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Iraq Special Weapons News - October 2001



  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 34 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 19 October 2001 -- IRAQ'S ANTHRAX STOCKPILE HIGHLIGHTED / IRAQ'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM HAMPERED BY SIZE / IRAQ EXPECTS U.S. ATTACK WITH KURDISH, TURKMEN COOPERATION / INC SAYS IRAQI AMBASSADOR LINKED TO WTC ATTACK TACTIC / IRAQI FM ON OIC MEETING / SADDAM CONDEMNS THOSE WHO SUPPORT U.S. ATTACKS ON AFGHANISTAN / CHINESE COMPANY TO INSTALL IRAQI MOBILE PHONE NETWORK / IRAQ REJECTS SHIPMENT OF PAKISTANI WHEAT / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON GOVERNOR OF DIYALA / KIG LEADERSHIP TO DECIDE ON JUND AL-ISLAM REUNIFICATION / KDP FEARS IRAQI MISSILE ATTACK / KURDISH DELEGATION MEETS WITH U.S. OFFICIALS / IRAQ OCCUPIES 30 VILLAGES IN KURDISH BORDER REGION / IRAQI ARCHEOLOGISTS FIND ANCIENT ASSYRIAN CITY
  • COALITION FORCES STRIKE COMMAND AND CONTROL SITE October 13, 2001 -- In response to hostile Iraqi threats against Coalition pilots and aircrews conducting routine monitoring of the Southern No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH Coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons today to strike a command and control system in southern Iraq at approximately 8: 30 a.m. EDT.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 33 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 12 October 2001 -- SADDAM CONDEMNS STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN... / ...AS BAGHDAD ASKS OIC TO CONDEMN U.S. ACTION / TURKEY SAYS KURDS EXAGGERATE BIN LADEN'S ROLE / IRAQI FM CLEANING HOUSE / KDP SHUTS DOWN TURKMEN STUDENT ORGANIZATION / KUWAIT ASKS UN TO TELL IRAQ TO HALT 'PROVOCATIONS.' / IRAN ACCUSES IRAQ OF SOWING DISCORD IN IRANIAN-ARAB TIES / EGYPTIAN MINISTER TO VISIT BAGHDAD IN NOVEMBER / IRANIAN OFFICIAL CALLS FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN IRAN, IRAQ / TURKEY CLOSES HABUR GATE TO IRAQ / IRAQ EVACUATES HOSPITALS, RATIONS MEDICINES / AL-AZHAR FIGURE VISITS IRAQI KURDISTAN / KCP JOINS PUK IN FIGHT AGAINST JUND AL-ISLAM / PUK, IUMK LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS JUND THREAT / BAGHDAD PAPER SAYS TURKMEN GROUP IS TURKISH SPY FRONT
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 32 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 5 October 2001 -- INC CLAIMS SADDAM LINKED TO BIN LADEN NETWORK / KDP, PUK DISCUSS JUND AL-ISLAM THREAT / KURDISH PM TO INFORM TURKS, AMERICANS ON BIN LADEN LINKS IN NORTHERN IRAQ / PRO-MOSCOW CHECHEN ADMINISTRATION HEAD IN IRAQ / SAUDI ARABIA UPGRADING BORDER INSTALLATIONS WITH IRAQ / ANNAN: CONTINUED UN IRAQ-KUWAIT OBSERVATION NEEDED / RUSSIAN WORKERS AT TWO NEW GENERATING PLANTS / BA'TH OFFICIAL: 'IRAQ HAS NEVER BEEN A BASE FOR TERRORISM.' / SADDAM'S 'JERUSALEM ARMY': 'SWORD OF THE ARABS' OR 'PROP IN A FANTASY DRAMA?' / DEFECTOR SAYS SADDAM HAS GERM WARFARE ARSENAL / BIN LADEN DELEGATION'S GOAL IN KURDISTAN UNCLEAR / CORRUPTION EXPOSED IN IRAQI MINISTRY OF HEALTH / IRAQI TURKMEN TRIBULATIONS HIGHLIGHTED
  • COALITION FORCES STRIKE IRAQI AAA SITES October 3, 2001 -- In response to hostile Iraqi threats against Coalition pilots and aircrews conducting routine monitoring of the Southern No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH Coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons today to strike two anti-aircraft artillery sites in southern Iraq at approximately 7 a.m. EDT.
  • COALITION FORCES STRIKE IRAQI AAA SITES October 2, 2001 -- In response to hostile Iraqi threats against Coalition pilots and aircrews conducting routine monitoring of the Southern No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH Coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons today to strike an Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery site in southern Iraq at approximately 8 a.m. EDT.



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