20 October 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 20 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER DIES FROM NON-HOSTILE GUNSHOT WOUND
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIERS KILLED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- MARINE KILLED BY VEHICLE-BORNE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Iraqi Security Thwarts Insurgent Efforts to Stop Referendum AFPS 20 Oct 2005 -- Increased numbers of Iraqi security forces and government-implemented precautions combined to thwart insurgents' desire to stop the Iraqi Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, a senior U.S. military officer said today in Baghdad.
- Vehicle Fire, Roadside Bomb Claim Soldiers' Lives AFPS 20 Oct 2005 -- Five more U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq, military officials in Baghdad reported.
- Ramadi-based Zarqawi lieutenant killed MNF-I 20 Oct 2005 -- A senior Abu Musab al-Zarqawi lieutenant and Al Qaeda in Iraq military leader was killed during a series of Coalition raids in western Iraq Oct. 15.
- Iraqi pollsters receive airlift help AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- When Iraq took its next step toward democracy -- voting on a constitution -- Airmen and Marines helped ensure the process worked.
- Amid Criticism of US Policy in Iraq Rice Outlines Benchmarks for Success VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Bush administration has a strategy to assure victory in Iraq - but is refusing to say when U.S. troops can begin to be brought home
- Rice: Iran lets insurgents cross its border into Iraq IRNA 20 Oct 2005 -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington Wednesday accused Iran and Syria of letting "insurgents" across their borders to join their "comrades" in Iraq.
- U.S.: Rice Doesn't Rule Out Armed Action Against Iran, Syria RFE/RL 20 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before Congress yesterday that President George W. Bush has not ruled out military force against Syria and Iran for their suspected complicity in the Iraq insurgency.
- Iraq Makes Progress in Health, Education, Water, Sanitation Washington File 20 Oct 2005 -- While the world has been focused on the perilous security situation in Iraq, thousands of local and international aid workers have been working on projects that, although they might escape media notice, distinctly have improved the everyday lives of millions of Iraqis.
- Iraq: Start Of Hussein's Trial Reignites Debate Over Former Leader's Fate RFE/RL 20 Oct 2005 -- The trial of Saddam Hussein was adjourned yesterday just a few hours after it began, in order to give defense lawyers 40 more days to prepare their case.
- Spanish Judge Orders Arrest of U.S. Soldiers Cleared in 2003 Washington File 20 Oct 2005 -- A judge in Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for three American soldiers in a battle tank who allegedly fired at a Baghdad hotel in April 2003, killing two journalists -- one Spanish, one Ukrainian -- during the Iraq invasion.
- Iran Rules Out Direct Contact With U.S. Over Iraq RFE/RL 20 Oct 2005 -- Iran said today it will not engage in direct contact with the United States to discuss Iraq.
- Arab Reaction to Saddam Trial Mixed VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- The Arab world has reacted with mixed emotions to the opening of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's trial on charges of killing 143 of his countrymen.
- Arab League Chief Visits Iraq Amid Violence VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- The Arab League's chief says the 22-member organization will soon open an office in Iraq.
- Spanish Prosecutor Appeals Arrests of 3 US Soldiers Over Iraqi Hotel Shelling VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- Spain's public prosecutor has requested that international arrest warrants not be issued for three U.S. soldiers involved in the 2003 shelling of a hotel in Iraq, in which a Spanish journalist was killed.
- Iraqis Voice Mixed Reactions to Saddam Hussein Trial VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- Iraqis are voicing mixed reactions to the the mass-murder trial of their former leader, Saddam Hussein, which opened on Wednesday
- Iraq: Saddam Hussein Biography RFE/RL 20 Oct 2005 -- From Saddam Hussein's rise within the ranks of the Ba'ath Party and the Revolution Command Council to his regime's ruthless persecution of perceived enemies at home and abroad.
- IRAQ: Palestinian refugees complain of persecution and seek to leave IRIN 20 Oct 2005 -- Representatives of the 40,000 Palestinian refugees living in Iraq say they have suffered harassment and persecution at the hands of security forces and ordinary Iraqi people since the fall of Saddam Hussein two years ago.
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