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05 January 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Jan 2004 [PDF]

  • Video Shows Coalition Forces Didn't Desecrate Mosque in Jan. 1 Raid AFPS 05 Jan 2004 -- Coalition Provisional Authority and military officials in Baghdad, Iraq, today showed reporters a video as proof that coalition and Iraqi security forces took extra care not to desecrate the holy site during a raid of a mosque Jan. 1.
  • WRAP-UP OF 4TH ID'S ACTIVITIES CENTCOM Release 05 Jan 2004-- In Dibis, 173rd Airborne Brigade soldiers discovered an ammunition cache during the evening of Jan.2. The cache appeared to have been at the location since before Operation Iraqi Freedom began and consisted of 163 60-millimeter mortar rounds, 17 hand grenades and 17 flares. All the munitions were secured and are scheduled for future destruction by an explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team.
  • ICDC TROOPS CONTINUE INDEPENDENT MISSION, TASK FORCE SOLDIERS HELP ECONOMY CENTCOM Release 05 Jan 2004-- During the last 24 hours, the 82nd Airborne Division and subordinate units conducted 158 patrols, nine of which were joint patrols with Iraqis.
  • Air Force convoys end in Iraq AFPN 05 Jan 2004-- With the closure of the Tallil Tavern Dining Facility, the dangerous 150-mile convoy trip from here to Kuwait has ended for the Air Force convoy team.
  • Kirkuk airmen provide relief supplies AFPN 05 Jan 2004-- The words of a Kurdish refugee woman living in a tent on the outskirts of Kirkuk keep ringing in the ears of all who heard it.

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • U-N / IRAQ / U-S VOA 05 Jan 2004 -- U-S officials say Washington will support U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan's call for three-party talks aimed at defining a United Nations role in Iraq's transition to self-rule. The talks are to be held later this month at U-N headquarters in New York

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ: Special report on IDPs IRIN 05 Jan 2004
  • Section 2207 Report - January 5, 2004 -- Section 2207 of the Emergency Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004, (Public Law 108-106)requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)to submit a report to Congress every 90 days that updates the estimates and assumptions for the $18.4 billion appropriated in this Act for Iraq under the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF).

Foreign Reactions

  • ISSUE FOCUS: IRAQ: A RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTS FOR 2004 US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign media Reaction 05 Jan 2004
  • Iraq: Blair Visits Al-Basrah As British Public Turns Attention To Domestic Issues RFE/RL 05 Jan 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday made his second visit to post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, telling British soldiers in Al-Basrah that they are helping make the world safe from terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and brutal regimes. Blair has staked his political career on backing the U.S. strategy in Iraq in the face of fierce opposition at home. Will his new visit to Iraq give him a boost?
  • UK`s top man in Iraq arrives in Tehran for talks IRNA 05 Jan 2004 -- United Kingdom`s special representative for Iraq, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, arrived in Tehran Monday for a one-day visit to hold bilateral talks on Iraq with Iranian officials.
  • Straw confirms UK troops to stay in Iraq for years IRNA 05 Jan 2004 -- Foreign Secretary Jack Straw confirmed Monday that British troops were likely to be in Iraq for years and not months.
  • EU allocates 31 million euro for humanitarian aid to Iraq IRNA 05 Jan 2004 -- The European Commission Monday announced that it has allocated 31.75 million euro to humanitarian aid in favour of vulnerable populations in Iraq.
  • UK`s Greenstock and Kharrazi discuss Iraq developments IRNA 05 Jan 2004 -- United Kingdom`s special representative for Iraq, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, discussed the `latest Iraq developments` with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Monday, foreign ministry said in a press release.
  • US to formally launch handover of power to Iraq PLA Daily 05 Jan 2004 -- The United States will formally launch the handover of power to Iraq with the final game plan still not fully in place, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 05 Jan 2004 -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says British troops will remain in Iraq for years after a planned transfer of power to Iraqis.
  • JAPAN / IRAQ VOA 05 Jan 2004 -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has pledged to move forward with the country's planned military deployment to Iraq -- its largest since World War Two. The Japanese leader used his New Year address to calm public fears over the unprecedented humanitarian mission.

News Reports




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