30 August 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Task Force Lightning Soldier attacked
- MND-B Soldiers attacked during combat operations
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, August 30, 2007 MNF-I 30 Aug 2007 -- TOPIC: A MEDIA ROUNDTABLE TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF AND DISCUSS THE CHANGES HE'S SEEN IN THE IRAQI POLICE FORCES
- Transript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Sherlock from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 30 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Director for Operational Planning, Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Richard Sherlock
- Coalition Operations in Iraq Disrupt al Qaeda AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces disrupted al Qaeda operations in Iraq with a series of raids today, killing a terrorist leader and detaining more than 25 other individuals suspected of being al Qaeda members and associates.
- Team Increases Economic, Political, Legislative Progress AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- The provincial reconstruction team in Iraq's Salah ad Din province is hard at work with local leaders to promote organization in governance, economic development, and rule of law, the team's leader said yesterday.
- U.S. Congress Report Finds Iraq Failing On Goals RFE/RL 30 Aug 2007 -- Two leading U.S. newspapers have quoted a draft of a key report on Iraq as saying that Baghdad has not met most of the 18 goals set by the U.S. Congress for progress in Iraq.
- US Congressional Report Finds Little Progress in Iraq VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- U.S. government auditors are reported to have determined that Iraq has failed to meet most of the 18 benchmarks mandated by Congress to judge military and political progress in the war-torn country.
- US Marine Faces Hearing in 2005 Iraqi Civilian Killings VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- A military hearing will be held Thursday in California to determine if a U.S. Marine sergeant will be court-martialed in the massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005.
- Iraq's Security Landscape a 'Mosaic,' General Says AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- The general who oversees training for Iraq's security forces called the country a "mosaic," and said each of Iraq's regions poses unique challenges to security efforts.
- UN weapons inspectors say archived vials from Iraq pose no immediate threat UN News Centre 30 Aug 2007 -- United Nations weapons inspectors in Iraq archiving their headquarters in New York have discovered vials that may contain a potentially deadly chemical removed from an Iraqi facility 11 years ago, but they said today that the containers are properly secured and pose no immediate threat to the public.
- Analysis: Political Crunch Time in Iraq cfr.org 30 Aug 2007 -- The impact of the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq remains a matter of sharp debate in Washington, but there is little disagreement about Iraq's lagging political process
- Iraqi Air Force Conducts First Mission Without U.S. Help AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- The Iraqi air force flew its first mission without the assistance of its American partners over the weekend.
- Iraqi Foreign Minister Says 'Great Deal' of Progress Achieved in Improving Security VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Iraq's foreign minister says his government has made a "great deal" of progress in improving security in the country.
- UK warned about its Iraq withdrawal strategy IRNA 30 Aug 2007 -- An all-party commission, set up to review the UK's strategy in Iraq, has criticized Prime Minister Gordon Blair for saying that British troops will only leave Basra based on the "situation on the ground."
- Shi'ite Militiamen Stay Off Baghdad Streets, Obeying Cleric's Order VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi militiamen loyal to radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have withdrawn from the streets of Baghdad, obeying his order to suspend militia activities.
- Radical Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Orders Militia to Halt Activities VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Iraq's radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered his Mahdi Army militia to freeze all activities for six months.
- Deadly Cholera Outbreak Hits Northern Iraq RFE/RL 30 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi health officials say at least eight people have died from an outbreak of cholera in the war-torn country's northern provinces.
- IRAQ: Hospitals in north struggle to contain cholera outbreak IRIN 30 Aug 2007 -- Doctors in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah have asked for more help to cope with the rapidly increasing number of cholera cases.
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