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01 January 2005 Military News

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  • Marine Killed in Al Anbar During Operations
  • Soldier Killed by Roadside Explosion

  • Daily Operations summary for December 31, 2004 MNF-I/MNC-I 01 Jan 2005 -- Friday, Dec 31, Multi-National Force - Iraq forces discovered and cleared four improvised explosive devices, discovered and cleared five weapons caches, conducted three cordons and searches of suspected Anti-Iraqi Forces facilities, conducted six raids on suspected Anti-Iraqi Forces facilities and detained 122 suspected AIF fighters.
  • First Infantry Division Soldiers Detain Three in Raid MNF-I/MNC-I 01 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers captured three individuals including a suspected anti-Iraqi force member in a raid dear Ad Duluiyah at about 2:00 a.m. on January 1.
  • Joint Night Raid Snags Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 01 Jan 2005 -- Under the cover of darkness on Dec. 28 Soldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, both of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, circled their Bradley Fighting Vehicles -- type of armored troop transport -- around an insurgent target deep in East Baghdad's Sadr City.
  • Operation Backbreaker MNF-I/MNC-I 01 Jan 2005 -- Maj. Art Weeks stood back and surveyed the bustling activity of Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Iraqi Police and civilian contractors who had joined forces to re-establish law and order in this town.
  • Cavalry Stakes Out New Territory in North Babil MNF-I/MNC-I 01 Jan 2005 -- A massive cordon and knock operation in the Mamudiyah area of north Babil Dec. 30 gave the troopers of 1st Cavalry Division's Task Force 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment 'Black Knights' a good feeling about their newly tasked mission in support of the upcoming Iraqi free elections in this largely rural area.

  • Transcript: U.S. Military Relief Efforts for Tsunami Victims U.S. Pacific Command 01 Jan 2005 -- Captain Rodger Welch, USN, Tsunami Relief Spokeperson, U. S. Pacific Command

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  • Transcript: Press conference on tsunami disaster on saturday, 1 january United Nations 01 Jan 2005
  • UN reports over $2 billion in pledges for the tsunami relief effort UN News Centre 01 Jan 2005 -- With some 40 countries offering support for the victims of the tsunami disaster, over $2 billion in pledges had already been recorded for the emergency and recovery phase, a senior United Nations relief official said today.
  • Powell, Annan Confer on Tsunami Relief Efforts Washington File 01 Jan 2005 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell called the Indian Ocean tsunami "an unprecedented disaster," declaring that the need is great not just for immediate relief but for long-term reconstruction efforts as well.
  • Tsunami Relief Support by U.S. Naval Forces to Expand Washington File 01 Jan 2005 -- U.S. naval forces are continuing to expand their logistical support of relief operations in the nations devastated by the recent Indian Ocean tsunami, a Pacific Command (PACOM) operations officer says.
  • President Discusses Tsunami Relief in Radio Address The White House 01 Jan 2005 -- "On this first day of a new year, we join the world in feeling enormous sadness over a great human tragedy. Last Sunday, an earthquake and violent tsunamis struck the nations that surround the Indian Ocean. The carnage is of a scale that defies comprehension, with over 100,000 deaths reported. I have signed a proclamation calling for our nation's flag to be flown at half-staff this coming week. As the people of this devastated region struggle to recover, we offer our love and compassion, and our assurance that America will be there to help."
  • Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand: Earthquake and Tsunami OCHA Situation Report No. 9 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 01 Jan 2005
  • TSUNAMI WRAP VOA 01 Jan 2005 -- Despite a massive outpouring of donations, emergency aid for the victims of last week's devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean basin is only just beginning to trickle into some of the hardest hit regions. Although some relief groups expressed frustration with the delays, United Nations officials say they expect to be able to help the vast majority of those affected.
  • BUSH/TSUNAMI VOA 01 Jan 2005 -- President Bush says Americans join the world in feeling enormous sadness on this first day of the New Year, because of the enormous toll from the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The president has pledged 350-million dollars to help those affected.
  • DISASTER SITREP VOA 01 Jan 2005 -- In Southern Asia, candlelight vigils and fundraisers replaced New Year's fireworks and celebrations in memory of the victims of last Sunday's earthquake and tsunamis. Pledges of aid surpassed one-billion dollars as the death toll climbed above 125-thousand.
  • BRITAIN/TSUNAMI VOA 01 Jan 2005 -- Nearly a week after the tsunami struck in the India Ocean, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has made his first public comments on the devastating disaster.
  • ACEH / RELIEF VOA 01 Jan 2005 -- Relief has been arriving by the ton in the area hardest hit by Sunday's tsunamis -- Indonesia's northern Sumatra Island. Supplies are clogging the airport as relief officials struggle with logistics for distribution, amid mass devastation.

  • Ukrainian Premier Steps Down RFE/RL 01 Jan 2005 -- Ukraine's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych has formally resigned from his post.



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