Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
29 December 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED
- Operational Update, Dec. 29, 2005 MNF-I 29 Dec 2005 -- BRIEFING WITH MAJOR GENERAL RICK LYNCH, SPOKESMAN, MULTINATIONAL FORCE IRAQ
- CENTAF releases daily air power summary AFPN 29 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's air power summary.
- Controllers keeping Iraqi skies safe AFPN 29 Dec 2005 -- Another small dot drags a string of numbers with it as it hesitantly shuffles onto the screen. Now there are 30 dots with numbers.
- US General in Iraq Gives Hopeful Security Assessment VOA 29 Dec 2005 -- U.S. military commander in Baghdad says, despite post-election violence, Iraq's security situation is improving, as the strength of Iraqi security forces grows, and the ability of insurgents to mount massive attacks diminishes.
- Suicide Bombing Near Iraq's Interior Ministry Kills 4 Police VOA 29 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber killed four policemen and wounded four others in Baghdad Thursday. Police say the bomber blew himself up near a police vehicle outside Iraq's Interior Ministry. In a separate attack in the capital, a roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier.
- Coalition Aircrews Fly Combat, Support Missions Dec. 28 AFPS 29 Dec 2005 -- Coalition aircraft flew 36 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom, supporting coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities, officials said. U.S. Air Force F-15s provided close air support to coalition troops near Balad, striking an enemy mortar firing location. Other F-15s provided close air support to coalition troops near Iskandariyah and Mahmudiyah.
- 'Army Water' Makes Debut in Balad, Baghdad AFPS 29 Dec 2005 -- You can call it "Army water" or "No-name water," but whatever you call it, servicemembers here will stay hydrated while keeping soldiers and civilian truckers safer.
- 82nd Airborne Unit Winds Down Short, Fulfilling Deployment AFPS 29 Dec 2005 -- It was a short, violent and ultimately fulfilling deployment for the paratroopers of Task Force 3-504, said its commander, Army Lt. Col. Larry Swift. The unit - built around the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and under command of the 2nd Marine Division while in Iraq - was one of two battalions deployed in September from Fort Bragg, N.C.
- Iraqi Kurds, Shi'ites Continue Government Talks VOA 29 Dec 2005 -- Iraq's President Jalal Talabani has met with the leader of a key Shi'ite political bloc, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, to discuss plans for forming a coalition government. But Sunni leaders have rejected talks until their complaints about alleged fraud in this month's parliamentary elections are addressed.
- Tal Afar Sees Progress With Water Network Completed AFPS 29 Dec 2005 -- Workers have completed the water network in Tal Afar, Iraq, an $85,000 project that improved the water supply of 115 homes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials reported. The Corps of Engineers awarded the contract and oversaw work quality.
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