31 January 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 31 Jan 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- 100th British Service Member Dies in Iraq War VOA 31 Jan 2006 -- Britain's Defense Ministry says a British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Iraq, becoming the 100th British service member to die in the war.
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 31 Jan 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Iraqis Take Control South of Mosul; Operations Net Weapons, Suspects AFPS 31 Jan 2006 -- An Iraqi unit has taken control of an operational area, and Iraqi and coalition forces have seized more weapons and detained terrorism suspects, military officials in Baghdad reported.
- C-130 airlift reduces ground convoy operations AFPN 31 Jan 2006 -- Sitting high on his stool in the back of a C-130 Hercules, Senior Airman Jon Hall, a 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, scans the ground for airborne threats on an airlift sortie over Iraq.
- Bradley crew survives IED blast Army News 31 Jan 2006 -- Using the right protective gear and exercising good patrolling discipline meant the difference between life or death for a Bradley crew returning from a night mission Jan. 25.
- Iraqi Official Expects Sharp Scaling Down In Foreign Forces RFE/RL 31 Jan 2006 -- Iraq's national security adviser, Muwaffaq al-Rubay'i, says he expects the number of foreign soldiers in Iraq to fall below 100,000 by the end of this year.
- Security Isn't Sole Solution for Iraq, General Says AFPS 31 Jan 2006 -- Security in Iraq, while important, will not alone win the war against insurgents, a top U.S. commander said here today.
- IRAQ: Despite government scepticism, negotiations with insurgents continue IRIN 31 Jan 2006 -- Political leaders are pursuing negotiations with insurgent groups in the hopes of curtailing the violence that has taken the lives of thousands of Iraqis in the past two years.
- Iraqi police courses, conferences bolster force Army News 31 Jan 2006 -- Seventeen Iraqi policemen graduated from the Scorpion Academy Saturday and two conferences in different provinces of Iraq last week were aimed at further training police forces.
- IRAQ: Higher education ministry tempts professionals with security, higher salaries IRIN 31 Jan 2006 -- After an exodus of professionals from the country in the wake of the US-led invasion, the government has launched a campaign aimed at luring them back with offers of personal security and higher salaries.
- 100th Iraq fatality prompts protests in UK IRNA 31 Jan 2006 -- 'Stop the War Coalition' Tuesday called for nationwide protests against the Iraq war following the announcement of the 100th British troop fatality.
- Iraq Takes Measures To Prevent Spread Of Bird Flu RFE/RL 31 Jan 2006 -- Following confirmation of the first death from bird flu in Iraq, local health authorities are taking urgent measures to prevent the disease spreading.
- WHO Sends Experts to Probe Avian Flu in Iraq VOA 31 Jan 2006 -- The World Health Organization says it is sending a team of international experts to Iraq to investigate how a 15-year-old girl became ill and died of avian flu.
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