17 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Sep 2004 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- MARINE KILLED IN ACTION
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- PRECISION STRIKE IN FALLUJAH CENTCOM 17 Sep 2004 -- With the authorization of Prime Minister Allawi, Multi-National Forces-Iraq conducted a precision strike and destroyed a terrorist compound known to be used by the Abu Musab Al Zarqawi terrorists for the planning of activity subversive to the Iraqi Government and it's people.
- Baghdad Suicide Bomb Kills Five RFE/RL 17 Sep 2004 -- Police in Iraq say a suicide car bomb struck a police car patrolling a commercial district in central Baghdad today, resulting in at least five deaths.
- U.S. Forces Pound Al-Fallujah RFE/RL 17 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. military today said U.S. warplanes have fired at suspected hideouts of militants in and around the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Al-Fallujah.
- Statement From Rep John P. Murtha Office of Congressman John Murtha 17 Sep 2004 -- I have learned through conversations with officials at the Pentagon that at the beginning of November, 2004, the Bush Administration plans to call up large numbers of the military guard and reserves, to include plans that they previously put off to call up the Individual Ready Reserve.
- Powell Says He Expects Iraq Security Situation to Improve Washington File 17 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says U.S. and Iraqi officials do not expect the security situation in the Sunni Triangle to continue in its present state of insurgency.
- Troops' Terror War Contributions 'Unbelievable,' Sanchez Says AFPS 17 Sep 2004 -- As commander of Combined Joint Task Force 7 in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez saw the contributions of the soldiers in Iraq firsthand during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their dedication to democratic principles and to getting the job done drew great praise from him.
- Powell Says Iraq Invasion Based on International Law Washington File 17 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the invasion of Iraq was necessary and was based on international law.
- Annan re-affirms UN commitment to supporting elections in Iraq by January UN News Centre 17 Sep 2004 -- The United Nations remains committed to assist the Iraqi people hold free, fair and credible elections by the end of next January and hopes that the fragile security situation there can improve, spokesman Fred Eckhard said today.
- Iraq: Debate Grows Over Whether To Hold Iraqi Poll Amid Security Problems RFE/RL 17 Sep 2004 -- Holding elections are crucial for establishing a more popular-based Iraqi government able to guarantee the country's security without large numbers of international troops. But plans for a first round of polls in January are looking increasingly tenuous amid the current high level of insurgent violence. In recent days, U.S. officials have continued to maintain that national elections will be held in January. But others -- including the interim Iraqi president and the UN Secretary-General -- have suggested that the election date may have to be changed if the present security situation does not improve.
- IRAQ: Political IDPs on the rise in Diyala governorate IRIN 17 Sep 2004 -- An estimated 11,300 residents of the towns of Khanaquin and Mandeli in the Diyala governorate in northern Iraq are occupying a football stadium and tents near Baqouba in the south of the governorate, after being forced out of their homes.
- IRAQ: UNHCR resumes repatriation from Iran IRIN 17 Sep 2004 -- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR) this week sent its first convoys of Iraqi refugess across the border from Iran for over a month, the agency told IRIN on Friday.
- IRAQ: SECURITY, LEGITIMACY ESSENTIAL TO A BETTER FUTURE US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 17 Sep 2004
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