Iraq News and Information Links
January 7 2005
 

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Nine US troops killed in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
The second-in-command of US forces in Iraq told reporters that security was lacking in four provinces, where the insurgency has thrived in central Iraq’s

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_8-1-2005_pg4_4
US soldier goes on trial in Iraq prison scandal
Daily Times – Pakistan
FT HOOD: US Army Spc Charles Graner, the accused ringleader of the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal that outraged the world, goes on trial on Friday ready to offer

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_8-1-2005_pg4_5
Iraq elections must take place: France
Daily Times – Pakistan
PARIS: Elections in Iraq planned for Jan. But France is ready to participate in the economic and political reconstruction of Iraq, Barnier said.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_8-1-2005_pg4_1
United States will review Iraq policy
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW YORK: A retired four-star US general will travel to Iraq next week at the behest of the Pentagon to review the US military’s policy there, The New York

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10592636.htm
Campaigning in Iraq has worsened ethnic, religious tensions
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY NANCY A. YOUSSEF. BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Asking someone whether he or she is Shiite, Sunni or Kurd was once taboo in Iraq. Iraq …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050107/w010774.html
US general warns ‘spectacular’ attacks may happen before Iraq …
CBC News – Canada
AP) – A US general warned Friday that insurgents may be planning “spectacular” attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq’s landmark elections, and

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=56982
Briton of Pak-origin caught over gun-running in Iraq: Report:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: London, Jan 7 : A young Briton of Pakistani-origin was caught red-handed over gun-running in Iraq, a media report said today.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7269242
Bush Backs Iraq Elections Despite Violence
Reuters – USA
By Matt Spetalnick. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President Bush pledged on Friday that the US military would do everything possible to safeguard Iraq’s Jan.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7269319
Jury Chosen in Key Iraq Prison Scandal Trial
Reuters – USA
FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – Charles Graner, the accused ringleader of the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, restated a not guilty plea at his court-martial on

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US General to Review Policy, Iraq Training
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon, concerned over a bold and growing insurgency in Iraq, is sending a retired Army general to Iraq to review US military

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10592636.htm
Campaigning in Iraq has worsened ethnic, religious tensions
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY NANCY A. YOUSSEF. BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Asking someone whether he or she is Shiite, Sunni or Kurd was once taboo in Iraq. Iraq …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050107/w010774.html
US general warns ‘spectacular’ attacks may happen before Iraq …
CBC News – Canada
AP) – A US general warned Friday that insurgents may be planning “spectacular” attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq’s landmark elections, and

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7269242
Bush Backs Iraq Elections Despite Violence
Reuters – USA
By Matt Spetalnick. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President Bush pledged on Friday that the US military would do everything possible to safeguard Iraq’s Jan.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10592761.htm
Truck driver missing in Iraq since April ambush found dead
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CONCORD, NH – The body of a civilian truck driver missing in Iraq has been found near the place where his convoy was ambushed nine months ago. Halliburton Co.

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US warns of more attacks in Iraq; 9 troops killed
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Gen. Erv Lessel echoed a warning by Iraq’s prime minister the day before that insurgent violence would only increase ahead of the Jan.

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-07-voa47.cfm
Chirac Concerned about French Journalist Missing in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
French President Jacques Chirac says his government will do all it can to find a French journalist who is feared to be the newest hostage in Iraq.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050107-011148-8076r.htm
Iraq vote a historic marker, Bush says
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
7 (UPI) — President George Bush Friday said Iraq’s elections will be a historical marker for US policy there and a hopeful experience for Iraqis.

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1429866,00.html
Rumsfeld orders full review of Iraq operation
The Times – UK
Donald Rumsfeld, the US Defence Secretary, is sending a retired US general to Iraq to conduct an urgent full-scale review of American military operations there

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/middleeast/07cnd-prexy.html
Bush Dismisses Growing Concerns Over Jan. 30 Elections in Iraq
New York Times – USA
30 elections in Iraq would do more harm than good. Referring to the campaign to stabilize Iraq, Mr. Bush said: “I know it’s hard, but it’s hard for a reason.

www.boston.com/dailynews/007/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_The_U_S_milita:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The US military expects insurgents may try…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The US military expects insurgents may try to carry out ‘’spectacular’’ attacks that would inflict major causalities in a bid to disrupt Jan

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050107162131.splx1ts4.xml
Deadliest day for US in new year in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The Pentagon was reportedly planning a top-level review of its Iraq policy after nine US troops were killed in the bloodiest day for American

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=650425
Iraq prison scandal trial begins
Reuters – UK
FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – US Army Specialist Charles Graner, the accused ringleader of the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal that outraged the world, has gone on

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Chirac: Iraq too risky for media
BBC News – London,England,UK
President Jacques Chirac has reiterated official warnings to French journalists against going to Iraq, two days after a French reporter disappeared in Baghdad.

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1/7/05 – ASSASSINATION IN IRAQ
Voice of America – USA
“Those who killed Ali Al-Haidri should be seen for what they are, which are murders and enemies of the people of Iraq who want democracy, who want to vote, who

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7267934
US General to Review Iraq Policy, Training
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon, concerned over a bold and growing insurgency in Iraq, is sending a retired Army general to Iraq to review US military

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-07-voa41.cfm
Bush Says Iraq Election Will Bring Stability
Voice of America – USA
President Bush says this month’s elections in Iraq will ultimately bring stability to the country, despite continuing violence in the run up to the vote.

www.boston.com/dailynews/007/region/Truck_driver_missing_in_Iraq_s:.shtml
Truck driver missing in Iraq since April ambush found dead
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
A truck driver with New Hampshire ties has been found dead in Iraq, mine months after the convoy he was in was ambushed. William

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050107162504.rvayv0sx.xml
Bush calls Iraq elections historic in bid to counter doubters
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President George W. Bush said that Iraq’s January 30 elections would be a historic moment as he sought to encourage a high turnout despite

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0107starvingdogs-iraq-ON.html
GI’s plea to help starving dogs in Iraq answered by Vegas
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
LAS VEGAS – Help and kibble are on the way to Baghdad. Dog lovers around the country are responding to the plea from Army Reserve Captain Gabriella Cook.

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=650309
US says undeterred in Iraq
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US military has vowed to do everything possible to safeguard Iraq’s January 30 election, undeterred by the deaths of nine troops in the

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/07/iraq/main665364.shtml
Iraq Prisoner Abuse Trial To Begin
CBS News – USA
Her trial at Fort Hood has not yet been scheduled. In one photo taken at Abu Ghraib, Graner is shown giving a thumbs-up behind a pile of naked Iraq prisoners.

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id
=15534&name=Chirac+cautions+reporters+to+stay+out+of+Iraq

Chirac cautions reporters to stay out of Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
PARIS, Jan 7 (AFP) – French President Jacques Chirac on Friday warned journalists to stay out of Iraq, two days after a reporter went missing in Baghdad and

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/07/news/iraq.html
Military policy in Iraq will get re-evaluation
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON The Pentagon is sending a highly regarded retired four-star general to Iraq in the coming week to conduct an unusual “open-ended” review of the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10584852.htm
A father-son mission to Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Early this morning, the Phelpses were expected to leave for six weeks of training in Camp Lejeune, NC, followed by seven months in Iraq.

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/January/focusoniraq_January43.xml&section=focusoniraq

Deadliest day for US in new year in Iraq as emergency laws
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Nine US soldiers were killed in Iraq in the bloodiest day for American forces this year as Prime Minister Iyad Allawi extended emergency laws in a

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=18372005
Iraq extends emergency power amid more death
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
AUTHORITIES in Iraq have extended the country’s state of emergency as fresh attacks killed nine United States soldiers. A roadside

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=650225
Confusion over missing Iraq reporter
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – France says it does not yet know whether a French female journalist missing in Iraq since early on Wednesday has been taken hostage, and has

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EF802B5A-11B5-491C-812A-A06EC6C5354D.htm
US military in Iraq to be reviewed
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is sending a retired general to Iraq to conduct an open-ended review of the US military’s Iraq policy.

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,6119,2-10-1460_1644082,00.html
US soldiers killed in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Lieutenant General Thomas Metz, a top commander in Iraq, earlier acknowledged to reporters in Baghdad that security in portions of four key provinces was such

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10588230.htm
Soldier Launches Food Drive for Iraq Dogs
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LAS VEGAS – Just before the New Year, Army Reserve Capt. Gabriella Cook sent an urgent e-mail from Iraq requesting food shipments.

www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/110509316765620.xml
Soldiers returning from Iraq
AL.com – Mobile,AL,USA
Alabama National Guard’s 711th Signal Battalion are scheduled to return to the United States on Saturday after serving for nearly a year in Iraq, according to

news.bostonherald.com/politics/view.bg?articleid=62294
Meehan on way to Iraq with questions
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
Martin T. Meehan [related, bio], who departs today for an eight-day fact-finding trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, said he wants to explore why US policies have

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002144015_iraq07.html
9 GIs die in Iraq fighting, bombing
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A roadside bomb killed seven US soldiers in northwest Baghdad and two Marines were killed in western Iraq yesterday, the deadliest day for

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6660
Roadside bomb kills 7 GIs in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Also two Marines were killed in western Iraq, which makes it the deadliest day for the US occupation forces in a month, after a US base in Mosul was attacked

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story
_id=15510&name=French+journalist+disappears+in+Iraq

French journalist disappears in Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
Jan 6 (AFP) – French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie warned journalists Thursday to “listen to the voice of wisdom” and stay away from Iraq after a

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002144012_iraqdig07.html
Prisoner-abuse trial set to begin today Iraq Notebook
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Charles Graner, the man portrayed as the ringleader in the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal in Iraq, is set to begin here today.

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manorama/MmArticle/CommonFullStory&c=MmArticle&cid=1105
014282223&channel=News&p=1002194839100&count=7

Rumsfeld tasks general with US military review in Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Washington: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is sending a retired general to Iraq to conduct an “open-ended” review of US military’s Iraq policy, including

seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/206960_depew07.html
Soldier killed in Iraq was with Fort Lewis unit
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
A 21-year-old soldier with the Fort Lewis-based Stryker Brigade was killed Tuesday in Iraq. Pvt. Cory R. Depew died in Mosul when

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200501/200501070021.html
Troops’ Enthusiasm for Secondment to Iraq Nosedives
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
The Army said Friday that 8,000 volunteers applied for the 1,700 open spots for late February’s scheduled rotation of Zaytun Unit troops in Iraq, revealing

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=650309
US says undeterred in Iraq
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US military has vowed to do everything possible to safeguard Iraq’s January 30 election, undeterred by the deaths of nine troops in the

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/07/iraq/main665364.shtml
Iraq Prisoner Abuse Trial To Begin
CBS News – USA
Her trial at Fort Hood has not yet been scheduled. In one photo taken at Abu Ghraib, Graner is shown giving a thumbs-up behind a pile of naked Iraq prisoners.

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=
15534&name=Chirac+cautions+reporters+to+stay+out+of+Iraq

Chirac cautions reporters to stay out of Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
PARIS, Jan 7 (AFP) – French President Jacques Chirac on Friday warned journalists to stay out of Iraq, two days after a reporter went missing in Baghdad and

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/07/news/iraq.html
Military policy in Iraq will get re-evaluation
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON The Pentagon is sending a highly regarded retired four-star general to Iraq in the coming week to conduct an unusual “open-ended” review of the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10584852.htm
A father-son mission to Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Early this morning, the Phelpses were expected to leave for six weeks of training in Camp Lejeune, NC, followed by seven months in Iraq.

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2005/
January/focusoniraq_January43.xml&section=focusoniraq

Deadliest day for US in new year in Iraq as emergency laws
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Nine US soldiers were killed in Iraq in the bloodiest day for American forces this year as Prime Minister Iyad Allawi extended emergency laws in a

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=18372005
Iraq extends emergency power amid more death
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
AUTHORITIES in Iraq have extended the country’s state of emergency as fresh attacks killed nine United States soldiers. A roadside

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=650225
Confusion over missing Iraq reporter
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – France says it does not yet know whether a French female journalist missing in Iraq since early on Wednesday has been taken hostage, and has

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EF802B5A-11B5-491C-812A-A06EC6C5354D.htm
US military in Iraq to be reviewed
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is sending a retired general to Iraq to conduct an open-ended review of the US military’s Iraq policy.

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,6119,2-10-1460_1644082,00.html
US soldiers killed in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Lieutenant General Thomas Metz, a top commander in Iraq, earlier acknowledged to reporters in Baghdad that security in portions of four key provinces was such

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10588230.htm
Soldier Launches Food Drive for Iraq Dogs
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LAS VEGAS – Just before the New Year, Army Reserve Capt. Gabriella Cook sent an urgent e-mail from Iraq requesting food shipments.

www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/110509316765620.xml
Soldiers returning from Iraq
AL.com – Mobile,AL,USA
Alabama National Guard’s 711th Signal Battalion are scheduled to return to the United States on Saturday after serving for nearly a year in Iraq, according to

news.bostonherald.com/politics/view.bg?articleid=62294
Meehan on way to Iraq with questions
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
Martin T. Meehan [related, bio], who departs today for an eight-day fact-finding trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, said he wants to explore why US policies have

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002144015_iraq07.html
9 GIs die in Iraq fighting, bombing
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A roadside bomb killed seven US soldiers in northwest Baghdad and two Marines were killed in western Iraq yesterday, the deadliest day for

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6660
Roadside bomb kills 7 GIs in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Also two Marines were killed in western Iraq, which makes it the deadliest day for the US occupation forces in a month, after a US base in Mosul was attacked

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=
58&story_id=15510&name=French+journalist+disappears+in+Iraq

French journalist disappears in Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
Jan 6 (AFP) – French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie warned journalists Thursday to “listen to the voice of wisdom” and stay away from Iraq after a

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002144012_iraqdig07.html
Prisoner-abuse trial set to begin today Iraq Notebook
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Charles Graner, the man portrayed as the ringleader in the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal in Iraq, is set to begin here today.

www.manoramaonline.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=manorama/
MmArticle/CommonFullStory&c=MmArticle&cid=1105014282223&channel=
News&p=1002194839100&count=7

Rumsfeld tasks general with US military review in Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Washington: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is sending a retired general to Iraq to conduct an “open-ended” review of US military’s Iraq policy, including

seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/206960_depew07.html
Soldier killed in Iraq was with Fort Lewis unit
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
A 21-year-old soldier with the Fort Lewis-based Stryker Brigade was killed Tuesday in Iraq. Pvt. Cory R. Depew died in Mosul when

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200501/200501070021.html
Troops’ Enthusiasm for Secondment to Iraq Nosedives
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
The Army said Friday that 8,000 volunteers applied for the 1,700 open spots for late February’s scheduled rotation of Zaytun Unit troops in Iraq, revealing a

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2981530
Fort Hood court-martial may have effect in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Perkins, 33, of Scott City, Mo., was encouraged to experiment with nonlethal responses to open defiance of US authority in Iraq, officers testified.

www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2005/01/07/nine_troops_killed_in_iraq_attacks
Nine troops killed in Iraq attacks
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — A roadside bomb killed seven US soldiers in northwest Baghdad, and two Marines were killed in western Iraq yesterday, the deadliest day for American

economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/982888.cms
Sistani urges Shiites to vote in Iraq polls
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
If the list, largely comprising Shiites, sweeps the polls as expected, Iraq’s once dominant Arab Sunnis, many of whom distrust Sistani, could be excluded from

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7262106
Soldier at Center of Iraq Prison Scandal Goes on Trial
Reuters – USA
Charles Graner, the accused ringleader of the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal that outraged the world, goes on trial on Friday ready to offer a defense that he was

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3971217
Bomb Kills 7 as Iraq State of Emergency Extended
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A roadside bomb killed seven US soldiers in north-west Baghdad and two Marines were killed in western Iraq, the deadliest day for American forces since a

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54680-2005Jan6.html
Scowcroft Skeptical Vote Will Stabilize Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
leading figure in the US foreign policy establishment, said yesterday that he has grown pessimistic about prospects for stability and democracy in Iraq, a view

www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=177534
Allawi to lock down Iraq on election day
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Iraq’s government extended a state of emergency for another 30 days on Thursday night ahead of a security lockdown for the first elections since the United

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54609-2005Jan6.html
Daily Look US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
6, 2005, at least 1,349 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  
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