24 June 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Small arms fire targets MND-B patrol
- Task Force Lightning Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
- MND-B Soldiers attacked
- MND-B Soldier dies of wounds sustained from combat operations
- DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
- Press briefing with Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, MND-Center, on Operation Marne Torch, June 24, 2007 MNF-I 24 Jun 2007 -- TOPIC: UPDATE ON OPERATION MARNE TORCH
- June 23 airpower summary: Recon aircraft capture big picture AFPN 24 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 23, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Forces Kill 11 Insurgents, Detain 25 Suspects in Iraq AFPS 24 Jun 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces killed 11 insurgents, detained 25 suspects and discovered several weapons caches in Iraq over the past three days, military officials reported.
- Combined Security Forces Help Iraqi Citizens During Operation Arrowhead Ripper AFPS 24 Jun 2007 -- Combined security forces began providing humanitarian assistance yesterday in Baqubah, Iraq, in addition to combat aimed at rooting out al Qaeda, during the fifth day of the Operation Arrowhead Ripper.
- Coalition operation uncovers multiple caches MNF-I 24 Jun 2007 -- Coalition Forces conducted several raids targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq activities in support of Operation Arrowhead Ripper June 20-22 near Khan Bani Sa'ad.
- MND-B troops continue successful clearing operations in Baghdad's Rashid District MNF-I 24 Jun 2007 -- Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers defeated multiple insurgent attacks and discovered several caches during clearing operations in the eastern and western portions of the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital June 23 and 24.
- Afghan, Coalition Troops Kill, Detain Insurgents AFPS 24 Jun 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed more than 32 insurgents and detained 20 others in Afghanistan over the past three days, military officials reported.
- Giambastiani: Afghanistan Has Come Long Way AFPS 24 Jun 2007 -- Afghanistan has come a long way in the six years since the U.S. and NATO began working with the nation after the Taliban was driven from power by coalition forces, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said while visiting U.S. troops deployed here.
- Vice Chairman Meets with Troops at Bagram AFPS 24 Jun 2007 -- U.S. troops have played a critical role in advancements made in Afghanistan over the past few years, and the Defense Department is working to increase the number of personnel in some services to better handle challenges posed by the war on terrorism, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told servicemembers here yesterday.
- AFGHANISTAN: Children share the brunt of casualties in conflict IRIN 24 Jun 2007 -- The killing of children in fighting between international forces and Taliban insurgents has led to more calls from the UN and human rights groups for the protection of non-combatants in Afghanistan.
- NATO Admits Civilians Killed In Pakistan Strikes RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2007 -- NATO-led forces in Afghanistan today admitted that civilians were among those killed in weekend strikes in Pakistan's Waziristan region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Royal Thai Navy Officers Experience Life Aboard Harpers Ferry Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2007 -- USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrived in Thailand on June 18 to begin the second phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2007.
- HSC-28 Airlifts Patients to Comfort for Treatment Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2007 -- The mission commander for USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) personally escorted medical patients back to the hospital ship for treatment from Belize City, Belize, as they were airlifted via Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 MH-60S helicopters, June 22.
- USS Carl Vinson Participates in "Race Across the Globe" Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2007 -- Sailors from USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) fitness team joined other ships in the fleet for a "Race Across the Globe."
- Russia supplies new Mi-17 helicopters to Iraq RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2007 -- The first batch of Russian Mi-17 Hip multi-purpose helicopters has been commissioned by the Iraqi army, an Iraqi newspaper said Sunday.
- EGYPT-OPT: Gazans stranded at Rafah border, North Sinai towns IRIN 24 Jun 2007 -- Up to 2,500 residents of the Gaza Strip are stranded on the Egyptian side of the border crossing at Rafah and in the towns of el-Arish and Rafah in the North Sinai governorate, aid agencies say.
- Israel approves funds release for Abbas government RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2007 -- The Israeli Cabinet has agreed to transfer about $700 million previously held on frozen PNA accounts in the country to support Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his standoff with Islamist militants, an Israeli radio station said Sunday.
- UN: 6 Peacekeepers Killed in Bomb Blast in Southern Lebanon VOA 24 Jun 2007 -- The United Nations mission in Lebanon says six U.N. peacekeepers have been killed and two wounded in an apparent car bomb blast in the southern part of the country.
- Secretary Rice Says World Failed In Darfur Crisis VOA 24 Jun 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the international community has failed in its responsibility to end killings and other violence in Sudan's Darfur region.
- Diplomats Discuss Prospects for Mideast Peace VOA 24 Jun 2007 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas meet Monday in the midst of political turmoil in the Palestinian territories
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