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  • U.S., Iraqi Troop Clashes With Mahdi Army Militia in Iraq

    06/03/2007 7:28:20 AM PDT · by ASC2006 · 5 replies · 630+ views
    AP ^ | June 3 2007 | HAMID AHMED
    As U.S. jets roared overhead, Mahdi Army militiamen on Sunday battled with Iraqi troops and local police searching for two militia leaders in the southern city of Diwaniyah. At least three people were killed and 24 wounded, official Iraqi sources reported. The southern clashes came just hours after American helicopter gunships attacked targets in Mahdi Army-dominated Shiite east Baghdad, killing four suspected militants, the U.S. military reported, as the radical Shiite militia faced growing pressure to bow to central government authority. London's Sunday Times, quoting an unidentified senior Iraqi government official, said al-Sadr's representatives were demanding an end to assassination...
  • Thirty-two police stations in Diwaniyah Province are finished

    02/27/2006 3:24:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 147+ views
    Base Camp Adder (Ali Base) Iraq – The Police Chief of Diwaniyah Province, Iraq Reconstruction Management Office Representative Hakim Kawy and Col. Larry McCallister, commander of Gulf Region South District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and cut the ribbon to officially open the 32nd police facility within Diwaniyah Province. Hay Ramadan Police Station is a newly constructed station in a congested, busy residential and market area of city of Diwaniyah. Approximately one-hundred police officers and guests attended the ceremony. The Police Chief talked about the symbolism of this building for all people in this area because like this construction, Iraq...
  • Another letter from Iraq

    05/04/2004 4:56:27 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 21 replies · 105+ views
    Winds of Change ^ | May 04, 2004 | Robin Burk
    Another letter from Iraq. Quick thinking and outstanding leadership on the part of a young Lieutenant when the convoy that was transporting his tank company's equipment ran into a large, well-planned ambush. The cadets I'm teaching at West Point this year will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in less than a month. A few months from now, this could be one of the 22 yr old men and women I'm privileged to work with and mentor. I'm proud of them all and grateful for their service. Terminology: HET = Heavy Equipment Transport (huge flatbed trucks used to transport tanks when not...
  • Education official gunned down in southern Iraq

    11/18/2003 12:57:40 PM PST · by ds03 · 1 replies · 94+ views
    ProLog ^ | 11/18/03 | AFP
    NAJAF, Iraq, Nov 18 (AFP) - The local representative of the Iraqi education ministry in the southern Iraqi province of Diwaniyah was shot dead by gunmen, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The man was named as Hamud Kazem al-Muhmadawi, in his late 50s. "He was hit by three bullets in front of his house Monday night," said Ziad al-Khalidi, a local tribal chief. He said al-Muhmadawi was buried Tuesday in Diwaniyah. str-sc/sjw Iraq-unrest-Shiite
  • Street fighting on road to Baghdad; warplanes bomb southeast to open way for possible second front

    04/01/2003 5:51:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 185+ views
    Associated Press | April 1, 2003 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER and ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    IN SOUTH-CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) - American soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with Iraqi forces loyal to Saddam Hussein while coalition aircraft bombed southeastern Iraq to open the way for a possible new front in the crucial battle for Baghdad. South of the capital, the U.S.-led coalition pounded Iraq's Republican Guard with bombs and missiles in an effort to soften up Saddam's most loyal forces assigned to defend Baghdad. On the ground, U.S. and British soldiers fought fierce battles small groups of Saddam loyalists. Around Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Baghdad, U.S. Army troops...