Iraq News and Information Links
February 12 2005
 

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Sunnis worry of future in new Shiite-run Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – As the vote count trickles in, Iraq’s long-dominant Sunnis are waking up to the magnitude of the defeat they suffered in Iraq’s election …

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17 Die in Iraq Bombing; Vote Results Set
ABC News – USA
… after a car bomb exploded in front of a hospital in the mostly Shiite town of Musayyib, about 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-2-2005_pg4_2
Shias and Kurds set to grab top posts in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: The two electoral powerhouses representing Iraq’s Shia and Kurdish communities are poised to clinch the countr’s two top jobs, with results from …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=494305
Final Iraq Poll Vote Tally Due Sunday -Officials
ABC News – USA
Feb 12, 2005 — BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The final vote tally from Iraq’s Jan. 30 elections will be announced at 4 pm (8 am EST) on …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050212204627.3jq5uy26.xml
Final results of Iraq’s landmark polls to be announced Sunday as …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The final results of Iraq’s general elections were due to be announced on Sunday, two weeks after Iraqis took part in their first free …

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Iraq poll results on Sunday
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The final vote tally from Iraq’s January 30 elections will be announced at 4pm on Sunday, the Election Commission has said. “Tomorrow …

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Reservist with 11 children headed to Iraq
CNN International – USA
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Johnnie Chennault has no regrets about joining the Navy Reserve, even though it means he’s going to Iraq later this month. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/043/world/In_northern_Iraq_smugglers_cro:.shtml
In northern Iraq, smugglers cross to Iran despite uneasy relations
Boston Globe – USA
BASHMAGH, Iraq (AP) Three days or so each week, Sabriyah Tawfiq walks up the snow-covered mountain near her home and crosses the border into Iran, climbing …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12234511-23109,00.html
Iraq election results due tonight
NEWS.com.au – Australia
“We will announce the final results tomorrow,” he said, giving a time of 4pm Sunday in Iraq (midnight AEDT). “These will be the uncertified results,” he said. …

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Bombing in Iraq Adds to Recent Rash of Violence
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: A suicide car bombing near a hospital in a town southwest of Baghdad kills 18 people, most of them Iraqi civilians. …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-
02-12-iraq-elections_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA

Iraq election results available tomorrow
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials will announce the final results of the Jan. 30 national elections on Sunday, a spokesman …

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In_northern_Iraq_smugglers_cro:.shtml

In northern Iraq, smugglers cross to Iran despite uneasy relations
Boston Globe – USA
BASHMAGH, Iraq (AP) Three days or so each week, Sabriyah Tawfiq walks up the snow-covered mountain near her home and crosses the border into Iran, climbing …

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Bombing in Iraq Adds to Recent Rash of Violence
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: A suicide car bombing near a hospital in a town southwest of Baghdad kills 18 people, most of them Iraqi civilians. …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12234511-23109,00.html
Iraq election results due tonight
NEWS.com.au – Australia
“We will announce the final results tomorrow,” he said, giving a time of 4pm Sunday in Iraq (midnight AEDT). “These will be the uncertified results,” he said. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050212165441.x5g7wu5e.xml
Seventeen killed in latest Iraq car bomb attack
Turkish Press – Turkey
HILLA, Iraq (AFP) – A fresh car bomb attack killed 17 people south of Baghdad, as violence continued to engulf Iraq ahead of the announcement of the country’s …

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Rumsfeld says Iraq forces gaining `professionalism’
Boston Herald – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hailed what he described as progress among Iraqi security forces after seeing some of them in action yesterday …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7609976
Suicide Bomb Kills 18 in Iraq; Zarqawi Hunted
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed 18 people near a hospital south of Baghdad on Saturday amid a surge of violence by Iraq’s mostly Sunni Muslim …

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‘Iraq needs a Mandela’
Independent Online – South Africa
By Michael Shmidt. Nazar al-Talib is the face of the Iraq that could be. A Sunni, his business partner is a Shi’ite – and his best friend is a Kurd. …

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Suicide bomb kills 18 in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
… Reuters) – A suicide car bomber has killed 18 people near a hospital south of Baghdad, keeping violence at the forefront after Iraq’s landmark election and …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/40-die-as-Rumsfeld
-visits-Iraq/2005/02/12/1108061923737.html

40 die as Rumsfeld visits Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Us defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq on Friday as violence rippled across the country, killing 40 people, including a senior judge …

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Iraq suicide bomber kills 18
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber has killed 18 people near a hospital south of Baghdad, keeping violence on the boil after Iraq’s landmark election and …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050212124744.2yklk51n.xml
CNN news chief resigns over Iraq remarks
Turkish Press – Turkey
… saying he wanted to protect the network from controversy over remarks he made during the World Economic Forum last month about the death of journalists in Iraq …

www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20050212&hn=16489
‘Turkish Troops in Iraq will Facilitate Kerkuk Intervention’
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… The Journal also noted that the Turkish army had formed military bases in Barmani and three others towns in northern Iraq in order to monitor the activities of …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7609671
Zarqawi Could Be in Iraq’s Kirkuk – Police Source
Reuters – USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may be hiding out in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, local police sources said on Saturday …

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Rumsfeld Reviews Iraq Training Efforts
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visits Iraq to inspect security forces and meet senior Iraq officials. Rumsfeld praised …

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Military Wife’s Plans Change After Iraq Deployment
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Ray Batara, off for deployment in Iraq in December, the couple thought she would stay at his base in Fort Stewart, Ga. But Jen has changed her mind. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050212111134.xkz8ak82.xml
Seventeen killed in latest Iraq car bomb attack
Turkish Press – Turkey
HILLA, Iraq (AFP) – A fresh car bomb attack killed 17 people south of Baghdad, as violence continued to engulf Iraq ahead of the announcement of the country’s …

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Rumsfeld Meets with Troops in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq Friday, meeting US and Iraqi soldiers in the northern city of Mosul. …

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Iraq suicide bomber kills 18
Reuters.uk – UK
… car bomber has killed 18 people near a hospital south of Baghdad in the second such attack in as many days, as violence surged after Iraq’s election and ahead …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-ipoll12.html
To Americans, Iraq looking up
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
WASHINGTON — Americans are feeling a bit more optimistic about the future of Iraq, a bright spot for the administration in an Associated Press poll that shows …

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Seventeen killed by Iraq car bomb
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
A fresh car bomb attack killed 17 people south of Baghdad on Saturday, as violence continued to engulf Iraq ahead of the announcement of the country’s election …

www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2004/s1301421.htm
Election creates new hope in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… of Dresden and last year’s military operation in Fallujah might be somewhat contentious, but few would disagree that the recent election in Iraq not only …

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CNN News Chief Quits over Remark on Iraq
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan has quit, saying the controversy over his remarks about the deaths of journalists in Iraq threatened to tarnish the …

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deaths12feb12,1,7895679.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

Iraq Accidents Kill Two Troops
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
BAGHDAD — A Marine and a soldier were killed Friday in separate traffic accidents in Iraq, the US military said. The Marine, assigned …

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Gunmen kill senior judge in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Masked gunmen have assassinated a senior judge in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a Reuters witness and doctors say. …

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No exit for British in poor corner of Iraq
MSNBC – USA
By Doug Struck. QURNAH, Iraq – The election is over here in the backcountry, and by local accounts, it was a grand success. The Marsh …

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02/12/iraqs_hard_line_shiites_vow_to_resist_us_agenda

Iraq’s hard-line Shi’ites vow to resist US agenda
Boston Globe – USA
… A vociferous and well-organized faction of extremist Shi’ite Muslims is mobilizing to challenge the new government that emerges from Iraq’s recent election and …

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CNN news chief resigns over Iraq remarks
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… saying he wanted to protect the network from controversy over remarks he made during the World Economic Forum last month about the death of journalists in Iraq …

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Two Iraqi civilians killed in northern Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Two Iraqi civilians and several insurgents were killed overnight in clashes and attacks across Iraq, the US military said on Saturday. …

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No exit for British in poor corner of Iraq
MSNBC – USA
By Doug Struck. QURNAH, Iraq – The election is over here in the backcountry, and by local accounts, it was a grand success. The Marsh …

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12/iraqs_hard_line_shiites_vow_to_resist_us_agenda

Iraq’s hard-line Shi’ites vow to resist US agenda
Boston Globe – USA
… A vociferous and well-organized faction of extremist Shi’ite Muslims is mobilizing to challenge the new government that emerges from Iraq’s recent election and …

www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/539329.html
Day of violence leaves at least 31 dead in Iraq
Ha’aretz – Israel
… dominated ticket endorsed by the clergy is also leading in the national contest, indicating the growing influence of religion in the politics of the new Iraq. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=industryNews&storyID=7609041
CNN Executive Jordan Quits Over Iraq Remarks
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – CNN’s chief news executive Eason Jordan quit on Friday over remarks he made in Switzerland last month about journalists killed in Iraq, possibly by …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17599-2005Feb11.html
How to Move Iraq Forward
Washington Post – USA
The success of the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq has created an exciting moment of opportunity. It matters greatly that Iraq’s transition is a success. …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5236639.html
Violence ripples across Iraq in wake of Rumsfeld visit
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrapped up an unannounced visit to Iraq on Friday as sectarian violence rippled across the country, with a bombing …

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Fort Riley soldier killed in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
– A Fort Riley soldier from Oklahoma was killed this week in Balad, Iraq, of noncombat-related injuries, the Department of Defense reported Friday. Spc. …

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
11, 2005, at least 1,455 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/0,2763,1411350,00.html
Sorry George, but Iraq has given you the purple finger
Guardian – UK
… They think the Iraqi people have finally sent America those long-awaited flowers and sweets, when Iraq’s voters just gave them the (purple) finger. …

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Blunders blamed for mob killing of Red Caps in Iraq
Independent – UK
… systemic weaknesses” in Army procedures and mistakes by “individuals on the ground” contributed to the deaths of six Red Caps who were killed by a mob in Iraq. …

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Rumsfeld Tours Iraq, Praises Iraqi Forces
Guardian – UK
… coming home. Rumsfeld shuttled around Iraq to observe Iraqi security and military units demonstrate their training. ``There’s no …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1301337.htm
Insurgents target Muslim worshippers in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
ELIZABETH JACKSON: Insurgents in Iraq have targeted Muslim worshippers at the main weekly prayers, using a large bomb to kill at least 13 people, including …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-11-voa41.cfm
Rumsfeld Visits Iraq; 23 Killed in New Violence
Voice of America – USA
Insurgents have launched two deadly attacks against Shi’ites in Iraq, just hours after US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise visit to …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1480594,00.html
The most powerful man in Iraq is an ayatollah with a website
Times Online – UK
THE most powerful man in Iraq sits on the floor of a modest room, off a narrow alley in a provincial city south of Baghdad. His gown is dark and threadbare. …

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5236371.html
Poll: Americans more optimistic on Iraq, less on Bush performance
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — Americans are feeling a bit more optimistic about the future of Iraq, a bright spot for the administration in an Associated Press poll that …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=12636
Rumsfeld pays unannounced visit to Iraq as anti-Shiite attacks …
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, warned it would take time for Iraqi security forces to crush the country’s bloody …

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Suicide attack at Iraq’s Shia mosque kills 13
Times of India – India
US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, warned it would take time for Iraqi security forces to crush the country’s bloody …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10878493.htm
Insurgent attacks fuel fears of rising violence in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Insurgents shot into a crowd of people in a Baghdad bakery with a burst of AK-47 gunfire, killing at least 10 Friday, and a car bomb …

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5236371.html
Poll: Americans more optimistic on Iraq, less on Bush performance
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — Americans are feeling a bit more optimistic about the future of Iraq, a bright spot for the administration in an Associated Press poll that …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/11/news/iraq.html
The decline and fall from power of Iraq’s Sunnis
International Herald Tribune – France
… with more than four dozen Sunnis in Mosul and along a dusty road to Saddam’s hometown, Tikrit, in the north, Baghdad and Falluja in central Iraq and Zubayr in …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1480594,00.html
The most powerful man in Iraq is an ayatollah with a website
Times Online – UK
THE most powerful man in Iraq sits on the floor of a modest room, off a narrow alley in a provincial city south of Baghdad. His gown is dark and threadbare. …

  
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