nearly a decade ago that led to the victim's torture and extended imprisonment by saying that high-level Bush officials were systematically shielded from responsibility while lower-level operatives were indicted for the crime.
  • Russia to Reply to US Attorney General's Snowden Letter RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2013 -- Russia's Justice Ministry is preparing a reply to the US attorney general's letter seeking the return of fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to America to face espionage charges, the Justice Ministry's press office said on Sunday.
  • Progress Space Freighter Docks With Orbital Station RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2013 -- Russia's Progress M-20M cargo spacecraft launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan earlier on Sunday successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, said.

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