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02 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Army Updates Detainee Operations Information Army News Release 02 May 2005 -- The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents today pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  • Abu Ghraib Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Abuse Charges VOA 02 May 2005 -- At Fort Hood, in Texas, a US military judge has accepted a guilty plea agreement for US Army Private First Class Lynndie England, who appeared in many of the most graphic photographs of prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison last year.

United Nations

  • UN envoy stresses importance of engaging Iraqis in constitution drafting process UN News Centre 02 May 2005 -- With senior officials from Iraq's neighbouring countries gathered for a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the top United Nations Envoy for Iraq has stressed the importance of a constitution-drafting process that engages the Iraqi population in the final outcome.
  • Secretary-General 'appalled' by deadly wave of bombings in Iraq UN News Centre 02 May 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the wave of bombings and other attacks that have reportedly killed more than 100 Iraqis and wounded twice that many since Friday in what he called an apparent effort to undermine the newly established government.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq: Hostage Takers Put Pressure On Australia RFE/RL 02 May 2005 -- Iraqi insurgents are demanding Australian and other foreign troops pull out of Iraq as the price for sparing the life of an Australian hostage. The Australian government says its foreign policy cannot be dictated by terrorists. The hostage drama comes amid a resurgence of violence in Iraq.
  • Italian Report Due on American Shooting VOA 02 May 2005 -- Italy is to publish its own conclusions on the killing of intelligence officer Nicola Calipari, who died under American fire at a checkpoint in Baghdad on March Fourth. The United States released its report Saturday, clearing American soldiers of responsibility in the killing.

News Reports



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