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09 January 2005 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Soldier Killed in IED Attack
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty

  • Seven Ukrainians Killed In Iraq RFE/RL 09 Jan 2005 -- The Defense Ministry in Kyiv says seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed in southern Iraq today while aviation bombs were being loaded. One soldier from Kazakhstan also died.
  • Daily Operations Summary for January 8, 2005 MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Today, Multi-National Force - Iraq forces discovered and cleared ten improvised explosive devices, discovered and cleared 12 weapons caches, conducted ten cordon and searches of suspected anti-Iraqi forces (AIF) facilities, conducted two raids on a suspected anti-Iraqi forces facilities and detained 59 suspected AIF.
  • Riyadh City Council Member Kidnapped MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- A Riyadh City Council member was kidnapped near Riyadh, January 8, at about 9:00 a.m.
  • Three Bodies Found Near Samarra MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers discovered the bodies of three males near Samarra at about 9:30 a.m. on January 8.
  • Kidnapped IP Kills One and Wounds Another; Three Captured and one Killed MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers found a body at the site where an abducted IP officer killed one of his kidnappers and wounded another.
  • Four Detained in Raid; Three Were Wanted MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers detained four individuals in a raid near Bayji on Jan. 9 at about 1:00 a.m.
  • Eight Detained at Site of IED Attack MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers detained eight individuals at the site where they were attacked by an improvised explosive device at about 9:25 p.m., Jan. 8 near Kirkuk.
  • New hospital opens at Speicher MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- The 67th Combat Support Hospital's contributions to the 1st Infantry Division have gone beyond providing medication and mending injuries, and now include a new building.
  • Stryker Team Successfully Defeats Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), killed one and injured another anti-Iraqi insurgent following an attack on their convoy on Jan. 8.
  • 11 AIF members detained during Operation Therapist MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, conducted Operation Therapist near Tikrit early on Jan. 9.
  • 11 AIF Members Detained During Operation Lanthonid MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers from Task Force 82 conducted Operation Lanthonid near Baqubah early on Jan 9.
  • ISF, Marines Seize Weapons Caches; Detain Suspects MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces supported by U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force discovered a weapons cache in northeastern Fallujah on Jan. 8.
  • Multi-National Forces Detain 9 in Mosul MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained nine people wanted for anti-Iraqi activity and collected a variety of weapons and intelligence items during operations on Jan. 8 in northern Iraq.
  • ING Finds Weapons cache in Mosque MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- The 106th Iraqi National Guard conducted a cordon and search of the Al Monsour Mosque and discovered a large cache of weapons and munitions in western Mosul on Jan. 9.
  • Two Killed, Another Injured at Near Ad Duluiyah MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers engaged a vehicle failing to stop at a traffic control point near Ad Duluiyah on Jan. 9.
  • sk Force Soldiers Find cache of Mortars MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- While on patrol, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found a large cache of several mortars in western Baghdad at approximately 10:50 p.m. Jan. 8.
  • Soldiers Find Roadside Bomb in Baghdad MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found a road-side bomb in western Baghdad at approximately 7:50 p.m. Jan. 8.
  • Detainees Released from Abu Ghraib MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- The Multi-National Force released about 230 security detainees today from its theater internment facility at Abu Ghraib. This was the second release this month, with 260 detainees released on Jan. 1
  • Explosion at Ammunition Storage Point MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Seven Ukrainian Soldiers and a Kazakh Soldier were killed in an explosion at an ammunition storage point around noon on Jan. 9.
  • Iraqi, U.S. forces Continue to Deplete Insurgents' Weapons and Munitions Inventory MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces supported by U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force seized a weapons cache in southern Fallujah today.
  • Cavalry Engineers Oversee Treatment Plant Restorations MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Jan 2005 -- Engineers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have made it their priority to rebuild and repair Baghdad's infrastructure.

  • Transcript: U.S. Military Relief Efforts for Tsunami Victims U.S. Pacific Command 09 Jan 2005 -- Brigadier General Jan-Marc Jouas, USAF, Combined Support Force-536, Director, Air Component Coordination Element and Tom Fry, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team
  • Navy Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2005 -- At 7:20 a.m. local time, an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) with four air crew members and six U.S. Navy personnel aboard experienced a hard landing at Banda Aceh airfield in Indonesia.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Submarine Crew Member Dies Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2005 -- A crew member died Jan. 9 (Guam time) aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) as a result of injuries sustained when the sub ran aground Jan. 8 (Guam time) south of Guam.
  • Sailor Dies Following Submarine Mishap AFPS 09 Jan 2005 -- A crew member died today aboard the Los Angeles- class submarine USS San Francisco as a result of injuries sustained when the sub ran aground Jan. 7 south of Guam, U.S. Pacific Fleet officials announced.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • Bush "Heartened" by Strong Turnout for Palestinian Election Washington File 09 Jan 2005 -- President Bush says he is "heartened" by the strong turnout for the Palestinian elections January 9, calling it "a historic day for the Palestinian people and for the people of the Middle East."
  • BUSH / PALESTINIANS UPDATE VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- President Bush says he is heartened by the strong turnout in Sunday's Palestinian election and looks forward to working with the winners. Mr. Bush is promising more help to advance the cause of Middle East peace.
  • PALESTINIAN ELECTIONS VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- Exit polls show Mahmoud Abbas the clear winner in the race for Palestinian president. The polls were kept open an additional two hours in order to give some voters a chance to cast their ballots.
  • ARABS PALESTINIAN ELECTION VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- While Palestinians are going to the polls to replace the late Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat, political analysts in the region say the implication of the election reaches far beyond the Palestinian territories. Many analysts believe the election will have a positive impact on other Arab states where elections are scheduled to be held this year.
  • PALESTINIAN ELECTIONS VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- Early voting has gone smoothly across the West Bank and Gaza Strip where Palestinians are choosing a new president, but some problems were reported in East Jerusalem. The elections are seen as an important step to possibly reviving peace talks with Israel.
  • BUSH / PALESTINIANS VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- The Bush administration says it is ready to help the newly elected Palestinian leadership as it moves toward democracy and reform.

  • Bush, Powell Praise Sudan Peace Accord, Urge Swift Implementation Washington File 09 Jan 2005 -- President Bush has congratulated the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement for signing a peace agreement January 9 that moves closer to ending a decades-long civil war in that country.
  • SUDAN/PEACE DEAL VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- The Sudanese government and the southern rebel group called the Sudan People's Liberation Movement have signed a comprehensive peace agreement to end almost 22 years of war.

News Reports

  • Massive Humanitarian Relief Mission Supports Tsunami Victims AFPS 09 Jan 2005 -- The largest humanitarian relief effort since the Berlin Airlift in 1947 is providing desperately needed water, food and medical supplies to victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the general coordinating air support for the operation told reporters today.
  • On-Ground Reality Drives Combined Support Force AFPS 09 Jan 2005 -- The global effort based here to help pick up the pieces in the tsunami-devastated region of Southeast Asia continues to respond to ever-pressing needs.
  • SRI LANKA / ANNAN VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is calling for the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels to put aside their political differences as the country starts to rebuild following last month's devastating tsunami.
  • UN / ACEH SHOOTING VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- The United Nations says the long-standing conflict between separatist rebels and the Indonesian military is not hampering its aid efforts in the tsunami devastated region of Aceh, but acknowledges precautions are in place after gunfire broke out near its headquarters in the capital of Banda Aceh.
  • SRI LANKA / REBUILDING QUESTION VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- Two weeks after the deadly tsunami ravaged scores of communities, some people in Sri Lanka say they are ready to rebuild and get on with their lives. But with destruction so widespread and aid largely directed at emergency medical care, few know where to begin.
  • SOUTH ASIA / TSUNAMI / ECONOMY VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- The economic damage from the tsunami disaster will be marginal in the largest country in South Asia - India. But the economies of Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be hit much harder.

  • UKRAINE POL ONITE VOA 09 Jan 2005 -- Ukraine's Central Election Commission (C-E-C) has said it expects to announce the final, official results of the December 26th re-run presidential election early this week. That could clear the way for the swearing-in of the new president within days.



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