03 September 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Soldier attacked during combat logistics patrol
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates, Stephen Hadley and Lt. Gen. Lute from Al Asad Air Base, Iraq 03 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute
- Sept. 2 airpower summary: A-10s provide show of force AFPN 03 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 2, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Iraqi, U.S. Forces Detain Militant Extremist Leader AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- Iraqi security forces detained a militant extremist leader and one of his subordinate leaders during an early morning raid yesterday in southern Babil Province, military officials reported.
- Iraq: British Troops Withdraw From Al-Basrah Base RFE/RL 03 Sep 2007 -- British troops today completed their withdrawal from a base in the southern Iraqi city of Al-Basrah.
- British Troops in Iraq Withdraw From Last Base in Basra VOA 03 Sep 2007 -- British troops in Iraq have started withdrawing from their last base in the volatile southern city of Basra, in preparation for handing security there over to Iraqi forces.
- Military Surge Working, Bush Tells Troops in Iraq AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- The military surge into Iraq is working, President Bush told troops today during a surprise visit here.
- Gates Wraps Up Whirlwind Visit with Iraqi Leaders AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- It is important for top military commanders here to be able to deliver assessments directly to the commander in chief without "summarization" or "filters," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Bush Detours To Iraq Enroute To Asia-Pacific Summit VOA 03 Sep 2007 -- President Bush's surprise stop in Iraq marks the third time the president has managed to shroud his travel plans to a war zone in secrecy
- President Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq for Meetings AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- President Bush surprised servicemembers with a visit to this base in Iraq's Anbar province today.
- President Assembles 'War Council' in Anbar Province AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- President Bush has assembled his "war council" here in a surprise holiday weekend-meeting, at this remote airbase, in what is probably the group's last meeting before the president makes his decision on next steps for U.S. involvement in the war.
- Bush: With Continued Success, Fewer Troops Will Be Needed AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- President Bush said here today that if reported successes continue in Iraq it will eventually be possible to maintain the same level of security with fewer troops.
- Bush In Surprise Iraq Visit To Push Case For 'Surge' RFE/RL 03 Sep 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has made a surprise visit to Iraq in an apparent bid to boost support for his military strategy there.
- Bush, Senior Administration Officials in Iraq VOA 03 Sep 2007 -- President Bush and his Secretaries of State and Defense are on a surprise visit to Iraq's western al-Anbar Province for meetings with senior Iraqi leaders, who made a rare trip to the region to see them
- Iraqi Sunnis, Shi'ites Agree to Hold Peace Talks VOA 03 Sep 2007 -- Sixteen leaders from Iraq's rival Sunni and Shi'ite groups have agreed to open reconciliation talks and work for a lasting peace.
- Anbar Tribes Need to be Pulled into Iraqi Government AFPS 03 Sep 2007 -- Local tribes siding with coalition forces to repel al Qaeda must be incorporated into Iraq's central government and its security forces, a senior Defense Department official said.
- IRAQ-SYRIA: Confusion over Syrian visa requirements for Iraqi refugees IRIN 03 Sep 2007 -- Iraqi refugees in Syria have been thrown into a state of fear and uncertainty following the Iraqi government's announcement that Syria will be introducing new visa restrictions on Iraqis entering the country.
- IRAQ: Blood sellers find market niche in Baghdad IRIN 03 Sep 2007 -- As the Iraqi National Centre for Blood Donation (INCBD) urges Iraqis to donate more blood to help meet increasing demand, individuals wishing to sell their blood congregate at hospitals in the hope of being able to make some money.
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