05 December 2004 Military News
- Two Task Force Olympia Soldiers Killed, Four Wounded During Attack on Patrol
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- IRAQ / WRAP VOA 05 Dec 2004 -- The mounting insurgency in Iraq has claimed the lives of more than 30 Iraqi civilians and security forces during the past two days. The increasing level of violence in the country has prompted a renewed call from some political parties in the country to postpone elections scheduled for the end of January.
- Insurgents Kill 17 Iraqis In Bus Attack RFE/RL 05 Dec 2004 -- U.S. military officials in Iraq say insurgents have killed at least 17 Iraqis in an attack on several buses today in the northern city of Tikrit.
- Iraq: New Violence Raises Concern About Elections RFE/RL 05 Dec 2004 -- Insurgent attacks today in northern Iraq have killed more than 20 Iraqis. At least 17 Iraqi civilians were killed by one attack in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit. Another attack -- a suicide car bombing to the north of Tikrit -- killed an Iraqi National Guard commander and three of his security guards. The attacks mark the latest violence within Sunni-Muslim areas of Iraq over the past three days that has killed more than 70 people.
- Iraqi Security Forces, Multi-National Forces Detain 64 Outside of Tal Afar MNF-I/MNC-I 05 Dec 2004 -- Iraqi Security forces and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 64 people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities and collected a large amount of weapons and munitions during operations Dec. 4 in northern Iraq.
- 17 Iraqi civilians killed, 13 wounded near Tikrit MNF-I/MNC-I 05 Dec 2004 -- Seventeen Iraqi civilians were killed and 13 others were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces attacked them as they were going to work near Tikrit on Dec. 5 at about 8:30 a.m.
Defense Policy / Programs
- IVORY COAST / TALKS VOA 05 Dec 2004 -- South African President Thabo Mbeki is extending by one day his mediation efforts in strife-torn Ivory Coast, after meeting with rebels in the north. But as VOA's Nico Colombant reports, his visit shows little sign of breaking the deadlock over stalled peace deals.
- ISRAEL EGYPT PRISONERS VOA 05 Dec 2004 -- Six Egyptian students captured sneaking into Israel have been exchanged for an Israeli businessman convicted in Egypt as an Israeli spy.
- KRAINE VOA 05 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's electoral dispute continues following Friday's Supreme Court order for a new Presidential runoff vote with the opposing sides now sparring over electoral reforms. President Leonid Kuchma has called for a new roundtable meeting on Monday involving international mediators.
- Ukraine Mired In Fresh Standoff RFE/RL 05 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's pro-Western opposition was today locked in a fresh standoff with the government that is raising concerns about preparations for a repeat of the country's flawed late-November presidential election.
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