25 January 2004 Military News
- IRAQ/UNREST VOA 25 Jan 2004 -- An American Army helicopter has crashed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, about 360-kilometers north of Baghdad. It is not immediately clear what caused the crash and a search operation is underway for the crew.
- CERP FUNDS, CIVIL AFFAIRS PROVE VITAL IN REBUILDING, SECURING IRAQ CENTCOM Release 25 Jan 2004-- The Commanders Emergency Relief Program (CERP) has distributed funds throughout all of Iraq. In the Al Anbar province, these funds from Task Force "All American" have proven to be vital in the reconstruction and stabilization of Iraq.
- TASK FORCE "ALL AMERICAN" SEIZES BLACK MARKET FUEL CENTCOM Release 25 Jan 2004-- Members of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, part of Task Force "All American" discovered a taxicab selling black market fuel in the city of Hit on Friday afternoon.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 22d MEU designated 'Special Operations Capable' Marine Corps News 25 Jan 2004-- Months of hard work culminated in the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) receiving its 'Special Operations Capable (SOC)' designation January 23.
- ISRAEL/SHARON VOA 25 Jan 2004 -- Israel's cabinet has selected a new attorney general, one of whose first tasks will be to decide whether to charge Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in connection with bribery allegations. Some lawyers in the Israeli Justice Ministry have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to launch a prosecution. .
- ISRAEL/LEBANON VOA 25 Jan 2004 -- Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon, says he has hopes of finding out the fate of Captain Ron Arad who has been missing in action for nearly two decades. Mr. Sharon says this information is expected from negotiations with the militant Islamic group Hezbollah, which has agreed on a prisoner swap with Israel.
- ISRAEL/SECURITY VOA 25 Jan 2004 -- Israel has unveiled a new security system to be installed in buses to try to prevent the vehicles from being blown up by suicide bombers. The system was designed after buses became one of the most frequent targets of such attacks.
- U.S. Pleased by Positive Meeting on Cyprus Negotiations Washington File 25 Jan 2004 -- The State Department released the following statement January 25 on a recent meeting between United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan regarding Cyprus
- COTE D IVOIRE: No fighting one year after peace accord, but still divided IRIN 25 Jan 2004 -- One year after the signing of a French-brokered peace agreement, the fighting has stopped, but Cote d'Ivoire remains a country deeply divided and reconciliation remains an elusive ideal yet to be achieved.
- NIGERIA: Muslim fundamentalist uprising raises fears of terrorism IRIN 25 Jan 2004 -- When a student-led Islamic sect launched an armed uprising last month with the aim of setting up a Taliban-style Muslim state in northern Nigeria, the authorities were swift to quell the insurrection.
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