03 November 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED NEAR BALAD
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED
- SOLDIER ASSIGNED TO MARINES KILLED IN AR RAMADI
- SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- Transcript: News Briefing with PDASD for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita and Lt. Gen. James Conway 03 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita and Director, Operations Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. James T. Conway
- Al-Qaeda In Iraq Claims Downing Of U.S. Helicopter RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- An Internet statement purportedly coming from Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims to have shot down a U.S. attack helicopter that crashed near Ramadi, west of Baghdad today.
- CENTAF airpower summary for Nov. 3 AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- Coalition aircraft flew 36 close-air support and armed reconnaissance sorties Nov. 2 for Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Iraq Car Bomb Kills At Least 23 RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- A car bomb outside a mosque in central Iraq has killed at least 23 people and wounded 46 others.
- Two terrorists self-destruct while building car bomb MNF-I 03 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad dispatched elements to the scene where two terrorists attempting to build a car bomb were killed when the device prematurely detonated in central Baghdad Nov. 2.
- Cache seized, terrorists killed near Ramadi MNF-I 03 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army troops and Coalition engage terrorists and seized a cache during firefight Nov. 2 northeast of Ramadi.
- Insurgents Will Keep Fighting Until Elections, General Says AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- Despite a relatively uneventful constitutional referendum in October, insurgents in Iraq have not given up, and officials expect more violence leading up to scheduled December elections, a senior military official said at a news conference in Baghdad today.
- Elections, Security Will Determine Size of Force in Iraq AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- The December elections will mark another political milestone on Iraq's journey toward democracy. How the elections unfold, and how peaceful they are will help commanders determine the size of the American force in the country, officials said during a Pentagon news conference today.
- US General Welcomes Decision to Recruit Former Iraqi Officers VOA 03 Nov 2005 -- A senior U.S. general has welcomed the decision by Iraq's Minister of Defense to invite mid- and low-level former military officers, who served under Saddam Hussein, to join the country's fledgling new army
- U.S. Working To Defuse Threat from Improvised Bombs in Iraq Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- The only remaining effective tool that the Iraqi insurgency has against coalition forces is the improvised bomb, says Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita.
- DoD Working to Combat IED Menace AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- Pentagon officials are looking for ways to combat the improvised-explosive-device menace, a senior military officer said today.
- Democrats, Republicans Spar Over Iraq VOA 03 Nov 2005 -- As the Pentagon underscores efforts to strengthen the Iraqi military and counter insurgents, lawmakers in Congress continue to spar over the issue of intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq
- Iraq: Attacks And Corruption Hamper Reconstruction RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- Optimism about quickly rebuilding Iraq is fading away. U.S.-funded reconstruction projects are hampered by security costs and by widespread corruption.
- World: Islamic Clerics Condemn Use Of Children In Suicide Bombings RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- Islamic scholars interviewed by RFE/RL expressed concern over the report of a suicide bombing that was carried out by a child on 1 November in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.
- Iraqis, Afghans Mark Eid Al-Fitr Under Tight Security RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- A three-day holiday began for many Muslims around the world today, as they mark the end of a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
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