19 April 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Apr 2007 [PDF]
- Roadside bomb strikes MND-B patrol
- Small arms fire targets MND-B patrol
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Barbero from the Pentagon 19 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Deputy Director for Operations Joint Staff J-3 Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero
- Transcript: Media Availability with Secretary Gates and Gen. Petraeus from Fallujah 19 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Multinational Force-Iraq Commanding General Gen. David Petraeus
- April 18 airpower: C-130s provide heavy airlift support AFPN 19 Apr 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations April 18, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Iraqi Forces Thwart Terrorist; Insurgent Bomb Hits Ambulance AFPS 19 Apr 2007 -- A quick-thinking Iraqi soldier thwarted a would-be terrorist, U.S. soldiers found a weapons cache, and a terrorist bomb hit an ambulance, wounding three Iraqis during operations in Iraq April 17.
- General Details U.S. Military Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 19 Apr 2007 -- The recent security crackdown in Baghdad has not pushed violence into other parts of Iraq, despite various "high-profile attacks" that might indicate the opposite, a senior U.S. military officer said here today.
- Almost 200 Killed In Baghdad Attacks Despite Crackdown RFE/RL 19 Apr 2007 -- Nearly 200 people have been killed in a series of attacks in Baghdad in the worst single day of violence in the Iraqi capital since the U.S.-led security crackdown began in February.
- ROMEO Sailors Return Home After Completing Customs Mission Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) Navy Customs Battalion ROMEO returned home April 17 and 18 after completing a seven-month deployment in the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Bush: Iraq Must Not Become Terrorists' Safe Haven AFPS 19 Apr 2007 -- The United States is facing a lethal enemy that is "smart, capable and unpredictable," President Bush told high school students today in Tipp City, Ohio.
- Bush Says Iraq Pullout Would Threaten America VOA 19 Apr 2007 -- President Bush says pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq prematurely would put Americans at greater risk of another terrorist attack
- Gates: Iraqis Need to Speed Up Reconciliation Process AFPS 19 Apr 2007 -- The path to reconciliation among Iraqi factions is arduous, but Iraqi leaders from all parties need to step up the pace, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- New U.S. Military Chief in Middle East Urges Iraqi Unity Washington File 19 Apr 2007 -- The new U.S. commander for the Middle East says he is "guardedly optimistic" about progress in Iraq but stresses that Iraqi leaders need to set aside narrow sectarian interests and build a government that represents and protects its people.
- US Defense Secretary Calls for Faster Progress by Iraqi Leaders VOA 19 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he would like to see faster progress by Iraqi leaders in addressing challenges in their country.
- US Defense Secretary Visits Iraq VOA 19 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Iraq for a previously unannounced visit, one day after bombs killed nearly 200 people in Baghdad's worst violence in months.
- US: Iranians Aid Iraqi Sunni Car Bombers VOA 19 Apr 2007 -- A senior U.S. military officer says a renewed effort to break suicide bomb networks in Iraq has led, at least in part, to Iranian intelligence services
- Top UN officials express outrage at deadly string of Baghdad attacks UN News Centre 19 Apr 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior envoy to Iraq today strongly denounced the recent series of deadly attacks in Baghdad, where nearly 200 people were killed and hundreds more injured.
- Corruption Ebbs as Iraqi Police Leadership Strengthens AFPS 19 Apr 2007 -- A firm commitment to professionalism and transparency from Iraq's political leaders are helping the country's growing civil security force perform well in "a highly challenging environment," a coalition training official said yesterday.
- IRAQ: Insecurity and lack of funds prevent cleansing of polluted sites IRIN 19 Apr 2007 -- There are up to 400 polluted sites in Iraq that are serious health hazards to the population and urgently need to be cleaned, according to a specialist in the Iraqi government.
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