08 May 2005 Military News
- 109 Terrorists, Series of Weapons Caches Snared in Iraq Raids AFPS 08 May 2005 -- Multinational force operations netted 109 terrorists and suspects throughout Iraq today and May 7, and included finding large weapons caches.
- Abu Ghraib Attack Planner Caught AFPS 08 May 2005 -- Multinational forces reported today capturing Abu al Abbas, a wanted associate of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in Baghdad May 5.
- Abu Ghraib attack planner captured MNF-I/MNC-I 08 May 2005 -- Multi-national forces captured wanted Abu Musab al-Zarqawi terrorist, Amar Adnan Muhammad Hamzah al-Zubaydi, aka Abu al Abbas during an early morning raid in Baghdad May 5.
- Huge cache destroyed near Al Amiriyah MNF-I/MNC-I 08 May 2005 -- Marines and Soldiers of Multi-National Force - West recently discovered and destroyed hundreds of weapons and tons of ammunition found in 13 hidden caches near Al Amiriyah, in Al Anbar province.
- Task Force Baghdad raids snare 38 terror suspects MNF-I/MNC-I 08 May 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers stormed through terror networks here, netting 33 suspected terrorists, including two high value targets in a series of early morning raids May 7.
- Coalition forces detain 17 in Babil Province MNF-I/MNC-I 08 May 2005 -- Multi-National Division Central-South troops detained 17 terror suspects during cordon and search operations May 7 in Babil Province.
- 54 terrorists netted in Al Qaim raid MNF-I/MNC-I 08 May 2005 -- Multi-national forces initiated operations north of Al Qaim May 8 to capture or kill terrorists within the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi network. Multiple sources of intelligence indicate that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's key lieutenants, suicide bombers and a large population of foreign fighters are located in the region in and around Al Qaim.
- Wing EOD team serves Al Asad USMC News 08 May 2005 -- One of the greatest and most dangerous obstacles Marines face while supporting struggle for freedom and the security of the people of Iraq is the improvised explosive device.
- Air-defense gunners set standard for convoy security USMC News 08 May 2005 -- Practice makes perfect. The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. Train like you fight.
- Over 50,000 former Afghan soldiers have disarmed, UN reports UN News Centre 08 May 2005 -- More than 50,000 former Afghan military troops have disarmed, and 90 per cent of them have entered a programme aimed at helping them to re-join society, the United Nations reported today.
- 20 Insurgents, 9 Afghan Soldiers Die in Firefight AFPS 08 May 2005 -- Afghan National Army and U.S. soldiers killed an estimated 20 insurgents during a prolonged firefight at an isolated compound just north of Kandahar on May 4, military officials reported here today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Ivory Coast Foes Fail To Agree On Disarmament Timetable VOA 08 May 2005 -- Representatives of the opposing sides in Ivory Coast's civil war have failed to come to an agreement on a timetable for disarmament following five days of talks. Rebels say important details still need to be finalized.
- Israel Halts Release of Palestinian Prisoners VOA 08 May 2005 -- Israel is ruling out the further release of Palestinian prisoners, saying the Palestinians must do more to crack down on militants.
- Burma's Opposition Groups Deny Role in Rangoon Bombings VOA 08 May 2005 -- Opponents of Burma's military government have denied responsibility for three bomb blasts in Rangoon Saturday that left at least 11 people dead and more than 150 wounded.
- US Official Pledges New Tsunami Aid for Aceh VOA 08 May 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick has visited the Indonesian province of Aceh, where more than 165 thousand people lost their lives and 600 thousand were made homeless in last December's earthquake and tsunami. Mr. Zoellick unveiled another huge U.S.-funded aid project, to add to the help the United States has already provided for the victims of the disaster.
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