24 December 2006 Military News
- Hunting for Terrorists: Roadside Bomb Strikes MND-B Patrol
- Soldier killed by road side bomb
- Three 89th Military Police Brigade Soldiers killed, one wounded
- One Task Force Lightning Soldier killed, one wounded
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Dec. 24 AFPN 24 Dec 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Dec. 24.
- Iraqi Forces Kill at Least Four Attacking Insurgents AFPS 24 Dec 2006 -- Iraqi forces working with coalition advisors killed at least four insurgents after being attacked during operations yesterday and Dec. 22, and a high-ranking terrorist has been confirmed as killed in an operation earlier this month, military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Chief of Naval Operations Visits USS Boxer Navy NewsStand 25 Dec 2006 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Mullen and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. visited USS Boxer (LHD 4) Dec. 21 to thank the crew for supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) during the holiday season.
- ETHIOPIA-SOMALIA: More people flee as fighting spreads IRIN 24 Dec 2006 -- For the first time, air attacks have been reported in Somalia's escalating conflict between forces of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), backed by Ethiopian troops, while ground conflict was reported from previously unaffected areas in Central Somalia.
- Ethiopian Airstrikes Target Islamists in Somalia VOA 24 Dec 2006 -- Ethiopian forces have launched airstrikes as part of a counterattack against Islamist fighters in neighboring Somalia.
- Israeli Cabinet Approves $100 Million Transfer of Palestinian Funds VOA 24 Dec 2006 -- The Israeli government has decided to transfer $100 million in tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority.
- Burmese Rebel Leader Bo Mya Dies VOA 24 Dec 2006 -- A longtime leader of Burma's largest ethnic rebel group has died. VOA's Suzanne Presto reports from Hong Kong.
- Turkmen President Niyazov Laid To Rest RFE/RL 24 Dec 2006 -- Thousands of mourners laid flowers and said their last farewells today to the president known as Turkmenbashi -- leader of the Turkmen.
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