31 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 31 May 2005 [PDF]
- FIVE CONFIRMED DEAD IN IRAQI AIR FORCE CRASH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MARINE KILLED BY SMALL ARMS FIRE NEAR RAMADI
- KIDNAPPED AL ANBAR GOVERNOR KILLED IN FIGHT WITH TERRORISTS CENTCOM 31 May 2005 -- Governor Raja Nawaf Farhan al-Mahalawi, the elected governor of Al Anbar province, was found dead in a house near Rawah on May 29 after foreign fighters in the house fired on Coalition Forces passing through the area. Iraqi Government officials confirmed his death today at a press conference in Baghdad.
- Civilians lead Coalition forces Soldiers to caches near Mandeli MNF-I 31 May 2005 -- Two Iraqi civilians led Task Force Liberty Soldiers to three munitions caches southeast of Mandeli in Diyala Province at about 9:30 a.m. May 31.
- Tomcats and Black Widows arrive home to friends and family USMC News 30 May 2005 -- Friends and family greeted about 200 Marines and sailorsfrom Marine Attack Squadron-311 and 35 Marines from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-13 in the VMA-311 hangar when they returned to the station May 19.
- Cheney: Iraq Insurgent Activity 'Will Clearly Decline' AFPS 31 May 2005 -- The insurgency in Iraq is "in the last throws," and its activity "will clearly decline" over time, Vice President Dick Cheney predicted during a May 30 interview on CNN's "Larry King Live."
- Bush Touts Strength of Democracy in Iraq AFPS 31 May 2005 -- Iraqi insurgents fear democracy, and that is why they are attacking innocent people in that country, President Bush said during a White House news conference today.
- Transcript: President's Press Conference The White House 31 May 2005
- Bush has Confidence in Iraqi Government, Calls Human Rights Report "Absurd" VOA 31 May 2005 -- President Bush says an Iraqi military offensive to stop violence around the capital, Baghdad, is a positive step that shows the country is moving closer to handling more of its own security.
- Security Council welcomes Iraq's progress in Iraq on training security forces UN News Centre 31 May 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the progress made in recruiting, training and equipping Iraqi security forces and looked forward to those forces progressively playing a greater role and ultimately assuming responsibility for Iraq's national security.
- IRAQ: New plan to increase water supplies in the capital IRIN 31 May 2005 -- A new project to increase much-needed water supplies is underway in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, by diversifying the existing supply system and reducing wasteful water usage.
- Iraqi Urges Syria to Halt Terrorist Flow Across its Border VOA 31 May 2005 -- Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari says Syria must do more to halt the flow of foreign terrorists to Iraq.
- Multinational Force Still Needed by Iraq, Foreign Minister Says AFPS 31 May 2005 -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari traveled to New York May 31 to report to the U.N. Security Council on events in his country and formally request the continuation of the U.S.-led Multinational Force (MNF) to help the fledgling government fight off the deadly attacks by terrorists.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 31 May 2005
- IRAQ: Reports of more people leaving al-Qaim IRIN 31 May 2005 -- More families are reportedly leaving the western Iraqi town of al-Qaim in fear because of fighting, according to local aid agencies.
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