Iraq News and Information Links
November 2 2004
   
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Car bombs claim a dozen lives in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD – A pair of car bomb attacks left at least a dozen people dead in Iraq Tuesday. At least eight died when a car full of explosives…

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US vote essentially was decided in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… In the end, the turnout was a record this year, and the passions of the polarized electorate made the presidential election a referendum on the war in Iraq.…

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Report: Iraq contractor snatched
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi police said Wednesday a Lebanese American contractor was kidnapped overnight from his Baghdad home, according to The Associated…

www.nypost.com/entertainment/31548.htm
TV CAMERAMAN KILLED IN IRAQ
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
THE news agency Reuters is demanding a full investiga tion into the death of one of its cameraman who was killed in Iraq Monday.…

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Voters express anxiety about terrorism, Iraq, state economy
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Poor approval ratings of President Bush's job performance, concern about terrorism and Iraq, and a sour view of the state economy drove California voters on…

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Hawking says Iraq war was based on 'lies'
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
LONDON – Britain's most famous scientist, Stephen Hawking, condemned the US-led invasion of Iraq as a “war crime” and said Tuesday it was based on lies.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/03/content_2173265.htm
More foreigners abducted in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Nov. 3 (Xinhuanet) — A Lebanese American contractor, a Filipino and four Jordanian truck drivers were confirmed kidnappedin Iraq in recent days.…

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Car bombs kill 12 in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
… In northern Iraq yesterday, saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline and attacked an oil well, violence that is expected to stop oil exports for the next 10 days.…

washingtontimes.com/national/20041102-111443-1382r.htm
Terrorism, Iraq war shaped campaigns
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Ralph Z. Hallow. Terrorism and the war in Iraq trumped the economy as defining election issues for both President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen.…

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11273885%255E401,00.html
Philippines worker missing in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A FILIPINO worker has been reported missing and feared kidnapped in Iraq, officials and his relatives said today. Roberto Tarongoy…

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Kerry voters worried about Iraq, economy; Bush supporters…
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE. SEATTLE — Worries about the economy and the war in Iraq topped the concerns of Washington voters who backed Democratic Sen.…

www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20041102-2032-ca-eln-exitpolls.html
Voters express anxiety about terrorism, Iraq, state economy
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
LOS ANGELES — Poor approval ratings of President Bush's job performance, concern about terrorism and Iraq, and a sour view of the state economy drove…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/10081787.htm
Marine major faces court-martial in Iraq prisoner abuse case
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Paulus began at Camp Pendleton more than a year after Iraqi Nagen Sadoon Hatab died at a Marine detention facility known as Camp Whitehorse in southern Iraq.…

www.startribune.com/stories/1762/5065701.html
Oil pipeline bombs stagger Iraq economy
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… oil pipelines, near Kirkuk in the north and around Basra in the south, where the oil fields are much more extensive, have sharply cut into Iraq's main economic…

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?ed20041103a1.htm
Time to review Iraq policy
The Japan Times – Japan
The Japanese hostage crisis in Iraq has ended in the death of Mr. Shosei Koda, a 24-year-old traveler, whose decapitated body was found in central Baghdad on…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/10081199.htm
Iraq pivotal in presidential pick of Georgia's voters
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Georgia's presidential ballot might as well have been replaced by a referendum on the war with Iraq. The outcome would…

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Hawking brands 100,000 deaths in Iraq a war crime
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
RENOWNED scientist Stephen Hawking has said the deaths of more than 100,000 people in Iraq amounts to a war crime. Professor Hawking…

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Violence in Iraq Is Not Jihad
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
Anyone who is in the know of the situation in Iraq — where several factions and different schools of thought are in action — would agree that it is not in…

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3085047a12,00.html
Bloody night of strikes in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… With US Marines poised for an onslaught on the rebellious Sunni Muslim cities of Falluja and Ramadi – part of a drive to pacify Iraq before national elections…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32646
Decapitated remains of Japanese national slain in Iraq leave…
Turkish Press – Turkey
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2 (AFP) – The decapitated remains of Japanese tourist Shosei Koda, killed in Iraq last week by an extremist group, left Kuwait Tuesday for…

www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3606426&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
American, Nepali and Arabs kidnapped in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
A company guard was killed in the attack. The four worked for the Saudi Arabian Trading and Contracting Company, which supplies US forces in Iraq.…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32655
'Distressing' new video of Iraq hostage Margaret Hassan: Irish PM
Turkish Press – Turkey
… on Tuesday that Arabic television channel Al-Jazeera had received a “disturbing” new video of Margaret Hassan, the British-Irish aid official kidnapped in Iraq…

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041102/w110240.html
Britain sets time limit for mission in Iraq in support of US
CBC News – Canada
… “I'm confident that they will be back in their base (in southern Iraq) within 30 days.”. The decision to accept the US request for…

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Pipeline, oil well in northern Iraq attacked, halting exports from…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline and an oil well in northern Iraq in two attacks Tuesday that shut down oil exports from the north, probably…

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1341727,00.html
Hawking to attend Iraq victims ceremony
Guardian – UK
The scientist Stephen Hawking will join leading opponents of the war in Iraq at a ceremony in London where the names of thousands of victims of the conflict…

www.boston.com/dailynews/307/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
2, 2004, at least 1,122 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.…

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/memorial/20041102-1255-ca-iraqcasualty-bow.html
Lemoore soldier among eight Marines killed in Iraq attack
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
LEMOORE — A 20-year-old Lemoore soldier was among eight Marines killed in Iraq in the deadliest attack against the US military in six months. Lance Cpl.…

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Bloody night of strikes in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… With US Marines poised for an onslaught on the rebellious Sunni Muslim cities of Falluja and Ramadi – part of a drive to pacify Iraq before national elections…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32646
Decapitated remains of Japanese national slain in Iraq leave…
Turkish Press – Turkey
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2 (AFP) – The decapitated remains of Japanese tourist Shosei Koda, killed in Iraq last week by an extremist group, left Kuwait Tuesday for…

www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3606426&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
American, Nepali and Arabs kidnapped in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
A company guard was killed in the attack. The four worked for the Saudi Arabian Trading and Contracting Company, which supplies US forces in Iraq.…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32655
'Distressing' new video of Iraq hostage Margaret Hassan: Irish PM
Turkish Press – Turkey
… on Tuesday that Arabic television channel Al-Jazeera had received a “disturbing” new video of Margaret Hassan, the British-Irish aid official kidnapped in Iraq…

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041102/w110240.html
Britain sets time limit for mission in Iraq in support of US
CBC News – Canada
… “I'm confident that they will be back in their base (in southern Iraq) within 30 days.”. The decision to accept the US request for…

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Pipeline, oil well in northern Iraq attacked, halting exports from…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline and an oil well in northern Iraq in two attacks Tuesday that shut down oil exports from the north, probably…

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1341727,00.html
Hawking to attend Iraq victims ceremony
Guardian – UK
The scientist Stephen Hawking will join leading opponents of the war in Iraq at a ceremony in London where the names of thousands of victims of the conflict…

www.boston.com/dailynews/307/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
2, 2004, at least 1,122 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.…

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/memorial/20041102-1255-ca-iraqcasualty-bow.html
Lemoore soldier among eight Marines killed in Iraq attack
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
LEMOORE — A 20-year-old Lemoore soldier was among eight Marines killed in Iraq in the deadliest attack against the US military in six months. Lance Cpl.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/02/content_2169806.htm
Gunmen kidnap 6 in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhuanet) — Gunmen have seized six people in Iraq after a gun battle in which one guard and one of the assailants were killed.…

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Family 'Devastated' by Woman Soldier's Iraq Death
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The brother of the first British female soldier to die in Iraq since the war began said today her family were trying to come to terms with her death.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/02/content_2169684.htm
Japanese PM against SDF pullout despite worse security in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
2 (Xinhuanet) — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi admitted Tuesday that the security of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) troops in Iraq has become…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/10074665.htm
Bin Laden: War in Iraq hurting US
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
In a US government translation of Osama bin Laden's videotape, he bragged that the Iraq war was helping al Qaeda and harming US interests. BY JOHN MINTZ.…

www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1233188.htm
Iraq the big issue in US campaign
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: Iraq has been the dominant issue in the US election campaign, with both sides using it to highlight the key flaws they see in their opponent.…

www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/33256.htm
IRAQ THUGS GRAB YANK, FIVE OTHERS
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… Twelve Americans have been kidnapped or are missing in Iraq. … He is believed to be the 24th journalist killed in Iraq this year.

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American, five others kidnapped in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen stormed the compound of a Saudi company in a fashionable Baghdad neighborhood yesterday, seizing an American, a Nepalese and four…

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Car bomb kills five at Iraq ministry
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: At least five people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside Iraq's education ministry in Baghdad today, hospital sources said.…

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Six kidnapped in Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
A US citizen and five other staff of a Saudi trading firm were kidnapped in Baghdad on Monday, while a deputy governor was shot dead, plunging Iraq deeper into

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5410
Gunmen hold an American and a Nepali in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Arabian Trading and Contracting Company (Satco), a Riyadh-based company owned by Saudi and Lebanese businessmen that supplies US forces in Iraq, according to

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US extends soldiers' Iraq duties
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Nick Childs. Pentagon officials have confirmed they have ordered several thousand US troops to extend their tours of duty in Iraq for two months.

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First female British soldier dies in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The Ministry of Defence has named the first British female soldier to die during military operations in Iraq. The body of Staff

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6684015
Japan to Tighten Security at Military Camp in Iraq
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is to tighten security at its military camp in Iraq after a rocket shell landed inside the facility, the latest sign of a worsening

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Kerry Gained on Bush After Bin Laden, Iraq-Weapons Surprises
Bloomberg – United States
Kerry overtook Bush, 49 percent to 47 percent, when Gallup asked who would better handle the situation in Iraq; Bush led Kerry 53 percent to 44 percent last

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More people taken hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
2 (Xinhuanet) — An American, along with two Arab nationals and an Asian, were taken hostage on Monday by gunmen in Baghdad, as violence continued in Iraq.

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Japan's Base in Southern Iraq Attacked, No One Hurt (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
2 (Bloomberg) — A rocket-propelled grenade attack damaged Japan's military base in Iraq, for the first time since troops arrived there in January, Japan's

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/02/content_2167977.htm
US increases troops in Iraq ahead of poll
Xinhua – Beijing,China
2 (Xinhuanet) — The United States is increasing its troops in Iraq to provide security for January elections which are facing possible disruption by insurgents

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State to add troops in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The Minnesota Air National Guard expects to send a portion of the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing to Iraq early next year, adding to a substantial buildup in

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/02/content_2168189.htm
Shell hits facility inside Japan GSDF camp in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
A dud rocket landed inside the camp October 22, the first time a shell had reached inside the camp since Japan deployed ground troops in Iraq in January.

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First female British soldier dies in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – A military policewoman has become the first British female soldier to die in Iraq since last year's US-led invasion but her death was

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10074414.htm
Street renamed for Michigan soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
MIO, Mich. – A 19-year-old soldier who was killed in fighting in Iraq has had a street where he grew up renamed in his honor. The mother of Pfc.

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Redcap is first British woman soldier to die in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE first British female soldier to die in Iraq since the campaign to remove Saddam Hussein began last year was named last night by the Ministry of Defence.

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/02/international/middleeast/02voices.html
In Iraq, Pondering Vote in US (Looks Close There, Too)
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 1 – When it comes to the effect of the American elections on the lives of ordinary people, Iraq might as well be just another swing state.

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First female British soldier dies in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
died of a gunshot wound was found at a British military base in Basra, making her Britain's first female military fatality since the start of the Iraq war, the

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=95547&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27227
Iraq conflict 'has slowed reconstruction projects'
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
And reconstruction aid promised by international lenders and other countries has only trickled into Iraq, the paper said, based on the report by the US

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American Among 5 New Hostages in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
The kidnappings, the latest in a series of increasingly bold and well-orchestrated abductions in Iraq, came as American forces hammered suspected militant

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=ac3ui.lZLibk&refer=europe
Kerry Would Win Europe's Iraq Support, Officials, Scholars Say
Bloomberg – United States
US presidential election, may succeed where President George W. Bush failed in persuading allies to send troops to restore stability in Iraq, say politicians

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/01/news/voices.html
Zarqawi's role in Iraq said to be overstated
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
AMMAN, Jordan American officials have inflated the role of the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the violence in Iraq in their eagerness to blame foreign

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10072480.htm
California Marine among four killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
HONOLULU – A Californian and three other Hawaii-based Marines have died from enemy action in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday. The

  
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