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Iraq Special Weapons News - March 2001



  • COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO IRAQI AAA FIRE March 30, 2001 -- In response to recent Iraqi AAA fire directed against coalition forces, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH aircraft used precision-guided weapons today to strike an anti-aircraft artillery site in Southern Iraq at approximately 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 10 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 30 March 2001 -- OPPOSITION ACCUSES IRAQ OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY / SCIRI FIRES ROCKETS AT SADDAM'S PALACE. SCIRI / IRAQ ISLAMIC PARTY CALLS FOR 'NATIONAL FRONT.' / IRAQI STEPS UP SPYING IN UAE / WAS QUSAY IN TEHRAN LAST WEEK? / SADDAM APPEALS TO ARAB SUMMIT / PUTIN PROPOSES 'PACKAGE SOLUTION' ON IRAQ... / ...BUT SUMMIT MAKES LITTLE PROGRESS ON IRAQ... / ...EVEN AS SAUDIS UPSET BY ANY DISCUSSION OF IRAQ / A YEMENI ROLE IN IRAQ-KUWAIT PRISONERS DISPUTE / IRAQ TO BUY MALAYSIAN CARS, MOROCCAN TRUCKS / DEPORTATIONS OF KURDS CONTINUE... / ...AS OTHER KURDS CALLED UP FOR COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAINING / PKK LEADER ATTACKS PUK PEOPLE AND POLICIES / LIFTING EMBARGO SEEN HURTING KURDS / KURDISH RIVALS EXCHANGE NAWRUZ GREETINGS, MEET IN U.S. / IRAQI ARMY IN KURDISH REGION? / HARIRI ASSASSINS IDENTIFIED
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 9 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 23 March 2001 -- SENIOR BAGHDAD OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION / WASHINGTON MAY GIVE AID TO VARIOUS OPPOSITION GROUPS / IRAQ, RUSSIA CALL FOR LIFTING OF NO-FLY ZONES / IS KUWAIT SHIFTING ITS POSITION ON IRAQ? / KUWAIT-IRAQ RECONCILIATION AND ARAB SUMMIT / TURKISH TRADE WITH IRAQ EXPANDS / SYRIAN PRESIDENT RECEIVES IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER / AZIZ MEETS WITH YEMENI FOREIGN MINISTER / OMANI FOREIGN MINISTER ON IRAQ / IRAQI VP RECEIVES TUNISIAN TRADE MINISTER / ZARUBEZHNEFT RECEIVES PERMISSION TO DRILL IN IRAQ / IRAQ, MALAYSIA TO COOPERATE IN MEDICAL FIELD / 'REPUBLIC OF SIRNAK' SCRUTINIZED BY PRESS / TWO VIEWS ON THE KURDISH FUTURE IN IRAQ
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 8 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 16 March 2001 -- UN TO INVESTIGATE TORTURE IN IRAQ / IRAQ BEGINS TRAINING 'JERUSALEM LIBERATION ARMY.' / RUSSIA DENIES BAGHDAD PRODUCING WMD / NEW U.S. ADMINISTRATION SEEN SHIFTING FOCUS / TURKEY'S CEM: 'NO PRESSURE BEING APPLIED ON IRAQ ISSUE.' / SADDAM SAYS IMF IS 'SATAN OF IMPERIALISM.' / IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER AT ARAB LEAGUE MEETINGS / IRAQ JOINS ARAB DRUG-FIGHTING EFFORTS / EGYPTIAN-IRAQ TIES EXPAND / JORDAN SEEKS TO EXPAND ECONOMIC TIES WITH IRAQ / LEBANON SECRETLY NORMALIZES RELATIONS WITH IRAQ / IRAQI TIES WITH ALGERIA ALSO EXPAND / BAGHDAD TO OPEN EMBASSY IN ARMENIA / SLAVNEFT TO DEVELOP IRAQI OIL DEPOSIT. / .AND IRAQI VP TO VISIT MOSCOW / UKRAINE BIDS TO SELL TRUCKS TO IRAQ / ANOTHER BOMBING IN IRBIL / KDP, UN DISCUSS COOPERATION / KURDISH SDS BACKS PUK-KDP PEACE PROCESS
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 7 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 9 March 2001 -- KURDISH ASSASSINATION CONDEMNED / WILL U.S. FUNDS GO TO SCIRI? / IRAQI SPIES APPREHENDED / IRAQ, PAKISTAN DO FOOD AND DRUG DEALS / IRAQI MEDICINE AND DOCTORS SENT ABROAD / IRAQ COMPLAINS ABOUT SHORTAGES OF MEDICAL GOODS / FLIGHTS TO IRAQ DELAYED
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 6 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 2 March 2001 -- ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS SADDAM HUSSEIN / U.S. CONDEMNS IRAQ'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD / IRAQI WMD AND ACM DEVELOPMENTS CONTINUE... / .BUT INSPECTIONS UNLIKELY TO RESUME / U.S.-BRITISH STRIKES SAFEGUARD OWN PLANES



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