16 January 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Four Task Force Lightning Soldiers killed
- Iraqi Cell Leader Killed, Another Captured; 13 Detained AFPS 16 Jan 2007 -- Coalition forces killed the leader of an improvised-explosive-device cell and captured another in Iraq over the past three days, and coalition forces have detained 13 suspected insurgents this week, U.S. military officials said.
- Bomb Attack Near Baghdad University Kills 65 VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- A double bomb attack near a university in Baghdad has killed at least 65 people and wounded more than 100 others - on one of the bloodiest days in Iraq in weeks.
- CENTAF Airpower Summary for Jan. 16 AFPN 16 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 16.
- USS John C. Stennis Deploys with Carrier Strike Group 3 Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2007 -- Stennis (CVN 74) Sailors said goodbye to their family members and friends Jan. 16, as the ship departed Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton for San Diego to onload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9.
- Sailors Deploy to Iraq to Coordinate Air Cargo Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2007 -- The second rotation of Sailors from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 (NCHB-1) at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Cheatham Annex departed for a six month deployment to Iraq Jan. 16.
- Iraqi Refugees a Top Priority for State Department Official Washington File 16 Jan 2007 -- The State Department's highest ranking official for refugee issues says the problem of Iraqi refugees and displaced persons is a top priority.
- Pentagon Chief Says Iran Seeks To Exploit U.S. Exposure in Iraq Washington File 16 Jan 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he recommended diplomatic engagement with Iran in 2004, but added that the Islamic republic today does not seek constructive cooperation and instead is attempting to exploit U.S. difficulties in neighboring Iraq.
- US Congressional Democrats Look Ahead to Votes on Iraq Resolutions VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- Members of the U.S. Congress have been discussing resolutions expected to be debated as early as next week that will put lawmakers on record regarding President Bush's military strategy in Iraq
- Bush: Iraqi Government Fumbled Saddam Execution VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- President Bush says the Iraqi government's execution of toppled leader Saddam Hussein shows it still has some maturation to do.
- Rice Presses Gulf Arab States for Support on Iraq VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in the Gulf region, trying to persuade America's Arab allies to actively support President Bush's new strategy for quelling violence in Iraq
- Over 34,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 2006, says UN report on rampant abuses UN News Centre 16 Jan 2007 -- Nearly 6,400 Iraqi civilians were killed in the November-December period, slightly less than in the preceding two months, as rampant and indiscriminate killings, sectarian violence, extra-judicial executions - and impunity for the perpetrators - continued virtually unchecked, according to the latest United Nations rights report released today.
- UN Says 34,000 Killed in Iraq Last Year VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- U.N. officials in Baghdad say more than 34,000 Iraqis perished in violent incidents last year, far more than the government had reported
- UN Says 34,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed In 2006 RFE/RL 16 Jan 2007 -- The United Nations today said that more than 34,000 Iraqi civilians were killed in violence in 2006.
- IRAQ: US air strikes isolate Baqubah villagers IRIN 16 Jan 2007 -- Hundreds of people have been trying to flee the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, close to the Iraqi-Iranian border, following a recent offensive by US and Iraqi troops in the area
- IRAQ: Population influx is biggest problem in south IRIN 16 Jan 2007
- Iraqi VP Speaks Against Foreign Troop Withdrawal VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- Iraqi Vice President, Tareq al Hashimi is warning against any quick withdrawal of foreign forces from his country
- Spanish Judge Reopens Case Against US Soldiers VOA 16 Jan 2007 -- A Spanish judge has reinstated an international arrest warrant for three U.S. soldiers on charges arising from the death of a Spanish journalist in Iraq.
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