23 May 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 May 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Ham from the Pentagon 23 May 2006 -- Presenter: Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brig. Gen. Carter F. Ham
- Fighting in Iraqi City of Ramadi Very Difficult, U.S. General Says Washington File 23 May 2006 -- Ramadi is the most fought-over city in Iraq today, according to a U.S. military spokesman.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 23 May 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Insurgents Kill 23 Across Iraq VOA 23 May 2006 -- Iraqi police say insurgents have killed at least 23 people in a new wave of attacks across the country.
- Car Bombing, Shooting Kill Police and Civilians in Iraq VOA 23 May 2006 -- Iraqi police say a car bomb blast in Baghdad Tuesday killed five people, including several police commandos.
- US General: Delay in Key Iraqi Ministries Will Affect US Troop Levels VOA 23 May 2006 -- A senior U.S. military officer says the delay in appointing new Iraqi Defense and Interior ministers will have an effect on efforts to withdraw significant numbers of U.S. troops from the country this year
- Coalition, Iraqi Leaders Meet to Discuss Future of Iraqi Security AFPS 21 May 2006 -- The commander of Multinational Division Baghdad and key members of his staff met with governors and local leaders from Babil and Karbala provinces yesterday for the second time in as many months to discuss the security situation in their areas.
- Iraqi Security Forces Leading Operations in More Areas AFPS 21 May 2006 -- Coalition leaders are working to transfer security responsibility to Iraqis as soon as possible, but they recognize the dangers of "rushing to failure," a senior military official told Pentagon reporters today.
- Iraq's electricity `not improved' since US-led invasion, says UK IRNA 23 May 2006 -- The British government has admitted that there has been slow progress in restoring Iraqi essential services since the US-led invasion, especially in the supply of electricity where the situation is worse.
- IRAQ: Basra officials warn of rising sectarian violence IRIN 23 May 2006 -- More than 100 civilians have been killed since April in sectarian and political violence in the once calm southern city of Basra, some 600km southeast of Baghdad, according to police sources.
- Huge increase in number of attacks on UK troops in Iraq this year: official IRNA 23 May 2006 -- The number of attacks of British troops deployed in southern Iraq have almost trebled in the first four months of the current year, Defence Secretary Des Browne has revealed.
- Palestinians fleeing Baghdad remain stranded on Iraqi-Syrian border, UN says UN News Centre 23 May 2006 -- Nearly 190 Palestinians, including four pregnant women and 29 children, are still stranded in no-man's-land on the Iraqi-Syrian border two weeks after they said threats and harassment forced them to flee Baghdad, despite efforts by the United Nations refugee agency to gain them entry into Syria.
- Iraqi Al-Qaida Member Confesses on Jordanian TV VOA 23 May 2006 -- An Iraqi member of al-Qaida has confessed to killing a Jordanian taxi driver and kidnapping two employees of Morocco's embassy in Baghdad.
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