Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
19 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- IRAQ/UNREST VOA 19 Dec 2004 -- Two car bombs exploded within hours of each other in two Iraqi cities holy to Shiite Muslims. A blast in the city of Karbala killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 30 others. Another car bomb exploded in later Najaf, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 60.
- Task Force Danger Soldiers Detain Eight After IED Explosion Near Bayji MNF-IMNC-I 19 Dec 2004 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers detained eight individuals who were fleeing the scene of an improvised explosive device explosion near Bayji at about 8:45 p.m., Dec. 18.
- ING, 1st ID Soldiers Detain 15 near Al Abbarrah MNF-IMNC-I 19 Dec 2004 -- Iraqi National Guard and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers detained 15 individuals suspected of involvement with attacks against Iraqi and Multi-National Forces during a joint operation on Dec. 19 about 6:45 a.m. near Al Abbarrah.
- US / IRAQ VOA 19 Dec 2004 -- Deadly car bomb attacks, combined with the assassination of election workers in Iraq are heightening concerns about security conditions for national elections scheduled to take place on January 30th. In Washington, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers acknowledge the obstacles Iraqis face as they prepare for elections, but say the vote will bring about important changes.
- Senators Expect Iraqi Election To Spur Progress Toward Democracy Washington File 19 Dec 2004 -- The two most prominent U.S. senators in the area of international affairs expect to see progress toward full democracy in Iraq stemming from the parliamentary elections in that country scheduled for January 30, 2005.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 19 Dec 2004
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 7, Number 46 19 Dec 2004 -- CAMPAIGN SEASON UNDER WAY IN IRAQ / INTERVIEW: PACHACHI ON UPCOMING ELECTIONS / RFI INTERVIEWS MEMBER OF KURDISTAN REFERENDUM MOVEMENT / GOVERNMENT WEBSITES UP AND RUNNING / JAPANESE CABINET APPROVES $95 MILLION BUDGET FOR IRAQ / 'CHEMICAL ALI' TO BE TRIED FIRST / PRIME MINISTER DISCUSSES READINESS OF IRAQI SECURITY FORCES / FORMER REGIME MEMBER ARRESTED / U.S. EYES SUSPECTED INSURGENTS IN SYRIA / UN LEADER SAYS IRAQI ELECTIONS ON SCHEDULE, SECURITY REMAINS OBSTACLE
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