16 January 2005 Military News
- Iraqi Man Leads Marines to Weapons Cache MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- An Iraqi man flagged down a group of Marines patrolling south of Baghdad Jan. 15, and led them to a small weapons stockpile.
- Tip Leads Base Security to Bomb Site Near Camp Taji MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- Thanks to a tip from a local resident, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers guarding the perimeter at Camp Taji discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) nearby.
- AIF Cell Leader Detained in Raid Near Ad Dwar MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment detained an anti-Iraqi force cell leader in a raid near Ad Dwar on Jan. 15 at 11:55 p.m.
- Two AIF Members Captured in Raid Near Tikrit MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers captured two wanted anti-Iraqi force members in a raid near Tikrit at 8:50 p.m., Jan.15.
- VCIED Found and Destroyed Near Ad Dujayl MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers discovered and destroyed a vehicle-concealed improvised explosive device (VCIED) near Ad Dujayl on January 15th.
- IP Officer Wounded at Checkpoint MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- One Iraqi police officer was killed and four were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces attacked a checkpoint near Kirkuk with small arms fire in a drive-by shooting at 8:00 p.m., Jan. 15.
- Artillery Unit Fires First Combat Shots in More Than 50 Years MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- The Soldiers of the Idaho Army National Guard's 1st Platoon, Howitzer Battery, 1-148th Field Artillery Regiment, made history on Jan. 5 when they fired missions in support of Soldiers of the Iraqi Army, marking the first time in more than 50 years the unit has fired its howitzers in combat.
- 32nd IA Brigade Questions 50, Detains Seven MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- The 32nd Iraqi Army Brigade questioned 50 individuals and detained seven suspects during their first independent operation near Baqubah on Jan. 14.
- Joint Raid Leads to Detention, Confiscation MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces and Soldiers from the Iraqi Army detained two suspected anti-Iraqi insurgents and confiscated a large amount of bomb-making materials and weapons on Jan. 14 in northern Iraq.
- Multi-National Forces Confiscate Weapons, Capture 11 MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), confiscated weapons and ammunition, and detained 11 individuals during operations in northern Iraq yesterday.
- Multi-National Forces Detain 36 in Early Morning Operations MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- Three separate operations Jan. 16 resulted in the detention of 36 suspected anti-Iraqi forces individuals.
- Insurgents' Gunshots Critically Wound two Children MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- Anti-Iraqi insurgents shot and critically wounded two Iraqi children in northern Iraq on Jan. 16.
- Soldiers uncover caches as part of Operation Powder River MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, discovered a pair of separate caches near Ad Duluiyah on Jan. 16 as part of Operation Powder River.
- Seven Suspects Detained by 10th Mountain Troops MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- The keen eyes of Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos", 10th Mountain Division, resulted in the apprehension of seven suspected insurgents early Jan. 16.
- Annihilators keep pressure on insurgents in north Babil MNF-I/MNC-I 16 Jan 2005 -- The Company A 'Annihilators' of Task Force 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, have added to their record of finding weapons caches and arresting anti-Iraqi terrorists with every operation they've conducted since moving to the Latifiyah area of North Babil three weeks ago.
- More Insurgents Captured, Some With Iraqi Citizens' Help AFPS 16 Jan 2005 -- With Iraq's Jan. 30 national assembly election drawing closer, coalition and Iraqi forces continue rounding up insurgents and confiscating illegal weapons.
- Collection of heavy weapons continues apace in Afghanistan - UN UN News Centre 16 Jan 2005 -- Former fighters in Afghanistan are continuing to turn in their weapons at a "high rate," a spokesman for the United Nations mission in the country said today.
- AFGHANISTAN / U.S. PRISONER RELEASE VOA 16 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. military has freed 81 detainees held in Afghanistan for alleged insurgent and terrorist acts.
- U.S. Frees 80 Afghan Prisoners RFE/RL 16 Jan 2005 -- An Afghan court official said that some 80 Afghans held as terror suspects at a U.S. base in Afghanistan were freed today.
- Indonesian Minister, Wolfowitz Laud U.S. Troops' Efforts AFPS 16 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. military has been the "backbone of the logistical operations" of providing aid to Indonesia's devastated Aceh province, that country's defense minister said here today.
- USNS Mercy Arrives in 7th Fleet AOR to Aid in Tsunami Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2005 -- The San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility Jan. 16 as part of Operation Unified Assistance relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region Dec. 26.
- 15th MEU focuses HA efforts on Meulaboh USMC News 16 Jan 2005 -- The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) recently started focusing its humanitarian aid effort in Indonesia during Operation Unified Assistance by delivering tons of supplies to a local hospital and refugee camp here.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced 16 Jan 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred one detainee from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Kuwait for prosecution. This transfer increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo to 203.
- Russian Officials: Gun Battles Foil Major Hostage-Taking Plot in Dagestan VOA 16 Jan 2005 -- Russian media are reporting that security forces in the southern province of Dagestan may have averted a major hostage-taking terror attack.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 16 Jan 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered the military to step up operations against Palestinian militants.
- INDONESIA / US RELIEF TROOPS VOA 16 Jan 2005 -- Indonesia's defense minister says there is no hard deadline for foreign troops helping tsunami victims to leave the country. Juwono Sudarsono says Indonesia only suggested March 26th as a target date.
- UKRAINE POL O'NITE VOA 16 Jan 2005 -- Ukraine's Supreme Court is scheduled Monday to begin hearing former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's last legal challenge to the December 26th re-run presidential election.
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