Iraq News and Information Links
November 15 2004
 
www.boston.com/dailynews/320/world/U_S_troops_battle_insurgents_a:.shtml
US troops battle insurgents across central Iraq; Fallujah holdouts
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
50. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US soldiers battled insurgents northeast of Baghdad on Monday in clashes that killed more than 50 people.

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041115-1125-iraq.html
Fighting sweeps Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland as US offensive in
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — US and Iraqi forces fought deadly battles with insurgents across central and northern Iraq on Monday — the latest in a wave of clashes that

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Powell's Tenure Marked by Frustrations Over Iraq War (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Colin Powell may be remembered as the US secretary of state who ended up a victim of his biggest success: his role in making the public case for the war in Iraq …

www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3610729&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
Zarqawi tape calls on Iraq rebels to mobilise against US
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
DUBAI – An audio tape purportedly from al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Monday urged insurgents in Iraq to mobilise against US-led forces and target

www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm1376_20041115.htm
Mt. Pleasant soldier killed in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Justin Ellsworth, a 20-year-old Marine lance corporal from Mt. Pleasant, was among four soldiers killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq.

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Oil%20Attacks
Saboteurs attack oil pipeline in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq — Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline Monday, shutting down Iraqi oil exports from the north, and set fire to a storage and pumping station in

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Battles Move Beyond Fallujah as Iraq Declares Victory
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Fierce battles between insurgents and US and Iraqi forces killed at least 16 people today the latest in a wave of clashes that has swept Iraq's Sunni Muslim

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/15/opinion/fenton/main655762.shtml
France's 'Little Iraq'
CBS News – USA
the country is the former French colony of the Ivory Coast and this is what some observers are now calling French President Jacque Chirac's “little Iraq …

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1110&slug=Oil%20for%20Food%20Investigation

Study examines Iraq Oil-For-Food Program
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
letter obtained by investigators, Russian ultra-nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky – who campaigned for the lifting of sanctions on Iraq – invites an

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Hungary rejects Iraq troop extension
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian parliament on Monday rejected a government proposal to extend the stay of 300 non-combat troops in Iraq by three months

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6816418
Falluja Rebels Battle On; Clashes Across Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes bombarded hard core rebel areas of Falluja on Monday and troops hunted insurgents house-to-house, while heavy clashes

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ABC News Fighting Kills at Least 16 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
An injured Iraqi woman cries out at the scene of an insurgent mortar strike in the Dora section of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11394777%255E663,00.html
Enemy target moves in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AS Iraqi leaders trumpeted a swift victory in Fallujah, insurgents pressed claims on the northern city of Mosul, which is fast becoming Iraq's latest front.

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/15/news/falluja.html
News Analysis: What next in the battle for Iraq?
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
In the coming weeks, the two allies must still combat a resilient and dangerous insurgency operating in most of Iraq, accelerate a huge economic reconstruction

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2004/
November/focusoniraq_November144.xml&section=focusoniraq

Two Allawi relatives released by kidnappers in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
CAIRO – Two female relatives of Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi have been released by their kidnappers after being held hostage for just under a

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5085986.html
Latest battles leave at least 9 dead in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Fierce battles between insurgents and US and Iraqi forces killed at least nine people Monday in Baqouba – the latest in a wave of clashes that

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US Air Strikes on Iraq's Baquba, 20 Rebels Dead
Wired News – USA
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces launched air strikes and fought gunbattles after insurgents overran police stations and other areas in the Iraqi city of

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nov15,0,6903342.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

Connecticut Marine killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
(AP) _ A Marine from Monroe was killed Saturday in fighting in Iraq, the Defense Department announced Sunday. One civilian from the state also died in Iraq.

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.wiraq1115/BNStory/International/

Fighting sweeps Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
Baghdad — Explosions and gunfire broke out Monday in Baqouba — the latest in a wave of clashes that has swept Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland even as US and

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Falluja Rebels Fight On; Clashes Across Iraq
ABC News – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes, artillery and mortars attacked areas of Falluja on Monday as diehard insurgents held out to the last in the week-long

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=621257&section=news
US troops fight rebels on streets of Iraq's Mosul
Reuters – London,England,UK
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – US troops are fighting insurgents on the streets of Iraq's third largest city, where violence has surged during a week-long offensive

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More violence erupts in Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
The unrest — the latest in a wave of violence that has swept Iraq since a US-Iraqi military assault was launched on the city of Fallujah a week ago — began

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1244178.htm
New attacks may delay Iraq elections
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: Fighting is winding down in the Iraqi city of Fallujah after the town was returned, by overwhelming force, to the sovereignty of the new Iraq.

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-fside15.html
Some fear assault will further alienate Iraq's Sunni minority
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Raids on mosques and the arrests of several hard-line Sunni clerics have raised fears the US-led assault on the Sunni insurgent stronghold of

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1105539,00050004.htm
Iraq PM's two female relatives released: Al-Jazeera
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Two female relatives of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, kidnapped last week in Baghdad, have been released while the third, his cousin, is still being held

www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041115/ZNYT03/411150399
Rebels Routed in Falluja; Fighting Spreads Elsewhere in Iraq
The Ledger – Lakeland,FL,USA
By DEXTER FILKINS and JAMES GLANZ. FALLUJA, Iraq, Nov. Gen. Richard Natonski, a senior Marine commander in Iraq. “We're clearing out pockets of resistance.

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Fighting sweeps Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland as US offensive in
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
Explosions and gunfire broke out today in Baqouba – the latest in a wave of clashes that has swept Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland even as US and Iraqi forces

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More violence erupts in Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
A fresh wave of lawlessness has swept Iraq since US and Iraqi forces launched a joint offensive against the city of Fallujah, once seen as the epicentre of

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10185738.htm
Camp Pendleton Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
As an adult, he was deployed to Iraq as part of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp

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Fighting sweeps Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland as US offensive in
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Explosions and gunfire broke out Monday in Baqouba the latest in a wave of clashes that has swept Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland even as US

www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/252779p-216449c.html
US needs Iraq timetable
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
Madonna recently told the BBC that she wants American troops out of Iraq right this minute and she's, like, serious. Although there

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=621121&section=news
Romanian troops might pull out of Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania's more than 700 soldiers in Iraq could return home in little more than seven months if the situation allows, Prime Minister

www.detnews.com/2004/nation/0411/15/nation-5201.htm
US military leaders gather to plan Iraq strategy
DetNews.com – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The United States' top military commanders converged here Sunday to craft a strategy for using the momentum from a seemingly successful anti

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2901306
Friendswood Marine dies in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
A 21-year-old Marine from Friendswood died last week while fighting in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Sunday. Lance Cpl.

seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/199594_tl115.html
Fort Lewis major dies in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Maj. Horst Gerhard “Gary” Moore was killed Tuesday during the attack in his living area in Mosul, Iraq, the Defense Department reported on the weekend.

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November/todaysfeatures_November35.xml&section=todaysfeatures

Holy warriors flock to join Zarqawi in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
AMMAN – The family of Sheikh Omar Jummah had no idea he was in Iraq until a midnight caller told them he had died fighting alongside Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab Al

www.news-leader.com/today/1115-Mosulbecom-226246.html
Mosul becomes new front in Iraq
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
leaders Sunday trumpeted a swift victory in Fallujah, insurgents pressed their claim on the northern city of Mosul, which is fast becoming Iraq's newest front.

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nov14,0,6837805.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

Connecticut Marine killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
(AP) _ A Marine from Monroe was killed Saturday in fighting in Iraq, the Defense Department announced Sunday. One civilian from the state also died in Iraq.

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Iraq PM's kidnapped relatives freed
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
and threatened to behead them within 48 hours unless Allawi halted a major offensive on the rebel enclave of Fallujah and released all prisoners held in Iraq.

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Polish Embassy in Iraq Under Fire
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Poland commands an Iraq peacekeeping force of 6,000 troops, including Bulgaria's unit that was recently relocated from Karbala to Diwaniya.

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=620995&section=news
NATO commander says Iraq rift threatens new missions
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – NATO's top military commander says 10 member countries have refused to send soldiers to Iraq, raising “worrisome” doubts over how the

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Trouble spots dot Iraq landscape
MSNBC – USA
Armed men appeared in a sudden tide on a main street in Iraq's third-largest city, a wide avenue where so many American convoys had been ambushed that locals

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France's mini-Iraq
East Valley Tribune – Mesa,AZ,USA
And keeping the peace is important because unrest in West Africa tends to spread. As in Iraq, it seems no good deed goes unpunished.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10182686.htm
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
14, 2004, at least 1,186 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/15/nyregion/15soldier.html
Army Sergeant From New York Is Killed in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
14 (AP) – An Army sergeant from western New York who was a star high school football player was killed in Iraq on Friday during a ground assault in Fallujah

www.startribune.com/stories/462/5085493.html
Minnesota Marine in coma after injury in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
He's now at 13. But the 19-year-old Marine from Inver Grove Heights who recently saved a fellow Marine's life near Fallujah, Iraq, is fighting for his own.

TROUBLE spots dot Iraq landscape
MSNBC – USA
… Armed men appeared in a sudden tide on a main street in Iraq's third-largest
city, a wide avenue where so many American convoys had been ambushed that
locals…
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IRAQ vote could be delayed
Guardian – UK
Iraq's deputy prime minister has indicated for the first time that the
much-heralded elections due in January could be derailed by the country's
violent…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1351481,00.html

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
14, 2004, at least 1,186 members of the US military have died since the
beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press
count.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10182686.htm

IRAQ is not Bush's Vietnam. But it is becoming Blair's
Guardian – UK
Yet compare and contrast current national attitudes to what is happening
in Iraq. A reverse image is apparent. The British people are very unhappy.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1351446,00.html

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local/states/california/northern_california/10182468.htm

Las Vegas Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LAS VEGAS – A 19-year-old Marine from Las Vegas has been killed in Iraq while conducting combat operations, the Defense Department announced Sunday. Lance Cpl.

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Conflicts Continue Around Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: While most of the public's attention is focused on Fallujah and Mosul at the moment, clashes continue to take a toll around Iraq.

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Romania could withdraw troops from Iraq next year
Xinhua – Beijing,China
14 (Xinhuanet) — Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase said Sunday that his country could withdraw its troops from Iraq in June 2005 if general elections in

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11389764%255E401,00.html
Report: Iran has spies, fighters in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAN has spies, weapons and attackers in Iraq, and may have a US$500 ($650) bounty on the head of each US soldier there, according to a report based on

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1351446,00.html
Iraq is not Bush's Vietnam. But it is becoming Blair's
Guardian – UK
Yet compare and contrast current national attitudes to what is happening in Iraq. A reverse image is apparent. The British people are very unhappy.

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3610387&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
Assault on Iraq rebel stronghold leaves shattered city
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
south”. Iraq's interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, said there had been “a clear-cut win over the insurgents and the terrorists”.

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_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1100387408051

Twenty months of `Groundhog Day' in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
I couldn't help but rub my eyes for a moment and wonder aloud whether I had been transported back in time to some 20 months ago, when the Iraq war started.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1351481,00.html
Iraq vote could be delayed
Guardian – UK
Iraq's deputy prime minister has indicated for the first time that the much-heralded elections due in January could be derailed by the country's violent

www.voanews.com/english/2004-11-14-voa39.cfm
Blair: Iraq Coalition Will Build Democracy
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By Paula Wolfson. British Prime Minister Tony Blair says coalition forces will not retreat from Iraq, and will remain until it is a true democracy.

www.boston.com/dailynews/319/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
14, 2004, at least 1,183 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  
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