17 October 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- MND-C unit targeted by small arms fire
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Oct. 16 airpower summary: C-17s provide heavy airlift support AFPN 17 Oct 2007 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 16, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Operation Gecko III B establishes another foothold against extremists MNF-I 17 Oct 2007 -- Coalition Forces and concerned citizens from Jurf as Sakhr began to move north in the Euphrates River Valley Oct. 7, establishing another foothold against extremists in Operation Gecko III B.
- Coalition forces deter weapons smugglers, insurgents AFPN 17 Oct 2007 -- Munitions dropped by Air Force pilots Oct. 15 destroyed a bridge northeast of Baghdad to disrupt weapons smugglers and insurgent movement.
- Coalition Troops Net 17 Terrorists During Iraq Operations AFPS 17 Oct 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 17 suspected terrorists today during a series of operations that targeted al Qaeda networks in central and northern Iraq.
- Report: US Military Wants Authority Over Private Security Guards in Iraq VOA 17 Oct 2007 -- The New York Times says U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is pressing for private security firms working for the U.S. government in Iraq to fall under a single authority, most likely that of the U.S. military.
- Al Qaeda Takes Hits in Iraq, But Still Dangerous, Bush Says AFPS 17 Oct 2007 -- The United States has dealt al Qaeda many significant blows in Iraq and elsewhere, President Bush said here today.
- Spokesman Cites Diplomacy as Preferred Course for Turk-PKK Issue AFPS 17 Oct 2007 -- Diplomacy is the preferred method for solving the problem the Kurdish terrorist group known as the PKK poses to Turkey and Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here today.
- Pentagon Urges Turkey Not to Move Against Kurdish Guerrillas in Iraq VOA 17 Oct 2007 -- A senior Pentagon official says U.S. forces in Iraq are busy fighting various insurgents and terrorists, and cannot directly address Kurdish terrorists based in Northern Iraq, who launch attacks on Turkey
- Ban Ki-moon reports decline in Iraq violence, plans stepped up UN role UN News Centre 17 Oct 2007 -- A new report on Iraq by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sees a moment of opportunity for achieving progress amid declining violence, and envisages an expanded United Nations role in support of this goal.
- Turkey's Parliament Approves Troops For Iraq Operation RFE/RL 17 Oct 2007 -- Turkey's parliament today gave the government authority to enter northern Iraq and tackle Kurdish guerrillas based there.
- Turkish Parliament Approves Military Move Against Rebel Kurds in Iraq VOA 17 Oct 2007 -- The Turkish Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to allow the government to launch military incursions into Iraq for one year
- Turkish Parliament Approves Military Move Against Rebel Kurds in Iraq VOA 17 Oct 2007 -- Turkey's parliament has authorized cross-border military operations against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
- JORDAN: More Palestinian refugees scheduled to leave for Brazil on 18 October IRIN 17 Oct 2007 -- Thirty-eight Palestinians refugees who have been living in Rweished camp near the Jordanian-Iraqi border are scheduled to fly to Brazil on 18 October for resettlement, putting an end to four years of uncertainty, an official from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on 16 October.
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