22 January 2005 Military News
- Eight Suspected Insurgents Detained During Operations in Mosul MNF-I-MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained eight people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 21.
- Senior Iraqi military Leaders Meet to Finalize Security for Elections MNF-I-MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi military leaders met across northern Iraq on Jan. 20 to discuss security plans for the Jan. 30 elections.
- Three more 116th BCT units assume full authority for operations in Iraq MNF-I-MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- In a special ceremony conducted here on Jan. 13, three more 116th Brigade Combat Team units have fully taken over the responsibilities of the units they are replacing in Iraq.
- Security Forces Successfully Fight off Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces were able to repel repeated anti-Iraqi insurgent attacks in northern Iraq on Jan. 21.
- "Commando" Brigade Raids net Suspects, Weapons Cache MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, detained 19 suspected terrorists in 15 different raids and patrols Friday night in western Baghdad.
- Insurgents captured in Mosul MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from the Iraqi Army's 1st Division, 1st Battalion, received mortar fire in Mosul on Jan. 21.
- Reservists keep 3/5 on the move USMC News 22 Jan 2005 -- They moved out of the office, out of the college class room and left their families to fly across the globe to a desert and be with another family that has few, if any blood ties.
- MWSS-472 restores hangar space at Al Asad for incoming squadrons USMC News 22 Jan 2005 -- Prior to the arrival of additional squadrons at Al Asad, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing support Marines began months of preparations to accommodate the additional theater assets.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 4, Number 3 22 Jan 2005 -- KARZAI TURNS WARLORD INTO POTENTIAL ALLY / ELECTION SPECIAL / AFGHANISTAN TO HOLD PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS SOON, WHILE SEEKING FUNDS / DEBATES AND PERILS IN COUNTERNARCOTICS EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN / RECONCILIATION WITH FORMER TALIBAN MEMBERS GATHERING MOMENTUM / SIX POLICEMEN KILLED IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN / AFGHAN STATE TELEVISION TO AIR PROGRAMS IN MINORITY LANGUAGES... / ...AND EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROMISES TO ASSIST AFGHAN MEDIA / WOMEN'S RADIO STATION RESUMES TRANSMISSION IN AFGHANISTAN / NEW APPOINTMENTS IN INFORMATION AND CULTURE MINISTRY APPROVED / PAKISTAN, UN REACH AGREEMENT ON COUNTING AFGHAN REFUGEES... / ...WHILE IRAN DENIES FORCIBLY REPATRIATING AFGHANS / AFGHAN PRESIDENT RECEIVES U.S. SENATE DELEGATION / KABUL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY REOPENED / SEVERAL AFGHAN MINISTERS RENOUNCE THEIR DUAL CITIZENSHIP / SELF-IMMOLATION REPORTED IN KABUL / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
- Essex Moves Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Relief Supplies for Operation Unified Assistance Navy NewsStand 22 Jan 2005 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) Sailors delivered nearly 170,000 pounds of relief supplies in Indonesia in support of Operation Unified Assistance Jan. 18-20.
Defense Policy / Programs
- SRI LANKA REBELS / TALKS VOA 22 Jan 2005 -- A leader of the Tamil Tiger separatists has accused the Sri Lankan government of taking advantage of last month's tsunami disaster to build up its military strength. The accusation came as a team of Norwegian peace mediators traveled to the rebel stronghold of Kilinochchi, to discuss relief efforts.
- IVORY COAST VOA 22 Jan 2005 -- The Ivory Coast military has been given approval to fix fighter planes and helicopter gunships crippled by French forces in November, following renewed attacks in the rebel-held north.
- DISASTER PLAN VOA 22 Jan 2005 -- Delegates representing more than 150 countries approved an action plan Saturday to reduce casualties and damage caused by natural disasters. But they did not include any numerical targets or ways to hold signatories accountable.
- INDONESIA / DISASTER TOLL VOA 22 Jan 2005 -- A senior Indonesian official says the government is willing to negotiate anything except independence with separatist rebels in tsunami-devastated Aceh province.
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