20 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 20 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing 20 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; and General Peter Pace, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Joint search detains three in Kirkuk MNF-I 20 Jul 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers and Iraqi police detained three individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a joint search in Kirkuk July 20.
- Sunnis Drafting Constitution Gunned Down In Iraq RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- Three Sunni men connected to the Iraqi National Assembly's constitutional drafting committee were gunned down outside a Baghdad restaurant yesterday
- Suicide Bomber Kills Army Recruits In Baghdad RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- Police and army officials in Baghdad say a suicide bomber has killed at least five people at an army recruiting center in the capital.
- Suicide Bomber Strikes at Iraqi Recruiting Center Near Airfield AFPS 20 Jul 2005 -- A terrorist bomber killed himself and five others today during an attack outside an airfield in Iraq, military officials in Baghdad reported.
- Terrorist bombing suspects captured MNF-I 20 Jul 2005 -- Over the last two days, Multi-National Forces captured three Al Qaida terrorists associated with bombing operations in the Baghdad area.
- U.S. Says Terrorism Will Not Halt Constitution-Writing in Iraq VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- U.S. officials say Tuesday's assassination of two Sunni Arab members of Iraq's constitution drafting committee will not halt work on the document. A draft constitution is due to be presented to the Iraqi National Assembly in less than a month
- Rumsfeld Condemns Murders, Discusses Iraq Progress, Challenges AFPS 20 Jul 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today condemned the July 19 assassination of two Sunni Arab members of the commission drafting Iraq's new constitution as a "terrible act of violence" that demonstrates the insurgents' brutality and their low regard for the Iraqi people.
- Lawmakers Debate Iraq, Prisoner Detention in War on Terrorism VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- There has been more intense debate in Congress about the question of how long U.S. military forces will remain in Iraq.
- 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.
- British Military Regrets Death Of Iraqi Prisoner RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- A British military regiment today said that it "bitterly regrets" the death of an Iraqi prisoner in its custody.
- Iraq: Turkey Proposes Cross-Border Action To Rein In Kurdish Fighters RFE/RL 20 Jul 2005 -- Turkish officials have been increasingly vocal in recent days over their desire to launch cross-border operations to rein in Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK or Kongra-Gel) based in the mountainous areas straddling Iraq and Turkey.
- Iran, Kuwait stress cooperation to restore peace in Iraq IRNA 20 Jul 2005 -- Iran and Kuwait here Wednesday stressed importance of bilateral cooperation to restore stability and peace in Iraq.
- 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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