Iraq News and Information Links
January 3 2005
 

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Insurgent attacks kill at least 16 in Iraq, bringing two-day toll
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Insurgents pressed their bloody campaign to sabotage Iraq’s Jan. 30 elections with three car bombs and a roadside

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US sticking to January 30 election in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (AFP) – The United States said Monday it is still counting on Iraq holding national elections on January 30 despite mounting calls for a

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=647918
Three Britons killed in Iraq blast
Reuters – UK
Reuters) – Three Britons have died in an explosion in Baghdad, the Foreign Office says, in a day of violence that also killed 17 other people across Iraq.

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Iraq battling more than 200,000 insurgents
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s insurgency counts more than 200,000 active fighters and sympathizers, the country’s national intelligence chief said, in the bleakest

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0104/p09s01-cogs.html
Bush’s legacy may hinge on outcome in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
and not easily won over by a conservative president – may rate him as “average.” They may well grade him even lower than that later on if Iraq is perceived by

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=11498
Lebanese hostages in Iraq plead with government for freedom
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
DUBAI: Two Lebanese business men kidnapped in Iraq urged their government in a video aired by Dubai television on Monday to free them from their captors.

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
3, 2005, at least 1,331 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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Pentagon Raises Iraq Toll in Dec. to 72
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon on Monday released three additional names of US servicemen killed in Iraq in December, raising the month’s US death toll to 72

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Insurgent attacks kill at least 16 in Iraq, bringing two-day toll
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Insurgents pressed their bloody campaign to sabotage Iraq’s Jan. 30 elections with three car bombs and a roadside

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Iraq blast kills three Britons
ITV.com – UK
Three Britons have been killed in an explosion in Iraq, the Foreign Office has said. Two were believed to have been working for

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Iraq battling more than 200,000 insurgents
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s insurgency counts more than 200,000 active fighters and sympathizers, the country’s national intelligence chief said, in the bleakest

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=11498
Lebanese hostages in Iraq plead with government for freedom
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
DUBAI: Two Lebanese business men kidnapped in Iraq urged their government in a video aired by Dubai television on Monday to free them from their captors.

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Pentagon Raises Iraq Toll in Dec. to 72
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON Jan 3, 2005 — The Pentagon on Monday released three additional names of US servicemen killed in Iraq in December, raising the month’s US death

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Suicide car bombs, roadside explosion kill 16 in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
national elections. Iraq’s Defence Minister said the vote could be postponed to give the Sunni minority time to participate. US

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Iran says meeting of Iraq’s neighbors not necessary, apparently
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) There is no reason for Iraq’s neighbors to meet in Amman later this week, Iran’s ambassador to Jordan said Monday, underscoring the strain

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Americans_help_rebuild_Iraq_s_:.shtml

Americans help rebuild Iraq’s medical libraries
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Dr. Alex Garza, an Army Reserve captain and emergency room doctor from Missouri, saw firsthand how hopelessly outdated Iraq’s medical libraries were.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050103-113256-4790r.htm
Egypt mediation sought in Iraq vote
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
3 (UPI) — Iraq is seeking Egypt’s help to convince Arab Sunni groups to take part in the elections for selecting a legislative council slated for January 30.

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2005/01/03/international1104EST0498.DTL

Suicide car bombs, roadside explosion kill 16 in Iraq; official
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
a roadside explosion killed at least 16 people Monday as insurgents pressed their deadly campaign to disrupt national elections, which Iraq’s defense minister

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type=worldNews&storyID=647809

Rebels kill 17 in Iraq attacks
Reuters – UK
Insurgents have killed 17 Iraqi police and National Guards in a string of bloody ambushes, bombings and suicide attacks aimed at wrecking Iraq’s January 30

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Iraq war advice secrecy defended
BBC News – London,England,UK
The decision to keep secret the full legal advice given to Tony Blair in the run-up to the Iraq war has been defended by Lord Falconer.

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story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Hajj

Pilgrims flying direct from Iraq for Hajj
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq’s national air carrier began flying direct routes to Saudi Arabia on Monday for the Hajj, the first time it has done so since the fall of

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In campaign to disrupt Iraq vote, bomb kills 3
International Herald Tribune – France
aides said. Car bombings have become a standard feature of the deadly insurgency in Iraq before elections scheduled for Jan. 30. On

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050103-075032-3543r.htm
Iraq bends election rules for Sunnis
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. The same conditions will apply for Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city, where 8,000 US troops have been deployed to secure the elections.

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Iran sees no reason for Iraq summit
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
AMMAN, Jordan — There is no reason to hold a meeting of Iraq’s neighbors planned for this week in Amman, an Iranian envoy said Monday in a further sign of

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‘Both Kerkuk’s and Iraq’s Population Structure Changed’
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Assistant Secretary of State Richard Armitage said that, in the past, the demographic structure of Kerkuk (Kirkuk), in addition to the rest of Iraq, was altered

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Spy chief says 200,000 fighters in Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
“I think the resistance is bigger than the US military in Iraq. I think the resistance is more than 200,000 people,” he added. The

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6c06af2a7b900c114514da619c7c0bf0.htm

IRAQ: Special report on elections
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Elections in Iraq, whether they happen as scheduled on 30 January or not, are sure to be historic. Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1424662,00.html
Iraq war advice to remain secret
The Times – UK
plans to refuse requests under the new Freedom of Information Act to release copies of the Attorney-General’s advice on the legality of the Iraq war.

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Suicide car bombs kill seven, injure 39 in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two car bombs, one near the prime minister’s party headquarters in Baghdad, killed seven Iraqis not including the drivers and wounded 39

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Islamic militant group in Iraq threatens attacks in US
Xinhua – Beijing,China
3 (Xinhuanet) — An Islamic militant group calling itself “The Islamic Army in Iraq” threatened to carry out attacks inside the United States in 2005, a

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bloodiest-year-for-journalists/2005/01/03/1104601294291.html

Iraq makes 2004 bloodiest year for journalists
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Killings in Iraq made 2004 the deadliest year in a decade for media professionals with 117 killed gathering news around the world, an international media

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US, Turkey review touchy Iraq, Mideast issues
Turkish Press – Turkey
and Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Monday reviewed touchy regional issues that have led to coolness between the two countries, including Iraq and the

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Iraq: Car bomb explodes near Allawi’s headquarters
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A suicide car bomb detonated near Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s party headquarters Monday, killing 2 police officers, one civilian and injuring 25 other

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Troops are paying price for Iraq war
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
shopping blitz at the mall. That jarring juxtaposition may be the perfect symbol for the Iraq war. This grueling, grinding conflict

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Insurgent bombings cause chaos in Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Insurgents have exposed the vulnerability of Iraq’s security forces again, killing at least 22 national guardsmen and their driver in a suicide bombing and 10

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Car bomb explodes near Iraq PM’s party office
Malayala Manorama – India
said. Attacks against political figures and Iraq’s security forces have been escalating in the run-up to the January 30 elections.

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US asks Syria to tighten Iraq border
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
2 official said Sunday that Syria had improved security along its border with Iraq but needed to do more to keep armed supporters of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam

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2 Killed, 14 Injured in Iraq Car Bombing
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan 3, 2005 — A suicide car bomb detonated near Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s party headquarters Monday, killing 2 police officers and

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Insurgents kill 29 in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — Insurgents exposed the vulnerability of Iraq’s security forces again yesterday, killing 18 National Guardsmen, five police officers and several

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Car bomb near Iraq PM’s office kills 2
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber has targeted a police checkpoint on a road leading to the headquarters of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s party in

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Pullman soldier killed in Iraq Local Digest
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
a resident of Pullman. He had been in Iraq for more than a year and was scheduled to return home in March. He previously had served

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DEVELOPMENTS AROUND IRAQ: Insurgents kill 33 people; US reinforces
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Insurgents exposed the vulnerability of Iraq’s security forces again Sunday, killing 23 Iraqis — all but one of them National Guardsmen — in a suicide car

washingtontimes.com/business/20050102-090732-5255r.htm
Attacks on oil sites cost Iraq $8 billion
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD (Agence France-Presse) — Terrorists are waging an all-out war on Iraq’s vital oil industry, which has lost nearly $8 billion in revenue since the

washingtontimes.com/metro/20050102-101658-9365r.htm
Marine captures Iraq in pictures
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Benjamin Busch prepared for patrols in a region near the Iraq-Iran border, he strapped body armor across his chest, donned a Kevlar helmet and slung a gun over

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3jan03,0,7338176.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Militants’ Campaign Twists Logistics of Iraq Election
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
With the first frantic stage of Iraq’s landmark electoral saga past, planners face the nuts and bolts of holding a credible vote in four weeks’ time.

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OBS_IRAQ__IRAN__NORTH_KOREA_TOP_BUSH_S_SECOND_TERM_AGENDA.asp

Iraq, Iran, North Korea top Bush’s second-term agenda
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
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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Attacks erupt across Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents exposed the vulnerability of Iraq’s security forces again Sunday, killing 18 national guardsmen, five police officers and several

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Al Qaeda fighters ‘are entering Iraq from Saudi’
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BASRA: Large numbers of Al Qaeda fighters are still crossing freely from Saudi Arabia into Southern Iraq, according to senior military officials in Basra.

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return0102jan02,0,2683809.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

Welcome Home Daddy! More than 700 soldiers return from Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Guard soldiers were welcomed home on Sunday night in an emotional ceremony after a 15-month tour of duty, including more than nine months on the ground in Iraq …

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Attacks erupt across Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents exposed the vulnerability of Iraq’s security forces again Sunday, killing 18 national guardsmen, five police officers and several

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050103010630.vsojxmke.xml
19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Turkish Press – Turkey
More than 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.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_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

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/02/international/middleeast/02cnd-iraq.html
Suicide Car Bombing in Iraq Kills 19
New York Times – USA
By ERIK ECKHOLM. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. “We have rejected the idea of a sectarian regime and we believe that Iraq is for all Iraqis.”.

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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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19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Turkish Press – Turkey
More than 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.nytimes.com/2005/01/02/international/middleeast/02cnd-iraq.html
Suicide Car Bombing in Iraq Kills 19
New York Times – USA
By ERIK ECKHOLM. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. “We have rejected the idea of a sectarian regime and we believe that Iraq is for all Iraqis.”.

seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category
=6420&slug=WA%20Soldier%20Killed%20Ficek

Fort Lewis National Guardsman killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
A resident of Pullman, Wash., he had been in Iraq for more than a year and was scheduled to return home in March, KATU-TV said.

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19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — BAGHDAD – Nineteen people were killed in a suicide attack against the Iraqi national guard Sunday as more US troops were sent to the main

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JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1104643911175

Report: Iraq makes 2004 bloodiest year in a decade
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Killings in Iraq made 2004 the deadliest year in a decade for media professionals with 117 killed gathering news around the world, an international media

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/02/news/iraq.html
Iraq’s Shiites rule out Iran model
International Herald Tribune – France
“We have rejected the idea of a sectarian regime and we believe that Iraq is for all Iraqis.” Appearing with Hakim at the briefing was Ahmed Chalabi, a secular

  
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