26 February 2006 Military News
- ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS TWO MND-B SOLDIERS
- Bomb Kills Five Iraqis; Iraqi Troops Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons AFPS 26 Feb 2006 -- A vehicle bomb killed five Iraqis today, and Iraqi and U.S. soldiers have continued to arrest suspected terrorists and find weapons, military officials reported.
- 20 Dead in Iraq Unrest VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- Insurgents in Iraq killed at least 20 people Sunday in mortar attacks, bombings and shootings, despite an appeal from leaders to end five days of sectarian bloodshed.
- Sporadic Violence Continues in Iraq VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- A mortar attack in southern Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and left dozens of others wounded, while a roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers in another sector of the Iraqi capital
- Inmates Take Control Of Prison Outside Kabul RFE/RL 26 Feb 2006 -- Rioting prison inmates are today in control of parts of a high-security prison on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul.
- Afghan Troops Surround Kabul Prison After Inmates Riot Reported VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- Afghan police and troops backed by tanks have surrounded a high security prison in Kabul after Taleban and al-Qaida inmates armed with makeshift weapons took control of parts of the facility.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Military Agrees to Release Identities of Guantanamo Detainees VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Defense Department says it will comply with a federal judge's order to release the identities of hundreds of terror suspects being held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- MEDCAP/DENCAP Launches From Juneau in Support of Balikatan Navy NewsStand 26 Feb 2006 -- Twenty-seven U.S. Navy and Army personnel paired up with 25 Armed Forces of the Philipines (AFP) medical personnel Feb. 22, as part of Exercise Balikatan 2006, to offer medical and dental treatment to 1216 Filipino people and 24 animals in the town of Panamao, Republic of Philippines.
- C-12s -- A Valuable Asset to Maritime Security Operations Navy NewsStand 26 Feb 2006 -- The C-12 airplanes operating out of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain’s aviation depot are currently serving as valuable assets to maritime security operations (MSO), particularly logistics support, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, according Lt. Patrick Brown, Coalition Task Force (CTF) 53 routing officer.
- Pakistan, Netherlands navies hold joint exercises IRNA 26 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan Navy Fleet Units conducted a joint naval exercise with Royal Netherlands (Navy) Ship HNLMS 'De Zeven Provincien' en route to its next destination after paying a goodwill visit to Karachi, a Pakistan navy statement said on Saturday.
- Pakistan Navy inducts two fast attack missile crafts into fleet IRNA 26 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan on Friday inducted into its naval fleet two indigenously built fast attack missile crafts, the country's naval chief said.
- EADS North America receives key U.S. government helicopter order to support homeland security missions EADS 26 Feb 2006 -- EADS North America today announced an order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection to American Eurocopter for EC120 helicopters.
- UN envoy in Somalia urges leaders to chose reconciliation over chaos UN News Centre 26 Feb 2006 -- Addressing the opening session of Somalia's parliament today, the top United Nations envoy to the war-torn country called on leaders to choose reconciliation over anarchy, and pledged the international community's full support for the Somali people's efforts to rebuild their nation.
- Ivory Coast's Rival Faction Leaders to Hold Summit VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- The five principle personalities in Ivory Coast's more than three-year-old civil war are to begin meeting Monday in the administrative capital, Yamoussoukro
- Palestinian President Abbas: May Resign if Peace Hampered Under Hamas VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he may resign if a Hamas-led government prevents him from advancing the Mideast peace process.
- Israel Rejects Hamas Conditions for Long-term Truce VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- Israel has rejected the conditions of the Islamic militant group Hamas for a long-term cease-fire
- Mutinous Marines End Tense Stand-Off as Philippine Crisis Deepens VOA 26 Feb 2006 -- A standoff with around 200 elite Filipino marine troops ended peacefully late Sunday, as the political crisis in the Philippines appeared to be deepening
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