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05 May 2003 description

Operational Summary

Highlights

- Schools reopening

- Iraqi National Museum employees paid

Iraqis uncover mass grave near Babylon

Hostile environment continues

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

* Regime Death Squad Members

* Paramilitary forces

* Foreign mercenaries

* Criminal element

- Vehicle accidents

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Qa'im

Karbala

01 May 2003 description

Operational Summary

Basrah Governor surrenders to Coalition

Member of "top 55" list

Coalition forces fired upon in three incidents

Rumailah oil field engineers

Al Fallujah convoy and demonstration

Secretary Rumsfeld visits Iraq

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

  • Regime Death Squad Members
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Foreign mercenaries
  • Criminal element
Vehicle accidents

Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure …

30 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Coalition to engage resistance

Still daily attacks on forces

CA soldier injured

Coalition forces return fire in Al Fallujah

Coalition forces came under AK-47 fire

Exercised right of self defense

Civilian casualties cannot be confirmed

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

  • Regime Death Squad Members

  • Paramilitary forces

  • Foreign mercenaries

29 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Meeting of Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

Agree to conference to select interim government

US Defense Secretary in Qatar

Looted antiquities being recovered

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

  • Regime Death Squad Members
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Foreign mercenaries
  • Criminal element
Vehicle accidents

Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Amarah
Al Fallujah

28 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Mohammed Al Zubaidi detained by Coalition

Charged with interfering with reconstruction

Four Coalition CA soldiers injured in ambush

Attacked while stopped in traffic

National Monitoring Director in custody

Husam Muhammad al-Yasin

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

  • Regime Death Squad Members
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Foreign mercenaries
  • Criminal element
Vehicle accidents

Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the …

27 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Attack triggers ammunition cache explosion

- 6 civilians confirmed dead, 4 wounded

- Attackers launched incendiary into cache

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

Regime Death Squad Members
Paramilitary forces
Foreign mercenaries
Criminal element

- Vehicle accidents

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Amarah
Al Fallujah
Al Hillah
Al Qa'im

26 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Tariq Aziz in Coalition custody

- Expected to know details of former regime

Farouk Hijazi

- Former Iraqi intelligence ops chief

- Likely has info about Iraq's terrorism ties

Security Situation Update

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Variety of armed gunmen remain at large

Regime Death Squad Members
Paramilitary forces
Foreign mercenaries

25 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

14 of "Top 55" accounted for

- Three captured recently

Concentrating on stability efforts

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Amarah
Al Hillah
Al Qa'im
An Najaf
An Nasiriyah
Ah Humza
Ar Rutbah
Ash Shumali
As Samawah
As Sulimaniyah
As Sumali

24 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Coalition forces resetting

- Establishing security

- Setting conditions for stable and free Iraq

Garner visits northern Iraq

Reports of firefight in An Nasiriyah last night

- From about 2020 to 2140 hrs local time

- Confirmation this morning celebratory gunfire only

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security …

23 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Coalition forces resetting

Establishing security

Setting conditions for stable and free Iraq

Still encountering resistance pockets

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Hillah
Al Qa'im
An Najaf
An Nasiriyah
Ah Humza
Ar Rutbah
Ash Shumali
As Samawah
As Sulimaniyah

21 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

UXO incident in Baghdad

- Child, troops injured

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Hillah
Al Qa'im
An Najaf
An Nasiriyah
Ah Humza
Ash Shumali
As Samawah
As Sulimaniyah
As Sumali
Az Zubayr
Dahuk
Irbil
Karbala
Kirkuk
Rumaithah
Rumaylah
Safwan

20 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Another "Top 55" member captured

- Captured by Iraqi police, turned over to Coalition

Abu Nidal terrorist surrenders in Baghdad

Arbayeen pilgrimage events continuing

- First time held in a quarter century

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

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19 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Another regime leader captured

- Aziz al-Najim, Baghdad district regional command chairman

Paramilitary resistance north of Taji

Coalition forces resetting for stability operations

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Hillah
Al Qa'im
An Najaf
An Nasiriyah
Ah Humza
Ash Shumali

18 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Two firefights with coalition forces yesterday

- Near Basrah

- North of Baghdad

Saddam's half-brother captured

- One of the list of 55 most sought

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

Al Hillah
An Najaf
An Nasiriyah
Ah Humza
Ash Shumali
As Samawah
As Sulimaniyah
As Sumali

17 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Abu Abbas captured

- Key planner of Achille Lauro hijacking

Coalition forces stop bank robbery

Forces accept capitulation of Iraqi 12th Armor Brigade in Ar Ramadi

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Permissive Cities

An Najaf
An Nasiriyah
Ah Humza
Ash Shumali
As Samawah
As Sulimaniyah
As Sumali

16 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Iraqi leaders meet at An Nasiriyah

Tikrit under Coalition control

- No organized regime effort remaining

Baghdad settling down

- 2000 Police Officers return to duty

No burning oil wells in Iraq

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Significant CMO/Civil Developments

C-130s medical aid flights continue into Baghdad …

14 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Tikrit only major city not under coalition control

Baghdad efforts continue

Eliminating opposing forces

Restoring civil order

Kurdish troops continue to leave Kirkuk and Mosul

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

Significant CMO/Civil Developments

C-130s provide emergency HA to Baghdad

CMOC established in Baghdad at the …

12 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Baghdad efforts continue

- Eliminating opposing forces

- Restoring civil order

Iraqi army being isolated and dismantled north of Baghdad

- Iraqi 5th Corps surrenders

Mosul under Coalition control

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- Missile attacks considered unlikely

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

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11 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Baghdad effort shifting

-- Clearing up areas of remaining opposition

-- Securing key locations

Vanishing regime leadership

Coalition seizes former Iraqi HQ in Al Amarah

Press reports say Kurds have taken Kirkuk

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

- 9 days without a missile attack into Kuwait

- Missile attacks still possible

- Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

- Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent …

10 Apr 2003 description

Operational Summary

Coalition forces continue attack

Baghdad being consolidated

Dismantling centers of regime leadership

Iraqi army being isolated

Security Situation Update

Rear Area Threat:

8 days without a missile attack into Kuwait

Missile attacks still possible

Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

Travel in Iraq entails risk

Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates

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