05 September 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Seven terrorists killed firing from mosque in eastern Tall Afar MNF-I 05 Sep 2005 -- Seven terrorists operating from within a mosque described as a Takfirist meeting place in the Sarai District of Tall Afar were killed Sept. 4 after they engaged Iraqi and Coalition troops with heavy machine guns and RPGs.
- 4th Brigade Soldiers capture suspected terrorists MNF-I 05 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained seven suspected terrorists during an early-morning raid Sept. 2, in the western al-Rashid district of Baghdad.
- Soldiers discover IED making cell MNF-I 05 Sep 2005 -- Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) discovered an improvised explosive device making cache north of Forward Operating Base Kalsu Sept. 4th.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain terrorists following mortar attack MNF-I 05 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained six terrorists suspected of carrying out a mortar attack against a Coalition base near Balad at about 5 a.m. Sept. 5.
- Senior Fallujah terrorist aide captured MNF-I 05 Sep 2005 -- Multi-National Forces raided a suspected terrorist location in the Hillah area Aug. 29 and captured Ayad Adnan Away Samir, a key terrorist facilitator in the Fallujah area.
- Insurgents Attack Iraqi Interior Ministry RFE/RL 05 Sep 2005 -- Insurgents launched a surprise attack on Iraq's Interior Ministry today, killing two police guards and wounding five others.
- Iraqi Officials: 11 Dead in Suicide Attack in Hit VOA 05 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi officials say 11 people were killed and another 16 were wounded by a suicide car bomber targeting a coalition base in the western town of Hit.
- Army to Aid Louisiana Army Guard Unit with Early Return from Iraq Army News Release 05 Sep 2005 -- More than 2,800 Soldiers from a unit with the Louisiana Army National Guard are returning early from Iraq this week following their duties in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Team to help Guard Soldiers return to Louisiana Army News 05 Sep 2005 -- The Army has deployed a special team to Fort Polk, La., to support Soldiers in the Louisiana Army National Guard who are returning this month from duty in Iraq to their families and homes in the region affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- Gunship Attack Kills Iraqi Terrorists; Bomb-Making Cache Found AFPS 05 Sep 2005 -- Unable to suppress a barrage of machine gun and rocket propelled grenade fire from insurgents holed up in a mosque in the Sarai district of Tal Afar, Iraq, coalition forces called in helicopter gunships to stop the enemy salvo, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
- Bomb-Making Cell Stopped in Afghanistan AFPS 05 Sep 2005 -- Multiple offensive operations over the past two weeks in Afghanistan's northern Paktika province netted nine suspected terrorists, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported today.
- Offutt services crew provides comfort to hurricane victims AFPN 05 Sep 2005 -- Some Airmen may wear the uniform for quite a while before they truly learn what it means to be in the Air Force.
- Airmen build tent city for relief workers AFPN 05 Sep 2005 -- While helicopters continue to airlift victims of Hurricane Katrina to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, a group of Airmen are constructing a massive tent city for relief workers.
- Pararescuemen hoist survivors to safety AFPN 05 Sep 2005 -- Though it is a city without electricity, rescue crews see plenty of lights as they fly over New Orleans each night searching for survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- A city underwater gets help from above AFPN 05 Sep 2005 -- With their homes and city underwater, many citizens of New Orleans have been looking to the skies for help from helicopter rescue crews of the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and active duty.
- Military Support to Katrina Relief Continues to Grow AFPS 05 Sep 2005 -- The thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines supporting relief efforts along the Gulf Coast "are doing a great job" as they focus on what the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina today called their top priority: rescuing and evacuating victims and providing them food and water.
- Units nationwide assist Task Force Pelican Army News 05 Sep 2005 -- Units from across the nation have descended on Louisiana and Mississippi in response to Hurricane Katrina as part of the unprecedented call-up of National Guard and other military forces for a natural disaster.
- Iwo Jima Arrives to Assist Hurricane Katrina Recovery Efforts Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2005 -- After a three-day high-speed transit down the East Coast of the United States and around into the Gulf of Mexico, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), along with various embarked air and amphibious landing assets, arrived on station in the Gulf of Mexico off Biloxi, Miss., Sept. 3 to begin humanitarian assistance operations to the devastated region.
- NAVHOSP Great Lakes Personnel to Support Hurricane Relief Effort Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2005 -- Naval Hospital (NH) Great Lakes activated a 13-person active-duty medical team Sept. 3, 2005.
- Gulfport Seabees Clearing Katrina's Destruction Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2005 -- The 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) is launching daily missions out of Naval Construction Battalion Center (CBC) Gulfport to relieve suffering in local communities along the Gulf Coast.
- Bataan Continues Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) completed its seventh day of Hurricane Katrina humanitarian relief efforts in the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast region Sept. 5.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Edwards tests production Global Hawk for possible deployment AFPN 05 Sep 2005 -- Global Hawk flight test efforts were completed Aug. 28, bringing the latest version of the aircraft one step closer to warfighter employment.
- No Injuries as U.S. Submarine and Merchant Vessel Collide Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2005 -- No Sailors or merchant seamen were injured when a U.S. Navy submarine and a commercial cargo vessel collided in the Persian Gulf Sept. 5.
- NEPAL: Positive reaction to Maoist ceasefire IRIN 05 Sep 2005 -- NGOs and donors have responded positively to a declaration by Maoist rebels in Nepal to observe a three-month ceasefire.
- AU Accuses Darfur Rebels of Destabilizing Region VOA 05 Sep 2005 -- The African Union blasted the Darfur's largest rebel group for a series of recent attacks and other violations of a cease-fire with Sudan's government.
- Israeli Official: 3,000 Homes to be Built in West Bank Settlement VOA 05 Sep 2005 -- Israel's deputy defense minister says Israel plans to build 3,000 homes in the northern West Bank settlement of Ariel.
- SOMALIA: UN envoy calls on interim gov't to help rescue hijacked ship IRIN 05 Sep 2005 -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Francois Lounseny Fall, has appealed to interim Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed and Prime Minister Ali Muhammad Gedi to help secure the release of a food aid-laden ship hijacked off the country's northeastern coast in June.
- SUDAN: AU condemns rebel attack against nomads in Darfur IRIN 05 Sep 2005 -- The head of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, condemned the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) on Friday for its lack of cooperation in restoring calm to the strife-torn western region of Darfur.
- DRC: Rwanda begins extraditing Congolese dissidents IRIN 05 Sep 2005 -- The Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) announced on Saturday that Rwanda had begun extraditing dissidents associated with a breakaway army general in eastern Congo, Laurent Nkunda.
- Russia Launches New Beslan Investigation RFE/RL 05 Sep 2005 -- Russian Deputy Prosecutor-General Vladimir Kolesnikov led a team of federal investigators to Beslan today on orders of President Vladimir Putin to assess the progress in the investigation into last year's tragic hostage crisis at an elementary school.
- EGYPT: Vote against the president say rights groups IRIN 05 Sep 2005 -- Egyptians should boycott the coming presidential elections or vote for one of the opposition candidates, a group of local human rights organisations said on Saturday.
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