Saturday, July 16, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 7/16/2011

LastDayWatchers here is some info on tap  

US soldier killed in southern Iraq, fourth American fatality this month

Names of the Dead

"The Department of Defense has identified 1,649 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It recently confirmed the deaths of the following Americans:

SUMMERS, Jeremy R., 27, Sgt., Army; Mount Olivet, Ky.; 101st Airborne Division.

ULLOM, Aaron D., 20, Seaman, Navy; Midland, Mich.; Second Marine Division."

5 Killed in Bombings in Iraq

"Two separate blasts killed five people and wounded nearly three dozen Saturday"

Nato Soldier Killed by Man Wearing Afghan Army Uniform

"According to reports the assailant gunned down a British soldier in Nad Ali district of Helmand province."

Iran and China ink agreements totalling $4 bn

"The bilateral agreements span cooperation in water, mining, energy and industrial sectors."

Zardar arrives in Iran for talks

"After the conference and the tripartite Afghanistan-Iran-Pakistan meeting, we decided to pursue bilateral relations,"

Tehran ready to give Syria $5.8 billion: report

"Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has backed the idea of the aid, which was outlined in a secret report by the Center for Strategic Research"

Four months after the disaster, most of that 6 million tons of debris is still uncleared

"They are still finding bodies concealed under the debris" 

US begins drawdown of forces from Afghanistan