Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
19 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Jan 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- IRAQ / WRAP VOA 19 Jan 2005 -- Several early-morning car bombings shook the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing as many as 26 people. From Baghdad, Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports that the attacks were carried out by insurgents and al-Qaida-related terrorists eager to derail Iraqi elections set to take place on January 30th.
- Fighting Jointly Now Norm for U.S. Military AFPS 19 Jan 2005 -- Servicemembers joining the military today are not joining just the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps - they are joining a truly joint force.
- AIF Attack Repelled MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers killed three insurgents and wounded three when they were attacked near Kan'an at about 12:05 p.m. on January 18.
- First Infantry Division Soldiers Detain Three in Raid MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Fifteen individuals were detained after a group attacked a convoy with rocks near Balad at about 12:42 p.m., January 18 damaging a windshield on a military vehicle.
- First Infantry Division Soldiers Detain 11 in Raid MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers detained 11 individuals in a raid near Balad at about 2:20 p.m. on January 18.
- Multi-National Forces Detain Anti-Iraqi Forces in Joint Raid MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from 202nd Iraqi Army Battalion and Multi-National Forces captured 25 insurgents and confiscated 14 vehicles in a raid near Samarra at about 4:30 p.m. on January 18.
- Iraqi Police Detained for Threat on Iraqi Army Officer MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- One Iraqi police officer was detained for questioning about a death threat on an Iraqi Army officer in Ad Dujayl.
- Chief of Human Rights and Relative Killed in Kirkuk MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Meghad Police reported that the Chief of Human Rights and a relative were killed, and a third Iraqi civilian was wounded the morning of January 18 in Kirkuk.
- Commando Brigade Detains a Dozen in Night Raids MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Solders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos", 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Baghdad detained 12 suspected insurgents in nine different raids Tuesday night in western Baghdad.
- Two Iraqi civilians Killed After Trying to Drive Through Military Patrol MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Two Iraqi civilians were killed when the vehicle they were driving tried to speed through a Multi-National Force patrol Tuesday in northern Iraq.
- Multi-National Forces Detain Four MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained four people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.
- Multi-National Forces Capture Five Suspected Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained five individuals during operations in northern Iraq today.
- 19 Detained in Northern Babil Raids MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Marines detained 19 suspected insurgents on Jan. 18 in northern Babil.
- Four Car bombs detonate in Baghdad, Miss intended targets MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Four vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices detonated in the Iraqi capital in the span of 90 minutes this morning.
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers Detain Nine MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained nine suspected insurgents in southern Baghdad on Jan. 18.
- Iraqi, Marine Forces capture 15 in early hours of pre-election offensive MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. Marines rounded up 15 suspected insurgents south of Baghdad on Jan. 19, beginning a fresh offensive aimed at disrupting insurgent activity ahead of national elections later this month.
- Iraqi Security Forces Discover Weapons cache MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces discovered a cache of weapons and munitions in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.
- Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces Joint Operation MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- On the morning of January 9, in village Imam, three kilometers north of Al-Mashru in Babil Province soldiers from 1st Battle Group (1 BG) from 1stt Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) of Multinational Division Central - South (MND CS), and United States Military Police along with Iraqi National Guard (ING) conducted a joint cordon and search operation to find illegal weapons, caches and ammunition.
- Iraqi, Marine forces capture 15 in early hours of pre-election offensive USMC News 19 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and U.S. Marines rounded up 15 suspected insurgents south of Baghdad today, beginning a fresh offensive aimed at disrupting insurgent activity ahead of national elections later this month.
- Tikrit Airmen focused on the job at hand AFPN 19 Jan 2005 -- As danger mounts and the chances of coming into contact with enemy insurgents and explosive devices greatly increases with each passing mile, Airmen protecting critical resupply convoys throughout Iraq are remaining focused on the job at hand.
- Airmen help train Iraqi soldiers AFPN 19 Jan 2005 -- A professional military education instructor had to overcome a language barrier, an unfamiliar curriculum and a trust issue with his students to contribute to the development of a new nation.
- U.S.: At Confirmation Hearing, Rice Stresses Diplomacy, Defends Stance On Iraq RFE/RL 19 Jan 2005 -- Condoleezza Rice yesterday faced the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which must take the first step in deciding whether to confirm her as President George W. Bush's second secretary of state. The committee is widely expected to recommend that the full Senate confirm her nomination, and yesterday's hearing was largely congenial. But some questions were critical, and questioning continues for a second day today.
- Soldier gets 10 years for Abu Graib Prison abuse Army News 19 Jan 2005 -- The first Soldier to face a contested court-martial for abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison was sentenced Jan. 15 to 10 years in a military prison.
- Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 19 Jan 2005 [PDF]
- 23 Iraqi Intelligence Soldiers Graduate MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Twenty-three Iraqi Army intelligence officers graduated from a military intelligence course taught by a Multi-National Forces intelligence military training team at Al Kasik Military Training Base on Jan. 18, as part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to stand up its armed forces.
- Soldiers Re-enlist at Iraqi Army Training Facility MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Two 1st Infantry Division Soldiers re-enlisted Jan. 9 after the opening of the new headquarters for the 30th Brigade, Iraqi Army here.
- Construction Projects in Iraq Have Security Payoff, Official Says AFPS 19 Jan 2005 -- There have been security payoffs due to the reconstruction money being spent in Iraq, U.S. reconstruction officials said here today.
- Poll Finds Iraqis Overwhelmingly Favor Elections AFPS 19 Jan 2005 -- As coalition and Iraqi forces continue to kill and capture insurgents bent on disrupting or preventing Iraq's national assembly election, a new poll shows Iraqis overwhelmingly believe it's important for them to cast their ballots Jan. 30.
- SYRIA: Iraqis start to register for 30 January elections IRIN 19 Jan 2005 -- Voter registration among Iraqis resident in Syria got off to a slow start this week but is expected to pick up later on, Luis Martinez-Betanzos, country head of the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) Programme in Syria, told IRIN.
- IRAQ: Heavy security for election day IRIN 19 Jan 2005 -- In an attempt to guarantee safety on election day, Iraq is to impose a number of severe security measures on the three days around the 30 January polls, government officials say. The government intends to strengthen cooperation between the Iraqi army, US-led forces and police, with a potential doubling of their numbers on the streets, Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials told IRIN on Wednesday.
- BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 19 Jan 2005 -- Senior British politicians have expressed shock and disgust over a series of photos published in the nation's newspapers allegedly showing British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners. The case is being described as Britain's version of the Abu Graib prison scandal.
- Analysis: Iraqi Defense Minister Continues Accusations Against Iran, Syria RFE/RL 19 Jan 2005 -- There has been no abatement of Iraqi Defense Minister Hazim al-Sha'lan's accusations of Iranian and Syrian interference in Iraqi affairs. The minister's allegations surfaced several months ago, but his rhetoric has increased in recent days, eliciting a sharp response from Iranian officials. Syrian and Iraqi officials have also expressed concern over al-Sha'lan's remarks.
- IRAQ: END OF THE WMD HUNT A 'BITTER EPILOGUE' TO WAR US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 19 Jan 2005
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