Iraq News and Information Links
February 19 2005
 

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Over 50 killed in suicide bombings in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
CAIRO — At least 55 people were killed in eight suicide bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq on Saturday as Shiite Muslim worshippers around the …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10944427.htm
Summary: Attacks in Iraq leave 55 dead
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
DAY OF TERROR: Eight suicide bombers strike in quick succession in a wave of attacks that killed 55 people, including an American soldier, as Shiites mark …

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html?id=e6d79db3-0866-42e1-8483-4613f4ff3c49

Wave of attacks in Iraq leave 55 dead on holiest day of Shiite …
National Post – Canada
… The suicide bombings were attempts “to create a religious war within Iraq. Iraqis will not allow this to happen, Iraqis will stand …

www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20050220&hn=16721
Turkey and EU Agree on Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Osman Koruturk, part of Turkey’s Special Envoy to Iraq, who met yesterday in Brussels, with the EU High Representative, Javier Solana, and EU Commissioner for …

www.boston.com/dailynews/050/world/Attacks_in_Iraq_kill_55_on_hol:.shtml
Attacks in Iraq kill 55 on holiest day of Shiite calendar
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Eight suicide bombers struck in quick succession Saturday in a wave of attacks that killed 55 people as Iraqi Shiites marched and lash …

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-least-50-peoples/2005/02/20/1108834635891.html

Attacks in Iraq kill at least 50 people
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Insurgents and suicide bombers struck out in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, leaving at least 50 people dead as Shi’ites commemorated the death 14 centuries …

www.boston.com/dailynews/050/region/American_senators_upbeat_on_Ir:.shtml
American senators upbeat on Iraq despite deteriorating security …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) As 55 people died in Iraq on Saturday, the holiest day on the Shiite Muslim religious calendar, Sen. Hillary …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/02/b177b1dd
-8470-4a8d-980e-04fbc32c6cb3.html

In Iraq, Grisly Attacks Stain Shi’ite Holiday
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
19 February 2005 — A recent series of bloody attacks continued in Iraq today, with gunmen or suicide bombers killing at least six people and wounding scores …

www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/02/19/senators.iraq.ap/
Senators visit Iraq for first-hand look
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A US Senate delegation, that included John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited Iraq on Saturday and met with the country’s interim …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-0219
05iraq_wr,0,214073.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Eight Suicide Bombings Kill at Least 23 in Iraq
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Eight suicide bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq killed at least 23 people, including a US soldier, and injured 70 as Shiite Muslim …

www.boston.com/dailynews/050/world/Five_U_S_senators_visit_Iraq_C:.shtml
Five US senators visit Iraq; Clinton says insurgency is failing as …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Sen. … Both Clinton and McCain have been strident critics of the Pentagon’s planning and management of the war in Iraq. …

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22 Dead in Eight Iraq Suicide Bombings
ABC News – USA
US Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment soldiers and local residents look into the wreckage of a car in Mosul, Iraq Saturday, Feb. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/050/world/Eight_suicide_bombings_in_Iraq:.shtml
Eight suicide bombings in Iraq kill at least 22 people on Shiite …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Eight suicide bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq killed at least 22 people and injured 70 as Shiite Muslim worshippers around the …

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Breaking&storyId=993182&tw=wn_wire_story

US Senators Cautiously Optimistic on Iraq
Wired News – USA
… US forces have been in Iraq for almost two years — since the March 2003 invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein — during which time 1,120 US troops have been …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1306616.htm
Italians rally for Iraq hostage
ABC Online – Australia
Thousands of Italians, many waving peace banners, have marched through Rome to demand the release of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq. …

cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/Iraq/2005/02/18/935441-ap.html
Charges reduced against Lynndie England in Iraq prisoner abuse …
Winnipeg Sun – Canada
… England, a clerk with the 372nd Military Police Company while serving in Iraq, is depicted in some of the most notorious photos taken at Abu Ghraib prison in …

www.boston.com/dailynews/050/world/Bombings_kill_at_least_12_peop:.shtml
Bombings kill at least 12 people in Iraq on Shiite holy day; at …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Five blasts in Iraq, including at least four suicide bombings, killed at least 12 people Saturday as Shiite Muslim worshippers around the …

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Bombs kill at least 11 in Iraq
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Mariam Karouny. Shi’ite Muslim districts of Baghdad, the holiest day of the Shi’ite religious calendar. another suicide bombing on Friday. …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/02/19/italy.hostage.ap/
Italians rally for Iraq hostage
CNN – USA
… to Rome on Saturday for a march expected to draw as many as 200,000 people to press for the release of an Italian journalist kidnapped in Iraq earlier this …

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/02/19/iraq050219.html
Iraq Shias celebrate holiest day in wake of killings
CBC British Columbia – Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
BAGHDAD – At least 12 people have been killed in a series of attacks targeting Iraq’s Shias as they mark their holiest day of the year, the commemoration of …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/02/19/nato.iraq.ap/
NATO hopes for deal on Iraq
CNN – USA
… hopes to announce during its summit next Tuesday that that all 26 allies have finally agreed to contribute to the alliance mission to train Iraq’s armed forces …

www.boston.com/dailynews/050/world/Bombings_kill_at_least_12_peop:.shtml
Bombings kill at least 12 people in Iraq on Shiite holy day; at …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Five blasts in Iraq, including at least four suicide bombings, killed at least 12 people Saturday as Shiite Muslim worshippers around the …

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Bombs kill at least 11 in Iraq
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Mariam Karouny. Shi’ite Muslim districts of Baghdad, the holiest day of the Shi’ite religious calendar. another suicide bombing on Friday. …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/02/19/nato.iraq.ap/
NATO hopes for deal on Iraq
CNN – USA
… hopes to announce during its summit next Tuesday that that all 26 allies have finally agreed to contribute to the alliance mission to train Iraq’s armed forces …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7054
Ashoura marked with violence in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Shiite Iraqis marked the holiest day on the calendar on Saturday amidst heavy security after one of the most days of attacks since the elections, resulting in …

www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/542147.html
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Amid tightened security, Shi’ite Muslims in Iraq …
Ha’aretz – Israel
… But Shi’ites blamed radical Sunni Muslim insurgents, who have staged car bombs, shootings and kidnappings to try to destabilize Iraq’s reconstruction. …

www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re.aspx?re=278F4834-DE9A-4C19-93FE-E9CEECC7C785
Chalabi Confident He Can Still Become Prime Minister Of Iraq
TheDay (subscription) – New London,CT,USA
Baghdad, Iraq— Ahmad Chalabi, the Washington insider who later fell out of favor with the United States, expressed confidence Friday that he was on the brink …

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theworld/2005/February/theworld_February483.xml&section=theworld

Bashir appeals for release of Indonesian hostages in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Muslim cleric and terror suspect Abu Bakar Bashir appealed Saturday for the release of two Indonesian reporters who were taken hostage by armed gunmen in Iraq. …

www.suntimes.com/output/television/cst-ftr-pbs19.html
PBS’ Iraq show carries language alert
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
NEW YORK — At least two TV stations will show an uncensored documentary about soldiers in Iraq despite a warning from PBS that it can’t insure stations …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050219100147.yknkupd5.xml
Iraq Shiites celebrate holiest day in wake of killings
Turkish Press – Turkey
… latest hostage crisis, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the mother of one of two Indonesian journalists held captive in Iraq made emotional …

www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/542147.html
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Amid tightened security, Shi’ite Muslims in Iraq …
Ha’aretz – Israel
… But Shi’ites blamed radical Sunni Muslim insurgents, who have staged car bombs, shootings and kidnappings to try to destabilize Iraq’s reconstruction. …

www.suntimes.com/output/television/cst-ftr-pbs19.html
PBS’ Iraq show carries language alert
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
NEW YORK — At least two TV stations will show an uncensored documentary about soldiers in Iraq despite a warning from PBS that it can’t insure stations …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050219085209.irbsk8j7.xml
Iraq’s Shiite pilgrims turn out in colour to defy terror on Ashura
Turkish Press – Turkey
KARBALA, Iraq (AFP) – Pilgrims from all over Iraq are heading to the city of Karbala to breathe new life into a tragedy that is more than 1,300 years old …

www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/
02/19/suicide_attacks_in_iraq_kill_dozens_of_shiites

Iraq Shi’ites targeted by suicide bombers
Boston Globe – USA
… The attacks in and around Baghdad, which included six bombings, resulted in the deadliest day in Iraq since the Jan. 30 national elections. …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/133327/1/.html
Indonesia appeals for release of journalists held in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JAKARTA : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the mother of one of two Indonesian journalists being held hostage in Iraq made public and emotional appeals …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/19/nyregion/19band.html
Bandsmen Get Marching Orders, to Iraq
New York Times – USA
… these days. After all, it is not easy playing Sousa when half your woodwinds and a quarter of your brass are in Iraq. “Sergeant …

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/02/19/suicide_attacks_in_iraq_kill_dozens_of_shiites

Iraq Shi’ites targeted by suicide bombers
Boston Globe – USA
… The attacks in and around Baghdad, which included six bombings, resulted in the deadliest day in Iraq since the Jan. 30 national elections. …
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/133327/1/.html
Indonesia appeals for release of journalists held in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JAKARTA : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the mother of one of two Indonesian journalists being held hostage in Iraq made public and emotional appeals …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/19/nyregion/19band.html
Bandsmen Get Marching Orders, to Iraq
New York Times – USA
… these days. After all, it is not easy playing Sousa when half your woodwinds and a quarter of your brass are in Iraq. “Sergeant …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/133327/1/.html
Indonesia appeals for release of journalists held in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JAKARTA : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the mother of one of two Indonesian journalists being held hostage in Iraq made public and emotional appeals …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3046886
Do you think the war with Iraq has made the US safer from …
Houston Chronicle – USA
WASHINGTON – A shrinking majority of Texans believe the war in Iraq was justified even though the United States has uncovered no weapons of mass destruction it …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/19/nyregion/19band.html
Bandsmen Get Marching Orders, to Iraq
New York Times – USA
… these days. After all, it is not easy playing Sousa when half your woodwinds and a quarter of your brass are in Iraq. “Sergeant …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1248510,00050004.htm
34 killed in anti-Shiite attacks in Iraq
Hindustan Times – India
… were killed in attacks on Shiite targets in and around Baghdad just a day after the majority community was confirmed as the new political power in Iraq for the …

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9a0f6?type=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7679119

Jakarta mother pleads for daughter’s Iraq release
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… group of Iraqi insurgents, calling themselves the Mujahideen Army, has issued a video tape demanding Indonesia explain what the journalists were doing in Iraq. …

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724123616_104133323/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

Explosions kill dozens of people in Iraq
CTV – Canada
… Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, Iraq’s national security adviser, told CNN he believed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was behind the attacks. Zarqawi, al …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=74242
Rice thanks Dutch for Iraq role:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
18 : US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday said the Dutch troop withdrawal from Iraq “no way diminishes what has been a very excellent contribution.”. …

www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/0205/19irscam.html
Soldier’s wife gets fake Iraq death report
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
Fort Stewart officials are warning families of soldiers deployed to Iraq to be on the lookout for a man posing as a casualty notification officer who has …

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Iraq attacks kill 27
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant who is al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, was behind the attacks. Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for many of Iraq’s worst strikes.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/
states/california/northern_california/10938324.htm

Former Santa Cruz County resident killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
FREEDOM, Calif. – A 28-year old Army sergeant who grew up in Santa Cruz County was killed Wednesday during a fire fight in Iraq. … He was sent to Iraq last July. …

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108724123616_104133323/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

Explosions kill dozens of people in Iraq
CTV – Canada
… Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, Iraq’s national security adviser, told CNN he believed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was behind the attacks. Zarqawi, al …

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Blasts kill 19 people in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
A string of suicide bombs and attacks against mainly Shia Muslim targets have killed at least 19 people in Iraq. Bombers struck …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0205/19ircasualties.html
noncombat deaths high in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
… roads clogged with lumbering military vehicles, dog-tired soldiers and unpredictable Iraqi drivers have proved almost as deadly for US forces in Iraq over the …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=74242
Rice thanks Dutch for Iraq role:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
18 : US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday said the Dutch troop withdrawal from Iraq “no way diminishes what has been a very excellent contribution.”. …

NEW US Spy Chief Asks UN to Help Rebuild Iraq
Wired News – USA
… just nominated as the first US intelligence chief, asked UN members
on Friday to “take another look” at what they could do to help Iraq, including
training the …
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=992924&tw=wn_wire_story

DOZENS killed as explosions tear through Iraq on eve on Shiite …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Many kneeling in prayer, Shiite Muslims were attacked
in their mosques and on the streets of Iraq on Friday, with five bombings
killing 36 …
www.boston.com/dailynews/049/world/Dozens_killed_as_explosions_te:.shtml

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi, the Washington insider who later …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi, the Washington insider who later fell
out of favor with the United States, expressed confidence Friday that
he was on the …
www.boston.com/dailynews/049/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_Ahmad_Chalabi_:.shtml

INDONESIA calls for hostage release in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
… The appeal comes as Iraqi insurgents holding the two issued a video
tape demanding Indonesia explain what the pair were doing in Iraq. …
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-02-18T222550Z_01_DEN877951_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-INDONESIA-VIDEO.xml

SHOWDOWN vote may be needed to pick Iraq leader
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Ibrahim al-Jaafari, one of two Shiite leaders locked in
a struggle to be named Iraq’s prime minister, made a surprise appearance
yesterday at …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/212550_iraq18.html

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10938070.htm

More Guard soldiers return after year in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… The unit left North Dakota in late 2003 and arrived in Iraq last February. The soldiers cleared bombs from supply routes in north-central Iraq. …

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Breaking&storyId=992924&tw=wn_wire_story

New US Spy Chief Asks UN to Help Rebuild Iraq
Wired News – USA
… just nominated as the first US intelligence chief, asked UN members on Friday to “take another look” at what they could do to help Iraq, including training the …

www.boston.com/dailynews/049/world/Dozens_killed_as_explosions_te:.shtml
Dozens killed as explosions tear through Iraq on eve on Shiite …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Many kneeling in prayer, Shiite Muslims were attacked in their mosques and on the streets of Iraq on Friday, with five bombings killing 36 …

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2005-02-18T222550Z_01_DEN877951_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-INDONESIA-VIDEO.xml

Indonesia calls for hostage release in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
… The appeal comes as Iraqi insurgents holding the two issued a video tape demanding Indonesia explain what the pair were doing in Iraq. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-18-voa56.cfm
New Allegations Surface of Prisoner Abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan
Voice of America – USA
New allegations of prisoner abuse by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been revealed in Army documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/049/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_Ahmad_Chalabi_:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi, the Washington insider who later …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi, the Washington insider who later fell out of favor with the United States, expressed confidence Friday that he was on the …

www.boston.com/dailynews/049/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
18, 2005, at least 1,475 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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