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13 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Sep 2004 [PDF]
  • Dod Identifies Marine Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

  • ATTACK ON POLISH PATROL OF THE 1ST BATTLE GROUP CENTCOM 13 Sep 2004 -- Today at about 4.30 p.m. the Polish Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team along with the security escort from the 1st Battle Group Multi-National Division Central South came under attack from anti-Iraqi forces using rocket propelled grenades (RPG) and small arms.
  • AIR OPERATIONS IN FALLUJAH CENTCOM 13 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Force - Iraq conducted a successful precision strike on a confirmed Abu Musab Al Zarqawi terrorist meeting site in Fallujah at 6:07 a.m. today.
  • Terrorists attacked ING and MNF joined patrol MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Sep 2004 -- Today, at 10:00 a.m. LT joined patrol consisting of Iraqi National Guard (ING) and Multi-national Forces (MNF) soldiers from MND CS 1st Brigade Combat Team was attacked by vehicle-born improvised explosive device and improvised explosive device on the road to Al Mashru (30 km north-east of Al Hillah City).
  • Mortar attack on Camp Zulu MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Sep 2004 -- On September 12, 2004, during the night, insurgents attacked Camp Zulu in Wasit Province with mortars.
  • Anti-Iraqi Forces attack Multi-National Division Central -South patrol, Camp Zulu MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Sep 2004 -- A 2nd Brigade Combat Team patrol encountered an improvised explosive device while on patrol Sept. 12.
  • U.S. Strikes Kill 15 In Al-Fallujah RFE/RL 13 Sep 2004 -- U.S. aircraft and artillery struck targets in the central Iraqi city of Al-Fallujah today, killing at least 15 people.
  • Civil engineers build 'Airmen-Soldiers' legacy AFPN 13 Sep 2004 -- Throughout Iraq, Airmen are working side-by-side with Soldiers performing what have been traditionally considered Army jobs. Among those blazing a trail for this new culture of "Airmen-Soldiers" are the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen.
  • Motor-T grunt shines in new section USMC News 13 Sep 2004 -- When a convoy of Marines from Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, was attacked recently in the town of Musayyib, there was one Marine who stood out during the firefight.

Deployments

  • Record-breaking numbers ensure 'boots on the ground' AFPN 13 Sep 2004 -- Airmen assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing had a record-breaking month supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
  • Navy Cargo Handlers Return Sept. 11 Navy NewsStand 13 Sep 2004 -- Three Navy C-40 aircraft carrying more than 200 members of the Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) ALPHA returned home through the AMC Terminal in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 11, marking the end of an eight-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.
  • Sweathogs return to Air Station USMC News 13 Sep 2004 -- The last group of Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Sept. 3 and 4 after a six-month deployment to Iraq.

US Policy

  • Armitage Thanks Norway for Contributions in Afghanistan, Iraq Washington File 13 Sep 2004 -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told journalists in Norway September 13 that the United States is determined to stay in Iraq "to the end to see it through to a successful conclusion."
  • Defense Dept. Report, September 13: Prison Abuse Investigations Washington File 13 Sep 2004 -- The Defense Department (DOD) issued a release September 10 noting that there will be more information forthcoming as a result of investigations into the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, but nothing has suggested thus far that any responsible Department official "could conceivably have authorized or condoned" such abuses.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • 650 rebuilding projects underway in Iraq Army News 13 Sep 2004 -- The pungent odor of human waste filled the debris-littered halls of the Najaf teaching hospital, a facility ransacked by Moqtada Sadr's Madi Army as they fought throughout the central Iraq city two weeks ago.
  • Iraqi PM Says Elections Will Go Ahead RFE/RL 13 Sep 2004 -- Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has said elections scheduled to take place next January will go ahead as planned even if violence prevented some Iraqis from voting.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 13 Sep 2004
  • IRAQ: Fighting in northern city displaces thousands IRIN 13 Sep 2004 -- Fighting in the northern city of Tal Afar, thought to be a haven for foreign fighters, has displaced tens of thousands of people, aid agencies told IRIN on Tuesday.
  • Iraq: Abu Ghurayb Scandal Continues To Grab U.S. Headlines RFE/RL 13 Sep 2004 -- The scandal over the abuse and torture of people in U.S. military custody will not go away. Last week it intensified. Two U.S. Army investigators -- Generals Paul Kern and George Fay -- told Congress that dozens, perhaps a total of 100, prisoners held in Iraq were kept from Red Cross inspectors. Kern said he will look into whether formal charges should be filed against high-ranking military officials, including General Ricardo Sanchez, once the senior U.S. commander in Iraq.
  • IRAQ: Doctors need more medical supplies in city of conflict IRIN 13 Sep 2004 -- The main hospital in Fallujah, some 60 km west of Baghdad, needs more medicines and equipment to treat people injured in recent fighting in the city, local doctors told IRIN on Monday.




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