03 August 2008 Military News
- Aug. 2 airpower summary: Strike Eagles soar AFPN 03 Aug 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Medical Professionals, Treatment: Brig. Gens. Dorko and Caravalho, Drs. Namiq and al-Sa'ad, Aug. 3, 2008 MNF-I 03 Aug 2008 -- Brig.Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, commanding general, Gulf Regional Development; Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Surgeon General, Multi-National Force-Iraq; Dr. Essam Namiq, Deputy Minister of Health for Grants and Loans; and Dr. Khamees al-Sa'ad, Administrative Deputy Minister of Health, discuss repatriation of Iraqi medical professionals, treatment of Iraqi patients abroad and healthcare construction programs
- Troops in Iraq Kill Enemy Fighters, Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons AFPS 03 Aug 2008 -- Coalition forces in Iraq killed three enemy fighters, detained dozens of terrorism suspects and seized illegal weapons caches in operations over the last few days, military officials reported.
- Forces Kill Militants, Detain Suspects in Afghanistan AFPS 03 Aug 2008 -- Coalition and Afghan forces killed more than a dozen militants and detained two during operations in Afghanistan over the past few days, military officials said.
- Pakistan Vows To Root Out Pro-Taliban Agents RFE/RL 06 Aug 2008 -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has met with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to discuss allegations that Pakistan's intelligence agency was behind a deadly bombing attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul.
- Pakistani forces kill 10 militants in northwest: state TV IRNA 03 Aug 2008 -- Pakistani security forces on Sunday killed at least ten militants in the violence-hit Swat valley, the state television reported.
- Pakistani Governor Confirms Peace Deals With Tribal Leaders VOA 03 Aug 2008 -- The governor of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province has confirmed that Pakistan's federal government signed a peace agreement with about 300 tribal leaders in North Waziristan in January
Defense Policy / Programs
- Hamas Arresting Fatah Men Forced from Israel to Gaza VOA 03 Aug 2008 -- The Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, is continuing a crackdown on Palestinians from the rival Fatah faction
- South Ossetia says Georgia pulls troops close to its borders RIA Novosti 3 Aug 2008
- Georgia rejects reports of troops moving to S. Ossetia border RIA Novosti 3 Aug 2008
- Russia says threat of war between Georgia, South Ossetia real RIA Novosti 3 Aug 2008
- Sudan's Bashir Vows No Cooperation With ICC VOA 03 Aug 2008 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has vowed that his country will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court, which has moved to indict him from alleged war crimes in Darfur.
- At Least 20 Killed in Somalia Explosion VOA 03 Aug 2008 -- Witnesses in Somalia's capital say a roadside bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people, mostly women.
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