21 August 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 21 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B SERVICE MEMBER KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- THREE COALITION FORCE SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Civil affairs projects improve Nineveh quality of life Army News 21 Aug 2006 -- Three towns west of Mosul in northern Iraq are benefiting from several newly completed projects as a result of cooperation between local leadership, and members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion.
- CENTAF releases airpower summaries for Aug. 20-21 AFPN 21 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 20 and 21.
- Iraqi Forces Capture Key Insurgent Leaders, Rescue Kidnap Victims AFPS 21 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi forces captured two key insurgent leaders in Baghdad yesterday and rescued five kidnap victims in separate operations Aug. 18 and 19 in different areas of Iraq, U.S. military officials reported.
- Security in Baghdad Improving, Say Coalition Officials Washington File 22 Aug 2006 -- Iraq's security situation is gradually improving, says the Coalition Force's top leadership.
- Premature Iraq Pullout 'Would Be A Huge Mistake,' Bush Says AFPS 21 Aug 2006 -- Amid national debate about whether or not to stay the course in Iraq, President Bush today firmly placed himself in the "stay" category.
- Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 21 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- Iraqi Army To Take Full Control of Troop Division in September Washington File 21 Aug 2006 -- Coalition will provide support only if Iraqi army requires it, U.S. general say
- Kurds Watch as Saddam Hussein Genocide Trial Begins VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- Saddam Hussein's second trial on charges of genocide is being watched closely in the northern Kurdish region, where Saddam's forces accused of killing more than 180,000 Kurds nearly two decades ago.
- Saddam Hussein Genocide Trial Opens RFE/RL 20 Aug 2006 -- The Iraqi High Tribunal has opened a second trial of Saddam Hussein, this time for alleged genocide and war crimes against Kurds in northern Iraq.
- Iraq: Hussein Facing Trial For Genocide Against Kurds RFE/RL 20 Aug 2006 -- Former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad on new charges today, as prosecutors continue to try to prove his personal involvement in abuses committed by his regime.
- Saddam Hussein Defiant During Opening of Second Trial VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- Saddam Hussein has entered his second trial on charges of genocide that stem from a violent campaign against minority Kurds nearly two decades ago.
- Analysis: Saving Iraq cfr.org 21 Aug 2006 -- The numbers out of Iraq paint an unpleasant picture. In July alone, 3,438 Iraqis were killed, a 9 percent increase over June's death toll
- Backgrounder: 'Plan B' Scenarios in Iraq cfr.org 21 Aug 2006
- Iraq: Investigator Describes Anfal Campaign RFE/RL 21 Aug 2006 -- Joost Hiltermann was a key figure in the investigation by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) of the Iraqi government's Anfal campaign in 1987-88, which is believed to have killed some 100,000 Kurds.
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