24 January 2004 Military News
- Seven Die in Three Incidents in Iraq AFPS 24 Jan 2004 -- Coalition officials reported seven Americans killed in operations in Iraq overnight and today.
- IRAQ / BOMBING VOA 24 Jan 2004 -- A car bomb attack in the central Iraqi town of Khaldiya has killed at least three American soldiers and injured another six. Several Iraqi civilians were also wounded in the explosion. In separate attacks earlier Saturday, a car bomb in the town of Samarra killed at least three Iraqis and wounded dozens of others, while a roadside bomb detonated in Fallujah, killing two American soldiers.
- Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Two Bomb Attacks RFE/RL 24 Jan 2004 -- A flurry of attacks by insurgents in Iraq today killed five U.S. soldiers, three Iraqi civilians, and an Iraqi policeman.
- TASK FORCE "ALL AMERICAN" OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO SECURE AL ANBAR CENTCOM Release 24 Jan 2004-- Task Force "All American" continued missions on 23 Jan. to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
- IRAQI SECURITY FORCES CONTINUE TO EXCEED RECRUITMENT GOALS CENTCOM Release 24 Jan 2004-- The newly formed Iraqi security forces continued recruitment training and missions over the last day to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
- ICDC AND IRAQI POLICE CONDUCT THEIR FIRST JOINT OPERATION WITHOUT COALITION ASSISTANCE CENTCOM Release 24 Jan 2004-- The Iraqi Civil Defense Corps in conjunction with the Iraqi Police conducted an independent raid last night in Husaybah to capture anti-Coalition forces responsible for hostile activities and robberies in the area.
- Top Al-Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan in October IRNA 24 Jan 2004 -- One of the senior Al-Qaeda operatives was killed in Pakistan`s tribal areas last October, military sources said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Spread of Freedom Needed to Combat Terrorism, Cheney Says Washington File 24 Jan 2004 -- Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 24, Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the world continues to face an unremitting threat from a sophisticated global network of terrorists opposed to the values of freedom and openness that form the basis of civilized societies.
- THREE FIGHTERS IN CONTENTION TO REPLACE SINGAPORE'S AGING SKYHAWKS CNA 24 Jan 2004 -- The Eurofighter Typhoon is currently in a dogfight with Boeing's F-16 and the French-made Rafale for the US$1-billion contract to replace Singapore's aging A-4 Skyhawk jet fighters.
- Pakistan, Japan hold security, defense dialogue IRNA 24 Jan 2004 -- Pakistan and Japan on Saturday held their first round of security dialogue in Islamabad and shared their perspectives of regional and global, strategic and security environment.
- ISRAEL-LEBANON VOA 24 Jan 2004 -- Israel is to set free more than 400 Arabs and Palestinians next week under a prisoner exchange deal with the militant Lebanese group, Hezbollah. In return, the Hezbollah will hand over a kidnapped Israeli businessman and the bodies of three Israeli soldiers.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 24 Jan 2004 -- Israeli officials say their troops shot and killed two Palestinians Saturday near the security fence that divides Israel and the Gaza Strip. The officials say the two had entered a zone that Israel has declared off limits to Palestinians.
- GEORGIA / INAUGURATION VOA 24 Jan 2004 -- Georgia's president-elect, Mikhail Saakashvili, visited a monastery Saturday, one day before being sworn in as the new leader of the former Soviet republic. The Georgian capital, Tbilisi, is bustling with last-minute preparations, amid the arrival of scores of foreign dignitaries.
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