May 15, 2008

New bridge links Busayefi to Hawr Rajab

Citizens of Hawr Rajab and Busayefi gather May 13 on the bridge linking their communities. The bridge, constructed by an Iraqi company and funded by the government of Iraq, spans the Mercedes Canal. (Courtesy photo)FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 16, 2008) – Brightly painted flowers, hearts and polka-dots color the new bridge with cheery symbols. Most

May 15, 2008

Afghan student firefighters hone skills

Eleven Afghan National Army Air Corps student firefighters, were put to the test during an unexpected training exercise.

May 15, 2008

General: Iran aiding terrorists in Iraq

BAGHDAD (May 15, 2008) — Terrorists operating in Iraq apparently are receiving training, arms and funding from Iranian sources.

May 14, 2008

Dempsey visits Lebanese officials

Lieutenant Gen. Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Michel Sleiman, commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, during a visit to Lebanon on May 14. (U.S. State Department photo)LEBANON (May 14, 2008) — Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander, U.S. Central Command, visited officials in Lebanon

May 14, 2008

Iraqis take lead in Sadr City aid effort

Iraqi soldiers control a crowd of 300 people gathered in a southwestern neighborhood of the Sadr City district of Baghdad on May 6. The crowd gathered to receive food or building materials distributed by Iraqi soldiers from the 3rd battalion, 42nd brigade, 11th division, in a relief effort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen Young)CAMP

May 14, 2008

Basra security situation improves

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 15, 2008) — The security environment in Basra has improved dramatically since April 1.

May 13, 2008

Iraqis talk development in Khidr

Khidr residents attend an International Relief and Development meeting, May 8, at the Janine school in Khidr. (Army photo by 1st Lt. Marshall Tucker)FOB ISKAN, Iraq (May 13, 2008) – Iraqi citizens came together to discuss economic development during an International Relief and Development meeting held, May 8, at the Janine school in Khidr, about

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 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

Iraqi Police performance improving

FOB DELTA (May 12, 2008) — Iraqi Police have made significant gains in recent months to improve security for citizens of Iraq.