11 July 2004 Military News
- Four Marines die in Al Anbar Province July 10
- Vehicle accident claimed lives of four Marines July 10
- Task Force Olympia Soldier dies from roadside bomb
- Marines, Soldier Killed; First Iraqi National Guard Class Graduates AFPS 11 Jul 2004 -- Four U.S. Marines and a soldier died in Iraq this weekend.
- U.S. Soldier Killed In Northern Iraq RFE/RL 11 Jul 2004 -- The U.S. military says one U.S.-led coalition soldier was killed today and another wounded by a roadside bomb south of Iraq's main northern city of Mosul.
- Iraqi Militants Admit Role in Samarra Attack VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- A militant group led by Iraq's most-wanted terror suspect, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has claimed responsibility for an attack last week that killed five U.S. soldiers and at least one Iraqi National Guardsman north of Baghdad.
- PHILIPPINES / IRAQ HOSTAGE VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- Militants in Iraq have denied reports they released a Philippine national, Angelo de la Cruz, and say they will kill the hostage late Sunday unless the Philippines agrees to withdraw its troops from Iraq.
- Pakistani army, militants clash in tribal region IRNA 11 Jul 2004 -- Pakistani troops and `foreign` militants clashed in the country`s tribal region on Sunday but there was no report of any casualty, a military spokesman said.
- AFGHAN BLAST VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- A police official in western Afghanistan's city of Herat says a large bomb exploded in a crowded district, killing at least five people, including a child, and injuring more than 20. The blast coincides with a ceremony to mark the disarming of a local militia.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Saakashvili: Georgia Doesn't Want Conflict With South Ossetia RFE/RL 11 Jul 2004 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili today said Georgia is committed to avoiding a conflict with separatist South Ossetia that could lead to a war.
- ISRAEL BOMBING VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- An explosion at a bus stop in Tel Aviv has killed a woman and wounded at least 20 other people.The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades has claimed responsibility for the killing.
- DRC/RWANDAN REBELS VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- A number of Rwandan Hutu rebels are reported to have been killed in clashes with the Democratic Republic of Congo security forces in the last couple of days in the east of the country.
- ISRAEL/POLITICS VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has fired his national infrastructure minister, Yosef Paritzky. The dismissal follows media reports of Mr. Paritzky's alleged attempts to frame other Cabinet ministers on charges of corruption.
- IVORY COAST/REBELS VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- Ivory Coast's main rebel group says it is ready to resume discussions about national disarmament, but it is not yet ready to begin disarming.
- ISRAEL/SECURITY BARRIER VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has ordered construction to continue on the West Bank security barrier, despite a World Court ruling declaring the project illegal. The court's advisory opinion had been requested by the U.N. General Assembly. Mr. Sharon said the court's decision encouraged Sunday's Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv that killed at least one person and wounded 20 others.
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