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January 8 2005
 

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Insurgents Step Up Attacks Ahead of Iraq Elections
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The escalating insurgency in Iraq is believed to be led by minority Sunnis, who dominated the country during Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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US Says Errant Strike Kills 5 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
Reasidents gather around a house reduced to a pile of rubble, in the village of Aitha, Iraq, south of Mosul, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005.

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Several killed as US bombs wrong target in Iraq
Reuters – UK
AAYTHA, Iraq (Reuters) – A US warplane has mistakenly bombed a house in northern Iraq, killing several people in an attack likely to inflame anti-American

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US Says Air Strike on Iraq House Kills 5
SierraTimes.com – USA
AITHA, Iraq – An explosion at a house south of Mosul killed 14 people and wounded five early Saturday, the owner said. The US military

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Spanaway soldier killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Curtis L. Wooten came home before Christmas to surprise his mother for her birthday, his other present was to tell her that his tour in Iraq would end in

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=650652
French journalists defend Iraq work
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – French journalists have defended their right to report from Iraq after President Jacques Chirac urged them to stay away following the

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Violence plagues Iraq
News24 – South Africa
a day after a US general warned that the insurgents may be planning “spectacular” attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq’s landmark elections.

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Car bombing, kidnappings in Iraq as Shiites reach out to Sunnis
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
the increased violence in the run-up to the January 30 elections, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is sending retired general Gary Luck to Iraq to evaluate

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Iraq detainees will testify in Army’s trial of alleged abuser
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Lois Romano. FORT HOOD, Texas – Three Iraqi detainees who were allegedly abused at the Abu Ghurayb prison by American soldiers

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Soldier Cleared of Manslaughter in Iraq Case
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A US Army sergeant has been acquitted of involuntary manslaughter in the alleged drowning of an Iraqi civilian who was forced into the Tigris River by US

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Pentagon to rethink its tactics in Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
The Pentagon has ordered a comprehensive review of its Iraq strategy in the face of mounting casualties and an increasing strain on the United States army and

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Mobilian still missing in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
Little has been heard for months about the fate of Mobilian Timothy E. “Tim” Bell, a civilian contractor missing in Iraq since April 9 of last year.

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W, brass differ on Iraq elex
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
BY RICHARD SISK. WASHINGTON – President Bush said he was “hopeful” of turning a corner in Iraq with Jan. 30 elections yesterday, but

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French newspaper fears reporter in Iraq has been kidnapped
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS — US forces in Iraq said yesterday that they are not holding a missing French reporter last seen leaving her Baghdad hotel two days ago, raising concern

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US to overhaul beleaguered forces in Iraq
Independent – UK
The Pentagon is sending a retired four-star general to review the military operation in Iraq, amid growing fears among officials that the campaigns in Iraq and

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US reviews Iraq military strategy
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Pentagon is sending a retired senior general to Iraq to review overall military operations there. A spokesman said Gen Gary

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‘Spectacular’ Attacks May Undermine Iraq Elections
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A US general has warned that insurgents may be planning “spectacular” attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq’s landmark elections.

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Bush insists Iraq poll will bring peace
Financial Times – UK
President George W. Bush yesterday rejected warnings from a prominent adviser that elections in Iraq this month could precipitate a slide into civil war

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US ‘sets conditions for Iraq election delay’
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
isation spokesman Shaikh Muthanna Dhari reiterated the decision to boycott the elections unless an exact date was announced for occupation forces to leave Iraq …

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Body of NH truck driver found in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
The body of a New Hampshire truck driver missing in Iraq since his convoy was ambushed in April was found Monday in a shallow grave near the scene of the fight

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French newspaper fears reporter in Iraq has been kidnapped
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS — US forces in Iraq said yesterday that they are not holding a missing French reporter last seen leaving her Baghdad hotel two days ago, raising concern

news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=598809
US to overhaul beleaguered forces in Iraq
Independent – UK
The Pentagon is sending a retired four-star general to review the military operation in Iraq, amid growing fears among officials that the campaigns in Iraq and

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US reviews Iraq military strategy
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Pentagon is sending a retired senior general to Iraq to review overall military operations there. A spokesman said Gen Gary

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‘Spectacular’ Attacks May Undermine Iraq Elections
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A US general has warned that insurgents may be planning “spectacular” attacks to scare voters in the three weeks before Iraq’s landmark elections.

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Bush insists Iraq poll will bring peace
Financial Times – UK
President George W. Bush yesterday rejected warnings from a prominent adviser that elections in Iraq this month could precipitate a slide into civil war

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US ‘sets conditions for Iraq election delay’
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
isation spokesman Shaikh Muthanna Dhari reiterated the decision to boycott the elections unless an exact date was announced for occupation forces to leave Iraq …

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Body of NH truck driver found in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
The body of a New Hampshire truck driver missing in Iraq since his convoy was ambushed in April was found Monday in a shallow grave near the scene of the fight

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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…

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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

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Pentagon orders Iraq troop review
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Nick Childs. The Pentagon has confirmed that retired Gen Gary Luck has been asked to review overall operations in Iraq. The news

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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

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/07/news/baghdad.html
Bush rejects suggestion Iraq poll is mistimed
International Herald Tribune – France
30 elections in Iraq would do more harm than good, declaring that they would constitute a landmark not only in US policy toward Iraq but in that country’s road

  
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