11 January 2004 Military News
- IRAQ / GAS SHELLS VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- Danish troops operating in southern Iraq have found dozens of old mortar shells that may contain poison liquid gas.
- IRAQ/SITREP VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- Iraqis protested in the southern city of Amara, a day after five demonstrators were killed in clashes with Iraqi police and British soldiers. And experts are examining old mortar shells found in southern Iraq that may contain poison liquid gas.
- 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION SOLDIERS CAPTURE ANTI-COALITION SUSPECTS CENTCOM Release 11 Jan 2004-- Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) captured several anti-coalition suspects Jan. 10 and 11 in northern Iraq.
- TF IRONHORSE SOLDIERS CAPTURE INSURGENTS AND FIND IED FACTORY CENTCOM Release 11 Jan 2004-- The targets of a 588th Engineer Battalion early morning raid on Jan. 10 in Ba'qubah, were a father and his six sons suspected of being involved in attacks against the Coalition.
- IRAQI CITIZEN THWARTS CAR BOMB ATTACK IN BA'QUBAH CENTCOM Release 11 Jan 2004-- A terrorist attack against innocent Iraqis was thwarted at the Tahrir Husseinia mosque in Ba'qubah when an observant mosque official decided to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked near the building at approximately 2 p.m. Jan. 9.
- TF "ALL-AMERICAN" UNCOVERS CACHE WITH LOCAL HELP CENTCOM Release 11 Jan 2004-- Task Force "All-American" soldiers discovered a large weapons cache with the help of a local Iraqi civilian at approximately 9 p.m. Jan. 9.
- Pak tribal elders back military`s anti-Taliban, al-Qaeda drive IRNA 11 Jan 2004 -- Tribal elders in Pakistan`s tribal area, bordering Afghanistan, where the Pakistan Army is busy in operation against Taliban and al-Qaeda suspects, reports from the area said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- ISRAEL-SYRIA VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he is ready for peace talks with Syria, but only if Damascus stops supporting terrorism. Mr. Sharon broke his public silence on the issue, after one of his senior ministers confirmed that Israel recently held secret discussions with Syrian officials.
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, says that Palestinians have only themselves to blame for the building a security barrier in and around the West Bank. He says the barrier is the direct result of Palestinian terrorism, as the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmed Qureia, called the project an obstacle to peace.
- ISRAEL/BOMBER VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- A Palestinian man prematurely set off a bomb he apparently intended to use in a suicide attack inside Israel.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- Israel has rejected a threat by the Palestinian leadership to unilaterally declare an independent state in the absence of a peace agreement.
- BOSNIA/SEARCH VOA 11 Jan 2004 -- NATO-led peacekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been conducting a manhunt for one of the most-wanted war crimes suspects. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest that hundreds of NATO forces spent the weekend searching for Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian-Serb president, linked to Europe's bloodiest massacre since World War Two.
- COTE D'IVOIRE: UN wants 6,240 peacekeepers to disarm combatants IRIN 11 Jan 2004 -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has recommended the dispatch of more than 6,000 UN peacekeeping troops to Cote d’Ivoire to disarm former combatants and guarantee security during elections planned for October 2005.
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