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  War in Iraq - better coalition performance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Combat readiness of this division is of strategic importance to the entire coalition force primarily due to the fact that the division operates 290 helicopters of various types, including the 72 Apache attack helicopters.
Up to this moment the coalition troops were unable to punch through the Iraqi defenses near An-Nasiriya and to force the Iraqis toward Al-Ammara, which would have allowed the coalition to clear the way to Baghdad along the strategically important Mesopotamian river valley with Tigris and Euphrates covering the flanks of the advancing forces.
The coalition command is gradually taking the initiative away from the Iraqis, which is in part due to the reliance of the Iraqi command on inflexible defensive tactics.
www.aeronautics.ru /news/news002/news079.htm   (1565 words)

 Coalition, Afghan Forces Kill 30 Militants, Coalition, Afghan Forces Kill 30 Militants in Southern Afghanistan - CBS ...
Coalition aircraft destroyed a helicopter damaged in an emergency landing during the operation.
A coalition statement said troops were tipped off on the location of the militant hide-out after interviewing detained fighters.
Coalition forces also discovered a large weapons cache in the Helmand hideout and destroyed it.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/11/ap/world/mainD8IPKBQO0.shtml   (400 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Coalition Forces Begin ‘Operation Lightning Resolve’
The forces are setting the conditions for a stable and safe environment for successful presidential elections in October, followed by parliamentary elections in the spring.
Coalition forces will conduct joint security patrols with the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan security elements in key population centers and remote provincial areas.
Coalition forces remain committed to ensuring successful elections, and they are prepared for combat operations to defeat enemies of progress and the future.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jul2004/a071404f.html   (388 words)

 Coalition Forces Kill Extremists in Afghanistan
Coalition forces killed three extremists today following a failed ambush on a civilian convoy in the Zhari district of Kandahar province.
Elsewhere, a coalition patrol killed seven extremists July 25 after the enemy fighters attacked coalition forces in the Garmser district of Helmand province.
The coalition unit received small-arms, rocket-propelled grenade, machine gun and sniper fire from a group of extremists.
www.military.com /features/0,15240,107251,00.html?ESRC=dodnews.RSS   (299 words)

 Coalition Members
President Bush is assembling a Coalition that has already begun military operations to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction, and enforce 17 UNSC resolutions.
This number is still growing, and it is no accident that many member nations of the Coalition recently escaped from the boot of a tyrant or have felt the scourge of terrorism.
All Coalition member nations understand the threat Saddam Hussein's weapons pose to the world and the devastation his regime has wreaked on the Iraqi people.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2003/03/20030325-9.html   (187 words)

 Campaign Against Terrorism A Coalition Update: Military Commitments
Coalition forces make important contributions to the War on Terrorism across the spectrum of operations.
It covers the provision of ABC defence forces, a unit to evacuate the wounded, special forces of the Bundeswehr, air transport facilities as well as naval forces- for instance to keep shipping lanes open and to protect vessels with hazardous cargoes.
Turkey was the first coalition country to provide critical KC-135 aerial refuelling support for U.S. aircraft during their transits to the CENTCOM AOR.
www.whitehouse.gov /march11/coalition/military.html   (3403 words)

 Coalition, Afghan Forces Kill 26 Militants, Forces Kill 26 Suspected Militants in Afghanistan As 11,000 Troops Prepare ...
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 26 suspected Taliban militants in eastern mountains near the Pakistani border, said Paktika provincial Gov. Akram Khelwak.
The force of more than 11,000 troops is the largest deployed in Afghanistan for one operation since the 2001 invasion.
The NATO force will have 6,000 troops stationed permanently in the south, double what the coalition has had in recent years.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/06/14/ap/world/mainD8I80E680.shtml   (1113 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Coalition Forces Kill 12 Terrorists in Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coalition forces killed 12 terrorists during a raid on a safe house in Yusifiyah, Iraq, yesterday, U.S. officials said.
Coalition forces are currently determining the identity of those killed, officials said.
Elsewhere, Task Force Band of Brothers soldiers shot and killed a terrorist preparing a mortar attack in Samarra yesterday.
defenselink.mil /news/Apr2006/20060426_4935.html   (422 words)

 Coalition Forces Imprison Iraqi Children
Unicef was informed that the coalition forces were planning to transfer all children in adult facilities to this 'specialised' child detention centre.
The organisation's leaders have called on the coalition governments to give concrete information on how old the children are, how many are detained, why and where they are being held, and in what circumstances they are being detained.
Alistair Hodgett, media director of Amnesty International USA, said the coalition forces needed to be "transparent" about their policy of child detentions, adding: "Secrecy is one thing that rings alarm bells." Amnesty was given brief access to one jail in Mosul, he said, but has been repeatedly turned away from all others.
www.rense.com /general56/irach.htm   (2070 words)

 cbs11tv.com - Coalition Forces Plan Afghanistan Assault
The offensive comes amid Afghan and coalition efforts to curb the fiercest Taliban-led violence since the hard-line Islamic government was toppled for harboring Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.
The force of more than 11,000 troops is by far the largest deployed in Afghanistan for one operation since the 2001 invasion.
The NATO force will have some 6,000 troops stationed permanently in the south, double the number the coalition has had in the region in recent years.
cbs11tv.com /topstories/topstories_story_164180925.html   (1032 words)

 Online NewsHour Update: Coalition Forces Target Iraqi General "Chemical Ali" -- April 6, 2003
Coalition forces targeted and bombed the Basra home of a top Iraqi general who is a cousin of Saddam Hussein, but have not determined if he was killed in the attack, U.S. military officials said Sunday.
A coalition spokesman said a personal bodyguard of al-Majid was found dead at the house.
Coalition forces have been reportedly tracking al-Majid across southern Iraq, hoping for a chance to strike at him.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/chemicalali_04-06-03.html   (360 words)

 INDOlink - US News - Coalition Forces Suspend Najaf Operations After Truce
Coalition spokesman Dan Senor said that coalition forces would gradually hand over to Iraqi security forces in Najaf.
Senor said the coalition was "cautiously optimistic" about Sadr's offer to end the fighting in Najaf, as well as in the city of Kufa.
The coalition in April issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with the assassination of a rival cleric in April 2003.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=052704112904   (481 words)

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In Samawah, Iraqi forces lined up in formation and led a parade of troops marching in formation past the prime minister and other dignitaries at a stadium in the city, about 230 miles southeast of Baghdad.
Al-Maliki announced shortly after taking office May 20 that he was optimistic Iraqi security forces would be ready to assume full responsibility for all 18 provinces in 18 months, paving the way for the eventual withdrawal of all coalition forces.
He said coalition forces had trained and equipped 2,000 provincial policemen and 1,000 troops to guard the border with Saudi Arabia.
www.cbn.com /cbnnews/world/iraq/060713b_wire.aspx   (953 words)

 Coalition Forces Closing In on Basra - 2003-03-22
U.S. led forces advanced on the southern Iraqi city of Basra Saturday while the capital of Baghdad was again pounded with air strikes.
For the first time, the commander of coalition forces in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, briefed reporters on the Iraq operation from his headquarters in Qatar.
In a further indication of widening conflict, U.S. forces launched air strikes along the Iraq-Iran border on positions of the militant Islamic group Ansar al-Islam.
www.voanews.com /english/archive/2003-03/a-2003-03-22-33-Coalition.cfm   (621 words)

 FOXNews.com - Coalition Forces Enter Baghdad - U.S. & World
Coalition troops went all the way to the heart of the Iraqi capital, smashing through Republican Guard units as they charged into the city.
Coalition forces also were surrounding Baghdad to prevent reinforcements from entering, Renuart said.
Overnight, Coalition aircraft struck the residence of Ali Hassan al-Majid, infamously known as "Chemical Ali." Al-Majid, who is Saddam's cousin, is notorious for ordering Iraqi forces to use chemical weapons on Kurds in northern Iraq.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,83286,00.html   (1849 words)

 Coalition Forces Battle Extremists in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coalition forces engaged the enemy in a compound killing an estimated 40 insurgents while they were meeting at a known enemy camp within the Khod Valley, Shaheed Hasas district.
Coalition forces do not have a direct role in counternarcotics, but are authorized to seize illegal drugs and detain traffickers to be turned over to Afghan authorities.
The narcotics' seizure was a byproduct of the raid on a known insurgent compound.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1650921/posts   (620 words)

 Multinational force in Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indeed, the expulsion of occupation forces is a major stated aim of Iraqi guerrilla fighters who launched a Guerrilla warfare.
Although their status as Coalition Provisional Authority, or "Occupying Powers" under a United Nations resolution, changed when the new government asserted its sovereignty on June 28, the mission of the multinational force has decreased only by small numbers.
On 5 January 2006, Radio Polonia reported that Polish troops had handed over control of the central Babil province to US troops and would be stationed at camps in the cities of Kut and Diwaniyah for the remainder of their mandate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coalition_Forces   (4934 words)

 DefenseLink News Article: Iraqi Police Detain Suspects; Coalition Forces Kill Assassination Team
The eight local nationals, seven of whom are employed in the government center, are not authorized by the Fallujah government to bear arms and were detained for further questioning.
In another operation, coalition forces killed an al Qaeda assassination team in Fallujah on Oct. 31.
Coalition snipers heard gunshots and quickly responded to the murder of an off-duty Fallujah policeman by gunmen in civilian clothes.
www.defenselink.mil /news/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=2018   (345 words)

 Coalition forces in Iraq capture 'Chemical Ali' - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coalition military forces in Iraq captured a senior aide to Saddam Hussein yesterday as the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq said terrorism poses the "No. 1 threat" to U.S. forces there.
The capture could provide coalition forces with new information about Iraq's hidden weapons of mass destruction and about the organized resistance to the U.S. and allied troops in Iraq.
Terrorists are targeting Iraqis who are cooperating with U.S. and allied forces, and are attacking "soft targets," like the Tuesday bombing of the unguarded U.N. headquarters at the Canal Hotel, which killed at least 23 persons, including the top U.N. official in Iraq.
www.washtimes.com /national/20030821-114545-7681r.htm   (1046 words)

 General Praises Coalition, Afghan Forces' Efforts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
David W. Barno, head of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, said during a Kabul press conference today that he had visited a Romanian army battalion, and was "very impressed with the Romanians' leadership, professionalism and their powerful commitment to their area of responsibility."
He said coalition forces continue to conduct "complementary" operational efforts with the Pakistani military.
He said the coalition "fully supports" Pakistan's efforts to rid the tribal areas of terrorists of all sorts.
www.armedforces.net /Detailed/2551.html   (1035 words)

 AlterNet: The Precarious Coalition
Donald Rumsfeld said last Thursday night that the war on Iraq was underway with the "substantial support of Britain and Australia and others." But he did not clarify that the two countries he named are the only ones committing combat troops.
For many others, membership in the war coalition is hardly a matter of choice.
So we are now in a war that was opposed not just by the majority of members of the Security Council and the General Assembly, but also most of the citizens of our allied nations and even by some of its governments.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=15456   (1483 words)

 OneWorld U.S. Home / Today's News - New Calls for Coalition Forces to Count Iraqi Casualties
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jul 28 (OneWorld) - At least 24,865 Iraqi civilians have died since the U.S.-led coalition began its war in their country but the real figure is unknown because coalition forces, flouting the Geneva Conventions, refuse to aid an accurate count, said a leading medical journal.
Coalition spokespersons, faced with a rising death toll of Iraqis killed in bomb and gun attacks on politicians and local police and civilian targets, have laid the blame for these deaths squarely at the feet of terrorist groups.
Iraqi civilians, in media interviews, have assailed al Qaeda and religious extremists as murderers of innocents yet also have faulted the coalition, saying the violence followed the invasion and subsequent occupation.
us.oneworld.net /article/view/116118/1   (720 words)

 Press Releases: Iraq, The "Coalition of the Willing" in Iraq
I'm guessing that's because we've had to replace some of these [coalition] people." Others, including Richard Betts, director of the War and Peace Studies Institute at Columbia University, say the coalition forces are not vital to the U.S. mission in Iraq.
The drawdown of coalition forces is affected more by political timetables in member nations than by conditions on the ground in Iraq.
South Korea, whose force level will drop from 3,300 to 2,300 troops, has also been handed the assignment of protecting the UN mission in northern Iraq.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6JTE65?OpenDocument   (1309 words)

 Online NewsHour: The Afterwar in Iraq -- July 2, 2003
In Fallujah, especially the hostility of the Americans, the coalition forces, is very intense.
I don't think it is impossible for the coalition forces and the new Iraqi police to get a grip on it, but it hasn't been good.
JIM LEHRER: Now, the coalition forces have had this Operation Sidewinder, which is in an attempt to round up some of the people who are causing some of the chaos.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec03/iraq_07-02.html   (1037 words)

 Coalition Ground Forces Working to Get Iraqi Utilities to Function
Speaking April 23 via telephone from Baghdad to reporters at the Pentagon and in Kuwait city, Lieutenant General David McKiernan said the tactical situation in Iraq today "is in a blurred transition between combat operations and post-hostilities operations.
McKiernan refuted the perception that there had been a pause in combat operations, as was reported early in the campaign.
But I am satisfied that I have enough forces on the ground to execute the campaign very decisively to this point.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/04-23.htm   (440 words)

 Iraq Coalition - Non-US Forces in Iraq (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The size and capabilities of the Coalition forces involved in operations in Iraq has been a subject of much debate, confusion, and at times exageration.
However, it is unclear whether Hungary actually maintained any forces in Iraq as part of NATO or UNAMI since its government announced the complete withdrawal of troops in December 2004.
On May 9, 2006, VOA reported that South Korea was beginning to withdraw some of its force from Iraq.
www.globalsecurity.org.cob-web.org:8888 /military/ops/iraq_orbat_coalition.htm   (757 words)

 News From USJFCOM: USJFCOM prepares U.S. and coalition forces for Iraqi deployment
According to III Corps officials, the training scenario provided opportunities for U.S. and coalition forces to plan for issues they will soon face such as in-theater logistic support and security transition to the Iraqi forces.
It was a specialized mission rehearsal exercise conducted June 9-14 to prepare the division for its rotation to Iraq.
U.S. Joint Forces Command will join other military organizations in the 2006 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference to raise awareness on how to better prepare the joint warfighter through modeling and simulation.
www.jfcom.mil /newslink/storyarchive/2006/pa0602306a.htm   (567 words)

 Coalition forces reclaim southern towns from Taliban
Hundreds of Afghan and coalition soldiers recaptured on Wednesday the second of two southern towns that had recently been overtaken by insurgents.
Paul Fitzpatrick said the Afghan and coalition forces encountered rocket-propelled grenade fire outside Garmser but faced no resistance once inside the town.
Also on Wednesday, a coalition soldier was killed and two others were wounded in battle in the southern province of Uruzgan.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2006/07/19/afghanistan-helmand.html   (1271 words)

 Rumsfeld's War Coalition? Blink and You Might Miss It
But, other than a hefty 28,000-strong British force already on site in Kuwait, limited co-operation from Washington's Gulf State allies and a decision by Australia to send 150 members of its Special Air Service unit and a squadron of F-18s...
"But I think Tommy Franks would be quite happy with fewer (coalition) forces — he needs just enough troops to execute his plan," he said, adding that the more coalition troops are brought into the mix, the more complicated the command.
Interestingly, MacKenzie was to deliver a lecture this week at Alabama's Maxwell Air Base on the challenges of military coalition forces.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0306-07.htm   (650 words)

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