Iraq News and Information Links July 9 2004
US marine who vanished in Iraq arrives in Germany for debriefing…
Canada.com – Canada
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) – A US marine who vanished in a reported
kidnapping in Iraq and resurfaced in Beirut more than two weeks later
arrived at a US…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=43c29e6b-aa6c-4fb3-917d-6759598d5ee0

CIA blasted for false Iraq WMD claims
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… The Central Intelligence Agency and others not only overstated the
threat but ignored contrary evidence before the US-led invasion of Iraq
last year, a Senate…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/14EDA413-F8F1-4B92-A5A6-BD4805E88E51.htm

MILITANTS find fertile ground in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By TAREK EL-TABLAWY. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Mohammed Jaber thought “kidnappers”
when he saw masked men brandishing weapons on television.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Mad%20Times

CLINTON weighs in on bin Laden, war in Iraq
CNN – USA
… AMANPOUR: In one of your farewell interviews as president, you told
an interviewer that one of your most difficult and challenging issues
as president was Iraq…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/09/clinton/

'BUCK Must Stop with Blair' for Iraq Intelligence
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… News. The buck must stop with Prime Minister Tony Blair for intelligence
failings on Iraq, a former top Œspook‚ said today. Dame…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3184729

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1152&slug=Intelligence%20Claims
SENATE report strikes heart of Iraq war
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… hundreds of American soldiers have died and billions of US dollars have been spent, a Senate panel is saying the justification for the war in Iraq was wrong.…

tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/435310?format=html
BULGARIA stands firm on Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
Bulgaria has pledged unwavering support for US policy in Iraq despite the kidnapping of two Bulgarian civilian truck drivers and said it was making desperate…

www.boston.com/dailynews/191/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_Iraq_s_new_hum:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's new human rights minister may be…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's new human rights minister may be the most potent symbol of postwar Iraq: a member of a long-oppressed minority who has a unique…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?
category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Mad%20Times%20Glance

A look at extremist groups in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The following is a sampling of militant and Islamic extremist groups in Iraq. … ANSAR AL-ISLAM: Formed in the Kurdish parts of Iraq.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/10/content_1588283.htm
DEFECTORS' reports on Iraq arms embellished: report
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, July 9 (Xinhuanet) — Iraqi defectors exaggerated their accounts of Iraq's weapons programs after they had met with senior officials of the Iraqi…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9119122.htm
STRESS from family problems can overwhelm soldiers in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – (KRT) – Classic combat stress probably affects fewer Marines and Seabees than the stress of trying to handle family problems from halfway…

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/07/09/international1356EDT0595.DTL
US Marine who vanished in Iraq arrives in Germany for debriefing…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
A US Marine who vanished in a reported kidnapping in Iraq and resurfaced in Beirut more than two weeks later arrived Friday at a US Air Force base in Germany…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/94886/1/.html
US intelligence mischaracterized Iraq's weapons before war: Senate…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The US intelligence community mischaracterized Iraq's weapons of mass destruction before the war through “a series of failures,” and its key…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5632497
CAPTORS Threaten Bulgarians, Filipino in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants in Iraq held a Filipino and two Bulgarians under death threat Friday to press demands for Manila's troops to go home and for US…

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=ACCAA8EA-6024-4925-A81332E2FAD38F95
FORMER Pakistani Hostage Returns Home from Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A Pakistani man, taken hostage in Iraq and later freed, is now back home. He tells VOA that he witnessed his captors killing other…

US Intelligence Overstated Iraq Threat, Report Says (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
July 9 (Bloomberg) — US intelligence officials overstated the threat posed
by Iraq, leading Congress to support President George W. Bush's decision
to wage…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=arjaseLByo7c&refer=us

BULGARIANS and Filipino held in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants in Iraq are holding a Filipino and two Bulgarians
under death threat to press demands for Manila's troops to go home and
for US…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=544652&section=news

www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=PROVINCIAL&oid=54838
GROUPS insist: Pull out troops from Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Militant and party-list groups on Friday appealed to President Arroyo to immediately order the pullout of the Philippine contingent in Iraq in order to save…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/9110348.htm
CIA fell victim to closed mind on issues of Iraq weapons, Senate…
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – The key US assertions leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq – that Saddam Hussein had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make…

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/c95c537f-8b4b-47fe-ada6-95373d82d76d.html
BULGARIA, Philippines To Stay The Course In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
9 July 2004 — Bulgaria and the Philippines say they will not change their policies after insurgents kidnapped their citizens in Iraq.…

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,125195,00.html
NIGER and Iraq Negotiated?
FOX News – USA
… the claim was both reasonable and consistent with British intelligence, which indicates that the African country of Niger (search) negotiated with Iraq to sell…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=544609&section=news
REPORT finds US overplayed Iraq threat
Reuters – London,England,UK
… ignored doubts over Iraqi mobile bioweapons labs — one of the key elements cited by the Bush administration in making its case for the war against Iraq.…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9116657.htm
FLORIDA soldiers killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Thirty-eight Florida service members, including active military, reserves and National Guard, have died since the start of hostilities in Iraq.…

FAMILY of Filipino hostage in Iraq appeals for his safe return
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Twink Macaraig. MANILA : The family of Angelo de la Cruz, the Filipino
hostage in Iraq, is appealing for his safe return. While President…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view/94807/1/.html

SPY chiefs 'face criticism over Iraq'
ITV.com – UK
Spy chiefs are reported to be named and blamed by the inquiry into the
handling of British intelligence about Iraq, due out next week.…
www.itv.com/news/1739798.html

US Marine Reportedly Captured in Iraq to Leave Beirut
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
An American Marine who reportedly was captured in Iraq and threatened with
death by his captors has turned up in Lebanon, his birthplace, and is
returning from…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=24CB0BEB-99A2-43DA-BFFCD59A1DC06F1B

SENATE panel to release report damning CIA intelligence on Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : A Senate panel is to issue a report blaming the CIA for much
of the faulty pre-war intelligence on Iraq, but sparing the White House
any criticism…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/94793/1/.html

BULGARIA Vows To Maintain Iraq Policies
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
9 July 2004 — Bulgaria's foreign minister says its policies will not change
because purported militants in Iraq are threatening to kill two Bulgarian
hostages…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/f060f833-abdd-4635-b1b2-208df2e1697b.html

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=539506
MARINE who went missing in Iraq found safe in Beirut
Belfast Telegraph (subscription) – Belfast,Nothern Ireland,UK
The US Marine who went missing in Iraq and has been at the centre of a deepening mystery was said to be alive and well and at the US embassy in Beirut yesterday…

www.iht.com/articles/528657.htm
MORTAR attack in Iraq kills 5 American soldiers
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… of a Philippine driver working with coalition forces prompted President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to order her citizens to stop traveling to Iraq in search of…

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10089453%255E1702,00.html
US report to damn CIA on Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A US Senate panel is to issue a report later today blaming the CIA for much of the faulty pre-war intelligence on Iraq, but sparing the White House any…

www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=123&art_id=qw1089362161365B262
650TH US soldier killed in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Another United States soldier was killed – the 650th since the Iraq invasion – and a fresh hostage drama reportedly unfolded, just two days after…

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woiraq
093885495jul09,0,6687120.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

UNDER FIRE IN IRAQ
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A barrage of mortar shells destroyed a building occupied by US troops and Iraqi National Guardsmen yesterday in the town of Samarra, killing…

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/09/1089000352158.html
IRAQ kidnappers threaten more deaths
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Militants in Iraq held a Filipino and two Bulgarians under threat of death to press demands for Manila's troops to go home and for prisoners to be freed.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/191/world/Bulgaria_Philippines_unbowed_a:.shtml
BULGARIA, Philippines unbowed after nationals kidnapped in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Bulgaria and the Philippines insisted Friday they would not be cowed by terrorists after insurgents captured and threatened to kill their…

www.sltrib.com/2004/Jul/07092004/nation_w/182158.asp
CITIZEN soldiers to play larger role in Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
WASHINGTON — The Army National Guard, which has suffered increasing casualties in Iraq in recent months, will assume a notably more prominent role in the next…

FILIPINO Held Hostage In Iraq
CBS News – USA
… broadcast a videotape of armed men holding a Filipino hostage and threatening
to kill him unless the Philippines withdraws its small force from Iraq
within 72…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/08/iraq/main628124.shtml

REPORT Castigates CIA On Pre-War Intelligence Failure In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Washington, July 9 (NNN): American senators on Friday were all set to issue
a highly-critical 400-page report on pre-war intelligence about Iraq,
said to be…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=070804111404

MAKE or break for the United Nations in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
After the handover of sovereignty in Iraq, the interim government of Iyad
Allawi, the prime minister, is coming to terms with a daunting reality:
it simply…
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FAMILY appeals for Iraq captive's release
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The family of a Filipino truck driver taken hostage in Iraq has appealed
to the government to bring him home. “We appeal to the…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A0F67209-CE3D-406C-90A1-36534D1CF9E1.htm

COALITION records its 1,000th death in Iraq
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A US soldier has died of wounds he suffered in fighting
in Baghdad late Thursday, a US military spokesman said.…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/09/iraq.main/

CIA Braced for Damning Report on Iraq Intelligence Failures
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The CIA is today expected to face heavy criticism by the US Senate for
its flawed analysis of the alleged threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of
mass destruction…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3181389

IRAQ renounces nuclear bomb ambitions
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, July 9 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
Thursday renounced Iraq's ambitions to obtain nuclear weapons as the country
witnessed…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/09/content_1586748.htm

BULGARIANS kidnapped in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
… It was also believed to be behind a series of attacks on police and
security forces in Iraq that killed 100 people in the days leading up
to the coalition…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1555161,00.html

ARMITAGE verballed Labor on Iraq: Conroy
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Trade spokesman Stephen Conroy said the Howard government was encouraging
the verballing of Labor over its stance on Iraq because it was afraid
to debate…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/09/1089000338785.html

VIOLENCE, chaos in Iraq continue
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
A death threat hung over a Filipino hostage in Iraq yesterday, and the
fate of a kidnapped Lebanese-born US Marine remained uncertain.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/07/09/2003178230

PHILIPPINES Bars Workers From Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (AP)—The Philippines on Thursday barred its contract
workers—the backbone of the US military's support staff in Iraq—from
coming here…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9820.AP-Iraq-Hostages.html

FRESH hostage drama unfolds in Iraq
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… Also yesterday, the Philippines barred its contract workers from traveling
to Iraq after militants released a videotape threatening to kill a Filipino
hostage…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/07/09/1089341960.htm

PENTAGON planning troop reduction in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
With an interim Iraqi government now in place, the Pentagon is beginning
long-range planning on how to reduce the number of US troops in Iraq,
senior military…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/07/09/2003178271

www.nytimes.com/2004/07/09/international/middleeast/09
UPDA.html?ex=1089950400&en=509f7b1e67a1e878&ei=5062

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
MARINE RESURFACES A Lebanese-American marine who was reportedly kidnapped and threatened with beheading in Iraq turned up at the United States Embassy in Beirut…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5625824
FILIPINO'S Family Appeals for His Release in Iraq
Reuters – USA
MANILA (Reuters) – The family of a Filipino truck driver abducted in Iraq appealed to the government on Friday to bring him home as Philippine diplomats tried…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/09/content_1586312.htm
US senator slams white house linking Iraq, al-Qaeda
Xinhua – China
… For example, on the deck of an aircraft carrier in May last year, Bush said: “The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror.…

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UK'S Iraq intelligence work 'was rushed'
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… destruction will paint a picture of the country's intelligence services rushing to justify a political decision by Tony Blair's government to go to war in Iraq…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/09/content_1586530.htm
MORE foreigners kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… CRIENGLISH.com reported Friday. The video is said to be from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group; the US says he is al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/07/09/international/middleeast/09iraq.html
5 GI's Killed in Attack; Philippines Bars Iraq Trips
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 8 – Mortar rounds slammed into an Iraqi National Guard base on Thursday in the restive, Sunni-dominated city of Samarra, killing five…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5625404
BLIX Made Last-Minute Plea to Blair on Iraq -Paper
Reuters – USA
… Hans Blix pleaded with British Prime Minister Tony Blair for more time to find weapons of mass destruction before the US-led invasion of Iraq, the Financial…

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ARROYO Exploring All Options to Free Filipino Hostage in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
… Arroyo supported the US-led war on Iraq last year. … After the beheading, Roh said he would proceed with plans to send 3,000 more troops to Iraq.…

US Marine Missing in Iraq Mysteriously Appears in Lebanon
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
An American Marine missing from duty in Iraq since last month and who had
earlier been reported executed has mysteriously surfaced at the US embassy
in Lebanon…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=8B6229DC-5786-476B-A5383B90C327A2BE

CIA Report to Focus on Iraq Intel Failures
FOX News – USA
… on Friday will release a much-anticipated report that is expected to
be chock full of scathing criticism of the CIA and its intelligence surrounding
Iraq.…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,125123,00.html

5 US soldiers among 11 killed in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… President Gloria Arroyo responded on Thursday by banning all Filipinos
from travelling to Iraq, where more than 3,000 Philippine nationals are
currently…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-7-2004_pg1_6

IRAQ will not restart N-programme: Allawi
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq will not restart the nuclear weapons programme initiated
by deposed President Saddam Hussein, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
said on Thursday…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-7-2004_pg4_4

CONCRETE Measures Needed to Stabilize Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
LONDON, 9 July 2004 ˜ Judging by diplomatic statements the whole world
is now eager to help Iraq. “We will do all that we can…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=48048&d=9&m=7&y=2004

GUARD to Play Bigger Role in Iraq Rotation
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP)—Citizen soldiers of the Army National Guard, which has
suffered increasing casualties in Iraq in recent months, will assume a
notably more…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9356.AP-Iraq-US-Militar.html

MILITANTS Vow to Kill Bulgarian Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants in Iraq threatened on Thursday to kill two
Bulgarian hostages within 24 hours unless US-led forces freed prisoners,
stepping up…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5624681

KERRY would keep US troops in Iraq far longer than Bush
Guardian – UK
Would John Kerry, far from quickly bringing US troops home, keep them in
Iraq even longer than George Bush? My answer, regrettably…
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1257429,00.html

www.boston.com/dailynews/190/world/Philippines_bars_contract_work:.shtml
PHILIPPINES bars contract workers from going to Iraq after…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (AP) The Philippines on Thursday barred its contract workers the backbone of the US military's support staff in Iraq from coming here after…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1153&slug=Senate%20Intelligence%20Report
SENATE panel to release Iraq report
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — A Senate report on intelligence failures leading up to the invasion of Iraq, to be released Friday, will conclude that analysts were not…

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BASIS for Iraq war flawed, says Blix
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Hans Blix has told the Butler inquiry the intelligence used by Britain and the US to underpin their justification for war on Iraq was inaccurate and overstated…

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MI6 blamed for UK's rush to war in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… on weapons of mass destruction will paint a picture of Britain's intelligence services rushing to try to justify a political decision to go to war in Iraq.…

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MICHAEL Eric Dyson: American Views on Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Commentator Michael Eric Dyson chimes in on why he feels recent polls are showing America's growing displeasure with the war in Iraq.…

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?obectID=08578CFA-A6CC-4B3A-8C49D92875E34539
US Marine Missing from Iraq Surfaces in Beirut
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A US Marine reported missing from Iraq more than two weeks ago has surfaced in Lebanon and is undergoing questioning at the American embassy in Beirut. ..

abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040708_2508.html
IRAQ Mortar Attack Kills 5 US Soldiers
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq July 8, 2004 — Iraqi insurgents detonated a car bomb and then hammered a military headquarters in the city of Samarra with a mortar barrage…

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=AE8BDBAE-8C46-4DF4-A4BFDA4CBA3A2BE2
US Senate to Release Report on Pre-Iraq War Intelligence
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US Senate is expected to release a report Friday blaming the Central Intelligence Agency for faulty intelligence used to justify the US-led war in Iraq.…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Insurgency
IRAQ insurgency far larger than thought
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Iraq insurgency is far larger than the 5,000 guerrillas previously thought to be at its core, US military officials say, and it's being…

www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3577366&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
BAND of brothers head to Iraq together
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
When Jeff Scherzberg learned his three younger brothers' Army reserve unit was being sent back to Iraq, the 27-year-old former reservist re-enlisted, saying he…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9108764.htm
SOLDIER returns from Iraq to find big changes, smaller wife
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Partain arrived back from Iraq about three months ago to find his wife, Deb, much lighter than she had been in September, when he had been home for two weeks…

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=539444
MARINE who went missing in Iraq 'safe' at Beirut embassy
Independent – London,England,UK
The Lebanese-born US Marine who went missing in Iraq and has been at the centre of a mystery surrounding his disappearance was yesterday said to be alive and…

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/07/09/251.html
AFTER Iraq Abduction, Filipinos Kept Home
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered her government Thursday to stop sending Filipino contract workers to Iraq after one was…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5624363
IRAQ Militants Threaten to Kill Bulgarian Hostages
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Militants in Iraq threatened in a video tape broadcast on Thursday to kill two Bulgarian hostages within 24 hours unless US-led forces freed…

www.boston.com/dailynews/190/wash/National_Guard_will_play_more_:.shtml
NATIONAL Guard will play more prominent role in next Iraq rotation
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Citizen soldiers of the Army National Guard, which has suffered increasing casualties in Iraq in recent months, will assume a notably more…

  
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