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17 May 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 17 May 2012 [PDF]
  • Insurgents Killed in Firefight, Airstrike AFPS 17 May 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force engaged in a firefight and called in a close-air-support strike that killed multiple insurgents in the Jaji district of Afghanistan's Paktia province today, military officials reported.
  • 563rd MP Company prepares for deployment Army News 17 May 2012 -- Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), formally readied themselves for deployment to Afghanistan during a flag casing ceremony May 15 at Magrath Gym.
  • Attack On Afghan Governor's Compound Leaves 11 Dead RFE/RL 17 May 2012 -- Officials in Afghanistan say a group of suicide bombers have attacked a governor's compound in western Afghanistan, and at least 11 people are dead, including the assailants.
  • Taliban Launch Deadly Attack on Afghan Governors Office RIA Novosti 17 May 2012 -- Eleven people, including four Taliban fighters, were killed and more than a dozen others were injured when militants attacked a provincial governor’s compound in western Afghanistan.
  • 563rd MP Company prepares for deployment Army News 17 May 2012 -- Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Compan formally readied themselves for deployment to Afghanistan.
  • Devil Dogs prepare Black Wolves for Contingency Operations USMC News 17 May 2012 -- Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force 12 trained with Romanian soldiers from the 151st and 634th Infantry Brigades May 8-18.
  • Russia to Sign Afghan Mi-17 Option by Year-End RIA Novosti 17 May 2012 -- A delivery schedule for an option order of Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters for the Afghanistan Armed Forces will be signed by Russia and the U.S. by the end of the year.
  • New incinerator reduces ammo disposal costs in Afghanistan UK MOD 17 May 2012 -- An incinerator to dispose of unserviceable small arms ammunition has been delivered to Afghanistan ahead of schedule and well under budget.
  • US Military Role Deepens in Yemen VOA 17 May 2012 -- BThe United States is expanding its military role in Yemen. Yemeni officials say U.S. forces assisted Yemeni troops in launching a wide air and land offensive against militant groups in the south of the country.

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