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22 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • 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."

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • 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.

Foreign Reactions

  • 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.

News Reports

  • 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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