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13 February 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Feb 2004 [PDF]

  • 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION'S 24-HOUR ACTIVITY CENTCOM Release 13 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse conducted 150 patrols and two raids, capturing 44 individuals over the past 24 hours. Ten of the patrols were joint operations conducted with the Iraqi Police, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Border Guard in order to continually improve the safety and standard of living of the Iraqi people.
  • Attack Kills Soldier, Wounds 2 Others in Iraq AFPS 13 Feb 2004 -- One 16th Military Police Brigade soldier was killed and two others were wounded late Feb. 12 in an attack using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials in Baghdad, Iraq, announced today in a news release.
  • TASK FORCE OLYMPIA DETAINS SUSPECTS, COLLECTS WEAPONS CENTCOM Release 13 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) under the operational control of Task Force Olympia detained personnel suspected of anti-Coalition activities and recovered weapons and other explosives in northern Iraq Thursday.
  • TASK FORCE OLYMPIA RECOVERS WEAPONS CENTCOM Release 13 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, under the operational control of Task Force Olympia, recovered weapons and explosive devices in northern Iraq Wednesday.

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • IRAQ / ELECTIONS VOA 13 Feb 2004 -- A U-N official said Friday holding general elections in Iraq is important, but cast doubt on whether such elections could be held before the United States is scheduled to hand over sovereignty in June.
  • Iraq: polls need to be held as early as but not earlier than possible - UN envoy UN News Centre 13 Feb 2004 -- The head of the United Nations team assessing the prospects for early elections in Iraq said today the timing should not be held prisoner to any deadline.

Reconstruction Issues

  • REBUILDING IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN VOA 13 Feb 2004 -- A top Defense Department official says the U-S role in rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan will be a critical part of turning the tide for democracy and respect for human rights not only in that region, but throughout the world. Raymond DuBois (duh BWAHZ), Director of Administration and Management for the Secretary of Defense, who is in charge of the overall effort to rebuild the two nations, spoke at the Baker Institute in Houston Friday.
  • PROSECUTING SADDAM HUSSEIN VOA 13 Feb 2004 -- The capture of Saddam Hussein in December (12/13/2003) prompted a worldwide debate as to how to try him and other top Ba'ath Party leaders who operated as his lieutenants. Shortly after his capture, the Iraqi Governing Council created a tribunal which was designed to try the ousted dictator and key members of his regime, for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
  • Iraq: Assyrian Christian Minority Feels Threatened RFE/RL 13 Feb 2004 -- As deadly attacks continue in Iraq, the country's Assyrian Christians fear they may become the next target. The Assyrian Democratic Movement said a number of Christian churches have received threatening letters and are preparing for potential attacks. Analysts say the instability in Iraq has grown so severe that no national or religious minorities can consider themselves safe.
  • Iraq: Shi'a Losing Patience With Lack Of Security, U.S. Presence RFE/RL 13 Feb 2004 -- Earlier this week, a crowd of angry Iraqis protested against the presence of U.S. troops in the southern, mainly Shi'a, town of Iskandariyah. They insisted that the coalition was responsible for the devastating 10 February car bombing, which killed more than 50 people. Shi'a Arabs, who at first welcomed U.S. troops, have since grown weary of the coalition's failure to bring security to the country.

Foreign Reactions

  • ROK parliament approves troop dispatch to Iraq PLA Daily 13 Feb 2004 -- South Korean National Assembly approved the government bill of dispatching more troops to Iraq on Friday, according to South Korean government official TV channel, KTV.
  • Japan's GSDF to take 8,000 tons of equipment, supplies to Iraq PLA Daily 13 Feb 2004 -- Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) contingent being deployed for reconstruction missions in Iraq will take more than 8,000 tons of equipment, supplies, including weapons and daily necessities, the Defense Agency said Thursday.
  • India, France concerned over growing spiral of violence in Iraq IRNA 13 Feb 2004 -- India, France on Friday voiced deep concern over the growing spiral of violence in Iraq and underpinned the importance of UN involvement in guiding the political process in that war ravaged country.
  • S. KOREA /IRAQ TROOPS VOA 13 Feb 2004 -- Despite widespread public opposition, South Korea's parliament has overwhelmingly approved the dispatch of 3-thousand troops to Iraq.

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