30 October 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- MND-C Soldiers attacked (Baghdad)
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Morrell from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 30 Oct 2007 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
- U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Free Hostage From al Qaeda AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- A 19-year-old man was rescued from an al Qaeda-in-Iraq prison in the village of Hammadi, 10 miles southwest of Baqouba, by 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, during an air assault Oct. 28.
- Forces Rescue Kidnapped Sheiks in Northern Baghdad AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Seven sheiks kidnapped in northern Baghdad two days ago were rescued by soldiers from 9th Iraqi Army Division during a mission yesterday.
- Oct. 29 airpower summary: F-16s deter enemy activity AFPN 30 Oct 2007 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 29, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- NMCB 4 Seabees Build a New Forward Operating Base Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- Sixty-five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 have been constructing Forward Operating Base (FOB) Sedgwick, south of Lake Habbaniyah in Western Iraq for II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and the Iraqi Army, beginning early August.
- Rice, Gates Meet on Private Contractor Control in War Zones AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met today at the Pentagon to discuss proposals about control and coordination of private contractors in Iraq, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.
- US Moves Toward New Rules for Iraq Security Contractors VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Departments of State and Defense are moving toward a new system to control the activities of security contractors working for the two departments in Iraq
- State Department Says Prosecution of Blackwater Guards Still Possible VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- The State Department said Tuesday that U.S.-hired private security guards accused of killing Iraqi civilians in September may still be subject to prosecution, despite a promise of immunity given by investigators
- Ban Ki-moon heads to Turkey this week for meeting on Iraq UN News Centre 30 Oct 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend a high-level diplomatic meeting on Iraq to be held later this week in Turkey, his spokesperson announced today.
- Common-Sense Recruiting, Cutting-Edge Training Lift Iraq's Air Force AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Recruiting experienced pilots and implementing unprecedented training methods are the best ways to fast-track Iraq's infant air force, a coalition commander said today.
- Iraqi Police Learn Basics During Prep Course AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- The Military Police Platoon from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, has developed a 10-day preparatory class to implement the basics for Iraqi police recruits before they attend the Baghdad Police Academy, which initiates them as official police officers.
- Iran calls for end to terrorist moves from northern Iraq IRNA 30 Oct 2007 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday that cross-border terrorist operations from northern Iraq is detrimental to the entire region calling for international action to stem such crimes.
- Iraq's Cabinet Approves Lifting Immunity for Security Firms VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- An Iraqi government spokesman says Iraq's Cabinet has approved draft legislation that lifts immunity from prosecution for private security firms in Iraq.
- Turkey urges U.S. to help crush Kurdish militants RIA Novosti 30 Oct 2007 -- Turkey expects urgent action from the United States to destroy Kurdish insurgent bases in north Iraq, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
- Turkish Forces Continue Attacks on Kurdish Rebel Positions in Southeast VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- Turkish attack helicopters have fired at Kurdish rebel positions in a southeastern border region for a second day.
- Concern Raised about Possible Closing of Iraq-Turkey Border Crossing VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- Truck and taxi drivers at the main crossing point of the border between Iraq and Turkey worry it could be closed soon, as the Turkish government threatens a military incursion into northern Iraq
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