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20 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • President, EU Leaders Affirm Commitment in Iraq AFPS 20 Jun 2005 -- The upcoming international summit on support for Iraq sends "an important signal for people to hear loud and clear," President Bush said today during a news conference in the East Room of the White House.

United Nations

  • UN helps Iraq clear 500 kilometres of land of deadly unexploded mines UN News Centre 20 Jun 2005 -- Nearly 500 square kilometres in Iraq have been cleared of landmines over the past year thanks to United Nations-backed efforts to rid the country of potentially deadly unexploded remnants of war, most of them seeded in densely populated regions in the centre and south, the world body announced today.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq: Australian Former Hostage Apologizes For Statements During Captivity RFE/RL 20 Jun 2005 -- An Australian hostage rescued from insurgents in Iraq on 15 June has returned to his home country. He says that during his captivity he was forced to make statements under duress that he regrets. He also says the fact he was freed by Iraqi government soldiers shows that efforts to train and field Iraqi security forces are working.
  • Former Hostage In Iraq Apologizes For Statements RFE/RL 20 Jun 2005 -- An engineer who was rescued from insurgents in Iraq last week has returned to his home country of Australia and apologized for statements he made in captivity calling for the withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq.

News Reports

  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 20 20 Jun 2005 -- SUNNIS AGREE TO JOIN IRAQ'S CONSTITUTIONAL DRAFTING COMMITTEE / BAGHDAD WORKING WITH U.S. TO BRING INSURGENTS TO THE TABLE / U.S. SAYS KURDISH SECURITY FORCES ILLEGALLY DETAINING IRAQI ARABS, TURKOMANS / AUSTRALIAN HOSTAGE RELEASED IN IRAQ
  • IRAQ: Aid agencies call for access to Karabila IRIN 20 Jun 2005 -- Aid agencies and doctors have called on Coalition forces in Iraq to allow them safe access to the village of Karabila in the west of the country, as battles between troops and insurgents continue.



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