27 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- Four Task Force Baghdad Soldiers killed in bomb attack
- Algerian Diplomats Killed In Baghdad RFE/RL 27 Jul 2005 -- Algeria has confirmed that two of its diplomats in Iraq have been killed by their kidnappers.
- Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Capture Insurgents; Find Weapons Caches AFPS 27 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi army and coalition soldiers failed to find a known terrorist responsible for mortar attacks against Iraqi police stations during a July 26 combined cordon-and-search mission, Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq officials said today.
- General Says US Forces Could Begin Withdrawal Next Year VOA 27 Jul 2005 -- The commanding general of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq says there could be a significant reduction in the number of U.S. troops in the country by this time next year, if the political process remains on track.
- Troop Withdrawals Could Begin Next Year, Casey Says AFPS 27 Jul 2005 -- A "fairly substantial" withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq could take place next spring or summer if the insurgency doesn't grow and the country's political process continues as scheduled, the commander of coalition forces said here today.
- Rumsfeld Meets With Iraqi Leaders In Baghdad RFE/RL 27 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari today discussed ways of strengthening Iraq's security forces to face continuous insurgent attacks.
- Rumsfeld: Iraq Needs to Talk Border Issues With Iran, Syria AFPS 27 Jul 2005 -- Iraq needs "to be aggressively communicating" with its neighbors to stop the infiltration of foreign terrorists across its borders, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today.
- Lawmakers Condemn Egypt Attacks, Urge Women's Rights in Iraq VOA 27 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved resolutions dealing with democratic progress in Iraq, and the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Stakeout with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja' afari 27 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Stakeout with U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. George Casey in Baghdad, Iraq 27 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability Enroute to Iraq 27 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Algerians' murder in Iraq makes anti-terror treaty more urgent than ever - Annan UN News Centre 27 Jul 2005 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said to day the "brutal and barbaric" murder of two Algerian diplomats in Iraq once again made it all the more urgent for the United Nations to complete a convention against all forms of terrorism by the end of this year.
- Congress Explores Syrian Role in Subverting Iraq Sanctions Washington File 27 Jul 2005 -- The Syrian government and the Commercial Bank of Syria had key roles in subverting U.N. sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime and facilitated the export of prohibited military items to the former Iraqi regime, according to witnesses testifying before the House International Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia July 27.
- IRAQ: UN welcomes Sunnis’ planned return to constitution drafting IRIN 27 Jul 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday welcomed the anticipated return of Sunni representatives to the committee drafting the new Iraqi constitution, following their withdrawal last week after two of their members were assassinated.
- UK government admits failure to foresee Iraq insurgency IRNA 27 Jul 2005 -- The British government acknowledged Wednesday that lessons must be learnt on how to plan for post- conflict situations after admitting that it had failed to foresee the scale of the insurgency in Iraq.
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 24 27 Jul 2005 -- TURKEY PROPOSES CROSS-BORDER ACTION TO REIN IN KURDISH FIGHTERS / SUNNIS DRAFTING CONSTITUTION GUNNED DOWN IN IRAQ / NEW U.K. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ MEETS WITH REPORTERS
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