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03KUWAIT1081
2003-03-25 20:57:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Kuwait
Cable title:  

TFIZ01 SITREP NO. 14

Tags:   AEMR  AMGT  PREL  ASEC  CASC  EAID  KU 
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						UNCLAS KUWAIT 001081 

SIPDIS

DEPT ALSO FOR USAID - DCHA/OFDA

GENEVA FOR UNDRO AND LRCS

USCINCCENT ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR AMGT PREL ASEC CASC EAID KU
SUBJECT: TFIZ01 SITREP NO. 14

REF: KUWAIT 1068 AND PREVIOUS



1. SITREP NO. 14 AS OF 2359 HOURS LOCAL, 1559 HOURS
WASHINGTON TIME MARCH 25, 2003.



2. EVENTS SINCE LAST SITREP (all reported times are
Kuwait Local, GMT plus three):



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Security/Military


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1500 Duck and cover alert sounded.

1509 All Clear sounded.



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Political


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During 11-hour period (1200-2259), received 216 phone
calls from mostly Kuwaiti citizens (and a few residents
from other Arab countries) expressing their support for
the United States and the American military campaign in
Iraq. Callers said they received messages on their
cellular phones or from friends telling them to call the
American and British Embassies to express their support.
Several callers said that a pro-US march had been planned
in Kuwait but then cancelled for security reasons, and
that the phone calls were an alternate way to show their
support for the United States and to pay their
condolences for American servicemen killed in action.
Every call received was positive.



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Consular


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Amcit from Redstone Arsenal called on behalf of the US
Air Traffic Control to ask about visa requirements for
Department of Defense civilian contractors in Kuwait.
Spoke with Office of Military Cooperation-Kuwait (OMC-K)
at the Embassy, which said this was a military question
and that one of their staff would contact Amcit directly
to discuss requirements.



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Management


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Nothing to report.



3. COMMENTS: None



4. STATUS OF PENDING REQUESTS: See above.

JONES