Iraqi Unit Sheds Old Taboos Through Civic Action in Kirkuk
By Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, USA
Special to American Forces Press Service
KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2008 – In Iraq’s former army, soldiers were not allowed to interface with civilians. Today, “it is our duty and responsibility to take care of our people and engage local, provincial [...]
Lt. Col. Dennis Yates, battalion commander, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) and Col. Ahmed Ehbrahim Bedor, battalion commander, 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division (center) pose for pictures with three Baghdad residents who received free wheelchairs from the Iraqi Army in Schmook Village, [...]
Muqdadiyah, Mosul, Samarra, Iskandariyah and other hot-spots throughout Iraq are being calmed by the persistence of coalition forces and the civilian population’s desire for peace. The brief stories in the article from the American Forces Press Service outline what has become pretty standard news coming out of Iraq. Mostly goods news for families back in [...]
Include other like-minded extremists in the above title. The Surge is working on so many fronts, and yes…much more needs to be accomplished, and yes, violence can increase - but folks - the progress is for real!
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Iraqi Security Forces Grow Better, Stronger
By Fred W. Baker III
American Forces [...]
This story, about Iraqi soldiers and concerned Iraqi civilians working together against terrorists is one that is becoming more and more prevalent throughout Iraq. Iraqi soldiers’ training is working and along with the civilian population anger, not fear rule the day against al Qaeda.
Leftist politicians in the USA insist that there is no military [...]
U.S. and Iraqi Army Soldiers search for hidden weapons around a bridge leading into a vineyard in Baqubah, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2007. The U.S. Army Soldiers are from Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. DoD photo by Spc. Shawn M. Cassatt, U.S. Army. (Released)
There are more and more good stories coming from Iraq in recent weeks…stories that have to give us all hope that as the Surge continues to work - we can see additional US troops return home. Iraqi Army units are learning their jobs with Coalition assistance and one of the more important factors in this [...]
Iraqi Army forces step up to the plate
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