24 November 2005 Military News
- TWO TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIERS KILLED BY GUNFIRE
- TWO U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED
- OPERATION LIONS CONCLUDES CENTCOM 24 Nov 2005 -- Approximately 200 Iraqi Army Soldiers and 250 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (2-BCT) concluded Operation Asad (Lions) in the Tammim area of ar Ramadi today.
- U.S. patrols find bombs before they can detonate MNF-I 24 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers saw numerous small victories over the terrorist effort in east Baghdad Nov. 22.
- Jaysh al-Mujahideen terrorist lieutenant and propaganda chief captured MNF-I 24 Nov 2005 -- Acting on multiple intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, Coalition forces raided a suspected Jaysh al-Mujahideen terrorist safe house in Abu Ghurayb, west of Baghdad, Oct. 23.
- Iraqi, US forces respond to car bomb in Mahmudiyah MNF-I 24 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers responded to a suicide car bomb attack in Mahmudiyah around 10:40 a.m. Nov. 24.
- At Least 33 Dead Following 2 Car Bomb Blasts South of Baghdad VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- A suicide car bomber has struck outside an Iraqi hospital south of Baghdad, killing at least 33 people and wounding two dozen others, including four American soldiers.
- Incident during engineer project MNF-I 24 Nov 2005 -- The morning of Nov. 24, at approximately 11:00 a.m. an unknown explosive ordnance exploded in vicinity of a Multinational Division Central South engineering patrol working place.
- Coalition Forces destroy terrorist hideout MNF-I 24 Nov 2005 -- A house, booby-trapped with explosives, was destroyed Nov. 23 by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division with air support from other Coalition Forces.
- Citizen's tip leads U.S. Soldiers to weapons cache MNF-I 24 Nov 2005 -- A tip from a local citizen on the location of a weapons cache in the Tissa Nissan district of east Baghdad resulted in the destruction of the weapons Nov 23.
- AFGHANISTAN: New figures on drug use cause alarm IRIN 24 Nov 2005 -- Results of Afghanistan's first nationwide survey on drug use, released on Thursday, show high levels of abuse throughout the post-conflict country, which remains the biggest producer of opium in the world.
- Afghanistan: Drug Agency Anticipates Increased Opium Production VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- While a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) notes a 21 percent decline of areas for poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, it also finds that favorable weather conditions led nevertheless to a robust harvest.
Defense Policy / Programs
- NATO commander says no long-term stay in Pakistan IRNA 24 Nov 2005 -- Commander of NATO's relief team in Pakistan Andrew Walton Thursday dispelled the impression that NATO troops were setting up permanent bases in the region.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Security Council threatens sanctions over border dispute IRIN 24 Nov 2005 -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday threatened to take action, which could include sanctions, against Ethiopia and Eritrea if the two Horn of Africa neighbours continued to engage in activities that aggravated their ongoing border dispute.
- BURUNDI: Annan recommends downsizing UN mission IRIN 24 Nov 2005 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended to the UN Security Council the reduction of the size of the UN Operation in Burundi, known as ONUB.
- AFRICA: Belgian minister proposes joint EU-AU peacekeeping training centres IRIN 24 Nov 2005 -- Belgian Development Cooperation Minister Armand de Decker is seeking support from his counterparts in the European Union for his proposal to create peacekeeping training centres in Africa, in partnership with the African Union (AU), a senior official in the Belgian government has said.
- NEPAL: Rebels and political parties unite to oust king IRIN 24 Nov 2005 -- Nepal's seven main political parties have agreed with Maoist leaders to forge an alliance against King Gyanendra, who assumed direct rule of the Himalayan kingdom on 1 February this year.
- Eritrea Rejects UN Security Council Resolution on Border Dispute VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- Eritrea has rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution that threatens sanctions against Ethiopia and Eritrea if they use force to settle their border dispute.
- Congo Army Kills Dozens in Operations Against Militias VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- The Congolese army has launched large-scale offensives against militias operating in eastern Congo, killing hundreds during several weeks of operations, military and diplomatic sources say
- Ugandan Opposition Politician Faces Terrorism Charges VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- Ugandan opposition politician Kizze Besigye, who has been charged with treason and rape before the High Court, will also face a terrorism charge in military court. Critics say the charges, coming just ahead of the country's general elections, are politically motivated.
- Arab Journalists Protest Report Bush Wanted to Bomb Al-Jazeera VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- Staff from Arabic television station al-Jazeera protested Thursday around the Middle East in the wake of a British news report that alleged President Bush considered bombing the channel's headquarters last year.
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