25 December 2004 Military News
- IRAQ/EXPLOSION VOA 25 Dec 2004 -- Eyewitnesses who saw a fuel tanker explode in a Baghdad neighborhood late Friday night, say the vehicle was wired with explosives, and headed for the Jordanian mission when it blew up.
- Operation Wonderland Wraps Up MNFI-MNC-I 25 Dec 2004 -- Marines and Soldiers of the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force wrapped up Operation Wonderland on Dec. 24, which netted 29 detainees and multiple weapons caches.
- Soldiers Capture Key Leaders of Harun Terrorist Network MNFI-MNC-I 25 Dec 2004 -- Second Brigade Combat Team Soldiers of the of the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, captured two key leaders of a terrorist group claiming affiliation with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist network during sweeping operations in Ar Ramadi.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Royal Navy and Naval Education and Training Command sign statement of intent Navy NewsStand 25 Dec 2004 -- At a recent military training and education conference, representatives from the Royal Navy and United States Navy signed a groundbreaking joint statement of cooperation for tackling training and education issues of the 21st century.
- PALESTINIAN LOCAL ELECTIONS VOA 25 Dec 2004 -- Preliminary results from Thursday's Palestinian municipal elections (12-23-04) in the West Bank show the mainstream Fatah faction in the lead, but with the Islamic militant group Hamas making a strong showing. Initial tallies show Fatah winning in at least 11 towns with Hamas taking control of at least seven local councils.
- UZBEKISTAN ELECTION VOA 25 Dec 2004 -- While much of the world's attention Sunday will focus on Ukraine's run-off presidential election, another former Soviet republic is holding polls on the same day: the central Asian state of Uzbekistan is slated to choose its lower house of parliament. But 7many see the election as less than democratic.
- UKRAINE COURT VOA 25 Dec 2004 -- The head of Ukraine's Central Election Commission (C-E-C), Yaroslav Davydovych, says Sunday's scheduled re-run presidential vote will go ahead as planned, despite a last minute ruling by the country's Constitutional Court declaring that a part of recent electoral law changes were unconstitutional.
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