12 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 12 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER DIES
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Security Forces kill 14 terrorists, detain five suspects MNF-I 12 Jul 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom killed 14 terrorists and detained five suspected terrorists during operations in northern Iraq July 10 and 11.
- Coalition Forces capture terror targets; thwart attacks MNF-I 12 Jul 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers conducted a precision raid against a terrorist safe-house just west of Abu Ghraib July 10.
- Car Bomb Kills At Least Two In Kirkuk RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- Police in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk say a car bomb exploded there today killing at least two civilians.
- Iraqi, Coalition forces thwart attacks, discover weapons cache Army News 12 Jul 2005 -- Coalition forces captured terrorists and thwarted attacks, discovered a weapons cache and assisted injured worshippers in and around Baghdad July 10.
- Zoellick Confers with Iraqi Officials, Businessmen Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- The three key elements of success in overcoming the insurgency in Iraq are progress in the political process, economic reconstruction and development of Iraq's security forces, according to Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick.
- U.S. Provides $2 Million for Iraqi Oil Training Program Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. government has released $2 million to fund a training program for the Iraqi oil and gas sector.
- Iraqi Shi'ites Blame Sunni Extremists for Fanning Sectarian Violence; Warn Patience Running Thin VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- Shi'ite Muslim leaders in Iraq say they fear that the threat of a civil war, pitting the country's largest Muslim group against minority Sunni Arabs, has escalated to dangerous levels. Their comments follow months of violence against both Shi'ites and Sunnis, including mass executions, kidnappings and assassinations.
- UK says no plans to withdraw from Iraq IRNA 12 Jul 2005 -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday that his country has no plans to pull out its occupation forces from Iraq.
- Britain Says No Decision On Iraq Pullout RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's office says the British government has not made any decision to withdraw troops from Iraq, though contingency planning for such a move is occurring.
- Iraq: Does Britain's Secret Memo On Withdrawal Indicate A Weakening Of Resolve? RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- British and U.S. officials are denying plans are forged to substantially cut troop numbers in Iraq. The officials were reacting to a British newspaper report on a secret British Defense Ministry memorandum that says the allies are considering the option of withdrawing 100,000 troops from Iraq by next year.
- Iraqi Premier Warns That Insurgents Will Seek Revenge RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari today warned Iraqis to prepare themselves for even worse attacks from insurgents seeking revenge for what he said were the government's "successes."
- IRAQ: Iraqis sell their blood to survive IRIN 12 Jul 2005 -- Iraqis are selling their own blood to people who are buying supplies for relatives in need, due to a shortage, doctors say.
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