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May 18, 2008

Iraqi soldiers, police find weapons

FOB LOYALTY, Iraq – Iraqi soldiers and police partnered to conduct a multi-day joint operation in the eastern Baghdad.

May 18, 2008

Democracy taking hold in Arab Jabour

FOB KALSU, Iraq, May 19, 2008) — After years of war citizens of Arab Jabour are learning to trust the path of democracy.

May 18, 2008

President meets Iraqi leaders in Egypt

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2008) – President Bush discussed progress with Iraqi Vice President Abd al-Mahdi Sunday in Egypt.

May 15, 2008

Iraqis refurbish school in al-Buaytha

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 16, 2008) – The al-Nassir elementary school in al-Buaytha, Iraq, is getting a facelift.

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.