Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
02 August 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Aug 2004 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Iraq: Insurgents Target Five Christian Churches RFE/RL 02 Aug 2004 -- Iraqi bombers have hit five Christian churches in the country, killing at least 11 people. Iraqi officials say the well-coordinated attacks, timed to coincide with evening services on Sunday night, aim at further dividing Iraqis along community lines.
- IRAQ / KIDNAPPING VOA 02 Aug 2004 -- A senior Iraqi government official says Iraqi security forces have rescued a Lebanese hostage and captured or killed several of his abductors. The official tells that a preliminary interrogation of one of the suspects indicates he may be part of the al-Qaida-linked group that kidnapped and beheaded a South Korean translator in June.
- Joint Weekend Raids Lead to Arrests in Iraq AFPS 02 Aug 2004 -- A cell leader and a suspected bomb maker were among several insurgents detained during joint operations by Iraqi and U.S. forces over the past 48 hours, Multinational Force Iraq officials announced in news releases today.
- JOINT OPERATIONS IN WESTERN NINEVAH PROVINCE DETAIN 16 CENTCOM 02 Aug 2004 -- Iraqi National Guard soldiers and Multi-National Force Soldiers detained 16 suspected anti-Iraqi force members and numerous weapons and ammunition during an operation in Tall Afar around 5 a.m. Aug 1.
- IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER FOILS CAR BOMB ATTACK IN MOSUL CENTCOM 02 Aug 2004 -- An off-duty Iraqi National Guard soldier identified an unexploded car bomb outside of a church in northeastern Mosul around 10 p.m. Aug 1.
- Iraqi Security Adviser Blames Church Attacks On Al-Zarqawi RFE/RL 02 Aug 2004 -- Iraq's national security adviser said today that Jordanian militant Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi appears to have been responsible for the bombings yesterday of five churches in Iraq that killed at least 10 people.
- Forces In Iraq Arrest Son Of Influential Muslim Scholar RFE/RL 02 Aug 2004 -- U.S. forces today arrested the son of Muthana Harith al-Dhari, the president of Iraq's influential Committee of Muslim Scholars.
- IRAQI ARMY'S 4TH BATTALION DEPLOYS TO BAGHDAD CENTCOM 03 Aug 2004 -- The Iraqi Intervention Forces' 4th Battalion was deployed to a southern Baghdad base this week for stability and support operations in the city as part of the Iraqi government's continued
- IRAQI ARMY'S 5TH BATTALION DEPLOYS TO BAGHDAD CENTCOM 03 Aug 2004 -- Lead elements of the Iraqi Army's 5th Battalion deployed to a base in western Baghdad this week for force protection operations at the base as part of the Iraqi government's continued effort to provide security to the nation.
- Bangkok Company, Iraqis Identified as Ba'ath Regime Operatives Washington File 02 Aug 2004 -- The United States joined the governments of Iraq and the United Kingdom in designating Bloto International Company in Bangkok, its owner and director, and two Iraqi ambassadors as entities and individuals acting on behalf of Saddam Hussein's former regime.
- IRAQI ARMY ACTIVATES 7TH BATTALION CENTCOM 02 Aug 2004 -- The Iraqi army's 7th Battalion was activated Aug. 1 with the basic training completion and graduation of 723 training recruits in a ceremony at the Kirkush Military Training Base east of Baghdad, concluding the stand-up of the army's fifth fully-manned and trained battalion.
- Pakistan not to send troops to Iraq under present circumstances IRNA 02 Aug 2004 -- Pakistan said Monday it will not contribute troops for Iraq under the present circumstances.
- IRAQ/SECURITY VOA 02 Aug 2004 -- Several of Iraq's top religious leaders have denounced Sunday's deadly bombings of five Christian churches in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul. Iraqi government officials say those who attacked the churches were trying to drive a wedge between Christians and Muslims. Meanwhile, a videotape posted on the internet shows the apparent killing a Turkish hostage.
- IRAQ'S CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT CONVICTS AIF MEMBERS CENTCOM 02 Aug 2004 -- During the past week, the Central Criminal Court of Iraq tried five cases related to anti-Iraqi force activities directed against the Multi-National Force and the security of Iraq. Charges in these cases were related to possession of IED-making materials and illegal weapons. Each of these cases resulted in convictions.
- IRAQ: Aid agencies ready for Fallujah IRIN 02 Aug 2004 -- Aid agencies are watching to see if recent fighting in the central Iraqi city of Fallujah, which left at least 12 dead and more than 60 wounded in the last few days, will require their help, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.
- IRAQ: Christian community shaken following bombings IRIN 02 Aug 2004 -- Members of the Christian community in Iraq said they were shocked and in fear following four separate bomb attacks on churches in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing 11 and wounding more than 50 others, according to media reports.
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