Iraq News and Information Links
February 11 2005
 

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4794344,00.html
Rumsfeld Tours Iraq, Praises Iraqi Forces
Guardian – UK
… coming home. Rumsfeld shuttled around Iraq to observe Iraqi security and military units demonstrate their training. ``There’s no …

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=491709
Deadly Attacks on Mosque, Bakery; Rumsfeld Visits Iraq
ABC News – USA
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, warned it would take time for Iraqi security forces to crush the country’s bloody insurgency …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050211183040.hwnezojf.xml
Rumsfeld in Iraq as anti-Shiite attacks kill more than 20
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise visit to Iraq, as anti-Shiite attacks left more than 20 dead and fueled further fears of …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3185194a12,00.html
Rumsfeld checks out troops in Iraq visit
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
MOSUL: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld flew into northern Iraq on Friday to make a personal appraisal of the training of Iraqi security forces and talk …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10010703
Iraq borders closed to halt attacks
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
Iraq will seal its borders next week to prevent Shi’ite pilgrims flooding into the country, the Government said yesterday, in the latest emergency measure …

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-02-11T163900Z_01_JON159602_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-BRITAIN-TRIAL.xml

Soldier flatly denies Iraq prisoner abuse
Reuters.uk – UK
By James Mackenzie. OSNABRUECK, Germany (Reuters) – An army corporal has defiantly rejected accusations he abused and sexually humiliated prisoners in Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37252
Former UN head deflects blame in oil scandal to Iraq, Syria …
Turkish Press – Turkey
Boutros-Ghali was UN secretary-general at the start of the program which was designed to allow Iraq to buy food and medicines to ease hardships caused by UN …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37245
Hundreds of Arabs, Turkmen demonstrate in disputed Iraq oil city
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb 11 (AFP) – Hundreds of Arab and Turkmen protestors took to the streets of Iraq’s disputed northern oil city of Kirkuk Friday, charging that …

www.ajc.com/business/content/business/cnn/0205/11cnnjordan.html
CNN news chief clarifies Iraq-military comments
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
… have left a different impression, CNN’s chief news executive said Thursday that he doesn’t believe the US military intended to kill journalists in the Iraq war …

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-4061-BA59-DC7836FDFDBA%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

Perini Q4 hit by slowing work in Iraq
MarketWatch – USA
… reported a nearly 75 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit and an analyst said much of the decrease was attributable to work slowdowns in Iraq caused by …

www.dcmilitary.com/army/pentagram/10_06/national_news/33339-1.html
Rumsfeld to seek larger NATO role in Iraq, Afghanistan
Pentagram – Fort McNair,DC,USA
… Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld will ask NATO defense ministers at an informal meeting this week in Nice, France, to take on a larger role in Iraq and Afghanistan …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050211135920.q3jmgs6l.xml
Rumsfeld on unannounced post-election visit to Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq, telling US troops they could “go home with honor” once Iraqi forces …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.asp?category=1103&slug=Poland%20Iraq
Polish troops won’t leave Iraq in 2005
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
WARSAW, Poland — Poland will keep its soldiers in Iraq at least through the end of the year, when the UN mandate for foreign troops expires, the country’s …

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=2005-02-11T132603Z_01_HOL128322_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-KILLINGS.xml

Violence flares in Iraq as Rumsfeld arrives
Reuters.uk – UK
… US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, warned on Friday it would take time for Iraqi security forces to crush the country’s …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Kurds-have-the-power-
to-shape-Iraq/2005/02/11/1108061871402.html

Kurds have the power to shape Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Farhood and his family were evicted from their home at gunpoint, he was so distressed he refused to see the rough justice that is being done in liberated Iraq. …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/February/focusoniraq_February90.xml&section=focusoniraq

Attacks target Shiites; Rumsfeld makes surprise Iraq visit
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Elsewhere, an aide to Iraq’s most revered Shiite Muslim cleric was injured in an assassination attempt in Baghdad after receiving threats from militants …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050211144202.05iwfssa.xml
Rumsfeld in Iraq as car bomb kills 13 outside Shiite mosque
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s paid a surprise visit to Iraq, as the country was rocked by yet more violence, with 13 people killed …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147007,00.html
Poll: Iraq, Social Security and Bush
FOX News – USA
… future. Over half think it is more likely Iraq will be governed by a democracy five years down the road than by a dictator. The …

www.boston.com/dailynews/042/world/Rumsfeld_tours_Iraq_sees_secur:.shtml
Rumsfeld tours Iraq, sees security forces at work
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD (AP) Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld saw some of Iraq’s security forces in action Friday as he shuttled around the country to view an array of …

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2005-02-11T114154Z_01_CAS113699_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-RUMSFELD.xml

Rumsfeld visits Iraq as violence simmers
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has flown into Iraq and warned it would take time to build Iraqi security forces capable of crushing …

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Senior Soldier Denies Destroying Iraq Abuse Photos
Scotsman – UK
By Emma Gunby, PA, in Osnabruck, Germany. The commander of the men accused of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal denied at a court …

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050211.wbomb0211/BNStory/Front/
Car bomb at mosque kills 13 in Iraq
Globe and Mail – Canada
… Elsewhere, an aide to Iraq’s most revered Shiite Muslim cleric was injured in an assassination attempt in Baghdad after receiving threats from militants …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050211102651.3vebkhzw.xml
Rumsfeld in Iraq as US helicopters oust rebels from police station
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq, as US and Iraqi troops retook control of a police station south of …

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GB12Ak03.html
Stifling the flow on the Syria-Iraq border
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… When analyzing the 450 mile (724 kilometers) border that divides Iraq from Syria, several realities on the ground need to be understood. …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=490688
Insurgents Attack Bakery, Mosque in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 11, 2005 — Masked men sprayed gunfire into a crowd at a bakery in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the capital Friday, killing 11 people …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/11/
urumsfeld.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/11/ixportaltop.html

Rumsfeld in surprise visit to troops in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, said Iraqis, not Americans, will have to defeat the insurgents and bring peace to Iraq, during a surprise visit to …

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Senior Soldier Denies Destroying Iraq Abuse Photos
Scotsman – UK
By Emma Gunby, PA, in Osnabruck, Germany. The commander of the men accused of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal denied at a court …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050211102651.3vebkhzw.xml
Rumsfeld in Iraq as US helicopters oust rebels from police station
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq, as US and Iraqi troops retook control of a police station south of …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp
?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Mosque%20Bombing

Car bomb outside Iraq mosque kills 13
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A car bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque northeast of Baghdad on Friday, killing 13 and injuring more than 40, a police official and …

www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/39742.htm
IRAQ TO SEAL BORDERS FOR FEST
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
February 11, 2005 — BAGHDAD — Iraq will seal its borders next week to prevent Shiite pilgrims from pouring into the country, the government said yesterday. …

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GB12Ak03.html
Stifling the flow on the Syria-Iraq border
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… When analyzing the 450 mile (724 kilometers) border that divides Iraq from Syria, several realities on the ground need to be understood. …

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154e7cf93?type=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7602780

Iraq al Qaeda says captured colonel this week – Web
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
The Al Qaeda Organisation for Holy War in Iraq, headed by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said it had seized Colonel Riyadh Katei Aliwi on Wednesday. …

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=7017
Rumsfeld pays surprise visit to Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq on Friday for a daylong visit to inspect US-trained Iraqi forces and meet with senior Iraqi and US …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0211iraq-rdp11.html
Iraq insurgents kill more than 50
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
… Around dawn today, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Mosul on a surprise visit to review Iraq security forces and meet with Iraqi and American …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Rumsfeld-in-Iraq-
as-US-helicopters-repel-rebels/2005/02/11/1108061868709.html

Rumsfeld in Iraq as US helicopters repel rebels
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq on Friday, the highest-ranking US official to visit Iraq since the landmark January 30 …
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq11e_20050211.htm
Chalabi wants to be Iraq’s new prime minister
Detroit Free Press – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Former Bush administration favorite Ahmad Chalabi is lobbying hard for the post of prime minister in the new Iraqi government that will be …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=televisionNews&storyID=7602239
CNN Executive in Hot Seat Over Iraq Claim
Reuters – USA
… CNN on Thursday sought to quell the media frenzy enveloping a top executive who suggested that US troops were deliberately firing on journalists in Iraq. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1480055,00.html
Nine dead in Iraq bakery attack
Times Online – UK
… Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, arrived in Mosul at dawn on a surprise visit to review Iraq security forces and to meet Iraqi and American leaders. …

www.indystar.com/articles/6/221484-1976-010.html
Rumsfeld makes unannounced visit to Iraq
Indianapolis Star – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — MOSUL, Iraq — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq on this morning for a daylong visit to review Iraq security forces and meet …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp
?id=050211075235.vwq4wqmp.xml

Rumsfeld in Iraq as US helicopters oust rebels from police station
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has made a surprise visit to Iraq, as rebels launched an assault on a police station south of Baghdad …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-marine
11feb11,1,4631458.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Marine Charged With Murder in Iraq Deaths
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Ilario Pantano could face the death penalty for the shootings during a search for a hide-out. He was cleared by a battlefield investigation. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10870536.htm
Iraq native found guilty in fraud case
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
SYRACUSE, NY — An Iraqi-born doctor was convicted Thursday of operating a charity that violated a former US embargo and defrauding donors who gave $5 million …

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=70639
Bush seeks additional funding to help allies in Iraq, Afghan:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… George W Bush was seeking the support of the Congress to set up a 400 million dollar fund to assist nations who have deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=327512
Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
MOSUL, Iraq — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq on Friday morning for a daylong visit to review Iraq security forces and meet with Iraqi …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/business/
2005/February/business_February213.xml&section=business

Security costs eat into Iraq rebuilding funds
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD — Work to rebuild Iraq’s shattered infrastructure is being cut back because so much cash has been swallowed up on protecting workers from attacks …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=490188
Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq
ABC News – USA
… MOSUL, Iraq Feb 10, 2005 — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq on Friday morning for a daylong visit to review Iraq security forces and meet …

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Lombardy leader defends his Iraq record
Financial Times – UK
… governor of the Italian region of Lombardy, said yesterday hehad not benefited financially from the United Nations oil-for-food programme for Iraq and rejected …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=609922
Superiors encouraged Iraq abuse, court hears
Independent – UK
… of three soldiers accused of abusing captured looters, told the court his men had been poisoned by the atmosphere at Camp Bread Basket, in Basra, southern Iraq …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1410637,00.html
Iraq to seal borders for five days after 38 die in attacks
Guardian – UK
… claims to be holding the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena, will free its hostage if Italy announces within 48 hours that it will withdraw its troops from Iraq …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=489494
Iraq Insurgent Attacks Kill More Than 50
ABC News – USA
… morning car bomb exploded in Tahrir square in the heart of the city as a US military convoy was passing through the area, in central Baghdad, Iraq Thursday, Feb …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/11/content_2569723.htm
Most Salvadorans oppose new troops deployment in Iraq
Xinhua – China
ĦĦMEXICO CITY, Feb. 10 (Xinhuanet) — Most Salvadorans are opposed to an extension of the country’s troops deployment in Iraq, an opinion poll showed. …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12216313-23109,00.html
Doctor guilty of sending Iraq funds
NEWS.com.au – Australia
AN upstate New York doctor was found guilty today of illegally sending millions of dollars to Iraq, in violation of US sanctions. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10869301.htm

Woman soldier from Illinois killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
– A 23-year-old Illinois National Guardsman from Rock Island died in Iraq after a roadside bomb … Franklin said Housby was serving her first tour in Iraq. Lt. …

www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct—troops
return0210feb10,0,7762184.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

Medic unit returns home from Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… The Newington-based Army National Guard unit arrived home Thursday after spending a year in Iraq, where it provided non-surgical medical care and medical …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/10/international/europe/10cnd-nato.html
NATO Members Pledge Support for Iraq Training
New York Times – USA
… 10 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his NATO counterparts pledged today to bolster a small, specialized alliance training mission inside Iraq, and to …

www.boston.com/dailynews/041/world/Iraq_s_election_was_a_technica:.shtml
Iraq’s election was a technical success but insurgency rages and …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With slogans declaring Iraqis to be in control, American officials boarded airplanes last summer and left the country, formally declaring a …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=609922
Superiors encouraged Iraq abuse, court hears
Independent – UK
… of three soldiers accused of abusing captured looters, told the court his men had been poisoned by the atmosphere at Camp Bread Basket, in Basra, southern Iraq …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1410637,00.html
Iraq to seal borders for five days after 38 die in attacks
Guardian – UK
… claims to be holding the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena, will free its hostage if Italy announces within 48 hours that it will withdraw its troops from Iraq …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=489494
Iraq Insurgent Attacks Kill More Than 50
ABC News – USA
… morning car bomb exploded in Tahrir square in the heart of the city as a US military convoy was passing through the area, in central Baghdad, Iraq Thursday, Feb …

  
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