17 April 2005 Military News
- Indirect fire kills three Soldiers at Ramadi
- All Bucca escapees recaptured MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Apr 2005 -- Cooperation between Iraqi and US security forces has resulted in the successful recovery of all 11 detainees who had escaped Camp Bucca's detention facility April 16.
- 1/5's Alpha visits Ramadi hotspot USMC News 17 Apr 2005 -- Marines with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, were engaged by insurgents while conducting a combat patrol in the southern part of the city here.
- ScanEagle patrols Iraq: VMU-2 deploys unmanned system USMC News 17 Apr 2005 -- Iraq-Unmanned aerial vehicles have changed the way commanders, in the 21st century, decide on when and where to wage battles. The technology is more widely relied upon for today's fight in the Global War on Terrorism.
- 15th MEU (SOC) returns to ESG after tour in Baghdad USMC News 17 Apr 2005 -- The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) returned to Expeditionary Strike Group 5 ships after conducting a month of aggressive security and stabilization operations in southern Baghdad, Iraq, to disrupt insurgent operations.
- Coalition Helping Afghans Confront Narcotics Threat AFPS 17 Apr 2005 -- Narcotics is one of the most significant challenges facing Afghanistan today, and the coalition is increasing its support to the Afghan government to counter this threat, according to Army Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, who heads Combined Forces Command Afghanistan.
- Three Pakistanis injured as oil tankers for US forces attacked IRNA 17 Apr 2005 -- Six oil tankers carrying fuel for US forces in Afghanistan were attacked and three Pakistani drivers injured when suspected Taliban attacked the vehicles near Kandahar airport on Sunday, an official of the Pakistani oil tanker company said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- COTE D IVOIRE: Military chiefs tentatively agree to start disarmament on 14 May IRIN 17 Apr 2005 -- The government and rebels in Cote d'Ivoire tentatively agreed at the weekend that the long-delayed disarmament of rebel forces occupying the north of the country should take place between 14 May and 31 July.
- IVORY COAST/ DISARMAMENT VOA 17 Apr 2005 -- Warring sides in Ivory Coast's conflict agreed late Saturday to move forward in the long-delayed disarmament process. Both rebel forces and the army are optimistic that the divided country is moving toward peace, and say they will begin to pull heavy arms away from frontlines.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 17 Apr 2005 -- Israel is accelerating plans for its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, despite fierce opposition from Jewish settlers. And the Palestinians want to be involved in the process.
- UN/SUDAN/CHAD VOA 17 Apr 2005 -- The acting U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Wendy Chamberlin, is starting a five-day mission to Sudan and Chad to assess humanitarian operations in those countries.
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