Saturday, October 21, 2006

Images, images...

"We live our days in a place of harsh realities, of danger, of intense heat, of learning the hard way, of brotherhood, of war, of sacrifice, of bold action, of bitter tears, of love, of hate, of regeneration, and of history."


U.S. Army 1st Lt. Dan Gordon, from Headquarters Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, gives school supplies to Afghan children in Gomal, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2006. The supplies were donated by a school in North Dakota. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Thomas Childs


U.S. Army Spc. Jennie Baez provides security for fellow soldiers during an operation in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on Sept. 27, 2006. Baez is assigned to the 47th Force Support Battalion. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Clifton D. Sams.

+ "The sectarian cleansing is complete. Whoever is in a minority in a particular neighborhood -- Sunni or Shia -- has been driven away or killed. " +++ Pres. Bush, Commanders Meet to Review Iraq Strategy


AH-64D Apache Longbow pilots


Sandstorm in Iraq.


Afghanistan - U.S troops disembark from a Chinook helicopter in southern Afhganistan last week

A Danish soldier on watch in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.



An Afghan girl carrys water in an abanodoned government complex where refugees live in Kabul. Taliban Islamic extremists shot dead eight men employed at a US base in eastern Afghanistan as they were driving home for a Muslim holiday while a suicide bomber threw himself at an Afghan army convoy and killed a soldier, officials said.(AFP/Farzana Wahidy)



British soldiers try to secure the site of a suicide attack in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, October 19, 2006. (Abdul Qodous/Reuters)


A British soldier with the NATO force runs to secure the site of a suicide attack in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, October 19, 2006. (Abdul Qodous/Reuters)


Photo by Amanda M. Mahovic, U.S. Central Command.


Distributing rice in Iraq. Photo by Amanda M. Mahovic, U.S. Central Command.


An Iraqi man talks to an interpreter and U.S. Army soldiers about recent criminal activity in his northeast Baghdad neighborhood, Oct. 2, 2006. The soldiers were on a routine patrol when they encountered locals congregating and stopped to investigate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Keith W. DeVinney.


U.S. Army photo by Spc. Billy Brothers.


Sgt. Maj. Bradley E. Trudell, battalion sergeant major, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, took time to learn a few words of Arabic during Operation Matador in Fallujah, Iraq. Photo by Cpl. Brian Reimers.


U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Hults listens to the breathing of a patient during a medical civic action program in Ali Adde, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2006, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.

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Engineers Complete Road in Eastern Afghanistan +++ Shiite militia seizes Iraqi city +++ Iraq Has Tenuous Relations with the Sadr Militia +++ Iraqi Army, Sadr's Mahdi Army Battle in Amara; Sadr's Mahdi Army must be reined in +++ Over over 54 Taliban and al-Qaeda were killed during the battles with zero Coalition or Afghan casualties

The Filipino Army is
throwing 3 extra battalions, about 1,500 men, into the fight against Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah on Jolo Island. This raises the number to 7,500 troops. JI peratives Dulmatin and Umar Patek have been spotted on Jolo. Dulmatin's wife will be deported to Indonesia. Four captives escaped from their Muslim kidnappers on Jolo.



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