Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
22 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Eight Suspected Insurgents Detained During Operations in Mosul MNF-I-MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained eight people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 21.
- Senior Iraqi military Leaders Meet to Finalize Security for Elections MNF-I-MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi military leaders met across northern Iraq on Jan. 20 to discuss security plans for the Jan. 30 elections.
- Security Forces Successfully Fight off Insurgents MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces were able to repel repeated anti-Iraqi insurgent attacks in northern Iraq on Jan. 21.
- "Commando" Brigade Raids net Suspects, Weapons Cache MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, detained 19 suspected terrorists in 15 different raids and patrols Friday night in western Baghdad.
- Insurgents captured in Mosul MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from the Iraqi Army's 1st Division, 1st Battalion, received mortar fire in Mosul on Jan. 21.
- Reservists keep 3/5 on the move USMC News 22 Jan 2005 -- They moved out of the office, out of the college class room and left their families to fly across the globe to a desert and be with another family that has few, if any blood ties.
- MWSS-472 restores hangar space at Al Asad for incoming squadrons USMC News 22 Jan 2005 -- Prior to the arrival of additional squadrons at Al Asad, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing support Marines began months of preparations to accommodate the additional theater assets.
- Second Soldier Sentenced in Interpreter's Death MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- 1st Cavalry Division Soldier was convicted on January 22 of one count of making a false statement and one count of accessory-after-the-fact involuntary manslaughter during a general court martial at the division's courthouse here.
- Cavalry Trooper Convicted of Manslaughter MNF-I/MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- A 1st Cavalry Division Soldier was convicted on Jan. 22 of one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of making a false statement during a general court martial at the division's courthouse here.
- Iraq Democracy Will Be Defined by Iraqi People Washington File 22 Jan 2005 -- Iraq will be a democracy "as defined by the Iraqi people themselves" U.S. Ambassador to Iraq John D. Negroponte said in a January 21 interview with the BBC, adding that the terrorists who are "blowing up the bombs...are not going to win."
- 211th Iraqi Army Battalion Conducts Election Security Training MNF-I-MNC-I 22 Jan 2005 -- The 211th Iraqi Army Battalion conducted election security training here on Jan 19.
- IRAQ / ELECTION SECURITY VOA 22 Jan 2005 -- With elections coming in just over a week, Iraq's interim interior minister has announced (Saturday) additional security measures in an effort to prevent insurgents from disrupting the voting.
- Analysis: Iraqi Media Try To Fill Campaign Vacuum RFE/RL 22 Jan 2005 -- The Iraqi media has served as the single most important venue for election coalition lists in a campaign that is virtually absent of campaigning. The security situation is so dire in some areas of the country during the lead-up to the 30 January election that the names of candidates on most lists have not been released to the public. Some Iraqi citizens complain that they know virtually nothing of the 112 lists on the ballot, according to newspaper reports. However, the political parties and coalitions are making use of print and broadcast media to present their platforms, and media outlets in turn are promoting messages encouraging voter participation in the election.
- Shi'a Leader Says Iraq Won't Be Drawn Into Civil War RFE/RL 22 Jan 2005 -- The leading candidate in a Shi'a alliance expected to dominate Iraq's 30 January national elections says his community will not be dragged into a civil war despite a series of bloody attacks on it.
- Observing Iraq AFPS 22 Jan 2005 --"Suicide Barbie" / Iraqi Women and the Hijab / Parties and Politics / Who Is an Iraqi?
- Iraq Insurgents Release Chinese Hostages RFE/RL 22 Jan 2005 -- The Chinese Embassy in Baghdad has confirmed that eight Chinese men held hostage in Iraq have been released. The captors had threatened to kill the men unless Beijing banned Chinese nationals from entering Iraq.
- Chinese Captives Freed, But Iraq Violence Continues RFE/RL 22 Jan 2005 -- China's Xinhua news agency is reporting that Beijing's embassy in Iraq has confirmed that eight Chinese citizens being held hostage in Iraq have been released.
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