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  • Troops Repel Two Ambushes in Afghanistan

    11/04/2007 1:29:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 119+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2007 – Coalition and Afghan troops repelled two Taliban-led ambushes in Afghanistan recently, killing an unknown number of enemy fighters, military officials said. Afghan national security forces and coalition forces thwarted an insurgent ambush yesterday during a combat patrol in the Musa Qaleh Wadi region of Helmand province. Taliban fighters fired on the patrol with small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars from a trench line, military officials said. The combined force repelled the initial attack with small arms and crew served weapons. As the insurgents reinforced positions with additional fighters, the ground force commander requested coalition close...
  • Afghan Troops Repel Third Ambush in Three Days

    08/19/2007 11:47:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 436+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2007 – Afghan National Auxiliary Police, advised by coalition forces, countered an attack Aug. 17 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing nearly a dozen insurgents. Forces were patrolling near Fire Base Robinson when about 20 insurgents attacked from buildings and trenches with small-arms fire, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. It was the third such ambush in three days. No U.S. or Afghan forces were injured in any of the attacks, officials said. (From a Combined Joint Task Force 82 news release.)
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Repel Two Ambush Attacks

    08/16/2007 5:29:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 308+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2007 – Afghan National Army and police forces supported by coalition forces defeated two separate Taliban ambushes yesterday and today in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, military officials reported. The first ambush began yesterday afternoon northwest of the Sangin District Center. A combined force led by an element of Afghan National Auxiliary Police advised by coalition forces was on a combat patrol near the village of Regay when insurgents attacked from multiple compounds and trenches using small-arms fire, mortars and rocket-propelled-grenade launchers. The Afghan police-led force repelled the attempted ambush with small-arms fire and artillery. When the insurgents reinforced...
  • Iraqi Security Forces repel attacks in Mosul

    05/20/2007 10:00:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 452+ views
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces repelled a large-scale terrorist attack in Mosul Wednesday. Iraqi Security Forces countered several terrorists who targeted bridges, transition jails, police stations and a combat outpost with vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, sporadic small-arms fire and indirect mortar attacks throughout the evening. “This was a total team effort on the part of the Iraqi Security Forces and emergency responders,” said U.S. Army Col. Stephen Twitty, commander of 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. “This Iraqi team showed the people of Mosul that they are resolute in their efforts to defeat this very cowardly, desperate enemy while protecting innocent...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Search for Weapons, Repel Attack

    11/09/2006 4:45:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2006 -- Iraqi and coalition soldiers searched the Al Gafour Mosque in Hit, Iraq, yesterday after receiving small-arms fire and rocket-propelled-grenade attacks from insurgents within the mosque compound. The combined forces established a cordon around the mosque before entering. During the cordon, they received additional small-arms fire from nearby insurgents. The forces returned fire, and then Iraqi soldiers entered and led the search of the mosque and two nearby buildings. During the search of the buildings adjacent to the mosque, the forces found one RPG warhead, one foot of detonation cord, one propane tank packed with...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Bomb Maker, Repel Attack

    08/28/2006 5:55:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 459+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – Iraqi security forces captured a suspected bomb maker and cell leader yesterday near Mussayib, Iraq, U.S. military officials said. The suspect is believed to have participated in multiple bomb attacks on coalition and Iraqi security forces, including one that killed four U.S. servicemembers May 5. This person is also believed to be a supplier of bombs to illegal armed groups inciting sectarian violence and government instability through kidnapping, murder and armed attacks, officials said. The raid was conducted by Iraqi police and occurred without incident. No civilian, Iraqi or coalition forces casualties were reported. One...
  • Woman's Scent Can Lure Or Repel

    01/15/2006 4:51:09 PM PST · by blam · 126 replies · 2,999+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-15-2006
    Woman's scent can lure or repel Men said the women's odour was most intense during menstruation A woman's body odour can help her attract men when she is at her most fertile and repel them when she is not, scientists have said. According to a report in the journal Ethology, when a woman is at the most fertile part of the menstrual cycle her armpit odour is at its mildest. But when she is having a period, and not ready for pregnancy, the smell changes to an acute, repellent odour. The researchers studied 12 women who wore armpit pads for...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • US Troops Starting To Repel Shadowy Forces (Iraq)

    02/27/2004 6:09:33 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 118+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-28-2004 | Patrick Bishop
    US troops starting to repel shadowy forces By Patrick Bishop in Falluja (Filed: 28/02/2004) In their frustrating war with Iraqi enemies of the occupation, coalition troops are enjoying a run of success, killing a notorious bomb-maker and capturing a group suspected of two bloody suicide bombings. At the same time, the shadowy forces battling the occupiers appear to have admitted they are now under severe pressure from the Americans and local security forces. The latest coalition success is the death of Abu Mohammed Hamza, a bomb-making expert and lieutenant of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whom America has identified as its No...
  • VANITY: NationStates - Reclaime Alliance of Freepers (this is a game some Freepers participate in)

    06/11/2003 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Frapster · 16 replies · 243+ views
    Nation States ^ | Frapster
    Recently the Alliance of Freepers was overtaken by a hostile force. We need people who are interested in participating in reclaiming this region and who are already members of the UN to assist us in taking it back so we can expel the invaders. Please send me a private message and a link to your country (to confirm your 'alliance') if you are willing to help. Thanks!