Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
17 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Vehicle Accident Claims Life of Soldier
- Sunday Accident Takes second TFB Soldier
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Sixteen Killed In Attacks Around Iraq RFE/RL 17 Jan 2005 -- Gunmen today killed eight Iraqi National Guard soldiers, 11 people died in suicide bombings and four bodies -- three civilians and one Iraqi soldier -- were found in Al-Ramadi.
- Iraqi Soldiers Killed Near Ba'qubah RFE/RL 17 Jan 2005 -- At least seven Iraqi soldiers were killed today when armed men opened fire on them at a checkpoint in central Iraq.
- Attacks In Iraq Target Police, Soldiers, Polling Stations RFE/RL 17 Jan 2005 -- Insurgents set off another suicide car bomb at a police station in Iraq -- this one killing at least eight people -- and they shot dead eight Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint.
- Marines Support Fallujah's "First Responders" MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- The 4th Civil Affairs Group of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, in coordination with the Fallujah City Fire Chief and the Al Anbar Regional Fire Chief, recently awarded a $150,000 contract to a Fallujan company.
- 2nd MOI Battalion Soldier Injured Near Samarra MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- One Soldier from the 2nd Iraqi Ministry of the Interior Commando Battalion was injured when his patrol vehicle struck a land mine near Samarra at 8:48 p.m., January 16.
- Three Detained Near Ad Dujayl MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Three individuals were detained after aerial observation of possible black-marketing of fuel near Ad Dujayl on January 16 at 12:28 p.m.
- Mulit-National Forces Detain AIF Suspect MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces detained one suspected anti-Iraqi forces insurgent during a search at a business establishment in Balad Ruz on Jan. 16.
- Civilian Trucks Attacked by AIF MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Three civilian trucks were damaged and the drivers report that one of the drivers is missing after Anti-Iraqi forces attacked their vehicles with rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire northeast of Baqubah on Jan. 16.
- Attack Kills Seven Iraqi Army Soldiers, Civilian MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Seven Iraqi Army Soldiers and a civilian were killed when anti-Iraqi forces attacked their vehicle using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire south of Baqubah about 6:50 a.m. on Jan. 17.
- Two Separate Attacks Lead to Death of Three Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), were attacked in two separate incidents by anti-Iraqi insurgents that left three insurgents dead, one wounded and another detained yesterday in northern Iraq.
- Seven IP Officers Killed, 28 Wounded in Attack in Bayji MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Seven Iraqi police officers were killed and 28 others were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces detonated a vehicle borne improvised explosive near a police checkpoint outside the Bayji Police Station on Jan. 17.
- Multi-National Force Soldiers Detain 23 MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 23 individuals during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 16.
- Multi-National Forces Find Weapons Cache MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), discovered a weapons and munitions cache in northern Iraq on Jan. 16.
- Iraqi Security Forces Find Illicit Weapons MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Battalion, working with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force near Fallujah completed two patrols and found a weapons cache and grenades, and detained two people on Jan. 16.
- Ten Weapons Caches Found in the Last Week MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces continue to discover, confiscate, and destroy weapons caches throughout northern Iraq.
- Soldiers Uncover Explosive Devices in North Babil MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncovered an improvised explosive device (IED) while patrolling in the north Babil region, south of Baghdad, at 8:45 a.m., Jan. 17.
- Weapons Cache found; Destroyed by Soldiers MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncovered a weapons cache in western Baghdad, taking more than 100 explosive rounds out of the hands of anti-Iraqi insurgents.
- U.S. Marines, Soldiers Detain 81 Suspected Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Marines and Soldiers from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 81 suspected insurgents and seized several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province over the last 72 hours.
- Marines, Iraqi Leaders Meet to Discuss Security for Upcoming Elections MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- As Iraq's first free elections draw near, the Civil Affairs Detachment of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit hosted a Governance Conference, Jan. 12, for Iraqi leaders of western Al Anbar Province.
- Ten Insurgent Suspects Detained at Traffic Control Point in Eastern Baghdad MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained 10 suspected insurgents at 2 p.m., Jan. 17, as they maintained a traffic control checkpoint in eastern Baghdad.
- UN/STAFF SHAKEUP VOA 17 Jan 2005 -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is planning a large-scale staff reorganization as he braces for the release of a report outlining management failures in the Iraq oil-for-food program. Several senior staffers have already resigned, and more will be leaving soon.
- In face of violence, UN has done all it can technically for Iraqi elections - Annan UN News Centre 17 Jan 2005 -- With less than two weeks left before Iraq's elections, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the United Nations had fulfilled its role as technical adviser, and he appealed to the Government to make the vote as inclusive as possible despite the "far from ideal" situation of violence prevailing in the country.
- IRAQ VOTERS/US VOA 17 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi citizens residing in the United States began registering to vote Monday in order to participate in their nation's first democratic election later this month. The interest is especially high in the Midwestern state of Michigan, which has a large Arab population.
- IRAQ / SECURITY VOA 17 Jan 2005 -- Many Iraqis in violence-plagued Baghdad are expressing support for the interim government's decision to impose restrictive security measures before nationwide elections on January 30th. Insurgents opposed to the polls are pressing on with attacks on Iraqi security forces, which are to provide security for voters on election day.
- Iraq: Women See Challenges, Opportunities In Vote RFE/RL 17 Jan 2005 -- With two weeks to go before Iraq's National Assembly election, most of the candidate's names have still not been made public for security reasons. But when voters go to the polls on 30 January, and do view the complete lists, they will see something unprecedented in Iraqi history. One of every three names on the candidate lists is the name of a woman. That is in line with requirements that at least 25 percent of the new assembly's seats go to women.
- First CH 2000 Aircraft Delivered to Basrah MNF-I/MNC-I 17 Jan 2005 -- The Iraqi Air Force's 70th Squadron took possession of the first two American-made SAMA CH2000 light air surveillance aircraft, Jan. 17, in Basrah.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 17 Jan 2005
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 2 17 Jan 2005 -- KURDS MAINTAIN STANCE ON KIRKUK ELECTIONS / OIL, ELECTRICITY MINISTERS CRITICIZED FOR IRAQ FUEL CRISIS / PKK TOPS THE AGENDA AT TRIPARTITE MEETING IN ANKARA / RADIO FREE IRAQ SPEAKS WITH AL-SADR AIDE / NASIR CHADIRCHI TALKS TO RFI
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