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March 7 2005
 

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US shootings strain ties with Iraq allies
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
US forces in Iraq faced new strains with allies on Monday when Bulgaria said they had probably shot dead one of its soldiers after angering Rome by killing an …

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=330054
Insurgent attacks kill 33 in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
The terror group Al-Qaida in Iraq, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for much of the bloodshed that killed 15 people Monday in and around …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=66019
Bulgaria says soldier killed by US troops in south Iraq
Indian Express – India
BAGHDAD, MARCH 7: US forces in Iraq faced more ‘‘friendly fire’’ embarrassment on Monday when Bulgaria said they had probably shot dead one of its …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11074333.htm
Insurgent attacks kill at least 18 in Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Suspected insurgents set off a bomb in front of a boys school in the town of Balad, north of Baghdad, killing eight people, three of …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11074226.htm
Friendly fire takes toll on Iraq coalition
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – They’re told every day across Iraq – tragic stories of people dying in hails of gunfire, shattered windshields and car seats covered in blood. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1318144.htm
Multiple attacks kill 25 in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
At least 25 people, mostly Iraqi soldiers, have been killed in a string of attacks against Iraq’s security forces north of Baghdad. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1318109.htm
Sabotage ruled out in Iraq Hercules crash
ABC Online – Australia
Britain’s Ministry of Defence has dismissed sabotage as a possible cause of the Hercules crash in Iraq which killed 35-year-old Australian Paul Pardoel in …

www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=106695&region=3
ITALY FAREWELLS IRAQ ‘HERO’
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… came to a standstill on Monday for the state funeral of an intelligence officer killed by US gunfire as he escorted a freed Italian hostage to safety in Iraq. …

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A Teen-Aged Marine Falls in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… The Delaware native grew up on a farm, but his family says his heart was always in the military. The 19-year-old Marine was killed by a mortar in Iraq. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11074226.htm
Friendly fire takes toll on Iraq coalition
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – They’re told every day across Iraq – tragic stories of people dying in hails of gunfire, shattered windshields and car seats covered in blood. …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=66019
Bulgaria says soldier killed by US troops in south Iraq
Indian Express – India
BAGHDAD, MARCH 7: US forces in Iraq faced more ‘‘friendly fire’’ embarrassment on Monday when Bulgaria said they had probably shot dead one of its …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11074333.htm
Insurgent attacks kill at least 18 in Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Suspected insurgents set off a bomb in front of a boys school in the town of Balad, north of Baghdad, killing eight people, three of …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1318162.htm
Reinforcements’ Iraq role unclear
ABC Online – Australia
A Japanese military commander says he does not expect Australian forces to provide direct protection for his men in southern Iraq, sparking uncertainty about …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-07-voa59.cfm
White House Calls Notion of Targetting Civilians in Iraq ‘Absurd’
Voice of America – USA
By Paula Wolfson. President Bush’s spokesman says it is absurd to suggest US troops would knowingly target civilians in Iraq. The …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,59-1515726,00.html
Basis for Iraq war
Times Online – UK
Sir, The Prime Minister claims that he cannot release the advice given him by the Attorney-General on the legality of the attack on Iraq because of the …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/214839_return06.html
Iraq veterans need support for PTSD
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
For many US soldiers and Marines, leaving Iraq means no longer having to dodge Iraqi snipers and shrapnel. But coming home may involve …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3210568a12,00.html
US shootings strain ties with Iraq allies
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
BAGHDAD: US forces in Iraq face new strains with allies as Bulgaria says they probably shot dead one of its soldiers, just after they angered Rome by killing …

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asp?category=1107&slug=Arabs%20and%20Assad

US-Syrian tussle harks back to Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… President Bashar Assad’s quarrel with the United States about his country’s military presence in Lebanon and cross-border infiltration into Iraq bears some …

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Slaughter continues in Iraq
Ireland Online – Ireland
Rebels launched a series of attacks in Iraq today that left at least 24 people dead and dozens wounded as the country took its first major step toward forming …

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Iraq: RAF Hercules ‘Was Not Sabotaged’
Scotsman – UK
Investigators have ruled out sabotage as the cause of the Hercules plane crash in Iraq which killed 10 British servicemen but have not discounted the …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=81613
25 killed in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… in the town. Meanwhile attempts are continuing to form Iraq’s first democratic government before parliament opens next week.(ANI).

www.cbc.ca/storyview/MSN/world/national/2005/03/07/iraq-baqouba050307.html
31 killed in Iraq attacks
CBC News – Canada
BAQOUBA, IRAQ – At least 31 people were killed in Iraq on Monday, many of them in a series of co-ordinated attacks claimed by an al-Qaeda linked group. …

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US shootings strain ties with Iraq allies
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US forces in Iraq face new strains with allies as Bulgaria says they probably shot dead one of its soldiers, just after they angered Rome …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4846970,00.html
British Rule Out Sabotage in Iraq Crash
Guardian – UK
… 30 in Iraq increased Monday when military officials ruled out sabotage and engine failure in the crash that killed 10 people. An …

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2005/03/07/insurgent_attacks_in_iraq_kill_at_least_24

Insurgent attacks in Iraq kill at least 24
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Guerrillas launched a series of attacks in Iraq on Monday that left 24 people dead and dozens wounded as the country took its first major step …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/136082/1/.html
Eight dead in Iraq unrest as parties thrash out coalition deal
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… has promised a full investigation into the killing, which has fanned opposition in Italy to the right-wing government’s 3,000-strong troop deployment in Iraq. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/07/international/middleeast/07cnd-iraq.html
17 Die in Series of Insurgent Attacks in Iraq
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 7 – A series of insurgent attacks, a combination of car bombs and small-arms fire, left at least 17 people dead and dozens wounded in Iraq …

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Insurgent Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 21
ABC News – USA
… that killed seven soldiers and five police according to a medic at Baqouba’s main hospital, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad in Iraq Monday, March …

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25 die in Iraq bloodshed
News24 – South Africa
Samarra, Iraq – At least 25 people, mostly Iraqi soldiers, were killed on Monday in a string of attacks against the country’s security forces in Balad and …

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asp?category=1103&slug=Britain%20Iraq%20Crash

British rule out sabotage in Iraq crash
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… British military officials said in an interim report Monday they had ruled out sabotage as the cause of the crash of a Hercules aircraft in Iraq on Jan. …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1318048.htm
Australian troops prepare to leave for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: Still in the Middle East, life for the military in Iraq is not getting noticeably safer, as fresh Australian troops prepare to start their new …

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22e3-69d0-432e-9673-6ac6d3196180.html

Funeral Service Held For Italian Officer Shot In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… Calipari was in Iraq to help negotiate the release of captured journalist Giuliana Sgrena. US troops fired on their vehicle as they drove to the airport. …

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Iraq’s assembly set to convene March 16
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
Baghdad — Iraq’s newly elected National Assembly will convene for the first time March 16, politicians said Sunday, an apparent sign that the leading Kurdish …

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Iraq Bomb Kills 15, Reuters Says; Other Attacks Leave 16 Dead
Bloomberg – USA
… Reuters said the Baqubah car bomb killed two people and that an ambush and two roadside bombs in the town killed eight soldiers. Iraq’s Jan. …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-icheck07.html
Iraq checkpoints often confusing, putting travelers, troops at …
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
BY ANNIA CIEZADLO. It’s a common occurrence in Iraq: A car speeds toward an American checkpoint or foot patrol. They fire warning shots; the car keeps coming. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-07-voa8.cfm
Iraq’s New Assembly to Meet Next Week
Voice of America – USA
… Negotiations by Iraq’s three main political groups have so far not produced an agreement, but officials say lawmakers will convene March 16, even without a deal …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1269690,00050004.htm
Bulgarian soldier killed by US ‘friendly fire’ in Iraq
Hindustan Times – India
A Bulgarian soldier killed on Friday in Iraq was the victim of “friendly fire” from a US soldier, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolai Svinarov said. …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12472358-23109,00.html
Six die in Iraq car bomb
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A SUICIDE bomber has blew up a car near an Iraqi army patrol in the town of Balad north of Baghdad, killing six civilians and wounding 18 people, Iraqi army …

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ee5-2177-4196-a32e-25a44b813cfb.html

Italian Killed In Iraq Given State Funeral
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
7 March 2005 — An Italian intelligence agent killed by US troops after helping secure the release of an Italian journalist in Iraq will be given a state …

www.indystar.com/articles/5/227468-6415-010.html
Assembly in Iraq will open March 16
Indianapolis Star – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi politicians set March 16 for the opening of the country’s first democratically elected parliament in modern history as a deal hardened …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11069032.htm
Kidnappings for ransom in Iraq are now commonplace
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
By SUSANNAH A. NESMITH. BAGHDAD, Iraq — For two days they held her inside a car with a tarp thrown over it. Sometimes, a woman …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2005/03/07/952720-sun.html
Parliament set in Iraq
Edmonton Sun – Canada
… His nomination, which the Kurds have agreed to, has been endorsed by the most powerful Shiite cleric in Iraq – Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

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Reporter: Iraq checkpoints ‘scary’:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: BAGHDAD, March 6 : An American press correspondent in Iraq has said that Army checkpoints are often confusing and scary. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1317780.htm
Special armour to protect troop carriers in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Defence Minister Robert Hill says light armoured vehicles being sent into southern Iraq with a contingent of 450 Australian troops, will be fitted with special …

www.theage.com.au/news/National/Iraq-troops-will-have-
proper-gears/2005/03/07/1110160736027.html

Iraq troops ‘will have proper gear’
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australian troops bound for Iraq will be equipped with armoured vehicles designed to protect against rocket propelled grenade attacks, Defence Minister Robert …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Iraq-assembly-names
-opening-date/2005/03/07/1110160730993.html

Iraq assembly names opening date
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq’s National Assembly is to meet on March 16 even though its feuding political factions have yet to agree on the shape of a new government six weeks after …

www.theage.com.au/news/National/Iraq-troops-will-have
-proper-gears/2005/03/07/1110160736027.html

Iraq troops ‘will have proper gear’
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australian troops bound for Iraq will be equipped with armoured vehicles designed to protect against rocket propelled grenade attacks, Defence Minister Robert …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1317780.htm
Special armour to protect troop carriers in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Defence Minister Robert Hill says light armoured vehicles being sent into southern Iraq with a contingent of 450 Australian troops, will be fitted with special …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=81247
US was not prepared for nation building in Iraq, says report:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: New York, March 7 : Even if the insurgency in Iraq abates, the US military is not well prepared to get on with the task of nation building being …

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Rome tries to limit fallout from Iraq death
Financial Times – UK
Italy’s centre-right government yesterday scrambled to contain the damage to itself and to US-Italian relations after US troops in Iraq killed an Italian …

ITALIANS Mourn Intelligence Agent Killed in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
ROME, March 6 — About 10,000 Italians paid their respects Sunday to an
intelligence agent killed by US troops in Iraq last week while driving
with a hostage …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12206-2005Mar6.html

IT is Syria’s Turn After Iraq
Al-Jazeerah.info – Dalton,GA,USA
… For many reasons, few in the Arab world spoke out until now against
the Syrian dominance of Lebanon, a repeat of the situation in Iraq during
the reign of …
www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2005%20Opinion
%20Editorials/March/6o/It%20is%20Syrias%20Turn%20After
%20Iraq%20By%20Musa%20Keilani.htm

IRAQ’S dominant Shiite-led alliance sets mid-March deadline to …
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq’s dominant Shiite-led alliance set a mid-March deadline to form a
government, prodded to action by spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali
Sistani, who …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13225

IRAQ parliament to convene
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
IRAQ’S new parliament will hold its first session in 10 days, more than
a month after the country’s historic vote, officials in the Kurdish and
Shiite blocs …
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2771282

IRAQ assembly meet soon
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Baghdad, March 6 (Reuters): Iraq will hold a meeting of its newly elected
National Assembly within 10 days with or without a new government, the
Deputy Prime …
www.telegraphindia.com/1050307/asp/foreign/story_4462773.asp

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=556301
Ex-Hostage Disputes US on Iraq Shooting
ABC News – USA
… An Italian Cabinet member urged Sgrena, who writes for a communist newspaper that routinely opposes US policy in Iraq, to be cautious in her accounts and said …

  
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