27 December 2003 Military News
- Numbers Down, But Insurgent Attacks Continue AFPS 27 Dec 2003 -- Though the number of attacks by insurgents in Iraq continues the decline it has shown since mid-September, the coalition isn't ready to say the trend will continue.
- Iraq: 13 Killed, Scores Of Military And Civilian Personnel Injured In Attack RFE/RL 27 Dec 2003 -- Multiple attacks in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala today claimed the lives of six coalition soldiers and seven Iraqis. At least 37 other soldiers were wounded along with scores of Iraqi civilians and police officers.
- IRAQ/VIOLENCE VOA 27 Dec 2003 -- Three large, coordinated attacks in the central Iraqi city of Karbala have killed at least six coalition soldiers and wounded at least 37 more. Some reports put the number of wounded at more than 100.
- IRAQ/VIOLENCE VOA 27 Dec 2003 -- Three large, coordinated attacks in the central Iraqi city of Karbala have killed at least six coalition soldiers and wounded at least 37 more. There is no official word yet on civilian casualties, but some reports put the total number of wounded at more than 100.
- ROLL-UP OF TASK FORCE "ALL-AMERICAN'S" ACTIVITIES CENTCOM Release 27 Dec 2003-- During the last 24 hours, Task Force "All-American" conducted 161 patrols, three of which were joint patrols with Iraqis, cleared two caches, conducted two cordon and searches, and dropped two joint attack direct munitions (JDAM) bombs near Khalidiyah. There were two enemy contacts today - one mortar attack near Husaybah and a direct fire engagement that occurred during a cordon and search northwest of Khalidiyah.
- TASK FORCE "ALL-AMERICAN" CONDUCTS AIRSTRIKE TO DESTROY ENEMY SAFE HOUSE CENTCOM Release 27 Dec 2003-- Task Force "All-American's" Operation Stocking Stuffer is complete.
- COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD DEVELOPS MILITARY MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM CENTCOM Release 27 Dec 2003-- A bomb explodes in Baghdad. People are injured and need medical treatment quickly. But a security team is needed for the military medical emergency response team to travel outside the "Green Zone" in the city. How long can the injured wait while the two teams - security and medical - scramble together?
- CIVIL AFFAIRS SOLDIER EDITS "IRAQI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE" CENTCOM Release 27 Dec 2003-- During the last 10 years, physicians in Iraq have struggled for updated medical information, said Maj. John E. Padgett, the officer in charge of the public health team with the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit based in Abilene, Texas, who now edits the "Iraqi Journal of Medicine."
- U.S. FORCES IN SOUTHWEST ASIA BEGIN RELIEF FLIGHTS TO IRAN CENTCOM Release 27 Dec 2003-- U.S. Forces have begun moving medical and humanitarian supplies to the people of the earthquake devastated city of Bam, Iran.
Defense Policy / Programs
- ISRAEL / PROBE VOA 27 Dec 2003 -- Israel has launched two formal inquiries into an incident in which soldiers opened fire on a protest demonstration against the security barrier it is building to separate Israel from the West Bank.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 27 Dec 2003 -- Israeli troops searching a militant Palestinian stronghold in the West Bank have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager and wounded three others in clashes with stone-throwers.
- GUATEMALA ELECTION VOA 27 Dec 2003 -- Pollsters say former Guatemala City Mayor Oscar Berger is the leading candidate to become Guatemala's president. Guatemalans go to the polls Sunday in a presidential run-off election in which voter turnout is expected to be low.
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