14 August 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers killed
- MND-B Soldiers attacked during combat operations
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- At Least 175 Killed by Suicide Truck Bomber in Northern Iraq VOA 14 Aug 2007 -- The Iraqi army says at least 175 people have been killed and another 200 wounded in a series of suicide truck bombings targeting the minority Yazidi religious sect in northwestern Iraq.
- Coalition Forces Train Iraqi Marines in North Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 14 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces are training Iraqi marines to take over the mission of providing security to Iraqi territorial waters in the North Persian Gulf.
- Raid Kills Four, Nets Eight in Baghdad's Sadr City AFPS 14 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained a Jaysh al-Mahdi militia leader and several of his operatives during a raid in the Sadr City section of Baghdad early this morning.
- Operation Lightning Hammer pursues al-Qaeda MNF-I 14 Aug 2007 -- Operation Lightning Hammer, involving approximately 16,000 Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces, began Aug. 13 with a large-scale offensive to defeat al-Qaeda and other terrorist cells seeking safe haven throughout the Diyala River Valley.
- Army Chief Says US Can Sustain Surge until Spring VOA 14 Aug 2007 -- The head of the U.S. army says the military can sustain the current surge of forces in Iraq until next spring without changing deployment policies
- Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion 2 Returns From Deployment Navy NewsStand 14 Aug 2007 -- Over 400 Sailors of Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion (NPDB) 2 returned home to Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 11, after a 16-month deployment in Iraq where they guarded 19,000 detainees at Camp Bucca.
- Coalition Tries to Prevent Surge of Violence During Key Time in Iraq VOA 14 Aug 2007 -- The Pentagon says a new U.S.-led offensive in Iraq, announced Monday, is aimed at preventing al-Qaida and Shi'ite groups from conducting major attacks before the mid-September release of a key report from the top American officials in Baghdad
- Iraq: U.S. Sees Little Will To End Political Crisis RFE/RL 14 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is weathering a political storm of intense proportions.
- Defense Department Task Force Works to Reinvigorate Iraq's Economy AFPS 14 Aug 2007
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