13 August 2005 Military News
- Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers keep Sadr streets safe MNF-I 13 Aug 2005 -- U.S. and Iraqi Army Soldiers now patrol Sadr City , and the result is safer streets in what was once a hotly-contested area.
- Task Force Freedom Soldiers find chemical production facility MNF-I 13 Aug 2005 -- Coalition Forces, acting on intelligence from detainee interrogations, raided a suspected insurgent chemical production facility and chemical storage locations on August 9th.
- Helicopter Mishap Hurts 2 Soldiers; Iraqis Stop Syrian Terrorist AFPS 13 Aug 2005 -- Two U.S. soldiers were injured as a result of a helicopter accident that occurred near Kirkuk, Iraq, on Aug. 12.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Anniston's Up-Armor Work Saved Lives AFPS 13 Aug 2005 -- Anniston Army Depot had a hand in developing and producing Humvee armor survivability kits credited with saving lives in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
- Alabama Depot Weighs in on Terror War Fight AFPS 13 Aug 2005 -- The Anniston Army Depot takes its role as part of the "The Pitcrew of the American War Fighter" very seriously in its efforts to help fight the global war on terrorism.
- General Dynamics Awarded $15.6 Million Increment for Abrams Integrated Management Materials General Dynamics 13 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), the final $15.6 million increment of a $62.5 million contract for the materials associated with the production of 92 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) tanks. Initial funding of $31.3 million was awarded in April and a second, $15.6 million increment was authorized in July under the contract.
- Sri Lankan FM shot dead in Colombo IRNA 13 Aug 2005 -- A suspected sniper shot at Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lanka's minister of foreign affairs, in Colombo's Buller Road Friday night as he was getting into his car.
- Tamil Tiger Guerrillas Deny Involvement in Assassination VOA 13 Aug 2005 -- Sri Lanka's separatist Tamil Tiger group has denied any involvement in the assassination late Friday of the foreign minister.
- Rice Condemns Assassination of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Washington File 13 Aug 2005 -- The August 12 shooting death of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is being condemned by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a "senseless murder" and "vicious act of terror."
- 20 Maoists killed in Nepal IRNA 13 Aug 2005 -- Stepping up their anti-insurgency operations, Nepalese security forces have gunned down 20 Maoists Friday after a rebel attack left one soldier dead and five injured in the southwest Nawalparasi district, reported the Press Trust of India.
- Liberians Take Step Toward Elections, as Candidates Approved VOA 13 Aug 2005 -- The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) says the final list of candidates for October legislative and presidential elections has been approved
- UN Mission in Ivory Coast Seeking Stop to Attacks on Peacekeepers VOA 13 Aug 2005 -- The head of the U.N. mission in Ivory Coast expects President Laurent Gbagbo to intervene to halt attacks on U.N. personnel.
- Deal Preserves Greenhouses in Gaza Pullout VOA 13 Aug 2005 -- When Israeli settlers begin leaving Gaza Monday, they will pack-up all of their possessions, dismantle their homes and synagogues and dig up their cemeteries to rebury their dead elsewhere.
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