26 February 2005 Military News
- Violence in Southeast Baghdad Claims Three Iraqi Citizens AFPS 26 Feb 2005 -- Three Iraqi citizens were killed during a Feb. 25 attack in southeast Baghdad, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported.
- U.S. Forces Continue Sweep Of Iraqi Province RFE/RL 26 Feb 2005 -- U.S. military forces today moved onto a sixth day of what they call Operation River Blitz, aimed at increasing security in Iraq's western Al-Anbar province.
Defense Policy / Programs
- B-1 software, munition tests completed AFPN 26 Feb 2005 -- A B-1B Lancer test program that combined testing of software upgrades along with integrating the 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition, or GBU-38, wrapped up here Feb. 24.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Feb 2005 -- Israel's Army Radio quotes Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz as saying Syria was behind the suicide bombing Friday night in Tel Aviv that killed four Israelis and wounded dozens more.
- ISRAEL /PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Feb 2005 -- Israeli and Palestinian forces have arrested several men suspected of involvement in the suicide bombing of a Tel Aviv nightclub late Friday night that killed four Israelis, injured dozens more and endangered Middle East peace efforts.
- Maoists bomb state-run TV regional station in Nepal IRNA 26 Feb 2005 -- Heavily-armed Maoists torched and bombed a regional station of the state-run Nepal television, causing damage worth over four crore rupees and disrupting the broadcast indefinitely even as the campaign by the Nepalese security forces led to the execution of ten rebels while losing four of their own men in a clash in the west of the kingdom.
- SRI LANKA/MINISTER/PEACE VOA 26 Feb 2005 -- A senior Sri Lankan Cabinet member says peace talks with Tamil separatists cannot resume until the country recovers from December's Indian Ocean tsunami.
- TOGO VOA 26 Feb 2005 -- West African countries are lifting sanctions against Togo, now that the son of the country's late, long-time leader has resigned as president. Parliament has appointed an interim president until elections in 60 days.
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