Iraq News and Information Links
December 12 2004
 

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-12-2004_pg4_17
Sri Lankan hostage held in Iraq returns home
Daily Times – Pakistan
Rajaratnam and a fellow driver from Bangladesh were kidnapped in Iraq by the same militant group that claims to be holding two French journalists.

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/international/middleeast/12cnd-iraq.html
Militants Continue Attacks in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By ROBERT F. WORTH. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 12 – Militants killed an American soldier and ambushed an Iraqi National Guard patrol in

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/12/opinion/edfriedman.html
Thomas Friedman: Iraq, ballots and pistachios
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
If each NATO country contributed just 100 soldiers, roughly speaking we could have five NATO soldiers guarding every polling station in Iraq for the January

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10401747.htm
Iraq’s besieged Christians weigh taking up arms, fleeing into
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Leaders of the ever-dwindling Christian population in Iraq say bombings of their churches and attacks against their communities may

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Roadside-bomb-
kills-US-soldier-in-Iraq/2004/12/13/1102786975679.html

Roadside bomb kills US soldier in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
say. In northern Iraq, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan militiamen said they had detained an Australian man of Lebanese origin. Ahmed

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10401625.htm
Insurgency roils Iraq a year after US captured Saddam Hussein
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – When Saddam Hussein was caught a year ago Monday, looking old and worn with a scraggly beard, there were many in US military and

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041212-1254-soldiers-scrounging.html
Six Army reservists court-martialed for scrounging equipment in
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio — At a time when some US troops in Iraq are complaining they have to scrounge for equipment, six Ohio-based reservists were court-martialed

www.boston.com/dailynews/347/world/Large_area_of_Iraq_loses_power:.shtml
Large area of Iraq loses power after fire at power plant
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A large swath of Iraq lost electricity Sunday after a fire erupted in a major power plant north of Baghdad. Prime

www.wjla.com/news/stories/1204/193829.html
Some Detainees in Iraq Refusing Meals
WJLA – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Some of Iraq’s high-profile detainees have gone on hunger strike in protest of their detention, a lawyer said Sunday.

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Roadside-bomb-kills-US-soldier-in-Iraq/2004/12/13/1102786975679.html
Roadside bomb kills US soldier in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
say. In northern Iraq, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan militiamen said they had detained an Australian man of Lebanese origin. Ahmed

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041212-1254-soldiers-scrounging.html
Six Army reservists court-martialed for scrounging equipment in
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio — At a time when some US troops in Iraq are complaining they have to scrounge for equipment, six Ohio-based reservists were court-martialed

www.boston.com/dailynews/347/world/Large_area_of_Iraq_loses_power:.shtml
Large area of Iraq loses power after fire at power plant
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A large swath of Iraq lost electricity Sunday after a fire erupted in a major power plant north of Baghdad. Prime

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-121204iraq_wr,0,3954219.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Two US Troops Killed in Iraq Violence
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A US Marine was killed in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province today and another soldier died in a roadside bombing, while suicide car bombers hit

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7064526
US Soldier, Marine Killed in Iraq Attacks
Reuters – NY,USA
bomb attack. The deaths of the servicemen raised to at least 1,010 the number of Americans killed in action in Iraq. A statement

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1263435.htm
Hoon rules out further troop commitment before Iraq elections
ABC Online – Australia
Britain has no plans to send more troops to Iraq before next month’s elections there, the defence minister says, speaking after the United States announced

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1263432.htm
Abbas apologises to Kuwait over Iraq support
ABC Online – Australia
The chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, Mahmoud Abbas, has apologised to Kuwait for his organisation’s support for Iraq during its invasion of

www.wxii12.com/news/3991007/detail.html
Roadside Bomb Kills One American, Wounds 3 In Iraq
WXii 12.com – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The military reported another American death in Iraq on Sunday. Officials said a US soldier died of wounds he sustained

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=637269
No more troops planned for Iraq election
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has no plans to send more troops to Iraq before next month’s elections there, the defence minister has said, speaking after the

sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13627780
Sri Lankan hostage held in Iraq returns home
Sify – Delhi,India
Rajaratnam and a fellow driver from Bangladesh were kidnapped in Iraq by the same militant group that claims to be holding two French journalists.

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0412120326dec12,1,3498623.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
Probe: Army downed Navy jet in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — A Navy fighter jet accidentally shot down during the US-led invasion of Iraq had been misidentified by two Army Patriot missile batteries as

www.boston.com/dailynews/347/world/Australian_man_detained_by_Kur:.shtml
Australian man detained by Kurdish forces in northern Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An Australian man of Lebanese origin has been detained in northern Iraq by Kurdish militiamen and Australian officials are investigating

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/10400736.htm
Marine Wounded in Iraq Sacrifices Finger
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
David Battle learned he’d either have to sacrifice his ring finger or the wedding band he wore, he told doctors at a field hospital in Iraq to cut off the

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1263380.htm
US military clarifies Iraq death
ABC Online – Australia
A US marine was killed in action in Iraq’s Al Anbar province, which includes the rebel hotspots of Fallujah and Ramadi, the military says.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/10397235.htm
Fighters escalate violence in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Insurgents in cities across Iraq kept up an offensive, killing civilians, police officers and clerics in a wave of attacks. BY ANTHONY SHADID.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-adna-hill12dec12,1,813180.story?coll=la-iraq-complete
Iraq Duty Tests Psychiatrist’s Psyche
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
TEMPLE, Texas — After spending three months in Iraq, it’s not memories of the 120-degree heat or sounds of distant explosions that haunt psychiatrist Paul

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002116907_leach12m.html
Soldier an “honorable man”: Victim of crash in Iraq from Federal
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Pilot Patrick Leach, a native of Federal Way, was one of two Task Force Olympia soldiers killed when two US helicopters collided in northern Iraq Thursday night

iafrica.com/news/worldnews/398594.htm
Communists join Iraq electoral roll
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Iraq’s leading Sunni Muslim political organisation, the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP), unveiled its electoral list on Saturday along with several other parties

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7063320
A Year On, Iraq’s Rebels Unfazed by Saddam Capture
Reuters – NY,USA
“In the history of Iraq, a dark and painful era is over,” Bush declared in a television address the day after the capture on Dec. 13.

www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/12/12/iraq_military_clerics_targeted_in_violence
Iraq military, clerics targeted in violence
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Anthony Shadid, Washington Post | December 12, 2004. BAGHDAD — A series of car bombings, ambushes, and assassinations across

news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=58416
Iraq mercy killing lands soldier behind bars
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US soldier was sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said yesterday, while

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5131259.html
Brits take on tougher role in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
CAMP DOGWOOD, IRAQ — The much-hyped conceit about Britain’s soft military touch in Iraq had a hard landing on a road south of Baghdad one November morning

www.boston.com/dailynews/346/world/Australian_commander_tells_new:.shtml
Australian commander tells newspaper that coalition soldiers in
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Contract killers are being offered as little as $50 to target coalition soldiers in Iraq, the commander of Australian forces said in a

www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/121104ccjrktvbtroops.31668117.html
Idaho’s 116th soldiers will get to Iraq by plane, convoy
KTVB – Boise,ID,USA
Soldiers with the Idaho National Guard 116th Brigade Combat Team are in Kuwait, preparing to head to Iraq. Lt. Col. Gordon Petrie

www.theage.com.au/news/World/Iraq-violence-kills-11/
2004/12/12/1102786934032.html

Iraq violence kills 11
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Military commanders claim their assault on the Sunni Muslim city crippled Iraq’s insurgency, but eight coalition soldiers were wounded yesterday when their

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=322365
Japan PM’s Support Slides on Iraq Concerns -Paper
ABC News – USA
Koizumi and his cabinet slid sharply to 37 percent in a poll taken after his decision to extend the mandate of Japanese troops serving in Iraq, a national

scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1421242004
Requiem mass for Iraq worker
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
FAMILY and friends gathered at Westminster Cathedral yesterday to remember Margaret Hassan, the respected aid worker abducted in Iraq last month and believed

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=9002832
Three senior police officers killed in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Three high-ranking Iraqi police officers were among those killed in attacks on Saturday. Gunmen assassinated a police brigadier

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58252-2004Dec11.html
Dangers on the Ground in Iraq Lead to Increased Use of Airlifts
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
11 — In an effort to reduce the amount of military cargo hauled in vulnerable ground convoys across Iraq, the US Air Force has begun airlifting much larger

www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/121104ccjrktvbtroops.31668117.html
Idaho’s 116th soldiers will get to Iraq by plane, convoy
KTVB – Boise,ID,USA
Soldiers with the Idaho National Guard 116th Brigade Combat Team are in Kuwait, preparing to head to Iraq. Lt. Col. Gordon Petrie

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=320870
US Soldier Sentenced in Iraq Killing
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Dec 11, 2004 — A US soldier was sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said Saturday.

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5131534.htmlShiite ticket hints at Iraq’s political future
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s future political landscape began to take shape Friday, as a coalition led by powerful Shiite Muslim groups revealed a few of its candidates

breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=127087766&p=yz7x8847z
Insurgents keep up deadly attacks in northern Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Insurgents renewed attacks on United States troops and Iraq’s security forces today, killing five police officers, including a general, and wounding 14

www.boston.com/dailynews/346/world/U_S_commanders_in_Iraq_welcome:.shtml
US commanders in Iraq welcome Pentagon effort to speed up
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US military commanders in Iraq, where bombings pose the deadliest threat to their soldiers, have welcomed news the Pentagon wants to speed

www.boston.com/dailynews/346/world/U_S_commanders_in_Iraq_welcome:.shtml
US commanders in Iraq welcome Pentagon effort to speed up
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US military commanders in Iraq, where bombings pose the deadliest threat to their soldiers, have welcomed news the Pentagon wants to speed

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10395871.htm
Army officer killed in Iraq is remembered by family
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – An Army officer killed in Iraq was known for his attention to detail, his devotion to his children It was his second tour of duty in Iraq.

  
Main Index >> Iraq NewsLinks >> Iraq Index >> Middle East Index >> Palestine/Israel Index