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January 1 2005
 

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=647205
Iraq ushers in New Year with deadly attacks
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has ushered in the New Year the same way it ended the last one — with a string of assassinations and bombings by insurgents bent on

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/
news/special_packages/iraq/10544691.htm

Marines bolster vehicle armor for next Iraq deployment
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – Marines who deploy to Iraq this year will have improved armor on their Humvees, an upgrade that has nothing to do with recent criticism of

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050101204654.eooz66gs.xml
Bloodshed greets Iraq in 2005, as premier warns of decisive year
Turkish Press – Turkey
Militants loyal to Al-Qaeda’s Iraq commander Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed Hussein’s killing in a statement posted on an Islamist website.

www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-releases-260-
detainees-in-Iraqs/2005/01/02/1104601215110.html

US releases 260 detainees in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The US military said it released 260 detainees in Iraq after a security review determined they no longer posed a threat. The review

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=4254281
French Journalist Recalls Iraq Hostage Ordeal
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Jacki Lyden talks with Georges Malbrunot, reporter for France’s Le Figaro newspaper, who was held hostage for four months in Iraq.

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=647205
Iraq ushers in New Year with deadly attacks
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has ushered in the New Year the same way it ended the last one — with a string of assassinations and bombings by insurgents bent on

www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-releases-260-
detainees-in-Iraqs/2005/01/02/1104601215110.html

US releases 260 detainees in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The US military said it released 260 detainees in Iraq after a security review determined they no longer posed a threat. The review

www.boston.com/dailynews/001/world/Out_of_world_spotlight_week_of:.shtml
Out of world spotlight, week of events in Iraq suggests insurgents
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq had a rare moment out of the world spotlight in the past week, eclipsed by the tsunami devastation in Southeast Asia.

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7217026
Iraq Ushers in New Year with Deadly Attacks
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq ushered in the New Year on Saturday the same way it ended the last one — with a string of assassinations and bombings by insurgents

www.salon.com/news/wire/2005/01/01/support/
Dem. says Iraq troops need more support
Salon (subscription) – USA
1, 2005 | Washington — Lawmakers and President Bush should make a New Year’s resolution to give adequate equipment to troops in Iraq, the vice chairman of the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/10544364.htm
Dem. Says Iraq Troops Need More Support
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers and President Bush should make a New Year’s resolution to give adequate equipment to troops in Iraq, the vice chairman of the House

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jan01,1,2974340.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

What if Iraq taps pro-Iran leaders?
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration, already facing a relentless insurgency in Iraq, is preparing to confront what could be an equally daunting political

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050101142338.165dwjjy.xml
Bloodshed greets Iraq in 2005, as Allawi vows decisive year
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s insurgency began the new year by claiming the lives of at least seven Iraqis and one US marine, with elections less than a month away

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1275159.htm
US releases 260 detainees in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The US military on Saturday released 260 detainees from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad and Camp Bucca in southern Iraq.

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January4.xml&section=focusoniraq

US says Iraq’s “Dr Anthrax’ in good health
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Ammash, arrested in May 2003, was appointed to Iraq’s ruling Baath Party’s regional command in 2001 and is believed to have worked with another female

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7216579
Counter-Insurgency in Iraq Plagued by Fear, Doubt
Reuters – USA
HASWA, Iraq (Reuters) – In the numbing cold before dawn, Iraqi commandos backed by US Marines stormed into a farmhouse, forcing four men onto the kitchen floor
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Iraq Attacks Kill Two Civilians, One US Marine (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has said officials expect violence across Iraq to increase as the Jan. 30 elections for a national assembly approach.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/125217/1/.html
Iraq’s ‘Dr Anthrax’ on verge of death, should be freed: lawyer
Channel News Asia – Singapore
DUBAI: A top female scientist from Saddam Hussein’s deposed regime should be freed from detention in Iraq as she is terminally ill with cancer, a lawyer said

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200501/200501010008.html
US Troops in Iraq Detain 49 Suspected Insurgents
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
… Iraq’s security forces have been the main target of insurgent violence. And South Korea’s parliament overwhelmingly approved keeping

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-01/01/content_405294.htm
South Korea approves extended Iraq deployment
China Daily – Beijing,China
South Korea’s parliament on Friday approved extending the mission of its 3,600 troops in Iraq for another year. The National Assembly

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10541725.htm
Iraq warns neighbors against backing insurgents
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister Ayad Allawi issued an unusually strong warning to Iraq’s neighbors Friday to crack down on insurgents infiltrating from their

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002137455_killed01.html
Marine killed in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A US Marine was killed in action yesterday during security operations in Anbar province, the area west of Baghdad that includes Fallujah and

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050101074058.w1dauady.xml
Iraq’s Allawi vows decisive 2005; radical groups threaten vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Hardline Islamists vowed to target Iraq’s elections, just weeks away, as Prime Minister Iyad Allawi declared that Iraq’s future lay with

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/01/content_2405008.htm
Bangladeshi driver returns home from Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Saturday. Kashem returned two weeks after Iraqi militants handed him overto rights activists in Iraq, ending his 55-day confinement.

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq1e_20050101.htm
Iraq’s leader: Plug borders
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister Ayad Allawi made an unusually strong warning to Iraq’s neighbors to crack down on insurgents infiltrating from their territory

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/01/01/MODESTO.TMP
GI in Iraq, 19, killed by car bomb Infantryman in Mosul was valley
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Oscar Sanchez was manning his observation post in Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday when a band of insurgents hurtled toward him, unleashing car bombs and explosives

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10541608.htm
Father and son Marines to go to Iraq in same unit
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SILVER LAKE, Kan. – Kendall Phelps had trouble sleeping during his oldest son’s first four-month tour in Iraq, when he accompanied a Marine Corps division into

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-1-2005_pg4_1
US launches anti-insurgency operation in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: US troops rounded up 49 suspected guerrillas near Saddam Hussein’s hometown on Friday, a day after Iraq’s most violent rebel groups warned voters

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4138767.stm
Iraq’s jailed Mrs Anthrax ‘dying’
BBC News – London,England,UK
She was the only female member of the Iraq Command, the 18-member council that ran the Baath Party, as well as a party regional commander.

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=56897&d=1&m=1&y=2005
Suicide Bomber Kills 7 in North Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
said. Osama Bin Laden and other militant groups have this week pledged to wreck the vote as a part of a holy war in Iraq. Violence

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/31/content_2400505.htm
US soldiers kill 25 insurgents in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Mosul, IraqˇĂs third-largest city, has become a hotbed of insurgent activity in the past several months. Fourteen US soldiers died Dec.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10539917.htm
For US troops in Iraq, punk rock concert a welcome distraction
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – For one hour on New Year’s Eve, slam-dancing soldiers put the war in Iraq and the progress and pitfalls of the last year on hold during

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=56897&d=1&m=1&y=2005
Suicide Bomber Kills 7 in North Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
said. Osama Bin Laden and other militant groups have this week pledged to wreck the vote as a part of a holy war in Iraq. Violence

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-1-2005_pg4_1
US launches anti-insurgency operation in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: US troops rounded up 49 suspected guerrillas near Saddam Hussein’s hometown on Friday, a day after Iraq’s most violent rebel groups warned voters

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10539917.htm
For US troops in Iraq, punk rock concert a welcome distraction
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – For one hour on New Year’s Eve, slam-dancing soldiers put the war in Iraq and the progress and pitfalls of the last year on hold during

slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Soccer/2004/12/31/803585-ap.html
Iraq’s soccer coach resigns
SLAM! Sports – ON,Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq coach Adnan Hamad has resigned because of security concerns and trouble getting players to join the national soccer squad, according to www

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=53168
Bangladeshi driver returns home from captivity in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Kashem as a Biman Bangladesh flight brought him back home two week’s after the Islamic Army or Mujahidin group handed him over to a rights activist in Iraq.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-1-2005_pg7_47
Suicide car bomber kills seven in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
Osama Bin Laden and other Islamist groups have this week pledged to wreck the vote as part of a holy war in Iraq. “Iraq will be

www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-11/
1104534244111570.xml&storylist=alabamanews

Morgan County soldier critically injured by roadside bomb in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
(AP) — A 22-year-old soldier from Morgan County was in critical condition after a roadside bomb exploded under the truck he was driving in Iraq, his mother

www.boston.com/dailynews/366/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
31, 2004, at least 1,328 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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