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25 December 2013 Military News

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  • Russia, China to Ensure Security of Syrian Chemical Stockpile RIA Novosti 25 Dec 2013 -- Russia and China are in charge of providing security for the Syrian government's chemical arsenal as it is being taken out of the country, a senior Russian diplomat said on Wednesday.
  • French tanks dispatched to Bangui airport amid gunfire Iran Press TV 25 Dec 2013 -- Around a dozen French tanks have been sent to the airport of the Central African Republic's capital amid intense gunfire in the neighboring areas.
  • African Union: CAR Tension Reduced After Troops Increase VOA 25 Dec 2013 -- Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has gradually decreased following increased joint patrols by African led forces and French troops in the capital, Bangui, and other parts of the country, according Eloi Yao, African Union spokesman.
  • Ban urges peaceful end to conflict in message broadcast to people of South Sudan UN News Centre 25 Dec 2013 -- In an appeal broadcast in South Sudan on Wednesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his call on its leaders to settle their differences peacefully and pledged to help end the violence that has wracked the world's youngest nation over the past 10 days.
  • U.S. Calls for Immediate Talks in South Sudan AFPS 25 Dec 2013 -- American officials including Secretary of State John F. Kerry have made calls to leaders throughout Africa and the world seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan, U.S. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said in a statement issued yesterday.
  • Calls for Peace in South Sudan as Army, Rebels Clash VOA 25 Dec 2013 -- U.S. and U.N. officials are renewing calls for peace in South Sudan, amid growing ethnic violence and more clashes between the army and rebel soldiers.
  • S. Sudan Unrest Brings Ethnic Chasm to Forefront VOA 25 Dec 2013 -- As the United Nations moves to deploy more peacekeepers to South Sudan, witnesses say the country is slipping toward civil war. The political conflict between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president has laid bare ethnic tensions that could potentially tear apart the world's newest country.

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