Argentina protests planned UK army exercises in Falklands

Veterans remember the 1982 Falklands War, a conflict that killed 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 British soldiers and three islandersArgentina said Friday it has lodged an “emphatic protest” against British plans to hold military exercises in the disputed Falkland Islands, renewing an old feud after a recent thaw. British Ambassador Mark Kent was summoned to the offices of the Argentine Foreign Ministry and given a formal note of complaint demanding the exercises be called off, the ministry said in a statement. It said Britain was planning “illegal military exercises in the area of the Malvinas,” the Argentine name for the islands, from October 19 to 28, including the launch of Rapier missiles.

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