09 July 2005 Military News
- OPERATION SCIMITAR CONTINUES CENTCOM 09 Jul 2005 -- Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-8, detained 22 suspected terrorists during targeted raid operations near Fallujah.
- Iraqi Insurgents Attack Key Oil Refinery RFE/RL 09 Jul 2005 -- Insurgents in Iraq attacked the main oil refinery in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as assaults against key infrastructure appear to be on the rise.
- Afghan Insurgents Say U.S. Soldier Beheaded RFE/RL 09 Jul 2005 -- Taliban insurgents claimed today to have beheaded an American commando missing for over a week in Afghanistan's mountainous Kunar Province in the country's east.
- Germany to deploy up to 3,000 peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan IRNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Germany will station up to 3,000 peacekeeping soldiers in almost all of Afghanistan whose aim will be to support the reconstruction of the war-torn country, the online site of Der Spiegel news magazine cited Saturday a confidential German Defense Ministry document.
Defense Policy / Programs
- As Sudan inaugurates new unity government, Annan urges settlement for Darfur UN News Centre 09 Jul 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the inauguration in Sudan of its Government of National Unity and called for efforts to resolve the country's still-simmering conflicts, particularly in Darfur.
- Red Cross Official Fears Increasing Violence In Ivory Coast VOA 09 Jul 2005 -- A Red Cross official says he is very worried about the deteriorating security situation in western Ivory Coast, telling VOA violence is increasing.
- Israel Finalizes Timetable for Gaza Pullout VOA 09 Jul 2005 -- Israel has finalized the timetable for next month's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
- Srebrenica Massacre Victims Remembered VOA 09 Jul 2005 -- In Bosnia, commemorations are under way to mark the 10th anniversary of the massacre of about eight-thousand Muslim men and boys by Serb forces, who overran the U.N.-protected enclave of Srebrenica.
- New Sudanese Government Launched VOA 09 Jul 2005 -- The leader of southern Sudan's former rebel group was sworn in as vice president in the country's new government Saturday under the terms of a peace deal signed earlier this year.
- Three Turkish Soldiers Killed By Mine RFE/RL 09 Jul 2005 -- Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 13 wounded when their vehicle hit a mine in southeast Turkey today.
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