February 2012 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Clinton: MKO Cooperation 'Key' In Considering Terrorist Designation RFE/RL 29 Feb 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that cooperation by MKO during the closure of its Iraqi base will be "a key factor in any decision" on whether to change the organization's terrorist designation.
- At Least Eight Killed In Iraq Attacks RFE/RL 29 Feb 2012 -- At least eight people have been reported killed in Iraqi violence.
- Remains Of Last Missing U.S. Soldier In Iraq Officially Identified RFE/RL 28 Feb 2012 -- The U.S. military has identified the remains of the last soldier who was missing in Iraq.
- Top UN official in Iraq urges greater inclusion of minorities in society UN News Centre 28 Feb 2012 -- The United Nations top envoy in Iraq has encouraged the country’s Government and members of its civil society to continue promoting and protecting the role of minority groups in Iraqi cultural and political life.
- DOD Identifies Army Casualty DoD 27 Feb 2012
- 500 other MKO members to be expelled from Camp Ashraf ISNA 27 Feb 2012 -- Five hundred other members of Mujahedin-e Khalq are going to be expelled from Camp Ashraf in coming days.
- Iraq: UN envoy hails electoral commission for promoting democracy UN News Centre 27 Feb 2012 -- The United Nations top envoy in Iraq underlined the central role played by the country’s electoral commission.
- 55 Killed in Iraq Attacks VOA 23 Feb 2012 -- A wave of attacks on mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets across Iraq has killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 225 others.
- At Least 50 Killed In Wave Of Iraq Attacks RFE/RL 23 Feb 2012 -- At least 50 people were reported killed and more than 200 were wounded in a wave of bombing and shooting attacks across Iraq.
- Coordinated bombings in Iraq kill 60 people, wound 200 more IRNA 23 Feb 2012 -- Car-bombings and suicide attacks in Shia targets on Thursday killed at least 60 people and injured 200 more, Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
- At least 60 people killed in Iraqi blasts RIA Novosti 23 Feb 2012 -- At least 60 people were killed and over 200 were injured on Thursday in series of blasts that ripped through areas near to Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
- Saudis Name First Iraqi Envoy In Two Decades RFE/RL 21 Feb 2012 -- Saudi Arabia has named an ambassador to Iraq for the first time since the former dictator Saddam Hussein's forces invaded neighboring Kuwait in 1990.
- Iraq's Sunni Vice President Seeks Popular Support To Fight Charges RFE/RL 20 Feb 2012 -- Iraq's Sunni VP al-Hashimi, has called on "all honest people" to support him as he fights government charges.
- Suicide Attack Kills 19 at Iraqi Police Academy VOA 19 Feb 2012 -- Iraqi security officials say a car bomb blast outside a police academy in Baghdad has killed at least 19 recruits and officers.
- Blast At Iraqi Police Academy RFE/RL 19 Feb 2012 -- Police said a suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 20 in front of a police training academy in Baghdad on February 19.
- UN welcomes start of relocation of Iranian exiles to new camp in Iraq UN News Centre 18 Feb 2012 -- The United Nations has welcomed safe relocation of about 400 residents of the Iraqi settlement formerly known as Camp Ashraf.
- Iraq Moves First Batch Of Iranian Dissidents From Camp RFE/RL 18 Feb 2012 -- Iraq has evacuated an initial batch of 400 Iranian dissidents from Camp Ashraf to a transit camp near Baghdad's airport.
- Iranian Dissidents In Iraq Agree To Move To New Camp RFE/RL 16 Feb 2012 -- The leader of an exiled Iranian opposition group says she has agreed to start relocating residents.
- Iraq Inquiry Blames Sunni Vice President For Attacks RFE/RL 16 Feb 2012 -- An Iraqi investigation panel says death squads under the command of Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi were behind years of fatal attacks on security officials and Shi'ite pilgrims.
- UN Secretary-General Urges Iraq To Start Camp Ashraf Relocation RFE/RL 15 Feb 2012 -- UN Secretary-General Ban has urged Iraqi authorities to begin the relocation process of members of MKO.
- Ban calls for start of relocation of Iranian exiles living in camp in Iraq UN News Centre 15 Feb 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban called for the start of the relocation of residents of the settlement in Iraq formerly known as Camp Ashraf.
- Turkish Warplanes Strike Suspected PKK Targets In Northern Iraq RFE/RL 12 Feb 2012 -- Turkey's military says warplanes have bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq.
- Iraq Executes Al-Qaeda Members RFE/RL 08 Feb 2012 -- Iraq's Justice Ministry says 14 Iraqis, most of them members of Al-Qaeda, have been executed for terrorism and criminal offenses.
- US Urges Iranian Dissidents in Iraq to Move to Transit Center VOA 07 Feb 2012 -- The Obama administration is urging a group of Iranian dissidents to make a decision about moving to a new transit center near Baghdad.
- Iraq's Sectarian Tensions Create Opportunities for Attacks VOA 03 Feb 2012 -- Bombings and mass-casualty attacks have killed at least 270 people across Iraq since late December.
- Iraq Court Confirms Death Sentences For Church Attack RFE/RL 02 Feb 2012 -- An Iraqi appeals court has confirmed death sentences for three men convicted of a 2010 attack on a Syrian Catholic church in Baghdad.
- Iraqi Premier: Corruption 'As Dangerous' As Terrorism RFE/RL 01 Feb 2012 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is quoted as saying corruption is "as dangerous a threat" to his country's national stability as terrorism.
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