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October 22 2004
   
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Britain Says Major Anti-Insurgent Operation Coming in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Britain's senior military officer says US forces in Iraq are preparing a major counter-insurgency campaign, as Western military experts warn it could take…

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Hostage Margaret Hassan urges British forces to withdraw from Iraq…
Xinhua – Beijing,China
22 (Xinhuanet) — Margaret Hassan, taken hostage by Iraqi militants, has urged British forces to withdraw from Iraq, the Qatar-based al-Jazeera TV channel…

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Two US soldiers to stand trial over Iraq jail abuse
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A US military court in Baghdad on Friday ordered two more soldiers, including an alleged ringleader, to stand trial over the sexual…

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US-Backed Iraq Government Losing Support – Survey
Wired News – USA
… than 20 percentage points since July. Washington formally handed sovereignty to Iraq at the end of June. Just over 45 percent of…

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Rice defends Bush over Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Pittsburgh – White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice defended the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq and blamed that country for…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9989119.htm
Europeans Quiet on UN Request for Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium – UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's appeal for international troops to protect UN monitors during Iraq's elections next year is unlikely to…

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Switching Attack, Edwards Slams Bush Over Iraq
Reuters – USA
By Deborah Charles. BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Bush misled the country by switching his focus to Iraq instead of Osama bin Laden, Democratic vice…

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CIA withdraws claim Danish company sold Iraq WMD materiel: Denmark
Turkish Press – Turkey
COPENHAGEN, Oct 22 (AFP) – The US Central Intelligence Agency has withdrawn its claim that a Danish company sold equipment to Iraq that could be used to make…

www.boston.com/dailynews/296/world/Beware_of_GIs_bearing_gifts_Ir:.shtml
Beware of GIs bearing gifts, Iraq's children are told, but the…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) For the children of Baghdad, it's a cruel dilemma: Cooped up at home for fear of violence and kidnapping, they can't even go down the street…

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British hostage begs Blair to call off Iraq redeployment
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… begged Prime Minister Tony Blair in a video aired Friday to save her life by scrapping the planned redeployment of British troops and pulling them out of Iraq.…

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Trial date set in Iraq prison abuse case
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A military judge Friday ordered a US Army reservist to stand trial January 7 in Baghdad for allegedly abusing Iraq inmates at the Abu…

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Two Macedonians confirmed executed in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
SKOPJE, Oct 22 (AFP) – A Macedonian investigative team has confirmed that two Macedonians have been executed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, but the body of a…

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US Planes Attack Targets in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US planes struck suspected guerrilla targets in Iraq's western city of Falluja on Friday as US troops warned residents on…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9988290.htm
A Look at Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
_Margaret Hassan, director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq. Abducted Oct. … Islamic Army in Iraq claims responsibility.…

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US facing 20,000 insurgents in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
AMERICAN officials are drawing an alarming new portrait of the insurgency in Iraq, showing it has significantly more fighters and far greater financial…

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Iraq Hostage Hassan in Video Appeal for Release-TV
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – British-Iraqi hostage Margaret Hassan made an emotional appeal for British forces to withdraw from Iraq in a videotape broadcast on Arabic…

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Trials start for 2 over Iraq prison abuse
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Court-martial proceedings began Friday for a US prison guard charged with abusing Iraqi detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison, with the trial of a second…

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Denial over more troops for Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Defence chiefs have denied claims that another Scottish regiment is on standby to go to Iraq. The Black Watch are already there…

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Russian firms dominate list of Iraq's oil scam
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Russian companies bought about 30% of the oil sold under Iraq's oil-for-food program, according to a UN investigator's list of firms that did business with…

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US raises its tally of Iraq rebels sharply
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… The revised estimate is influencing the military campaign in Iraq, but has not prompted a wholesale review of the strategy, officials said.…

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Iraq: 'Missing men are dead'
News24 – South Africa
Skopje – All three Macedonian contractors missing in Iraq since August have been killed, a Skopje official said on Friday, citing experts from the Balkan…

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Kidnapped Turk Escapes in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A Turkish welder who was kidnapped in Iraq, and threatened with death if his company did not withdraw, has escaped, his family said today.…

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Iraq hostages held under US nose
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
22 (UPI) — Two former Egyptian hostages in Iraq said they were held for a whole month in a Baghdad neighborhood adjacent to the heavily-guarded “Green Zone.”.…

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US blames Islamic charities for funding Iraq attacks
ABC Online – Australia
Margaret Hassan's kidnapping and others like it have most aid groups fearful of doing any work in Iraq, and the rebuilding of the country is suffering.…

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Iraq prison camp a lab for the future
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Hannah Allam. UMM QASR, Iraq – Buses rolled along a dark desert trail to deliver 240 Iraqi prisoners, who stumbled outside and blinked under harsh lights.…

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Macedonian Iraq hostages 'killed'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The families of three Macedonians taken hostage in Iraq say they have been told by their government they are dead. The workers – Dalibor…

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Many Bush supporters disregard Iraq weapons findings
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – A large majority of President Bush's supporters continue to believe that Iraq either had weapons of mass destruction (47 percent) or a major…

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Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Saudi Arabia
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
NPR's Deborah Amos continues her series on Iraq's Arab neighbors with a look at the competing voices for change in Saudi Arabia.…

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Army to Let Halliburton Keep Iraq Payment
Reuters – USA
keep several billion dollars paid for work in Iraq that Pentagon auditors say is questionable or unsupported by proper documentation, the Wall Street Journal…

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Black Watch to take on Iraq rebels
Ananova – England,UK
The Black Watch is being deployed as part of a US Marine expeditionary unit to take “decisive action” against insurgents in Iraq, Chief of the Defence Staff…

www.boston.com/dailynews/296/world/Officials_says_Iraq_vote_prepa:.shtml
Officials says Iraq vote preparations on schedule, international…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Preparations for the crucial January election are ''on track'' and the absence of international observers due to the country's tenuous…

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Unbidden and unprotected, US Army helicopter medics care for Iraq…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Edward Harris, Associated Press, 10/22/2004 04:57. BABYLON, Iraq (AP) A US Army helicopter flashes over insurgent-infested Iraq, flying fast and low.…

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2004/10/22/religious_leaders_ahead_in_iraq_poll

Religious leaders ahead in Iraq poll
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Leaders of Iraq's religious parties have emerged as the country's most popular politicians and would win the largest share of votes if an…

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1022iraq-insurgents22.html
New portrait is emerging of insurgents in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
… In recent interviews, military and other government officials in Iraq and in Washington said that the core of the Iraqi insurgency now consists of as many as…

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Dead radical fighter in Iraq is French national
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A French citizen has been identified among radicals killed in fighting in Iraq – the first hard evidence that French Islamic radicals are participating in the…

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The Choice on Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
DESPITE THEIR dramatic debate over whether the invasion of Iraq was a necessity or a mistake, President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry…

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Britain to move Iraq troops to aid US
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… The redeployment marks the first time since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq that British troops have left southern Iraq for US-controlled areas, where they are…

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Many Bush supporters believe Iraq had weapons
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Despite reports, 72 percent of President Bush's backers said Iraq either has or had programs to develop weapons of mass destruction, a poll found.…

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1022Iraqdeath.html
Military family loses son in Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
A few hours before he was found dead in Iraq, Army Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich sent an e-mail to his parents in Mesa. … In February, he was sent to Iraq.…

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Iraq deaths fortify resolve
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
… The four are among the 39 service men and women with ties to Arizona who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ten of them died within the past seven weeks.…

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Bush didn't expect troop casualties in Iraq: Christian leader
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… ranks Wednesday when the founder of the conservative Christian Coalition said the White House had dismissed the very idea of US casualties in Iraq during the…

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Fijian to deploy troops to protect UN's Iraq workers
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Fiji has agreed to provide security for UN personnel in Iraq, becoming the first country to publicly accept the task in war-torn Iraq, a spokeswoman said…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52682-2004Oct21.html
Firms in Iraq's Oil-for-Food Program Revealed
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 22 — A UN-appointed investigator probing corruption in the world body's oil-for-food program in Iraq published today a list of all 4,734 companies that traded…

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Afghanistan, Iraq: Two Wars Collide
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… The commandos, their high-tech surveillance equipment and other assets would instead surge toward Iraq through 2002 and early 2003, as President Bush prepared…

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Soldier Takes Responsibility in Iraq Abuse
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… security work at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. He came home briefly before he was called up again in 2003 and sent to Iraq.

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UK troops to be deployed in central Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Britain agreed on Thursday to meet a US request and redeploy a battalion of British troops into volatile central Iraq, despite strong opposition within the…

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British troops in Iraq to be redeployed: Hoon
CTV – Canada
… a sensitive political climate, Britain's Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has announced that hundreds of British soldiers will be redeployed in Iraq in response to…

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SBS journo clarifies Iraq kidnapping comments
ABC Online – Australia
An Australian journalist kidnapped in Iraq has denied claims that he has given comfort to terrorists by commenting on their motives for attacking foreigners.…

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Firms named in Iraq probe
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
NEW YORK — The independent panel investigating alleged corruption in the multibillion-dollar UN oil-for-food program in Iraq on Thursday released the names…

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Computer disk found in Iraq held Boyertown schools' hazards plan
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… A computer disk found in a house in Iraq that contained … US military authorities earlier said the disk was found during a routine house search in Iraq in July.…

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Seven more killed in Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Seven Iraqis including four Baghdad airport employees, two Iraqi national guards and a woman were killed in two incidents in Iraq on Thursday.…

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UK troops prepare for Iraq move
BBC News – London,England,UK
Hundreds of British troops are getting ready to go to central Iraq in response to a US request for assistance. Defence Secretary…

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In Iowa, Bush, Kerry Disagree on Iraq, Terror War
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: President Bush and his Democratic challenger John Kerry clash over the war on terror and the war in Iraq as they campaign in Iowa.…

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Frederick Gets 8 Years in Iraq Abuse Case
ABC News – United States
Michael Holley discussing their case on a recess during the Abu Ghraib trial at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct 21, 2004. Staff Sgt.…

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Summary: Britain to redeploy Iraq troops
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
THE DEAL: Responding to a US request, Britain agrees to send 850 troops in south Iraq to an area near Baghdad so US soldiers can step up attacks on rebel…

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11150727%255E1702,00.html
US to protect UN in Iraq vote
NEWS.com.au – Australia
US-LED forces in Iraq will protect UN workers helping organise elections scheduled for January if enough troops from other countries cannot be found, Secretary…

www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20041021-1550-iraq-intelligence.html
Democrats again charge Pentagon officials misused intelligence on…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — A top Senate Democrat is alleging that a Pentagon policy office ignored corrections requested by the CIA on information linking Iraq to al-Qaeda…

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Summary: Developments Concerning Iraq
ABC News – United States
The British government agreed to a US request to transfer 850 British troops from southern Iraq to an area near Baghdad so US troops could be shifted to…

  
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