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  • Australian Defence Picture Gallery (contains some US specific pictures)

    06/19/2005 3:32:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies · 959+ views
    The Australian ^ | up to 20th June 2005
  • Marines train with troops from four other nations in Poland

    06/18/2005 11:21:19 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 650+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Russ Rizzo
    Marines train with troops from four other nations in Poland By Russ Rizzo, Stars and Stripes European edition, Friday, June 17, 2005 STUTTGART, Germany — For old-timers, it was a sign of the times. Infantry soldiers from Russia and Germany stormed the beaches of Poland, guns in hand, to keep the peace. U.S. Marines and their equivalents from four other countries practiced a beach landing and peacekeeping operations on the northern coast of Poland this week as part of the 33rd annual Baltic Operations maritime training program. Once on land in Ustka, Poland, the nearly 500 troops from the United...
  • Coalition forces raids in Rahwah and Karabilah net key anti-Iraqi terrorists

    05/30/2005 2:30:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 948+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | May 30, 2005 | MNF-Iraq
    BAGHDAD , Iraq – Acting on intelligence sources and tips provided by Iraqi citizens, Multi-National forces conducted simultaneous raids in the Rahwah and Karabilah regions to capture or kill terrorists within the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi network. Multiple sources of intelligence indicated that elements of the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi terrorist network were operating in the area, including key lieutenants, suicide bombers, and a contingent of foreign fighters. Multi-National forces engaged and destroyed these targets. Operations against suspected foreign fighter strongholds resulted in killing over a dozen terrorists and foreign fighters. Specifically the bodies of three Saudis and one Moroccan have been...
  • UK soldier killed in Iraq attack

    05/29/2005 9:37:59 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 487+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 29, 2005 | Staff
    A British soldier has been killed in south Iraq after a military convoy was attacked, the Ministry of Defence says.Lt Karim Lueibi, of the Iraqi police, told AP news agency that a roadside bomb had exploded near the troops. An unknown number of casualties were airlifted from the scene in the Kahla area south of Amara on Sunday. Earlier this month, Anthony Wakefield became the 87th UK soldier to die during the conflict after a roadside bomb blast in the same area. The MoD says it is investigating the latest hostile action against UK forces and will not identify the...
  • New VC takes title from Aussie (British soldier wins Victoria Cross)

    03/30/2005 5:01:32 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies · 950+ views
    The Australian ^ | 19th March 2005 | Leisa Scott and Michael Evans
    A YOUNG British soldier who dragged his wounded platoon commander to safety and rescued 29 other soldiers under enemy fire in Iraq has been awarded the Victoria Cross, finally relieving Queenslander Keith Payne of his 36-year title as the most recent living recipient of the honour. Private Johnson Gideon Beharry, 25, is now one of just 14 living recipients of the award for exceptional bravery after pushing through an ambush in an armoured vehicle while the turret was on fire, in the town of al-Amarah, north of Basra, on May 1 last year. Far from being upset at losing his...
  • Operation Phantom Fury--Day 139 - Now Operation River Blitz--Day 34

    03/25/2005 9:30:57 PM PST · by TexKat · 44 replies · 1,203+ views
    Various Media Outlets | 3/26/05
    U.S. Army Capt. Chris Owen (far right) and Col. Terry Sellers (center), 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, meet with United Nations field representatives on the east bank of the Helmand River to discuss the needs of residents displaced by four days of flooding, March 22, 2005. The United Nations and the U.S. Army are providing short term emergency relief to the refugees until they are able to rebuild. Local Afghan government officials are leading the effort by assessing needs and distributing aid while the Afghan National Army, local police and Coalition soldiers are providing security and manpower for the delivery...
  • At Least 80 Killed in Raid on Insurgent Camp in Iraq

    03/23/2005 4:55:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,300+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2005 | EDWARD WONG
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 23 - Iraqi and American forces killed at least 80 insurgents during a Tuesday morning raid on what appeared to be the biggest guerrilla training camp yet discovered, Iraqi officials said today. Seven Iraqi police officers were also killed and six were wounded in what American and Iraqi officials characterized as an especially fierce battle. "It was one of the largest such engagements that I'm aware of," said Col. Robert Potter, a spokesman for the American command in Baghdad. The number of anti-government fighters killed was the most reported in a single conflict since the American offensive...
  • Daily Terrorist Round-up Stories - March 14, 2005 (Several good ones today)

    03/14/2005 3:32:22 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 27 replies · 598+ views
    Iraq Forces Capture Two Saddam Relatives Mon Mar 14,11:55 AM ET Add to My Yahoo! Middle East - AP BAGHDAD, Iraq - Security forces in Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s hometown captured two of the ousted dictator's relatives, who allegedly were helping insurgents launch attacks in Iraq (news - web sites), the government said Monday. The two were identified as one-time Saddam bodyguard Marwan Taher Abdul Rashid and his cousin, Abdullah Maher Abdul Rashid — who also was the brother-in-law of Saddam's son, Qusai, state-run Iraqiya television reported. The two were captured March 8 in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown north...
  • Iraqi Army 41st Brigade activates

    03/08/2005 5:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 556+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | 03/08/05
    Maj. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. listens as Maj. Gen. Mudhir Al Mawlla discusses the significance of the 41st Brigade during a ceremony honoring the activation of the unit March 3. Sgt. Andrew Miller Iraqi Army 41st Brigade activates By Sgt. Andrew Miller March 7, 2005 BAGHDAD (Army News Service, March 7, 2005) – The 41st Brigade of the Iraqi Army was activated March 3 during a ceremony at an Iraqi Army training facility here. More than 200 Iraqi Soldiers, who make up the headquarters element of the brigade, participated in the ceremony. Members of the brigade – who...
  • Operation Phantom Fury--Day 112 - Now Operation River Blitz--Day 7

    02/26/2005 7:20:48 PM PST · by TexKat · 60 replies · 1,493+ views
    Various Media Outlets | 2/27/05
    A British soldier surveys the scene from the top of an armoured vehicle after insurgents detonated a bomb in the west of Baghdad, killing two civilians who were passing by in a vehicle, in Iraq Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005. It was not clear what the target was although a U.S. tank was nearby at the time but was not damaged in the blast. (AP Photo/Mohammed Uraibi)
  • WARNING: Gurkhas!!!!!!!!!!!

    02/15/2005 6:14:38 PM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 152 replies · 11,885+ views
    weapons training Pushups the Gorkha way Celebrating the end of training the Gorkha way by cutting the neck of a goat in one stroke Soldier paying tribute to his comrades killed in battle in Kashmir insurgency Soldier going through the punishment drill for failing to meet the exacting standards set by the Gorkhas during training Soldier sharpning his khukri, Gorkha knife Gorkha commandoes fighting no holds barred full contact karate Soldier singing cadence going through the drill Giving the Gorkha war shout Soldier being trained in rappelling for mountain warfare Soldier training on the obstacle course come rain or shine...