Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
24 August 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Aug 2004 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED IN RPG ATTACK IN BAGHDAD
- ONE SOLDIER DEAD IN VEHICLE ROLLOVER
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- IRAQ / NAJAF VOA 24 Aug 2004 -- Iraqi troops have moved within a few hundred meters of the Imam Ali Shrine in the city of Najaf. The defense minister says he will order them to storm the mosque if the militants inside do not surrender soon. The battle for control of Najaf has gone on for nearly three weeks, and has taken a heavy toll on the civilian population of the city.
- IRAQ WRAP VOA 24 Aug 2004 -- Iraqi forces in Najaf have taken up positions near the holy shrine that Shi'ite militants have occupied for nearly three weeks. Two Iraqi ministers escape assassination attempts in Baghdad. Iraqi insurgents have released an American journalist they held hostage but another group holding an Italian journalist has threatened to kill him if Italy does not pull out its troops.
- STILL IMAGES SHOW MILITIA MORTAR POSITION NEAR NAJAF SHRINE CENTCOM 24 Aug 2004 -- Evidence of a complete mortar system set up by Muqtada Militia forces on the eastern sidewalk of the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf was recorded in video footage shot by a Multi-National Force aircraft Monday.
- Air Strike Near Fallujah Targets Foreign Terrorists AFPS 24 Aug 2004 -- Multinational Force Iraq conducted a precision aerial attack shortly after midnight today on anti-Iraqi forces near Fallujah, according to a Coalition Press Information Center news release.
- Separate Attacks Kill Two Soldiers, Wound Three Others AFPS 24 Aug 2004 -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed and three others were wounded Aug. 23 in two separate attacks in Iraq.
- U.S., Iraqi Forces Reinforce Positions In Al-Najaf RFE/RL 24 Aug 2004 -- News agencies are reporting that in Al-Najaf, Iraqi National Guardsmen have been deployed along U.S. troops positioned near the Imam Ali shrine, where Shi'ite militants fighting U.S. forces have been holed up for weeks.
- Two Iraqi Ministers Survive Attacks RFE/RL 24 Aug 2004 -- Two Iraqi Ministers Survive Attacks 24 August 2004 -- Iraq's environment and education ministers were both unharmed in two separate attacks on their respective convoys in Baghdad today, as fighting continues in the holy city of Al-Najaf.
- IRAQ: Focus on rebuilding universities in north IRIN 24 Aug 2004 -- “If you want to change this country for the better”, Dr Kemal Khoshnaw, president of Sulaymaniyah University, told IRIN, "you have to start with the educational system.”
- Iraq: Olympic Soccer Team Inspires Nation, Rebuffs Bush RFE/RL 24 Aug 2004 -- Politics, war, terrorism -- what's all that compared to soccer? The surprising success of the Iraqi Olympic soccer team has injected a major dose of joy into a nation wracked by military occupation, ethnic and religious divisions, kidnappings, and suicide bombings. Tonight, millions of Iraqis will crowd around televisions to watch their team take on Paraguay in a bid to reach the football final. But the Iraqi team refuses to be used for political purposes -- either at home, or as propaganda for the reelection campaign of U.S. President George W. Bush.
- Lawyers Want Rumsfeld To Testify In Abu Ghurayb Case RFE/RL 24 Aug 2004 -- A lawyer for a U.S. soldier accused of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghurayb prison says his team wants U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to testify at their client's military trial.
- IRAQ: Palestinian refugees find temporary accommodation IRIN 24 Aug 2004 -- Palestinian refugee Farha Selim and her family are back in a rented apartment with running water and sporadic electricity after living in a tent on a soccer field for more than a year.
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