18 September 2005 Military News
- ONE SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- Bomb Kills Soldier on Combat Logistics Patrol in Iraq AFPS 18 Sep 2005 -- A 56th Brigade Combat Team soldier was killed by a roadside bomb while on a combat logistics patrol Sept. 17 near Asad, Iraq, military officials reported today.
- IED detonates on Task Force Liberty patrol, two suspects detained MNF-I 18 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers fired on two men fleeing the scene of an improvised explosive device attack in Ad Duluiyah around 10 a.m. Sept. 18.
- Captured suicide bomber forced into mosque by terrorists MNF-I 18 Sep 2005 -- The interrogation of a suicide bomber Sept. 16 revealed to Coalition forces that terrorists allegedly kidnapped, drugged, abused and forced the bomber to enter a mosque with the purpose of killing innocent Iraqi citizens during religious services.
- Local citizen to receive reward for turning in IED and three suspects MNF-I 18 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained three men suspected of emplacing an improvised explosive device near Hawija after receiving a citizen tip Sept. 17.
- Tall Afar terrorist safe houses destroyed MNF-I 18 Sep 2005 -- Coalition forces conducted raids on high-level al-Qaida in Iraq safe houses in the city of Tall Afar Sept. 18, killing numerous terrorists and capturing four.
- Multi-National Division Southeast captures three terror suspects in Basrah MNF-I 18 Sep 2005 -- Multi-National Division Southeast troops captured three terror suspects during operations early Sept. 18 in Basrah.
- Multi-National Division - South East names captured terror suspects MNF-I 18 Sep 2005 -- In the early hours of Sept. 18, an operation was conducted by Multi National Division - South East in the districts of Al Jameat and Tuninah in Basra.
- Gunmen Kill Iraqi Parliament Member RFE/RL 18 Sep 2005 -- Insurgents killed an Iraqi member of parliament and wounded a second in an ambush north of Baghdad yesterday.
- Iraqi Insurgents Kill Kurdish Parliament Member VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi insurgents have killed a Kurdish member of parliament and wounded a second lawmaker in an ambush north of Baghdad.
- Afghans, Coalition Provide Safe Environment for Voters AFPS 18 Sep 2005 -- For the third straight day, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and coalition forces stymied enemy efforts to disrupt elections, as Afghan voters filled the more than 6,100 polling stations in every province today, military officials in the Afghan capital of Kabul reported.
- AFGHANISTAN: Nation votes in relative peace IRIN 18 Sep 2005 -- Afghanistan's first parliamentary and provincial poll in thirty years passed without major incident on Sunday, with a high degree of voter participation, early reports suggested.
- ANA, ANP, COALITION FORCES PROVIDE SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR AFGHAN VOTERS CENTCOM 18 Sep 2005 -- For the third day in a row, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and Coalition forces stymied enemy efforts to disrupt elections as Afghan voters filled polling stations in every province today.
- Afghans Cast Ballots In Historic Election RFE/RL 18 Sep 2005 -- Millions of Afghan men and women traveled to polling stations across the country to vote in Afghanistan's historic parliamentary elections.
- Afghans Head to the Polls in Landmark Parliamentary Elections VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Millions of people across Afghanistan are heading to the polls Sunday to choose representatives for a new national assembly and provincial councils.
- Scattered Attacks Fail to Disrupt Afghan Elections VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Election officials in Afghanistan say millions of people cast their votes for members of a new National Assembly and local councils.
- Afghan Voters Undaunted by Complex Ballots VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Voters outside Afghanistan's capital Kabul are steadily casting ballots at polling stations, choosing from thousands of candidates in what can be a confusing process.
Defense Policy / Programs
- NY Times: Widespread Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Worries Military Commanders VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- The New York Times says a widespread hunger strike at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is posing a serious challenge to military commanders there.
- NAVSTA Rota Plays Host to Sea Swap Navy NewsStand 18 Sep 2005 -- Naval Station Rota hosted the incoming crew of USS Stout (DDG 55) during a four-day operation that began Sept. 10.
- Seabees Repair Naval Station Pascagoula, Community Navy NewsStand 18 Sep 2005 -- Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 based in Little Creek, Va., are clearing debris and performing repairs in local areas here affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS United Nations 18 Sep 2005
- Israeli Inquiry Clears Police Who Killed 13 Israeli Arabs in 2000 VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- A state inquiry in Israel has decided not to prosecute police who shot dead 13 Israeli Arabs during riots in 2000.
- Palestinian Police Seal off Gaza-Egypt Border VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Palestinian police have restored order along the Gaza Strip's chaotic border with Egypt, but not before large quantities of weapons were smuggled in to Palestinian militants, officials say.
- Indonesia Begins Troop Withdrawal from Aceh Province VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Indonesia is beginning to withdraw thousands of central government troops, known as the TNI, from Aceh Province, in keeping with a peace accord signed last month between the government and separatist rebels that ends nearly 29 years of conflict.
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