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15 June Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • IRAQ / U-S MILITARY VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- U-S forces in Iraq are stepping up efforts to confiscate illegal weapons, after a deadline to voluntarily turn them in expired. The military says it successfully completed a week-long security sweep north and northwest of Baghdad aimed at confiscating weapons and flushing out armed militants, believed to be Saddam Hussein loyalists. About 100 Iraqis are reported to have been killed
  • US Works to Improve Iraqi Security, But at What Price? VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- U.S. forces in Iraq are stepping up efforts to confiscate illegal weapons, after a deadline to voluntarily turn them in expired. The military said it successfully completed a week-long security sweep north and northwest of Baghdad aimed at confiscating weapons and flushing out armed militants, believed to be Saddam Hussein loyalists.
  • OPERATION DESERT SCORPION BEGINS COMBINED COMBAT AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION CENTCOM 15 Jun 2003 -- In order to isolate and defeat remaining pockets of resistance seeking to delay the transition to a peaceful and stable Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force 7 initiated Operation Desert Scorpion today.
  • US Troops Hunt for Saddam Hussein Loyalists VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- American troops in Iraq are stepping up their efforts to rid the country of forces loyal to ousted President Saddam Hussein.

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  • UNHCR/IRAQI REFUGEES VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- The U-N Refugee Agency says conditions are not yet right for the return of hundreds-of-thousands of Iraqis who sought asylum in other countries while Saddam Hussein was in power. The agency says it is prepared to help the refugees go home once the situation in Iraq settles down.
  • UNHCR: Conditions in Iraq Not Yet Suitable for Return of Refugees VOA 15 Jun 2003 -- 12 Jun 2003 -- The U.N. Refugee Agency has said conditions are not yet right for the return of hundreds-of-thousands of Iraqis who sought asylum in other countries while Saddam Hussein was in power. The agency said it is prepared to help the refugees go home once the situation in Iraq settles down.

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