Iraq News and Information Links
January 9 2005
 

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Roadside bomb strikes US convoy in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
said Sunday, a day after the US military acknowledged five people were killed when it bombed the wrong house during a search operation in northern Iraq.

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UN audits fault running of Iraq oil-for-food program
International Herald Tribune – France
NEW YORK Internal United Nations audits criticize the oil-for-food program in Iraq as having failed to adequately supervise and audit the companies hired to

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Withdrawing Ukraine troops from Iraq priority, Yushchenko says
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIEV, Jan 9 (AFP) – The winner of Ukraine’s presidential vote Viktor Yushchenko said Sunday that withdrawing the nation’s troops from Iraq will be a priority

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Powell admits to concern over a postelection Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Colin Powell said that “we are all worried” about what will happen in Iraq after the election Jan.

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
9, 2005, at least 1,352 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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Republican Leader Frist Says US Forces Stretched Thin in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
insurgents who want to disrupt the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq for a new national assembly. Frist, appearing on NBC’s ``Meet the Press

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62416US troops kill civilians in Iraq attacks
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD, JANUARY 9: US troops mistakenly killed two Iraqi policemen and two bystanders near a checkpoint just hours after an American warplane exacted a heavy

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US troops in Iraq open fire at checkpoint, killing eight, hospital
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
30. On Sunday, Secretary of State Colin Powell was asked on ABC’s “This Week” how he would define success in Iraq’s election, and he acknowledged concern about

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1279164.htm
Ukraine plans Iraq pullout as 7 soldiers killed
ABC Online – Australia
An explosion has killed at least seven Ukrainian troops in Iraq, who were reportedly engaged in defusing munitions. The Defence

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US troops kill civilians in Iraq attacks
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD, JANUARY 9: US troops mistakenly killed two Iraqi policemen and two bystanders near a checkpoint just hours after an American warplane exacted a heavy

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Iraq Must Vote Despite Problems, UN Official Says
Reuters – USA
By Lin Noueihed. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq must push ahead with Jan. 30 elections despite relentless bloodshed, voter intimidation

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Iraq Must Vote Despite Problems, UN Official Says
Reuters – USA
By Lin Noueihed. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq must push ahead with Jan. 30 elections despite relentless bloodshed, voter intimidation

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Alleged Iraq Abuser’s Lawyer Gives Defense
ABC News – USA
Charles Graner, the alleged ringleader of the Iraq prison abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison that rocked the US military, is set to face a jury Monday composed

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/09/content_2437547.htm
Britain, US to sent security evaluation team to Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
9 (Xinhuanet) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday that the United States and Britain will send a team to Iraq to review the security situation

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Powell voices fears for Iraq’s future as Britain mulls troop boost
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – US Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced concern about the future of Iraq after the elections as Britain announced a joint team would be sent

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Sunnis may participate in Iraq’s election, US plans undercut
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Iraq’s most powerful Sunni group will participate in the January elections if the US authorities set a timeframe for the withdrawal of multinational

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
KIEV, Jan. 9 (Xinhuanet) — Seven Ukrainian soldiers on mission in Iraq were killed on Sunday in a bomb explosion, the Defense Ministry’s press service said.

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Hit squads considered for Iraq
News24 – South Africa
New York – To quell the insurgency in Iraq, the Pentagon is considering sending special forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads to

www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5456077>US troops kill Iraq civilians in botched strikes
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Matt Spetalnick. Aaytha, and showed 14 freshly dug graves. The military, making a rare admission of error in its fight. against

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7 Ukrainian Soldiers, 1 Kazakh Die in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SUWAIRA, Iraq – Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one Kazakh serving with the US-led coalition in Iraq were killed in an explosion Sunday while loading bombs that

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Blair: British-American team to assess security in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) Britain and the United States will send a team to Iraq to reassess security in the face of spiraling violence, Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a

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Iraq oil exports resume after sabotage halts power at pumping
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s oil exports from the south resumed after sabotage attacks on power distribution lines in the area halted pumping at terminals in Basra.

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Party leader assassinated in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 9 (UPI) — The manager of the Iraqi National Accord party, headed by interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, was

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US probes bombing of house in north Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – The US military pressed an investigation on Sunday after a warplane bombed the wrong house in northern Iraq, inflicting a heavy civilian death toll

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‘Hit squads’ to target Iraq insurgents
The Australian – Australia
THE Pentagon is reportedly considering sending elite “hit squads” into Iraq to target militant leaders amid growing fears the insurgency will derail landmark

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Ukrainian, Kazakh soldiers killed in explosion in Iraq
USA Today – USA
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one Kazakh soldier serving in Iraq were killed in an explosion while loading bombs that could be used by

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Powell worried about post-election Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Washington: US Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted Sunday he is worried about the future of Iraq but said the United States could consider its mission

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Extra UK troops for Iraq elections
This is London – London,England,UK
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is to send 650 extra troops to Iraq amid fears of escalating violence ahead of the country’s elections, it has been reported.

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GI sentenced to 6 months in Iraq drowning case
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
FT. HOOD, TEXAS — An Army platoon sergeant who ordered his soldiers to throw Iraqis into the Tigris River was sentenced Saturday

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Powell worried about post-election Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted Sunday he is worried about the future of Iraq but said the United States could consider its mission

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Security Team to Be Sent to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Britain and the US are to send a team out to Iraq to reassess security in the face of spiralling violence, Tony Blair revealed today.

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Germany sees influx of battle-hardened fighters from Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BERLIN – Islamist extremists accused of plotting to kill Iraq’s prime minister in Germany are smuggling battle-hardened fighters from Iraq to Europe, raising a

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US soldier guilty of Iraq abuses
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
During the five-day trial, the defense also argued that the nature of hostilities in Iraq meant US troops needed to find effective ways to deter crime.

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US bombs wrong house in Iraq
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Five Iraqis were killed early Saturday when a US warplane dropped a 500-pound bomb on the wrong house during an attack on insurgents in

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Violence in Iraq threatens historic vote
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
While creating a democracy in Iraq may have been a goal of the US invasion, it has been clear from the outset that building a democracy, if it is possible at

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US soldier killed in Iraq explosion
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A US soldier was killed Sunday in a roadside bomb explosion, the military said. The soldier, who had been assigned

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Iraq blast kills 5
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Jan. 9 —A US air strike has flattened a villa, killing five civilians inside, in an attack likely to stir anti-US anger

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US soldier sentenced for Iraq river death
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
A US army sergeant, accused of forcing two Iraqis into the Tigris river resulting in the death of one, has been sentenced to six months in prison.

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Veils reappearing in war-torn Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By JACKIE SPINNER. BAGHDAD, IRAQ – They want to be invisible, these young women at Baghdad University explained. They were sitting

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US bombs wrong house in Iraq
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Baghdad, Iraq — The United States military said it dropped a 500-pound bomb on the wrong house outside the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, killing five

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Pull out of Iraq; rebuild South Asia
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
tragedy that is unfolding in South Asia might be an opportunity for the Bush administration to dig itself out of the mess it has created in Iraq and at home

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Chirac: Reporters stay out of Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — French President Jacques Chirac has warned journalists in France to stay out of Iraq, because their safety cannot be guaranteed.

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US air strike hits wrong house, kills five in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
A US warplane bombed a house mistaken for an insurgency hideout in northern Iraq, killing at least five people, while a car bomb killed one, and four Iraqi

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Britain to send more troops to police Iraq vote: report
Xinhua – Beijing,China
8 (Xinhuanet) — The British government is expected to announce this week that it is sending 650 more troops to Iraq to bolster security ahead of the Jan.

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bombs-wrong-target-in-Iraq/2005/01/09/1105205959494.html

Several killed as US bombs wrong target in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A US warplane mistakenly bombed a house in northern Iraq, killing several people in an attack likely to inflame anti-American anger ahead of controversial

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58318-2005Jan8.html
Rumsfeld’s Legacy: The Iraq Syndrome?
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
to account and facing a formidable indictment: rejecting a top general’s advice on the force levels that would be needed to restore order to Iraq after Saddam

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US soldier given six month sentence for Iraq assault
ABC Online – Australia
veteran, apologised to Army officers and his fellow enlisted personnel for the incident that provided fodder for those opposed to US military operations in Iraq …

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Chirac: Reporters stay out of Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — French President Jacques Chirac has warned journalists in France to stay out of Iraq, because their safety cannot be guaranteed.

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Fears of ‘spectacular’ rebel attacks in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE PENTAGON has ordered a review of United States military operations in Iraq amid warnings of “spectacular” attacks in the run up to the country’s elections

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US Says Errant Strike Kills 5 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
Reasidents gather around a house reduced to a pile of rubble, in the village of Aitha, Iraq, south of Mosul, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005.

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Iraq detainees will testify in Army’s trial of alleged abuser
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Lois Romano. FORT HOOD, Texas – Three Iraqi detainees who were allegedly abused at the Abu Ghurayb prison by American soldiers

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US soldier given six month sentence for Iraq assault
ABC Online – Australia
veteran, apologised to Army officers and his fellow enlisted personnel for the incident that provided fodder for those opposed to US military operations in Iraq …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1385539,00.html
Keep out of Iraq, Chirac tells media
Guardian – UK
French president Jacques Chirac has taken the unprecedented step of telling the country’s journalists to keep out of Iraq, saying their security cannot be

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US admits errant strike kills 5 in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
The strike in the town of Aitha, 48 kms south of Mosul, came hours before a senior US Embassy official in Iraq met with leaders of the Sunni Arab community to

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-1-2005_pg7_5
Pakistani Briton held for gun running in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: A young British Muslim arrested in Iraq by US Marines was caught red-handed running guns in one of the most violent cities in the country, The Times

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Unless new spots flare, Iraq should remain US focus
Daily Times – Pakistan
While the war in Iraq figures to dominate all else, as it has the past two years, other potential hot spots could demand attention.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59325-2005Jan8.html
US Bombs Wrong Target in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
meanwhile, insurgents abducted and killed a Sunni Muslim official as he returned from a trip to persuade a Shiite Muslim leader to support delaying Iraq’s Jan.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10599503.htm
US Company to Send Hungry Iraq Dogs Food
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
The better the care and feeding the security dogs of Iraq receive, the better they can do their lifesaving jobs amid the dangers,” said Rep.

  
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