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28 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • IRAQ: Interview with UN Human Rights office chief IRIN 28 Sep 2004 -- The UN human rights office, which covers both the humanitarian and political sectors, is working closely with various parts of Iraqi society, including the interim government, the Ministries of Human Rights, Justice, Women's Affairs, Migration and Displacement, along with civil society groups and NGOs. The mandate is to look at past violations of human rights as well as present conditions.

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / SCHOOLS VOA 28 Sep 2004 -- School doors will soon open across Iraq following a month-long delay. The interim government delayed the opening of school due to security concerns, as violence in the country has been more widespread. Concerned parents are visiting schools trying to decide whether to allow their children to attend.
  • IRAQ: Urgency to build houses in remote north before winter IRIN 28 Sep 2004 -- In the town of Biyara nestled in the mountains of northern Iraq, nobody is poorer than Bahar Kakahan. Three years ago, the radical Islamist group in control here until last spring took her husband away. Since his disappearance, she hasn't had a house she could call her own.
  • IRAQ: Focus on water and sanitation IRIN 28 Sep 2004 -- "Boil your water," the doctor tells a mother in an Iraqi TV advertisement, as she listens to a child's heart with a stethoscope in the hospital.

Foreign Reactions

  • BRITAIN / BLAIR VOA 28 Sep 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has acknowledged the deep divisions the Iraq war has caused, in what could be his last major speech to his ruling Labor Party before elections expected next year.
  • Jordanian King Says Iraqi Elections Impossible Now RFE/RL 28 Sep 2004 -- Jordanian King Abdullah II said in an interview today that elections in Iraq are "impossible" amid the continuing insecurity.

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 28 Sep 2004
  • ITALIAN HOSTAGES RELEASED VOA 28 Sep 2004 -- Two Italian female aid workers held hostage in Iraq for the last three weeks have returned to Italy. Family members were at Romes Ciampino military airport to welcome them home. Italians rejoiced when they heard news of their release.
  • IRAQ: Residents return to Tal Afar IRIN 28 Sep 2004 -- Water and electricity have been restored to the former insurgent stronghold of Tal Afar, near the northern city of Mosul, and many residents have returned to their homes, a US military official said on Sunday on condition of anonymity.




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