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05 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
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United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

Deployments

  • Red Wolves Return from Iraq Navy NewsStand 05 Jan 2005 -- Nearly 45 pilots, air crew, and maintenance personnel of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HCS) 4, Det. 3, will return to Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 6 after a three month deployment to Iraq.

US Policy

  • American General: Insurgents Will Not Stop Iraqi Elections AFPS 05 Jan 2005 -- Multinational forces are getting better at finding and foiling bomb attacks in the Baghdad, Iraq, area, the U.S. general responsible for that area said today.
  • US / SYRIA SANCTIONS VOA 05 Jan 2005 -- The Bush administration Wednesday raised the prospect of new sanctions against Syria. U.S. officials say that despite prodding from Washington, the Damascus government has failed to crack down on Iraqis in Syria providing support for the Iraqi insurgency.
  • U.S. Condemns Assassination Of Baghdad Governor RFE/RL 05 Jan 2005 -- The White House has condemned the killing yesterday of Baghdad Governor Ali Radi al-Haydari but said Iraqi elections planned for 30 January will go ahead as scheduled

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 05 Jan 2005 [PDF]
  • IRAQ: Special report on elections IRIN 05 Jan 200
  • SYRIA: Iraqis able to vote in upcoming poll IRIN 05 Jan 2005 -- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Syrian authorities, allowing Iraqis living there to be able to vote in their country's upcoming election on 30 January.
  • IRAQ / ELECTIONS VOA 05 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi vowed on Wednesday to hold national elections on January 30th as scheduled, in spite of unrelenting daily violence by insurgents aimed at disrupting the polls. Shortly before Mr. Allawi spoke to reporters in Baghdad, yet another car bomb targeting Iraqi security forces exploded at a police graduation ceremony in the south central city of Hillah. The blast killed nearly a dozen people.
  • Iraq: Sunnis Voicing Increasing Concerns Over 30 January Vote Date RFE/RL 05 Jan 2005 -- Arab Sunni leaders are becoming increasingly vocal in raising concerns over Iraq's planned 30 January elections. Many say they worry that the security situation in central and parts of northern Iraq will prevent large numbers of Sunni voters from going to the polls, assuring Sunni candidates do poorly in the race for seats in the new National Assembly. Some community leaders fear this month's vote will hand power to Iraq's Shi'a majority after decades of Sunni dominance of the country's affairs.
  • TF Danger presents 4th ING Division with equipment MNF-I/MNC-I 05 Jan 2005 -- Senior leaders with the 1st Infantry Division presented their 4th Iraqi National Guard Division counterparts with vehicles and other equipment here on Jan. 2.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports




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