06 December 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Dec 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Dec. 5 airpower summary: F-16s watch over coalition troops AFPN 06 Dec 2007
- Terrorist Networks Disrupted; Three Terrorists Killed, 19 Detained AFPS 06 Dec 2007 -- Coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained 19 suspects during operations today to disrupt al Qaeda activities along the Tigris River Valley in Iraq.
- Petraeus Has Rare Praise for Syria, Not Sure About Iran VOA 06 Dec 2007 -- The top coalition commander in Iraq had some positive things to say Thursday about Syria and other countries and factions that have contributed to instability in Iraq in the past
- Petraeus: Violence in Iraq Down, But Fight Not Over AFPS 06 Dec 2007 -- Violence in Iraq has dropped significantly in recent months, but it's still too soon to declare the home stretch in U.S. operations here, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said today.
- Gates: Iraq Visit Demonstrates Progress, Need for Political Action AFPS 06 Dec 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the broad perspectives he's received in Iraq over the last two days have convinced him Iraq is on the right track and that Iraqi leaders understand they need to move more quickly to keep up with security gains.
- Gates: Iraq's Government Under Pressure to Achieve Political Reconciliation VOA 06 Dec 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says there is growing pressure from local leaders in Iraq for the top levels of government to replicate the political reconciliation occurring in parts of the country.
- Security, Economy in Iraq Improving From Local Level Up AFPS 06 Dec 2007 -- A focus on security in local areas has brought about an improvement in security throughout Iraq, and officials believe the country's economy needs to follow a similar track, a Defense Department business transformation official said.
- Coalition Focuses on Iraqi Police Infrastructure, Organization AFPS 06 Dec 2007 -- As individual Iraqi police and police stations develop throughout Iraq, the coalition is focusing more on developing infrastructure and organizational effectiveness needed to sustain the police force long-term, a U.S. officer involved in training Iraqi police said today.
- JORDAN: Iraqi asylum-seekers fall victim to resettlement scams IRIN 06 Dec 2007 -- Many Iraqi asylum-seekers in Jordan have fallen victim to resettlement scams in which they are approached by individuals claiming to guarantee their resettlement in a third country with the help of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), according to UN officials and Iraqi residents.
- Iraq: Sunni Legislator Among Political Untouchables RFE/RL 06 Dec 2007 -- When U.S. forces detained more than 30 employees of Iraqi legislator Adnan al-Dulaymi last week on charges of terrorism, it briefly appeared that the lawmaker, who has long been accused of supporting terrorism, would be seriously investigated for suspected wrongdoing
- Murders Drop to 2-Year Low in Baghdad Boundary Region AFPS 06 Dec 2007 -- Reported murders in a region adjacent to Baghdad on the city's eastern boundary have dropped to levels not seen in two years, a senior commander in the region said today.
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