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20 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • AIF Ambush Foiled MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- First Infantry Division Soldiers killed one insurgent and wounded two others when they were ambushed near Balad at about 8:30 p.m. on January 19.
  • One Insurgent Killed; 7 Individuals Detained at IED Site MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers killed one of two insurgents who intended to fire an RPG at their patrol while conducting route clearance missions near Muqdadiyah at about 3:30 p.m., January 19.
  • AIF Ambush Foiled MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- The Ba'qubah Joint Coordination Center quick reaction force and Iraqi Police killed two insurgents and wounded one when approximately 30 individuals attacked the Mufrek police station at about 4:55 p.m., January 19.
  • Two Insurgents Killed; 7 Individuals Detained at IED Site MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Two insurgents were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated prematurely at about 2:00 p.m. on January 19 near Balad Ruz.
  • Task Force Danger Soldiers Detain One MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers detained one individual and confiscated several weapons during a weapons compliance check in Hiaf Village, near Kirkuk on January 19 at about 10:45 a.m.
  • Three Detained in Joint Raid MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Three anti-Iraqi force members were detained in a joint raid near Kirkuk at about 11:30 p.m., January 19.
  • Roughriders Nab Latifiyah IED Maker Cell MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Continuing operations in the Latifiyah area of north Babil, the 3rd Platoon Roughriders of Company A, Task Force 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, conducted a search in a farming village on Jan. 16 and discovered an improvised explosive device manufacturing cell.
  • Multi-National Forces Capture 9 Suspected Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained nine people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 19.
  • Insurgents Attack Hospital in Mosul MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Anti-Iraqi insurgents attacked a hospital in northern Iraq Thursday.
  • Cavalry Assists in Police Recruiting Effort MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- An Iraqi Police candidate screening session took place on Jan. 11 at the Baghdad Convention Center in the International Zone to screen Iraqis applying to join the Iraqi Police Force.
  • Unearthed munitions end with big bang in Latifiyah MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Task Force 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, Soldiers moved in on an anti-Iraqi insurgent in the Latifiyah area of north Babil on Jan. 18. They detained their target without a hitch.
  • Commandos Welcome New Digs MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, command and staff officially relocated to a new tactical operations center on Jan. 8.
  • MNF Patrol Defends Against Attack MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) engaged insurgents when their convoy was attacked in northern Iraq Jan. 19.
  • 1st CD Troops Destroy Insurgent 'Slaughterhouses' MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers destroyed two buildings in the north Babil region south of the Iraqi capital, reputed to have been used by insurgents to intimidate, torture and kill members of the local populace.
  • Insurgents Launch Indirect Fire Attacks in Ramadi MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Insurgents launched a series of indirect fire attacks on several civilian population centers in and around Ramadi about 1 p.m. on Jan. 20.
  • Marine Expeditionary Unit catches bomb-maker MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- A successful limited-scale raid conducted in Karabilah on January by elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) netted an improvised explosive device (IED) maker, who proudly admitted to attacking and killing Multi-National Forces.
  • U.S. Marines, Soldiers Detain 36 Suspected Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Marines and Soldiers from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 36 suspected insurgents and discovered several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province during the last 48 hours.
  • Lackland medics support OIF evacuation mission AFPN 20 Jan 2005 -- The medical mission in Iraq is complex, made up of a variety of Air Force and Army units that provide care for servicemembers and Defense Department civilians and contractors who need help with various ailments -- ranging from minor scorpion stings to serious combat injuries.

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  • 11 Iraqi Soldiers Graduate From First Signal School MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- Eleven Iraqi Soldiers graduated from the first Iraqi military signal school course here on Jan. 19.
  • Analysis: Baghdad Events Promote Greater Tribal Participation In Elections RFE/RL 20 Jan 2005 -- Two events were held in Baghdad on 16 January that addressed the importance of the Iraqi tribes and encouraged tribal leaders to support the election process
  • Iraq: What Would A Shi'a Victory In The 30 January Vote Mean? RFE/RL 20 Jan 2005 -- As Iraq prepares for its 30 January elections for a National Assembly, Shi'a candidates are widely expected to win the greatest number of seats. One reason is that the Shi'a are the largest community in Iraq -- making up an estimated 60 percent of the population. Another is that some parts of central Iraq populated by the once dominant Sunni community remain too restive to assure a large voter turnout. If the Shi'a do become the country's most politically powerful community, how will that affect Iraq's prospects for developing a stable, more democratic system of government?
  • Iraq: Expats In Britain Eagerly Registering To Vote In January Elections RFE/RL 20 Jan 2005 -- Iraqis living in Britain have begun registering to vote in their country's elections for a National Assembly at the end of January. Some 150,000 Iraqis in the United Kingdom are eligible to vote, and the International Organization for Migration, which is organizing Iraqi expatriate voting in 14 countries, hopes that most of them will take part. All potential voters must personally register this week -- between 17 and 23 January -- in polling centers in London, Glasgow, or Manchester, and come back again on one of the polling days. Despite the complication for some of having to travel long distances, registrations have been reportedly swift all three centers. And voters say they are excited about taking part in Iraq's first democratic elections.
  • Leadership passed on to Iraqi troops MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- The first junior-leadership skills development course for Iraqi National Guard Soldiers graduated on Jan. 15 at Forward Operating Base Independence in western Baghdad.
  • Fallujah Districts are Now Open MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Jan 2005 -- The Interim Iraqi Government directed Fallujah be reopened on a district by district basis, to citizens on Dec. 23.
  • AUSTRALA / IRAQIS VOTE VOA 20 Jan 2005 -- More than a million Iraqis living outside the country are expected to take part in the historic elections later this month. The first out-of-country registrations have taken place in Australia. There, expatriate Iraqis are expressing optimism as the ballot approaches, despite warnings that the elections in their homeland could be bloody and violent.

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