Thursday, October 23, 2008

In the News: Oct-23

Missiles Kill 8 in Pakistan Airstrike - 23 Oct 2008 at 2:07pm - The missiles are thought to have been fired by American drones in an attack apparently aimed at a prominent Taliban commander, residents and a militant fighter said.

IRAQ: Health threat posed by aging water supply networks - October 23, 2008 8:56:54 AM - BAGHDAD, 23 October 2008 (IRIN) - At least 17 percent of piped water nationwide, and one-third of the water in Baghdad, is not potable, according to a survey by the Iraqi Health Ministry.

Iraq takes over 12th province from US - 23 Oct 2008 at 9:21am - HILLA, Iraq (AFP) - Iraq took control of the central Shiite province of Babil from US forces on Thursday in what officials declared was a further sign of security gains across the war-torn nation.

Air Force creates new pilot programs for drones - 23 Oct 2008 at 7:47am - WASHINGTON -- Scrambling to meet commanders' insatiable demands for unmanned aircraft, the Air Force is launching two new training programs, including an experimental one that would churn out up to 1,100 desperately needed pilots to fly the drones over Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thought for the day:
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. -J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)


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