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22 August 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Aug 2007 [PDF]
  • Helicopter downed, results in 14 non-battle deaths
  • Aug. 21 airpower summary: Lancers show force AFPN 22 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 21, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
  • Iraqis Destroy Terrorist Safe House AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi army scouts accompanied by U.S. special operations forces destroyed a suspected weapons cache and insurgent safe house yesterday in a helicopter assault. Other operations across Iraq have led to the capture of enemy fighters and weapons caches.
  • Reconnaissance aircraft beat heat AFPN 22 Aug 2007 -- Global Hawk and U-2 aircraft provide critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and in order to be efficient and effective the technological sensors on these aircraft cannot be subjected to heat for extended periods of time.

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US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Local Government Shows Progress in Iraq's Anbar Province AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- Local governance is making progress in Iraq's Anbar province, and Iraqis are joining the security forces in record numbers, a top Marine operating in the province said today.
  • Iraq Makes Electricity Gains Despite Challenges, Officials Say AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- Efforts to resuscitate Iraq's electrical power grid are making progress despite challenges posed by insurgent-generated attacks on power lines and fuel pipelines, U.S. and Iraqi officials said at a Baghdad news conference today.
  • IRAQ: Aid work becoming more risky in Baghdad IRIN 22 Aug 2007 -- Aid workers are struggling to find safer ways to deliver aid to displaced and vulnerable families in Baghdad
  • Iraq: Sunni Leader Says Prime Minister 'Finished' RFE/RL 22 Aug 2007 -- The pressure on the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, both domestic and from the United States, continues to grow as the paralysis that resulted from the Sunni-led Iraqi Accordance Front's withdrawal from the government continues.

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