13 August 2006 Military News
- Rocket, Bomb Attacks in Baghdad Kill 57 VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- Authorities in Iraq are still counting the cost of a wave of rocket and bomb attacks that killed at least 57 people in a Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 12 AFPN 13 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 12.
- At Least 47 Killed in Baghdad VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi officials say at least 47 people have been killed and 148 wounded in a series of rocket and bomb attacks in Baghdad Sunday.
- Iraqi Hostage Recovered; Terrorist Cell Leader Captured AFPS 13 Aug 2006 -- U.S. soldiers in recent days have recovered an Iraqi hostage and captured a terrorist cell leader, officials said.
- Clashes In Afghanistan Leave 23 Dead RFE/RL 13 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. military says at least 18 suspected Taliban militants and five Afghan Army soldiers were killed today when an army post was attacked in the southeastern province of Paktika.
- Terrorists Killed in Thwarted Attack on Afghan Soldiers AFPS 13 Aug 2006 -- An estimated 18 to 20 terrorist extremists died in a thwarted attack on an Afghan National Army command post in the Bermel district of Paktika province early this morning, military officials said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- EODMU 11 Detachment Bangor Conducts Force Protection Dive Navy NewsStand 13 Aug 2006 -- The crew of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 Detachment Bangor traveled through Puget Sound to Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island Aug. 9 to conduct a force protection dive of the pier.
- MCPON Visits Kennedy Sailors Navy NewsStand 13 Aug 2006 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. visited USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Aug. 11 to meet with Sailors stationed aboard the Jacksonville, Fla.-based aircraft carrier.
- Israeli-Hezbollah Hostilities Continue Hours Before Ceasefire VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- Just hours before the ceasefire deadline that is supposed to end hostilities, Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants continued air strikes against each other.
- Formation of Peacekeeping Force in Southern Lebanon Expected to Start Soon VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- Consultations are expected to begin this week among governments intending to take part in a peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon
- Fighting between Israel and Hizbollah intensifies with UN positions hit again UN News Centre 13 Aug 2006 -- On the eve of a planned cessation of hostilities set to end the fighting that has engulfed Lebanon and northern Israel for the past month, violence in the region intensified today, according to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which sustained extensive material damage but suffered no additional casualties.
- LEBANON: Lebanese cautiously welcome Security Council resolution IRIN 13 Aug 2006 -- Analysts agree that the United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the battle between Israel and the armed wing of Lebanese political party Hezbollah was a satisfactory step for the time being.
- LEBANON: Police stop civilian convoy heading south IRIN 13 Aug 2006 -- A civilian convoy of more than 150 people in 47 cars was turned back by local police when attempting to bring relief supplies from Beirut to Nabatiyeh, 80km south of the capital on Saturday.
- Israeli Strikes Pound Beirut, Massive Explosions Rock City Sunday VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- At least 18 massive explosions rocked the city, sending plumes of smoke over Beirut
- Israel Says It Will Accept UN Cease-fire, But Fighting Continues VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- Israel's Cabinet has agreed to a U.N.-mediated cease-fire, aimed at ending the fighting in Lebanon
- Lebanese Government Unanimously Accepts UN Resolution VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- The Lebanese Government has unanimously accepted a U.N. Resolution that calls on Israel and Hezbollah to cease hostilities following a month of fighting that has left more than 1,000 Lebanese and over 120 Israelis dead.
- Sri Lanka Says Tamil Rebels Propose Peace Talks VOA 13 Aug 2006 -- The Sri Lankan government says the Tamil Tiger rebels have offered to resume peace talks, which could bring an end to nearly three weeks of fighting in the country's north and east
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