24 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Sep 2004 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Rocket Attack Kills 4 Iraqis, Mortar Rounds Hit Mosque AFPS 24 Sep 2004 -- A rocket impacted in northern Baghdad today, killing four Iraqis and wounding 14 others, U.S. military officials there reported.
- 1st FSSG's gear maintenance, repair unit eases transition between rotating MEF units USMC News 24 Sep 2004 -- After more than seven months of wear and tear, many of the vehicles and equipment used by Marines in Iraq are screaming for new parts.
- Bush Removes Iraq From List of State Sponsors of Terror Washington File 24 Sep 2004 -- President Bush issued a determination allowing the State Department to remove Iraq from the list of state sponsors of terrorism September 24.
- IRAQ/CONGRESS VOA 24 Sep 2004 -- A senior State Department Official has told Congress that the Bush administration underestimated the difficulties of post-war Iraq. Despite the problems, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says elections should go ahead in January so every Iraqi has the opportunity to vote. Some members of Congress are sharply questioning the way the administration is handling security in the run up to the election.
- Transcript: Media Availability with Secretary Rumsfeld following meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister and Defense Minister 24 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Rumsfeld: Iraq Troop Pull-Out Possible Before Peace RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said today he felt it was possible to start withdrawing troops from Iraq before peace was established over the entire country.
- Shifts in Iraq Funding Designed to Address Immediate Priorities Washington File 24 Sep 2004 -- The Bush administration seeks to give the Iraqi people the resources they need to overcome the challenges they confront, and the first priority in that regard must be security and law enforcement, according to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.
- U.S. Says No Plans For Partial Iraq Polls RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. State Department says elections planned for January 2005 in Iraq must be "open to all citizens."
- U.S. Defense Chief Says Iraqi Voting Might Be Limited RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rusmfeld has said Iraq's scheduled January elections might not take place in areas of that country where violence remains rampant.
- Additional Sailors Charged in Alleged Detainee Abuse Navy NewsStand 24 Sep 2004 -- Three Sailors attached to Naval Special Warfare Command face disciplinary action based on evidence obtained during an ongoing investigation into alleged detainee abuse in Iraq from October 2003 to April 2004.
- Iraq Seeks Help in Defeating Terrorists Washington File 24 Sep 2004 -- Asking the international community to support his country's efforts to defeat terrorism, hold elections, and rebuild the economy, Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi September 24 said that "our struggle is your struggle, our victory will be your victory, and if we are defeated, it will be your defeat."
- Iraq: Bush, Allawi Acknowledge Problems, But Highlight Good News RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- U.S. President George W. Bush and Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi had nothing but praise for each other at a Washington news conference yesterday.
- Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Insists On January Elections RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- Iraq's top Shi'a cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, is insisting elections promised for January must be held on time.
- UNGA/Iraq VOA 24 Sep 2004 -- Iraq's interim prime minister has made an impassioned plea to the world community for help in rebuilding his shattered nation. In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Iraq's victory would be the world's to share, as would its defeat. But he left with only vague pledges of support.
- Iraq: Who Is Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi? RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- During his visit to the United States this week, Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi addressed the Congress and thanked the American people for toppling Saddam Hussein. But who is this man who heads Iraq's interim government and how much progress is he making in building a new post-Hussein order?
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 7, Number 35 24 Sep 2004 -- MILITANT GROUP KILLS THREE KDP MEMBERS IN IRAQ / AL-ZARQAWI'S GROUP KILLS U.S. HOSTAGES / SUNNI CLERICS ASSASSINATED IN BAGHDAD / MUSLIM CLERIC INTERVIEWED ON KILLING OF HOSTAGES / 15 IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS KIDNAPPED AND RELEASED / MILITANT GROUP HOLDING 10 TURKISH WORKERS REISSUES DEMAND / FATE OF OTHER HOSTAGES UNKNOWN / KURDS DEMAND PASSPORTS IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE / IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD COLONEL ARRESTED FOR AIDING INSURGENTS / AL-ZARQAWI AIDE KILLED IN IRAQ / AL-SADR AIDE ARRESTED IN AL-NAJAF / IRAN RAMPS UP SUPPORT FOR IRAQI INSURGENCY / TURKISH PRIME MINISTER CALLS ON U.S. TO SPEED UP DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN IRAQ / WEBSITE DISCUSSES RECRUITMENT OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS / UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS SESSION / FOREIGN MINISTER HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR UN ASSISTANCE / IRAQI DIPLOMAT SUBMITS HIS CREDENTIALS TO UN / IRAQI PRESIDENT RETURNS FROM EU TOUR / IRAQI PRIME MINISTER DISCOUNTS U.K. COUNTERPART'S ASSERTIONS ON VIOLENCE
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