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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


24 January 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • Seven Die in Three Incidents in Iraq AFPS 24 Jan 2004 -- Coalition officials reported seven Americans killed in operations in Iraq overnight and today.
  • IRAQ / BOMBING VOA 24 Jan 2004 -- A car bomb attack in the central Iraqi town of Khaldiya has killed at least three American soldiers and injured another six. Several Iraqi civilians were also wounded in the explosion. In separate attacks earlier Saturday, a car bomb in the town of Samarra killed at least three Iraqis and wounded dozens of others, while a roadside bomb detonated in Fallujah, killing two American soldiers.
  • Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Two Bomb Attacks RFE/RL 24 Jan 2004 -- A flurry of attacks by insurgents in Iraq today killed five U.S. soldiers, three Iraqi civilians, and an Iraqi policeman.
  • TASK FORCE "ALL AMERICAN" OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO SECURE AL ANBAR CENTCOM Release 24 Jan 2004-- Task Force "All American" continued missions on 23 Jan. to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
  • IRAQI SECURITY FORCES CONTINUE TO EXCEED RECRUITMENT GOALS CENTCOM Release 24 Jan 2004-- The newly formed Iraqi security forces continued recruitment training and missions over the last day to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
  • ICDC AND IRAQI POLICE CONDUCT THEIR FIRST JOINT OPERATION WITHOUT COALITION ASSISTANCE CENTCOM Release 24 Jan 2004-- The Iraqi Civil Defense Corps in conjunction with the Iraqi Police conducted an independent raid last night in Husaybah to capture anti-Coalition forces responsible for hostile activities and robberies in the area.

Deployments

US Policy

  • Chief U.S. Weapon Hunter In Iraq Quits RFE/RL 24 Jan 2004 -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said yesterday that David Kay has quit his post as leader of the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Blair must admit Iraq war was mistake, says Cook IRNA 24 Jan 2004 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair must admit that it was a mistake to have launched the Iraq war on the false premises of the threat of Saddam Hussein`s weapons of mass destruction, according to former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.
  • Direct elections dangerous for Iraq: Russian analyst IRNA 24 Jan 2004 -- The USA has promised to hand over control of the country to the Iraqis by July 1, 2004. But nobody can guarantee that the transition will be effected on time, if at all. If the security situation in Iraq deteriorates seriously, the Americans may go back on their promise.

News Reports

  • Anti-war campaigners to publish `Alternative Hutton Report` IRNA 24 Jan 2004 -- Peace campaigners are planning to exacerbate the plight facing Prime Minister Tony Blair when Lord Hutton publishes his report into the death of former Iraq arms inspector David Kelly on Wednesday by pressing their own case for an inquiry.




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