Iraq News and Information Links
February 9 2005
 

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More NATO countries offering Iraq help: Rumsfeld
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Rice, nearing the end of an eight-nation tour of Europe, said NATO foreign ministers had “the best discussion of Iraq that we have had as an alliance since the …

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Crashed British C-130 in Iraq likely attacked, US general says
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (AFP) – A senior US general said Wednesday he believes that the January 30 crash of a British C-130 aircraft in Iraq was due to an attack …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=12563
Hizbullah denies members detained in iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
By Nayla Assaf. BEIRUT: Hizbullah denied allegations that 18 of its members are being held in detention in Iraq. Iraqi Interior Minister …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1072-1477403,00.html
Our white elephant in Iraq
Times Online – UK
… approach. So how did King Charles Street get it so wrong about this cultivated scion of one of Iraq’s pre-eminent Shia families? …

www.boston.com/dailynews/040/world/Iraq_delays_announcement_of_fi:.shtml
Iraq delays announcement of final election results; some ballots …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi officials said Wednesday they must recount votes from about 300 ballot boxes because of various discrepancies, delaying final results …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4789278,00.html
Rumsfeld: NATO Nations Offer Aid to Iraq
Guardian – UK
… 30 elections in Iraq, are offering to train Iraqi security forces in their own countries, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday. …

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Cricket’s fine, but no chess for Iraq
Chessbase News – Germany
09.02.2005 The votes are still being counted, but it looks like the Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani will emerge as the big winner in Iraq. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1477444,00.html
British soldier accused or Iraq abuse gives evidence
Times Online – UK
… Larkin, are charged with offences ranging from assault to forcing detainees to simulate sexual acts at a vast storage depot near Basra, southern Iraq, in May …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0210/p07s01-woiq.html
Since election, Shiites build bridges to Iraq’s minorities
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… “They’re coming because of the success of the elections,” says Mr. Hammoudi, a senior member of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10010437
The real power in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… Music is permitted but only if it is not for enjoyment. Men cannot pray when wearing earrings. These are the views of the most powerful man in Iraq. …

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=7032
Wild party photos shame US army in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… soldiers stripped to their underwear at a mud wrestling party and sergeants lent their rooms to GIs for sex last year at the largest US military prison in Iraq …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050209185135.dq7bpfn6.xml
Iraq vote result delayed as insurgency toll mounts
Turkish Press – Turkey
… In Washington, the deputy commander of the US Central Command which covers Iraq said the number of American troops in the country would be reduced, after …

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52&story_id= 16730&name=Schroeder%3A+Iraq+elections
+’only+small+progress’+as+Rice+presses+NATO

Schroeder: Iraq elections ‘only small progress’ as Rice presses …
Expatica – Netherlands
BERLIN – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Wednesday that Iraq’s elections marked “only small progress” and again ruled out any use of military force …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10682-2005Feb9.html
Q&A: What’s Next for Iraq’s Democracy?
Washington Post – USA
… The Shiite list includes members of the Dawa Party and the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq. The Kurds in the north …

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Iraq vote result delayed as insurgency toll mounts
Turkish Press – Turkey
… of the “criminal traitor Badr Brigades,” the disarmed militia of the pro-Iranian Shiite fundamentalist Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7582401
Rumsfeld Warns of ‘Bumpy Road’ in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… USS O’BANNON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told sailors on a destroyer off the French coast on Wednesday to expect a “bumpy road” in Iraq as he …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4788702,00.html
Results of Landmark Iraq Election Delayed
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi officials said Wednesday the announcement of final results from landmark national elections will be delayed because the election …

www.rte.ie/news/2005/0209/iraq1.html
Journalist and govt official killed in Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
Police said al-Hurra correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal had been shot dead at his home in the mainly Shi’ite city. His three-year-old son was also killed. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/10/content_2566586.htm
Turkey says some rules violated during Iraq elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… It is obvious that newmeasures should be taken to establish democracy properly in Iraq,”Tan said. Ankara strongly opposes Kurdish …

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marineinjurie0209feb09,0,4979675.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

Brookfield Marine injured after Iraq explosion
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
DANBURY, Conn. — A 21-year-old Marine from Brookfield is being treated in a Texas military hospital after being critically wounded in an explosion in Iraq. …

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Iraq vote result delayed as insurgency toll mounts
Turkish Press – Turkey
… of the “criminal traitor Badr Brigades,” the disarmed militia of the pro-Iranian Shiite fundamentalist Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI …

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2005-02-09T153652Z_01_DEN955943_RTRUKOC_0_NATO-RUMSFELD.xml

Rumsfeld warns of “bumpy road” in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
… THE USS O’BANNON (Reuters) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told sailors on a destroyer off the French coast to expect a “bumpy road” in Iraq as he …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4788702,00.html
Results of Landmark Iraq Election Delayed
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi officials said Wednesday the announcement of final results from landmark national elections will be delayed because the election …

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=52&story_id =16730&name=Schroeder%3A+Iraq+elections
+’only+small+progress’+as+Rice+presses+NATO

Schroeder: Iraq elections ‘only small progress’ as Rice presses …
Expatica – Netherlands
BERLIN – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Wednesday that Iraq’s elections marked “only small progress” and again ruled out any use of military force …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-09-voa11.cfm
NATO Defense Ministers to Debate Iraq
Voice of America – USA
… Several NATO members, including France and Germany, have refused to deploy soldiers to Iraq, but have said they could train Iraqi forces outside of the country …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12205030-23109,00.html
Iraq’s poll results delayed
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE announcement of the final vote count following Iraq’s historic elections, which had been expected tomorrow, had been delayed while some ballot boxes were re …

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Iraq Investigates Irregularities in Election, Delays Result
Bloomberg – USA
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) — Iraq is investigating irregularities in some ballots from the Jan. 30 National Assembly election and will …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Need-for-guard-
troops-in-Iraq-under-review/2005/02/09/1107890277307.html

Need for guard troops in Iraq under review
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Government is reviewing the need for 120 troops in Iraq who are in a security detachment protecting Australian diplomats amid Labor calls to bring them …

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At least 12, including two US troops, die in Iraq attacks
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Gunmen shot dead an Iraqi journalist for a US-funded Arabic television station and his young son in one of a number of attacks across the country that left at …

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2005/February/focusoniraq_February75.xml&section=focusoniraq

‘Italian journalist hostage in Iraq is alive and well’
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… for Jihad claimed to be holding Sgrena and threatened to kill her unless Rome announced an immediate pullout of its of its some 3,000 troops from Iraq. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1408970,00.html
Journalist killed with son in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Al-Basri was also the editor of a local newspaper in Basra, Iraq’s second city, and a member of the political office of the Islamic Dawa party, according to AP …

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d724de7f1da8108517b48ba6aa85c.htm

IRAQ: Thousands were unable to vote in north
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, 9 February (IRIN) – Iraq’s Higher Independent Electoral Commission (HIEC) confirmed this week that threats and security fears kept most Sunni people …

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JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1107919264222

Saboteurs bomb gas pipeline in Iraq’s north
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Saboteurs set off explosives Wednesday at a gas pipeline in Iraq’s north, setting it on fire, officials said. The blast occurred …

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02/09/umartial.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/09/ixportaltop.html

Iraq abuse charge against soldier is dropped
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… Cooley denies two further charges including posing for a photograph while pretending to punch an Iraqi prisoner at Camp Breadbasket, southern Iraq, in May 2003 …

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Human bombs the choice in more deadly Iraq violence
Toronto Star (Subscription) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
With that attack, the death toll has reached 168 in Iraq since the Jan. 30 parliamentary vote and Iraqi security forces have born the brunt of that violence. …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq9e_20050209.htm
Bomb shatters Iraq’s postelection confidence
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A suicide bomber killed 21 Iraqi troops Tuesday and wounded 27 at an army recruiting station in Baghdad, the US military said, shaking the …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/More-post
election-violence-in-Iraq/2005/02/09/1107890271314.html

More post-election violence in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq’s post-election violence erupted across the country again with a deadly bomb blast, the abduction of a senior official and the killing of an Iraqi …

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Official: 13,000-17,000 insurgents in Iraq
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The US military faces between 13,000 and 17,000 insurgents in Iraq, the large majority of them backers of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/US-soldier
-killed-in-northern-Iraq/2005/02/09/1107890271318.html

US soldier killed in northern Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A US soldier has been killed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10851223.htm
Kurds flex new political muscle in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Early election returns indicating that the Kurds could be the power brokers in forming a new government have emboldened their leaders to …

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New Charge Dropped in Iraq Abuse Court Martial
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Emma Gunby, PA, in Osnabruck, Germany. Another charge was dropped today in the court martial of British soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners. …

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LAC/20050209/IRAQ09/TPBusiness/International

Iraq: Ten days of democracy
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Abu Alwan: Five Iraqis killed and 17 wounded when a suicide attacker blew himself up aboard a minibus. Baghdad: Twenty Iraqis killed …

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News/2005/02/09/924840-sun.html

Suicide bomber kills 21 in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… Insurgents in recent months have stepped up their offensive against Iraq’s police and security forces, less trained or armed than American and other …

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TV reporter gunned down in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
A correspondent for a US-funded Arabic television station has been shot dead in southern Iraq, police have said. The journalist …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10851223.htm
Kurds flex new political muscle in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Early election returns indicating that the Kurds could be the power brokers in forming a new government have emboldened their leaders to …

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LAC/20050209/IRAQ09/TPBusiness/International

Iraq: Ten days of democracy
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Abu Alwan: Five Iraqis killed and 17 wounded when a suicide attacker blew himself up aboard a minibus. Baghdad: Twenty Iraqis killed …

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Soldier blames killing wife on Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Matthew Denni is an Army Reserve soldier who went to Iraq, got shot and was sent home to heal. But on a late …

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Post Iraq elections: Bush’s approval ratings soar:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 8 : Riding on the “successful” elections in Iraq, US President George W Bush’s approval ratings soared to 57 per cent with …

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Lebanese Hezbollah members detained in Iraq: minister
Turkish Press – Turkey
DUBAI, (AFP) – Iraq’s Interior Minister Falah al-Naquib said 18 members of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah have been detained in Iraq …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9337-2005Feb8.html
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
8, 2005, at least 1,450 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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France, US kiss and make up over Iraq
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… Dear Condi” exchanging diplomatic vows under the chandeliers and cherubs of an ornate French salon, France and the United States kissed and made up over Iraq. …

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France, US kiss and make up over Iraq
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… Dear Condi” exchanging diplomatic vows under the chandeliers and cherubs of an ornate French salon, France and the United States kissed and made up over Iraq. …

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Post Iraq elections: Bush’s approval ratings soar:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 8 : Riding on the “successful” elections in Iraq, US President George W Bush’s approval ratings soared to 57 per cent with …

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Iraq election: a time to redress injustices (COMMENTARY):
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: However flawed, the Iraq election is undeniably “a grand moment in Iraqi history”, as US President George W. Bush put it. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9337-2005Feb8.html
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
8, 2005, at least 1,450 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1408836,00.html
Suicide bomber kills 21 in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Another 27 people were injured in the blast, the US military said. Elsewhere in Iraq, at least five people, including three policemen, were killed. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AAF1D301-006D-4433-AEF1-5177E25ABAC3.htm
Dozens die in Iraq attacks
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
A string of attacks including one at an army recruitment centre in Baghdad have left at least 30 people dead across Iraq. The most …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9329-2005Feb8.html
Iraq War Is Affecting Small State in a Big Way
Washington Post – USA
… The state’s three-member congressional delegation, which voted unanimously against invading Iraq, saluted the departing troops in speeches, but not the mission …

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Rumsfeld to press allies on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
… He is expected to urge other Nato countries to contribute more to the military effort in Iraq. The transatlantic military alliance …

politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1408656,00.html
Blair hopeful of boost to Iraq training force
Guardian – UK
… month is likely to see new countries come forward to help train Iraqi security and police forces, the precondition for coalition troops leaving Iraq, the prime …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1408836,00.html
Suicide bomber kills 21 in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Another 27 people were injured in the blast, the US military said. Elsewhere in Iraq, at least five people, including three policemen, were killed. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-08-voa75.cfm
Rice Downplays Prospect of Theocratic Rule in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she does not think Iraq is headed toward Iranian-style Islamic rule, despite what she said was an extremely strong …

www.newsday.com/ny-woiraq0208,0,2619531.story?coll=ny-homepage-big-pix
Suicide Bomber Kills 21 in Crowd in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a crowd of army recruits Tuesday, killing 21 other people in the deadliest attack in Baghdad …

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Sistani’s vision for democratic Iraq has cricket but no chess
Independent – UK
… Music is permitted but only if it is not for enjoyment. Men cannot pray when wearing earrings. These are the views of the most powerful man in Iraq. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AAF1D301-006D-4433-AEF1-5177E25ABAC3.htm
Dozens die in Iraq attacks
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
A string of attacks including one at an army recruitment centre in Baghdad have left at least 30 people dead across Iraq. The most …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-08-voa75.cfm
Rice Downplays Prospect of Theocratic Rule in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she does not think Iraq is headed toward Iranian-style Islamic rule, despite what she said was an extremely strong …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=609191
Sistani’s vision for democratic Iraq has cricket but no chess
Independent – UK
… Music is permitted but only if it is not for enjoyment. Men cannot pray when wearing earrings. These are the views of the most powerful man in Iraq. …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=103981&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27326
29 killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: A suicide bombing against army recruits and a string of other attacks yesterday left at least 29 people dead across Iraq, with Al Qaeda and its allies …

www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/
news-11/1107905813193011.xml&storylist=alabamanews

Mobile-based soldiers return from Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A unit of 125 Army Reservists returned to home Tuesday morning after yearlong deployment to Iraq, Army officials said. …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq9
feb09,0,1769735.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Insurgent Suicide Bombing Kills 13 at Recruit Facility
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
By Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer. BAGHDAD — Insurgents attacked aspiring Iraqi security personnel for the second consecutive …

www.newsday.com/ny-woiraq0208,0,2619531.story?coll=ny-homepage-big-pix
Suicide Bomber Kills 21 in Crowd in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a crowd of army recruits Tuesday, killing 21 other people in the deadliest attack in Baghdad …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-2-2005_pg4_5
UK repatriates bodies from worst Iraq loss
Daily Times – Pakistan
… was repatriating on Tuesday the bodies of 10 military personnel killed when a Hercules transport plane crashed in the UK’s worst single death toll in Iraq. …

www.newsday.com/sns-ap-iraq-shiite-power,
0,6393785.story?coll=ny-homepage-big-pix

Newsview: Shiites May Sway New Iraq Gov’t
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Despite assurances they will stay out of politics, Iraq’s powerful Shiite Muslim clergy is likely to wield considerable influence in shaping …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-2-2005_pg4_2
United States seeking to withdraw from Iraq?
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: A new general takes over the US-led coalition army in Iraq on Thursday under orders to speed up the training of Iraqi security forces so foreign troops …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10848089.htm

List of Ohio casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_ Army Pfc. James H. Miller IV, 22, of suburban Cincinnati, died in an explosion while he was guarding a polling place in Ramadi for Iraq’s elections. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-08-voa72.cfm
Ballot Counting in Iraq Delayed by Complaints
Voice of America – USA
By Alisha Ryu. Voters in Iraq went to the polls more than a week ago. … They have buried democracy with the birth of democracy in Iraq. I’m sorry to say that.”. …

  
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