03 July 2006 Military News
- MARINE KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY EXPLOSION
- Car Bomb Kills 8 in Mosul Market VOA 03 Jul 2006 -- Iraqi officials say two car bombs have killed at least eight people at crowded markets.
- Airmen at Ali Base hand perimeter defense mission to Army AFPN 03 Jul 2006 -- Airmen at Ali Base hand perimeter defense mission to Army
- Iraqi, Coalition Forces Capture, Kill Insurgents; Bomb Secured AFPS 03 Jul 2006 -- Iraqi and coalition forces captured or killed three insurgents and detained 17 others throughout Iraq in operations yesterday and July 1, while Iraqi Police acted on a tip to secure a large homemade bomb June 30.
- U.S. Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan RFE/RL 03 Jul 2006 -- The U.S. military says one crew member has been killed and another injured in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in southern Afghanistan.
- Bombing at University in Western Afghanistan Wounds Several Students VOA 03 Jul 2006 -- Afghan police say a bomb has exploded Monday at a university in the western city of Herat, wounding at least eight students.
- NORTHCOM, Canada Command Cooperate to Secure North America AFPS 03 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Northern Command has a new partner in defending North America from future terrorist and natural disasters.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Iwo Jima Safely Recovers Marine Pilot Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2006 -- Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) assisted in the safe recovery of a Marine pilot at approximately 6:50 p.m. (local) July 2 when he safely ejected from his AV 8B Harrier.
- Patriot, Salvor Arrive in Ho Chi Minh for Port Visit Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2006 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) and USS Salvor (ARS 52) completed a five-hour, navigationally complex transit down the Saigon River to arrive here for a scheduled port visit July 1 aimed at enhancing U.S.-Vietnam relations and allowing the Sailors of both ships to experience the culture-rich city and outlying area.
- U.S. Navy Assumes Command of Camp Lemonier Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Fahey relieved Marine Corps Col. Gerard Fischer as commanding officer of Camp Lemonier during a change of command ceremony here, July 1.
- TACRON 11 Sailors Operate Alongside Marines Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2006 -- Two Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 11 Sailors completed training and ashore air control, June 21, after two months of conducting exercises with Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC).
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 03 Jul 2006
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 03 Jul 2006
- DRC: Interview with Congolese army commander in Ituri IRIN 03 Jul 2006 -- With a continued fluid security situation in the district of Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Congolese army deployed Gen Mbuayama Nsiona six weeks ago to assume overall military command in the area.
- DRC: Thousands flee army-militia showdown in Ituri IRIN 03 Jul 2006 -- Thousands of civilians have fled advancing militiamen who have now retaken the town of Tcheyi in the northeastern district of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations local humanitarian official said on Monday.
- UN envoy hails African Union move to extend mandate of Darfur force; issues warning UN News Centre 03 Jul 2006 -- While welcoming a decision made by the African Union to extend the mandate of its troops in the violence-wracked Darfur region of Sudan for three months to the end of 2006, a senior United Nations envoy warned today that continued militia attacks on internally displaced persons were affecting implementation of the peace agreement agreed in May.
- AU Summit Extends Peacekeeping in Darfur VOA 03 Jul 2006 -- African leaders meeting at an African Union summit in Gambia on Sunday agreed to extend the mandate of their peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region until at least December
- Israel Bombs Fatah Building, Rejects Militant Ultimatum on Soldier VOA 03 Jul 2006 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has rejected a demand by Palestinian militants holding an Israeli soldier to release Palestinian prisoners by early Tuesday.
- Ugandan Officials in Sudan to Discuss Proposed Peace Talks with Rebels VOA 03 Jul 2006 -- A Uganda government delegation has flown into southern Sudan to discuss an offer of peace talks from the rebel Lords Resistance Army, which has waged a 20-year war against the Ugandan government.
- UGANDA: Gov't, LRA to hold talks despite ICC indictments IRIN 03 Jul 2006 -- The Uganda government is ready to hold peace talks with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) despite indictments issued against its leaders by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a spokesman said on Monday.
- CENTRAL ASIA: Tajiks who fled civil war no longer refugees IRIN 03 Jul 2006 -- Thousands of Tajiks who fled the civil war in their country in the 1990s, including those currently living in neighbouring Central Asian republics, are no longer considered refugees by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
- Stability in Central African Republic threatened by rebels, regional tensions - UN UN News Centre 03 Jul 2006 -- The Central African Republic's stability is facing threats from new rebel movements in the northern part of the country, the situation in neighbouring Chad and tension between it and Sudan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report released today.
- SOMALIA: Islamic courts issue Mogadishu travel guidelines IRIN 03 Jul 2006 -- The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which currently controls the Somali capital of Mogadishu, has announced new guidelines on travel to the city, saying it wants to boost traveler safety.
- Lankan Tigers train 6,000 civilians in armed combat IRNA 03 Jul 2006 -- Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels have trained 6,000 civilians in armed combat as part of efforts to intensify its liberation struggle, the move indicating that the insurgents are preparing for an all-out war with Sri Lankan military forces.
- Australia Doubles Aid to East Timor VOA 03 Jul 2006 -- Australia is doubling its aid to East Timor to help meet the humanitarian needs of thousands of people internally displaced by recent violence
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