Iraq News and Information Links
January 29 2005
 

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Iraq facing threat of bloodbath
Reuters.uk – UK
… sectarian strife. Iraq was under security lockdown on Saturday for Iraq’s first multi-party elections in nearly half a century. Borders …

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Iraq vote also a test for US
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — The United States’ plan to bring democracy to Iraq faces its most important test Sunday when Iraqis vote in their first multiparty national elections …

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Iraq facing threat of bloodbath
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Matt Spetalnick. Iraq was under security lockdown on Saturday for Iraq’s first multi-party elections in nearly half a century. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1291879.htm
Iraq expats vote around the world
ABC Online – Australia
Almost 30 per cent of Iraqi expatriates have voted in 14 countries with polling stations to remain open until later today. The International …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-1-2005_pg4_1
US and UK admit Iraq poll won’t end violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Violence in Iraq is unlikely to subside after Sunday’s election and may well get worse before it gets better, US and British officials say, a …

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Under Tight Security, Iraq Prepares for Vote
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… to vote. Iraq’s national borders are closed, the international airport is empty and a dusk-to-dawn curfew is in place. Asian weekend …

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Violence rages ahead of Iraq vote
Reuters.uk – UK
… Insurgents have killed two Americans in an audacious rocket strike on a US embassy compound in Baghdad, after killing 17 other people across Iraq on the eve of …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-29-voa31.cfm
President Bush Calls Iraq Elections Turning Point in History
Voice of America – USA
By Serena Parker. President Bush says Sunday’s election in Iraq marks a turning point in that country’s history. The president used …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=7474224
Bush: US Must Stay in Iraq After Election
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Under pressure to start bringing US troops home from Iraq after Sunday’s election, President Bush said on Saturday that the US mission …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7474211
Rocket Kills 2 at US Embassy on Eve of Iraq Vote
Reuters – USA
… rocket strike on Saturday that killed two Americans and wounded four, and also killed 17 Iraqis and an American soldier on the eve of Iraq’s landmark election. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36679
Iraq election factfile
Turkish Press – Turkey
… voting. — 3,300 tonnes of election equipment worth more than 250 million dollars was brought to Iraq for the elections. — Between …

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Violence rages on eve of Iraq vote; 17 killed
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents killed 17 people and wounded dozens in Iraq on Saturday on the eve of a landmark election they have threatened to turn into a …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36622
Gen. Basbug: If Results Of Elections In Iraq Cause Serious …
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA (AA) – ‘’If the election results in Iraq cause serious problems in Kirkuk, this can be a security problem for Turkey as well,’’ said Turkish Deputy …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=7473881
Wall Street Column: Iraq to Set Mood
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street will turn its attention toward Iraq over the weekend, watching for any major disruptions during Sunday’s election there and …

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Violence rages ahead of Iraq vote
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Matt Spetalnick. our world” and to vote in Iraq’s first multi-party elections in half a century. stations were attacked and bloodshed …

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Iraq battens down for polls
Rediff – Mumbai,India
Iraq sealed off its land borders for three days, shut down its international airport and imposed strict curfews ahead of the elections Sunday, even as radicals …

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Troops Poised as Iraq Prepares for Polls
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By David Stringer in Az Zubayr, southern Iraq, and Caroline Gammell, PA. British troops in Iraq were involved in a tense waiting …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5211968.html
Minnesotans not optimistic about Iraq’s prospects.
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Even as Sunday’s Iraqi election approached — an event that US officials hope will be a tide-turner in Iraq — most Minnesotans are pessimistic about the US …

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Violence Rages on Ahead of Iraq Vote; 17 Killed
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents vowing total war on Iraq’s landmark polls killed 17 people on the eve of the vote on Saturday and threatened a bloodbath on …

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Raw Wounds Behind Shi’ite Drive for Power in Iraq
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Driven by historical grievances, Iraq’s majority Shi’ites see Sunday’s election as their path to power in the land where Shi’ism was born …

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Violence rages on ahead of Iraq vote
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents vowing total war on Iraq’s election killed 17 people on the eve of the vote on Saturday and the country’s president warned the …

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Iraq on security alert
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq yesterday sealed its frontiers and imposed other security measures to counter insurgents whose deadly campaign of intimidation threatens today’s historic …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1401430,00.html
Iraq polling stations under attack
Guardian – UK
… blew himself up in front of a police station in a Kurdish town near the Iranian border this morning, killing eight people on the eve of Iraq’s crucial national …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/129810/1/.html
Iraq security clampdown fails to stop deaths on eve of election
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAQUBA, Iraq : A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt walked up to an Iraqi polling station Saturday and set off a blast that killed a child and four …

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Rebels kill 17 as Iraq vote nears
Reuters.uk – UK
… Security forces barricaded streets, sealed Iraq’s borders and closed Baghdad airport on Saturday , but bloodshed continued to stain the countdown to the first …

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IRAQ’S DECISIVE MOMENT
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… through loud and clear. And it foreshadowed a less- than-overwhelming voter turnout in many parts of Iraq. “God willing, I will …

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Mid-East papers scorn Iraq poll
BBC News – London,England,UK
Reports and editorials in Middle East newspapers show widespread gloom peppered with stark warnings on the eve of Iraq’s landmark election. …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq-bar229e_20050129.htm
Iraq: 3 top members of terror network captured
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Iraqi government said it had captured three top operatives of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s terrorist network, announcing the arrests Friday in …

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Iraq under tight security blanket on eve of election
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: Iraq closed its borders on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of security forces on to the streets to stifle insurgent attacks but could not stop the …

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Rebels Kill 11 in Countdown to Iraq Vote
Reuters – USA
… Security forces barricaded streets, sealed off Iraq’s borders and closed Baghdad’s airport to prevent attacks but the drumbeat of violence continued in the …

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US seeks any sign of success in Iraq poll
Reuters.uk – UK
… it would damage America’s reputation and invite neighbouring states like Iran and Syria — already accused by Washington of meddling in Iraq — to become even …

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Iraq sealed off in tense final hours before election
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq closed its borders and sent tens of thousands of security forces on to the streets Saturday in a bid to stifle insurgent attacks in the …

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Fear reigns across Iraq on the eve of election
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
… On the eve of its historic election, Iraq has become a country where everything, including the election itself, is upside down. …

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Zarqawi capture in sight – Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Two days before the polls which US President George W. Bush said were “changing the world” got under way inside Iraq, expatriates seized the chance to take …

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Streets barricaded as Iraq braces for elections
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… Over the past week, dozens of polling centres across Iraq have been attacked. … Iraq’s government insists it is winning the battle against insurgents. …

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Shiite Muslim rise in Iraq unsettles some
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By SAM F. GHATTAS. BEIRUT, Lebanon — While the United States waits with optimism for Iraq’s elections, neighboring Arab nations are nervous. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EDE4C28F-94B9-4E88-B08F-561412E0D0B9.htm
Turkey eyes Iraq poll with concern
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
… country’s powerful military, General Ilker Basbug, said on Wednesday that developments could threaten the territorial and political integrity of Iraq and would …

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Marine vet, 51, re-enlists for Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
PHILADELPHIA — A 51-year-old Marine veteran is returning to the military to serve along with his son in Iraq and fulfill a dream of serving overseas, he said …

www.rte.ie/news/2005/0129/iraq1.html
Bush vows Iraq exit if new leaders ask
RTE Interactive – Ireland
US President George W Bush has said that US troops will pull out of Iraq if the new leaders to be elected on Sunday request it. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050129061657.gk4cp28g.xml
Iraq sealed off in tense final hours before landmark polls
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq battened down the hatches, and braced itself for the final onslaught promised by insurgents intent on sabotaging the country’s first …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/29/content_2523085.htm
Overseas Iraqis start voting as violence escalates in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… said. Meanwhile, Iraq’s interim government said it has arrested two top aides of Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Qassim …

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Iraq votes: Empty streets feel like a city preparing for war
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… As Iraqis outside the country began voting yesterday, the country’s land borders were closed and travel between Iraq’s 18 provinces was banned. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45523-2005Jan28.html
US Forces Step Up Preparations For Iraq Vote
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
By Steve Fainaru. MOSUL, Iraq, Jan. … We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45594-2005Jan28.html
Marines From Baltimore County, Hampton, Va., Lost in Iraq Crash
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
… The other was down to his last 10 days in Iraq. Lance Cpls. … It was the deadliest single incident for US troops since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. …

www.thejakartapost.com/detaileditorial.asp?fileid=20050129.E02&irec=1
Iraq: Is democracy viable?
Jakarta Post – Jakarta,Indonesia
It is part of the tragedy that is the history of post-invasion Iraq that on the eve of the much-touted first democratic general election in decades, the …

www.dawn.com/2005/01/29/top16.htm
Tough security steps taken to safeguard landmark Iraq polls
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… at Baghdad’s top Sunni mosque broke with hard line religious leaders on Friday to urge worshippers to vote for the best candidate in Iraq’s historic election …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2005/01/29/2003221375
US and UK reach agreement on Iraq exit strategy
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The US and Britain have privately agreed on an exit strategy from Iraq based on doubling the number of local police trainees and setting up Iraqi units that …

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Helicopter Crash, Attacks Mark Deadly Day in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: An investigation continues into the cause of a helicopter crash that killed 31 US personnel in Iraq. Six other servicemen died in combat. …

www.indystar.com/articles/5/218215-3615-021.html
High price paid for Iraq election
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Our position is: Election in Iraq is crucial, but it has come at a heavy price. … This weekend’s election is another crucial step toward a free and stable Iraq. …

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Election could lead Iraq toward give-and-take of politics or civil …
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Animosity still runs high among the Arab Sunnis, who dominated Iraq under the regime of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, and among the Shiites and Kurds who …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=663094
Insurgents kill 10 before Iraq poll
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents bent on wrecking Sunday’s election in Iraq have killed 10 Iraqis and five US troops but the government says it has caught three …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=605700
War hero ‘halted abuse at Iraq camp’
Independent – UK
By Emma Gunby. A war hero was “disgusted” with himself for not reporting the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, a court martial heard yesterday. …

www.indystar.com/articles/5/218215-3615-021.html
High price paid for Iraq election
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Our position is: Election in Iraq is crucial, but it has come at a heavy price. … This weekend’s election is another crucial step toward a free and stable Iraq. …

webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/margo_kingston/000624.html
Fat’s in fire for USA in Iraq: Beazley
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… I got my question in on withdrawing our troops from Iraq, and he front-footed it in a way which could transform what has become a sterile, ‘you’re with us or …

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Iraq’s senior cleric remains top power broker
MSNBC – USA
… Many people here consider him to be the most powerful man in Iraq, the leader of the Shiites who make up 60 percent of the population. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=663094
Insurgents kill 10 before Iraq poll
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents bent on wrecking Sunday’s election in Iraq have killed 10 Iraqis and five US troops but the government says it has caught three …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=605700
War hero ‘halted abuse at Iraq camp’
Independent – UK
By Emma Gunby. A war hero was “disgusted” with himself for not reporting the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, a court martial heard yesterday. …

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Killings hit run-up to Iraq vote
BBC News – London,England,UK
… These include closing Iraq’s borders, the Baghdad international airport and the banning of civilian vehicles on election day. A …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-1-2005_pg4_1
‘US, Britain agree Iraq pullout strategy’
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: The United States and Britain have privately agreed on a way of withdrawing their troops from Iraq, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. …

  
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