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20 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Reconstruction Issues

  • Sunnis Walk out of Committee Writing Iraq's Constitution VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- Four Sunni members serving on the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution have suspended their membership citing a general lack of security. The move follows the assassination of two of their colleagues in Baghdad on Tuesday
  • Senior Leader Vows Killings Won't Knock Iraqi Constitution Off Track RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- The head of the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution, Sheikh Humam Hammudi, said today that the document will be finished ahead of schedule despite the assassination yesterday of two Sunni members of the panel.
  • Iraq: Murders Hurt Efforts To Enlist Sunnis In Politics RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- Efforts to bring Sunni Muslims into Iraq's political process appear to have suffered a blow following the assassination yesterday of two Sunnis who were involved in drafting the country's future constitution as well as a Sunni politician. In the wake of the killings, reports say several Sunni Arab members of the committee drafting the constitution have dropped out.
  • Iraq Wins Donor Support For Leading Reconstruction RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- International officials say donor countries have agreed in principle on a new mechanism that gives Iraq the leading role in reconstruction efforts.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraqi Government Disputes Report On Recent Deaths RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi officials have released new figures that appear aimed at disputing a research group's recent claim that more Iraqis are dying from crime and U.S.-led coalition activities than from the insurgency.
  • Iraq: Survey Shows Nearly 25,000 Civilians Killed In Two Years RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- An independent British survey released yesterday says nearly 25,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq since U.S.-led coalition forces invaded the country in March 2003
  • Sunnis Call For Inquiry Into Assassinations RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- Sunni Muslim members of the committee drafting the Iraqi constitution have urged the government to hold a full inquiry into the assassination of two of its Sunni members yesterday



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