Iraq News and Information Links
January 24 2005
 

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Iraq announces capture of key Zarqawi aide
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD, JANUARY 24: Iraq announced the capture of a senior aide to leading militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Monday, hours after Zarqawi claimed responsibility …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7414000
US Army Says Not Planning Quick Troop Cut in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Army is now planning to keep at least 120,000 troops in Iraq for the next two years to train and fight with Iraqi forces against …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32857-2005Jan24.html
Q&A: Elections in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By Jeffrey Marcus. The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) will oversee the election under the electoral law. The IECI …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Top-alZarqawi
-aide-arrested-in-Iraq/2005/01/25/1106415553380.html

Top al-Zarqawi aide arrested in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… blew up a carload of explosives outside the prime minister’s party headquarters, wounding at least 10 people in the latest blast claimed by al-Qaeda in Iraq. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1455173,00.html
Iraq arrests al-Qaeda bomb-maker
The Times – UK
… He was described as the “most lethal” lieutenant of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian terror kingpin and al-Qaeda ally in Iraq. …

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German captives ‘part of Iraq terror network’
Financial Times – UK
… al-Qaeda members arrested on Sunday were part of a loose network of terrorists using Germany as a base to prepare for suicide attacks in Iraq, security experts …

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It’s even dangerous trying to get into Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… explains the problems that prevented them for successfully reaching Baghdad and how they are typical of the unpredictability of the environment in Iraq. …

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

Saudi clerics point militants toward Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
LONDON — Fundamentalist Islamic leaders in Saudi Arabia are telling militants intent on fighting “infidels” to join the insurgency in Iraq instead of taking …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/128944/1/.html
Freed Chinese hostages still in Iraq as flight cancelled
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BEIJING : Celebrations for the return of eight Chinese hostages freed in Iraq were put on hold when their flight out of the country was cancelled. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-24-voa24.cfm
Iraq Says Senior Insurgent Linked to Car Bombings Arrested in …
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. Iraqi authorities say police have arrested a senior insurgent linked to 75 percent of all car bombings in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam Hussein. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1397553,00.html
Q&A: Iraq’s elections
Guardian – UK
Supporters claim it as Iraq’s first free and fair election since the 1950s; its detractors argue such a thing is impossible while the US military is such a …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/4201561.stm
Will Iraq elections be a success?
BBC News – London,England,UK
A suicide bomb has rocked the centre of Baghdad, six days before Iraq’s elections are due to take place. The explosion comes a day …

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Iraq government: Bomb mastermind arrested
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The Iraqi government announced the arrests of several suspected insurgent leaders Monday, including one man they say has claimed …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36362
Zarqawi group video shows public execution of Egyptian in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
DUBAI, Jan 24 (AFP) – Supporters of Iraq’s most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, executed an Egyptian driver on a street in broad daylight, accusing him of …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=659809
Zarqawi aide seized in Iraq
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has announced the capture of a senior aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, hours after Zarqawi claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=437466
Iraq Forces Arrest Top al-Qaida Lieutenant
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan 24, 2005 — A suicide driver detonated a car bomb outside the prime minister’s party headquarters Monday, injuring at least 10 people in a …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4201117.stm
Arab press eye Iraq poll threat
BBC News – London,England,UK
Militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s “declaration of war” on next Sunday’s election in Iraq taxes Monday’s Arabic press. But some …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36368
Top Zarqawi lieutenants netted in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Jan 24 (AFP) – Iraq announced Monday the arrest of two lieutenants of Islamic extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, one of whom was said to be plotting …

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Iraq camp ‘beasting’ order denied
BBC News – London,England,UK
A British Army major has told the court martial of three soldiers on abuse charges he did not order his men “to beast” Iraqi looters. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36366
Ansar al-Sunna claim that Swede ‘slaughtered’ in Iraq untrue …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – The Swedish foreign ministry on Monday denied claims from the Al-Qaeda linked Army of Ansar al-Sunna that it had last week ‘slaughtered’ a Swede in Iraq …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/24/content_2502564.htm
Iraq says 2 Zarqawi aides captured
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… the car bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003, which killed more than 20 people including the UN representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de …

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Egyptian publicly beheaded in Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Supporters of Iraq’s most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, executed an Egyptian driver on a street in broad daylight, accusing him of working with US-led …

www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=175904
Zarqawi declares war on Iraq poll
Valletta Times – Valletta,Malta
Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi declared all-out war on Iraq’s landmark elections yesterday in a warning intended to scare away voters a week before they go …

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oniraq/2005/January/focusoniraq_January192.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq recovered 200 million dollars from Lebanon and Jordan: report
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… The war of words between the two political Shiite rivals Chalabi and Shalan continues just a few days before elections for Iraq’s transitional national …

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0501240
218jan24,1,7955089.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Iraq election teeters on cultural split
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… of the influential imam poured forth as it does each week, but this time it carried not just spiritual counsel but a political command: Iraq’s most revered …

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Briton Held in Iraq Could Face UK Terror Trial
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A British terror suspect captured and held by British forces in Iraq could be brought back to London to face trial, it emerged today. …

www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,338243,00.html
IRAQ ELECTIONS Jihad Against Babies
Spiegel Online – national,Germany
In Iraq, the Kurds and the Shiites are already guaranteed success at the polls, while in Baghdad interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is banking on Sunni support …

www.nysun.com/article/8094
Missing Millions Said Going Back to Iraq’s Bank
New York Sun (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON – A leading Arab newspaper is reporting today that the Central Bank of Iraq is in the process of retrieving some $200 million withdrawn earlier this …

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Iraq blast injures ten people
ITV.com – UK
At least ten people were injured when a suicide car bomber launched an attack near a checkpoint on a Baghdad street. The street …

www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/39180.htm
DIPLO CAN’T VOW SAFE IRAQ VOTE
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
January 24, 2005 — WASHINGTON — The top US official in Iraq said yesterday that security can’t be guaranteed for next Sunday’s elections there, but insisted …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/
la-fg-fire24jan24,1,70444.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

Hospital Fire in Southern Iraq Kills 14
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
NASIRIYA, Iraq — Fire swept through the general hospital in this southern Iraqi city Sunday, killing 14 people and injuring 75, said a spokesman for Italian …

www.boston.com/dailynews/024/world/Shiite_Grand_Ayatollah_is_key_:.shtml
Shiite Grand Ayatollah is key figure in Iraq vote, despite not …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Thousands of election posters bearing his image are plastered on walls, concrete blast barriers, shop and car windows. …

www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/01/24/
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Voice alleged to be Zarqawi’s vows to disrupt Iraq election
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — The most wanted militant in Iraq declared a “fierce war” against democracy yesterday and repeated a threat to disrupt national elections scheduled …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/23/iraq/main668613.shtml
Low Turnout For Iraq Exile Vote
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) Registration for overseas absentee voting in Iraq’s national election has been extended by two days because the turnout so far in the weeklong …

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Eight hostages in Iraq safely transferred to Chinese side:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… 23 : Eight citizens, held hostage by the Iraqi insurgents since Tuesday, have been transferred to the Chinese side, the Chinese embassy in Iraq confirmed today …

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breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/

Militant’s Iraq poll warning
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
The United States’s most-wanted militant in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, on Sunday declared he would wage a “bitter war” against elections this week in a …

iafrica.com/news/worldnews/405651.htm
Zarqawi calls for war on Iraq election
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Iraq’s most wanted man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi declared on Sunday an all-out war on next week’s vote in his latest salvo to frighten Iraqis away from the poll and …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/24/content_2500433.htm
Sister of Brazilian hostage in Iraq calls for mercy
Xinhua – Beijing,China
23 (Xinhuanet) — A sister of the Brazilian engineer held hostage in Iraq called on Sunday on the militant kidnappers to show mercy to her brother, saying her …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/01/24/2003220763
Zarqawi declares war on Iraq election
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Iraq’s most wanted man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi yesterday declared all-out war on next week’s vote in his latest salvo to frighten Iraqis away from the poll and …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050123-095906-6076r.htm
Freed hostages in Iraq to face penalties
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
23 (UPI) — China has said the eight hostages released in Iraq will face penalties on their return home as part of a crackdown on illegal workers, The …

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Iraq Abuse Case Resumes
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Karen Attwood, PA. The court martial of three British soldiers accused of “shocking and appalling” acts of abuse against Iraqi …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-01-23-insurgency-uspath-gns_x.htm
US path out of Iraq: Hand off insurgency to locals
USA Today – USA
By John Yaukey, Gannett News Service. Mary Cozort has lost 16 pounds since her son, Edward, deployed to Iraq more than four months ago. …

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Iraq welcomes release of Chinese hostages:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Beijing, Jan 23 : Iraq has welcomed the unconditional release of the eight Chinese hostages by insurgents and expressed the hope that Beijing …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=436348
US Envoy Acknowledges Iraq Election Woes
ABC News – USA
People examine a mock up ballot box during training for election monitors, in Arbil, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj). …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050123-070458-8508r.htm
Iraq PM hopeful calls for US pullout
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23 (UPI) — The Shi’ite Muslim cleric tipped to become Iraq’s prime minister has said his government would demand …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287364.htm
US confirms Iraq money investigation
ABC Online – Australia
The United States has confirmed that it is investigating reports that $300 million in US currency was secretly flown out of Iraq to Lebanon, allegedly to buy …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1397132,00.html
Militant’s Iraq poll warning
Guardian – UK
America’s most-wanted militant in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, yesterday declared he would wage a “bitter war” against elections this week in a mounting …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050123-070458-8508r.htm
Iraq PM hopeful calls for US pullout
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23 (UPI) — The Shi’ite Muslim cleric tipped to become Iraq’s prime minister has said his government would demand …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=436348
US Envoy Acknowledges Iraq Election Woes
ABC News – USA
People examine a mock up ballot box during training for election monitors, in Arbil, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj). …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1397132,00.html
Militant’s Iraq poll warning
Guardian – UK
America’s most-wanted militant in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, yesterday declared he would wage a “bitter war” against elections this week in a mounting …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10716333.htm
Security remains concern for Iraq elections
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A week before Iraq’s national elections, security concerns dominated Sunday as the top US official in Baghdad acknowledged concerns …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1287486.htm
Tight security for Iraq’s first election
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: United States Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte says elaborate security arrangements are being put into place for next week’s election. …

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Iraq welcomes release of Chinese hostages:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Beijing, Jan 23 : Iraq has welcomed the unconditional release of the eight Chinese hostages by insurgents and expressed the hope that Beijing …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11993
New spy agency at Pentagon operating in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has created a new spying agency that has already been operating secretly in Iraq and Afghanistan for two years, The Washington Post …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/23/news/policy.html
US to provide heavy security for Iraq voters
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON A leader of the anti- US insurgency in Iraq on Sunday threatened a “bitter war” against anyone taking part in the coming election, but the US …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10007744
Editorial: Election may trigger more chaos in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
The White House has been quietly lowering expectations for the January 30 elections in Iraq. The poll, rather than delivering democracy …

  
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