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24 February 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • 2/10 returns from Iraq USMC News 24 Feb 2005 -- Marines from 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, returned Feb. 18 and 21 from a seven-month deployment to Iraq.

US Policy

  • US Army Reports New Detainee Procedures VOA News 24 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. military says it has implemented new procedures to ensure that detainees are not abused, as they were at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad and allegedly at other U.S. military detention facilities. Officials say allegations of abuse by army soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in 308 criminal investigations.
  • Army Improving Procedures for Handling Detainees AFPS 24 Feb 2005 -- The Army is taking steps to improve how its soldiers handle detainees captured in the war on terror, senior officials announced Feb. 23.

  • Iraqi Elections Ended any Insurgent Legitimacy, Myers Says AFPS 24 Feb 2005 -- The Jan. 30 elections in Iraq "put an end to any moral legitimacy the insurgents may have had," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a news conference here today.

United Nations

  • No respite for top UN envoy in Iraq as he seeks political inclusiveness UN News Centre 24 Feb 2005 -- Continuing his talks across the full political spectrum of Iraqi politics, the top United Nations envoy in the country today met with the man who had previously sought to be candidate for prime minister of the coalition that won a majority in national elections last month.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 24 Feb 2005
  • IRAQ: Ramadi residents flee city after latest US-led attacks IRIN 24 Feb 2005 -- Residents of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province some 100 km east of Baghdad, have started to flee the city following the latest offensive launched by US Marines and the Iraqi army.
  • IRAQ: Mixed picture for IDPs in the north IRIN 24 Feb 2005 -- "Iraq and accurate statistics," said one senior Iraqi official in Kirkuk, "are two entirely different things." Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Iraq. Officially, 20 years of village clearances, Arabisation campaigns in ethnically mixed areas and a Kurdish civil war have forced around 800,000 people - out of a total population of four million - to leave their homes. A UN-Habitat survey of October 2000 put the total at 805,505, not including IDPs who had fended for themselves and disappeared into the general population.




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