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Iraqi Freedom Day Web Special, April 9, 2006
Operation Cowpens Concludes in Iraq
JABOURI PENINSULA, Iraq, April 16, 2006 – Operation Cowpens concluded maneuvers here April 14 after nearly a month of discovering caches and hampering insurgent efforts in the area. Story
Iraqi Forces Gain in Logistics Capability
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2006 – As the Iraqi security forces grow in number and capability, so too does the logistical support system that will sustain them, the commander of 3rd U.S. Army Corps Support Command told Pentagon reporters today from Balad, Iraq. Story
Planner Sees 'Phenomenal' Progress
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2006 — Three years after Saddam Hussein's statue, along with his regime, was toppled in Baghdad, an Army planner who served there at the time said he's optimistic about Iraq's progress in forming its government, repairing its infrastructure and establishing its security forces. Story
Iraqi City Leaders Gather for Peace
ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, April 13, 2006 — In a room crowded with more than 150 religious, political and military leaders, speakers took turns voicing their hopes and their concerns for Iraq in this city 25 miles south of Baghdad April 8. Story
Pace: Fighting the Tough Fight in Iraq
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 — Americans should take pride in what U.S. forces have accomplished in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a radio interview today. Story
No-Fly Zone Prepared Pilots for Iraq
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 — Many U.S. pilots who patrolled the skies of Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War would later put that experience to use during Operation Iraqi Freedom, an F-16 pilot who flew combat missions over Iraq early in the war said here yesterday. Story
Post-Saddam Iraq on 'Cusp of Greatness'
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2006 — Three years after his brigade seized control of Baghdad's international airport from Iraqi forces' control, Army Col. William Grimsley said he believes that country is taking the critical first steps toward reclaiming its past greatness. Story
Bush: Iraq Builds Democracy from Rubble
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2006 – Iraqis are beginning to build a "democracy from the rubble" of Saddam Hussein's regime, but enemies still hope to stop the process, President Bush said here today.
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Iraqi Police, Army Gain Trust of Iraqi People
KIRKUK, Iraq, April 17, 2006 – When an Iraqi factory worker found a bag containing what he believed to be IED making materials, he knew who to call - the Iraqi Police station in Taza. Such a call demonstrates a positive step forward for the Iraqi people’s confidence in their police. Story
Iraqi Army Takes Control of More Battlespace
BALAD, Iraq, April 16, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers assumed control of part of Iraq's Salah al Din Province from the U.S. Army's 1-8 Combined Arms Battalion in a transfer of authority ceremony yesterday at an Iraqi Army outpost near here. Story
Iraqi Forces Take Lead in Operation Cobra Strike
FORWARD OPERATING BASE ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, April 14, 2006 – Iraqi army soldiers are gradually taking the lead in all operations in Haswah and Iskandariyah, stabilizing the northern Babil province, military officials in Iraq reported. Story
Soldier Patrols 'Mean Streets' of Childhood
WESTERN AL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq, April 13, 2006 — The townspeople of Sad’ah, a town near the Iraq-Syria border wave and greet a heavily-armed Iraqi soldier as he patrols the streets, hunting for would-be insurgents. Story
Iraqi Soldiers Gather Intel on Insurgent Activity
Iraqi Police Bolster Strength, Presence in Ramadi
Iraqis Take Lead in Ops With New Vehicles
Forts Part of Iraqi Path to Self-Governance
Iraqi Security Forces Lead in Operation Bastogne
Iraqi Criminal Court Convicts 22 Detainees
Photos: Assumption of Command Ceremony
Ceremony Transfers Base Control to Iraqi Army
Iraqi 1st Brigade, 1st Division Arrives in Ramadi
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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Krcelic and Spc. Seth Vise from 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, check a man's identification and take down vital personal information while on patrol in Laq Laq, Iraq on April 11, 2006. The purpose of the mission was to gather intellegence on locals residing in the area. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles W. Gill
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U.S. Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, cross the Saddam Canal on the way to Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevin C. Quihuis Jr.
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City Leaders Voice Hope, Determination, Unity
ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, April 17, 2006 – In a room crowded with more than 150 religious, political and military leaders, speakers took turns April 8 voicing their hopes and their concerns for Iraq. Story
Team of U.S. Marines Mentor Iraqi Soldiers
HADITHA, Iraq, April 15, 2006 – In this Euphrates River valley city, the task of guiding Iraqi Army progress falls on the shoulders of a handful of Marines here who live, eat, train and fight with the Iraqi soldiers. Story
Troops Help Iraqi Farmers Team Up With Co-op
RASHIDIYAH, Iraq, April 14, 2006 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers worked with residents and farmers here to create a farming co-op that held its grand opening April 6. Story
Khalilzad: Youth Center Symbolizes Values
BAGHDAD, April 13, 2006 — Iraq and U.S. officials, including U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Iraq Olympic Committee President Ahmed Al-Samarrai and Iraq Minister of Youth and Sports Talib Aziz Zaini, recently toured the newly renovated Al Huriya Youth Center here. Story
Crime Lab Gets New Forensic Equipment
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, April 13, 2006 — The 988th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, delivered new forensic equipment to the Iraqi Criminal Investigative Service crime lab March 25. Story
Iraqi, U.S. Troops Team up to Protect Pipelines
KIRKUK, Iraq, April 11, 2006 — The Iraqi Strategic Infrastructure Battalion soldier stands on top of a liquid gold mine. That is, he stands atop six percent of the world’s known oil reserve, deep beneath the sands of northern Iraq, in and around Kirkuk. Story
Three Electrical Substations Completed in Najaf
Bayji Council Coordinates Security Efforts
Basrah Residents Get Clean Water, Supply System
Iraqi Regime Disintegration Continues
Seeing Saddam Statues Fall 'Like Seeing Berlin Wall Come Down'
Coalition Continues Fight in Baghdad
'Your Nation Will be Free,' Bush Tells Iraqis
Parts of Baghdad Still Dangerous for Coalition Troops
Regime's Collapse Evident, But Hard Fighting Ahead
Iraqi Regime in 'Disarray'
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