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January 10 2005
 

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Britain to send an additional 400 troops to Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: London, Jan 10 : Britain will send an additional 400 troops to Iraq amid fears of violence ahead of the country’s elections, the UK Defence …

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2005/01/11/kerryisms_comeback_on_iraq

Kerryism’s comeback on Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ONE OF the major questions President Bush is facing about Iraq is how long he wants to take to get cracking on John Kerry’s ideas for dealing with the mess …

www.dawn.com/2005/01/11/top12.htm
Two US marines killed in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… a powerful roadside bomb killed two US soldiers when it blew up their armoured vehicle on Monday as insurgents pressed their campaign to wreck Iraq’s election. …

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Ukraine Announces Pullout of Iraq Force
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 10 — The government of Ukraine, acting a day after an explosion killed eight of its soldiers in Iraq, announced Monday that it would withdraw its 1,650-member …

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2005/January/theworld_January246.xml&section=theworld

US releasing documents to panel probing UN’s Iraq oil-for-food …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday said it was releasing documents to the independent panel probing the United Nations’ scandal-plagued Iraq oil-for …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1279931.htm
Ukraine orders troops out of Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Ukraine has ordered its troops out of Iraq after eight of its soldiers were killed in a bomb blast. Ukraine’s outgoing president …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1279849.htm
More British troops bound for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Four-hundred troops from the Royal Highland Fusiliers will be deployed to south-eastern Iraq ahead of the elections scheduled for January 30. …

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US Congressional team wants Indian participation in Iraq polls:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[India News]: New Delhi, Jan 10 : After the Bush Administration failed to ensure India’s inclusion in the US-led forces in Iraq, a delegation of American …

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Sabotage in Iraq pushes crude oil price higher
Financial Times – UK
… Attacks in recent days on oil facilities, including export routes and domestic pipelines feeding power stations, have brought Iraq’s northern fields, which …

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US releasing documents to panel probing UN’s Iraq oil-for-food …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday said it was releasing documents to the independent panel probing the United Nations’ scandal-plagued Iraq oil-for …

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Iraq Insurgents Increase Explosives’ Power
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan 10, 2005 — A roadside bomb destroyed a second heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle in less than a week Monday, killing two US soldiers …

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US Bombs Wrong House In Iraq
CBS News – USA
The strike in the town of Aitha, 30 miles south of Mosul, came hours before a senior US Embassy official in Iraq met with leading members of the Sunni Arab …

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Ukraine orders troops out of Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Ukraine has ordered its troops out of Iraq after eight of its soldiers were killed in a bomb blast. Ukraine’s outgoing president …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1279849.htm
More British troops bound for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Four-hundred troops from the Royal Highland Fusiliers will be deployed to south-eastern Iraq ahead of the elections scheduled for January 30. …

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Second Iraq tour for Fusiliers
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… full GEOFF Hoon, the Defence Secretary, yesterday came under fire after announcing that another of the Scots regiments he plans to scrap is being sent to Iraq. …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050110-045042-7704r.htm
US praises Ukraine’s role in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
10 (UPI) — The State Department said Monday it will continue to appreciate Ukraine’s contribution of troops to Iraq even if the country pulls out. …

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UK soldier in court martial over Iraq abuse
Independent – UK
… The court martial marked the beginning of legal proceedings to determine the extent to which British forces abused their powers in Iraq. …

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Summary Box: Insurgents in Iraq using bigger bombs
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… a passing car assassinated Baghdad’s deputy police chief and his son. The terror group Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility.

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Iraq’s elections and the paradoxes of Arab reform
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
The foreign ministers of several Arab regimes met in Jordan recently and issued a call to Iraq’s Sunni Arabs to participate in the January 30 parliamentary …

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-up-attacks-in-Iraq/2005/01/11/1105206076152.html

Insurgents step up attacks in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… in November. Allawi has accused Jaish Muhammad of killing and beheading a number of Iraqis, Arabs and foreigners in Iraq. “Moayad …

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Audits show UN mismanagement of Iraq oil programme
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Audits of the UN’s oil-for-food programme in Iraq released on Monday show contractors pocketed millions of dollars in excess charges as …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/09/iraq/main665676.shtml
US Bombs Wrong House In Iraq
CBS News – USA
The strike in the town of Aitha, 30 miles south of Mosul, came hours before a senior US Embassy official in Iraq met with leading members of the Sunni Arab …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62463
Top police official, US troops killed in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… a powerful roadside bomb killed two US soldiers when it blew up their armoured vehicle on Monday as insurgents pressed their campaign to wreck Iraq’s election …

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Iraq abuse compared to cheerleader show
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
A lawyer representing one of the alleged ringleaders in the Iraq prison abuse scandal has said piling naked prisoners into pyramids was comparable to …

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Ukraine leader orders troops out of Iraq after deaths
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s outgoing leader Leonid Kuchma ordered Kiev’s troops stationed in Iraq to be withdrawn within six months, after a blast killed eight …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6621
Britain to send 400 extra troops to Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Britain will send 400 extra soldiers to Iraq ahead of the January 30 elections, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said on Monday. The …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=651826
France hunts journalist missing in Iraq
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – France has said it is doing all it can to find a French journalist who has been missing in Iraq for five days and will examine new security …

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British soldier goes on trial in Iraq abuse case
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A British soldier charged with abusing Iraqi detainees went on trial Monday at a military base in Germany in the first such case against a British serviceman. …

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-up-attacks-in-Iraq/2005/01/11/1105206076152.html

Insurgents step up attacks in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… in November. Allawi has accused Jaish Muhammad of killing and beheading a number of Iraqis, Arabs and foreigners in Iraq. “Moayad …

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050110211222.tuukl53e.xml
Audits show UN mismanagement of Iraq oil programme
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Audits of the UN’s oil-for-food programme in Iraq released on Monday show contractors pocketed millions of dollars in excess charges as …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/09/iraq/main665676.shtml
US Bombs Wrong House In Iraq
CBS News – USA
The strike in the town of Aitha, 30 miles south of Mosul, came hours before a senior US Embassy official in Iraq met with leading members of the Sunni Arab …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62463
Top police official, US troops killed in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… a powerful roadside bomb killed two US soldiers when it blew up their armoured vehicle on Monday as insurgents pressed their campaign to wreck Iraq’s election …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B8F63BDF-39B6-401E-A2EB-36D7AE75F9B8.htm
Iraq abuse compared to cheerleader show
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
A lawyer representing one of the alleged ringleaders in the Iraq prison abuse scandal has said piling naked prisoners into pyramids was comparable to …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050110183812.y2ievzmp.xml
Ukraine leader orders troops out of Iraq after deaths
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s outgoing leader Leonid Kuchma ordered Kiev’s troops stationed in Iraq to be withdrawn within six months, after a blast killed eight …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6621
Britain to send 400 extra troops to Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Britain will send 400 extra soldiers to Iraq ahead of the January 30 elections, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said on Monday. The …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=651826
France hunts journalist missing in Iraq
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – France has said it is doing all it can to find a French journalist who has been missing in Iraq for five days and will examine new security …

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British soldier goes on trial in Iraq abuse case
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A British soldier charged with abusing Iraqi detainees went on trial Monday at a military base in Germany in the first such case against a British serviceman. …

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US looking at rethink of strategy in Iraq
Financial Times – UK
With less than three weeks to go before the Iraqi elections, there are increasing signs the Pentagon is completely rethinking its Iraq strategy, a reassessment …

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-up-attacks-in-Iraq/2005/01/11/1105206076152.html

Insurgents step up attacks in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… in November. Allawi has accused Jaish Muhammad of killing and beheading a number of Iraqis, Arabs and foreigners in Iraq. “Moayad …

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050110211222.tuukl53e.xml
Audits show UN mismanagement of Iraq oil programme
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Audits of the UN’s oil-for-food programme in Iraq released on Monday show contractors pocketed millions of dollars in excess charges as …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/09/iraq/main665676.shtml
US Bombs Wrong House In Iraq
CBS News – USA
The strike in the town of Aitha, 30 miles south of Mosul, came hours before a senior US Embassy official in Iraq met with leading members of the Sunni Arab …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050110183812.y2ievzmp.xml
Ukraine leader orders troops out of Iraq after deaths
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s outgoing leader Leonid Kuchma ordered Kiev’s troops stationed in Iraq to be withdrawn within six months, after a blast killed eight …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6621
Britain to send 400 extra troops to Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Britain will send 400 extra soldiers to Iraq ahead of the January 30 elections, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said on Monday. The …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=651826
France hunts journalist missing in Iraq
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – France has said it is doing all it can to find a French journalist who has been missing in Iraq for five days and will examine new security …

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US looking at rethink of strategy in Iraq
Financial Times – UK
With less than three weeks to go before the Iraqi elections, there are increasing signs the Pentagon is completely rethinking its Iraq strategy, a reassessment …

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JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1105327261706

British soldier goes on trial in Iraq abuse case
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A British soldier charged with abusing Iraqi detainees went on trial Monday at a military base in Germany in the first such case against a British serviceman. …

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Oil prices rise on Iraq sabotage
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
… Attacks in recent days on oil facilities, including export routes and domestic pipelines feeding power stations, have virtually brought Iraq’s strategic fields …

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5c9b462b106483d5ae95d814f7505706.htm

US/Iraq: Reject Use of “Death Squads”
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
(New York, January 10, 2005) — Washington’s creation of “death squads” to fight the insurgency in Iraq would represent a shocking new low in a campaign that …

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Powell admits to worries on Iraq’s future
The Australian – Australia
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted yesterday the Bush administration was “worried” about the future of Iraq beyond the elections due on …

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Bomb Destroys US Tank, Kills Two Soldiers in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Roadside bombs are one of the leading killers of US troops in Iraq. They are hidden in everything from soda cans to animal carcasses.

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Washington rumbles with questions on Iraq exit President Bush …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — Three weeks before the election in Iraq, conversation has started bubbling up on Capitol Hill, in the Pentagon and some days even in the White …

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GA11Ak01.html
The devastation of Iraq
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
The devastation of Iraq? … After working seven of the past 12 months in Iraq, I’m still overwhelmed by even the thought of trying to describe this. …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January69.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq insurgents warn that snipers will gun down voters
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
QAIM, Iraq – A militant group posted threats in at least two towns Monday warning it would deploy “highly trained” snipers to target voters around Iraq …

www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/15854238?source=Evening%20Standard
650 more British troops for Iraq
This is London – London,England,UK
Standard. Hundreds more British soldiers are to be sent to Iraq to strengthen security ahead of the elections at the end of this month.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1386819,00.html
US considers ‘Salvador option’ to tackle Iraq insurgents
Guardian – UK
their supporters. The plans appear to be a sign of the increasing frustration at the continued level of violence in Iraq. Direct

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1191094,001300180001.htm
Iraq Sunni group meets US official over election
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
clerics has met a senior US embassy official and offered to call off an election boycott in return for a US timetable for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,336151,00.html
WASHINGTON MEMO Hot Topic: How US Might Disengage in Iraq
Spiegel Online – national,Germany
All over Washington, there is talk about new ways to define when the mission in Iraq is accomplished. By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT. WASHINGTON, Jan.

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IRAQ-HERO GI SHOT DEAD AT B’KLYN BAR
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
January 10, 2005 — An Army officer who was scheduled to return to Iraq this week was fatally shot, and his brother badly wounded, outside a Brooklyn bar

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US Marine killed in action in western Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Jan. 10 (Xinhuanet) — A US Marine was killed in action on Sunday in western Iraq, the US military confirmed Monday. “A

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UN failed to closely monitor Iraq deal, probe says
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NEW YORK — Internal auditors at the United Nations failed to investigate allegations that Iraq siphoned billions of dollars in illicit profits through

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Britain to send extra troops to Iraq
ITV.com – UK
Britain is sending around 650 extra troops to Iraq as fears of escalating violence ahead of the country’s elections grow. Soldiers

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1191046,001300180001.htm
Iraq’s deputy police chief, son assassinated
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The Deputy Police Chief of Baghdad and his son, also a police officer, were shot dead on Monday, an interior ministry official said.

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US Marine killed in western Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An American Marine has been killed in action in a restive western area of Iraq, the US military says. the Anbar

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First court martial for Iraq prison torture
Times of India – Mumbai,India
LONDON: The first court martial of a British soldier for alleged torture of prisoners in Iraq opens in Germany on Monady, the defence ministry said.

washingtontimes.com/national/20050109-115955-4099r.htm
Iraq violence foreseen continuing after election
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
US officials and foreign-policy senior statesmen yesterday speculated that the violence in Iraq will continue after the election there, but said postponing the

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Iraq polls could sweep Shia theocrats to power (NEWS ANALYSIS):
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: New York, Jan 10 : There is a real possibility of the Jan 30 elections in Iraq creating a political, ideological and religious twin of

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More Violence as Iraq Elections Take Centre Stage
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Yesterday, Secretary of State Colin Powell was asked on ABC’s This Week how he would define success in Iraq’s election, and he acknowledged concern about

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/10/politics/10policy.html
Newest Hot Topic: How to Disengage in Iraq
New York Times – USA
9 – Three weeks before the election in Iraq, conversation has started bubbling up in Congress, in the Pentagon and some days even in the White House about when

www.dawn.com/2005/01/10/top13.htm
7 Ukrainian troops killed in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
KIEV, Jan 9: Seven Ukrainian soldiers serving in the US-led coalition in Iraq were killed in an explosion, the defence ministry said on Sunday.

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Powell fears for Iraq’s future; Britain readies security review
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – US Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced concern about the future of Iraq as Britain announced a team would reassess security in the war-torn country

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First court martial for British soldier on Iraq torture raps
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
LONDON, Great Britain (UK) — The first court martial of a British soldier for alleged torture of prisoners in Iraq opens in Germany Monday, the defense

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US Troops Open Fire, Killing 8 in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US troops opened fire near a checkpoint south of Baghdad after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb and a hospital official said Sunday at

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Alleged Iraq Abuser’s Lawyer Gives Defense
ABC News – USA
Charles Graner, the alleged ringleader of the Iraq prison abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison that rocked the US military, is set to face a jury Monday composed

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050109-085101-3754r.htm
7 Ukrainians, Kazakh killed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 9 possible. He is therefore expected to maintain Ukraine’s commitment to providing some troops for service in Iraq.

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UN audits fault running of Iraq oil-for-food program
International Herald Tribune – France
NEW YORK Internal United Nations audits criticize the oil-for-food program in Iraq as having failed to adequately supervise and audit the companies hired to

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Second US attack on civilians feeds calls for Iraq withdrawal
Financial Times – UK
By Stephen Negus in Baghdad. US soldiers mistakenly opened fire on Iraqi police and civilians after an ambush south of Baghdad yesterday, killing five people.

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Second US attack on civilians feeds calls for Iraq withdrawal
Financial Times – UK
By Stephen Negus in Baghdad. US soldiers mistakenly opened fire on Iraqi police and civilians after an ambush south of Baghdad yesterday, killing five people.

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10/skorea_checking_report_of_kidnapping_in_iraq

S.Korea Checking Report of Kidnapping in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SEOUL (Reuters) – The South Korean government was checking reports that one or two of its nationals may have been kidnapped in Iraq, Foreign Ministry officials

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Powell: Elections Best Option for Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Mr. Powell responded to comments by a former US official who questioned whether elections will contribute to long term stability in Iraq, as the Bush

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US Troops Open Fire, Killing 8 in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US troops opened fire near a checkpoint south of Baghdad after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb and a hospital official said Sunday at

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=11656
Iraq: first reconciliation, then elections
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
By Patrick Seale. It is now clear that the proposed political process in Iraq is fatally flawed. The moment of truth in Iraq is fast approaching.

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Scots soldiers head back to Iraq as tension grows
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full UP TO 650 troops from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Highland Fusiliers are to be deployed to Iraq ahead of the country’s elections later this

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1279240.htm
US mulls home-grown militias for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
United States officials are considering training home-grown militias to take up arms against the persistent militant insurgency in Iraq, according to Newsweek

  
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