18 July 2004 Military News
- MNF-Iraq: Iraq leaders authorize strike against forces in Fallujah CENTCOM 18 Jul 2004 -- Today, the Interim Iraqi Government authorized Multinational Forces-Iraq to conduct a strike against a known terrorist fighting position in southern Fallujah.
- U.S. Air Strikes Hit Terrorist Position in Fallujah, Iraq Washington File 18 Jul 2004 -- U.S. jets have attacked a site in Fallujah, Iraq, in which about 25 people with ties to terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi were present just before the strike, according to the Multinational National Force in Baghdad.
- Coalition Aircraft Strike Zarqawi Stronghold AFPS 18 Jul 2004 -- Coalition aircraft hit a stronghold of fugitive terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi outside Fallujah, Iraq, today.
- IRAQ / FALLUJAH VOA 18 Jul 2004 -- Iraqi officials say at least 12 people were killed during U.S. air strikes against suspected terrorist targets in Fallujah, west of Baghdad. The early morning attacks occurred during a visit to Baghdad by a senior State Department official.
- Up-armored vehicles offer 24th MEU convoys more protection United States Marine Corps 18 Jul 2004 -- In a large warehouse outside of Kuwait City civilian contractors from more than 25 countries around the world work in two, 12-hour shifts seven days a week.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Hamilton Sundstrand to supply electric generating system for Advanced Hawkeye Hamilton Sundstrand 18 Jul 2004 -- Hamilton Sundstrand announced today that it has been selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply the electric generating system for the Advanced Hawkeye aircraft now in development.
- Hamilton Sundstrand’s Ratier-Figeac Advances Design for Propeller for A400M Hamilton Sundstrand 18 Jul 2004 -- Ratier-Figeac in Figeac, France, has gone through the Preliminary Design Review exercise for the FH386 propeller system for the A400M Military Transport Aircraft being developed by Airbus Military.
- Turkmenistan Purchases Two VIP S-92 Helicopters Sikorsky 18 Jul 2004 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that it has sold two S-92 helicopters to Turkmenistan for presidential transport. The helicopters will be delivered in the 2005-2006 timeframe.
- JORDAN / PALESTINIANS VOA 18 Jul 2004 -- Jordan's King Abdullah says he hopes Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia does not resign.
- DRC / UNREST VOA 18 Jul 2004 -- Military leaders in Congo have summoned regional commanders to Kinshasa, following a week, during which hundreds of civilians fled the Congolese town of Goma, fearing war. Relative calm has returned to Goma, but the crisis is not over, as rebels remain at large. And, as David Lewis reports from Kinshasa, a key military commander has failed to turn up.
- WHO/DARFUR VOA 18 Jul 2004 -- The World Health Organization says it is planning to start a cholera immunization campaign early this week in Sudan's western Darfur province to prevent an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease.
- PALESTINIANS/POLITICS VOA 18 Jul 2004 -- Political unrest and violence against the authority of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat continues to sweep through the Gaza Strip. A group of armed Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip destroyed a police station, following mass demonstrations in the territory against the nomination of Mr. Arafat's relative, Mousa Arafat, as the new head of the Palestinian security forces.
- ISRAEL/POLITICS VOA 18 Jul 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has stepped up efforts to expand his coalition, in order to secure support for his disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank. He met with opposition Labor Party leader Shimon Peres before formal coalition talks on forging a national unity government.
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