Iraq News and Information Links
January 2 2005
 

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26 killed in Iraq suicide bombing
Daily Times – Pakistan
The attacks in the Sunni heartland, where loyalty to deposed dictator Saddam Hussein runs strong, were the latest targeting Iraq’s fledgling security forces

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-1-2005_pg4_19
Iran slams detractors over Iraq accusations
Daily Times – Pakistan
TEHRAN: Iran said on Sunday it will downgrade its representation at a ministerial meeting of Iraq’s neighbours in Amman on Thursday, apparently to protest

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VaTech lineman tries to stay focused with brother in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
But Darryl Tapp knows the stakes are much higher for his older sibling, an Air Force officer who was shipped to Iraq midway through the football season.

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050102211611.gzaop2rk.xml
19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Turkish Press – Turkey
Over a dozen other people lost their lives in another bloody day of attacks across Iraq, while the country’s main Sunni party threatened to reject the new

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35528
US envoy arrives in Turkey for talks on Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA, Jan 2 (AFP) – US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage arrived here Sunday for talks with Turkish leaders on the situation in Iraq ahead of

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11445
Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 32 in Iraq rampage
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Al-Jazeera dismissed Ali from his post shortly after the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. No reason was given for the dismissal.

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US envoy arrives in Turkey for talks on Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA, Jan 2 (AFP) – US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage arrived here Sunday for talks with Turkish leaders on the situation in Iraq ahead of

www.boston.com/dailynews/002/wash/Powell_cautions_that_violence_:.shtml
Powell cautions that violence will increase ahead of Iraq vote
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press, 1/2/2005 13:23. WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Sunday of more violence ahead of Iraq’s Jan.

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Powell cautions that violence will increase ahead of Iraq vote
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press, 1/2/2005 13:23. WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Sunday of more violence ahead of Iraq’s Jan.

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050102182009.ei3hgwya.xml
19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Turkish Press – Turkey
Six guardsmen were also wounded in the attack, the latest blow to Iraq’s fledgling security forces in a relentless campaign of violence by Sunni Arab

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Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Kill 32 in Iraq
Reuters – USA
The attacks in the Sunni heartland, where loyalty to deposed dictator Saddam Hussein runs deep, were the latest targeting Iraq’s fledgling security forces and

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Iraq National Guards Hold 228 Suspected Insurgents
Reuters – USA
Zawbai, who the statement said was believed to head the 1920 Revolution Brigades, an Iraqi militant group that has claimed to have kidnapped foreigners in Iraq …

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Armitage: Syria must do more to control border with Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A top US official on Sunday said Syria was making an effort to control its border with Iraq but must do more to prevent armed supporters of the former Iraqi

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Iraq downgrades representation at meeting
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday it was downgrading its representation at a ministerial meeting of Iraq’s neighbors in Jordan this week, apparently to protest

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news/special_packages/iraq/10549770.htm

Soldier blinded in Iraq sees opportunity to keep improving his
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
He’s burned himself several times since returning last year from Iraq blinded by shrapnel from a land mine explosion. Doctors thought he wouldn’t survive.

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/02/iraq.main/
Bus bombing kills 19 in Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A suicide bomber rammed into a bus Sunday near Balad, north of Baghdad, killing 18 Iraqi national guard soldiers and an Iraqi female

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_page/0,5744,11835782%255E2703,00.html

Executions mark Iraq’s new year
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ ushered in the new year the same way it ended the last one — with a string of assassinations and bombings by insurgents bent on wrecking this month’s

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Syria Improving Iraq Border Control, More Needed-US
ABC News – USA
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria has made a lot of progress in controlling its border with Iraq but still needs to do more to stop fighters moving across the

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Fighting Words: Decoding Iraq War Lingo
ABC News – USA
The Iraq war has spawned its very own alphabet soup of abbreviations and battlefield buzzwords intelligible only to the military and war correspondents trying

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-02-voa6.cfm
Suicide Car Bomb Attack Kills 19 in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. US military officials in Iraq say at least 19 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack north of Baghdad.

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Breaking&storyId=969608&tw=wn_wire_story

Sunni Marginalization Risks Worsening Iraq Turmoil
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Only four weeks before crucial elections, sectarian divisions threaten to worsen Iraq’s unrest, with majority Shi’ite Muslims poised for

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050102112223.y8086jtw.xml
19 killed in Iraq car bombing as US sends more troops to Mosul
Turkish Press – Turkey
The senior US military commander for Iraq, General John Abizaid said recently that some 6,000 to 8,000 new troops would be deployed in Mosul ahead of the vote.

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US Releases 260 Detainees in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
US military authorities have released 260 people from two detention facilities in Iraq after a security review board determined the detainees no longer pose a

www.rte.ie/news/2005/0102/iraq.html
19 killed in bomb attack in Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
It is the latest in a series of suicide attacks on Iraq’s fledgling security forces aimed at disrupting elections later this month.

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-Bush-agendas/2005/01/02/1104601242493.html

Iraq, Iran, North Korea top Bush agenda
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
do list in the second, along with a revitalised Mideast peace process and continued efforts to repair European alliances frayed by the US-led invasion of Iraq.

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State Department Applauds Korean Troops’ ‘Key Role’ in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
gratitude recently for the National Assembly’s decision to pass a bill extending the length of time Korean troops will be stationed in Iraq by another year on

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Web video shows gunmen kill Iraq officers
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Al-Qaida’s arm in Iraq released a video yesterday showing its militants lining up five captured Iraqi security officers and executing them in

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/02/content_2408231.htm
More US troops deployed in Iraq ahead of nationwide elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
2 (Xinhuanet) — The United States deployed a new contingent in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul on Friday ahead of the nationwide elections to strengthen the

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Why are US forces still in Iraq?
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BY PATRICK J. BUCHANAN. After the suicide bombing of the Mosul mess hall, we are being admonished anew that we must stay the course in Iraq.

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January/focusoniraq_January11.xml&section=focusoniraq

Bloodshed greets Iraq in 2005, as premier warns of decisive year
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
The warning came as US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage completed a two-day trip to Iraq, during which he held talks with the US military commander

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2005/January/business_January17.xml&section=business

Iraq port closure hits UAE used car exports
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
“We have been sending cars from Sharjah ever since the war stopped in Iraq. UAE is the biggest provider of used cars to the Iraqi market.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10544996.htm
Attacks, killings mark start of new year in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The new year opened in Iraq with the same death and dismay that brought 2004 to a close: Attacks on and assassinations of Iraqi

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.

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.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=56918&d=2&m=1&y=2005
Bloodshed Greets Iraq in 2005
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
Militants loyal to Al-Qaeda’s Iraq commander Abu Mussab Al-Zarqawi claimed Hussein’s killing in a statement posted on a website.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10544990.htm
One California city learns to cope with Iraq war casualties
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Since the beginning of the Iraq war, the man who oversees the memorial has seen the list of engravings grow on its two, black granite arches.

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One California city learns to cope with Iraq war casualties
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Since the beginning of the Iraq war, the man who oversees the memorial has seen the list of engravings grow on its two, black granite arches.

www.boston.com/dailynews/001/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
1, 2005, at least 1,329 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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Iraq Update: Election Prospects, Ask Allawi
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Jennifer Ludden talks with NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, reporting from Baghdad, about the scheduled January 30 election in Iraq and a

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Iraq’s election officials resign
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Concern is now growing that an intensified campaign of intimidation over coming weeks could spectacularly derail Iraq’s electoral commission’s efforts to get

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10544996.htm
Attacks, killings mark start of new year in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The new year opened in Iraq with the same death and dismay that brought 2004 to a close: Attacks on and assassinations of Iraqi

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=56918&d=2&m=1&y=2005
Bloodshed Greets Iraq in 2005
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
Militants loyal to Al-Qaeda’s Iraq commander Abu Mussab Al-Zarqawi claimed Hussein’s killing in a statement posted on a website.

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/02/international/middleeast/02iraq.html
5 in Iraq Force Are Shot Dead in Rebel Video
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. Credits on the videotape said it had been made by a branch of the group Al Qaeda in Iraq based in Ramadi and led by Mr. Zarqawi.

  
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