22 January 2006 Military News
- Insurgents Kill 9 in Attacks Northeast of Baghdad VOA 22 Jan 2006 -- Insurgents in Iraq killed at least nine people in attacks Sunday northeast of Baghdad.
- U.S. Military Releases Reuters Journalist After 7 Months RFE/RL 22 Jan 2006 -- The U.S. military have freed an Iraqi journalist that it had been holding since June.
- Latvian Soldier, Iraqi Civilians Wounded; Iraqi Soldiers Find Bomb AFPS 22 Jan 2006 -- A Latvian soldier and Iraqi civilians were injured in Iraq in separate incidents and Iraqi security forces found a bomb in Fallujah, U.S. military officials reported.
- Soldiers Detain Terrorists, Find Bombs, Weapons AFPS 22 Jan 2006 -- U.S. soldiers detained five suspected terrorists and found several weapons caches and improvised explosive devices throughout Iraq this week, U.S. military officials reported.
- US Navy Captures Suspected Pirates Off Somali Coast VOA 22 Jan 2006 -- The U.S. Navy says it has captured a group of suspected pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Maoists kill six policemen in Nepal IRNA 22 Jan 2006 -- Maoists in Nepal attacked a police patrol in Nepalganj city, considered a Maoist stronghold, killing six policemen even as the government enforced a day-long curfew in Kathmandu amid protest rallies by the opposition parties.
- Kosovo: Rugova's Death Complicates Final Status Process RFE/RL 22 Jan 2006 -- Tributes are pouring in from world leaders for late Kosovar President Ibrahim Rugova. NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says Rugova, who died of lung cancer today at age 61, will be remembered as a man committed to a democratic and multiethnic Kosovo.
- UN: 20,000 Flee DRC Fighting, Seek Refuge in Uganda VOA 22 Jan 2006 -- The United Nations says about 20,000 people have crossed into Uganda to escape fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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