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  • UNHCR Blasts Israel: They Are Refugees, Not Illegal Aliens

    01/05/2014 4:43:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/1/14 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations on Sunday night criticized Israel’s policy towards illegal immigrants, as thousands of them protested in Tel Aviv, demanding that Israel recognize them as refugees and grant them asylum. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) released a statement in which it accused Israel of “sowing fear and chaos” among the illegal aliens who, it said, should be referred to as “asylum seekers” and not “infiltrators”. “We demand that the government examine the asylum requests of the foreigners, and stop the large-scale arrests in south Tel Aviv,” said the UN agency, adding that while it supported the...
  • Border check point officer vs young woman in car..'it's none of your business'

    08/28/2013 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Dacula · 57 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 08/28/2013
    Lady in a car is stopped at a US border checkpoint miles from the border. Stands her ground in the face of intrusive personal questions asked by a young officer.She's upset.Detained for 15 minutes.
  • Fazal Rehman suicide attack, Security forces detain people from Bara

    04/03/2011 11:18:42 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies · 1+ views
    own ^ | 4 april | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 4 April 2011, security forces detain people from Bara Qamber Khel Khyber Agency in connection with Fazal Rehman Suicide attack. The action takes with the help Frontier Corps last night. According to sources after the first attempt of suicide attack on Molana Fazal Rehman near Swabi Interchange, police found the Identity card from the suicide attacker and its show that attacker from Qamber Khel area. After the confirmation security forces last night raid and detain many doubtful people from Bara. Security official also confirm that after the second suicide attempt government deployed special commandos of frontier constabulary, which cover...
  • Illegal Immigration

    05/21/2008 7:14:00 PM PDT · by campg · 34 replies · 174+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | May 21, 2008 | Kamyar Enshayan
    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 PM CDT Immigration raid inhuman KAMYAR ENSHAYAN CEDAR FALLS --- Since when has illegal-ness been such an important criteria for federal action, and people worrying about the "illegals?" I mean, the invasion of Iraq has been illegal by international law; U.S. government and some corporations have been involved in all sorts of covert and overt illegal operations all over the world, and for a long time. It is incredible that a nation of immigrants who came here for a better life are so harsh on people who are trying to do the same, and whose...
  • Thais detain alleged `Merchant of Death' (dealings include global illicit arms trafficking)

    03/06/2008 6:46:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/08 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand - A Russian dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly supplying weapons to Africa's bloody conflicts over power and diamonds was arrested Thursday in Thailand on suspicion of conspiring to smuggle guns to Colombia's leftist rebels. Viktor Bout, 41, whose dealings reportedly inspired a 2005 movie about the illicit arms trade, was arrested at U.S. request in his hotel room in Bangkok, said police Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayapan. Bout had eluded arrest for years and was finally seized after a four-month sting organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. In New York, federal authorities unsealed a criminal complaint...
  • CA: Oakland police raid Black Muslim bakery and homes, seize guns, detain nearly 20

    08/03/2007 10:20:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,662+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/3/07 | Media News
    Scores of heavily armed police raided the Your Black Muslim Bakery in North Oakland and houses associated with the business early today seeking suspects and evidence in killings, shootings, robberies and a kidnapping, authorities said. Almost 20 people - including Yusuf Bey IV, the head of the organization - were detained for questioning and several guns were recovered at the bakery in the 5800 block of San Pablo Avenue. No one was hurt in the raids, which began at 5 a.m. Police said they have arrest warrants for several men with ties to the organization but were still trying to...
  • Taliban Militants Killed, Captured; Afghan Villagers Detain Fighters

    05/13/2007 6:06:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 594+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2007 – Afghan and coalition forces killed a militant and detained two others at a compound in Afghanistan’s Helmand province during an operation yesterday, U.S. military officials reported. As the forces advanced on the compound, they took fire from inside. They returned fire, killing one militant. The others surrendered and were not harmed, officials said. A search of the compound revealed a cache of several rocket-propelled grenades, pressure plates and other bomb-making materials. The weapons cache was removed to a safe distance and destroyed in place, officials said. Credible information led the combined force to the...
  • Ariz House approves bill to have border troops detain immigrants

    03/08/2007 8:21:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 435+ views
    Arizona House approves bill giving Gov. Janet Napolitano $10 million to send National Guard troops to the state border with Mexico to detain illegals ....
  • U.S., Iraqi troops detain 84 in raids (destroy bomb-making facility)

    01/06/2007 10:35:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 698+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/07 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi troops detained more than a dozen people they suspect made roadside bombs and destroyed a bomb-making facility in a series of raids, the U.S. military said Sunday. The operations took place last week but were reported Sunday by the military. Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces searched 33 homes and detained 82 people Tuesday near Youssifiyah, 12 miles south of Baghdad, the military said in a statement. Sixty-nine of those captured were released after questioning. The 13 who remain in custody were accused of planting roadside bombs, the statement said. Two more suspects were...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Prevent Attack, Detain 27 Suspects

    10/04/2006 5:12:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 499+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2006 – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, prevented a large-scale sectarian attack in Iraq’s Obiedi region, south of Baghdad Sept. 30 after receiving reports that local residents had been driven out of their homes. Soldiers from 2nd Brigade linked up with soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, and conducted a cordon-and-search operation in the eastern section of the Obiedi region. Eight suspects were detained for questioning. In a separate incident, soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Forces Detain Insurgents, Other Suspects

    09/05/2006 5:41:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 346+ views
    CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq, Sep. 5, 2006 – Iraqi police and soldiers, along with U.S. Marines and soldiers from Regimental Combat Team 7, detained 30 confirmed insurgents and 38 suspected insurgents over the weekend throughout the Anbar province in western Iraq. Iraqi police identified and detained 18 of the 38 captured suspected insurgents in Rawah, Iraq -- a city of about 20,000 along the Euphrates River, about 50 miles east of the Iraqi-Syrian border. One of the suspects captured by Rawah police officers is wanted for suspected involvement with a vehicle suicide bombing against a U.S. military checkpoint in the...
  • Coalition Forces in Iraq Seize Several Weapons Caches, Detain Eight Suspects

    08/18/2006 4:53:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 398+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2006 – U.S. soldiers in Iraq seized several large weapons caches and detained eight terrorist suspects in operations yesterday. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team seized a large weapons cache during a cordon-and-search operation in northern Baghdad shortly before 1 p.m. The weapons cache included 21 AK-47 assault rifles, 55 magazines of 7.62 mm ammunition, 2 PKC machine guns, a Russian sniper rifle, tens of thousands of rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, a fragmentary grenade, four jihadist propaganda magazines, and a martyrdom recruitment poster. Earlier yesterday, soldiers from 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry...
  • Iraqi Forces Conduct Raid in Baghdad, Seize Weapons, Detain Terrorists

    08/08/2006 5:20:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 237+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2006 – In separate operations yesterday and Aug. 6, Iraqi security forces captured 22 suspected terrorists and seized various weapons, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Iraqi security forces conducted an early morning raid in eastern Baghdad yesterday, capturing three individuals believed to be involved in punishment and torture cell activities. As they received sustained automatic weapons and rocket-propelled-grenade fire from several insurgent positions in the Sadr City neighborhood, Iraqi forces and coalition advisers detained three suspected insurgents, conducted intelligence gathering on the objective, and then departed the area. Iraqi forces seized one AK-47 assault rifle and...
  • Coalition Soldiers Detain, Kill Terrorists, Seize Weapons

    08/08/2006 4:34:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 242+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers detained two suspected terrorists, killed four terrorists, and seized weapons in several different operations in Iraq today, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detained two suspected terrorists and seized a collection of weapons during a cordon-and-search operation southeast of Baghdad at about 6:30 a.m. The two Iraqi suspects had fake IDs, a grenade, 100 7.62 mm rounds of ammunition, an SKS assault rifle, an AK-47 assault rifle, and terrorist propaganda DVDs in their house....
  • Coalition Forces Conduct Raids, Seize Weapons, Detain Terrorists

    08/06/2006 2:42:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 6, 2006 – Coalition forces conducted raids today and yesterday in two areas of Iraq, seized a large weapons cache and captured four terrorists Aug. 4, and detained three terrorists Aug. 3, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Coalition forces killed one man during a raid north of Bayji, Iraq, this morning. Recent intelligence led troops to target terrorists responsible for an attack against an Iraqi army checkpoint near Hawija yesterday, officials said. The terrorists shot and killed five Iraqi soldiers and wounded two others during the attack. Intelligence led coalition forces to a location where the terrorists...
  • Coalition forces detain two senior al-Qaida in Iraq leaders

    08/01/2006 6:05:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces successfully targeted and detained two senior al-Qaida in Iraq leaders and three other suspected terrorists during multiple raids in central and northern Iraq on the morning of July 29. A recent detainee provided information that led the security forces to one of the terrorists, a top leader for the Al Dhuluiyah area. The targeted individual was reportedly the main planner for the attack against Peshmerga forces at a checkpoint in Al Dhuluiya in May 2006. Credible intelligence also ties the terrorist leader to other al-Qaida leaders in the area. In a separate raid, security forces...
  • IAD, MND-B Soldiers find IED materials, detain two after drive-by shooting

    08/01/2006 5:55:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO
    BAGHDAD – Iraqi army and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers detained two terrorists and discovered bomb-making materials south of Baghdad Sunday night. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, reported a drive-by shooting at their checkpoint at approximately 8:45 p.m.; the soldiers returned fire, causing the terrorists to flee their vehicle on foot. A quick reaction force from Company C, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, responded to the checkpoint and captured the two terrorists. In the vehicle, the Soldiers seized various bomb-making materials. -30- FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE,...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Gang Members, Free Hostage, Detain Police Colonel

    07/31/2006 5:53:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 510+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2006 – In separate operations over the last three days, Iraqi forces captured gang members suspected of involvement in kidnappings, freed an Iraqi man being held by terrorists, and detained a police colonel believed to be involved with terrorism, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Iraqi policemen from 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, captured two gang members suspected of involvement in several kidnappings in the Bayaa district of southwestern Baghdad at about 8:50 a.m. today. Information from unidentified sources pointed to the gang members’ location, assisting in the success of the mission. Elsewhere, an Iraqi man...
  • U.S., Iraqi Troops Detain Suspects, Find Weapons

    07/24/2006 5:15:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 517+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers detained four suspected terrorists and found several weapons caches and an improvised explosive device in weekend operations. Soldiers from 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, detained four suspected terrorists in western Baghdad at about 10:30 p.m. July 22. The soldiers were investigating a tip on an illegal checkpoint when they located four armed men manning an illegal checkpoint. The suspects did not have permits and were detained. Soldiers found another AK-47, two bolt-action rifles and an Iraqi police protective vest nearby. Elsewhere, soldiers from Multinational...
  • Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Terrorists in Iraq

    07/21/2006 4:03:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – In separate operations throughout Iraq this week, coalition forces killed seven terrorists and captured 10 suspected terrorists, military officials in Iraq reported. Coalition forces killed two suspected terrorists, two women and one child while conducting a raid northwest of Baqubah today. They also detained four suspects. Twenty-three people were injured in the assault, including several women and children. All of the injured received immediate medical treatment on site by a coalition medical expert, and those needing further treatment were taken to a nearby military facility. The raid was targeting terrorists associated with senior al Qaeda...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Kill Two Terrorists, Detain 19

    07/19/2006 4:13:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 194+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Iraq
    WASHINGTON, July 19, 2006 – In several incidents July 16 and 17 and yesterday, Iraqi soldiers, police, and coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained 19, military officials reported. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, captured and detained a suspected terrorist at a checkpoint northwest of Baghdad at about 3 p.m. yesterday. The suspect was traveling with a woman and with four children under the age of 2 in a vehicle carrying multiple mortar systems, three 130 mm rounds and two directional charges. The Iraqi army detained the suspected terrorist. In a separate event, soldiers from...
  • Coalition Forces Detain 14 Terrorists in Iraq

    06/27/2006 4:25:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 175+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 27, 2006 – Coalition forces detained 14 terrorists yesterday during raids north of Yusifiyah, Iraq, U.S. military officials reported. Two of the captured terrorists are known leaders of the Tawhid Waal Jihad and Jaysh al-Islami terrorist insurgent groups operating in the Yusifiyah area, officials said. Both groups have consistently launched joint attacks against Iraqi and coalition security forces throughout the region. The terrorists were captured without incident. Coalition forces are using intelligence gathered from the raids to destroy terrorist activity in the area and restore security and stability to Iraqi citizens, officials said. The other detainees are members...
  • Coalition Raids in Iraq Kill Two Terrorists, Detain Six

    06/25/2006 12:55:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – Two terrorists were killed and six were detained during two separate coalition operations conducted in Tikrit and Yusifiyan yesterday, military officials announced. Coalition troops killed two terrorists and detained another during a raid north of Yusifiyan June 24. The terrorists were at a foreign-fighter safe house where recent intelligence indicated that they were holding meetings to plan terrorist acts, officials said. One woman was injured in the action. She received medical care and was taken to a nearby military facility for further treatment. The same house had been targeted in early May to disrupt a...
  • Future City Hall Bombed; Coalition Forces Kill Three, Detain 10

    05/30/2006 4:09:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 261+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 30, 2006 – Terrorists bombed the site of a future Iraqi city hall yesterday, and coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained 10 more suspects in three incidents May 28. The construction site of the future Lutafiyah city hall was bombed late last night. Iraqi and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were sent to investigate the explosion and have secured the site, according to U.S. officials. No injuries were reported. On May 28, coalition forces killed three terrorists and wounded one as they transported and attempted to emplace roadside bombs near Ramadi. The individuals have been linked to a...
  • Coalition Forces Detain Terrorists; Iraqi, Coalition Troops Restore Order

    05/27/2006 3:09:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 316+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2006 – Coalition Forces detained three terrorists May 24 near Samarra, Iraq, during a raid targeting a known al Qaeda associate, U.S. military officials said. The successful operation led to the capture of the known terrorist and two other male associates. The terrorist is believed to have a high-level role within the local insurgency. The terrorists were in possession of various propaganda materials, to include CDs and tapes showing beheadings and information on improvised explosive devices. Elsewhere in Iraq, about 500 Iraqi and U.S. soldiers and more than 100 Iraqi police conducted a raid May 24 in...
  • Coalition Forces Kill Seven Terrorists, Detain Two

    05/24/2006 4:30:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 219+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 – Coalition forces killed seven terrorists and captured two others in Iraq yesterday, U.S. military officials said. During a raid east of Lake Thar Thar, coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained two others. One of detainees is Sudanese. The other detainee, of unknown citizenship, was wounded in the initial raid, treated on site, and medically evacuated to the 10th Combat Support Hospital, military officials said. Coalition forces found Yemeni, Saudi, Tunisian, Sudanese and Iraqi passports at the site of the raid. In a separate incident yesterday, coalition forces located and killed three suspected al-Qaida terrorists...
  • Coalition Forces in Iraq Kill, Detain Dozens of Terrorists

    05/15/2006 5:13:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 253+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2006 – Coalition forces killed more than 40 terrorists and detained 13 suspected terrorists in various raids May 13 and yesterday throughout Iraq, military officials in Iraq reported. Coalition forces conducted a coordinated ground and air attack against an enemy safe haven in Yusifiyah yesterday, killing more than 25 terrorists, detaining four, and destroying three safe houses and a vehicle loaded with weapons and ammunition. Upon initiating the attack in the afternoon, coalition troops immediately killed two terrorists in response to hostile activity from a suspected safe house and an associated vehicle. Once the threat was suppressed...
  • Coalition Forces Kill and Detain Terrorists in Firefight

    05/06/2006 3:38:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 431+ views
    TIKRIT, Iraq, May 6, 2006 – Soldiers from Task Force Band of Brothers killed three terrorists in a firefight near Samarra, Iraq, on May 4, and three other terrorists were detained in the incident, military officials in Iraq reported yesterday. Working a tip from a local citizen, troops with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, apprehended three individuals known to have planted roadside bombs. As the soldiers began to leave the area with the detainees, they were attacked with small-arms fire from a nearby rooftop. The troops suppressed the rooftop fire, entered the building, and killed the three...
  • Band of Brothers Soldiers Detain Suspects, Unearth Major Cache

    04/21/2006 4:37:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 794+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – U.S. soldiers from Task Force Band of Brothers scored successes in two operations this week. Soldiers from the task force caught seven suspected insurgents in the act of emplacing explosives yesterday. Soldiers on patrol with Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, observed the suspects digging. As the patrol approached, the suspects tried to flee in two vehicles. The soldiers stopped, searched and detained all the suspects. In one vehicle, a blue truck, soldiers discovered more than 120 mortar rounds, fuses and four missiles. At the site where the...
  • Afghan-Led Forces Detain Insurgents, Thwart Terrorist Attacks

    04/18/2006 4:33:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 174+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces detained eight insurgents in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today and thwarted two terrorist attacks yesterday in Kunar province, military officials reported. The eight insurgents were detained during a combat operation in the Maywand district of Kandahar province today. The joint operatives raided a compound in Dukah village, detaining suspected narcotics traffickers and confiscating weapons. A U.S. attack helicopter provided close-air support during the mission. Coalition forces continued to improve security in Kunar province late yesterday by killing five terrorists after a patrol spotted seven enemy fighters maneuvering in the open, west of...
  • U.S., Iraqi Troops Detain 66 Suspects, Seize Weapons

    03/20/2006 3:32:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 366+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2006 – In the past week, U.S. and Iraqi forces detained more than five dozen suspected insurgents in Iraq, U.S. military officials reported. Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, captured 20 detainees and a small cache yesterday near Khalis, Iraq. The detainees and cache contents were turned over to authorities for further investigation. The original intent of the operation was to target 10 individuals believed to be associated with a local kidnapping and assassination cell. Elsewhere, soldiers from two battalions of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in conjunction with Iraqi security...
  • Afghan, Coalition Troops Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

    03/17/2006 3:23:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 287+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – Afghan and coalition troops detained several suspects and seized weapons during two March 15 operations in Afghanistan, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported. A joint patrol detained nine armed men in the village of Khwazi in Qalat district, Zabul province after they were seen running into a mosque with weapons. Afghan National Army soldiers ordered the armed men out of the mosque. When they refused to leave, the patrol received permission from the mullah to enter and search the building. The men, who are suspected of being Taliban, were detained without incident. Coalition forces remained...
  • Soldiers Detain Terrorists, Find Weapons; Terrorists Target Mosque

    03/14/2006 4:41:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 209+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq n
    WASHINGTON, March 14, 2006 – U.S. soldiers detained 16 terrorists and found two weapons caches in several operations throughout Iraq yesterday, and terrorists targeted a mosque in Baghdad in a rocket attack the same day, military officials in Iraq reported. Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's 8th Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, detained four terrorist suspects after observing the individuals digging in southwestern Baghdad. The suspects were transported to another site for further questioning. Soldiers from 506th Regimental Combat Team, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detained three armed, military-aged males in northeastern...
  • Troops in Afghanistan Respond to Attack, Detain Insurgents

    03/13/2006 3:08:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 223+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, March 13, 2006 – Coalition forces are continuing assaults against extremists in the Pech Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province following a roadside bomb attack that killed four U.S. servicemembers yesterday, military officials reported today. The coalition's response has resulted in the detention of 11 insurgents believed responsible for the attack. Operations to kill or capture other extremists, deny them sanctuary, and restore stability to the area are continuing, officials said. "The sacrifice of our fallen comrades only strengthens our resolve to bring stability to the people in this important region of Afghanistan," said Col. John Nicholson,...
  • Bomb Kills Five Iraqis; Iraqi Troops Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

    02/26/2006 1:48:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Security Transition Command news
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2006 – A vehicle bomb killed five Iraqis today, and Iraqi and U.S. soldiers have continued to arrest suspected terrorists and find weapons, military officials reported. Two Iraqi adults and three children were killed in Hillah when a minivan, which had been used as a taxi, exploded. The minivan was traveling in the southern district of Hillah when it reportedly was stopped. An unidentified man left the vehicle, entered a red sedan, and drove away. Moments later, the minivan exploded. The minivan's occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Hillah medical treatment facility, officials said....
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents, Find Weapons

    02/23/2006 3:39:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 280+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition troops detained 11 insurgents and found several weapons caches throughout Iraq yesterday, military officials reported. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, and coalition troops detained 11 terrorists and confiscated a weapons cache during several actions yesterday. Troops detained six men for suspicious activities associated with a previously discovered cache west of Rawah. Soldiers then detained an insurgent during a search of a targeted house north of Husaybah. Troops later seized one terrorist who tested positive for explosive residue at a vehicle checkpoint. Three men were apprehended after...
  • Afghan Police, Coalition Forces Respond to Attack, Detain Enemy

    02/22/2006 6:58:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 181+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2006 – An enemy force engaged Afghan National Police and coalition forces during a patrol in Ghazni province early today. Two enemy fighters were captured in the engagement. No Afghan police or coalition forces were injured. Afghan police and coalition forces were on patrol in Ghazni's Andar district when they received small-arms fire from an enemy force of an unknown size. When the police and coalition forces returned fire, the enemy broke contact and fled into nearby compounds, officials reported. During a joint, Afghan National Police-led search of one compound, two enemy fighters attacked...
  • Iraqi Army, U.S. Forces Detain 106, Discover Weapons Caches

    02/16/2006 4:43:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 416+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2006 – Iraqi and U.S. forces conducted raids on two targets in Iraq's Diyala province and a raid west of Baghdad that netted a total of 106 individuals and a weapons cache, Multinational Force Iraq officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, advised by U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers, conducted assaults on two targets Feb. 12 in Diyala. The troops detained 102 persons of interest - 25 were on the Iraqi security forces "most wanted" list. They also killed two insurgents and discovered a large weapons cache. The combined Iraqi and U.S. forces...
  • Soldiers Detain Terrorists, Find Bombs, Weapons

    01/22/2006 9:37:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 437+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 22, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2006 – U.S. soldiers detained five suspected terrorists and found several weapons caches and improvised explosive devices throughout Iraq this week, U.S. military officials reported. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers detained three suspected terrorists and discovered a weapons cache south of Baghdad today. The soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found the three suspects after an IED they were building accidentally detonated, injuring all three men. Soldiers also discovered other bomb-making materials, including 125 mm rounds, rockets, 82 mm mortar rounds, a 155 mm round, blasting caps, a pressure plate...
  • Soldiers Detain Suspected Terrorists, Secure Enemy Weapons Caches

    01/13/2006 4:57:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 311+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2006 – Coalition forces in Iraq yesterday found and destroyed weapons caches, detained terrorist suspects, and recovered the remains of a terrorist bomber who inadvertently killed himself, U.S. military officials there reported. The terrorist bomber was killed near Tal Afar when a roadside bomb he was emplacing detonated prematurely. Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment discovered the bomber's body and part of a shovel near a blast crater. This is the second such incident over the past three days, officials said. Two terrorists were killed Jan. 9 while emplacing a roadside bomb near Samarra. An improvised...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Detain Terror Suspects, Secure Weapons Caches

    01/12/2006 3:50:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 332+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2006 – Iraqi and U.S. soldiers detained terror suspects and seized weapons caches in operations throughout Iraq yesterday and today, military officials reported today. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 6th Iraqi Army Division, detained a suspected terrorist and discovered a weapons cache during an early morning raid north of Baghdad today. U.S. troops from Task Force Ironhorse, a military training team with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, supported the Iraqi soldiers. The soldiers took fire from the insurgents, but quickly suppressed the firefight and captured a suspected terrorist. The Iraqi soldiers also discovered a wide...
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Kill Terrorists, Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

    01/10/2006 4:39:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 305+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi forces killed and detained suspected terrorists and uncovered various weapons caches yesterday and today, military officials in Baghdad reported. Iraqi soldiers from 8th Iraqi Army Division, supported by Multinational Division Central South soldiers, killed two terrorists and detained four others in a small village in southern Diwaniyah province today. One coalition soldier was wounded. He was taken to a coalition forces medical facility and was reported to be in stable condition. The detainees are suspected of murder, kidnapping and selling drugs, officials said. Task Force Band of Brothers soldiers uncovered weapons caches...
  • U.S., Coalition Forces Detain 15; Disrupt Bomb Emplacement

    01/03/2006 4:20:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 348+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2006 – U.S. and coalition forces detained 15 suspected terrorists and interrupted the emplacement of an improvised explosive device Jan. 2 in Iraq. An Iraqi citizen's tip also led to the recovery of a vehicle-borne IED on New Year's Day. Task Force Baghdad soldiers detained six known terrorists and nine others during a cordon-and-search operation in southern Baghdad. The search also yielded materials commonly used to make IEDs, including PVC pipes, rubber used in pressure-plate IEDs, wires and ball bearings. An unmanned aerial vehicle from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, observed three would-be attackers near...
  • Iraqi Troops Detain Six Suspects, Capture Weapons

    12/29/2005 3:45:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 250+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2005 – Iraqi soldiers captured six suspected terrorists and seized weapons in raids over the last two days, Multinational Security Transition Command officials reported. Troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, apprehended four men in Ramadi today after the men ran from the scene of a roadside bomb attack on a U.S. tank. A search of the area yielded wire consistent with wire used in the attack. Troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army, found dynamite and a pair of night-vision goggles in a raid, and took a man into custody North...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches, Detain Terror Suspects

    12/23/2005 11:54:16 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 356+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2005 – Iraqi army troops discovered several weapons caches and took suspected terrorists into custody Dec. 22 as they continue to take on more responsibility for their nation's security, military officials reported today. Troops from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Intervention Force, discovered a cache of 12 anti-tank mines, two 82 mm mortar rounds and one 120 mm mortar round, and another containing two 130 mm artillery rounds, an 82 mm mortar round, three rocket-propelled grenade boosters, two anti-tank mines and two 120 mm mortar rounds, officials said. An explosives team destroyed both caches in...
  • HK police tear gas WTO protesters, detain 900

    12/17/2005 12:34:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/05 | John Ruwitch and Tan Ee Lyn
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fought running street battles and fired volleys of tear gas on Saturday to repel hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a building where world trade ministers were meeting. Seventy-four people were injured in the fighting, including 12 police officers, the government said. Most of the injuries were minor and most of the injured were South Korean farmers and workers who say free trade is ruining them. "The protesters got very close to the building, they were standing just across the street," a Reuters reporter said. "They made several advances on...
  • Troops Find Car Bombs, Detain Suspects

    11/29/2005 4:59:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 445+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2005 – Soldiers from the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, discovered three car bombs and detained nine possible terrorists west of Rawah today after their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber, military officials reported. Two cars approached the mounted patrol at about 1 p.m. local time. One vehicle sped off while the other stopped and waited for the soldiers to investigate. The driver of the stationary vehicle blew up himself and his car. There were no casualties or damages reported as a result of the attack. Soldiers then pursued the second car until they found it...
  • Afghan Forces Thwart IED Attack, Detain Two Suspects

    11/09/2005 4:56:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 286+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2005 – Afghan National Police forces, acting on a tip that individuals were planning attacks against Afghan and U.S. forces in the Jalalabad, Afghanistan, area, found an improvised explosive device along a well-traveled road Nov. 7, military officials reported today. After notification from Afghan officials, U.S. forces disarmed the device. Afghan National Police forces also detained two men with a large amount of money, small arms and documents outlining enemy activity near Ghazni on Nov. 8. Both individuals remain in Afghan custody. "These incidents are indicative of the success Afghan and U.S. forces have against the enemies...
  • Zimbabwe police detain union leaders

    11/08/2005 5:59:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 183+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | Michael Hartnack - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police on Tuesday detained the entire leadership of Zimbabwe's trade union umbrella organization to muzzle protests against worsening economic conditions, union officials said. News of the arrests of all the top leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trades Unions, representing 30 worker organizations with 1 million members, came in a statement expressing "utter shock and dismay" by the trade union congress in neighboring South Africa. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trades Unions had scheduled a midday march to "remind government and employers that workers are hungry, angry and tired." The South African statement said that those arrested included...
  • Paratroopers detain Taliban leaders, destroy enemy safe houses

    10/13/2005 4:17:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 816+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Spc. Mike Pryor
    MIANASHIN, Afghanistan (Army News Service, Oct. 12, 2005)--Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, along with Afghan National Army troops, were conducting an operation in the Mianashin region north of Kandahar in early October when an airdrop of supplies fell short of its mark. Water bottles and boxes of food were strewn for hundreds of yards across the mountain and paratroopers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment spent the afternoon carrying boxes down from the ridgeline, but there were still several large loads that needed to be transported. With daylight rapidly disappearing, A Company seemed to have run...