May 12, 2008

Agreement may quell Sadr City violence

BAGHDAD (May 12, 2008) – U.S. military officials in Iraq expressed optimism Monday that a truce being worked out between the Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia will help reduce violence in Baghdad’s Sadr City section.“We welcome an end to violence and putting an end to criminal activity, so we are obviously in support of

May 12, 2008

Corps of Engineers helps rebuild Basra

BASRA, Iraq (May 12, 2008) – Army engineers are at work on more than 40 projects design to rebuild Basra, in southern Iraq.

May 11, 2008

Basra comes back to life

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 12, 2008) - The security environment in Basra has improved dramatically since the 1st Iraqi Army Quick Reaction Force fought their  way into the city on April 1.Criminal elements had taken over parts of the city from local Iraqi Security Forces, and imposed their own rule on a city that hadonce been a cultural and

May 11, 2008

Doctors plan fight against disease in Afghanistan

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (May 9, 2008) — Medical leaders gathered to discuss infectious diseases that plague the Afghan population.

May 11, 2008

U.S., Iraqi engineers discuss reference project

BAGHDAD (May 9, 2008) – U.S. military engineers met with Iraqi government surveyors to discuss a geospatial reference project.

May 11, 2008

Coalition troops patrol with Iraqi soldiers

FOB ISKAN, Iraq (May 11, 2008) – Coalition troops conduct patrols with the Iraqi army throughout North Babil.

May 11, 2008

Petraeus praises Iraqi police performance

BAGHDAD (May 12, 2008) — U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus said the courage of the Iraqi police and the Iraqi Security Forces while working together helped drive down the level of violence and level of civilians deaths in Iraq in the last 15 months at the Baghdad Police Summit last week.

May 8, 2008

Transition team teaches Iraqi Army soldier skills

Sgt. Angel Otero teaches Iraqi soldiers sector sketching at Camp Falcon, Iraq, on May 5. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)FOB FALCON, Iraq (May 8, 2008) – A mlitary transition team here plays a rigorous and important role in rebuilding Iraq’s capacity to keep the peace.The MiTT helps the Iraqi army to operate in an optimal manner, said

May 8, 2008

200 graduate from Iskandariyah tech school

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 8, 2008) – About 200 students graduated from the vocational-technical school in Iskandariyah May 4.

May 8, 2008

Iraqi troops seize IEDs in east Mansour

BAGHDAD (May 8, 2008) – Iraqi troops prevented potential bombings when they stopped a vehicle used to transport IEDs.