Archive: May, 2008

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.

May 12, 2008

Iraqi judges get computers, legal software

FOB KALSU (May 12, 2008) — Several judges and court administrators received new laptops and a judicial software program.

May 12, 2008

Shukrega greenhouse project begins

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (May 13, 2008) – Officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Shukrega greenhouse May 10.

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.