10 July 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Multiple Suicide Bombings in Iraq Kill Dozens VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- Iraq's interim prime minister promised to investigate how a suicide bomber was able to infiltrate a Baghdad army recruitment center, which extremists have targeted several times before. Sunday's bombing at the center killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 40.
- Iraq: Fresh Wave Of Suicide Bomb Attacks RFE/RL 10 Jul 2005 -- A relative lull in violence in Iraq during the past week was shattered today when a suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi Army recruiting center in western Baghdad -- killing at least 18 people and injured more than 40. Nine Iraqi Shi'ites from a single family in Baghdad also were killed in their home overnight.
- At Least 24 Killed In Iraq Suicide Bombings RFE/RL 10 Jul 2005 -- At least 24 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in three separate suicide bombings in Iraq today.
- Five Soldiers Hurt in IED Attack AFPS 10 Jul 2005 -- Five Task Force Baghdad soldiers were wounded when their patrol of six Humvees struck an improvised explosive device in the Baghdad's Rashid district today, officials reported.
- Task Force Liberty Soldier detain suspected mortar men MNF-I 10 Jul 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers conducted raid near Ad Duluiyah July 9 and detained four men suspected of firing mortars at coalition bases.
- Detained U.S. Citizen Released AFPS 10 Jul 2005 -- Coalition forces released Cyrus Kar, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen today, Multinational Force Iraq officials announced.
- U.S. Forces Release American Held In Iraq RFE/RL 10 Jul 2005 -- U.S. forces in Iraq have said they have freed an American citizen today whom they had been holding as a suspected insurgent.
- American released today MNF-I 10 Jul 2005 -- Coalition Forces released Cyrus Kar, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen, today.
- Operation Scimitar update MNF-I 10 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces are continuing Operation Scimitar (Qmtia) in the Zaidon region, southeast of Fallujah.
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers unearth weapons cache MNF-I 10 Jul 2005 -- A Task Force Baghdad unit uncovered a large weapons cache during cordon-and-search operations July 8 and 9 in north Baghdad.
- Combined operation nets large cache MNF-I 10 Jul 2005 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces conducting a joint operation discovered a large cache of mortar and artillery rounds July 9.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Peace, Security Elusive 10 Years After Bosnian War, Burns Says Washignton File 10 Jul 2005 -- This item by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns appeared July 10 in The Washington Post. The article is in the public domain; there are no republication restrictions
- U.S. Hails Sudan's Interim Constitution, National Unity Government Washignton File 10 Jul 2005 -- The United States congratulates Sudan on its inauguration of a new Government of National Unity (GONU) and its implementation of an interim constitution, according to a July 10 statement released by the Department of State.
- Thousands Of Displaced Sudanese Trek Home VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration reports time is running out for a group of five-thousand displaced people who have been on a 435-mile trek back to their homes in southern Sudan.
- Israel Approves Construction of Barrier Around Jerusalem VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- Israel has approved construction of its controversial security barrier around Jerusalem.
- Ivory Coast Sets New Disarmament Deadlines, Close to Election VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- The Ivory Coast military and New Forces rebels have agreed on a new timetable for disarmament, now scheduled to conclude soon before elections October 30th. Previous disarmament deals have failed, and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern at continued human-rights abuses in the still divided country
- Vote Counting Begins in Kyrgyz Presidential Election VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- Vote-counting is under way in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election. Going into Sunday's voting, acting President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was favored to replace Askar Akayev, who fled the country in the wake of violent protests in March.
- Kyrgyz Voters Cast Ballots For New President VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- Nearly three-million voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots to elect a new president to replace Askar Akayev, who fled to Russia in March amid violent street protests. Many voters express the hope that their ballot will bring peace and stability to Kyrgyzstan, after several months of political instability.
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