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18 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
  • CAR BOMB KILLS 2 SOLDIERS, WOUNDS 8
  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

  • Car Bomb Explodes on Airport Road, Three Soldiers Wounded MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Sep 2004 -- Three Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were wounded when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at about 3:30 p.m. on the road leading to Baghdad International Airport from central Baghdad.
  • IED Explodes in Central Baghdad, Wounds Three Iraqi Civilians MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Sep 2004 -- An improvised explosive device detonated at about 10 a.m. Sept. 18 in central Baghdad.
  • Mortar attack wounds 11 civilians in Baqubah MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Sep 2004 -- At approximately 9 a.m., anti-Iraqi forces attacked Iraqi National Guard and Iraqi Police personnel with mortar fire as they responded to investigate a report of an improvised explosive device.
  • IRAQ/VIOLENCE VOA 18 Sep 2004 -- An Iraqi militant group says it has kidnapped 10 workers from a Turkish-American company and will execute them in three days if their employer does not leave Iraq. Meanwhile, another car-bomb killed at least 23 people at an office of the Iraqi national guard in the northern city of Kirkuk. And there was an explosion on Baghdad's airport road, where U.S. troops and supply convoys are frequently targeted.
  • U.S. Marine Killed; Operations to Halt Insurgency Continue in Iraq AFPS 18 Sep 2004 -- A U.S. Marine was killed Sept. 17 and three U.S. soldiers wounded today as violence continues in Iraq.
  • IRAQ/VIOLENCE VOA 18 Sep 2004 -- Insurgents have threatened to execute two Americans and one Briton, taken hostage earlier this week in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Meanwhile, another car-bomb killed at least 23 people at an office of the Iraqi national guard in the northern city of Kirkuk. And there was an explosion on Baghdad's airport road, where U.S. troops and supply convoys are frequently targeted.
  • MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN ANTI-IRAQI FORCES IN TAL AFAR CENTCOM 18 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) conducted cordon and search operations in northern Iraq Sept. 17 in a continuing effort to halt anti-Iraqi activities.
  • IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD CONDUCTS HAIFA STREET RAID CENTCOM 18 Sep 2004 -- Early this morning Ministry of Interior security forces, with the support of the Iraqi National Guard and in cooperation with Multi-National Forces, carried out a surprise operation in the Haifa Street area of Baghdad.
  • MNF-I CONDUCTS PRECISION STRIKES IN FALLUJAH CENTCOM 18 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Force - Iraq conducted another successful precision strike on the Abu Musab al Zarqawi network, Sept. 17, at about 9:30 p.m. Multiple sources of intelligence indicated the presence of Zarqawi terrorists at a meeting point in central Fallujah.
  • RAMADI IN THE PATH OF 'OPERATION HURRICANE II' CENTCOM 18 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Force-Iraq continued clearing operations to discover and remove illegal weapons and ammunition caches and to disrupt the Daham terrorist network in Ramadi Sept. 18.
  • 24TH MEU UNCOVERS WEAPONS CACHE IN NORTHERN BABIL CENTCOM 18 Sep 2004 -- Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit uncovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition on Sept. 16, after stopping to investigate a suspected improvised explosive device in the vicinity of Iskandariyah.

Deployments

  • Wasp ESG Ships Return From Deployment Navy NewsStand 18 Sep 2004 -- Nearly 2,500 Sailors reunited with family and friends Sept. 18 when the remaining three ships from the USS Wasp (LHD 1) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG 2) returned from a seven-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism.

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Blair "warned two years ago of Iraq post-war chaos" IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was reported Saturday to have warned Prime Minister Tony Blair of potential post-war problems in Iraq back in 2002.
  • BRITAIN/IRAQ VOA 18 Sep 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair refuted allegations Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq did not plan adequately for the post-war phase. The British leader also says he is closely monitoring the situation of a Briton who has been kidnapped in Baghdad, along with two Americans.

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