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2009-08-12 12:58:14

A top U.S. Army general is urging the military to increase the deployment of unmanned vehicles on the ground, AFP reported. Lieutenant General Rick Lynch, the commander of the III Armored Corps and the holder of a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, suggests the pilotless drones currently doing battle from the sky in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq will save more American soldier's lives. Lynch told delegates on Tuesday at an exhibition...

2006-03-30 14:38:37

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has shifted tactics, focusing his suicide bombers on Iraqi forces and civilians instead of American troops, the chief U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday. "What we are seeing him do now is shift his target from the coalition forces to Iraqi civilians and Iraqi security forces," Major General Rick Lynch told a news conference. While monthly U.S. casualties have been falling since November, attacks...

2006-03-02 12:35:20

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. military operations in the province of Anbar, west of Baghdad, have resulted in the capture of 61 members of al Qaeda in Iraq, Major General Rick Lynch, a U.S. military spokesman, said on Thursday. Bomb making equipment, weapons and munitions were seized in the raids on the training and bomb making facility in an area 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Falluja, Lynch said. Some of al Qaeda in Iraq's "critical facilitators" were included in the 61 people captured,...

2006-02-16 12:45:14

By Lin Noueihed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Thursday it had uncovered a death squad operating from Iraq's Shi'ite-run Interior Ministry and targeting Sunni Muslims, and said the Interior Ministry was investigating. U.S. military spokesman Major General Rick Lynch said four traffic policemen were being held at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib jail over the incident and that the Interior Ministry was investigating in conjunction with the U.S. military. "As we understand it...

2005-12-01 16:18:56

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday expressed concern about the U.S. military secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to publish pro-American articles, but the military said it was important to spread the truth while insurgents were "lying to the Iraqi people." Troops in an "information operations" task force have written articles with positive messages about the U.S. mission in Iraq that have been translated from English into Arabic and planted in Iraqi...

2005-12-01 16:04:43

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday expressed concern about the U.S. military secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to publish pro-American articles, but the military said it was important to spread the truth while insurgents were "lying to the Iraqi people." Troops in an "information operations" task force have written articles with positive messages about the U.S. mission in Iraq that have been translated from English into Arabic and planted in Iraqi...

2005-10-06 11:19:53

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of U.S. military strikes in western Iraq will continue at least until December to try to stop insurgents entering from Syria before a general election, the top U.S. army spokesman in Iraq said on Thursday. "We're going to fight our way to the referendum, and we're going to fight our way to the election," Major General Rick Lynch told a news conference, referring to an October 15 referendum on a new Iraqi constitution and the December...

2005-09-15 10:57:45

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces are ready to launch air strikes on towns in western Iraq as they search for Iraq's al Qaeda leader, who has declared war on the nation's Shi'ite Muslims in response to the Iraqi-U.S. offensive in Tal Afar. U.S. army spokesman Major General Rick Lynch told a news briefing on Thursday that al Qaeda's Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was behind a series of suicide bombs and car bombs in Baghdad on Wednesday and Thursday which killed and wounded...

2005-09-11 15:02:03

By Nameer Nouredeen TAL AFAR, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi troops hunted rebels and foreign fighters in a town close to the Syrian border on Sunday as, on the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq swore he would defeat them. The U.S.-backed government, which closed the Syrian border in a bid to keep out Islamist guerrillas, continued to promote the offensive against insurgents in the northern city of Tal Afar as a showpiece for its new army....

2005-09-11 13:10:39

By Nameer Nouredeen TAL AFAR, Iraq, Sept 11 - Iraq moved to seal off its border with Syria on Sunday and U.S. and Iraqi troops hunted down rebels and foreign fighters they say have infiltrated a northern Iraqi town. U.S. and Iraqi authorities say the town of Tal Afar is being used as a conduit for equipment and men crossing illegally from Syria to fight the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led Iraqi government and occupying U.S. forces. U.S. Major-General Rick Lynch told a Baghdad news...


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