Iraq News and Information Links October 1 2004
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Iraq offensive kills 109 rebels, US forces say
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Samarra is regarded as one of the top three rebel strongholds in Iraq, along with Fallujah and the Baghdad slum known as Sadr City.

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Labour backs plan to stay in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Prime Minister Tony Blair won the backing of his Labour Party to keep British troops in Iraq, avoiding a humiliating defeat that would have undermined his

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Iraq Kidnappers Demand Indonesia Cleric Freed-TV
Reuters – USA
“The Islamic Army in Iraq put a It was not clear if the kidnappers were a division of the Islamic Army in Iraq that is holding two French journalists hostage.

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US presses G7 to accept deal on Iraq debt relief
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The US was planning to step up its pressure on the G7 industrial nations yesterday to agree to a generous package of debt relief for Iraq after the decision by

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American elections and Iraq
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
contested. We focus on the election of the President and the impact of Iraq on his election, or in the case of Mr Bush, his re-election.

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Iraq Offensive 'Gives Local Forces Needed Combat Experience'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
US and Iraqi forces battled their way into the heart of this Sunni stronghold and moved house to house in search of militants in what appeared to be the first

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EDITORIAL: Elections in Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
And it should be possible, based on the understanding that US forces are to leave Iraq, to discuss a way for the many countries to participate in a

www.dawn.com/2004/10/02/top14.htm
UN ends debate on terrorism, situation in Iraq, ME
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
the world leaders an opportunity to grapple with issues including the root causes of terrorism in poor nations , the worsening situation in Iraq and the Middle

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The Battle for Iraq
The Weekly Standard (subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
by Reuel Marc Gerecht. WHAT SHOULD WE DO IN IRAQ? The US presidential election will likely be won or lost over the war and its aftermath. ..

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Street battles in Iraq kill 100
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
a new audiotape purported to be from Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, was broadcast on Arabic television, calling for Muslims in Iraq and around

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Release of French hostages in Iraq delayed due to US fire: French
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — The release of two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq was delayed on Friday because of US firing at Iraqis transporting the hostages, said

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Powell Defends Administration Diplomacy on Iraq After Kerry
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Secretary of State Powell is defending Bush administration diplomacy on Iraq following criticism by Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry in Thursday's

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US In For Long Haul In Iraq
CBS News – USA
John Kerry's political prospects for him to tell the American people he has a plan on how to eventually disengage American forces from the dangers of Iraq.

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UPDATE 2-G7 nations differ on Iraq debt but eye yr-end deal
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich nations committed on Friday to reaching to a debt cancellation deal for Iraq by the end of the year, but

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Old Firm kits could ease tribal feuds in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
FOOTBALL rivals Celtic and Rangers could help unite the warring tribes of southern Iraq, according to British forces' chiefs.

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Iraq takes centrestage
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Again and again, President Bush defended his conduct of the war in Iraq, insisting, ‘‘there must be certainty from the US president.'' Over and over

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Four killed in US air raid on Iraq's Fallujah
Xinhua – Beijing,China
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct. 1 (Xinhuanet) — US forces launched a new round of fierce air raids on Iraq's restive city of Fallujah late

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Powell regrets saying Iraq had weapons stockpiles
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
into the thick of the presidential campaign Friday by challenging John Kerry's attacks on President Bush's leadership of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Release of French Iraq Hostages Delayed — French MP
Reuters – USA
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – The release of two French journalists held in Iraq since August was delayed Friday when a group of Iraqis transporting them was bombarded

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Counselling plea after suicide of Iraq soldier
Independent – London,England,UK
The grieving parents of a soldier who killed himself while on leave from Iraq called yesterday for conflict counselling for all returning troops.

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US Warplane Attacks Iraq's Falluja, Three Dead
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – A US warplane attacked the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja Friday night, killing at least three people, a Reuters witness and a

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Bush, Kerry Disagree on Iraq, Terror War
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
John Kerry sharpened their attacks over Iraq and the war against terror on Friday, neither willing to give ground after a debate that Republican strategists

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4 killed in US raid on Iraq's Fallujah
Xinhua – Beijing,China
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct. 1 (Xinhuanet) — US forces launched a new round of fierce air raids on Iraq's restive city of Fallujah late

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Release of French Iraq Hostages Delayed — French MP
Reuters – USA
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – The release of two French journalists held in Iraq since August was delayed Friday when a group of Iraqis transporting them was bombarded

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US Warplane Attacks Iraq's Falluja, Three Dead
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – A US warplane attacked the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja Friday night, killing at least three people, a Reuters witness and a

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UPDATE 1-Iraq debt deal not imminent-Paris Club chairman
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – An agreement among the Paris Club group of creditor nations on a write-off of a portion of Iraq's foreign debt is not imminent

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Powell regrets Iraq weapons claim for war
Salon (subscription) – USA
Oct. 1, 2004 | Atlanta — Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday he regrets the Bush administration claimed that Iraq had stockpiles of weapons of mass

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Bush, Kerry Focus On Iraq In First Preelection Debate
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
The topic was foreign policy, and more than an hour of the 90-minute session was devoted to the war in Iraq. The debates are seen as crucial.

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Over 100 Killed in US Assault in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP)—US and Iraqi forces launched a major assault Friday to regain control of the insurgent stronghold of Samarra, trading gunfire with

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Some 150 Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Video broadcast Sept. 30 shows them being held at gunpoint by masked men and claims responsibility in the name of the Islamic Army in Iraq.

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Kerry's Iraq Stance Finds More Takers in Europe
Deutsche Welle – Germany
debate shows that Democratic challenger John Kerry may have won more admirers in Europe with his vow to repair damaged transatlantic alliances over the Iraq war

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Bush, Kerry clash sharply over Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Thursday against President Bush over foreign policy and the war on terror, accusing Bush of “a colossal error of judgment” in invading Iraq and diverting

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Jakarta hopes 2 hostages in Iraq were 'mistake'
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
JAKARTA The authorities called Friday for the release of two Indonesian women held hostage by Islamic militants in Iraq, expressing hope that the kidnapping

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Iraq dominates the great debate
BBC News – London,England,UK
The first debate in the US presidential election demonstrated deep divisions about how the United States got into Iraq – but surprisingly few differences about

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Mediator with French Iraq hostages
Reuters – London,England,UK
PARIS (Reuters) – An unofficial mediator seeking the release of two French hostages in Iraq has told a French radio station in a live telephone interview on

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Iraq Takes Center Stage in Debate
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
30 — President Bush and John F. Kerry clashed over the Iraq war Thursday night in an intense and substantive first debate, in which the Democratic nominee

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Freed Italian Hostage Says Iraq Rebels 'Justified'
Reuters – USA
ROME (Reuters) – An Italian aid worker held hostage last month in Iraq said guerrillas there were right to fight US-led forces and their Iraqi “puppet

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Soldier killed in Iraq raid
The Australian – Australia
deaths. Based on Pentagon figures, the latest deaths bring to 1048 the number of US troops killed in Iraq since last year's invasion.

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Iraq takes centre stage
Guardian – UK
After a summer that was spent debating Vietnam, the war in Iraq last night came to the campaign agenda forefront in dramatic fashion as George Bush and John

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French Hostages May Be Released in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
PARIS – An unofficial French negotiator told a radio station Friday that two journalists held for more than a month in Iraq could be released within hours.

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SPARRING over Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… John Kerry clashed at length over the war in Iraq last night with Bush maintaining that Iraq is an integral battleground in the war against global terrorism…

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UK: Labour opposes quick military withdrawal from Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair has avoided a damaging defeat at Labour's annual conference over pulling troops out of Iraq after winning…

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80 Killed in US Offensive in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP)—US and Iraqi forces launched a major assault Friday to regain control of the insurgent stronghold of Samarra, and hospital officials said…

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INDONESIA seeks release of women hostages in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JAKARTA : Jakarta was preparing a crisis team to try to secure the release of two Indonesian women seized by militants in Iraq but said it had made no decision…

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Bush, Kerry, clash on Iraq in presidential debate
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CORAL GABLES, United States : Senator John Kerry charged that President George W. Bush committed “a colossal error” by invading Iraq, as they clashed in a high

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Blasts kill 35 kids at Iraq party
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
It was the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the start of the Iraq conflict. “We want a new Iraq, a different Iraq.”.

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US forces storm rebel Iraq town, at least 80 dead
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
SAMARRA – US and Iraqi forces pushed into Samarra on Friday to wrest control of the northern town back from insurgents, and the American military said 80

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Bush, Kerry Clash Over Iraq In First Debate
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
votes, President George W. Bush and his Democratic rival John Kerry on Friday clashed in a 90-minutes TV debate on how to handle the war in Iraq and homeland

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Bush and Kerry clash over Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
John Kerry on Thursday night presented sharply conflicting views of the invasion of Iraq and its chaotic aftermath, with Kerry accusing Bush of making a

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Press review 'His problems over Iraq will persist'
Guardian – UK
Trust in him and his administration has fallen sharply, much of it to do with Iraq. Either way, his problems over Iraq will persist.”.

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Bush Defends Iraq Policy Against Kerry Debate Attack (Update3)
Bloomberg – United States
30 (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry challenged President George Bush on Iraq in their first debate, saying the president made a

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49 killed in Iraq car bombings: Two women among 10 abducted
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
least 49 people were killed, most of them children, in a series of devastating car bombs that left a trail of carnage in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Thursday.

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Third Desperate Week Looms for Iraq Hostage Ken Bigley
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British hostage Ken Bigley enters his third week in captivity today as the Government admitted it had not expected to be dealing with kidnappings in Iraq.

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Car Bombing Spree Kills 35 Children in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A string of car bombs ripped through a poor Baghdad suburb Thursday as residents celebrated the opening of a US-funded sewage facility

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Indonesia confirms two women hostages taken in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JAKARTA : Two Indonesian women working for a British company in Iraq were among 10 people kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, officials in Jakarta

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Bush, Kerry clash over Iraq in first debate
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
John Kerry clashed at length over the war in Iraq Thursday night with Bush maintaining that Iraq is an integral battleground in the war against global

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Two Indonesia nationals kidnapped in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
Authorities on Friday called for the release of two Indonesian women held hostage by Islamic militants in Iraq, expressing hope that the kidnapping was ``a

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Bush, Kerry clash on Iraq war in first of three debates
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By TERENCE HUNT. CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Sen. John Kerry accused President Bush tonight of committing a “colossal error in judgment” by invading Iraq.

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Big unions save Blair on Iraq
Guardian – UK
Leaders of the “Big Four” trade unions joined forces with constituency activists to save Tony Blair from fresh embarrassment over Iraq on the closing day of

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Car bombs kill 44 in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Insurgents killed at least 44 people, most of them children, and wounded 200 with a series of car bombs across Iraq on Thursday.

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Bombings in Iraq kill 35 children
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A string of bombs killed 35 children and wounded scores of others as US troops handed out candy Thursday at a government-sponsored

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35 children fall prey to Iraq violence
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By Matthew McAllester. Baghdad, Iraq — The jeans were falling off the little boy who lay slumped in the arms of his father. Blood seeped from his lolling head.

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Lack of planning in Iraq: Latham
The Australian – Australia
A SERIES of devastating car bombs in Iraq overnight showed Prime Minister John Howard did not have an adequate plan for the post-war reconstruction, Opposition

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Editorial: Experts on Iraq/A DC truth squad emerges
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
A quiet but important struggle is taking place in Washington, DC, over the situation in Iraq: Professionals in the State Department, the intelligence community

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2 Indonesians held in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
BAGHDAD – Two Indonesian women working for an electricity firm are among 10 new hostages reported seized by militants in Iraq. The

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News of 10 new kidnaps increases gloom in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
MILITANTS in Iraq yesterday claimed they had kidnapped another ten people, dampening any optimism that the freeing of two Italian hostages might have marked a

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CANDIDATES offer voters no choice on Iraq policy
Independent – London,England,UK
Last night's presidential debate pitted George Bush against John Kerry on the issues of national security, terrorism and Iraq – issues that, almost certainly…

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BIG unions save Blair on Iraq
Guardian – UK
Leaders of the “Big Four” trade unions joined forces with constituency activists to save Tony Blair from fresh embarrassment over Iraq on the closing day of…

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BOMBINGS in Iraq kill 35 children
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A string of bombs killed 35 children and wounded scores of others as US troops handed out candy Thursday at a government-sponsored…

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FACE-OFF over Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
… so when each candidate is attacking the other, such as when Mr Bush said Mr Kerry would 'nationalise' health care, or when the latter said the Iraq war has…

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35 children fall prey to Iraq violence
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By Matthew McAllester. Baghdad, Iraq — The jeans were falling off the little boy who lay slumped in the arms of his father. Blood seeped from his lolling head.…

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2 Indonesians held in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
BAGHDAD – Two Indonesian women working for an electricity firm are among 10 new hostages reported seized by militants in Iraq. The…

www.startribune.com/stories/561/5009661.html
EDITORIAL: Experts on Iraq/A DC truth squad emerges
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
A quiet but important struggle is taking place in Washington, DC, over the situation in Iraq: Professionals in the State Department, the intelligence community…

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SCORES killed in Iraq bombings
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… new sewage plant. It was the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the Iraq conflict began. The explosions…

  
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