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06 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • Bonhomme Richard Returns Home From Deployment Navy NewsStand 06 Jun 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) returned to its homeport of San Diego June 6 and concluded its 182-day deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Say They Are Ready to Join Iraqi National Army VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- Known for their fierce resistance to the Saddam Hussein government, leaders of the Kurdish region's peshmerga military say their forces are now ready to join the Iraqi National Army. But working alongside Iraqi Arabs, the Kurds former foes, may take some adjustment.
  • New power plant boosts Baghdad electricity grid MNF-I 04 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi laborers and General Electric employees recently completed eight months of work on a power plant project which will bring additional electricity to Baghdad .
  • Signs Mounting That Saddam Could Soon Face Trial RFE/RL 06 Jun 2005 -- Signs are mounting that Saddam Hussein could be put on trial within the next two months. A top aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari says that Saddam could face 12 charges, including alleged crimes committed in Iraqi Kurdistan, where tens of thousands of people died as part of a government crackdown in the late 1980s.
  • IRAQ: Ongoing insecurity hampers landmine clearance IRIN 06 Jun 2005 -- Ongoing insecurity in Iraq is hampering the clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), forcing international organisations to leave the country or halt operations, experts told IRIN.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 06 Jun 2005
  • Kirkuk Emerges as Faultline for Civil Conflict in Iraq VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- As Iraqi officials prepare to draft the country's new constitution, fierce debate is expected over the status of Kirkuk, the center of northern Iraq's oil industry. Formerly known for its ethnic harmony, Saddam Hussein's policy of forced population shifts, called Arabization, has torn the fabric of the province. Now the Kurds want it back.



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