Iraq News and Information Links
February 26 2005
 

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Rebels blow up oil pipeline in northern Iraq; bomb kills 2 in …
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – An oil pipeline in northern Iraq was ablaze Saturday after saboteurs blew it up in the latest attack against the country’s vital petroleum …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4828230,00.html
Insurgents Blow Up Oil Pipeline in Iraq
Guardian – UK
By PATRICK QUINN. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A major oil fire raged Saturday after insurgents blew up a pipeline in the north of the country. …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg7_52
11 killed, 11 kidnapped in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: At least 11 people were killed and 11 kidnapped in Iraq as the interim government claimed on Saturday that the noose was tightening on Abu Musab al …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11001383.htm
US talks of ending Iraq inspectors’ work
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
… two years, the United States has quietly started low-key talks on ending the work of UN inspectors who are charged with dismantling Iraq’s chemical, biological …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg4_5
Powell criticises post-Iraq war troop levels
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has criticised the number of troops allocated for dealing with the aftermath of war in Iraq, saying more …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg4_4
Hoon apologises for Iraq prison abuse photos
Daily Times – Pakistan
… “We also agree that it is right to apologize on behalf of the army to the victims and the people of Iraq.” He said that the total five cases involved up to …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg4_16
Battle losses in Afghanistan, Iraq to cost $570 million: US
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Replacing military hardware lost in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, including 18 combat helicopters, will cost the US Army 570 million dollars this …

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Insurgents Blow Up Oil Pipeline in Iraq
ABC News – USA
A firefighter shields his face from the heat of a blazing oil pipeline in Dibis in the northern Kurdish area of Iraq Saturday, Feb. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/057/nation/Army_Reserve_unit_that_refused:.shtml
Army Reserve unit that refused mission in Iraq returns home to …
Boston Globe – USA
… SC (AP) The Army Reserve company that drew attention when some of its soldiers refused a mission to transport fuel along a dangerous road in Iraq has returned …

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Rebels blow up oil pipeline in northern Iraq; bomb kills 2 in …
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – An oil pipeline in northern Iraq was ablaze Saturday after saboteurs blew it up in the latest attack against the country’s vital petroleum …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4828230,00.html
Insurgents Blow Up Oil Pipeline in Iraq
Guardian – UK
By PATRICK QUINN. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A major oil fire raged Saturday after insurgents blew up a pipeline in the north of the country. …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg4_5
Powell criticises post-Iraq war troop levels
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has criticised the number of troops allocated for dealing with the aftermath of war in Iraq, saying more …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg4_4
Hoon apologises for Iraq prison abuse photos
Daily Times – Pakistan
… “We also agree that it is right to apologize on behalf of the army to the victims and the people of Iraq.” He said that the total five cases involved up to …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2005_pg4_16
Battle losses in Afghanistan, Iraq to cost $570 million: US
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Replacing military hardware lost in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, including 18 combat helicopters, will cost the US Army 570 million dollars this …

www.boston.com/dailynews/057/nation/Army_Reserve_unit_that_refused:.shtml
Army Reserve unit that refused mission in Iraq returns home to …
Boston Globe – USA
… SC (AP) The Army Reserve company that drew attention when some of its soldiers refused a mission to transport fuel along a dangerous road in Iraq has returned …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/11001250.htm
Iraq students protest having Saturday off
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqis are complaining about their first-ever weekend break, and some high-school students even went to class Saturday to protest a decision …

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Summary: Women not kept from Iraq combat
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… To date, 31 female soldiers have been killed in the nearly two-year war in Iraq, double the death count of 15 women from the 1991 Persian Gulf War. WHY? …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/27/content_2623758.htm
US-Iraqi troops battle insurgents in western Iraq
Xinhua – China
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Feb. 26 (Xinhuanet … of Baghdad. On Saturday, Iraq’s interim government said its security forces were closing in upon him. …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1668432,00.html
Ten die, 11 kidnapped in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – At least 10 people were killed and 11 kidnapped in Iraq as the interim government claimed on Saturday that the noose was tightening on Abu Musab al …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3058630
First Fort Sam Houston soldier killed in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – USA
SAN ANTONIO — Fort Sam Houston has lost its first soldier in Iraq as an explosives technician was killed by an insurgent’s bomb. Staff Sgt. …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-02-26-iraq_x.htm
Oil pipeline destroyed in northern Iraq, bomb kills two
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An oil pipeline in northern Iraq was ablaze Saturday after saboteurs blew it up in the latest attack against the country’s vital …

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February/focusoniraq_February194.xml&section=focusoniraq

Ten killed, 11 kidnapped in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – At least 10 people were killed and 11 kidnapped in Iraq as the interim government claimed on Saturday that the noose was tightening on Abu Musab al …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11000481.htm
SC unit that refused mission in Iraq returns home
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
ROCK HILL, SC – Army reservists from the South Carolina unit whose soldiers refused a mission to transport fuel along a dangerous road in Iraq returned home …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7747415
European Islamic Militants Linked to Iraq – Garzon
Reuters – USA
MADRID (Reuters) – Armed Islamist militants that operate in Europe are also helping support the armed insurgency in Iraq, one of Europe’s foremost experts on …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,148824,00.html
Oil Pipeline Destroyed in Northern Iraq
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An oil pipeline in northern Iraq (search) was ablaze Saturday after saboteurs blew it up in the latest attack against the insurgent-wracked …

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2005-02-26T135446Z_01_HOL616572_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-SAT.xml

Troops hunt insurgents in Iraq river valley
Reuters.uk – UK
HADITHA, Iraq (Reuters) – US and Iraqi troops have swept into towns along the Euphrates river valley in a push to flush out insurgents, and the government says …

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Army boss in Iraq apology
Scotsman – UK
… The Chief of the General Staff said: “I apologise on behalf of the Army to those Iraqis who were abused and to the people of Iraq.”. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-26-voa8.cfm
US Forces Continue Offensive in Western Iraq
Voice of America – USA
The US military says an American soldier was killed in Iraq’s restive al-Anbar province, as US and Iraqi forces continued their offensive to hunt down …

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2005/February/focusoniraq_February193.xml&section=focusoniraq

Six killed in Iraq violence; Australia puts Zarqawi on terror list
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – At least two people were killed on Saturday when a bomb exploded near the headquarters of Iraq’s leading Sunni Muslim religious organisation, as …

www.boston.com/dailynews/057/world/Oil_pipeline_destroyed_in_nort:.shtml
Oil pipeline destroyed in northern Iraq, bomb kills two in capital
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An oil pipeline in northern Iraq was ablaze Saturday after saboteurs blew it up in the latest attack against the insurgent-wracked country’s …

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ID=2005-02-26T091100Z_01_HOL616572_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-SAT.xml

US push to round-up Iraq insurgents
Reuters.uk – UK
HADITHA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines are hunting insurgents along the Euphrates river valley in western Iraq but their enemy remains elusive as they overrun …

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SCALE BACK IRAQ FORCE: POLL
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
February 26, 2005 — A huge majority of Americans think Iraq’s big-turnout election will make a difference in the US role there — and most think America …

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-iraq26feb26,1,2691883.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

Zarqawi Aide Held, Iraq Says
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… The capture is the latest made in a string of raids conducted in Baghdad, Mosul and western Iraq that have reportedly netted top Zarqawi lieutenants and …

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UK army apologises for Iraq abuse
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
“I do apologise on behalf of the army to those Iraqis who were abused and to the people of Iraq as a whole,” the chief of the General Staff told a press …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Opposition-raises-
concerns-over-Iraq/2005/02/26/1109180158990.html

Opposition raises concerns over Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The federal opposition has raised fresh concerns over the safety of Australia’s latest contingent of troops bound for Iraq. Prime …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3058253
Troop level in Iraq criticized by Powell
Houston Chronicle – USA
LONDON – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has criticized the number of troops allocated for dealing with the aftermath of war in Iraq, saying more …

www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/
02/26/for_many_vermonters_iraq_is_on_the_ballot

For many Vermonters, Iraq is on the ballot
Boston Globe – USA
Vermont’s town meetings next week will offer the nation one of the first popular referendums on the Iraq war. In one-fifth of the …

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Iraq government negotiations protracted
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Qaeda’s leader in Iraq and behind some of the bloodiest attacks. …

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Attorney Denies Iraq Answer Drafted by No 10
Scotsman – UK
The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, has denied that his Parliamentary answer setting out the legal case for the war with Iraq was drawn up by two of Tony …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7746694
Marines Sweep Haditha in Iraq’s Anbar Province
Reuters – USA
HADITHA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines hit the Iraqi town of Haditha early on Saturday as they continued to hunt for insurgents in Anbar, the country’s most …

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Breaking&storyId=996324&tw=wn_wire_story

Negotiations on Iraq Government Look Protracted
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The frontrunner to be Iraq’s next prime minister held talks with the country’s top Shi’ite cleric on Friday on ways to include all parties …

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Iraq’s dispossessed Sunnis seek new strategy
Financial Times – UK
… It is known, more broadly, as the place to come to reach the ear of the many shadowy, faceless groups that collectively fight Iraq’s insurgency. …

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UK soldiers jailed over Iraq abuse
CNN International – USA
OSNABRUECK, Germany (CNN) — A military court has sentenced three British soldiers to prison for abusing Iraqi detainees in southern Iraq. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10995519.htm
Funeral services tentatively set for Guardsman killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… Jason Timmerman, one of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq, are tentatively planned for 2 pm Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in …

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Iraq government negotiations protracted
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Qaeda’s leader in Iraq and behind some of the bloodiest attacks. …

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Breaking&storyId=996324&tw=wn_wire_story

Negotiations on Iraq Government Look Protracted
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The frontrunner to be Iraq’s next prime minister held talks with the country’s top Shi’ite cleric on Friday on ways to include all parties …

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1ef289640?type=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7746610

Powell cricises post-Iraq war troop levels
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… Reuters) – Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has criticised the number of troops allocated for dealing with the aftermath of war in Iraq, saying more …

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Iraq’s dispossessed Sunnis seek new strategy
Financial Times – UK
… It is known, more broadly, as the place to come to reach the ear of the many shadowy, faceless groups that collectively fight Iraq’s insurgency. …

IRAQ Creates History Again
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
Something truly historic happened in Iraq the other day. For … Muslim.
To be sure Jaafari is not the first Shiite to get the job in Iraq. …
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=59542&d=26&m=2&y=2005

SOLDIERS in Iraq abuse case sent to prison
Guardian – UK
Three British soldiers convicted of abusing prisoners in Iraq were dismissed
with disgrace from the army and sent to a military prison by a court martial
panel …
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1425961,00.html

5 US troops killed in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… government said. The government said Al-Dulaymi was a top aide to Al-Zarqawi,
who has described himself as Al-Qaida’s leader in Iraq. Al …
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5261796.html

ATTORNEY Denies Iraq Answer Drafted by No 10
Scotsman – UK
The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, has denied that his Parliamentary
answer setting out the legal case for the war with Iraq was drawn up by
two of Tony …
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NEGOTIATIONS on Iraq Government Look Protracted
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The frontrunner to be Iraq’s next prime minister held
talks with the country’s top Shi’ite cleric on Friday on ways to include
all parties …
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5 GI’s Killed and 9 Injured Across Iraq in 24 Hours
New York Times – USA
By JOHN F. BURNS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 25 – The United States military command
on Friday announced the deaths of five American soldiers …
www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/international/middleeast/26iraq.html

IRAQ’S dispossessed Sunnis seek new strategy
Financial Times – UK
… It is known, more broadly, as the place to come to reach the ear of
the many shadowy, faceless groups that collectively fight Iraq’s insurgency.

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BATTLE losses in Iraq, Afghan total $570 million: US army
Malayala Manorama – India
Washington: Replacing military hardware lost in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan,
including 18 combat helicopters, will cost the US Army US$570million this
year …
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MmArticle/CommonFullStory&cid=1109363906641&c=MmA
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UK soldiers jailed over Iraq abuse
CNN International – USA
OSNABRUECK, Germany (CNN) — A military court has sentenced three British
soldiers to prison for abusing Iraqi detainees in southern Iraq. …
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FUNERAL services tentatively set for Guardsman killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… Jason Timmerman, one of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed
in Iraq, are tentatively planned for 2 pm Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic
Church in …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10995519.htm

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Attorney Denies Iraq Answer Drafted by No 10
Scotsman – UK
The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, has denied that his Parliamentary answer setting out the legal case for the war with Iraq was drawn up by two of Tony …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/25/news/iraq.html
Bomb kills 3 GIs and wounds 9 in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
… wounded nine north of Baghdad on Friday, the military said, while the government announced the capture of three figures associated with Iraq’s bloody insurgency …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1311591.htm
Additional Australian troops to Iraq stationed in Multhanna
ABC Online – Australia
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The Commander of the Australian forces in Iraq has spoken for the first time about the deployment of more Australian troops to the south of …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/international/middleeast/26iraq.html
5 GI’s Killed and 9 Injured Across Iraq in 24 Hours
New York Times – USA
By JOHN F. BURNS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 25 – The United States military command on Friday announced the deaths of five American soldiers …

edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/02/25/courtmartial.sentence/
UK soldiers jailed over Iraq abuse
CNN International – USA
OSNABRUECK, Germany (CNN) — A military court has sentenced three British soldiers to prison for abusing Iraqi detainees in southern Iraq. …

news.ft.com/cms/s/b8547a4a-879e-11d9-ab48-00000e2511c8.html
Iraq’s dispossessed Sunnis seek new strategy
Financial Times – UK
… It is known, more broadly, as the place to come to reach the ear of the many shadowy, faceless groups that collectively fight Iraq’s insurgency. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10994849.htm
Two central Illinois soldiers killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Two soldiers from central Illinois have been killed in Iraq, military officials announced Friday. Spc. Jacob …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1425961,00.html
Soldiers in Iraq abuse case sent to prison
Guardian – UK
Three British soldiers convicted of abusing prisoners in Iraq were dismissed with disgrace from the army and sent to a military prison by a court martial panel …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/25/news/iraq.html
Bomb kills 3 GIs and wounds 9 in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
… wounded nine north of Baghdad on Friday, the military said, while the government announced the capture of three figures associated with Iraq’s bloody insurgency …

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special_packages/iraq/10994849.htm

Two central Illinois soldiers killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Two soldiers from central Illinois have been killed in Iraq, military officials announced Friday. Spc. Jacob …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1311591.htm
Additional Australian troops to Iraq stationed in Multhanna
ABC Online – Australia
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The Commander of the Australian forces in Iraq has spoken for the first time about the deployment of more Australian troops to the south of …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10994516.htm
Iraq announces arrest of 2 men linked to al-Zarqawi
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A roadside bomb killed three US soldiers and wounded nine others while on a patrol north of Baghdad on Friday, according to the military …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/26/
ngold26.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/26/ixhome.html

Goldsmith disproves Iraq war advice claim
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, disproved a claim last night that his advice to the Government on the legality of the Iraq war had been written for him …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/26/content_2621424.htm
US soldier to be court-martialed for refusing 2nd Iraq tour
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (Xinhuanet) — A US Army soldier will be court-martialed for refusing a second deployment to Iraq, news reports said Friday. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10994500.htm
Joint Chiefs chairman says tensions in Iraq a sign of democracy
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… Richard Myers, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, told a luncheon audience Friday that post-election political tension in Iraq is a signal of a burgeoning …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/0
2/26/wpowell26.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/26/ixhome.html

Powell criticises Iraq troop levels and rift with Europe
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, has for the first time publicly criticised troops levels in Iraq and spoken of the rifts between himself and …

cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/Iraq/2005/02/25/942435-ap.html
Aal-Jaafari claims Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric endorses …
Winnipeg Sun – Canada
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) – United Iraqi Alliance candidate Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Friday that Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani …

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05-02-25T224026Z_01_DOB572759_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-BRITAIN-TRIAL.xml

Soldiers jailed for abuse in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
By James Mackenzie. OSNABRUECK, Germany (Reuters) – Britain has jailed three soldiers for abusing Iraqi detainees, but faces questions …

  
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