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06 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

  • 629th Forward Surgical Team Transfers Authority MNF-I/MNC-I 06 Jan 2005 -- After one year, 16 surgeries, 61 advanced trauma life support cases and three mass casualty operations, Soldiers from the Blacklick, Ohio-based 629th Forward Surgical Team are headed home.

US Policy

  • State's Armitage Notes Syria's Control of Iraq Border Improving Washington File 06 Jan 2005 -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq al-Shara in Damascus, Syria, January 2, to discuss Syria's relations with Iraq and Lebanon, and Syria's potential role in support of the Middle East peace process.
  • No Advantage in Delaying Iraqi Election, Coalition Chief Says Washington File 06 Jan 2005 -- Each Iraqi ballot that is cast in the January 30 elections will be a vote against the insurgency that has sought to derail Iraq's movement toward democracy, says U.S. Army Lieutenant General Thomas Metz.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Marines Provide Ambulances to Western Al Anbar Province MNF-I/MNC-I 06 Jan 2005 -- Marines from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force presented two ambulances to the city of Nukhayb on Jan.6.
  • Fourteen Countries to Host Expatriate Iraqi Voting Sites Washington File 06 Jan 2005 -- Expatriate Iraqis will have the opportunity to vote in Iraq's January 30 elections at out-of-country voting sites in 14 countries.
  • Iraqi Candidates Launch Political Campaigns Washington File 06 Jan 2005 -- Political parties and candidates on the ballot for Iraq's January 30 elections have begun reaching out to voters through public rallies, private gatherings and poster campaigns. The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) declared January 2 the official starting date for the electoral campaign, and candidates will have until January 28 to communicate their views to the voters.
  • IRAQ / FALLUJAH RESETTLEMENT VOA 06 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi residents of Fallujah are slowly being allowed to return to their homes, nearly two months after fleeing a massive U.S.-led offensive there. The military operation largely met its goal of recapturing the city from Iraqi insurgents and al-Qaida-related terror groups, who turned Fallujah into their base of operations earlier in the year. But American troops and the Iraqi government now face the daunting task of making Fallujah livable again.

Foreign Reactions

  • IRAQ / OVERSEAS VOTERS VOA 06 Jan 2005 -- An estimated one million Iraqis living outside Iraq are expected to take part in the country's elections for a transitional national assembly at the end of this month.
  • Iraq Neighbors Discuss Security Concerns RFE/RL 06 Jan 2005 -- The foreign ministers from five of the six countries neighboring Iraq are meeting today in Amman, Jordan, to discuss security concerns as Iraq prepares for elections.
  • Iraq's Neighbors Meet To Discuss Elections RFE/RL 06 Jan 2005 -- The foreign ministers from five of the six countries neighboring Iraq are meeting today in Amman to discuss the upcoming Iraqi elections.

News Reports




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