Iraq News and Information Links
January 26 2005
 

www.boston.com/dailynews/026/world/36_troops_die_in_deadliest_day:.shtml
36 troops die in deadliest day for Americans since Iraq war began
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A US helicopter crashed in a desert sandstorm in the early morning darkness Wednesday, killing the 30 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. …

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Bloodiest Day for US Troops in Iraq, 37 Killed
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thirty-one US troops died in a helicopter crash in Iraq and six more were killed in insurgent attacks on Wednesday, the deadliest day for …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10740729.htm
A primer on the main issues surrounding Iraq’s election
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A big test of President Bush’s initiative to promote democracy everywhere will come Sunday in Iraq, which holds its first elections …

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4758272,00.html
Bush Asks Patience From US on Iraq War
Guardian – UK
… AP) – President Bush pleaded for Americans’ patience Wednesday on what he conceded was ``a very discouraging day’’ of death and violence for US troops in Iraq. …

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Base mourns deadliest day for US in Iraq
CNN International – USA
CAMP PENDLETON, California (CNN) — A somber mood settled on Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base north of San Diego, after 34 Marines died Wednesday in Iraq. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/27/content_2512768.htm
Turkey worried about Kirkuk situation in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Basbug Wednesday described as “worrying”alleged efforts by Kurds to change the demographic structure of theoil rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq ahead of …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36509
Kadhafi pleads for life of US hostage in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
DUBAI, Jan 26 (AFP) – Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has appealed to the kidnappers of US hostage Roy Hallums to spare his life, the Arabic news channel Al …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050126-1134-iraq.html
Marine helicopter crashes in western Iraq, killing 31
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Marine transport helicopter crashed during sandstorms in Iraq’s western desert Wednesday, killing 31 troops, while insurgents killed five …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0127/p01s01-usfp.html
In US, patience over Iraq thins
Christian Science Monitor – USA
WASHINGTON — The crash of a transport helicopter that killed 31 marines in Iraq – marking the deadliest day for US forces there since the invasion – is …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5478,12065924%255E1702,00.html

Iraq truck bomb kills 15
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AT least 15 people were killed and 30 wounded in a truck bombing outside the offices of a Kurdish political party in northern Iraq today that was claimed by an …

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& sid=aPXhpqiRlo7c&refer=top_world_news

Bush Says Terrorists Won’t Stop Jan. 30 Iraq Election (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… in freedom.’’. A top rebel leader in Iraq, Abu Musa al-Zarqawi, has threatened Iraqis who intend to go to the polls on Jan. 30, according …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36504
31 killed in Iraq helicopter crash: military
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (AFP) – A Marine Corps transport helicopter crashed in Iraq early Wednesday, killing all 31 US marines aboard, military officials confirmed …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36474
Gulf Sunni regimes brace for Shiite-ruled Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Jan 26 (AFP) – Sunni Muslim regimes long used to supremacy in the Arab world are bracing for a Shiite victory in the US-backed elections in Iraq, which some …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page
/0,5478,12065876%255E1702,00.html

Chinese hostages back from Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
EIGHT Chinese men held hostage by guerrillas in Iraq this month returned home to China today looking weary at the end of an ordeal that gripped the country. …

www.salon.com/news/wire/2005/01/26/poll_on_iraq/
Poll: Confidence in Iraq’s future slips
Salon (subscription) – USA
… Some of President Bush’s bedrock supporters — Southerners and rural residents — have lost confidence in the likelihood of a stable, democratic Iraq. …

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7&sid=aPXhpqiRlo7c&refer=top_world_news

Bush Says Terrorists Won’t Stop Jan. 30 Iraq Election (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… in freedom.’’. A top rebel leader in Iraq, Abu Musa al-Zarqawi, has threatened Iraqis who intend to go to the polls on Jan. 30, according …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050126/w012632.html
Marine chopper crashes in Iraq, killing 31; 5 US troops killed in …
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – A US military transport helicopter crashed in bad weather in Iraq’s western desert Wednesday, killing 31 people, all believed to be marines …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story
_page/0,5478,12065876%255E1702,00.html

Chinese hostages back from Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
EIGHT Chinese men held hostage by guerrillas in Iraq this month returned home to China today looking weary at the end of an ordeal that gripped the country. …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/26/news/women.html
US Army puts women in front lines in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
… the first time is placing women in support units at the front lines of combat because of a shortage of skilled male soldiers available for duty in Iraq and is …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/January/focusoniraq_January222.xml&section=focusoniraq

More than 30 US soldiers reportedly killed in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… More than 30 US soldiers were reportedly killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, in the biggest single loss of life of American life in Iraq since the 2003 …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4757322,00.html
31 Killed in Marine Chopper Crash in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A US military transport helicopter crashed in bad weather in Iraq’s western desert Wednesday, killing 31 people, all believed to be Marines …

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=31+marines+killed+in+crash&id=67484

Chopper crashes in Iraq, 31 marines killed
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Thirty one US Marines were killed today in chopper crash in west Iraq. The chopper crashed near Ar Rutbah. It was carrying personnel …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L26416300.htm
CHRONOLOGY-US helicopters downed in Iraq.
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – A US helicopter crash in western Iraq on Wednesday killed 31 American Marines, CNN reported, quoting military officials. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/026/wash/President_Bush_calls_U_S_Marin:.shtml
President Bush calls US Marine helicopter crash in Iraq a sad …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush on Wednesday expressed sorrow at the loss of US Marines in a helicopter crash in western Iraq and said the cause of the crash …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Bushs-plea-for-Iraq-war-funds-
evokes-memories-of-Vietnam/2005/01/26/1106415668665.html

Bush’s plea for Iraq war funds evokes memories of Vietnam
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
President George Bush has made a pitch to Congress for extra funding that will bring spending on the conflict in Iraq to about half that in today’s dollars of …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=661250
Rebels kill 11 in Iraq attacks
Reuters – UK
… ballot. A US Marine transport helicopter ferrying troops crashed in the deserts of western Iraq, raising fears of a heavy toll. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050126135722.hidum7li.xml
31 US soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash: reports
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US helicopter crashed in Iraq Wednesday, killing 31 US soldiers, according to CNN and ABC television. It was …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Australian-soldiers-wounded
-by-bomb-in-Iraq/2005/01/26/1106415671032.html

Australian soldiers wounded by bomb in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… would not affect the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) capability to provide security for diplomatic staff and other members of the ADF contingent in Iraq. …

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=
16192&name=France+detains+11+suspected+’recruits’+for+Iraq+war

France detains 11 suspected ‘recruits’ for Iraq war
Expatica – Netherlands
… people were detained in Paris Wednesday by anti-terrorist agents looking into the recruitment of Islamic extremists to join the insurgency in Iraq, bringing to …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10737805.htm
Elections won’t stem violence in Iraq, analysts say
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LONDON – (KRT) – Only days away from Iraq’s national elections, voters still don’t know exactly who is running for office, where they can cast ballots or even …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/26/iraq.main/
Pre-election violence continues in Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Pre-election violence escalated across Iraq as insurgents targeted multinational troops, Iraqi security forces, government offices and …

news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=97582005
Blair hints hand-over of Iraq near
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
TONY Blair indicated today that the United States and Britain would begin handing control of Iraq over to the country’s security forces after Sunday’s …

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=6864
US helicopter crashes in Iraq, car bomb strikes Baghdad
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
A US Marine transport helicopter crashed early on Wednesday in western Iraq, the US military said in a statement. US marines are …

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Iraq’s rebels step up pre-election attacks
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… against US forces, schools to be used as polling stations and political party offices today, as they pressed a bloody campaign to undermine Iraq’s weekend …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=443037
Insurgents Strike at More Iraq Election Targets
ABC News – USA
In the deserts of western Iraq, a US Marine transport helicopter ferrying troops crashed in the early hours, the military said in a statement. …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iraq26.html
Family asks Bush to help save Iraq hostage
Chicago Sun-Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BY BASSEM MROUE. BAGHDAD, Iraq — An American kidnapped in November in Iraq pleaded for his life in a video aired Tuesday. A bearded …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2005/
January/focusoniraq_January215.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq video appears to show 3 seized poll workers
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – A video tape released by insurgents in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul shows three apparently captive Iraqis, who say they work for the Iraqi …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10736079.htm
Senate Democrats criticize Rice over Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Rice’s expected confirmation as secretary of state for a day with a forced floor debate Tuesday that saw one lawmaker complain that she lied about Iraq. …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg
-iraq26jan26,1,1096028.story?coll=la-headlines-world

US Hostage Pleads as Iraq’s Wounds Deepen
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD — The intractability of the violence gripping Iraq was on graphic display Tuesday with the release of a videotape of an American hostage begging for …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1289667.htm
US helicopter crashes in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The US military says a marines transport helicopter has crashed in western Iraq and a search and rescue operation is under way. …
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What Iraq’s Election Is About
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… 18 provincial legislatures. People in the Kurdish-ruled region of northern Iraq also are choosing a new parliament. ASSEMBLY’S …

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Parties Fighting the Iraq Election
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
It includes Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim, cleric who heads Iraq’s largest political group, the Shiite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. …

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20050125T220000-0500_73951
_OBS_BUSH_WANTS_____BILLION_MORE_FOR_IRAQ__AFGHAN_WARS.asp

Bush wants $80 billion more for Iraq, Afghan wars
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
… $855 billion in deficits over the next decade, excluding the costs of President George W. Bush’s revised state pension plan and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

washingtontimes.com/national/20050125-101700-2838r.htm
Democrats use Rice nomination to measure Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… as secretary of state today, but Democrats used yesterday’s debate over her nomination to make her a surrogate for President Bush’s Iraq policy, and even began …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-01-25-iraq-vote-cover_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA
In Iraq, the question is: To vote or not to vote
USA Today – USA

washingtontimes.com/world/20050125-092925-5790r.htm
Election pitch reveals Iraq’s ethos, divisions
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… In Iraq, it is an ayatollah’s religious decree instructing husbands that they must allow their wives to vote in the Jan. 30 national assembly elections. …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-
uscost0126,0,4726939.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

Bush wants $80B more for Iraq war
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY CRAIG GORDON. WASHINGTON — The full cost of war in Iraq came into sharper focus Tuesday — in dollars, deficits and troops. The …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/politics/26diplo.html
In Senate, Democrats Assail Rice and US Policy in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… 25 – Senate Democrats on Tuesday denounced Condoleezza Rice as the architect of a failed and misleading Iraq policy, turning a daylong debate on her nomination …

www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-01-25-edit_x.htm
In democracy, a chance to divide Iraq’s insurgency
USA Today – USA
A group of Sunni Arab leaders in Iraq soon provided an equally revealing response. … But that path is not one that would appeal to most Sunnis in Iraq. …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-uscost0
126,0,4726939.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

Bush wants $80B more for Iraq war
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY CRAIG GORDON. WASHINGTON — The full cost of war in Iraq came into sharper focus Tuesday — in dollars, deficits and troops. The …

edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/25/iraq.main/
Gunmen kill high-ranking Iraq Justice Ministry official
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A high-ranking official in Iraq’s Justice Ministry was gunned down Tuesday morning as he was leaving his home southeast of Baghdad …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10732040.htm
Democrats pummel Rice, Bush administration over war in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Condoleezza Rice, using a daylong debate over her nomination to be secretary of state as a high-profile forum to bash the Bush administration for the Iraq war. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1398693,00.html
Video plea by US man kidnapped in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Insurgents in Iraq released video footage yesterday showing an American contractor held hostage at gunpoint in an apparent attempt to put pressure on US …

www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-01-25-edit_x.htm
In democracy, a chance to divide Iraq’s insurgency
USA Today – USA
A group of Sunni Arab leaders in Iraq soon provided an equally revealing response. … But that path is not one that would appeal to most Sunnis in Iraq. …

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200501/200501260001.html
Bush Requests Another $80 Billion For Military Operations in Iraq …
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
President Bush will ask the US Congress for another $80 billion to pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10732040.htm
Democrats pummel Rice, Bush administration over war in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Condoleezza Rice, using a daylong debate over her nomination to be secretary of state as a high-profile forum to bash the Bush administration for the Iraq war. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1398693,00.html
Video plea by US man kidnapped in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Insurgents in Iraq released video footage yesterday showing an American contractor held hostage at gunpoint in an apparent attempt to put pressure on US …

  
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