Archive: May, 2008

May 6, 2008

Chalabi tribe returning to village

FOB KALSU (May 4, 2008) — About 120 men of the Chalabi tribe returned to their homes a year after being driven out by extremists.

May 6, 2008

Coalition troops bring aid to Byda Village

FOB DELTA, Iraq (May 4, 2008) – Coalition troops conducted a medical assistance mission in Byda Village May 2.

May 6, 2008

Iraq to form committee to document Iranian interference

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2008) – The Iraqi government will form a committee to document Iranian interference inside Iraq, an Iraqi government spokesman said in Baghdad yesterday.

May 6, 2008

Yusifiyah police staiton opens

CAMP STRIKER (May 6, 2008) — The Yusifiyah Iraqi Police Station opened its doors to serve the community last week.

May 6, 2008

Government officials meet with Qarghuli sheikhs

Colonel Dominic Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), greets Qarghuli sheikhs prior to a meeting between the tribal leaders and government officials May 3 at Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah’s home. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)CAMP STRIKER (May 5, 2008) — Local government officials visited tribal leaders of Qarghuli

May 6, 2008

Karada Vocational Training Center provides new start

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (May 7, 2008) – Iraqi citizens near Jisr Diyala have new opportunities in providing for their families.

May 6, 2008

Iraqi, Coalition troops detain 29 in raid

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 6, 2008) — Iraqi army soldiers raided several houses in the city of Jabella, Iraq, May 2.

May 5, 2008

Gates: Afghanistan command restructuring worthy of consideration

TEXARKANA, Texas (May 2, 2008) – The concept of increasing U.S. command and control in Afghanistan “is clearly something that needs to be looked at,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday.

May 5, 2008

Yusifiyah Farmer's Market reopens

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (May 4, 2008) – The Yusifiyah Wholesale Farmers’ Market had a grand reopening on April 29 after closing four years ago.

May 1, 2008

Security in Abu Shemsi offers new opportunities

FOB ISKAN, Iraq (May 2, 2008) – Residents in Abu Shemsi in the North Babil province of Iraq continue to see improvements in security and economic development.