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  • 1-15 Inf. helps Iraqis during free heath clinic

    07/30/2007 5:56:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Carlos J. Lazo
    COMBAT OUTPOST CLEARY — Using a school in the city of al Wahida, Soldiers from a Fort Bragg, N.C., Civil Affairs battalion attached to the 3rd Infantry Divsion set up a one-day clinic for Iocal residents July 28. Known as a cooperative medical engagement, the operation requires Coalition and Iraqi forces to come together and provide medical treatment in prescribed areas, said Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Weston, special operations medical noncommissioned officer, Civil Affairs Team Alpha 712th, Company A, 97th Civil Affairs Battalion. Physician assistants and unit medics out of COP Cleary diagnosed and provided medicine to those in need....
  • Warren (Michigan) Mayor: Don't Send Us Iraqi Refugees

    07/22/2007 1:42:45 PM PDT · by taildragger · 42 replies · 1,632+ views
    WXYZ TV ^ | 07/19/2007 | WXYZ TV
    Warren Mayor Mark Steenbergh claims the federal government is looking to relocate more than 16,000 Iraqi refugees to Warren and Sterling Heights -- and there's no way his city can handle it.
  • Iraqi troops lead joint medical effort in Hor Al Bosh

    07/18/2007 6:54:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    BAGHDAD —Troops from 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized), led a combined operation with Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment to bring medical care to the people living in Hor Al Bosh, Iraq, July 15. During the event, more than 400 local citizens were treated at a local school for, primarily, minor ailments. Iraqi Army medics, an Iraqi Army doctor from the 4th Brigade, 9th IA Div., several medics and physician’s assistants from both 2nd Bn., 8th Cav. Regt. and Charlie Medical Company, 115th Brigade Support Battalion treated everything from minor burns to colds, ear infections, headaches...
  • Analysis: Only Iraqis can win the war

    06/30/2007 9:51:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 698+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/07 | Robert Burns - ap
    WASHINGTON - The harder President Bush has pushed to win in Iraq, the closer he has come to losing. The question no longer is whether the U.S. military can fully stabilize Iraq. It cannot. That was a possibility four years ago, immediately after Saddam Hussein's government fell. Before the insurgency took hold. Before U.S. occupation authorities lost any chance to avoid the sectarian strife of today's Iraq. Now only the Iraqis can save Iraq. They need the U.S. military's help, no doubt. But the Bush administration has made no secret of the fact that the U.S. troop buildup in Baghdad...
  • U.S. raids Baghdad slum; 26 Iraqis die (PM Maliki condemns raid into area barred from entry)

    06/30/2007 10:14:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,107+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/07 | Hamid Ahmed - ap
    BAGHDAD - American soldiers rolled into Baghdad's Shiite Sadr City slum on Saturday in search of Iranian-linked militants and as many as 26 Iraqis were killed in what a U.S. officer described as "an intense firefight." But residents, police and hospital officials said eight civilians were killed in their homes and angrily accused U.S. forces of firing blindly on the innocent. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned the raids and demanded an explanation for the assault into a district where he has barred U.S. operations in the past. Separately, two American solders were charged with the premeditated murder of three Iraqis,...
  • Soldiers Save Iraqis, Discover Insurgent Safe Houses

    06/27/2007 5:08:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 478+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2007 – Soldiers of Multinational Division - Baghdad saved two Iraqi civilians while discovering two insurgent safe houses, one of which contained two car bombs, in the West Rashid district of the Iraqi capital Monday. Upon entering a building Monday evening, soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, rescued a man who was handcuffed to a pipe in a bathroom. Two suspects were detained. The troops had received information from residents that an extremist group was using the house as a base from which to launch a campaign of intimidation in northwest Rashid. Troops from...
  • Iraqi People Taking Stand Against Al Qaeda

    06/06/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 604+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 6, 2007 – The Iraqi people are taking a stand against al Qaeda beyond Anbar province, Multinational Force Iraq’s new spokesman said today. Army Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, who spoke during a phone interview today, called the Iraqis’ stance against the terror group the “Anbar Awakening.” In the past six months, local tribal leaders and sheikhs in the Sunni province have disavowed the terror group’s tactics and have turned to the Iraqi government. Violence in the province has plummeted, and local men are flocking to police and army recruiting stations. Now Iraqis outside Anbar are experiencing their...
  • Iraqis in Diyala Turn to Coalition, Government Forces

    06/04/2007 5:30:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 370+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 4, 2007 – Local Iraqis were instrumental in helping coalition and Iraqi forces liberate 42 men from al Qaeda custody in Iraq’s Diyala province, the coalition commander in the area said. Amy Lt. Col. Morris Goins, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, said local Iraqis are getting tired of al Qaeda intimidation and threats and are cooperating more with Iraqi and coalition forces. The operation, south of Baquba on May 27, liberated 42 men, most of whom worked with the Iraqi government. Al Qaeda kidnapped the men and held them in the area. “The men were...
  • Army's Newest Modular Combat Team Makes Mark in Iraq

    06/02/2007 8:15:27 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 713+ views
    USCentCom ^ | 5-31-07
    In its first deployment to Iraq, one of the Army's newest modular light infantry brigade combat teams is making its mark under the president's troop plus-up plan, the brigade's top officer said in a May 25 briefing to Pentagon reporters. The 1st Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team from Fort Riley, Kan., is deployed as part of the troop plus-up to the east and west Rashid security districts in the Multinational Division Baghdad area. It is partnered with the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade from Fort Lewis, Wash., and three Iraqi security force brigades. Together, the troops are clearing...
  • Iraqis take lead at Al Suleikh JSS

    05/31/2007 5:48:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    BAGHDAD — Coalition forces and Iraqi security forces conducted patrols in Al Suleikh Wednesday.For more than three months, U.S. Soldiers have been living and working side-by-side with the Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army at the Joint Security Station to coordinate security efforts in Al Suleikh.“They know we’re here to support them, but at the same time, they’re getting to a point where they know security as a whole is in their hands,” said U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jesse Bowman, an Alpha Battery platoon leader from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.The difficult part will...
  • Civil Affairs Help Make a Difference for Iraqis

    05/31/2007 5:40:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback
    LSA ANACONDA, Iraq, May 31, 2007 – Rifles, pistols and tanks are a few tools of war. Active listening, patience and cooperation are a few of the tools used by Capt. Glen A. Stambone, a civil affairs officer with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC) lets the people’s voices be heard. Most of those voices are speaking Arabic. In order to provide good customer service, the civil affairs office here uses two interpreters. Stambone said one is more of a “street smart” interpreter, the other is...
  • Iraqis Taking the Security Lead

    05/30/2007 4:58:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mike Pryor
    1st Lt. Larry Rubal (kneeling), of Old Forge, Pa., a platoon leader with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, watches as Lt. Col. Ahmed Abdullah, the local police commander, asks an Iraqi woman some questions during a joint patrol May 18, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor Iraqis Taking the Security Lead U.S. soldiers maintain a quieter role at Al Suleikh Joint Security Station By Sgt. Mike Pryor Multi-National Division – Baghdad Public Affairs BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 30, 2007 — Capt. James Peay was starting to feel like a third wheel. Peay, a battery...
  • Iraqis taking the lead in Basrah

    05/20/2007 10:04:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 510+ views
    BASRAH — In an upbeat assessment General Ali Hamadi, Head of the Basrah Emergency Security Committee, has voiced his growing confidence in the Province's security situation and the capability of the Iraqi Security Forces as they assume greater security responsibility and moves towards Provincial Iraqi Control. At a press conference held jointly with Brigadier Tim Evans MBE, Commander 19 Light Brigade, at General Hamadi's headquarters, the Provincial Joint Coordination Centre, in the centre of Basra City, General Hamadi praised the significant progress made to date, but admitted more needed to be done. "I will not say to you there is...
  • Former 'LA Times' Baghdad Chief Says Iraqis Are 'Humiliated'

    05/11/2007 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 31 replies · 1,539+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 11 May 2007 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Former Los Angeles Times Baghdad Bureau Chief Borzou Daragahi says he doubts the "surge" in Iraq will work, and describes Iraq citizens as "hostile" and "humiliated" after four years of war. Asked by Brian Lamb, in a forthcoming C-SPAN interview, about his personal views on the war, he replied: "I think at this point, it just – it seems like it’s become a disaster. I mean, I don’t think anyone could dispute that. It’s just going very, very, very, very badly." He said he had mixed feelings about the invasion but "As time wore on, though, as the...
  • Medical outreach operation helps Iraqis

    04/30/2007 6:07:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Angela Mckinzie
    Members of the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), conducted a medical operation in Khatad Village, Iraq. April 20. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. KHATAD VILLAGE — U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers teamed up April 20 to provide Iraqi citizens with basic medical care during a medical operation in Khatad Village, Iraq.“The MEDOP allows us to see a perspective very foreign from the battlefield,” said U.S. Army Maj. Dimitri Cassimatis, a surgeon with the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division...
  • Iraqis, 25th ID respond to MASCAL

    04/29/2007 7:39:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Michael Tuttle
    KIRKUK — The sound of emergency sirens streaked through the K-1 Iraqi Army Base as fire trucks and ambulances escorted by military vehicles rushed outside the base to respond to a simulated catastrophic event with massive casualties. The recent MASCAL training exercise was a joint effort between the Iraqi army and medical personnel and 25th Infantry Division Soldiers from nearby Forward Operating Base Warrior. In addition to providing urgent medical care to actors playing casualties on the ground, the responders had to deal with the real-world risks of operating outside the security of the base. With Iraqi and U.S. military...
  • Forces Detain Terrorists; Car Bombs Kill Iraqis

    04/24/2007 5:04:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2007 – Coalition forces detained 10 suspected terrorists in Iraq today, and three Iraqi civilians and six policemen were killed and 49 people were injured in car bomb attacks yesterday and today, military officials reported. Coalition forces detained 10 suspected terrorists and uncovered a cache of weapons in several operations in central Iraq today. Three coordinated coalition forces raids apprehended 10 individuals suspected of operating with al Qaeda in Iraq and facilitating foreign fighters southeast of Fallujah. In Baghdad, coalition forces discovered a weapons cache containing rockets, mortars, terrorist propaganda and improvised explosive device-making materials. Explosive...
  • Success Ultimately Up to Iraqis, New U.S. Ambassador Says

    04/23/2007 4:46:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 319+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2007 – Success in Iraq is possible, but achieving that success will ultimately be the task of Iraq’s new government and its people, the top U.S. diplomat in Iraq told reporters in Baghdad today. “The road ahead is going to be a tough one. I don’t begin my tour here with any illusions,” Ryan C. Crocker said during his first news conference as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq. However, “success is possible (in Iraq),” he emphasized. “Otherwise I wouldn’t be standing here.” The purpose of the U.S.-Iraqi surge of troops into Baghdad and Anbar province...
  • Gates Urges Iraqis to Pass Laws, Expedite Reconciliation

    04/20/2007 6:20:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 334+ views
    BAGHDAD, April 20, 2007 – The United States is committed to the success of the fledgling Iraqi government, but not to the indefinite use of American troops to secure Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. “The United States sees Iraq as an important regional ally and a vital partner in the global war on terrorism,” Gates said in a news conference at the Iraq Ministry of Defense, in Baghdad’s heavily fortified International Zone. “Our commitment to Iraq is long-term, but it is not a commitment to have our young men and women patrolling Iraq’s streets open-endedly.”...
  • Soldiers Reach Out to Iraqis with Help From Home

    04/18/2007 8:12:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma
    BAGHDAD, April 18, 2007 — Although the Emerald City gates and a yellow brick road are nowhere to be found, these “Sunflower State” soldiers are definitely not in Kansas anymore. With family and friends back home wanting to help the cause and the Iraqi people needing so much help, one Topeka, Kan., Army National Guard unit stepped up to the plate and killed two birds with one stone with Operation Ruby Slippers. “Operation Ruby Slippers is a result of being outside in the battle space and recognizing the humanitarian aid piece with the Iraqi people that isn’t being provided right...