Friday, June 08, 2007

More News...

Here's a couple of stories you'd have to look for to find...
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Helicopters conduct air strike
Tuesday, 05 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070605-03
June 5, 2007

Helicopters conduct air strike
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

KALSU, Iraq — Coalition aircraft conducted precision air strikes against anti-aircraft weapons northwest of Iskandariyah June 4.

An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from the 4th Squadron, 227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion was providing aerial security for ongoing operations when Paratroopers spotted an anti-aircraft artillery piece not far from a house they were raiding.

The helicopter destroyed the artillery piece with two missiles to prevent it from being used against the Iraqi or Coalition Forces in the area.

In the last three days, the Paratroopers and the 227th ARB have destroyed seven anti-aircraft weapons.

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SUSPECTED AL-QAEDA LEADER, 17 OTHERS DETAINED
Tuesday, 05 June 2007
MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
BAGHDAD, Iraq
http://www.mnf-iraq.com
703.270.0320 / 0299

June 5, 2007
Release A070605b

SUSPECTED AL-QAEDA LEADER, 17 OTHERS DETAINED

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained 18 suspected terrorists in raids targeting the al-Qaeda in Iraq network Tuesday morning based on information gained from previous successful operations.

North of Taji, Coalition Forces captured an alleged key leader in the Rusafa vehicle-borne improvised explosive device network. Coalition Forces also detained another suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist on the scene.

Based on information from a suspected terrorist detained May 29, Coalition Forces captured an alleged al-Qaeda facility manager who operates a safe house southwest of Tarmiyah.

In Mosul, Coalition Forces raided two buildings and detained two suspected terrorists, one of whom is allegedly the assistant to a senior terrorist leader captured May 29.

During continued operations to disrupt the al-Qaeda in Iraq network in Anbar province, Coalition Forces conducted a raid on four associated buildings northeast of Fallujah. The ground force detained 13 suspected terrorists for their association with a cell that carries out attacks against Iraqis and Coalition Forces with VBIEDs, snipers, and mortars, and targets Iraqi infrastructure.

“Our continuing operations are frustrating al-Qaeda in Iraq’s ability to operate,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “We are targeting them, detaining them, and they in turn are giving us information to disrupt the networks further.”



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And finally this one...from HERE

Thanks Reuters. I did a google search and it appears to be the only news service picking up this story...I guess it isn't important with rich spoiled socialites get sprung from jail early.

By Ross Colvin Reuters - Monday, June 4 07:44 pmCAMP ANACONDA, Iraq (Reuters) - Three U.S. helicopter crews were honoured on Monday for bravery under fire for coming to the aid of a helicopter that was shot down, killing 12 soldiers in one of the worst crashes of the Iraq war.

The Black Hawk transport helicopter was brought down on January 20 north of Baghdad as it was ferrying troops on a routine run to the capital. The military's top medical officer in Iraq and two other senior officers were among those killed...

...The helicopters landed and deployed the troops they had been carrying to set up a perimeter around the downed aircraft until Apache attack helicopters arrived on the scene. ...

Chief Warrant Officer Jerry Sartin, the pilot who led the rescue, received the U.S. military's fourth-highest decoration, the Silver Star, while three others received the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the rest received Air Medals...



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