Iraq News and Information Links
February 7 2005
 

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Two suicide bombs kill 27 in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Al-Qaeda’s wing in Iraq, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for both blasts and vowed further attacks on “apostates and their masters,” an …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4245043.stm
Annan suspends Iraq oil officials
BBC News – London,England,UK
The UN Secretary General has suspended two senior officials linked to the oil-for-food programme for Iraq after a highly critical investigation. …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/08/252.html
Insurgent Blasts Kill 27 in Iraq
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Suicide bombers killed at least 27 people in attacks in two Iraqi cities Monday in the worst bloodshed since the country’s historic election …

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JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1107769477004

Report: Iraq group will release Italian journalist
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… interrogated the Italian captive Guiliana Sgrena, it has been found that the Italian captive is not involved in spying for the infidels in Iraq,” the group …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7560882
US Forces Storm House, Free Egyptians in Iraq
Reuters – USA
CAIRO (Reuters) – US forces in Iraq stormed a house in Baghdad on Monday and freed Egyptian telecommunications engineers kidnapped since Sunday, the head of …

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Rumsfeld: Iraq Needs Time for Military
ABC News – USA
In the photograph provided by “Meet the Press”, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks about Iraq during the taping of “Meet the Press” Sunday, Feb. …

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20050207.wdefen0207/BNStory/National/

No troops will be sent to Iraq, PM says
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Canadian troops will not be sent into Iraq, Prime Minister Paul Martin said Monday, despite reports that soldiers could be sent to help train the Iraqi …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1474761,00.html
Iraq war widow wins payout fight
Times Online – UK
By Michael Evans, Defence Editor. THE Ministry of Defence is to admit liability for the death of the first British soldier to die in combat in Iraq. …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=12484
Two suicide bombs kill 27 in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Al-Qaeda’s wing in Iraq, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for both blasts and vowed further attacks on “apostates and their masters,” an …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4245043.stm
Annan suspends Iraq oil officials
BBC News – London,England,UK
The UN Secretary General has suspended two senior officials linked to the oil-for-food programme for Iraq after a highly critical investigation. …

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JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1107769477004

Report: Iraq group will release Italian journalist
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… interrogated the Italian captive Guiliana Sgrena, it has been found that the Italian captive is not involved in spying for the infidels in Iraq,” the group …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7560882
US Forces Storm House, Free Egyptians in Iraq
Reuters – USA
CAIRO (Reuters) – US forces in Iraq stormed a house in Baghdad on Monday and freed Egyptian telecommunications engineers kidnapped since Sunday, the head of …

abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=477780
Rumsfeld: Iraq Needs Time for Military
ABC News – USA
In the photograph provided by “Meet the Press”, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks about Iraq during the taping of “Meet the Press” Sunday, Feb. …

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20050207.wdefen0207/BNStory/National/

No troops will be sent to Iraq, PM says
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Canadian troops will not be sent into Iraq, Prime Minister Paul Martin said Monday, despite reports that soldiers could be sent to help train the Iraqi …

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story.asp?category=1151&slug=Hispanics%20Iraq

Poll: Hispanics back US pullout in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — Hispanics in this country are more inclined to want the United States to withdraw troops from Iraq immediately than to want to wait until the …

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=2005-02-07T184001Z_01_CUT767095_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-UN-OIL.xml

Two suspended over Iraq oil-for-food programme
Reuters.uk – UK
… has suspended the former director of the oil-for-food programme and another official following a critical report on the now-defunct plan for Iraq, the United …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4244421.stm
Iraq party photos shame US army
BBC News – London,England,UK
A US female soldier has been found guilty of indecent exposure after she took part in a mud wrestling party at the largest military prison in Iraq. …

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1107796140685B262&click_id=2813&set_id=1

30 dead in bloody day in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
… In a posting on a website, the al-Qaida in Iraq group, led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said “a lion from the Martyrs Brigade” wearing an …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3181162a12,00.html
Mosul voting flawed says Iraq poll commission
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
BAGHDAD: Gunmen looted polling stations in Iraq’s restive Niniveh province during the January 30 election, tampering with ballot boxes and preventing thousands …

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Insurgents Kill at Least 30 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… the main office of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, near the Shiite holy shrine of Imam Ali, cousin of the Prophet Mohammed, in Najaf, Iraq Monday, Feb. …

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ANALYSIS: Iraq Still Clouds Turkey Ties Despite Rice Trip
Reuters – USA
ANKARA (Reuters) – Tensions between the United States and Muslim ally Turkey persist, especially over Iraq’s future, despite Turks’ delight that Condoleezza …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/222031/110779585934.htm
ACT News Update, Jordan/Iraq: “Give us a place that we can call …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… But a member of Action by Churches Together (ACT) International working in Jordan provided some much-needed warmth to refugees of the Iraq conflict during a …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10838777.htm
From Iraq to Honduras: His volunteerism is spanning the globe
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… “In Iraq, we’re trying to build a better future for the country, and in Honduras we’re trying to build a better future for the children.”. …

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Insurgents Kill at Least 30 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… the main office of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, near the Shiite holy shrine of Imam Ali, cousin of the Prophet Mohammed, in Najaf, Iraq Monday, Feb. …

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050207/2005020710.html
American forces release 300 Iraqi prisoners
Arabic News – Middle East
… More than 8,000 Iraqis are still held in the American jails in Iraq, one thousand of them will be put on trial by the central criminal court in Iraq on …

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Iraq Bomb Kills 15 at Police Station; AP Says Attacks Kill 30
Bloomberg – USA
… Hussein’s supporters play a key role in violence across Iraq, according to analysts such as Yahia Said of the London School of Economics and Sabah Kadhim, an …

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2005/February/focusoniraq_February63.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq electoral commission admits ballot box irregularities
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – An inquiry by the Iraqi electoral commission reported on Monday that there had been irregularities with some 40 ballot boxes used in the January 30 …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5478,12177365%255E663,00.html

Cleric asserts control in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AMERICA’S vision for a democratic, secular Iraq is being shaken by demands from Iraq’s leading religious figure for an Islamic government. …

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=topNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=7555545

Iraq al Qaeda wing claims killing 27 in Baquba, Mosul bombings
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
DUBAI (Reuters) – The al Qaeda group in Iraq claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks against police that killed at least 27 Iraqis on Monday, according …

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story_page/0,5744,12182559%255E601,00.html

Iran-style rule not for Iraq: Cheney
Australian – Australia
… dismissed concerns that Iraqi Shia clerics would move the country towards an Iranian-style theocracy, but conceded it would take years for Iraq to build a …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1297814.htm
Push for Iraq constitution based on Islamic law
ABC Online – Australia
PAUL LOCKYER: To the Middle East, and in Iraq a push for a constitution based on Islamic law is already emerging as early election results indicate Shia …

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Kurds Move Into 2nd Place in Iraq Vote Count
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A coalition of Iraq’s main two Kurdish parties has moved into second place behind a Shi’ite Islamist alliance in the vote count following …

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page/0,5478,12177364%255E663,00.html

Prison guards cheered mud-wrestling women in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… soldiers stripped to singlets for mud-wrestling, and sergeants allegedly were lending their rooms to GIs for sex at the US Army’s Camp Bucca prison in Iraq. …

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Iraq Minister Sees Internal Security in 18 Months
Reuters – USA
RIYADH (Reuters) – Iraq’s interim Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said Monday he believed Iraq could establish full control of its internal security and …

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16642&name=Troop+pullout+will+boost+Iraq+politics%2C+says+France

Troop pullout will boost Iraq politics, says France
Expatica – Netherlands
BAGHDAD, Feb 7 (AFP) – The French ambassador to Iraq said Monday that a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops would boost the chances of getting all …

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Iraq suicide attacks kill 19
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Two suicide attacks against Iraq’s police force killed 19 people on Monday, while insurgents threatened to execute a kidnapped female Italian journalist if …

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07/uiraq2.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/07/ixportaltop.html

30 die in bloodiest day since Iraq elections
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… hospital. It is the worst day of violence since elections were held for the first time in Iraq for five decades on Jan 30. Fifteen …

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=awiCyzYEpLV0&refer=top_world_news

Iraq Forces Capture Ex-General Suspected of Financing Terrorism
Bloomberg – USA
… suspected of being a ``terrorist leader’’ who financed bombings by foreign insurgents and supporters of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s government said …

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A Series of Explosions in Iraq: 70 Dead
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… 12 Iraqi policemen were also killed in an explosion near a hospital in Musul city in northern Iraq. Captain Kazm Mohammad Emin …

www.indystar.com/articles/6/220457-1746-010.html
4 Egyptians in Iraq ambushed, kidnapped
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen waylaid a minibus Sunday carrying foreign technicians to their jobs at a mobile telephone company in western Baghdad, seizing four …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1407524,00.html
Attacks kill 22 in Iraq
Guardian – UK
At least 22 people died today in two separate suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq, one against a group of police who were gathered outside a hospital in the …

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Iraq duty for troops ruled out: Pettigrew
Toronto Star (Subscription) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew says “there’s no intention” of sending troops to boost NATO efforts in Baghdad to train Iraq’s army, but he …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1473968,00.html
Fresh outbreak of violence kills 22 in Iraq
Times Online – UK
The relative calm enjoyed by Iraq since elections on January 30 has been shattered by two suicide bombings today that have left at least 22 people dead and …

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Suicide Bombers Kill 26 in Two Attacks in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq claimed responsibility for the Mosul attack in a statement posted on a militant Web site. “A lion in the …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002172933_objector07.html
Army officer refuses second deployment to Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… His commanders had him formally charged with desertion. Sgt. Kevin Benderman, who served one tour of duty in Iraq, is refusing to serve another. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1473968,00.html
Fresh outbreak of violence kills 22 in Iraq
Times Online – UK
The relative calm enjoyed by Iraq since elections on January 30 has been shattered by two suicide bombings today that have left at least 22 people dead and …

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Car bombs target police in Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
… said. Fighters trying to overthrow Iraq ‘s US-backed government have mounted frequent attacks on Iraqi security forces. Monday’s …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1407524,00.html
Attacks kill 22 in Iraq
Guardian – UK
At least 22 people died today in two separate suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq, one against a group of police who were gathered outside a hospital in the …

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Iraq duty for troops ruled out: Pettigrew
Toronto Star (Subscription) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew says “there’s no intention” of sending troops to boost NATO efforts in Baghdad to train Iraq’s army, but he …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050207075549.3r72r4bc.xml
Clock ticking for hostages in Iraq as more election results …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – An Islamist group has warned the fate of a female Italian reporter held hostage in Iraq will be decided soon, as more partial results of the …

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Iraq gunbattle kills 36
Rediff – Mumbai,India
… Speaking on television news programs on Sunday, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said that Iraq’s most influential Shiite …

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Rumsfeld: Iraq Needs Time for Military
ABC News – USA
… WASHINGTON Feb 7, 2005 — Once its internal security forces are trained to handle violent insurgents, Iraq will require more time to build a military force …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/3027096
What’s good for Iraq would also be good for Ethiopia
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By DULA ABDU. If democracy is worth fighting for in Iraq, it is worth speaking up for in other countries. Free and fair elections …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Four-Egyptians-
kidnapped-in-Iraq/2005/02/07/1107625121193.html

Four Egyptians kidnapped in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The attacks were the latest sign that insurgents are stepping up attacks against Iraq’s fledgling security forces, which the United States hopes can assume a …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-02-06-iraq-shiite_x.htm
Leading Shiite cleric says new Iraq must embrace Islamic law
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD — A high-ranking Shiite cleric who helped a coalition of religious parties to apparent victory in Iraq’s elections eight days ago said Sunday that …

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2005/February/focusoniraq_February55.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric seeks the best of both worlds
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… and another top cleric set the debate over the future government alight on Sunday when they called for Islam to be the sole source of legislation in Iraq. …

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Iraq: ‘Not All War and No Play’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… soldiers donned purple, green and gold and climbed onto Army trucks transformed into floats for an early Mardi Gras celebration in Iraq, parading through Camp …

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1107703180215_6/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

No plan yet to deploy troops to Iraq: Pettigrew
CTV – Canada
Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew says Canada has no intention to send troops to Iraq. His response came after reports that …

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Support waning for insurgents in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… from car stereos and a greater willingness to help police, the public mood appears to be moving more clearly against the insurgency in Iraq, political and …

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Vast Iraq Oil-for-Food Corruption Probe Widens
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A Swiss criminal lawyer has said that the alleged payoffs to win Iraqi contracts amounted to as much as 1.9 billion dollars (1 billion), Mark Pieth said …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Four-Egyptians-
kidnapped-in-Iraq/2005/02/07/1107625121193.html

Four Egyptians kidnapped in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The attacks were the latest sign that insurgents are stepping up attacks against Iraq’s fledgling security forces, which the United States hopes can assume a …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-02-06-iraq-shiite_x.htm
Leading Shiite cleric says new Iraq must embrace Islamic law
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD — A high-ranking Shiite cleric who helped a coalition of religious parties to apparent victory in Iraq’s elections eight days ago said Sunday that …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/February/focusoniraq_February55.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric seeks the best of both worlds
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… and another top cleric set the debate over the future government alight on Sunday when they called for Islam to be the sole source of legislation in Iraq. …

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4099766
Iraq: ‘Not All War and No Play’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… soldiers donned purple, green and gold and climbed onto Army trucks transformed into floats for an early Mardi Gras celebration in Iraq, parading through Camp …

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1107703180215_6/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

No plan yet to deploy troops to Iraq: Pettigrew
CTV – Canada
Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew says Canada has no intention to send troops to Iraq. His response came after reports that …

msnbc.msn.com/id/6924964/
Support waning for insurgents in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… from car stereos and a greater willingness to help police, the public mood appears to be moving more clearly against the insurgency in Iraq, political and …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=103834&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27324
Egyptian engineers kidnapped in Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Gunmen seized four Egyptian engineers in Baghdad yesterday, underlining Iraq’s dangers despite its recent election and steps towards democracy. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/07/content_2557011.htm
Rice: US wants Iraq to remain whole
Xinhua – Beijing,China
7 — Visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in Turkey that the United States wants Iraq to remain whole as reaction to Turkey’s concerns over the …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/07/politics/07diplo.html
US Officials Say a Theocratic Iraq Is Unlikely
New York Times – USA
… 6 – The Bush administration sought Sunday to allay concerns that a Shiite religious state could emerge in Iraq as a result of last weekend’s elections. …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=103835&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27324
12 die in new Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
HILLA, Iraq: At least 12 people were reported dead yesterday as Iraqi security forces clashed with rebels in volatile Sunni Muslim districts north of Baghdad …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.
asp?category=1103&slug=Oil%20For%20Food

Buyers of Iraq UN oil may be implicated
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Sevan solicited oil allocations from Iraq on behalf of an oil trading company, Africa Middle East Petroleum, or AMEP, between 1998 and 2001, and it raised …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/07/content_2556496.htm
Fresh threats to kill kidnapped Italian in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… carried out after 48 hours unless there is an announcement from the Italian government, headed by the criminal Berlusconi, of a withdrawal from Iraq,” it said. …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/06/iraq/main671950.shtml
Attacks Kill Dozens In Iraq
CBS News – USA
… Three French nationals being held by the US military in Iraq, the New York Times reports. … Gen. Abed Mowhoush during an interrogation at Qaim, Iraq, on Nov. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/07/content_2557011.htm
Rice: US wants Iraq to remain whole
Xinhua – Beijing,China
7 — Visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in Turkey that the United States wants Iraq to remain whole as reaction to Turkey’s concerns over the …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=103834&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27324
Egyptian engineers kidnapped in Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Gunmen seized four Egyptian engineers in Baghdad yesterday, underlining Iraq’s dangers despite its recent election and steps towards democracy. …

  
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