15 October 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Coalition Forces foil terrorist attack on polling station MNF-I 15 Oct 2005 -- A Task Force Baghdad unit on patrol in south Baghdad Oct. 13 immediately responded to a terrorist mortar attack on a polling site by returning fire to drive the terrorists away.
- Assistant to senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader apprehended MNF-I 15 Oct 2005 -- Acting on reliable intelligence and information provided by concerned citizens, Multi-National Forces captured two senior al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists during raids in Baghdad Sept. 24.
- 10th Mountain Soldiers assist Iraqi forces at polls MNF-I 15 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and Iraqi Police secured polling stations in western Abu Ghraib in the days leading up to the Constitutional Referendum vote.
- U.S. Soldiers stop potential attack on polling site MNF-I 15 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained 11 suspected terrorists at a checkpoint in Yusufiyah in the early afternoon of Oct. 15, heading off a potential attack on voters.
- Coalition Detains 24 Terrorists, Kill 12 Others, in Ramadi Raids AFPS 15 Oct 2005 -- Acting on intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, coalition forces detained 24 terrorists and killed at least 12 others in a series of raids near Ramadi on Oct. 14, officials said.
- Security Good as Millions of Iraqis Cast Constitution Ballots AFPS 15 Oct 2005 -- With Iraqi election officials and Iraqi security forces leading the way, millions of Iraqis streamed to the polls today to vote on their country's constitution.
- Soldiers, Marines discover weapons caches following Iraqi tip MNF-I 15 Oct 2005 -- Texas Army National Guard Soldiers and Marines from 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward) discovered weapons caches near a primary school slated as a polling site here on Oct. 14.
- Bush Calls Iraqi Constitutional Vote "Momentous" Washington File 15 Oct 2005 -- President Bush's weekly radio address delivered October 15 coincided with what he called "a momentous time in the history of the Middle East."
- Iraqi Voting Strikes Blow for Freedom, Bush Says AFPS 15 Oct 2005 -- The millions of Iraqis who voted in their country's landmark Oct. 15, 2005, constitutional referendum have dealt a catastrophic blow to the worldwide al Qaeda terrorist network, which would like to subjugate them and the entire Middle East to a jihadist, terrorist tyranny, President Bush said today in his weekly radio address.
- Bush Hails Iraqi Constitutional Vote VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- President Bush says Iraqi voters are striking a blow against terrorists by taking part in Saturday's constitutional referendum.
- Iraqis Vote On New Constitution Amid Tight Security RFE/RL 15 Oct 2005 -- Security is tight as Iraqis vote in a referendum today on a proposed new constitution, which supporters hope will help unite the country
- Voting Ends In Iraq RFE/RL 15 Oct 2005 -- Polling stations in Iraq have closed after a day of largely peaceful voting in a referendum on the country's new draft constitution, Radio Free Iraq reported.
- Historic Iraqi Referendum Ends Peacefully VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- The national referendum on Iraq's new constitution has drawn to a close after a day of apparently strong voter turnout and little violence.
- Vote Counting Begins in Iraq Referendum VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- Officials in Iraq say there is a possibility that partial results could be released Sunday, but complete ballot counting in Saturday's constitutional referendum is expected to take up to five days.
- Iraqi Leaders Express Hope On Constitutional Referendum RFE/RL 15 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari expressed hope for their country today as they cast their ballots in a nationwide referendum on a new constitution, Radio Free Iraq reported.
- Little Violence Reported During Iraq's Constitutional Referendum VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- Polling centers in Iraq have closed after a remarkably violence-free day, which allowed millions to turn out to vote in a referendum for the country's new draft constitution.
- Iraqi Officials: Voter Turnout Strong in Constitutional Referendum VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- Election officials in Iraq say as many as 65 percent of eligible voters may have turned out to vote in Saturday's referendum on the country's draft constitution
- UK commanders dismiss allegations of Iranian interference in Iraq IRNA 15 Oct 2005 -- All British commanders in Basra, Iraq are dismissive of accusations of Iranian involvement in the Iraqi insurgency, according to a British journalist who has just returned from southern Iraq.
- Iraq: RFI Speaks With Iraqi National Assembly Deputy Speaker RFE/RL 15 Oct 2005 -- RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) interviewed Husayn al-Shahristani, deputy speaker of the National Assembly, in Baghdad on 15 October.
- Iraq: RFI Speaks With Iraqi Nation Party Secretary-General RFE/RL 15 Oct 2005 -- Mithal al-Alusi, Iraqi Al-Ummah (Nation) Party secretary-general, gave an exclusive interview to Radio Free Iraq (RFI) on 13 October, in which he welcomed the deal reached on the constitution draft amendments the day before.
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