15 March 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 15 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY MORTAR ATTACK
- US Military in Iraq Reports Civilian Casualties in Clash North of Baghdad VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says an insurgent, two women and a child have been killed in a clash between U.S. forces and militants north of Baghdad.
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 15 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's air power summary.
- US Adds 700 Troops to Iraq Force VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. military has temporarily sent about 700 additional troops into Iraq to help provide security for observances of a Muslim holiday that falls next Monday, and for the first meeting of Iraq's new parliament, which is scheduled for Sunday.
- Standby Troops Deploy from Kuwait to Support 'Scales of Justice' AFPS 15 Mar 2006 -- A battalion task force from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division -- part of U.S. Central Command's "call forward force" in Kuwait -- has deployed to the Baghdad area, Multinational Force Iraq officials announced today.
- US General Says Iraqi Police Kidnap Ring Broken VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- A U.S. general says Iraqi investigators have broken up a ring of police officers who were kidnapping people, extorting ransoms and sometimes killing their victims.
- Civil engineers keep Sather Air Base utilities operational AFPN 15 Mar 2006 -- When the power is on and the toilets are flowing, no one bothers the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight Airmen here. But they don't mind anonymity; when no one complains, they know their customers are happy.
- Central Command Chief Says Iraq Not on Verge of Civil War AFPS 15 Mar 2006 -- Iraq is not on the verge of a civil war, and sectarian issues in the country are controllable, the commander of U.S. Central Command told the House Armed Services Committee here today.
- Other Arabs Noting Iraq's March to Democracy, Abizaid Says AFPS 15 Mar 2006 -- Arabs throughout the Middle East are taking note of Iraq's extraordinary march toward democracy, the commander of U.S. Central Command said here yesterday.
- Iraq must strengthen political momentum to quell sectarian violence: UN envoy UN News Centre 15 Mar 2006 -- Given the rampant sectarian violence in Iraq, particularly its explosion following the destruction of the Shia Shrine in Samarra, everything possible must now be done to help complete negotiations on a government responsive to the aspirations of all communities in the country, a top United Nations envoy said today.
- Iraq Weekly Status Report State Dept. 15 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- Saddam's Trial Testimony Triggers Heated Exchange VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- Saddam Hussein has testified for the first time at his murder trial, triggering a heated exchange with the chief judge who then closed the courtroom to journalists.
- Goals in Iraq Include Forming Inclusive Government and Curbing Insurgent and Sectarian Violence VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- The latest sectarian violence in Iraq has raised questions about the future of the U.S. mission to establish a secure and democratic country, three years after U.S. troops invaded Iraq to overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein
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