Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
17 February 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Feb 2004 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing 17 Feb 2004 -- Senior Advisor to the CPA, Daniel Senor and Deputy Director for Coalition Operations Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt
- ICDC, TF ALL AMERICAN SECURE THE AL ANBAR REGION CENTCOM Release 17 Feb 2004-- During the last 24 hours, Iraqi Civil Defense Corps forces conducted 15 independent patrols.
- 4TH INFANTRY OPERATIONS FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS CENTCOM Release 17 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment captured two individuals suspected of attacking Coalition forces with rocket propelled grenades Sunday morning. The soldiers located and confiscated three AK-47 assault rifles and one bolt-action rifle.
- TF OLYMPIA MEETS WITH NGOs IN NORTHERN IRAQ CENTCOM Release 17 Feb 2004-- Members of Task Force Olympia met with leaders of nongovernmental organizations in northern Iraq Sunday.
- Coalition Enhances Reward Program in Hunt for Enemies AFPS 17 Feb 2004 -- An enhanced, three-tiered reward program is the coalition's latest weapon against insurgents in Iraq, officials announced at a Baghdad news conference today.
- Meteorological Team Aids Operations in Iraq AFPS 17 Feb 2004 -- A three-soldier meteorological team, or MET, is on call 24 hours a day to provide vital weather data at Task Force 1st Armored Division's forward operating base at Camp Falcon. When enemies conduct mortar or rocket attacks against coalition forces and Iraqi residents in and around Baghdad, the team's predictions allow howitzer and mortar gun teams to provide deadly accurate counter-fire.
- Coalition Continues Offensive Operations in Iraq AFPS 17 Feb 2004 -- Calling the military situation in Iraq "relatively stable," Combined Joint Task Force 7's deputy operations director detailed recent military activity during a Baghdad news conference today.
- Honduras to send troops in Iraq PLA Daily 17 Feb 2004 -- Honduran Deputy Chief of Staff Hector Pavon went to the Palmerola Comayagua military base Monday to see off 95 Honduran soldiers joining the Iraqi peace mission.
- Fear of Free Iraq Fuels Terror Attacks, Kimmitt Says AFPS 17 Feb 2004 -- Terrorists are targeting Iraqi security forces not because they're working with the coalition, but rather because the security forces are bringing order and stability to Iraq, coalition officials said today at a Baghdad news conference.
- POWELL / IRAQ VOA 17 Feb 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Bush administration has an "open mind" on how an interim government in Iraq is selected. But he says the United States is still determined to transfer sovereignty to such a government by June 30th as planned.
- Iraq: Annan hopes to make decision on elections later this week UN News Centre 17 Feb 2004 -- As the United Nations team studying the feasibility of early elections in Iraq heads back to New York, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that he hopes to be able to make a recommendation on the matter before the end of the week.
- Iraq: IGC Member Discusses Role Of Shari'a Law In Interim Constitution RFE/RL 17 Feb 2004 -- The role of Shari'a law in a future Iraq has emerged as one of several key questions the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council is debating as it formulates a "Basic Law" to serve as the interim constitution for the country.
- Outreach Programs Point Iraqis Toward Road To Democracy AFPS 17 Feb 2004 -- Education and understanding are what it'll take to establish democracy across an Iraqi society largely operated by centuries-old insular tribal customs and mores, a U.S. military official said in Baghdad today.
- IRAQ/COUNCIL VOA 17 Feb 2004 -- Most members of the Iraqi Governing Council have said they no longer support a U-S plan for choosing an interim government before power is handed over later this year. The U-S coalition says it is opposed to any plan to include Islamic law in an interim constitution.
- Schroeder, Chirac, Blair to discuss possible NATO role in Iraq IRNA 17 Feb 2004 -- The upcoming Franco-German-British summit, scheduled to take place Wednesday in Berlin, is to discuss a possible role of NATO in war-stricken Iraq as well as the Middle East crisis and the latest situation in Afghanistan.
- Blix labels Bush, Blair "witch hunters" over alleged Iraqi WMD IRNA 17 Feb 2004 -- Former United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix lashed out at United States President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for alleging banned Iraqi weapons used to justify the Iraq war, branding the Anglo-American leaders as "witch hunters".
- Chinese diplomats arrive in Baghdad PLA Daily 17 Feb 2004 -- A team of Chinese diplomats arrived in Baghdad Monday afternoon and will soon start preparations for the reopening of the Chinese Embassy in the Iraqi capital.
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