06 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- AMZ Leaders Diminishing MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- Over the past several months, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have captured or killed more than 20 of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's trusted lieutenants and other high-ranking network members.
- AMZ Leaders Killed/Wanted/Captured MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 [3.37 MB PPT]
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain three south of Bayji MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained three suspected terrorists during raids south of Bayji on May 6.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain six suspected arms dealers MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained six individuals and confiscated a number of weapons during a raid against weapons dealers southwest of Tuz on May 6.
- US patrols uncover weapons caches, nab 4 suspects MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- A tip by local Iraqi citizens led Task Force Baghdad Soldiers on patrol in west Baghdad directly to a weapons cache and two suspected terrorists May 4.
- U.S. Forces in Iraq Adapt to Reduce IED Threat AFPS 06 May 2005 -- U.S. forces in Iraq are adapting to lessen the threat posed by the enemy's improvised explosive devices, senior military officers told House Armed Services Committee members here May 5.
- Deployed security forces take on military police mission AFPN 06 May 2005 -- Because of a shortage of Air Force security forces in recent years, the Army has helped out by providing Soldiers at bases worldwide.
- 8th ESB powers fight in Iraq USMC News 06 May 2005 -- The heavy burden of ensuring the functional capabilities for the more than 200 pieces of tactical electrical equipment, which provide mission essential and life-saving support here, rests comfortably on the shoulders of the utilities platoon Marines, Support Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward).
- NCW Squadron 25 Returns from Eight Month Deployment Navy NewsStand 06 May 2005 -- Naval Coastal Warfare (NCW) Squadron 25 returned to Yorktown, Va., May 4 after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
- U.S. Army Details Abuse Investigations Findings Washington File 06 May 2005 -- President Bush has approved the recommended demotion of the brigadier general in charge of Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison during the period of detainee abuses in 2003, the U.S. Army reported May 5.
- Volcker Demands Return of Oil for Food Documents, Says Lives Are At Risk VOA 06 May 2005 -- The U.N. appointed commission probing the Iraq Oil-For-Food scandal is demanding the return of investigative files given to a U.S. Congressional Committee. Commission chairman Paul Volcker warned that release of the files could place the lives of witnesses in grave danger.
- German national named UN deputy envoy for Iraq UN News Centre 06 May 2005 -- A German national and veteran United Nations staffer has been appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to be his Deputy Special Representative for political affairs in Iraq.
- Iraqi Premier Names Oil, Electricity Ministers RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- Iraqi Transitional Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari has settled on the appointments for the posts of oil and electricity ministers, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) and Iraqi media reported on 4 and 5 May.
- Iraq: Will The Turkoman Split Break Turkish Interference? RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- The Iraqi Turkoman Front broke up in late April in what appears to be an internal conflict over Turkey's influence on party decisions, which detractors have said has adversely affected the party's ability to gain ground on the Iraqi political scene. The Turkoman Front comprised six Turkoman political parties and reportedly received more than $300,000 per month in support from the Turkish government, which claims an ethnic kinship to Iraq's Turkomans.
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