03 July 2005 Military News
- Fire destroys helicopter MNF-I 03 Jul 2005 -- On July 2, in the vicinity of Camp Ramadi , a CH-47 assigned to Multi-National Forces - Iraq , caught fire on the ground while conducting routine resupply operations.
- Afghan Cleric Killed In Militant Attack RFE/RL 03 Jul 2005 -- A pro-government Islamic scholar, Mawlavi Mohammad Nabi Masah, died today after being shot by suspected Islamic militants in southern Afghanistan.
- US Special Forces Member Rescued in Afghanistan VOA News 03 Jul 2005 -- U.S. troops have reportedly rescued a member of a U.S. Special Forces unit missing in eastern Afghanistan since Tuesday.
- Battles Near Kandahar Kill 3 Enemies; Afghan Detainees Released AFPS 03 Jul 2005 -- Afghan and U.S. troops patrolling northeast of Kandahar killed two enemies, wounded another and captured two after being attacked with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades today, military officials said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- JAPAN CLOSELY WATCHING CHINESE NAVY: DEFENSE WHITE PAPER CNA 03 Jul 2005 -- As China's nuclear-powered submarines have increased their activities, Japan must watch the Chinese navy closely, according to the latest draft of Japan's defense white paper.
- CHINA AGREES TO BARTER MILITARY VEHICLES FOR THAI LONGANS CNA 03 Jul 2005 -- China has agreed to a proposal from visiting Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to provide 96 Chinese-made military vehicles to the Thai army in exchange for longans grown in Thailand, Thai military officials disclosed over the weekend.
- Turkey Blames Kurdish Rebels for Train Attacks VOA 03 Jul 2005 -- Violence is escalating in the predominantly Kurdish region of southeastern Turkey. Government officials say six people were killed Saturday when suspected guerrillas from the group known as the PKK detonated bombs that derailed two trains.
- Israeli Cabinet Rejects Gaza Pullout Delay VOA 03 Jul 2005 -- Israel's Cabinet has rejected a proposal to delay the planned pullout from the Gaza Strip.
- Congolese Soldiers Rampage in Western Town VOA News 03 Jul 2005 -- U.N. officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say government soldiers have gone on a rampage in Mbandaka, after finding one of their colleagues murdered and mutilated.
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