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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


17 January 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • Three U.S. Soldiers, Two Iraqis Die in Bombing AFPS 17 Jan 2004 -- Three 4th Infantry Division soldiers and two Iraqi Civil Defense Corps personnel died and two Americans were wounded this morning when a Bradley fighting vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near Taji, about 20 miles north of Baghdad, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials reported.
  • IRAQ/UNREST VOA 17 Jan 2004 -- A roadside bomb exploded Saturday morning north of Baghdad, killing three U-S soldiers and two Iraqis. Two other American soldiers were wounded in the ambush.
  • Five Die In Iraq Bomb Attack RFE/RL 17 Jan 2004 -- The U.S. military says three American soldiers and two Iraqi civil defense troopers were killed today when a roadside bomb exploded next to their patrol.
  • COMMUNITY LEADERS, PARENTS LEARN HOW TO SEEK SCHOOL FUNDING CENTCOM Release 17 Jan 2004-- Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) members attended a class to learn the procedures of earning a grant from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) to support their public schools in Baghdad.
  • RAKKASANS LEAVE; STRYKERS TAKE OVER CENTCOM Release 17 Jan 2004-- The 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), handed over control of part of northwest Iraq today to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, in a ceremony outside the town of Tallafar.

Deployments

  • US to Reduce Number of Troops in Iraq VOA News 18 Jan 2004 -- A U.S. military official in Baghdad says the number of U.S. troops in Iraq will be reduced about 20 percent over the coming months, but that will not affect their ability to deal with insurgents.

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • British defense chief sorry over soldier's death in Iraq PLA Daily 17 Jan 2004 -- British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Friday that he was "extremely sorry" that a British soldier, who had not been equipped with a body armor, was killed in Iraq as pressure on the defense chief to resign mounts.
  • France considers security assistance to Iraq PLA Daily 17 Jan 2004 -- France is considering the possibility of answering to an eventual demand to join the security work in Iraq, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said Friday.

News Reports




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