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March 19 2005
 

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Iraq war rumbles on after two years
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq’s newly elected Shi’ite and Kurdish leaders marked the March 19, 2003, start of the war with a deal to form a government by the end of the month, when …

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Europeans Protest Iraq Invasion, Bush Defends It
Wired News – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters against the war on Iraq marched through European capitals on Saturday, but President Bush said the invasion …
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Two years in Iraq: Flickers of democracy
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
Beyond the immense sacrifice of the 19 Minnesota families that lost loved ones, the Iraq war has engaged the state on many fronts during the two years since US …

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Bush Marks Iraq War Anniversary
Voice of America – USA
President Bush marked the second anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq by telling Americans that the fall of Saddam Hussein has made them safer. …

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Europeans Demonstrate Strong Anti-War Sentiments on Iraq War …
Voice of America – USA
By Tom Rivers. Two years after the start of the Iraq war, anti-war sentiments have not diminished in Europe. In Rome, Madrid and …

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Anti-war protesters mark Iraq invasion anniversary
ABC Online – Australia
Thousands of anti-war protesters have been demonstrating around the world to mark the second anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1441702,00.html
Europe marks anniversary of Iraq invasion
Guardian – UK
Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters marked the second anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq with demonstrations across Europe today. …

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Massive anti-war rallies mark 2nd the second anniversary Iraq war
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters rallied in several cities all over the world on Saturday, marking the second anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49370-2005Mar19.html
Twists Make Predictions A Dubious Bet In Iraq War
Washington Post – USA
Last fall, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld predicted a “process or tipping” in Iraq in which citizens there would become fed up with the murder and mayhem …

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Targeted for death, watched by the world, Iraq’s new soldiers are …
Boston Globe – USA
MUQDADIYA, Iraq (AP) The 200 Iraqi soldiers pile into bright yellow trucks to begin a night patrol in this city on the edge of the Sunni triangle fully aware …

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Iraq’s Sunnis in two minds
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
IRAQ’S embattled Sunnis were of two minds today about joining the political process as protesters in Europe demanded an end to foreign troop presence in Iraq …

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protests0319mar19,0,3463382.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

Protesters mark second anniversary of invasion of Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Hundreds of anti-war protesters, some carrying cardboard coffins draped in American flags, marked the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq on Saturday by …

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Thousands Protest Iraq War Across Europe
ABC News – USA
… war protesters in front of the US Emabassy who marched through London, Saturday March 19, 2005 to marking the second anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq …

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Bush says Iraq attack made America safe
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… “Because of our actions, freedom is taking root in Iraq, and the American. … acted, Iraq’s government is no longer a threat to the world or its own people.”. …

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Bush: US Actions on Iraq Made America More Secure
Reuters – USA
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – The US-led invasion of Iraq has made America more secure and inspired movement toward democratic reforms across the Middle East …

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Iraq hit by more deaths; anti-war protests in London
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… including three policeman blown up as they buried a murdered colleague, as protestors gathered in London to demand an end to the occupation of Iraq two years …

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Bush Says Iraq’s Progress Encourages Democracy in Lebanon, Iran
Bloomberg – USA
March 19 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said two years after US launched its invasion of Iraq, the ``Iraqi people are taking charge’’ of their own …

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George Bush defends Iraq invasion
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: President George W. Bush on Saturday defended his decision to order the invasion of Iraq two years ago, hailing the campaign as a landmark event in …

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Top Army honour for Iraq hero bus driver
Scotsman – UK
A BUS driver from the Capital has been awarded the Military Cross for bravery while serving with the Territorial Army in Iraq. Darren …

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Bring Troops Home Say Iraq Soldier Families
Scotsman – UK
By Nick Allen, PA. Families of soldiers killed in Iraq today marked the second anniversary of the invasion by calling for British troops to be brought home. …

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2005/March/focusoniraq_March104.xml&section=focusoniraq

Europeans protest Iraq war on second anniversary of invasion
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… of anti-war protesters marched through central London on Saturday, past the American Embassy, to mark the second anniversary of the US -led invasion of Iraq. …

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mar19,1,4613733.story?coll=chi-techtopheds-hed

Harrier jet shakes off past to prove itself in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
By James Janega. AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — Lt. Col. … But in Iraq, Harriers have now flown nearly 11,000 hours without a mishap since May 2004. …

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IRAQ A ‘SWING’ STATE 2 YRS. LATER
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
March 19, 2005 — BAGHDAD — The success of January’s elections in Iraq and freedom rallies in Lebanon are causing critics of the Iraq war to reconsider their …

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Iraq-ransom-paids/2005/03/20/1111253863016.html

Swedish hostage says no Iraq ransom paid
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
The family of Minas Ibrahim al-Yousifi, reportedly the leader of the Christian Democratic Party in Iraq, had earlier said that kidnappers were demanding a $US3 …

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Bush says Iraq attack made America safe
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
CRAWFORD: The US-led invasion of Iraq has made America more secure and has inspired movement toward democratic reforms across the Middle East, says President …

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Demonstrators oppose Iraq war on anniversary of invasion
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
By Jeremy Lovell. Two women have begun a fast outside the US Embassy in Wellington to show their solidarity with the people of Iraq. …

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Taking Back Iraq’s Streets
TIME – USA
… Operations like the one that netted Tamimi earlier this year provide a glimpse of what US commanders hope will be the future of combat in Iraq. …

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Militants Kill 5 Police Officers in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… Task Force Liberty soldiers dismount a machine gun from their vehicle at Forward Operating Base Danger after a mission in Tikrit, Iraq, Saturday, March 19, 2005 …

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Three policemen killed in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… BAGHDAD, March 19 : Three Iraqi policemen were killed and seven others wounded Saturday in an explosion that had targeted their convoy in Kirkuk, north of Iraq …

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Car bomb kills former Hoosier on patrol in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – USA
… He said his brother was sent to Iraq in September or October after serving on active duty for 18 years and receiving a medical discharge for a back problem. …

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US losing support for Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Prague – United States President George W Bush’s previously faithful and proud New European allies are gradually withdrawing their support for his cause in Iraq …

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Iraq timeline
Indianapolis Star – USA
… May 28: Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, longtime anti-Hussein exile and CIA ally, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government. …

Iraq’s Shiite and Kurdish powerbrokers woo Allawi
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Shiite and Kurdish leaders said Iraq’s next government could be formed within a week as they courted Sunnis and outgoing prime minister Iyad Allawi …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48306-2005Mar18.html
Two Years Later, Iraq War Drains Military
Washington Post – USA
Two years after the United States launched a war in Iraq with a crushing display of power, a guerrilla conflict is grinding away at the resources of the US …

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Rumsfeld speaks war in Iraq ahead of anniversary
Xinhua – China
19 — On the eve of the second anniversary of the war in Iraq, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the level of US and coalition force in Iraq should …

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Singapore warship returns from Iraq mission
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… from the Persian Gulf on Saturday at the end of this Southeast Asian city-state’s most recent military contribution to coalition forces in Iraq, a government …

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2005/March/comment_March22.xml&section=comment

Iraq shows the way for region
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
THE process has begun for the formation of a coalition government for Iraq, as per the agreement announced between the winning sides yesterday. …

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Suicide car bomber attacks US patrol in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
RAMADI, Iraq – A suicide car bomber attacked a US military convoy in Iraq’s rebel stronghold of Ramadi on Saturday, a police official said. …

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Rumsfeld recalls Iwo Jima in marking Iraq anniversary
Houston Chronicle – USA
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday marked the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, which has claimed the lives of at least 1,519 …

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4th Infantry troops prepare for return to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… The urgency was understandable, since it won’t be too long before Zapata and his platoon ship out to Iraq with other units in the 4th Infantry Division. …

BRITISH troops may replace Italians in Iraq
Independent – UK
Britain could send more troops to Iraq to fill the gap left by the proposed
withdrawal of Italian soldiers, General Sir Mike Jackson, the head of
the Army, has …
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IRAQ’S Shiite and Kurdish powerbrokers woo Allawi
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Shiite and Kurdish leaders said Iraq’s next government could
be formed within a week as they courted Sunnis and outgoing prime minister
Iyad Allawi …
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2005/March/focusoniraq_March98.xml&section=focusoniraq

OUR chat in Iraq, strange but true
Australian – Australia
… It was Senator Lightfoot himself who volunteered the information about
his Iraq trip that The Australian summarised yesterday. It …
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story_page/0,5744,12591771%255E2702,00.html

VC Iraq hero sparks Caribbean pride
This is London – London,England,UK
Private Johnson Beharry, 25, who saved 30 colleagues by guiding them through
an ambush in Iraq, insisted he was just “doing his job”. …
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DUTCHMAN in court over Iraq chemical arms
Indian Express – India
ROTTERDAM, MARCH 18: A Dutch businessman accused of selling Saddam Hussein
ingredients for chemical weapons used against Kurds appeared in court
on Friday to …
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British troops may replace Italians in Iraq
Independent – UK
Britain could send more troops to Iraq to fill the gap left by the proposed withdrawal of Italian soldiers, General Sir Mike Jackson, the head of the Army, has …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/11174529.htm
Two years after the Iraq war began, no one knows how it will end
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – A week after US troops invaded Iraq, as sand storms and attacks by fanatical paramilitaries threatened supply lines and inflicted …

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Iraq no longer dominates news
Scotsman – UK
THE occupation of Iraq continues to be the dominant story in the US media. … American interest in Iraq has declined since last year’s presidential election. …

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Iraq’s Shiite and Kurdish powerbrokers woo Allawi
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Shiite and Kurdish leaders said that Iraq’s next government could be formed within a week as they courted Sunnis and outgoing prime minister …

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VC Iraq hero sparks Caribbean pride
This is London – London,England,UK
Private Johnson Beharry, 25, who saved 30 colleagues by guiding them through an ambush in Iraq, insisted he was just “doing his job”. …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/18/opinion/ediraq.html
Two years later, taking stock in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
The invasion of Iraq, which began two years ago this weekend, was a world-changing event. We can see many of the consequences already. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11174122.htm
Parents of slain soldiers protest US involvement in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… Four days into the Iraq war, however, the 22-year-old soldier was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade, the first Georgian to die in the war. …

  
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