29 August 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Aug 2005 [PDF]
- Iraqi Soldiers Showcase Capabilities During Raids AFPS 29 Aug 2005 -- The 3rd Iraqi Army Battalion working with U.S. troops from 1st Brigade Combat Team of Multinational Division Central South carried out a raid one kilometer south of Mashru, Iraq, Aug. 28.
- Task Force Freedom Forces Detain 17 Terror Suspects AFPS 29 Aug 2005 -- Multinational forces from Task Force Freedom detained 17 suspected terrorists in Iraq on Aug. 28, U.S. military officials reported today.
- Kirkuk firefighters train Iraqis AFPN 29 Aug 2005 -- In order to stabilize Iraq, coalition forces must teach Iraqis the skills they need to stand on their own.
- Iraqi governors, Coalition leaders confer in Kirkuk Army News 29 Aug 2005 -- Governors from the Iraqi provinces of Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, Diyala and Saladin met Aug. 24 at the Iraqi Army's K-1 military installation near Kirkuk to discuss issues affecting north-central Iraq.
- Task Force Freedom nabs 11 suspects MNF=I 29 Aug 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom detained 11 suspected terrorists Aug. 28.
- Task Force Freedom detains six; seizes cache MNF=I 29 Aug 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom detained six additional suspected terrorists and seized another weapons cache Aug. 28.
- IED emplacer killed, four detained in Samarra MNF=I 29 Aug 2005 -- One terrorist was killed when an improvised explosive device he was removing from his vehicle detonated Aug. 29 around 10 a.m in Samarra .
- Airmen train for convoy duty in Southwest Asia AFPN 29 Aug 2005 -- Twelve 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operators here are preparing to leave in early September to support convoy operations in Southwest Asia.
- Embarked Security Detachment 131 Prepares for Deployment Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2005 -- Nearly 100 Sailors from Embarked Security Detachment (ESD) 131 completed weapons qualifications Aug. 25 at Camp Pendleton as part of their training for an upcoming deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- U.S.: Bush Seeks To Counter Iraq War Frustrations At Home RFE/RL 29 Aug 2005 -- Recent opinion surveys of the American public show President George W. Bush has some of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency.
- Bush Applauds Iraqi Consitution RFE/RL 29 Aug 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has welcomed news of the completion of Iraq's draft constitution.
- U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Iraqi Leaders on Draft Constitution Washington File 29 Aug 2005 -- U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad welcomes the completion of Iraq's draft constitution and urges all Iraqis to read it and debate its merits before heading to the polls October 15 to approve or reject it in a referendum.
- United Nations Welcomes Completion of Iraq's Constitution Draft Washington File 29 Aug 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the completion of a draft of the constitution of Iraq, according to a U.N. statement issued August 28.
- Iraqi Sunnis Protest Draft Constitution VOA News 29 Aug 2005 -- Sunni leaders in Iraq are vowing to defeat the country's new draft constitution in a nationwide referendum.
- Sunnis Leaders Vow to Amend Draft Constitution VOA News 29 Aug 2005 -- One of Iraq's Sunni Arab political parties says it will continue efforts to amend the country's new constitution before it is presented to the Iraqi people.
- Praise For New Iraqi Constitution, But Sunnis Unhappy RFE/RL 29 Aug 2005 -- The completion of Iraq's draft constitution has drawn wide praise internationally -- despite rejection of the document by Iraqi Sunni leaders.
- Iraq: Writing Of Draft Constitution Ends Amid Disputes RFE/RL 29 Aug 2005 -- Iraq's long process of writing its first post-Saddam draft constitution is over.
- Sunni Arabs Protest Iraqi Draft Constitution, Seek Amendments VOA News 29 Aug 2005 -- Hundreds of Sunni Arabs opposed to Iraq's new draft constitution have rallied in Tikrit to protest the charter, while a leading Sunni political grouping said it will continue trying to amend the draft.
- IRAQ: Constitution approved despite rejections IRIN 29 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi officials signed the country’s new constitution on Sunday, after many amendments, but the charter was still rejected by Sunni Arabs who call it an “illegitimate” document.
- New Iraqi Highway Patrol HQ opens in Baghdad Army News 29 Aug 2005 -- The Iraqi Highway Patrol officially opened its new headquarters during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 25 in Baghdad.
- Iran welcomes completion of work on Iraqi draft constitution IRNA 29 Aug 2005 -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi here Monday expressed satisfaction with completion of work on codification of Iraqi draft constitution.
- Britain's Blair Praises Completion of Iraqi Constitution Draft Washington File 29 Aug 2005 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has hailed the announcement of a new Iraqi constitution as "an important and historic achievement" after the Iraqi parliament approved the document August 28.
- Iraq Leader Opposes Death Sentence For Hussein RFE/RL 29 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has said he would not sign a death sentence for deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein if the former leader was convicted.
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