21 February 2004 Military News
- NORTHERN IRAQ REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER GRADUATES FIRST HAMAM AL ALIL COMPANY CENTCOM Release 21 Feb 2004-- The security of Hamam Al Alil, a small town south of Mosul, improved this week as the first company of Iraqi Civil Defense Corps personnel who are tasked with securing the city graduated Thursday from the Northern Iraq Regional Training Center.
- 4TH INFANTRY OPERATIONS FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS CENTCOM Release 21 Feb 2004-- Iraqi Police led soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division to a location northwest of Kirkuk that contained a large cache of mortar rounds, Feb. 19.
- Coalition-Iraqi Raids Flush Out More Terror Suspects AFPS 21 Feb 2004 -- Coalition and Iraqi security forces rounded up several terrorist targets during overnight raids, including a former mayor of Tikrit and a cousin of Saddam Hussein suspected of providing false passports for individuals crossing the Iraq-Syria border.
- Pak troops deploying in tribal areas for anti-Al Qaeda operation IRNA 21 Feb 2004 -- The authorities in Pakistan`s semi-autonomous areas, close to the border with Afghanistan have started deployment of troops ahead of impending action against terrorists, reports said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- HAITI UNREST OVERNIGHT VOA 22 Feb 2004 -- Rebels in Haiti took control of the country's largest city in the north Sunday. Government forces have now been ousted from all major municipalities in the northern part of the country, along with several in Haiti's central region.
- HAITI UNREST VOA 22 Feb 2004 -- Rebels in Haiti have taken control of the country's largest city in the north. The armed seizure constitutes a major escalation of a 17-day insurgency that has claimed more than 50 lives.
- HAITI / NEGOTIATIONS VOA 21 Feb 2004 -- International efforts to bring an end to political strife in Haiti have been suspended in deadlock. Haitian opposition leaders are refusing to endorse an internationally-backed plan that would keep President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in office.
- SENEGAL/UN VOA 21 Feb 2004 -- United Nations officials in West Africa have expressed concern over growing instability in Guinea, as they work to coordinate peacekeeping efforts throughout the region.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 21 Feb 2004 -- Israel says it will begin tearing down part of the controversial barrier it is building in the West Bank, before the International Court of Justice opens hearings Monday on the legality of the structure.
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