27 November 2005 Military News
- MARINE DIES IN IED ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Marine Killed, Operation Tigers Continues in Iraq AFPS 27 Nov 2005 -- A U.S. Marine engaged in combat operations against enemy forces near Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, was killed in an improvised explosive device attack Nov. 26, officials in Iraq announced today.
- Citizen tips, Soldier diligence take terrorists off streets MNF-I 27 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured four suspected terrorists during operations Nov. 24-25.
- Busy day for Iraqi, Coalition Forces MNF-I 27 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. forces continued the fight against terrorists operating throughout the north central region of Iraq Saturday.
- Eight Iraqis Killed In Fresh Violence RFE/RL 27 Nov 2005 -- At least eight Iraqis were reported killed in violence across the country today, including a banker, his driver, and a member of the special police force for major crimes.
- Caches found in Operation Tigers MNF-I 27 Nov 2005 -- Early morning efforts of Operation Numur (Tigers) by Soldiers of the Iraqi Army and Task Force 2-69, U.S. Army, have netted several caches, including two that were found along a railroad track used by local citizens.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Top NCOs Inform Soldiers in Iraq of Wartime Training Changes AFPS 27 Nov 2005 -- The Army is instituting significant changes in how it trains and recruits soldiers, aiming to make U.S. troops more battle ready for the challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, two of the Army's top noncommissioned officers said during recent visits to Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Rajapakse planning multi-party approach to peace in Lanka IRNA 27 Nov 2005 -- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is planning a multi party peace approach and an all party consultative process to reach a broad consensus in the South, on devolution of power.
- Dispute Erupts Over Turnout In Chechen Elections RFE/RL 27 Nov 2005 -- Voting is over in Chechnya's first parliamentary elections in nearly nine years, with no initial reports of major violence but a controversy erupting over unofficial turnout figures that emerged for the 27 November ballot.
- Russia: With Heavy Security In Evidence, Chechen Vote Comes Off Without Violence RFE/RL 27 Nov 2005 -- Voting today for a new bicameral parliament to replace the North Caucasus republic's State Council represent the first legislative polls to have taken place in the war-torn region since 1997.
- Chechnya Holds Local Elections VOA 27 Nov 2005 -- Voting is underway for a local parliament in Russia's troubled southern republic of Chechnya. Security is tight, amid fears of possible rebel attacks.
- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers Issue Ultimatum for Political Settlement VOA 27 Nov 2005 -- The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers has issued an ultimatum to the government, warning his group will intensify the struggle for self-determination in 2006 if Colombo does not offer what he called a reasonable political settlement.
- YEMEN: Somali refugees protest perceived injustices IRIN 27 Nov 2005 -- An ongoing sit-in by hundreds of Somali refugees demanding better living conditions or resettlement in a third country in the Yemeni capital, Sana, turned into a hunger strike on 24 November.
- Al-Jazeera Demands Britain Publish Bush Bomb Plan Memo VOA 27 Nov 2005 -- Arabic satellite news channel Al-Jazeera has demanded Britain make public a leaked secret document in which President Bush allegedly says he wants to bomb the television station.
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