18 April 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 18 Apr 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- At least 190 Dead in Baghdad Bombings VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- A series of explosions in mostly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad Wednesday has killed more than 170 people and injured scores more
- April 17 airpower summary: Maintainers work wonders AFPN 18 Apr 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations April 17, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Officer helps build drinking water infrastructure for Iraqis AFPN 18 Apr 2007 -- The challenge for those assigned water system reconstruction work in Iraq's desert environment is not lack of water with the Tigris and Euphrates rivers running through the heart of Iraq.
- Multiple Car Bombs in Baghdad Kill 131 Iraqi Civilians AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- Four separate car bombs detonated today in the Iraqi capital, killing 131 Iraqi civilians and wounding about 164, military officials reported.
- Iraqi, Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Terrorists AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces killed seven terrorists, detained 79 suspected terrorists, and found numerous weapons caches in operations throughout Iraq over the past three days, military officials reported.
- Coalition Helps Iraq Secure Rule of Law AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- Coalition efforts are underway to help the Iraqis in the important business of building their nation's rule of law, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said today during a briefing in Baghdad
- Bomb Blasts in Iraqi Capital Kill 157 VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- Iraqi security officials say a series of bomb blasts has killed at least 157 people in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad.
- Bush, Democrats Discuss Iraq War Funding VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- President Bush met with congressional Democrats at the White House Wednesday to discuss their differences over funding wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
- Fallon: Radical Islamic Leader's Aims Remain a Puzzle AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- The intentions of radical Islamic cleric Muqtada al-Sadr largely remain cloudy amid the shifting sands of power politics in the new Iraq, the commander of U.S. Central Command testified at a Congressional hearing today.
- Gates: Iraq Resolution Important to Region, World AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- The situation in Iraq dominates the political landscape of the United States and of Middle Eastern countries, where citizens have "watched developments in that country with growing concern," U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a group of American businessmen here today.
- Suicide Bomb Attacks Present Top Challenge in Iraq, Fallon Says AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- Suicide-bomb attacks on coalition and Iraqi troops and civilians, orchestrated by Al Qaeda and Sunni extremists, present the top challenge in establishing security and stability in Iraq, the commander of U.S. Central Command testified at a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill today.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Optimistic on Iraq Neighbors Conference Washington File 18 Apr 2007 -- Traveling in the Middle East, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates thanked Egypt for agreeing to host a major meeting of Iraq's neighbors; in Jordan, he said the U.S. congressional debate on troops in Iraq has had a positive effect by showing the Baghdad government that the U.S. military commitment is not open-ended.
- US Commander Says Stopping Iraqi Bombings Is Top Priority VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- The senior U.S. military officer in charge of operations in the Middle East and Central Asia says his top priority for Iraq is to end the series of suicide bombings, like the ones Wednesday that left more than 165 people dead
- US Defense Secretary Says Failure in Iraq Will Imperil Middle East VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. secretary of defense has warned that the implosion of Iraq would have dire consequences for the entire Middle East
- Analysis: Impasse over Iraq Deepens cfr.org 18 Apr 2007 -- There was no apparent softening of views on the war in Iraq when President Bush and Democratic congressional leaders sat down in the White House to discuss an emergency funding bill
- Fourth Iraqi Province Transfers to Local Control AFPS 18 Apr 2007 -- Maysan province has become the fourth of 18 Iraqi provinces to transfer to provincial Iraqi control, marking another step toward a stable and secure Iraq, according to Multinational-Force Iraq officials.
- IRAQ: Thousands missing since war began IRIN 18 Apr 2007
- Iraqi Refugee Conference Addresses Plight of Millions RFE/RL 18 Apr 2007 -- A two-day UN conference is due to conclude in Geneva today with promises of more help from the international community for millions of Iraqis who have fled their homes.
- Iraq Weekly Status Report US Dept. of State 18 Apr 2007 [PDF]
- Turkish Generals Press for Move Into Iraq VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- Fears are growing that Turkey may take unilateral military action in northern Iraq against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK, whose fighters have been staging cross-border attacks
- Tensions High Between Turkey, Iraqi Kurds VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- Last week Turkey's top general called for military action against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
- Iran backs ratification of Baghdad int'l conference: FM IRNA 18 Apr 2007 -- Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Tuesday night that Tehran supports ratification of the international conference held in Baghdad last month.
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