17 July 2004 Military News
- Iraq: One Task Force Olympia Soldier dies, one injured in roadside bomb attack
- Marines battle back enemy after ambush in Ar Ramadi United States Marine Corps 17 Jul 2004 -- Sgt. John S. Anthony, section leader with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, said the city of Ar Ramadi was like a ghost town July 14, and that's never a good sign.
- MNF-Iraq: 10th Mountain Division Joins First Team CENTCOM 17 Jul 2004 -- Approximately 2,000 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y. recently convoyed from Kuwait to Baghdad. The 2-10th will serve with the 1st Cavalry Division for one year at Forward Operating Bases throughout Baghdad.
- MNF-Iraq: Combined forces detain four, foil IED attack CENTCOM 17 Jul 2004 -- Iraqi National Guardsmen and soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained four people wanted for anti-Iraq activities and Iraqi police thwarted a roadside bomb attack Thursday.
- MNF-Iraq: Combined forces detain six, foil two roadside bomb attacks CENTCOM 17 Jul 2004 -- Iraqi Security Forces and soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained six people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities and foiled two roadside bomb attacks Friday in Northern Iraq.
- IRAQ/BOMBING VOA 17 Jul 2004 -- Iraq's new justice minister escaped an assassination attempt Saturday, but at least four other people were killed in a bomb blast near his convoy. Insurgents have vowed to kill interim government leaders in Iraq, claiming they are collaborators with coalition forces.
Defense Policy / Programs
- F-16 test team conducts first guided launch of AIM-9X Air Force Link 17 JUl 2004 -- A test team from the Global Power Fighters Combined Test Force here moved a step closer to demonstrating the full combat capability of the newest variant of the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
- UN/RWANDA/DRC VOA 17 Jul 2004 -- Experts commissioned by the United Nations to investigate violations of a U.N. arms embargo say Rwanda backed rebels, who recently launched an armed uprising in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. David Lewis saw a draft copy of their findings, and reports from the Congolese capital, Kinshasa.
- SUDAN/DARFUR VOA 17 Jul 2004 -- The two main Darfur rebel groups have pulled out of African Union-mediated peace efforts in Addis Ababa, saying they would not return, until the Sudanese government has met six conditions the rebels have set for the talks.
- PALESTINIAN SECURITY VOA 17 Jul 2004 -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia submitted his resignation Saturday, as the security situation in the Gaza Strip worsened with a string of kidnappings. The offer to resign came as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ordered a shakeup of the security forces.
- UN/SUDANESE/MALNUTRITION VOA 17 Jul 2004 -- Preliminary results from a United Nations nutritional survey among Sudanese refugees in northeastern Chad have found that more than a quarter of them suffer from acute malnutrition. The United Nations estimates about 200-thousand refugees have fled into Chad to escape fighting in Sudan's western Darfur province.
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