19 December 2004 Military News
- IRAQ/UNREST VOA 19 Dec 2004 -- Two car bombs exploded within hours of each other in two Iraqi cities holy to Shiite Muslims. A blast in the city of Karbala killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 30 others. Another car bomb exploded in later Najaf, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 60.
- Task Force Danger Soldiers Detain Eight After IED Explosion Near Bayji MNF-IMNC-I 19 Dec 2004 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers detained eight individuals who were fleeing the scene of an improvised explosive device explosion near Bayji at about 8:45 p.m., Dec. 18.
- ING, 1st ID Soldiers Detain 15 near Al Abbarrah MNF-IMNC-I 19 Dec 2004 -- Iraqi National Guard and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers detained 15 individuals suspected of involvement with attacks against Iraqi and Multi-National Forces during a joint operation on Dec. 19 about 6:45 a.m. near Al Abbarrah.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Tens of thousands of civilians flee clashes, attacks in eastern DR Congo - UN UN News Centre 19 Dec 2004 -- Fighting between armed groups and attacks against civilians have caused tens of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to flee their homes in parts of North Kivu along the Rwandan border, where instability is preventing relief supplies from reaching those in need.
- New Clashes Reported Among Congolese Troops VOA News 19 Dec 2004 -- United Nations officials say new fighting has been reported between Congolese troops and dissident soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Bush Expects Israeli-Palestinian Accord in 2005 VOA News 19 Dec 2004 -- President Bush says he expects a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians during the coming year, and he pledges his personal efforts to ensure a diplomatic breakthrough.
- THAILAND-MALAYSIA DISPUTE VOA 19 Dec 2004 -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has denied an assertion by Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that some Muslim militants in southern Thailand were trained across the border in northern Malaysia.
- Burma Dismantles Military Intelligence Unit VOA News 19 Dec 2004 -- Burma's military junta has begun to dismantle a military intelligence unit formerly headed by disgraced Prime Minister Khin Nyunt.
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