Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
13 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Jan 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- TWO MARINES KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- Transcript: Defense Department Operational Update Briefing 13 Jan 2005 -- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita and Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Staff Operations Directorate, Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez
- Transcript: Coalition Press Information Center Briefing on Operations in North Central Iraq 13 Jan 2005 -- Major General John Batiste, Commander, 1st Infantry Division
- Daily MNF-I Operations Summary for January 12, 2005 MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Force - Iraq forces discovered and cleared 10 improvised explosive devices and seven weapons caches.
- Nine Detained in Joint Raid MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- Nine individuals were detained during a joint raid near Ad Duluiyah at 5:04 p.m., Jan. 12.
- 31 Detained in Joint Operation Near Kirkuk MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- Thirty-one individuals were detained in a joint operation near Kirkuk on Jan. 12 at about 11:15 p.m.
- Tikrit ESU, Emergency Responders React to VCIED MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- While patrolling the city, Iraqi Police reported to their Joint Coordination Center a suspicious vehicle was parked near the Tikrit Provincial police station about 9:20 a.m. on Jan. 11.
- 201st Iraqi Army Traffic Control Point Detains Four MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- A traffic control point established by the 201st Iraqi Army Battalion along with Soldiers of Task Force 1-18 Infantry captured four insurgents passing through the city of Tikrit from Fallujah on Jan. 8.
- Iraqi Security Forces, Multi-National Forces Detain 13 MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), and Iraqi Security Forces detained 13 people wanted for anti-Iraqi activity during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 12.
- New Tip Nets 2 More Suspects in Governor Assassination MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- Elements of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division "Commandos," conducted a search of the Al Khashab mosque in western Baghdad on Jan. 12 aimed at capturing insurgents believed responsible for assassinating the governor of Baghdad.
- Multi-National Forces Confiscate Weapons, Detain 5 MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), confiscated weapon, ammunition and bomb equipment and detained five people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 12.
- 1st ID Soldiers Detain Suspect in Ash Sharqat MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- 1st Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, detained a suspected anti-Iraqi forces insurgent in Ash Sharqat during a raid about 1 p.m. on Jan. 13.
- 1st ID Soldiers Find Body of IPS Officer MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- 1st Infantry Division Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, discovered the body of an Iraqi police officer during a combat patrol near Hib Hib about 3:25 p.m. on Jan. 13.
- 1/23 Marines patrol Iraqi villages, ensure security prior to elections USMC News 13 Jan 2005 -- Handfuls of Iraqi children greeted the Marine patrol as it wound along muddy farm fields joining a quiet, palm tree-lined village. Handing out candy and a few soccer balls on the windy day, a few Marines traded friendly waves and clowning smiles as they marched along with the movement of their platoon.
- Rainbow Division deploys 'intel snipers' to Iraq Army News 13 Jan 2005 -- The 42nd Infantry Division has deployed to Iraq with what leaders term a powerful, yet subtle, combat-multiplier - the sniper-trained Soldiers of the division's 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment, and their newly-issued M-14 rifles.
- PENTAGON / IRAQ VOA 13 Jan 2005 -- U.S. defense officials say the Iraqi defense forces are dramatically improving their capabilities, but that does not necessarily mean coalition forces will be leaving the country anytime soon.
- North-Central Iraq Ready for Election, General Says AFPS 13 Jan 2005 -- The progress of the Iraqi security forces in the four provinces of the north means that the election Jan. 30 "will be an election for Iraqis, run by Iraqis," a top military commander said here today.
- Voter Turnout Likely To Affect Iraq's Political Future Washington File 13 Jan 2005 -- Voter turnout in the upcoming Iraqi elections is more important to the political future of the country than it is to the credibility of the electoral process, according to Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Kozak.
- Iraq: White House Calls Off Search For WMD, But Bush Says War Still Worth It RFE/RL 13 Jan 2005 -- The White House yesterday admitted the United States is no longer actively searching for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. U.S. President George W. Bush originally cited the threat of a WMD stockpile as the main reason for invading Iraq in the spring of 2003. But in a new television interview, Bush defends the invasion as "absolutely" worth it, despite the lack of weapons evidence. He says the world is a safer place without former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Bush says it remains to be determined why WMD intelligence-gathering failed prior to the war.
- Iraqi Police Graduate More than 1,600 From Training MNF-I/MNC-I 13 Jan 2005 -- The Iraqi Police Service graduated more than 1,600 officers from basic police training and four specialized policing courses this week as the Iraqi government continues the police force training effort in the country.
- Iraq: Neighbors View Upcoming Elections From Radically Different Perspectives RFE/RL 13 Jan 2005 -- All of Iraq's neighbors -- Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey -- say they support national elections scheduled for 30 January. However, neighboring states all have different hopes and fears about the vote. Iran would like to have a Shi'a-ruled state as its western neighbor, while Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait fear a Shi'a clerical authority in Baghdad. Turkey, meanwhile, is more concerned about the issue of Kurdish autonomy.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 13 Jan 2005
- IRAQ: Fallujah residents angry at city's devastation IRIN 13 Jan 2005 -- Two months after a US-led attack destroyed much of the city of Fallujah, 60 km east of Baghdad, residents are angry and frustrated as they struggle to rebuild their lives amid widespread destruction and a lack of basic facilities, while reconstruction remains painfully slow.
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