Iraq News and Information Links
March 23 2005

Iraq says 85 rebels killed in clash
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
A raid by US and Iraqi forces on a suspected rebel training camp left 85 militants dead, Iraq said Wednesday, reporting the single biggest one-day death toll …
Sunnis now want to join Iraq politics
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… BAGHDAD — Two years after war dramatically changed Iraq’s political landscape, the former ruling minority Sunnis are developing plans to participate in a …
Australia relists Iraq terror group
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… This organisation is believed to be responsible for a wide range of terror activities in Iraq including the March 2003 suicide car bomb attack in which …,10117,12645853-23109,00.html
Insurgents control raided Iraq camp – Australia
UP to 40 fighters were seen today at a Iraq lakeside training camp attacked by US and Iraqi forces a day before and said they had never left, an AFP …
US military denies air strikes in western Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Iraq’s Anbar province, which includes restive cities of Ramadi,Falluja and Haditha, has long been a hotbed of insurgency against the US troops and the …
Iraq Says 85 Militants Killed at Rebel Base
ABC News – USA
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – The Iraqi government said on Wednesday its forces killed 85 insurgents at a rebel training camp north of Baghdad, in what would be one …,15803,1444256,00.html
Tories pick Iraq veteran to take on Blair
Guardian – UK
The Conservatives today picked a former RAF group captain who served in Iraq to fight Tony Blair in his Sedgefield constituency at the forthcoming general …
82 Insurgents Killed in Joint US-Iraq Security Operation
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Cihan News Agency. Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim from the Iraqi Army has said in a statement that 82 insurgents were killed in an operation …
Iraq Crash Hercules Sent Distress Call – Inquest
Scotsman – UK
The crew of an RAF Hercules which crashed in Iraq killing 10 British servicemen sent a distress signal eight minutes after it took off, an inquest heard today. …

Aloisi vows Iraq won’t catch us out again
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
John Aloisi finds there’s plenty to play for in the friendly against Iraq, writes Michael Cockerill. Australian striker John Aloisi …
Iraq Says 80 Rebels Killed in Clash
ABC News – USA
A US Army soldier photographs the damage after a mortar shell or rocket landed on a primary school in western Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, killing …
Iraq Sticks to Quota System in Forming Government
ABC News – USA
… ites are after the interior and finance ministries, and even followers of an obscure sect that worships John the Baptist are demanding a seat in Iraq’s cabinet …
Iraq says 80 rebels killed in clash; politicians search for deal …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A raid by US and Iraqi forces on a suspected rebel training camp left 80 militants dead, the single biggest one-day death toll for rebels in …
‘Iraq War’ Intelligence Faults: Reforms Announced
Scotsman – UK
New safeguards to prevent a repeat of the intelligence failings in the run-up to the war on Iraq were announced by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw today. …
Hardened for Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
… behind. The 48th Brigade, in training now, will leave for Iraq in May. But there was no return fire, and Humphrey came out alive. …

In Iraq, Army takes lesson from a US battle
Boston Globe – USA
WASHINGTON — As it struggles to control the insurgency in Iraq, the US Army is looking for lessons from an unusual source: urban gangs. …
Murray sees ray of hope for democracy in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Patty Murray, D-Wash., said yesterday that she sees faint, hopeful signs of an “infant democracy” in Iraq, but grinding poverty and suffocating security are …

Blast Targeting Troops Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
… At least 1,522 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
An Iraqi army commander said 80 insurgents have been killed in an operation involving Iraqi and US forces against a suspected training camp near Lake Tharthar …
Iraq and Jordan set to resume diplomatic relations
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Jordan announced its top diplomat would return to Iraq only days after the neighboring countries withdrew their highest envoys amid heightened tensions and the …
Ukrainian delegation to visit Iraq for troop pull-out talks
Xinhua – China
KIEV, March 22 (Xinhuanet) — A Ukrainian delegation consisting ofofficials from the defense and foreign ministries will visit Iraq in late March for …

UN pledged Iraq oil money to defend official
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations faced new questions on Tuesday about the oil-for-food programme in Iraq after admitting it agreed to use Iraqi money to pay …
Recalling Iraq’s Terrors Through Virtual Reality
Washington Post – USA
… office, slipped on a pair of high-tech goggles, took hold of the joystick and within a few seconds was transported through time and distance back to Iraq. …
List of Ohio casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – 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. …
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
Bulgaria’s Defence Minister has signalled a complete troop pull-out from Iraq by the end of the year. Nikolay Svinarov has insisted …

Texans killed in the Iraq war this month
San Jose Mercury News – USA
At least 145 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense. …
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Navy Seals Sue AP, Reporter Over Iraq Photos
Reuters – USA
… that the photos, date stamped May 2003, were placed on the photo-sharing Web site by a Navy wife who said her husband brought them back from Iraq. …

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