15 May 2005 Military News
- Iraqi kids lead U.S. Soldiers to weapons cache MNF-I/MNC-I 15 May 2005 -- A group of Iraqi children led Task Force Baghdad Soldiers directly to a weapons cache in southeast Baghdad May 13.
- Twenty-one detained in Mosul MNF-I/MNC-I 15 May 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 21 suspected terrorists during operations in northern Iraq May 15.
- First of the Fighting Fifth strives to impede insurgents' activities USMC News 15 May 2005 -- First Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is working to make it harder for the insurgency to carryout fiendish deeds by keeping a constant presence throughout the city here.
- Afghan President Calls Protesters Enemies of Progress VOA 15 May 2005 -- Afghanistan is peaceful, after days of bloody protests over a magazine report that U.S. interrogators in Guantanamo, Cuba allegedly desecrated the Koran. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed "enemies" of Afghanistan's progress and its ties with the international community for the violence.
- Afghanistan: Tensions Remain High Over Alleged Desecration RFE/RL 15 May 2005 -- Tensions continue to run high in Afghanistan after at least 10 people have died in recent anti-U.S. protests there. The violence occurred over reports that interrogators at the U.S. military prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, desecrated the Koran. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that opponents of Afghanistan's close links with Washington are inciting the violent protests. But he also says U.S. military action in Afghanistan may have helped create resentments among ordinary Afghans.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Cobra Gold officially begins USMC News 15 May 2005 -- More than 500 military and civilian personnel from the United States, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and several other countries attended the opening ceremony for exercise Cobra Gold 2005 at the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel here May 2, marking the official start of the 25th annual exercise.
- Somali Warlords Begin Withdrawing from Capital VOA News 15 May 2005 -- Warlords in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, have begun surrendering their weapons, in an effort to restore stability in the city and ease the return of the country's transitional government, currently in exile in Kenya.
- Palestinians Mark Israel's Creation VOA 15 May 2005 -- Palestinians held protest rallies today to mark the anniversary of Israel's creation 57-years ago. Robert
- Up To 500 May Have Died During Unrest In The Former Soviet Republic Of Uzbekistan VOA 15 May 2005 -- Witnesses say around 500 bodies have been laid out in a school in the town where Uzbek soldiers fired on civilian protesters Friday.
- Uneasy Calm In Uzbekistan After Two Days Of Violence RFE/RL 15 May 2005 -- There are no new reports of violence today from Uzbekistan after two days of bloodshed in which hundreds of people appear to have died in a government crackdown on protesters in the eastern city of Andijon.
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