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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


03 March 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 Mar 2004 [PDF]

  • Officials Quash Rumors About Bombings in Iraq AFPS 03 Mar 2004 -- Coalition officials in Iraq today struck down rumors surrounding the capture of would-be, failed bombers connected to the March 2 attacks that killed scores and injured hundreds of Shiia pilgrims in Baghdad and Karbala.
  • IRAQ / BLAST AFTERMATH VOA 03 Mar 2004 -- U-S officials say border security will be tightened following Tuesday's terror attacks on Shi'ite worshipers in Baghdad and Karbala. Iraq's Governing Council says the signing of Iraq's interim constitution, postponed to the end of a three-day mourning period for the victims, will take place Friday. The Council puts the death toll of Tuesday's attacks at 271, sharply higher than U-S coalition estimates.
  • Iraq: Bomb Attacks Spark Debate Over U.S. Security Role RFE/RL 03 Mar 2004 -- The bomb attacks that killed more than 140 Shi'a in Iraq yesterday are sparking a fierce new debate over whether U.S.-led forces are able to provide adequate security in the country.

Deployments

US Policy

  • Bremer, Sanchez Pledge Terrorists Will Fail in Iraq AFPS 03 Mar 2004 -- The coalition's civilian administrator and top military officer today vowed to press on toward a free, democratic and sovereign Iraq despite recent attacks designed to create sectarian discord and derail the process.

United Nations

  • Annan set to receive accountability report on UN security in Iraq UN News Centre 03 Mar 2004 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan is set to receive today the report of an expert team investigating what went wrong with United Nations security procedures prior to the deadly terrorist attack last August against the UN office in Baghdad.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq Weekly Update Joint Staff/Coalition Provisional Authority 03 Mar 2004 -- Power / Oil / Education / Health Care / Security / Governance / Economics [PDF 6.62 Mb]
  • IRAQ: Focus on plight of widows in north IRIN 03 Mar 2004 -- Until 1988, Amina Mohamad had never strayed further than 10 miles from Zerd-i Qadir, a tiny hamlet nestling in a stony valley on the barren Germian plain at the southeastern edge of the Iraqi Kurdish region.
  • IRAQ: Focus on libel laws in north IRIN 03 Mar 2004 -- There's no shortage of newspapers at Anwar Borzou's stall in central Sulaymaniyah. He counts them out. Nineteen in Kurdish and two in Arabic, plus half a dozen magazines.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Admit mistake about Iraq`s WMD, Kay tells Bush IRNA 03 Mar 2004 -- Former head of the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group, David Kay, Wednesday called on US President George W Bush to "come clean with the American people" and admit it was wrong about the claim of Saddam Hussein`s weapons of mass destruction.
  • IRAQ/BLAST AFTERMATH VOA 03 Mar 2004 -- Iraqis are observing three days of national mourning after more than 170 people died in a series of explosions during one of the holiest days of the Shiite Muslim year. The Iraqi Governing Council postponed the signing of an interim constitution.




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