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20 February 2008 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

  • Nassau Strike Group Deploys Navy NewsStand 20 Feb 2008 -- The Nassau Strike Group (NASSG), with its more than 2,800 Sailors and Marines, deployed Feb. 19-20 for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ: Government moves to curb suicide bombings IRIN 20 Feb 2008 -- The Iraqi police are to start rounding up beggars, mentally disabled persons and others living on the streets to prevent them from being used by militant groups in suicide attacks, the Interior Ministry said on 19 February.
  • Iraq Launches Campaign to Halt Use of Mentally Disabled in Bombings VOA 20 Feb 2008 -- Iraq's Interior Ministry says it has ordered police to detain beggars, homeless and mentally disabled people from the streets of Baghdad to prevent insurgents from using them as unwitting suicide bombers.

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