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05 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Insurgents Target Iraqi Progress AFPS 05 Jul 2005 -- Insurgents in Iraq attack any sign of progress because "progress is their enemy," DoD officials said today.

United Nations

  • Annan vehemently condemns attacks on international diplomats in Iraq UN News Centre 05 Jul 2005 -- Vehemently condemning the recent spate of attacks against diplomats in Iraq, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he hoped the incidents would not weaken the resolve of the international community to stand with the Iraqi people at this critical juncture in their history.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Sunnis to Begin Participating in Drafting Constitution VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- Fifteen Iraqi Sunni-Muslim members are preparing to join a Shi'ite-dominated parliamentary committee drafting a new constitution. It is hoped that including more Sunnis in the political process will ease the insurgency that is believed to draw much of its support from disaffected members of that minority community.
  • IRAQ: Attacks on oil facilities cost US $12 billion IRIN 05 Jul 2005 -- Iraq's Ministry of Oil (MoO) has announced that billions of dollars have been spent on repairing and replacing oil industry infrastructure damaged or destroyed by terrorist attacks nationwide. The money could have been invested in aid and development according to officials.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 22 05 Jul 2005 -- CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ FACING THREATS FROM ALL SIDES / RFI: SADDAM HUSSEIN'S COUSIN TO RUN IN ELECTION / IRAQ MARKS ONE YEAR OF SELF-RULE / BRITAIN SEEN AS IMPORTANT LINK IN IRAQI JIHAIST NETWORKS



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