01 December 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Dec 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
- II MEF MARINE DIES FROM SMALL-ARMS FIRE
- II MEF MARINE DIES IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- MARINE KILLED IN ACTION IN FALLUJAH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Operations Update, Dec. 1, 2005 MNF-I 01 Dec 2005
- Control of Iraq-Syria Border Re-established, Major General Says Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- Recently completed military operations have re-established Iraqi control of the Iraq-Syrian border, says the spokesman for Multi-National Force-Iraq.
- CENTAF releases its airpower summary AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Four U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Separate Iraq Incidents AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- Four U.S. servicemembers were killed in Iraq on Nov. 30, military officials reported.
- Iraqis assume more control of Syrian border, Babil Province Army News 01 Dec 2005 -- Coalition instructors tested and certified the combat readiness of the 2nd Iraqi Army Brigade this week, and announced that the troops are ready to plan and conduct military operations independently in Babil Province, in south-central Iraq.
- Militants Attack Iraqi City RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Militants in Iraq are reported to have attacked a U.S. base and a local government office in the city of Al-Ramadi.
- Iraqi Insurgents Launch Assault in Ramadi VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Insurgents in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi launched a brief assault Thursday against a U.S. base and Iraqi government buildings.
- Task Force Baghdad Forces catch terrorists, find bombs MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- With the help of tips provided to Coalition Forces by local residents, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division detained five suspected terrorists Nov. 30.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces patrol streets of south Baghdad MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers kept the pressure on terrorists operating in the al-Rashid district Nov. 27-28 in an effort to set the conditions for the Dec. 15 elections and deny the enemy the opportunity to carry out attacks.
- Soldiers spot suspicious behavior, find weapons MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found three improvised explosive devices hidden in an Abu Ghraib house Nov. 29 and detained one suspected terrorist.
- Operation Iron Hammer progresses MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Operation Matraqa Hadidia (Iron Hammer) is progressing with the clearing of the Hai al Becker region on the eastern side of the Euphrates River across from Hit and approximately 170 km west of Baghdad.
- Ukraine To Retain 50 Troops In Iraq After Withdrawal RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has decided that his country will retain a 50-member military contingent in Iraq after it withdraws the bulk of its armed forces.
- Bush Victory Strategy Intensifies US Political Debate Over Iraq VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- The domestic political debate over Iraq continues to intensify as President Bush makes a fresh attempt to regain public support for his handling of the war there.
- Top Military Official Calls White Phosphorous "Legitimate Tool" Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- The top-ranking U.S. military officer says white phosphorous is an appropriate battlefield weapon and emphasized that American troops take great care to avoid targeting civilians during combat.
- U.S. General Pace Says Victory Is Only Option in Iraq Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- There is no option in Iraq other than victory, says the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Iraqis Will Have Secure Voting Environment, General Says AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- The success of joint Iraqi and coalition operations in Iraq will ensure a safe voting environment for Iraqi national elections, a senior military official in Iraq said today.
- Joint Chiefs Chairman Defines Victory in Iraq AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- The war on terror won't come to a dramatic end as many past wars have, but rather will require continued vigilance to keep terrorists at bay, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at the National Defense University here.
- Pace Responds to Critics of Iraq Strategy AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- Wouldn't the United States be better off if it simply left the terrorists alone and brought its troops home from Iraq? Wouldn't that stop the violence there? Don't we need more troops to do the job there? And why is just one Iraqi battalion capable of independent operations?
- White House Concerned Over Reports US Military Planted Articles in Iraqi Media VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- The White House has expressed concern about reports that the U.S. military paid Iraqi newspapers to run pro-American stories about the war and rebuilding effort.
- Iraq: UN envoy continues wide-ranging meetings ahead of this month's elections UN News Centre 01 Dec 2005 -- In his continuing efforts to assist the political transition in Iraq, the senior United Nations envoy in the country today met with Vice President Ghazi El-Yawar to discuss the elections scheduled in two weeks' time.
- Iraq Blames Americans for Torture Probe Failure VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Iraq's Shi'ite-led government says it has not been able to investigate allegations of torture of Sunni Arab prisoners in an interior-run detention center in Baghdad because mistakes made at the site by Americans have tainted some of the evidence and files.
- Sunni Group Asks for Release of Hostages in Iraq VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- A Baghdad-based peace activist for a Western Christian organization whose members were abducted in Iraq says that his group still has not received any demands from the insurgents who claim to be holding four of his colleagues.
- OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM COALITION CONFERENCE: "Maintaining Post-Election Momentum" CENTCOM 01 Dec 2005 -- On November 29-30, the Albanian Ministry of Defense hosted representatives from 34 countries for a United States Central Command coalition member conference.
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