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26 October 2009 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 26 Oct 2009 [PDF]
  • Oct. 25 airpower summary AFNS 26 Oct 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 25, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
  • Iraqis Arrest Bombing Suspects in Baghdad AFPS 26 Oct 2009 -- Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, conducted a series of operations today resulting in the arrest of 11 suspects in vehicle-bomb networks operating between Baghdad and Mosul.
  • Bombings Show Security Challenges, Official Says AFPS 26 Oct 2009 -- Terrorist bombings that struck Baghdad yesterday demonstrate the security challenges that exist there, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
  • U.S. military police unit trains IA police unit for first time Army News 26 Oct 2009 -- The training of Iraqi Police has been one of the most important missions for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since the unit deployed to Kirkuk province. Currently, the Iraqi Police share responsibility for security in many parts of the province with the 12th Iraqi Army Division, who has organic military police assigned to its ranks
  • Combat engineers improve living conditions aboard COP USMC News 26 Oct 2009 -- Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 46, stationed at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, are doing what they can to give Marines living on small forward operating bases and combat outposts in western Iraq better living conditions

Deployments

  • Gulf Region Division cases colors in Iraq drawdown Army News 26 Oct 2009 -- When Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre and Command Sgt. Maj. Mitch Prater cased the colors of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division in a ceremony at Al Faw Palace Oct. 23, GRD became the first major division to leave the Iraqi theater as part of the drawdown.
  • Mississippi Guardsmen ramp up excess equipment turn in Army News 26 Oct 2009 -- In preparation for the drawdown of U.S. forces and equipment from Iraq, the commander of a Mississippi Army National Guard battalion conducted an excess property inspection Oct. 11 at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq
  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers kick off deployment Army News 26 Oct 2009

US Policy

  • Guard equipment to return from Iraq, Congress told Army News 26 Oct 2009 -- National Guard equipment will be returned from Iraq to the United States and Guard units can fill shortages with equipment currently in use in Iraq, Defense officials told Congress members Oct. 21

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • ISF mechanics learning how to keep vehicles fit to fight Army News 26 Oct 2009 -- Mechanics from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, with some assistance from the 506th Air Expeditionary Squadron's maintenance wing, have been providing maintenance classes to Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police mechanics on the civilian pickup trucks and military humvees used by the IA and IP
  • Iraqi Electoral Law Remains in Limbo Following Baghdad Bombings VOA 26 Oct 2009 -- The Iraqi parliament was scheduled to discuss the country's electoral law, Sunday, to set the stage for anticipated elections in January. However, two bloody explosions near Baghdad's Green Zone forced a postponement of the debate, which once again, leaves Iraq's political process in the lurch.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Dual Baghdad Bombings Kill 155, Wound 500 VOA 26 Oct 2009 -- Iraqi officials say the toll from Sunday's two powerful car bombs in central Baghdad has risen to 155 killed and more than 500 others wounded.



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