Archive: April, 2008

April 30, 2008

Maliki unifies Iraqi government in stand against insurgents

MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2008 – As Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stands up to insurgents threatening Iraq, it’s serving to unify his once-splintered government, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters here Tuesday.

April 30, 2008

EPRT facilitates Mada’in ag expo

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (May 1, 2008) – More than 1500 Iraqi farmers attended the Mada’in Agricultural Technology Exposition in al-Wahida.

April 30, 2008

Refurbished school opens in Salman Pak

FOB HAMMER (April 29, 2008) — The only secondary school for girls in the Salman Pak area opened its doors April 24.

April 29, 2008

Sons of Iraq help secure Fuhail village

PATROL BASE YATES (April 29, 2008) — As part of their commitment to keeping insurgents away, members of the Sons of Iraq built a checkpoint on a narrow stretch of road through Fuhail Mujeer Village, 25 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, April 25.

April 29, 2008

Poultry means prosperity in Hawr Rajab

FOB KALSU (April 30, 2008) — Two Iraqi poultry farmers received 3,000 chicks each in a bid to jump-start their industry.

April 29, 2008

Troops treat Afghans near Tag Ab

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 29, 2008) – Several hundred citizens from a village near Tag Ab Valley received medical care April 19.

April 28, 2008

Iraqi Security Forces clear Hyyaniyah

BASRA (April 29, 2008) — As part of ongoing operations to secure the Hyyaniyah district in Basra, Iraq, Iraqi Security Forces searched the area of criminals and weapons caches last week.

April 28, 2008

Marines open up 'Road to Peace'

KARMA, Iraq (April 28, 2008) – Marines and local Iraqi security forces and community officials celebrated the opening of al-Tareq Ela al-Salaam, which translates to “The Road to Peace,” here, April 14.

April 28, 2008

Admiral: ISF fight well in Basra, Baghdad battles

BAGHDAD (April 28, 2008) – Iraqi security forces fought and performed well during recent battles against insurgents in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Basra, a senior U.S. military officer posted in Iraq said Monday.

April 27, 2008

Wasit reconstruction team empowers Iraqi farmers

BAGHDAD (April 23, 2008) – U.S.-led development programs for Iraq’s Wasit province provide farmers with tools and knowledge.