09 October 2005 Military News
- Marine killed by improvised bomb strike in Ar Ramadi
- Foreign fighter facilitator killed MNF-I 09 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces killed a known al Qaeda in Iraq member near Fallujah before he could activate a suicide bomb strapped to his body Oct. 8.
- Coalition Forces capture 8 terror suspects, weapons MNF-I 09 Oct 2005 -- Coalition Forces conducting combat operations in Baghdad captured eight terror suspects, and seized bomb-making materials, two weapons caches and terrorist propaganda Oct. 7.
- Suicide Bomber Targets Iraqi Shi'ite Militia in Basra VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- A suicide car bomb exploded in southern Iraq Sunday outside an apartment building used by a Shi'ite militia, killing at least one person and wounding several others.
- Suspected Suicide Bomber Strikes In Afghanistan RFE/RL 09 Oct 2005 -- Four British nationals have been wounded by a suspected suicide bomber who rammed his car into their vehicle in southern Afghanistan today.
- US Sending Helicopters, Supplies to Quake Areas VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- The United States says it will send helicopters and planes full of supplies to Pakistan as part of the effort to save people affected by Saturday's devastating earthquake.
- Coalition Sending Helicopters, Crews to Aid Earthquake Recovery AFPS 10 Oct 2005 -- Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, at the request of Pakistan's government, will send U.S. Army helicopters and support personnel to Pakistan to help with emergency recovery operations
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy's New Lighterage System Revolutionizes Ship-to-Shore Transport Navy NewsStand 10 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Navy is currently testing a new and improved lighterage system that can be assembled into causeways, docks, or ferries, providing the Navy and Marine Corps with a safer, more versatile way to deliver vehicles and critical supplies from ship to shore during war or peacetime operations.
- Asefi: Azeri radars at its common borders with Iran examined IRNA 09 Oct 2005 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi on Sunday referred to Azerbaijan's cooperation with US and installation of radars at its common borders with Iran and said that the issue was discussed in Baku during the recent visit of Iran's special envoy to the Caspian Sea.
- US TV Minister Accuses Venezuela's President Chavez of Nuclear Ambitions VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- An American Christian minister who recently called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says the Venezuelan leader poses a nuclear threat to the United States.
- Relief Workers Say Need is Great in Quake-Devastated Areas VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- Relief workers in Pakistan are scrambling to locate and reach survivors after Saturday's devastating earthquake
- Statement from the Secretary of Defense on the South Asian Earthquake 09 Oct 2005 -- "On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, I express my condolences to those affected by the earthquake in South Asia."
- Tens Of Thousands Believed Dead From South Asian Quake RFE/RL 09 Oct 2005 -- Rescue and relief efforts are continuing at a frantic pace in Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir following the massive earthquake on 8 October that killed thousands of people, flattened buildings, and triggered landslides that buried homes and blocked highways.
- Kashmir Earthquake Strongest in Region in 70 Years VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- The international community has offered condolences and aid pledges for victims of Saturday's massive earthquake in Kashmir that officials fear killed thousands
- Death Toll Rising in South Asia Earthquake VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- Frantic rescue efforts continue as the death toll from South Asia's massive earthquake tops 18,000, most of them in Pakistan.
- World Responds to Kashmir Earthquake Disaster VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- The international community is responding to urgent calls for help for victims of Saturday's earthquake in South Asia.
- Earthquake Death Toll Rises in Indian Kashmir VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- Search operations are under way in Indian Kashmir - one of the areas devastated by the powerful earthquake that rocked India, Pakistan and Afghanistan Saturday.
- Pakistan: Earthquake Death Toll Rising VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- Frantic rescue efforts continue as the number of dead from South Asia's massive earthquake nears 20,000, most of them in Pakistan.
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