09 August 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- Non-combat-related Death
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- August 8 airpower summary: Ready on the flightline AFPN 09 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 8, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Predator soars to record numbers of sorties AFPN 09 Aug 2007 -- When terrorists tried shooting mortar rounds at Balad Air Base in July, they didn't count on the tireless, unblinking eye of an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle overhead, transmitting their every move to Airmen on the ground here.
- Coalition Targets Terrorist Cells, al Qaeda Associates in Iraq AFPS 09 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained 21 suspected terrorists in Iraq's Tigris River Valley over the past two days.
- NMCB 28's MSR Repair Team Keeps Convoys Rolling in Iraq Navy NewsStand 09 Aug 2007 -- The Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 have been patching holes in the Main Supply Routes (MSR) and Alternate Supply Routes (ASR) so convoys can safely and quickly deliver critical materials and supplies to forces located along the frontlines since March.
- 1 NCD Commander Makes First Visit to Seabees in Iraq Navy NewsStand 09 Aug 2007 -- Rear Adm. Richard E. Cellon, Commander, 1st Naval Construction Division (1 NCD), visited the Al Anbar province Aug. 3-6 to see firsthand how his Seabees are directly impacting the war in Iraq.
- Bush: Success in Iraq Critical to America's Security AFPS 09 Aug 2007 -- Despite the debate about how effective and efficient the Iraqi government is, the United States must stay committed to helping Iraq's democracy succeed and become a partner in the war on terror, President Bush said here today.
- Bush Warns Iran About Support for Militants in Iraq VOA 09 Aug 2007 -- U.S. President George Bush says Iran will pay a price for what he says is a continuing effort to supply Iraqi militants with weapons to attack American troops
- Bush Warns Iran Of 'Consequences' For Arming Iraqis RFE/RL 09 Aug 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush warned Iran today that it will face unspecified "consequences" if it continues to supply powerful weapons to sectarian militias in Iraq.
- General Assesses Quality of Iraqi Army, Police AFPS 09 Aug 2007 -- Iraq's security forces are making great strides, but the army is enduring a shortage of experienced military leaders, while law enforcement is troubled by sectarian divisiveness on a national scale and distrust by some local societies, the general overseeing training for Iraqi security forces said today.
- Petraeus Promises Frank Assessment in Iraq Benchmark Report AFPS 09 Aug 2007 -- The commander of coalition forces in Iraq said he won't "pull any punches" in the Iraqi benchmark report due to Congress by Sept. 15.
- Odierno: Iran Should Stand by its Word on Iraq AFPS 09 Aug 2007 -- If Iran really wants stability in the Middle East, it must stop exporting weapons used to kill coalition forces and innocent Iraqis, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said yesterday.
- Davoudi: Iran supports independent, secure Iraq IRNA 09 Aug 2007 -- Iran supports an independent, secure, stable and progressing Iraq, said First Vice-President Parviz Davoudi on Thursday.
- Mottaki: Iraq's security should be restored by its own people IRNA 09 Aug 2007 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday that the root-cause of rampant insecurity in Iraq stems from improper attitude of extra-regional powers.
- Mottaki: US concerned about its performance in Iraq IRNA 09 Aug 2007 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday that the United States' wrong policies in Iraq account for contradictions in words and actions.
- Russia, Iraq to discuss energy cooperation RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2007 -- Russia's energy minister, Viktor Khristenko, and the Iraqi oil minister plan to discuss energy cooperation Thursday, a spokesman for the Russian Industry and Energy Ministry said.
- Iraq: Suicide Bombers Seen As Phantoms Of Death RFE/RL 09 Aug 2007 -- Just as roadside bombs define the insurgency in Iraq, it is suicide and car bombings that provide the most visible hallmarks of sectarian killings.
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