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Iraq Special Weapons News - April 2001



  • AAA fired at ONW aircraft April 30, 2001 -- Iraqi forces threatened Operation Northern Watch(ONW) coalition aircraft today. Iraqi forces fired anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) from sites northwest of Mosul while ONW aircraft conducted routine enforcement of the Northern No-Fly Zone.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 14 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 27 April 2001 -- BND SAYS IRAQ DEVELOPING NEW CHEMICAL WEAPONS / 'DISENCHANTMENT' RUMORED AMONG IRAQ SECURITY SERVICES / QUSAY EXECUTES 1,000 PRISONERS / ELECTIONS SAID INTENDED TO GROOM QUSAI FOR SENIOR PARTY POST / AL-SAHHAF SEEN HAVING FAILED AS FOREIGN MINISTER / SADDAM'S BIRTHDAY TO COST $25 MILLION / RAMADAN SAYS IRAQ-RUSSIA TIES AT 'NEW LEVEL'... / ...AND RUSSIA TO LAUNCH IRAQI SATELLITES / IRAQI VICE PRESIDENT VISITS TATARSTAN / SERBIAN SOCIALIST PARTY DELEGATION VISITS BAGHDAD / IRAQ TO BOYCOTT ISLAMIC PARLIAMENTARY MEETING / SAUDIS SEND 35 TONS OF MEDICINE TO IRAQ / YEMEN, RUSSIA DISCUSS IRAQ / BARZANI PUTS 'FINAL TOUCHES' ON PEACE WITH PUK / TALABANI OPTIMISTIC ABOUT KURDISH FUTURE / KDP, PUK FORCES WITHDRAW FROM CONTACT LINES / TURKISH DEFENSE MINISTER ATTENDS IRAQI TURKMEN RECEPTION
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 13 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 20 April 2001 -- SADDAM RESHUFFLES HIS CABINET / SCIRI'S MILITARY WING OPPOSES DIALOGUE WITH U.S. / IRAN LAUNCHES SCUDS AT MUJAHEDIN-E KHALQ BASES IN IRAQ / BAGHDAD SAID WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HAVING NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN 1991 / BAGHDAD SAID REBUILDING BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PLANT / CZECHS TO SUPPLY ENGINES FOR IRAQI RAILROADS / JORDAN ASKS UN TO ALLOW BAGHDAD COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS / AEUC TO HOLD NEXT MEETING IN BAGHDAD / SADDAM RECEIVES ALGERIAN DELEGATION / KURDS, UN DISCUSS ELECTRICITY ISSUE / KDP'S BARZANI TO VISIT ANKARA AT THE END OF APRIL / ASSYRIAN DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT HOLDS THIRD CONGRESS
  • COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE RADAR SYSTEM April 20, 2001 -- In response to recent Iraqi hostile acts against coalition aircraft monitoring the Southern No Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike a mobile early warning radar in southern Iraq yesterday.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 12 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 13 April 2001 -- SCIRI ADDS CONDITIONS TO ANY U.S. TALKS / FIC SEES EXPANDED U.S. SUPPORT FOR OPPOSITION / 25 PRISONERS EXECUTED NEAR BAGHDAD / SADDAM CHANGES INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS / GCC MEETING PROVOKES BAGHDAD / PUTIN SEEN EXPANDING MOSCOW-BAGHDAD TIES / YUGOSLAVIA, IRAQ DISCUSS ECONOMIC COOPERATION / WASHINGTRON SAID MULLING MORE AID TO KURDISTAN / KDP, PUK AGREE ON CRIMINAL PROCEDURES / WILL THERE BE A WATER WAR?
  • COALITION FORCES STRIKE AAA SITES April 12, 2001 -- In response to anti-aircraft artillery fire yesterday against coalition aircraft in Iraq's southern no-fly zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH coalition aircraft today used precision-guided weapons to strike an anti-aircraft artillery site in southern Iraq at approximately 10:45 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Iraq fires AAA at ONW aircraft April 06, 2001 -- Iraqi forces threatened Operation Northern Watch(ONW) coalition aircraft today. Iraqi forces fired anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) from sites north of Mosul while ONW aircraft conducted routine enforcement of the Northern No-Fly Zone.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 11 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 6 April 2001 -- SCIRI READY FOR DIALOGUE WITH WASHINGTON / IRAQ REJECTS ARAB SUMMIT DRAFT... / ...BUT EXTENDS CONSULTATIONS / KUWAIT 'NOT COMMITTED' TO ANY FORMULA ON IRAQ TIES / TURKEY'S CEM IN U.S. TO DISCUSS MODIFYING EMBARGO... / ...AS TURKEY TO OPEN SECOND BORDER CROSSING WITH IRAQ... / ...AND IRAQ HOPES TO LINK UP WITH EUROPEAN GAS NET VIA TURKEY / IRAQI-SYRIAN FREE-TRADE ZONE LAUNCHED / EGYPT SEEKS MORE TRADE WITH IRAQ / MOROCCAN TRADE FAIR IN BAGHDAD / RAMADAN RECEIVES RUSSIAN ENVOY / ARMENIA PURSUING OWN INTERESTS WITH IRAQ TIES / IRAQI MINISTER IN MINSK / KURDISH SCHOLAR MURDERED IN BAGHDAD / KDP, PUK TAKE STEPS TO NORMALIZE TIES



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