26 August 2007 Military News
- Press Briefing, August 26, 2007 MNF-I 26 Aug 2007 -- TOPIC: UPDATES ON MILITARY OPERATIONS, ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM ACTIVITIES
- Aug. 25 airpower summary: coalition fighters support ground forces AFPN 26 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations August 25, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Aug. 24 airpower summary: A-10s fly show of force, protect ground forces AFPN 26 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 4, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Seven Iraqis Escape Makeshift Prison, 11 Terrorists Detained AFPS 26 Aug 2007 -- Seven Iraqi citizens found their way to a coalition patrol base near Khan Ban Sa'ad, Iraq, yesterday after escaping a makeshift prison, military officials reported.
- Afghan Residents Say Air Strikes Kill Dozens Of Civilians RFE/RL 26 Aug 2007 -- Residents of the Musa Qala district in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province say dozens of civilians, including women and children, were killed by coalition air strikes on August 25.
- US-Led Coalition in Afghanistan Fires at Militants in Pakistan, Kills 12 VOA 26 Aug 2007 -- The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says U.S. and Afghan troops have killed at least 12 militants who were firing into eastern Afghanistan from across the border in Pakistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Multiple Services, Strike Groups Simulate At-Sea Rescue During Valiant Shield 2007 Navy NewsStand 26 Aug 2007 -- The Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force pooled their resources and people to perform a joint-operation at-sea rescue exercise during Valiant Shield 2007 in the vicinity of Guam Aug. 11.
- Naval Base Point Loma Preparing For New BRAC-Mandated Changes Navy NewsStand 26 Aug 2007 -- As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission of 2005, Naval Base Point Loma will begin making many changes to its current configuration in preparation of receiving new assets and renaming Fleet Anti-Submarine Training Center to Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command.
- Marines Participate In JTFEX With HMS Illustrious Navy NewsStand 26 Aug 2007 -- The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06) and members of several marine aircraft groups perfected their skills through joint training during July's Joint Task Force Exercise in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Global Fleet Station Completes Honduras Training Navy NewsStand 26 Aug 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) completed their training in Honduras, Aug. 24, aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift.
- Seabees Build Remote Medical Clinic in Colombia Navy NewsStand 26 Aug 2007 -- Personnel from hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) laid the foundation for a clinic in La Sierpe, Aug. 24.
- Guantanamo Bay Proved Dilligent Against Hurricane Dean Navy NewsStand 26 Aug 2007 -- Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), along with its tenant commands braced for Hurricane Dean Aug. 19.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Ban on truckloads of paper set to hit Gaza schools IRIN 26 Aug 2007 -- The Israeli ban on deliveries of paper to Gaza is not only threatening to create a shortage of textbooks in the Strip but also shining a spotlight on what constitutes legitimate humanitarian aid.
- Israel Considers Military Action in Gaza after Palestinian Infiltration VOA 26 Aug 2007 -- Israel is considering a military response in the Gaza Strip after an infiltration by Palestinian milit
- Nigerian Army Continues Sweep of Restive Niger Delta VOA 26 Aug 2007 -- The Nigerian army has launched raids on several suspected criminal hideouts in Port Harcourt and elsewhere in the Niger Delta in a bid to flush out gangs blamed for violence in the main oil city
- Burmese Police Patrol Rangoon Following Protests VOA 26 Aug 2007 -- Plainclothes police officers in Burma are patrolling the country's largest city, Rangoon, following days of public protests against the high price of fuel.
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