31 January 2004 Military News
- Bombings in Iraq Kill 12, Including 3 U.S. Soldiers AFPS 31 Jan 2004 -- A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers who were part of a convoy between Tikrit and Kirkuk in Iraq today, and a suicide bomber struck an Iraqi police station in Mosul, killing nine people and injuring at least 45 others.
- 4TH ID'S 24-HOUR ACTIVITY CENTCOM Release 31 Jan 2004-- Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse, over the past 24 hours, conducted 179 patrols, five raids and captured 40 individuals. Seventeen of the patrols were joint operations conducted with the Iraqi Police, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Border Guard in order to continually improve the safety and standard of living of the Iraqi people.
- ARROWHEAD BRIGADE UNCOVERS TWO CACHES CENTCOM Release 31 Jan 2004-- Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) under the operational control of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) uncovered two caches during operations Jan. 30 in and around Mosul.
- Three U.S. Soldeirs, Nine Iraqis Dead In Two Attacks RFE/RL 31 Jan 2004 -- Nine people were killed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul today when a car bomb exploded outside a police station and three U.S. soldiers were killed near Kirkuk by an improvised explosive device.
- Iraq Bomb Attacks Kill 12 VOA News 31 Jan 2004 -- A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in north-central Iraq Saturday morning. And a car bomb explosion in front of an Iraqi police station in the northern city of Mosul has killed at least nine people and injured dozens.
- Afghan Leader Says U.S. Raid Killed 10 Civilians RFE/RL 31 Jan 2004 -- Afghan Transitional Administration Chairman Hamid Karzai today said an Interior Ministry investigation has concluded that a U.S. air strike on a village earlier this month killed 10 civilians.
- US Airstrike Killed 10 Civilians, says Afghan President VOA News 31 Jan 2004 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a U.S. air strike in the south of the country earlier this month killed 10 civilians. Mr. Karzai's statement contradicts a report by U.S. military officials at the time of the bombing.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Commends Signing of Somalia Peace Agreement Washington File 31 Jan 2004 -- The United States has commended the January 29 agreement by influential Somalis to establish a new national parliament in Somalia and begin the process of electing a president.
- UK opposes ICJ hearing case against Israeli wall IRNA 31 Jan 2004 -- The British government confirmed Friday that it was joining the US and Australia in opposing a UN decision for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague to rule on the legality of Israel`s so-called security wall.
- Djibouti Declared 'Landmine Free' VOA News 31 Jan 2004 -- U.S. officials say the tiny Horn of Africa country of Djibouti is free from landmines through the help of the United States.
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