Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
22 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Iraqi, Afghan Elections Will Proceed, Powell Says Washington File 22 Sep 2004 -- Holding Iraqi elections by the end of January 2005 "is reasonable, it is feasible, and that is the goal," Secretary of State Colin Powell said September 22.
- White House Report, September 22; Iraq, Terrorism Washington File 22 Sep 2004 -- White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan condemned the reported beheading of American Jack Hensley in Iraq and said the United States would continue to show resolve in the face of terrorism.
- Abizaid Pledges to Root Out, Destroy Zarqawi Terror Network AFPS 22 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. general responsible for U.S. military operations from the Horn of Africa to Central and Southwest Asia pledged today to destroy "piece by piece" the terror network of fugitive Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
- POWELL / IRAQ HOSTAGES VOA 22 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday said there will be no change in the United States' refusal to deal with terrorist demands in the wake of the decapitation slaying of two American kidnap victims in Iraq this week.
- ALLAWI/CONGRESS ONITER VOA 22 Sep 2004 -- The interim Prime Minister of Iraq, Iyad Allawi, addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress Thursday. His speech to U.S. lawmakers comes amid heightened concern about continuing violence in Iraq, and casualties among U.S. troops, four months before the Iraqi people are due to go to the polls in the country's first election since the ouster of Saddam Hussein.
- SOLDIERS CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED MURDER CENTCOM 22 Sep 2004 -- First Cavalry Division announced Sept. 21 that charges have been preferred against two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers in the deaths of three Iraqis.
- Insurgents Won't Stop Progress in Baghdad MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Sep 2004 -- Maj. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, recently commented on acts of violence in Baghdad and the efforts the Multi-National Forces are making to improve the security situation while ongoing civil military projects are rebuilding the city's critical infrastructure systems.
- Iraqi Cleric Claims U.S. Raid Violated Peace Accord RFE/RL 22 Sep 2004 -- The office of Iraqi Shi'a leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said today that a recent U.S.-led raid on Shi'a cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's office in Al-Najaf and the arrest of his aides violates a recent truce agreement.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 22 Sep 2004
- IRAQ: Medical and food supplies reach Fallujah IRIN 22 Sep 2004 -- Medicines and food are now reaching the Iraqi city of Fallujah, following two weeks of fighting between US troops and insurgents.
- Iraq: Hostage Drama Continues As Another Beheaded Body Is Found RFE/RL 22 Sep 2004 -- An Iraqi militant group claims to have beheaded a second American hostage, two days after killing a U.S. civil engineer. The group -- Al-Tawhid wa Al-Jihad, led by Al-Qaeda ally Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi -- is threatening to kill a third hostage from Britain unless the U.S. releases its Iraqi women prisoners. The Iraqi Justice Ministry said today that one of female prisoner may be released, but the U.S. denied any knowledge of that claim. Meanwhile, fighting continued today as at least 10 people were killed after U.S. patrols scoured Baghdad's Al-Sadr City for militants.
- IRAQ: Shelter provided for displaced Iranian Kurds IRIN 22 Sep 2004 -- With work nearing completion on a new housing complex in the town of Barika, some 45 km south of Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, an end is in sight to the plight of 250 Iranian Kurdish families who spontaneously left the Al-Tash refugee camp in the western Al-Anbar governorate, saying conditions there had deteriorated.
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