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09 March 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Mar 2005 [PDF]
  • SOLDIER DIES IN IED ATTACK
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualties

  • Iraq Attacks Kill At Least Three RFE/RL 09 Mar 2005 -- Insurgents today conducted a coordinated attack on Iraq's Agriculture Ministry in central Baghdad that left at least two people dead, along with a suicide truck bomber.
  • No peace for terrorists MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Mar 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces detained 81 individuals suspected of insurgent activity during operations in Iraq March 9.
  • 3/8 finds huge weapons cache USMC News 09 Mar 2005 -- During regular operations around Fallujah and Al Karmah March 3, Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment found their biggest weapons and ammunitions cache since they arrived in Iraq in January.
  • New generators keep Al Asad running at full power USMC News 09 Mar 2005 -- Through coordinated efforts of Marines, soldiers and international civilian contractors, Al Asad has moved from relying on outside sources of electricity, to having the internal capability of supplying the whole air base with power.
  • 3/2 Marines assume authority of Al Qaim region USMC News 09 Mar 2005 -- Lt. Col. Christopher Woodridge, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, officially transferred authority of Camp Al Qaim and their area of operations to Lt. Col. T.S. Mundy, commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in a ceremony held here March 9.

Deployments

US Policy

  • CONGRESS / IRAQ FUNDING VOA 09 Mar 2005 -- A key congressional committee has approved President Bush's request for more than 80-billion dollars for military and other needs in Iraq and Afghanistan. The legislation also includes money for key nations in the war on terrorism.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • ITALY/BERLUSCONI VOA 09 Mar 2005 -- Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says the Italian government did inform U.S. military forces in Iraq of its operation to win the release of a hostage who was later accidentally shot and wounded by U.S. troops. Mr. Berlusconi made the comment to the upper house of parliament Wednesday, as investigators were still trying to learn the details of the shooting, which left an intelligence agent dead.
  • BULGARIA / US / SHOOTING VOA 09 Mar 2005 -- Bulgarian Defense Ministry official tells VOA News the ministry is convinced that inexperienced American troops in Iraq shot and killed a Bulgarian soldier late last Friday, in an incident that has shocked the small Balkan nation. American and Bulgarian military officials are due to meet in Baghdad Saturday to discuss how to improve coordination between the US-led coalition forces.
  • Iraq: Parties Deadlock In Efforts To Agree On New Leadership RFE/RL 09 Mar 2005 -- So far, about the only thing that Iraq's political parties have been able to agree on is that the newly elected National Assembly should convene by 16 March. But even that decision did not come easily. The new legislature's first meeting has already been put off twice. Yet it is still uncertain whether the parties will be able to come to the first assembly meeting with an accord on who will fill senior posts in the new government.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports




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