04 October 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 04 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B unit targeted by small arms fire attack
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Sherlock from the Pentagon 04 Oct 2007 -- Presenter: Director for Operational Planning, Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Richard Sherlock
- Oct. 3 airpower summary: B-1Bs provide show of force AFPN 04 Oct 2007 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 3, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Troops Kill Five Insurgents, Seize Suspects, Weapons in Iraq AFPS 04 Oct 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces killed five insurgents, detained 20 suspects and seized weapons in Iraq over the past three days, military officials said.
- Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team Sees Successes in Fallujah AFPS 04 Oct 2007 -- Iraqis are taking solid steps toward self-sufficiency in Fallujah, Iraq, the leader of a provincial reconstruction team embedded with U.S. troops there said today.
- House Approves Bill Making Iraq Contractors Subject to US Courts VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- Acting amid continuing controversy over a recent incident involving Blackwater, the largest American private security contractor in Iraq, the U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation that would subject contractors to prosecution by U.S. courts
- Congress, State Department in Conflict Over Iraqi Corruption VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- A key Democratic lawmaker says the State Department risks an escalating confrontation with his committee over the issue of U.S. government assessments of Iraqi anti-corruption efforts
- Surge Continues to Help Iraqi Government Make Progress AFPS 04 Oct 2007 -- The surge of additional U.S. forces into Iraq continues to improve circumstances for the Iraqi government, a Joint Staff spokesman said here today.
- US Defense Chief Wants More Military Control of Security Contractors in Iraq VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he wants to give the coalition military command in Iraq a larger role in coordinating the activity of private security contractors that operate in the country
- Gates Addresses Private Security Contractor Issues AFPS 04 Oct 2007 -- Into his second day of a five-day, five-country trip to Central and South America, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has faced as many questions from the press about private security contractor issues in Iraq as he has regional security issues in the Americas.
- Iraq Pays China $100 Million for Arms VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says Baghdad has ordered light military equipment from China because the United States is unable to provide them and is too slow to deliver arms shipments.
- Roadside Bomb Kills Shi'ite Mayor of Southern Iraqi City of Iskandiriyah VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- Iraqi authorities say a roadside bomb blast south of Baghdad has killed a top Shi'ite politician and four of his body guards.
- IRAQ-JORDAN: First death registered among refugees at border IRIN 04 Oct 2007 -- A woman from a group of 193 Iranian-Kurd refugees who have been stranded at the border of Jordan and Iraq for the past two and a half years became the first fatality there after she died on 2 October as a result of a disease complication, according to refugees at the camp and international and local relief organisations.
- Iraq Delays Execution of 'Chemical Ali', Separate Trial Proceeds VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- A European lawmaker has testified at the trial of Saddam Hussein's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, that refugees after the brutal 1991 crackdown on Shi'ites showed signs of having suffered chemical attacks.
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