27 February 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Feb 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL ARMS FIRE
- SOLDIER DIES FROM NON-COMBAT RELATED INJURIES
- CENTAF releases combined airpower summary AFPN 27 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released the airpower summary for Feb. 25 to 27.
- Iraqi Police, Soldiers capture suspected IED emplacers Army News 27 Feb 2006 -- During a joint cordon and search with Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sunday, police officers from the Kirkuk Emergency Support Unit captured a reported member of the Ansar Al Sunna taqfiri organization, and seven other suspects.
- Soldiers find, destroy bomb near mosque Army News 27 Feb 2006 -- Acting on a tip from an Iraqi citizen, a team from Multi-National Division - Baghdad's 53rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company stopped a potential threat Friday by finding and disposing of an MK-84 bomb near a mosque south of Al Hillah.
- 8 Killed in Baghdad Sectarian Violence VOA 27 Feb 2006 -- Eight people have been killed in bombing near near a Sunni mosque in Baghdad and a separate mortar attack on a Shi'ite neighborhood, in the latest sectarian violence since a major bomb attack on a Shi'ite shrine.
- 29 Dead in Iraq Unrest VOA 27 Feb 2006 -- Insurgents in Iraq killed at least 29 people Sunday in mortar attacks, bombings and shootings, despite an appeal from leaders to end five days of sectarian bloodshed.
- Vehicle operators return home after teaming with Army AFPN 27 Feb 2006 -- Seven vehicle operators with the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron returned to work Feb. 21 after driving the war-ravaged roads of Iraq for nearly six months.
- Iraqi Security Forces Show Unity Despite Sectarian Violence AFPS 27 Feb 2006 -- Iraq's security forces are providing a model of unity for their countrymen, working together to maintain security in the face of sectarian violence, a U.S. spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq told reporters in Baghdad this weekend.
- Iraqis Can Draw Hope From Tragedy, Official Says AFPS 27 Feb 2006 -- The violence in Iraq over the past week has been tragic and has caused tension throughout the country, but ultimately it will inspire Iraqis to unite and form a strong government to defeat the terrorists, a top U.S. official said yesterday.
- Bush: U.S. Must Be Aggressive in Pursuit of Democracy in Iraq AFPS 27 Feb 2006 -- Victory in the war on terror will require not only the defeat of terrorists overseas, but also the spread of liberty and freedom around the world, President Bush said here today.
- MNF-I: Violence in Iraq not civil war Army News 27 Feb 2006 -- "There have been pockets of violence, but we don't see that as a precursor to civil war," said Multi-National Force-Iraq Spokesman Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch Feb. 25 in Baghdad
- Iraq: UN reiterates readiness to help rebuild damaged religious sites UN News Centre 27 Feb 2006 -- The United Nations today confirmed its support for the Iraqi initiative to rebuild the Shiite Shrine of Imam Ali Al-Hadi bombed last week as well as other damaged religious sites in the country.
- Iraq: Kurdistan Coalition Member Says Government Talks Delayed RFE/RL 27 Feb 2006 -- Kurdistan Coalition List official Fu'ad Ma'sum told RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) in a 25 February telephone interview that talks on forming the new government have been temporarily put on hold due to the tight security measures imposed after the 22 February bombing of Samarra's Golden Mosque, which ignited the latest increase in sectarian violence.
- Iraq: Unrest Eases After Days Of Sectarian Violence RFE/RL 27 Feb 2006 -- The Iraqi government has lifted a curfew imposed in Baghdad on 24 February as quiet appears to be returning to the capital
- IRAQ: Government defends use of curfew despite disruptions IRIN 27 Feb 2006 -- The government is defending tough new security measures imposed on freedom of movement in four governorates, despite the move's detrimental impact on the lives of residents.
- EU says urgent need for formation of national unity gov't in Iraq IRNA 27 Feb 2006 -- European Union foreign ministers' Monday condemned the criminal bombing of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (AS) and Imam Hassan Al-Askari (AS) in Samarra, Iraq aimed at provoking sectarian strife.
- German secret service did not pass Saddam's defense plans to US: official IRNA 27 Feb 2006 -- Germany's BND foreign secret service agents did not get their hands on Saddam Hussein's defense plans for Baghdad and they did not pass it to the US one month before the outbreak of the 2003 Iraq war, a top German official said in Berlin on Monday, rejecting a story in the daily New York Times.
- Iraq Agrees to Buy Australian Wheat Despite Kickback Scandal VOA 27 Feb 2006 -- Iraq has agreed to resume imports of Australian wheat as long as they are not handled by the monopoly wheat exporter at the center of a bribery investigation.
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