Iraq News and Information Links September 18 2004
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10 more hostages held in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Cairo, Egypt – A militant group in Iraq claimed it is holding 10 hostages working for an American-Turkish company in a tape broadcast by the pan-Arab station Al…

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:CHARLES Krauthammer: Kerry lost chance on Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
The reason is simple: The central vulnerability of this president is the Iraq War. … Why? Because, until now, he has said everything conceivable regarding Iraq.…

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FAMILIES say goodbye to guard members heading to Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Jennifer Smith of the Connecticut National Guard said goodbye to her 9-year-old daughter on Saturday as she joined the 143rd Area Support Group heading to Iraq…

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BUSH to Focus on Iraq, Afghanistan During UN Speech
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush will focus on Iraq and Afghanistan in a speech at the United Nations this week. The president used his weekly radio…

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BOMBER strikes at police barricade in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
By NANCY A. YOUSSEF Knight Ridder Newspapers. The attack was carried out at a Baghdad checkpoint near where police were rounding up suspected insurgents.…

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AMERICAN report confirms that Iraq is free from mass destruction…
Arabic News – Middle East
Saddam Hussein did not own these weapons even under the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in March 2003. “But, like earlier reports…

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NEW representative for Iraq at the UN, American soldier killed in…
Arabic News – Middle East
The US army announced the death of one American Marine by the bullets of gunmen in al-Anbar province to the west of Iraq. No further details were given.…

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RELATIVES in Michigan await word about hostage in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
HILLSDALE, Mich. – Area relatives of a man being held hostage in Iraq waited for word about him Saturday as militants threatened to decapitate him, another…

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IRAQ suicide blast, hostage threat
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Up to 23 people were killed in a suicide bombing yesterday , capping a week of violence in Iraq as al-Qaeda linked militants threatened to kill two American…

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PM misled public on Iraq – Tories
ic SouthLondon.co.uk – London,England,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw have been accused of “clearly misleading” the public over plans for post-war Iraq.…

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TIME for Latham to put the boot in on Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Don't you see that since the invasion the entire nation of Iraq has become a giant weapon of mass destruction for the Iraqi people, the region, and the world…

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BUSH Says Terrorist Attacks May Increase in Iraq, Afghanistan
Bloomberg – United States
18 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said terrorist attacks may increase in Iraq and Afghanistan ahead of national elections in those two countries.…

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BUSH Warns of Worsening Violence in Iraq, Afghanistan
Reuters – USA
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (Reuters) – President Bush warned on Saturday that deadly guerrilla violence in Iraq and Afghanistan could worsen in the coming weeks as…

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BRITISH PM warned of problems in Iraq before war: report
Xinhua – Beijing,China
18 (Xinhuanet) — British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw had warned British Prime Minister Tony Blair of post-war problems in Iraq more than a year before the US…

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IRAQ car bombings kill at least 17
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A wave of car bombings killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 35 in three separate attacks Friday and early today, as insurgents…

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UK hostage faces death threat in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… In the third major suicide attack this week against Iraq's beleaguered security forces, a car bomber on Saturday killed at least 23 people outside the…

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BLAIR 'warned over Iraq post-war chaos'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full SECRET government papers have revealed that Tony Blair was warned a year before the invasion of Iraq about the problems the country would face…

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IN Iraq, a shared failure
National Post – Canada
The situation in Iraq is bad, certainly much worse than senior American policymakers expected when US President George W. Bush made his ill-judged “Mission…

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POPE pleads for peace in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
POPE John Paul today issued a new appeal for peace in Iraq and the Middle East, condemning the “horror” of violence as well as “the terrorism that cruelly…

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ANNAN: US-led war in Iraq is 'illegal'
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Secretary-General Kofi Annan and US Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed their disagreement over the legality of the war in Iraq, and Powell said he didn…

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VIOLENCE in Iraq kills at least 50
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide car bomber slammed into a line of police cars sealing off a Baghdad neighborhood Friday as American troops rounded up dozens of…

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CAR Bomb Explodes in Kirkuk, Iraq; 20 Dead
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP)—A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a crowd of people waiting to apply for jobs with the Iraqi National Guard in the northern city…

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BRITON kidnapped in Iraq named
ITV.com – UK
The British engineer kidnapped by gunmen from his house in Baghdad with two Americans has been named as Kenneth Bigley. The 62-year…

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RESERVE training unit headed to Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Army Reserve is sending to Iraq about 800 soldiers from a unit that normally trains reserve and active-duty soldiers in the United States and…

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BLAIR warned of trouble in post-war Iraq
News24 – South Africa
London – Secret papers sent to British Prime Minister Tony Blair a year before the US-led invasion of Iraq warned of the risks of Iraq sliding into post-war…

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ARMY extends Titan's pact in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… to provide Arabic linguists in Iraq said yesterday that it will extend the company's contract until a new bidding process can be set up to award the next…

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VIDEO Purportedly Shows 3 Iraq Hostages
ABC News – United States
CAIRO, Egypt Sept. 18, 2004 — Al-Jazeera television aired video footage Saturday of what it says were a Briton and two Americans kidnapped two days ago.…

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US marine killed in action in western Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Sept. 18 (Xinhuanet) – One US marine was killed in action on Friday in the restive Iraqi province of al-Anbar, said a USmilitary statement Saturday.…

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IRAQ War A Lesson On Need Of UN Charter: Annan
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
18 (NNN): The Iraq war demonstrated the need for addressing the issue of preventive action in the context of principles of United Nations Charter and showed…

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BUSH in fantasy land on Iraq: Kerry
The Australian – Australia
JOHN Kerry accused George W.Bush yesterday of “living in a fantasy world of spin” over Iraq as a new poll suggested the President's “convention bounce” had…

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AUSTRALIA updated on Iraq weapons report
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australian officials have been told of details of the final report on Iraq's controversial weapons of mass destruction programs which is tipped to reveal…

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US Plans Offensive On Iraq Insurgents
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
WASHINGTON – In the face of increasing insurgent violence, military officers and analysts said Friday that US forces in Iraq would soon mount military…

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BLAIR 'warned over post-war Iraq unrest'
ic Wales – Wales,UK
The Government is under renewed fire over claims Tony Blair was warned before the war in Iraq of the scale of the task that would face British and other…

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VIOLENCE loosening Allawi's grip on Iraq's future
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Ali Eidan knew exactly where to put the blame for the blood he swept off the floor of his grocery store after a bomb blast killed dozens of…

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IRAQ documents 'warned of chaos'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Independent describes “the week when Iraq's dream of peace fell apart” with hundreds of civilians, some troops and foreign hostages killed.…

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IRAQ'S first post-war UN envoy presents credentials
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… 17 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq has its first envoy to the United Nations since the ouster of Saddam Hussein's government after Samir Sumaidy presented credentials to…

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US says 60 foreign fighters killed in Iraq strike
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
US Secretary of State Colin Powell disputed UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's assertion that the US-led war in Iraq was illegal and said in a newspaper…

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BUSH wanted to complete “unfinished business” in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – British officials believe US President George W. Bush went to war in Iraq last year because he wanted to complete his father's “unfinished…
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MORE NZ troops may go to Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
Foreign Minister Phil Goff says New Zealand may redeploy forces to Iraq after the withdrawal of 61 military engineers from the south of the country at the end…

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EDITORIAL: Iraq/Is it becoming a lost cause?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The news about Iraq this week has been all bad. Indeed, if you read what the experts say, Iraq may now be a lost cause. Some sensible…

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INCREASING violence in Iraq may hinder free elections
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – In a hopeful ceremony 10 weeks ago, Iraq's new prime minister heralded the nation's first day of postwar sovereignty with a vow to the…

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KERRY struggles to maintain consistency on Iraq war policy
ABC Online – Australia
… our Washington Correspondent John Shovelan reports, confusion over his position on one of the key issues in the campaign – the war in Iraq – continues to…

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IRAQ WMD free before war, planned acquisition: report
ABC Online – Australia
A draft report by the top US weapons inspector in Iraq says there is no evidence stockpiles existed at the time of the US invasion of Iraq but offers a…

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IRAQ war critics resist deal on NATO mission
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
NOORDWIJK, Netherlands France and Belgium, two of the most vocal critics of the US war in Iraq, would not agree Friday to a planned expansion of NATO's…

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SECRET papers show Blair was warned of Iraq chaos
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Tony Blair was warned a year before invading Iraq that a stable post-war government would be impossible without keeping large numbers of troops there for “many…

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TITAN to Continue Providing Iraq Translators
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
… contractor Titan Corp. will continue to provide translators and interpreters in Iraq for at least the next six months. The contract…

  
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