22 March 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B security patrol ends with small arms fire
- Soldier attacked in operations in Al Anbar Province
- Marine attacked in operations in Al Anbar Province
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Roadside bomb strikes MND-B patrol
- Troops, Tribal Leaders Tamp Down Violence in Southern Baghdad AFPS 22 Mar 2007 -- Anti-insurgent operations conducted by U.S. and Iraqi security forces as part of Operation Law and Order and recent meetings with area tribal leaders have combined to reduce the violence in and around southern Baghdad, senior U.S. and Iraqi military and civic officials said in Baghdad yesterday.
- Troops Detain Scores of Suspects, Discover Bomb Factory AFPS 22 Mar 2007 -- Coalition forces nabbed more than 50 suspects and dismantled a bomb factory in Iraq over the past few days.
- March 22 airpower: Weapons loaders put bite into fight AFPN 22 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 22.
- New Baghdad Area Dining Facility Feeds 9,000 Per Meal Army News 22 Mar 2007 -- After months of construction and waiting, the largest dining facility on Iraq's Victory Base Complex opened to cheers and a flood of Soldiers and civilians March 20.
- Situation in Iraq Dynamic, Changing, Gates Says AFPS 22 Mar 2007 -- The new security plan in Iraq has made progress in its early stages, but the security situation is never static, and additional capabilities may be needed in the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Defense Chief Calls on US Congress to Fund Iraq, Afghan Wars Without Conditions VOA 22 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says if the Congress does not approve additional funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid-April, without special conditions, the department will have to make cuts that could affect troop training and deployments
- US Officicials: Iraq Reconstruction Beset With Problems But Improving VOA 22 Mar 2007 -- U.S. officials say the reconstruction of Iraq is moving forward and improving despite severe problems that have hampered many projects since Saddam Hussein was removed from power in 2003.
- US House of Representatives Begins Debate on Iraq Measure VOA 22 Mar 2007 -- The U.S House of Representatives takes up legislation Thursday to fund ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and call for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq no later than September 2008
- Ban Ki-moon holds talks with political leaders during surprise visit to Iraq UN News Centre 22 Mar 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks today in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, other senior political leaders, foreign diplomats and United Nations staff members during an unannounced first stop on the UN chief's 10-day tour of the Middle East.
- UN Secretary-General Unhurt After Explosion in Iraq's 'Green Zone' VOA 22 Mar 2007 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid a surprise visit to Baghdad
- UN Secretary-General Unhurt After Explosion in Green Zone VOA 22 Mar 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon was shaken but not hurt Thursday after a loud explosion rocked Baghdad's Green Zone, where he was visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
- Iraqi Police Working Independently, Top Training Official Says AFPS 22 Mar 2007 -- The 200,000 coalition-trained Iraqi policemen and women are an independent force, a top military official told reporters at the Pentagon today.
- Reconstruction Proceeding in Iraq Despite Challenges AFPS 22 Mar 2007 -- The reconstruction effort under way in Iraq is one of the most extensive and challenging of all time, but also one of the most important, the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today.
- IRAQ: Insurgency paralyses life in Diyala IRIN 22 Mar 2007 -- Relentless violence in the Sunni-dominated province of Diyala, about 60km north-east of the capital, Baghdad, has hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance to displaced families and has paralysed life there, local officials said.
- Australia PM Pleads For Voters' Patience Over Iraq VOA 22 Mar 2007 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard has promised to stand by the United States in its war in Iraq despite mounting public opposition at home
- UK contingency plans for rapid withdrawal from Iraq IRNA 22 Mar 2007 -- The British government has plans drawn up to organize a rapid withdrawal of its troops from Iraq in circumstance of operational difficulties, Defence Minister Lord Drayson has admitted.
- Iraqi Premier Orders Release Of Al-Sadr Aide RFE/RL 22 Mar 2007 -- U.S. forces have released a senior aide to Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on the orders of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
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