11 June 2005 Military News
- TWO MARINES KILLED NEAR SAQLAWIYAH
- Transcript: COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING MNF-I 11 Jun 2005
- Commandos Continue to Press Terrorists AFPS 11 Jun 2005 -- More than 600 suspected terrorists have been detained in Baghdad area operations led by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, since May 20, said the team's deputy commander Lt. Col. Michael J. Infanti on June 10 here.
- Coalition Transfers Base to Iraqi Army AFPS 11 Jun 2005 -- Gen. Aziz Swady, 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division commander and his soldiers were passed the torch of control for Raider Base. Aziz promised the Iraqi people that they will defend the base with their lives.
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers root out terrorists MNF-I 11 Jun 2005 -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted Operation Determined Fury June 6-7 in an effort to root out terrorists in central Baghdad .
- Commandos continue to press terrorists MNF-I 11 Jun 2005 -- Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division are conducting a variety of combat operations during their final days in Iraq .
- Operations in Mosul net terror suspects MNF-I 11 Jun 2005 -- Multi-National Force Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment detained four suspected terrorists during separate raids in western Mosul June 10.
- US Warplanes Kill 40 Insurgents in Iraq VOA News 11 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. military says American warplanes have launched air strikes on sites in Iraq near the Syrian border, killing some 40 insurgents.
- Series of Attacks in Iraq VOA 11 Jun 2005 -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the embassy of Slovakia, in another day of violence in the Iraqi capital. No one was killed. Separately, a suicide bomber failed in his attempt to assassinate the head of the Iraqi polices elite Wolf Brigade, but killed at least three others. At least 20 more people were killed in other attacks.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Cheney Praises 'Silent Professionals' of Special Operations AFPS 11 Jun 2005 -- Praising the warriors he calls "the silent professionals," Vice President Richard B. Cheney culminated International Special Forces Week here June 10
- Darfur Peace Talks Resume in Nigeria Washington File 11 Jun 2005 -- Peace talks sponsored by the African Union aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in Darfur resumed June 10 in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, a U.S. State Department spokesman said June 10.
- Second Day Of Darfur Talks Marred by Reported Clash VOA 11 Jun 2005 -- African Union-mediated negotiations in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels have been held up on their second day, amid accusations of an attack in the troubled province. The incident threatens to derail the overall talks, which have already been delayed by six months of deadlock.
- Nepal is the new home of rebels from northeastern India IRNA 11 Jun 2005 -- India's security agencies have discovered from radio intercepts that the rebels from the feared United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) have started setting up bases in Nepal which is already reeling under assault from the long running Maoist insurgency, reported 'Hindustan Times, today.
- Political Crisis Ends In Bolivia VOA 11 Jun 2005 -- Bolivian protesters took to the streets once more Friday as the country's new president promised to hold early elections and negotiate demands that caused weeks of political turmoil.
- SAARC Summit Scheduled for November VOA 11 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan has announced that (Saturday) the twice-postponed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 12th.
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