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07 May 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 May 2004 [PDF]
  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty

  • Transcript: Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing 07 May 2004 -- Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, Deputy Director for Coalition Operations; and Dan Senor, Senior Adviser, CPA
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 07 May 2004 -- American commanders in Iraq say their soldiers are continuing to take fire from armed militias in several Shiite holy cities in the south, despite having been able to install a new governor in Najaf. In Washington, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took full responsibility for the abusive treatment of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers.
  • Soldier Killed, Two Others Wounded in Baghdad Attack AFPS 07 May 2004 -- Terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may be responsible for the latest death of a U.S. soldier, Coalition Provisional Authority officials said at a Baghdad news conference today.
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 07 May 2004 -- American commanders in Iraq say their soldiers are continuing to take fire from armed militias in several Shiite holy cities in the south, despite having been able to install a new governor in Najaf. And the cleric who has led a month-long Shiite rebellion addressed followers Friday about the abusive treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of American soldiers.
  • IRAQ / WRAP VOA 07 May 2004 -- U-S forces tightened their grip on the Iraqi holy city of Najaf as a senior cleric reportedly appealed to the Shi'ite insurgents to leave the city. The leader of the insurgency, Moqtada al-Sadr, delivered a defiant sermon at a mosque in the nearby town of Kufa.
  • U.S. Troops In Iraqi Holy City RFE/RL 07 May 2004 -- U.S. troops are maintaining positions in and around Iraq's holy Shi'a city of Al-Najaf today, one day after the military said it killed about 40 fighters loyal to radical Shi'a cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in nearby Kufa.

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • Brahimi meets Governing Council members for talks on Iraqi political transition UN News Centre 07 May 2004 -- United Nations Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi continued his discussions in Iraq today on the formation of a caretaker government, meeting with a number of Iraqi Governing Council members to discuss the political transition to take place at the end of June and listen to their views.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Natsios Lists Accomplishments in Rebuilding Iraq Washington File 07 May 2004 -- This column by Andrew S. Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, was published in the New York Post May 7 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions
  • IRAQ/RECONSTRUCTION-SECURITY VOA 07 May 2004 -- In spite of continuing security problems in Iraq, U-S contractors continue to operate there and many report progress in the effort to rebuild the country. That effort is being supported by more than 18 billion dollars in U-S government contracts targetting everything from health care and transportation to oil field services.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Al-Sadr Followers Attend Prayers At Sunni Mosque RFE/RL 07 May 2004 -- Followers of radical Shi'a cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attended prayers in a Sunni mosque in Baghdad today, in a show of solidarity between the two sects.
  • Red Cross Says It Discussed Prison Abuse With U.S. Officials RFE/RL 07 May 2004 -- The Red Cross today confirmed that it warned U.S. officials more than a year ago of abuse taking place in U.S.-run prisons in Iraq.
  • Iraqi Cleric Defies U.S. To Lead Prayers At Mosque RFE/RL 07 May 2004 -- Radical Shi'a cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reached Kufa near the holy Iraqi city of Al-Najaf today to lead Friday prayers as usual, defying U.S. troops massed nearby, who have vowed to arrest him.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 7, Number 16 07 May 2004 -- FIVE-WEEK OLD STANDOFF BETWEEN COALITION, AL-SADR CONTINUES / U.S., U.K. ABUSE OF IRAQI PRISONERS UNCOVERED IN IRAQ / AS IRAQI LEADERS REACT WITH SHOCK / CONTROL OVER AL-FALLUJAH HANDED TO IRAQIS, BUT GOVERNING COUNCIL OBJECTS / GROUP THREATENS TO BRING 'RESISTANCE' TO BAGHDAD / SCIRI MEMBER DENIES LINKS TO IRAN, DEFENDS IRAN-IRAQ RELATIONS / IRAQI UNDERSECRETARY OF CULTURE KIDNAPPED / IRAQI WATER MINISTER DISCUSSES REVITALIZATION PROJECTS / IRAQ GETS A NEW FLAG / QATARI FOREIGN MINISTER SUPPORTS BA'ATHIST RETURN TO IRAQI GOVERNMENT / KHARRAZI SAYS IRAN TRYING TO DIFFUSE SITUATION WITH IRAQI CLERIC / ARAB WORLD REACTS TO PRISONER ABUSE ALLEGATIONS IN IRAQ / UN COLLECTING DATA FOR HUMAN-RIGHTS REPORT ON IRAQ / UN OPENS DISCUSSIONS ON NEW IRAQ RESOLUTION / NATO CHIEF SAYS ALLIANCE WILL NOT SEND TROOPS TO IRAQ WITHOUT UN RESOLUTION / U.K. BANKER OVERSEEING OIL-FOR-FOOD PROBE DEMANDS MORE U.S. ASSISTANCE / EU RELEASES 160 MILLION EUROS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR REHABILITATION / U.S. TO MAINTAIN 138,000 TROOPS IN IRAQ




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