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09 July 2004 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Jul 2004 [PDF]
  • FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS KILLED IN ATTACK, OTHERS WOUNDED -- Five 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and two Iraqi National Guard Soldiers were killed, and 20 1st ID Soldiers and four ING Soldiers were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces attacked the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Samarra on July 8 at about 10:30 a.m.
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

  • LEBANON / U.S. MARINE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- A Lebanese-born U.S. marine who turned up in his native country after disappearing in Iraq was flown to Germany on Friday for debriefing. He spent the night at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, where officials say he'd turned himself in voluntarily.
  • DoD Announces Marine's Return to Military Control 09 Jul 2004 -- The Department of Defense announced today the status change of Cpl. Wassef A. Hassoun, 24, of Salt Lake City, Utah, from "captured" to "returned to military control."

  • U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan at 17,900, and expected to hold steady The Army National Guard 09 Jul 2004 -- U.S. military forces in Afghanistan now number 17,900 and are likely to remain at that level at least through the New Year, according to senior Pentagon leaders.
  • Annan welcomes Afghanistan's unveiling of presidential, parliamentary poll dates UN News Centre 09 Jul 2004 -- Afghanistan will hold presidential elections on 9 October and delay national and local parliamentary elections until April 2005, its electoral authorities announced today in a decision welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
  • AFGHANISTAN/ELECTIONS VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- After a series of delays, Afghanistan has announced October 9th as the date for its first presidential election following two decades of war and authoritarian rule. A parliamentary election is set to follow next spring. But questions of security and fairness are dogging the coming vote.
  • Pak, Afghan, US officials discuss military cooperation IRNA 09 Jul 2004 -- Pakistani, Afghan and US military and diplomatic officials have met in Afghanistan to develop a "common understanding" of current operations along the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, said a US statement received here Friday.
  • AFGHANISTAN / MULLAH OMAR VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- An Afghan intelligence official says his agency was able briefly to make contact with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the fugitive leader of the country's former Taleban regime. Taleban remnants continue to pose a threat to the current Afghan government, despite efforts to quell them.

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Other Conflicts

  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY ISRAEL United Nations 09 Jul 2004
  • Annan forwards World Court ruling on Israeli wall to UN General Assembly UN News Centre 09 Jul 2004 -- After the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued today its advisory opinion on the Israeli-built wall in the occupied Palestinian territory, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan forwarded the decision to the UN General Assembly, which had requested the Court's advice on the legality of the barrier.
  • International Court of Justice finds Israeli wall in Palestinian territory is illegal UN News Centre 09 Jul 2004 -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion today that Israel's building of a wall in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and said construction must stop immediately and Israel should make reparations for any damage caused.
  • ISRAELI / BARRIER VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- The International Court of Justice in The Hague has ruled that the barrier Israel is building in the West Bank violates international law, and it says the United Nations should take action to stop its construction. The court demanded that Israel tear down those parts of the barrier that have already been built.
  • ISRAEL / BARRIER RULING REACT VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- Israel has rejected the decision by the International Court of Justice that the West Bank barrier is illegal and said it will not act on it. But Palestinian officials welcomed the ruling and said they will press the issue further at the United Nations.
  • U-S/ISRAEL/BARRIER VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- The United States says it is still studying Friday's ruling by the International Court of Justice that declared Israel in violation of international law for building a barrier along the West Bank, which Israel says is needed to keep out terrorists.
  • UN-ISRAEL/ WORLD COURT VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- Israel's United Nations ambassador says the International Court of Justice's ruling against the security barrier Israel is building on land in the occupied West Bank is a "dark day" for the Court and the international legal system. Ambassador Dan Guillerman says the barrier is saving lives.

  • Brahimi urges world to have realistic goals for peace processes UN News Centre 09 Jul 2004 -- The world's expectations for peace-making processes in countries emerging from war or other crises are becoming more ambitious and less realistic, United Nations Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi said yesterday as he received the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal from the German UN Association.
  • Political deadlock between Eritrea and Ethiopia could bring instability - Annan UN News Centre 09 Jul 2004 -- The political impasse over marking a border between Eritrea and Ethiopia, following their 1998-2000 war, is a source of instability in the Horn of Africa, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says.
  • DRC: Militia groups break ceasefire pact IRIN 09 Jul 2004 -- Fighting has broken out again between two militia groups in the embattled district of Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), despite the signing on Monday of a ceasefire agreement negotiated by the UN Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC.
  • GEORGIA/PEACEKEEPERS VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- Separatist forces in the breakaway South Ossetia region of the former Soviet republic of Georgia have released about 35 peacekeepers who were held overnight in an incident that created outrage in the rest of Georgia. The case has also further strained relations with neighboring Russia
  • IVORY COAST/REBELS VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- Rebel forces in northern Ivory Coast say they have arrested dozens of youths, amid concerns over worsening human rights conditions in areas under their control and possible splits within their ranks.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 09 Jul 2004 -- NATO to punish troops for sex with trafficked women / Kosovo parliament challenges UN authority / Amnesty International: NATO peacekeepers, United Nations failed to protect minorities in Kosovo / United States sees early deployment of NATO instructors to Iraq / Security woes may prevent Iraq PM visit to EU / Pakistan envoy in U.S. mentioned for UN Iraq post¨ UK hands probes of soldiers' deaths to Iraqi court / Russia and ex-Soviet states rebuke democracy watchdog / Muslims alarmed as Germany plans Islamist database
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 09 Jul 2004 -- Parliamentary elections likely to be delayed again / Britain funding campaign to combat drug trade

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