Iraq News and Information Links
February 24 2005
 

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/25/251.html
Bush Hails Slovaks for Support in Iraq
Moscow Times – Russia
… as “friends, allies and brothers” in the fight for global freedom, and thanked the country for deploying a small but symbolic contingent of troops to Iraq. …

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30 Die in Series of Attacks Across Iraq
ABC News – USA
… the dead, after a man wearing a police uniform drove a car bomb inside the headquarters of police in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit in Iraq, setting off a …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/24/international/middleeast/24cnd-iraq.html
25 Killed as Insurgents Strike in Wide Area of Iraq
New York Times – USA
TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 24 – Insurgents unleashed a wave of attacks across central and northern Iraq today, killing at least 25 people …

afr.com/articles/2005/02/25/1109180070199.html
Ukraine to withdraw Iraq troops
Australian Financial Review – Australia
… move likely to dismay the United States, Ukraine’s new defence minister said on Thursday his country planned to pull out all of its 1,650 troops in Iraq by the …
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www.boston.com/dailynews/055/world/Some_30_people_dead_in_series_:.shtml
Some 30 people dead in series of attacks in Iraq, including car …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A man wearing a police uniform drove a car bomb into police headquarters in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit in the largest of a series …

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4175794
Blair Took ‘Cavalier’ Approach to Legality of Iraq War
Scotsman – UK
… of a “cavalier” approach to war tonight after a leak suggested key allies drafted the Attorney General’s crucial advice on the legality of invading Iraq. …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?
category=1107&slug=Saudi%20Jihad%20in%20Iraq

Network helps Saudis to Iraq for jihad
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… Ahmed is one of many Saudi youths – estimates run from the low hundreds to as many as 2,500 – who have slipped into Iraq in the past two years, often traveling …

www.boston.com/dailynews/055/world/Some_30_people_dead_in_series_:.shtml
Some 30 people dead in series of attacks in Iraq, including car …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A man wearing a police uniform drove a car bomb into police headquarters in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit in the largest of a series …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-022405iraq
_lat,0,5628283.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 at Iraq Police Station
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer. BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber disguised as a police officer drove into a police station …

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Blair Took ‘Cavalier’ Approach to Legality of Iraq War
Scotsman – UK
… of a “cavalier” approach to war tonight after a leak suggested key allies drafted the Attorney General’s crucial advice on the legality of invading Iraq. …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?
category=1107&slug=Saudi%20Jihad%20in%20Iraq

Network helps Saudis to Iraq for jihad
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… Ahmed is one of many Saudi youths – estimates run from the low hundreds to as many as 2,500 – who have slipped into Iraq in the past two years, often traveling …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1256032,00050004.htm
10 policemen killed in Iraq suicide bombing
Hindustan Times – India
… Insurgents fighting US troops frequently target members of Iraq’s fledgling security forces, whom they accuse of being collaborators.

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7&sid=ask7Ns1HPXbg&refer=top_world_news

Iraq Explosions Kill at Least 15 Across Country, Officials Say
Bloomberg – USA
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — At least 15 people, including two US soldiers, were killed in blasts today across Iraq, US military and Iraqi political officials said. …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Churches-attack-
Iraq-troop-plan/2005/02/24/1109180043284.html

Churches attack Iraq troop plan
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
A Christian alliance has savaged the Government’s decision to send more troops to Iraq as “scandalous”, saying the Prime Minister had broken trust with the …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/24/news/abuses.html
2 Britons guilty in Iraq abuses
International Herald Tribune – France
… incidents all took place in May 2003 during an operation to stop looters at a humanitarian aid depot, Camp Bread Basket, near the city of Basra in southern Iraq …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/f0
88ccb9258d6720ea36591a9abb5b37.htm

IRAQ: Ramadi residents flee city after latest US-led attacks
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
RAMADI, 24 February (IRIN) – Residents of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province some 100 km east of Baghdad, have started to flee the city following the latest …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12365377-38201,00.html
PM says situation in Iraq is better
NEWS.com.au – Australia
JOHN Howard has cautiously predicted the situation in Iraq is getting better, providing assurances that Australia’s commitment will not become a “bottomless pit …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5478,12361999%255E662,00.html

Chief: Iraq unit will be ready
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
THE army would work overtime to prepare 450 new troops for battle in Iraq, General Peter Cosgrove said yesterday. The nation’s defence …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Two-US-soldiers-killed-in
-Iraq-bomb-blasts/2005/02/24/1109180047472.html

Two US soldiers killed in Iraq bomb blasts
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… The deaths bring the number of US military personnel killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion of March 2003 to 1476, according to a Pentagon tally.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10980115.htm
Bush: Iraq following lead of Slovakians
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – President Bush on Thursday said Iraq is following the lead of Slovaks who shook off the yolk of communism and became “friends, allies …

www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/10976045.htm
Bush: ‘Iran is not Iraq’
Pioneer Press – St. Paul,MN,USA
… The president was on the third day of a four-day trip to Europe aimed at repairing longstanding relationships ruptured by the war with Iraq. … Iran is not Iraq.”. …

www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20050224182248&irec=0
Two journalists held hostage in Iraq arrive home to Indonesia
Jakarta Post – Indonesia
JAKARTA (Agencies): Two Indonesian journalists released after being held hostage for nearly a week by Islamic militants in Iraq returned home Thursday to an …

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2728815baa?type=topNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=7724370

Car bomb kills 10 in Iraq; government in works
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber attacked a police station in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and highlighting the profound …

www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp?type=world
News&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7723931

Australian PM says Iraq won’t be another Vietnam
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Iraq would not become a bottomless pit for Australian troops, Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday after a former military boss …

us.rediff.com/news/2005/feb/24uk1.htm
Iraq abuse: 2 UK soldiers guilty
Rediff – India
Two British soldiers have been found guilty of abusing Iraqi civilians, while a third has been convicted of failing to report the mistreatment. …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087
& sid=ax_9Bl7lG2dM&refer=top_world_news

Iraq Car Bomb Kills 10, Wounds 20 in Tikrit, US Military Says
Bloomberg – USA
… The police and other security forces in Iraq are regularly targeted by insurgents who accuse them of working with the US- led occupying troops. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10977287.htm

Military confirms deaths of three Minnesota men in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… The soldiers in the convoy were members of C Company, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery and had been assigned to a military police brigade in Iraq. …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq24e_20050224.htm
Allawi seeks coalition to control Iraq
Detroit Free Press – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Wednesday he’s putting together a coalition to try to hold onto the job in the next government …

www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp?type=
worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7723931

Australian PM says Iraq won’t be another Vietnam
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Iraq would not become a bottomless pit for Australian troops, Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday after a former military boss …

us.rediff.com/news/2005/feb/24uk1.htm
Iraq abuse: 2 UK soldiers guilty
Rediff – India
Two British soldiers have been found guilty of abusing Iraqi civilians, while a third has been convicted of failing to report the mistreatment. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10977287.htm

Military confirms deaths of three Minnesota men in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… The soldiers in the convoy were members of C Company, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery and had been assigned to a military police brigade in Iraq. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7722782
Car Bomb in Iraq City of Tikrit Kills 10, Wounds 25
Reuters – USA
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – A suspected suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle at a police station in the northern Iraq city of Tikrit on Thursday, killing at …

www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/22106.htm
IRAQ’S NEW CHIEF NOT AN EXTREMIST THREAT
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
BY AMIR TAHERI. February 24, 2005 — SOMETHING truly historic happened in Iraq the other day. For the first time since the creation …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12357963-29277,00.html
Release Iraq troops intel: Beazley
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE Federal Government must reveal what intelligence it used to justify the decision to send another 450 troops into Iraq, federal Opposition Leader Kim …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/24/international/middleeast/24britain.html
2 British Soldiers Convicted of Abusing Prisoners in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… detainee. The incidents all took place in May 2003 during an operation to stop looters at an aid depot near Basra in southern Iraq. …

ALLAWI mounts challenge for Iraq’s prime minister post
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi on Wednesday
announced the creation of a coalition to challenge Shiite party leader
Ibrahim al …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10974228.htm

CRITICISM of Iraq deployment confused: Howard
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard says Labor’s attacks on the Federal Government’s
decision to send more troops to Iraq are contradictory and confused. …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1310068.htm

BUSH and Schroeder Bury Iraq Hatchet
Reuters – USA
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (Reuters) – President Bush and Iraq-war opponent German
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder vowed Wednesday to rebuild their partnership

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7717267

US, Europe ‘reconnect’ on Iraq
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
BY TERENCE HUNT. BRUSSELS, Belgium — President Bush and European leaders
— after a two-year battle — settled their differences about Iraq on
Tuesday. …
www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bush23.html

IRAQ ‘rebels’ claim Syria backing
BBC News – E,UK
… The allegations made by the apparent rebels on al-Iraqiya TV would,
if verified, back US and Iraqi claims of Syrian meddling in Iraq’s affairs.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4292529.stm

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10974228.htm
Allawi mounts challenge for Iraq’s prime minister post
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi on Wednesday announced the creation of a coalition to challenge Shiite party leader Ibrahim al …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1310068.htm
Criticism of Iraq deployment confused: Howard
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard says Labor’s attacks on the Federal Government’s decision to send more troops to Iraq are contradictory and confused. …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/24/
nabuse24.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/24/ixnewstop.html

Iraq abuse soldiers guilty
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent in Osnabruck. Two British soldiers were found guilty yesterday of involvement in abuse of …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/02/24/2003224384
Senior lawyer told Blair Iraq war may be illegal
Taipei Times – Taiwan
The British attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, warned less than two weeks before the invasion of Iraq that military action could be ruled illegal. …

news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=614127
President’s Uncle Bucky emerges as a big winner from Iraq war
Independent – UK
By Rupert Cornwell in Washington. The Iraq war has produced many winners and many losers. And one small but significant winner is …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-0223
05iraq_lat,0,2022690.story?coll=la-home-world

Allawi to Challenge Shiite Candidate for Iraq Prime Minister Post
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… the additional support. He said only that he seeks a “democratic coalition that believes in Iraq and its principles.”. As a secular …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000081&sid=aG60c5VfMJP0&refer=australia
US Welcomes Australia Deploying 450 More Soldiers in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — The US has welcomed Australia’s commitment of 450 more soldiers to Iraq to provide security for Japanese forces helping to rebuild the war …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12355838-23109,00.html
More soldiers ‘face Iraq abuse trial’
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… Regiment have already been been charged with murder and violent disorder, and face court martial over the death of an Iraqi civilian in southern Iraq in May …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1424151,00.html
The man to heal Iraq
Guardian – UK
As the man set to become Iraq’s prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has tough times ahead – a country to unite, insurgents to quell, an economy to fix. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1424027,00.html
Show the full Iraq advice
Guardian – UK
Your reports (February 23) on Professor Sands’ book on the attorney general’s advice to ministers on the legality of the invasion of Iraq raise some important …

  
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