28 May 2005 Military News
- SOLDIER ASSIGNED TO MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE DIES AFTER IED BLAST
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Identifies Army Casualty
- Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Twin Suicide Bombings Kill Five in Iraq VOA 28 May 2005 -- Five Iraqis were killed in a double suicide car bombing outside an Iraqi military base in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government confirmed the death of a Japanese security contractor taken hostage in an ambush earlier this month. Amid the ongoing violence, the new government is preparing to mount a 40-thousand strong counter-insurgency offensive next week.
- Update on operations in Haditha MNF-I 28 May 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces, Marines and Sailors from Regimental Combat Team - 2 continue to operate in and around the city of Haditha today.
- Task Force Baghdad continues to rid streets of terror MNF-I 28 May 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found roadside bombs, captured terrorists and confiscated weapons in various activities across Multi-National Division Baghdad's area of operations May 27.
- Ex-Taliban Insurgents Pledge Allegiance to Afghan Government AFPS 28 May 2005 -- Two ex-Taliban insurgents this week began the process of formally renouncing violence and swearing reconciliation to the duly elected government of Afghanistan.
- Afghan Government Optimistic About Italian's Release RFE/RL 28 May 2005 -- The Afghan government says it is in contact with the kidnappers of an Italian aid worker and optimistic she will soon be released.
Defense Policy / Programs
- "Great White Ghost" Decommissions in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 28 May 2005 -- USS La Salle (AGF 3) was formally "laid to rest" during a pierside decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, May 27.
- Massive anti-King rally in Kathmandu vows to continue fight IRNA 28 May 2005 -- Stepping up their campaign against the monarchy, thousands of protestors belonging to the seven-party alliance Friday hit the streets of Nepalese capital for the first time after King Gyanendra's Feb 1 power grab, vowing to continue their fight.
- Nepal govt frees over 50 political detainees IRNA 28 May 2005 -- The Royal Government of Nepal freed over 50 political detainees on Friday, including Nepali Congress spokesman Arjun Narsingh and two former ministers, as a result of continuous international pressures.
- Bangladeshi forces kill 5 suspected Indian terrorists IRNA 28 May 2005 -- Six people, including five suspected Indian terrorists, were killed by Bangladeshi security forces Saturday in a shoot out in the country's northeast region, reports Press Trust of India.
- Palestinians to Insure Peaceful Israeli Pullout from Gaza VOA 28 May 2005 -- The Palestinian Authority is beefing up its forces in the Gaza Strip to clear the way for a smooth transition of power when Israel withdraws in a few months.
- UN: Kosovo Chief Cites Progress, Recommends Review RFE/RL 28 May 2005 -- The UN's top official in Kosovo has recommended a review this summer that could open the process for deciding whether the province should remain part of Serbia. Envoy Soren Jessen-Petersen told the UN Security Council yesterday that Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leaders have made clear progress toward establishing a multiethnic democracy.
- Two Bombings on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island VOA 28 May 2005 -- Two bomb blasts on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island claimed at least 19 lives Saturday. The explosions occurred in a region that has a history of Christian-Muslim violence.
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