Iraq News and Information Links
March 4 2005
 

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US Forces Wound Freed Hostage in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… Sgrena. Sgrena who has been held captive in Iraq for a month, was released Friday, March 4, 2005 top Italian government official said. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11054119.htm
Some 200 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
… Seized May 3 by Islamic Rage Brigade. _Margaret Hassan, 59-year-old director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq. …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/entertainment/3068569
Musicians face danger to play for troops in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – USA
… Now Jon Bullock can’t get enough Iraq. … Bullock is one of dozens of California musicians who’ve become nearly obsessed about playing for US troops in Iraq. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-04-voa56.cfm
Iraq Reconstruction Proceeds Despite Insurgent Attacks
Voice of America – USA
Senior US officials responsible for the $21 billion Iraq reconstruction project say work is continuing, in spite of insurgent attacks, and the situation has …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13193
Division delays the creation of Iraq’s new government
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
More than a month after Iraq’s historic election, ethnic and sectarian divisions have stymied efforts to form a government, deepening political uncertainty and …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7813616
US Forces Wound Freed Italian Hostage in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was freed by her captors on Friday but US forces in Iraq mistakenly opened fire on the convoy taking her …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-04-voa56.cfm
Iraq Reconstruction Proceeds Despite Insurgent Attacks
Voice of America – USA
Senior US officials responsible for the $21 billion Iraq reconstruction project say work is continuing, in spite of insurgent attacks, and the situation has …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13193
Division delays the creation of Iraq’s new government
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
More than a month after Iraq’s historic election, ethnic and sectarian divisions have stymied efforts to form a government, deepening political uncertainty and …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/
middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7258

Italian hostage released in Iraq, Car bombs hit Baqouba, Mosul
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Italy said that reporter Giuliana Sgrena, kidnapped in Iraq a month ago, has been released by her captors. “I can confirm it 100 …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7813616
US Forces Wound Freed Italian Hostage in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was freed by her captors on Friday but US forces in Iraq mistakenly opened fire on the convoy taking her …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050304/w030464.html
Italian journalist injured by US fire after release from Iraq …
CBC News – Canada
ROME (AP) – A freed Italian hostage was injured and an Italian intelligence officer killed Friday in Iraq after a US armoured vehicle fired on a car in which …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11052296.htm
Report: Italian journalist freed in Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
ROME – A female Italian journalist held captive in Iraq since Feb. 4 has been released, a news report said Friday. Italy’s Apcom …

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/
03/04/DDGE0BJGHO1.DTL&type=movies

Shooting the action in Iraq without taking sides
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
“Gunner Palace” gives us the best glimpse yet of what it’s like to be in Iraq, and so its … Along the way, the film documents Iraq in this period of transition. …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4319191.stm
Mother of Iraq captive lashes out
BBC News – E,UK
The mother of a French journalist held captive in Iraq has lashed out against squabbling between France’s government departments trying to have her freed. …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3207286a12,00.html
Iraq Al Qaeda wing still capable – internet statement
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
DUBAI: Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq said that suicide attacks carried out in recent days proved the group was still strong and capable of pursuing its war against …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7811490
Iraq’s New Government May Take Weeks to Be Formed
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – More than a month after Iraq’s historic election, ethnic and sectarian divisions have stymied efforts to form a government, deepening …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/135658/1/.html
Iraq’s Shiites, Kurds bargain hard on next government
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq’s Shiites and Kurds were planning to intensify their bargaining over the shape of the next government, one month after the country’s milestone …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/04/news/detain.html
Iraq detention centers crowded
International Herald Tribune – France
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq The American military’s major detention centers in Iraq have swelled to capacity and are holding more people than ever, senior military …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/11051386.htm
498th Medical Company returns from Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
… Chief Warrant Officer 2 Fred Hall, a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, was returning from Iraq for a second time. … Brian Tripp back from Iraq. …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/04/iraq/main678014.shtml
US Death Toll In Iraq Hits 1,500
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) The number of US military deaths in Iraq rose to … Iraq has extended its state of emergency – initially imposed four months ago – for another 30 days. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11050817.htm
Syria under pressure to improve security on border with Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
WADI SHA’ALAN, Syria-Iraq Border – (KRT) – Windswept and flat as a skillet, the desolate 450-mile frontier between Syria and Iraq is the focus of an …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/03/4284463
9-6364-4e6c-8f27-dd40028bdfa3.html

Iraq Extends State Of Emergency
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… No reason was given for the extension, but Iraq continues to experience regular insurgent attacks. At least five police officers …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/11049226.htm
Soldiers in Iraq film supply point of view
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… As a result, his 85-minute documentary on the war in Iraq (opening today in San Francisco and March 11 in the South Bay) captures a mix of bravado and anxiety …

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0503040273
mar04,1,2379934.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Women fear losing rights in new Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
… “We’ve never lived freely in Iraq, and now I think we never will.”. “I will commit suicide if that happens,” vowed Karama Saeed, 27 …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11050817.htm
Syria under pressure to improve security on border with Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
WADI SHA’ALAN, Syria-Iraq Border – (KRT) – Windswept and flat as a skillet, the desolate 450-mile frontier between Syria and Iraq is the focus of an …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/03/42844
639-6364-4e6c-8f27-dd40028bdfa3.html

Iraq Extends State Of Emergency
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… No reason was given for the extension, but Iraq continues to experience regular insurgent attacks. At least five police officers …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/11049226.htm
Soldiers in Iraq film supply point of view
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… As a result, his 85-minute documentary on the war in Iraq (opening today in San Francisco and March 11 in the South Bay) captures a mix of bravado and anxiety …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/March/focusoniraq_March17.xml&section=focusoniraq

Al Qaeda in Iraq launches Internet magazine urging Muslims to join …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A new online magazine purportedly posted by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq has launched an effort to recruit Muslims to rid Iraq of infidels …

www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20050304&hn=17124
US Redirects $1 Billion From Turkey to Iraq, Afghanistan
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… billion that was earmarked for Turkey by the White House to the $81 billion in additional aid proposed by US President George W. Bush for Iraq and Afghanistan. …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0304iraq-rdp04.html
Insurgents continue drive against Iraq security forces
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
… 30 elections, from which a coalition of predominantly Shiite Muslim parties – the United Iraqi Alliance – emerged with a slim majority in Iraq’s 275-member …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/214478_iraq04.html
Iraq’s Shiites, Kurds still unable to form coalition
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Car bombs killed six policemen and wounded 15 in new attacks on Iraq’s security services yesterday as political factions wrangled over putting …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=7806227
Iraq Qaeda Wing Says Still Strong, Vows New Attacks
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq said that suicide attacks carried out in recent days proved the group was still strong and capable of pursuing its …

sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13685732
Iraq Shiites in talks with Kurds on leadership
Sify – India
… election, has laid claim to the presidency and key ministries as well as a promise of support for its demands for an expanded autonomy in northern Iraq when a …

www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,13031,1430243,00.html
The shadow of another Iraq
Guardian – UK
… if they did that, an intelligence chief once explained, Lebanon would become a hotbed of assorted militants, Islamic and Palestinian, in effect a kind of Iraq. …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/03/04/2003225406
US’ Iraq death count hits 1,500
Taipei Times – Taiwan
The number of US military deaths in Iraq rose to 1,500, a media report count showed yesterday as the military announced one of its troops was killed in action …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/US-expects-Iraq-casualtie
s-to-declines/2005/03/04/1109700662818.html

US expects Iraq casualties to decline
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
With United States deaths in Iraq topping 1,500, the commanding general of allied troops in Baghdad said he expected casualties to decline because of bomb …

www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2005/03/04/gunner/
The nightmare in Iraq
Salon – USA
“Gunner Palace” takes the viewer as close to the actual experience of the Iraq war as anyone will ever want to get. By Andrew O’Hehir. …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5272569.html
Iraq: Insurgent suicide attacks continue relentlessly
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… Senior US military officials said Thursday that the military detention centers in Iraq have swelled to capacity and are holding more people than ever. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11046167.htm
Two security guards for Nevada-based firm killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… providing security to Tetra Tech FW Inc., which is under contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers to destroy and capture enemy munitions in Iraq, he said. …

sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13685732
Iraq Shiites in talks with Kurds on leadership
Sify – India
… election, has laid claim to the presidency and key ministries as well as a promise of support for its demands for an expanded autonomy in northern Iraq when a …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/03/04/2003225406
US’ Iraq death count hits 1,500
Taipei Times – Taiwan
The number of US military deaths in Iraq rose to 1,500, a media report count showed yesterday as the military announced one of its troops was killed in action …

www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,13031,1430243,00.html
The shadow of another Iraq
Guardian – UK
… if they did that, an intelligence chief once explained, Lebanon would become a hotbed of assorted militants, Islamic and Palestinian, in effect a kind of Iraq. …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5272569.html
Iraq: Insurgent suicide attacks continue relentlessly
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… Senior US military officials said Thursday that the military detention centers in Iraq have swelled to capacity and are holding more people than ever. …

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/03/03/national/w193814S64.DTL
Army General Expects Iraq Deaths to Fall
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
With US deaths in Iraq topping 1,500, the commanding general of allied troops in Baghdad said Thursday he expects casualties will soon decline because of bomb …

www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2005/03/04/gunner/
The nightmare in Iraq
Salon – USA
“Gunner Palace” takes the viewer as close to the actual experience of the Iraq war as anyone will ever want to get. By Andrew O’Hehir. …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/03/f0dff1c9-1edb-483e-943e-fc1efb5ef64b.html
Ukraine Says Troops May Stay In Iraq Until Year’s End
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Warsaw, 3 March 2005 — Ukraine’s defense minister today said his country might leave some troops in Iraq two months beyond its October deadline for pulling out …

AL-QAIDA in Iraq launches Internet magazine urging Muslims to join …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A new online magazine purportedly posted by al-Qaida’s
affiliate in Iraq has launched an effort to recruit Muslims to rid Iraq
of infidels …
www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/Al_Qaida_in_Iraq_launches_Inte:.shtml

1500 US dead as Iraq extends state of emergency
Scotsman – UK
AYAD Allawi, Iraq’s interim prime minister, yesterday extended the country’s
state of emergency until the end of the month, as the American death toll

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=236562005

EU appeals for release of journalists in Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
BRUSSELS, March 3 (AFP) – European Parliament party leaders called Thursday
for the immediate release of journalists held hostage in Iraq, including
a French …
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&st
ory_id=17596&name=EU+appeals+for+release+of+journalists+in+Iraq

IRAN sees opportunities and dangers in a Shiite Iraq
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
By Iason Athanasiadis. As Iraqis voted in late January, Iranian officials
publicly proclaimed that an independent Iraq was all they really wanted.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=13145

5 Police Killed in 2 Iraq Bombings
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Two car bombs exploded near Iraq’s Interior Ministry early today,
a police source said, killing at least five policemen a day after two
similar …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-ira
q3mar03,1,217638.story?coll=la-headlines-world

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13158
Two car bombs target Iraq’s Interior Ministry
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Two suicide car bombs exploded outside Iraq’s interior ministry Thursday, killing five policemen, as Shiite political parties piled pressure on the Kurds to …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=13145
Iran sees opportunities and dangers in a Shiite Iraq
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
By Iason Athanasiadis. As Iraqis voted in late January, Iranian officials publicly proclaimed that an independent Iraq was all they really wanted. …

www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=106501&region=6
US IRAQ DEATH TOLL NOW 1,500
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
The US military death toll in Iraq has reached 1,500 after nearly two years of conflict. The death toll is now at least 1,502 after …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050303/w030386.html
Leaders advocate federal model to solve conflicts in Iraq, other …
CBC News – Canada
… opened a conference on federalism Thursday, arguing that the benefits of regional government systems could end conflicts in countries such as Iraq, Cyprus and …

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1040227.cms
US death toll in Iraq at 15,000
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD: The number of US troops killed in Iraq has topped 1,500, an Associated Press count showed on Thursday after the military announced the deaths of three …

  
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