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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


15 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • HC-5 Returns Home Navy NewsStand 15 Jun 2005 -- Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 5 returned home to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 18 after a seven-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and humanitarian service in Indonesia.

US Policy

  • US Seriously Concerned Over Reported Abductions in Kirkuk VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- The United States Wednesday expressed serious concern over reports that mainly Kurdish security forces have abducted minority Arabs and Turkmens in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The State Department says U.S.-led coalition forces in the area were not involved, and protested the practice.
  • Despite Insurgency, Things Better in Iraq, Rumsfeld Says AFPS 15 Jun 2005 -- Despite the insurgency, things are getting better in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the BBC's David Frost in a June 13 interview.

United Nations

  • Iraq: envoy reaffirms UN's commitment to constitution-writing process UN News Centre 15 Jun 2005 -- The top United Nations envoy in Iraq today met with more senior officials in his efforts to ensure that those sectors of Iraqi society left outside the recently-elected national Assembly, particularly Sunni Arabs, take part in writing the new constitution.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Marines Prepare to Take Over Oil Platform Security Navy NewsStand 15 Jun 2005 -- MSD) 25, the unit currently assigned to protect Iraq's critical two oil platforms, are training Iraqi Naval Marine Force personnel to take over all close-in point defense operations aboard the Al Basrah (ABOT) and Khawr Al Amaya (KAAOT) oil terminals.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Australia Captive Rescued in Iraq VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- An Australian engineer held hostage for six weeks by insurgents in Iraq has been freed after a rescue mission by Iraqi and U.S. forces.



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