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25 December 2004 Military News

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Current Operations

  • 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.

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Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • 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.

News Reports

  • 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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