10 September 2005 Military News
- Al Qaeda Terrorist Thought Killed in Safe House Attack AFPS 10 Sep 2005 -- Coalition officials reported a senior al Qaeda terrorist may have been killed when fighter aircraft dropped precision-guided munitions on a terrorist safe house in the western Iraq city of Ubaydi today.
- Al Qaeda Terrorist Thought Killed in Safe House Attack AFPS 10 Sep 2005 -- Governors from Khowst, Paktya and Paktika provinces met at the Afghan National Police Regional Training Center near here Sept. 9.
- Iraqi, US Troops Launch Major Offensive in Tal Afar VOA 10 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi forces, supported by American troops, have launched a major offensive against insurgents in the northwestern city of Tal Afar, and the government has warned it is ready to go after terrorists in four other cities.
- U.S., Iraqi Troops Launch Offensive In Tal Afar RFE/RL 10 Sep 2005 -- Reports from the northwestern Iraqi town of Tal Afar say Iraqi and U.S. troops are engaged in a major offensive to expel insurgents.
- Iraqi, U.S. Forces Enter Tal Afar RFE/RL 10 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Ja'fari says Iraqi and U.S. forces have entered the northwestern town of Tal Afar to rid the area of suspected terrorists.
- Task Force Freedom detains 13 terror suspects in northern Iraq MNF-I 10 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Freedom detained 13 suspected terrorists in operations in northern Iraq Sept. 8 and 9.
- Air strike destroys terror consultant's safe house MNF-I 10 Sep 2005 -- Coalition Air Forces destroyed an al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist safe house in the Ubaydi, in western Iraq Sept. 10.
- Afghan Defense Minister Escapes Bungled Assassination Attempt VOA 10 Sep 2005 -- Afghan officials say the country's defense minister has escaped a bungled assassination attempt.
- Guard counterdrug units aid hurricane rescue effort AFPN 10 Sep 2005 -- Guardsmen from several state counterdrug programs are here using their specialized equipment for recovery mission support after the devastating attack from Hurricane Katrina.
- Comfort Arrives in Gulf, Ready for Relief Support Navy NewsStand 10 Sep 2005 -- Crew members on board the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived at Pier Gulf's Bayou Casotte Terminal here Sept. 10 to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) effort to provide medical support and humanitarian aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
- Iwo Jima Serves as Helo Hub for JTF Katrina Navy NewsStand 10 Sep 2005 -- Sailors here have been conducting constant helicopter operations since Sept. 5 in support of Hurricane Katrina and flooding relief operations as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina.
- Shreveport Assists New Orleans Harbor Police in Katrina Recovery Navy NewsStand 10 Sep 2005 -- Groups of USS Shreveport (LPD- 12) crew members worked with New Orleans Harbor Police Sept. 8.
- Mine Warfare Ships Support Hurricane Katrina Recovery, Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 10 Sep 2005 -- Mine warfare ships USS Gladiator (MCM 11), USS Scout (MCM 8), USS Defender (MCM 2) and USS Falcon (MHC 59) are currently working off the coast of Louisiana with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helping to clear waterways that may be clogged by debris.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pakistan to get two F-16s by year end IRNA 10 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan will get two US F-16 fighters by the end of the current year under a landmark arms deal, visiting Senior Vice President of Business Development of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Robert Rice said here Friday.
- Egypt Deploys Troops on Gaza Border Under Deal with Israel VOA 10 Sep 2005 -- Egypt is moving troops to the border with the Gaza Strip, under a security agreement with Israel. It marks the final stage of Israel's Gaza pullout.
- Explosions Reported In Ingushetia, Chechnya RFE/RL 10 Sep 2005 -- Two powerful explosions were reported today near a police station in the Ingush town of Malgobek.
- EGYPT: Mubarak wins presidential election IRIN 10 Sep 2005 -- Hosni Mubarak has won 88.6 percent of votes cast in Egypt’s first contested presidential polls, the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) announced on Friday.
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