Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
18 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 18 Jan 2005 [PDF]
- TWO SOLDIERS KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- IMEF SOLDIER DIES IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- SOLDIER KILLED BY IED BLAST
- Transcript: Special Defense Department on MEF Operations in Iraq 18 Jan 2005 -- Lieutenant General John Sattler, Commander, Marine Expeditionary Force
- Crackdown Continues on Insurgents AFPS 18 Jan 2005 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces continue their pre- election crackdown on insurgents, with military officials in Baghdad today reporting more suspects taken into custody and more illegal weapons seized.
- Defense Dept. Report, January 18: Operations in Fallujah, Iraq Washington File 18 Jan 2005 -- The commander of the U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq says more than 140,000 Fallujans have returned to the city, and that attacks in the region are down very sharply.
- Insurgents in Iraq Show Video of Eight Chinese Hostages VOA 18 Jan 2005 -- Insurgents in Iraq have released a videotape of eight Chinese men allegedly being held as hostages.
- Shi'a Party Headquarters Bombed In Baghdad RFE/RL 18 Jan 2005 -- An attack by a car bomber outside the offices of Iraq's largest Shi'a political party killed two other people today.
- Multi-National Force-Iraq update: January 12, 2005 MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 200
- Task Force Danger Soldiers Detain Two at Checkpoint MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers detained two individuals after finding a gunner's quadrant sight mine hidden in the engine compartment of their vehicle behind a cushion.
- One Insurgent Killed and One Wounded Near Tikrit MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- One insurgent was killed and another wounded after they fired on a vehicle and tower at a Multi-National Force base gate in Tikrit at 7:00 p.m., January 17.
- Task Force Danger Soldiers detain 11 MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, detained 11 people during a series of raids near Hawija on Jan. 18.
- 201st Iraqi Army Battalion Discovers Weapon's Cache MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- An Iraqi Army Soldier identified a munitions round buried in the ground while conducting a joint patrol in Kadasia with Alpha Company, 1-112th Infantry, on Jan. 12. Members of the 201st Iraqi Army and Task Force 1-18 Infantry, secured the area and continued to investigate the area.
- ISF, JCC Defuse Situation, Detain AIF MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Police from Khanaqin became engaged by six anti-Iraqi forces in two vehicles on Jan. 7. Bullets were shot at the Iraqi Police, who fled to a nearby Iraqi Army checkpoint.
- Multi-National Forces Thwart Insurgent Attacks MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces killed five anti-Iraqi insurgents in northern Iraq on Jan. 17.
- Multi-National Forces, Iraqi Security Forces Detain Nine MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), and Iraqi Security Forces confiscated weapons and ammunition, and detained nine people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.
- Multi-National Forces Detain Four and Seize Bomb Equipment MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division confiscated bomb equipment and detained four individuals during operations in northern Iraq yesterday.
- Search, seizures Continue to Increase as Elections Near MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 12 people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.
- Soldiers Discover Partial Remains of Iraqi Police Officer in Khalis MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, discovered the remains of an Iraqi police officer at the bus station in Khalis about 10:00 a.m on Jan. 18.
- Search, Seizures Continue to Increase as Elections Near MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 12 individuals during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.
- Iraqi Soldiers Defeat & Capture Attacking AIF MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from the Iraqi army's 3rd Division captured 10 anti-Iraq forces during a security patrol southeast of Rabia Jan. 17.
- Iraqi Security Forces Find TNT and Weapons MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 8th Battalion of the Iraqi Intervention Force working with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force near Fallujah found a 55-gallon drum filled with flaked TNT, a 152mm artillery round, two 120mm mortar rounds and one sniper rifle Jan. 18.
- Car Bomb Wounds Six in Central Baghdad MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers responded to a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonation about 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 18.
- Iraqi civilian Killed Trying to Drive Through a Checkpoint MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- An Iraqi civilian was killed and two others were wounded when they tried speeding their truck through a Multi-National Force checkpoint on Jan. 17 in northern Iraq.
- One IP Officer Killed, Three Wounded in Mortar Attack MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- One Iraqi police officer was killed and three others were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces attacked the Mufrek police station near Baqubah with mortars at about 11:14 a.m. Seven mortar rounds exploded in the vicinity of the police station.
- More Troops Arrive to Bolster Security MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Hundreds of Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment arrived in Mosul Jan. 16.
- Early Morning Raid Nets Large Cache of Munitions and Explosives South of Baghdad MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- A cordon and search operation in the north Babil region south of the Iraqi capital uncovered a wide array of weapons, explosives and munitions Jan. 18.
- Two IEDs uncovered by Task Force Baghdad Soldiers MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncovered two improvised explosive devices (IED) Jan.18, one in eastern Baghdad and another on the west side.
- Iraqi Forces Discover Weapons Cache in Fallujah MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from the 3rd Iraqi Intervention Force discovered a weapons cache in northern Fallujah today.
- Helmly hears concerns of Reserve troops in Kuwait Army News 18 Jan 2005 -- Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. James Helmly visited Camp Doha, Kuwait, Jan. 17 to hold a town-hall style meeting with troops from several Reserve units deployed to the region.
- Fighting Bengals deploy to Iraq USMC News 18 Jan 2005 -- The Marines and Sailors of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 departed the Air Station for the Bengal's first deployment to Iraq.
- DoD Announces OEF/OIF Rotational Units 18 Jan 2005 --The Department of Defense announced today that the 1st and 2d Brigades of the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany, will deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom rotations scheduled to begin in mid-2005.
- Governor Optimistic About Diyala Security AFPS 18 Jan 2005 -- The governor of Iraq's Diyala province is optimistic that security will be strong enough to hold elections here Jan. 30.
- More Former Fallujah Residents Are Returning Home AFPS 18 Jan 2005 -- Almost half of Fallujah's pre-war population has returned to that battered city almost four weeks after Iraq's interim prime minister gave the green light for citizens to return, a top military official said today.
- Iraq's Transitional Administrative Law Defines Political Process Washington File 18 Jan 2005 -- Following is a fact sheet issued by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad outlining the Transitional Administrative Law's criteria for candidacy to Iraq's Transitional National Assembly and the timeline for the Assembly to complete its work in drafting a constitution
- Iraq Elections Process Adheres to Strict Regulations Washington File 18 Jan 2005 -- Following is a fact sheet from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad regarding the regulations governing the formation of candidate lists for the January 30 elections and the allocation of seats in the Transitional National Assembly
- Iraqi Exiles in England Register to Vote VOA 18 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi exiles around the world have begun registering to cast absentee ballots in this month's election in their homeland.
- Iraq To Close Borders, Extend Curfew Ahead Of Vote RFE/RL 18 Jan 2005 -- Iraq plans to close its borders, extend nighttime curfews, and restrict movement inside the country to deter attacks during the upcoming elections.
- Iraqi Training Battalion Graduates 878 MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- The Iraqi Training Battalion in Kirkush graduated 878 direct recruit replacements on Jan. 18 as part of the Iraqi military's ongoing effort to strengthen its forces.
- Iraqi Army Graduates 670 From Training MNF-I/MNC-I 18 Jan 2005 -- The Iraqi Army graduated an Iraqi Intervention Force brigade of 670 Soldiers from direct recruit replacement training at Taji Military Training Base on Jan. 18 as part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to stand up its armed forces.
- Iraq: As Coalition Shrinks, Who Will Shoulder Additional Burdens? RFE/RL 18 Jan 2005 -- The Netherlands has announced that it will withdraw its 1,350 troops from Iraq by mid-March. It's the latest in a string of similar announcements by Washington's allies, including plans by Poland and Ukraine to get mostly or completely out of Iraq over the course of this year. When the troop reductions are complete, how much of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq will be left, and who will shoulder the additional security burdens?
- UN / IRAQ OIL CHARGES VOA 18 Jan 2005 -- The first criminal charges linked to alleged corruption involving the United Nations' oil-for-food-program in Iraq have been filed against an American who has pleaded guilty to accepting payments from Saddam Hussein's government. The case is just the start of what could be multiple criminal investigations into how a program meant to help the Iraqi people was corrupted.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 18 Jan 2005
- Iraq: Kidnapping Of Catholic Archbishop Highlights Christians' Plight RFE/RL 18 Jan 2005 -- Iraq's Roman Catholic Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa has been released following his abduction yesterday in the northern city of Mosul. The cleric was the highest-ranking Catholic prelate to be targeted in Iraq. But his abduction was only the latest in a series of attacks against Iraq's Christians, who make up less than 3 percent of the country's population but an important part of its culture and society.
- Kidnapped Catholic Archbishop In Iraq Freed RFE/RL 18 Jan 2005 -- The Vatican says kidnappers have released a Catholic archbishop a day after his abduction, with no ransom paid.
- Radio Free Iraq Speaks With Baghdad Governorate Candidate RFE/RL 18 Jan 2005 -- RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) spoke with Hasan Abd al-Karim al-Jash'ami, a member of the National List for Baghdad, on 15 January. The list will compete in Baghdad Governorate council elections on 30 January.
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