Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
01 August 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- 1st ID SOLDIER KILLED, 2 WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK
- U.S. Soldier Killed in Explosion; Marines, Insurgents Fight in Fallujah AFPS 01 Aug 2004 -- One American soldier with the Army's 1st Infantry Division was killed and two others were injured when a remotely detonated improvised explosive device struck their patrol, near Samarra, Iraq, around 12:30 p.m. today.
- INSURGENTS ATTACK CONVOYS NORTHEAST OF FALLUJAH CENTCOM 01 Aug 2004 -- Fighting in Fallujah continued into the early morning hours Sunday, when three Multi-National Force-Iraq convoys traveling outside the northeast portion of the city were repeatedly attacked by anti-Iraqi forces.
- CAR BOMB KILLS 5 IRAQIS, WOUNDS MORE THAN 40 CENTCOM 01 Aug 2004 -- Five Iraqis, including two police officers were killed and more than 40 were wounded when a car bomb exploded outside of the Somer Police Station in southeastern Mosul during a morning shift change around 8:15 a.m. today.
- IRAQI INTERVENTION FORCE ASSUMES MISSION CENTCOM 01 Aug 2004 -- The Iraqi Intervention Force formally took responsibility for part of the 1st Cavalry Division's area of operation of Abu Dashir of the Al Rashid district in Baghdad July 31.
- 11th MEU TAKES CONTROL OF AN NAJAF, AL QADISIYAH CENTCOM 01 Aug 2004 -- The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit assumed operational control of the An Najaf and Al Qadisiyah provinces from the U.S. Army during a ceremony here July 31.
- MARINES REPEL INSURGENT ATTACK NEAR FALLUJAH CENTCOM 01 Aug 2004 -- Anti-Iraqi forces repeatedly attacked a position held by Marines of the I Marine Expeditionary Force near Fallujah Saturday. The I MEF personnel manning the position took no casualties.
- Iraqi Insurgents Target Churches In Bomb Attacks RFE/RL 01 Aug 2004 -- A series of bomb blasts occurred outside of five Christian churches in Iraq today, causing deaths and injuries.
- IRAQ / CHURCH BOMBINGS VOA 01 Aug 2004 -- A nearly simultaneous series of car bombings has hit churches in two Iraqi cities. Officials say at least four churches were attacked in Baghdad and one in the northern city of Mosul. Casualty figures are still coming in, but it looks like the death toll will be significant. It is the first time that Iraq's Christian minority has been specifically targeted in the 15-month insurgency.
- POWELL/POLAND/IRAQ VOA 01 Aug 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, ending a week-long European and Middle East trip in Warsaw, has praised Poland's role in the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. He discussed the future of the 24-hundred-member Polish contingent in talks with senior Polish officials, including President Aleksandr Kwasniewski and Prime Minister Marek Belka.
- Iraqis Assuming More Control in Security Matters AFPS 02 Aug 2004 -- Several shifts in authority over the weekend demonstrate that Iraqis are assuming more control within their country.
- BAGHDAD-BOUND AIRCRAFT BACK IN IRAQI HANDS CENTCOM 01 Aug 2004 -- Pilots arriving at Baghdad International Airport will notice a distinct lack of Aussie accents from today after Multi-National Forces handed back control of the country's largest civilian air traffic control centre.
- IRAQ WRAP VOA 02 Aug 2004 -- With no end in sight to the wave of kidnappings in Iraq, Turkey's main trucking association says it will stop carrying supplies to U.S. forces there. Ukraine's leader says he is cutting the number of troops in Iraq. And, Iraq's top Muslim cleric has condemned the attack Sunday on Christian churches.
- TURKEY / HOSTAGES VOA 02 Aug 2004 -- Turkey's largest trucking association announced Monday it has stopped all deliveries to U.S. forces in Iraq following news of the killing of a Turkish truck driver by Islamist militants in Iraq.
- Asefi dismisses dispatch of Iranian forces to Iraq IRNA 01 Aug 2004 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi here Sunday said dispatch of forces to Iraq will get the forces involved in a critical situation there.
- Iraqi minister: Baghdad will never be a safe haven for Iran`s opposition forces IRNA 01 Aug 2004 -- Iraqi Finance Minister Abdel Abdul-Mahdi said here Sunday that the Iraqi interim government would never let the country turn into a safe haven for the opponents of the Islamic Republic of Iran to get involved in sabotage against Iran.
- FM: Iran attaches importance to peaceful coexistence with Iraq IRNA 01 Aug 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Sunday said that the conference on Iran-Iraq economic opportunities places special focus on peaceful coexistence.
- Shamkhani says Iran favors united, cohesive, independent Iraq IRNA 01 Aug 2004 -- Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhami said here on Sunday that Iranians regard Iraq as a united, cohesive, independent and democratic country peacefully co-existing with neighbors.
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