11 August 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Aug 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE NEAR HABBANIYAH
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- UAV Missing near Mosul MNF-I 11 Aug 2005 -- An unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Coalition Forces crashed in the vicinity of the Al Zirai neighborhood in Mosul Aug. 10 at approximately 10:00 p.m.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers capture caches, suspected terrorists MNF-I 11 Aug 2005 -- Task Force Liberty operations in Salah Ad Din Province August 10 netted weapons caches and detained seven individuals.
- Iraqi Unit Searches Uncover Weapons Cache, IEDS AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi military units uncovered a weapons cache and roadside bombs, and detained several suspects Aug. 9 and 10, according to multinational force reports.
- Defense Department Report, August 11: Iraq Update Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- A U.S. military official told reporters in Baghdad August 11 that coalition operations are focused on eliminating foreign fighters and their local supporters because they represent "the most significant threat today to the people of Iraq."
- Iraqis Progress in Conditions for Troop Withdrawal, Official Says AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- Iraqis are continuing progress toward meeting the two primary conditions for the reduction of coalition forces in Iraq, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today.
- Bush: As Iraqis Stand Up, U.S. Will Stand Down AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- "As Iraqis stand up, we will stand down," President Bush told reporters following a meeting today with his national security team in Crawford, Texas.
- U.S. Transfers Baghdad Press Center to Iraqi Control Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- The United States transferred control of Baghdad's international press center to the Iraqi government August 9 in what U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad characterized as a step for Iraq toward building the institutions of democracy.
- As Iraqi Security Forces Stand Up, U.S. Will Stand Down, Bush Says Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- President Bush has summarized the U.S. strategy in Iraq by saying that as Iraqi security forces demonstrate their ability to defend themselves against an increasingly violent insurgency, American and coalition forces will be able to step aside and leave Iraq.
- Rice Chooses James Jeffrey To Serve As New Iraq Coordinator Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has chosen James Jeffrey to serve as senior advisor to the secretary and coordinator for Iraq, according to an August 10 State Department announcement
- Secretary-General calls on Iraqi leaders to reach agreement on new constitution UN News Centre 11 Aug 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all political, religious and civil society leaders in Iraq to exercise the vision and the political will needed to come to an agreement on the new national constitution in the next few days.
- Security Council Extends U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- The Security Council unanimously agreed August 11 to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year.
- Security Council unanimously renews UN mission in Iraq for another year UN News Centre 11 Aug 2005 -- The Security Council today unanimously renewed for a further year the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), whose tasks range from coordinating various humanitarian operations to helping the war-torn country draft a new constitution and organize fresh elections by the end of the year.
- More Iraqi Units Involved in Country's Defense AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- More than 110 Iraqi battalions are involved in the fight against terrorists, officials in Baghdad said this week.
- Iraqi Shi'ite Leader Demands Autonomy RFE/RL 11 Aug 2005 -- As negotiations for a new constitution continue in Baghdad, Shi'ite leader Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim has called for Iraq's entire southern area to become one autonomous Shi'ite region under a new federal system.
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