Iraq News and Information Links
February 27 2005
 

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Ex-leader of feared Iraq agency is captured
International Herald Tribune – France
… financier of the insurgency and for several years the head of the country’s domestic intelligence and security service, once the most feared agency in Iraq. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1504415,00.html
SAS chiefs defend soldier against Iraq murder claim
Times Online – UK
… No further trials will take place before the general election expected in May, which will be a relief for Tony Blair, who does not want Iraq to dominate the …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=13018
Adnan and Jim, or how to save Iraq
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Let’s call it the “Adnan and Jim Strategy.” These two soldiers exemplify the new US plan to stabilize Iraq by training Iraqi security forces and embedding US …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1260310,001301600006.htm
Saddam’s half-brother arrested in Iraq
Hindustan Times – India
Iraq said on Sunday a half-brother of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, suspected of helping to organise the insurgency and who figures on the US list of …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1312167.htm
Australian forces face probe after shootings in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
By Matt Brown in Baghdad. Australian security forces in Iraq are under investigation after shooting and injuring two Iraqis in the capital, Baghdad. …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0228/p01s04-uspo.html
In Vermont, a Town-Meeting revolt over Iraq war
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… When the kindergarten teacher’s son returned from Iraq after 10 months, the potluck church dinner in his honor was so packed no one had room to sit. …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7335
Blair committed himself to Iraq war a year eariler- Report
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
New evidence has surfaced suggesting that the British Prime Minister Tony Blair committed himself to Iraq invasion nearly a year before the US launched its …

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Syria Hands Saddam’s Half-Brother to Iraq
ABC News – USA
… Egypt Feb 27, 2005 — Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother in Syria and handed him over to Iraq in an …

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Iraq captures prince of diamonds
TVNZ – New Zealand
Iraq said security forces had captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother – a top-level Baathist accused by the government of directing the insurgency from Syria. …

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Syria Hands Saddam’s Half-Brother to Iraq
ABC News – USA
… authorities had captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator’s Baath Party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq in an …

www.startribune.com/stories/1762/5263311.html
Vigils today for 3 Guardsmen killed in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
Vigils for three National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq are planned in the western Minnesota towns of Appleton and Madison Sunday evening. …

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Saddam’s half-brother captured in Iraq
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… on the US military’s list of the 55 most-wanted people in Iraq. Saddam, did not say where he was seized or whether US or Iraqi forces had captured him. …

www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/
2005/02/27/guardsmen_return_from_iraq

Guardsmen return from Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
… NH — Friends and relatives erupted into cheers Sunday as more than 180 New Hampshire Army National Guard soldiers returned from a yearlong deployment to Iraq. …

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Syria Hands Saddam’s Half-Brother to Iraq
ABC News – USA
… Egypt Feb 27, 2005 — Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother in Syria and handed him over to Iraq in an …

www.startribune.com/stories/1762/5263311.html
Vigils today for 3 Guardsmen killed in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
Vigils for three National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq are planned in the western Minnesota towns of Appleton and Madison Sunday evening. …

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Syria Hands Saddam’s Half-Brother to Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother in Syria and handed him over to Iraq in an apparent goodwill gesture …

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Saddam’s Half-Brother Captured in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 27, 2005 — Iraqi security forces captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and former adviser, government officials said Sunday, dealing a …

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/02/27/international/i071011S90.DTL
Saddam’s Half-Brother Captured in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
… of 55 most-wanted Iraqis — and the six of diamonds in the US-issued deck of cards — released by US authorities after American troops invaded Iraq in March …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/27/news/inspect.html
Talks begin to end Iraq weapons search
International Herald Tribune – France
… 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.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7748875
Saddam’s Half-Brother Captured in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Security forces in Iraq have captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, one of the most wanted men in the country and the first top-level …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12391135-421,00.html
Number of Iraq troops queried
NEWS.com.au – Australia
DEFENCE chiefs wanted up to 2000 extra troops to be sent to Iraq but were told by their political masters they could have just 450, according to the Federal …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/134739/1/.html
Saddam’s half-brother arrested in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A half-brother of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, a former intelligence chief who figures on the US list of Iraq’s most wanted, has been …

www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20050227&hn=16960
Turkey Withdraws Its Opposition to a Federal Structure in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Salih Boztas. Turkey has officially accepted the establishment of a federal structure in Iraq. Officials including Turkey’s Special …

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Saddam’s Half-Brother Captured in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… is seen on the six of diamonds on the playing cards issued to soldiers of the US invading forces to help them recognize key members of Iraq’s former regime. …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iside27.html
Iraq’s Muslims want no part of ‘Jewish holiday’
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqis are complaining about their first weekend break, and some high schoolers even went to class Saturday to protest a decision introducing …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-02/27/content_419836.htm
Saddam’s half brother captured in Iraq
China Daily – China
Saddam Hussein’s half-brother has been captured, Iraq’s government said on Sunday, the first senior Baath Party member to be detained in a year. …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12392484-29277,00.html
No Iraq briefing call: Labor
NEWS.com.au – Australia
LABOR today admitted it had made no requests to the Government for briefings on Iraq. No request for troop briefing Labor has said …

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feb27,1,7824010.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Key aide to al-Zarqawi caught in raid, Iraq says
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
… “We are very close to al-Zarqawi, and I believe that there are few weeks separating us from him,” said Iraq’s interim national security adviser, Mouwafak al …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/27/content_2625521.htm
Saddam’s half-brother seized in Iraq
Xinhua – China
27 (Xinhuanet) — A half-brother of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been nabbed in Iraq, the Arab-languageal-Arabiya satellite TV reported Sunday. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/27/content_2625547.htm
50 more British soldiers face trial on crimes in Iraq
Xinhua – China
27 (Xinhuanet) — Nearly 50 more British soldiers are facing prosecution for murder, manslaughter, assault and other crimes committed in Iraq, the Sunday …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/11005838.htm
Army man in Iraq salutes heroism of military spouses
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… troubles or issues. Perhaps my letter will bring a smile to someone’s face. I am in the Army, currently deployed in Iraq. Here, all I …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4829191,00.html
Saddam’s Half Brother Captured in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi security forces captured Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein’s half brother and former adviser who was suspected of financing …

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Saddam’s Half Brother Captured in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 27, 2005 — Iraqi security forces captured Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein’s half brother and former adviser who was suspected of …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Defence-wanted-bigger
-Iraq-force-ALPs/2005/02/27/1109439451448.html

Defence wanted bigger Iraq force: ALP
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Defence chiefs had wanted more than 450 troops sent to Iraq, Labor said, but the government maintained the number was chosen by Australia’s most senior soldiers …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=535324
Iraq: Saddam’s Half Brother Captured
ABC News – USA
… al-Qura Sunni mosque near the scene of a bomb blast in the west of Baghdad, which killed two civilians who were passing by in a vehicle, in Iraq Saturday, Feb. …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/134720/1/.html
Saddam’s half-brother arrested in Iraq: intelligence chief
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A half-brother of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, who figures on the US list of Iraq’s most wanted, has been arrested, the interior ministry’s …

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Violence continues, 6 killed in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Militants killed six civilians in Baghdad on Saturday and attacked an oil pipeline in northern Iraq in the latest string of attacks. …

www.abc.net.au/insiders/content/2005/s1311900.htm
Downer backs Iraq troop decision
ABC Online – Australia
Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer says the consequence of withdrawal and defeat in Iraq are too appalling to contemplate, and that Australia’s extra …

www.abc.net.au/insiders/content/2005/s1311901.htm
Iraq evokes memories of Vietnam
ABC Online – Australia
Hobart resident Mark Firth says Australia should never have become involved in the Iraq war, and he has an awful feeling that the Government will make the same …

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-02-27T080518Z_01_JON729060_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-CAPTURE.xml

Saddam Hussein’s half-brother captured in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A half-brother and former adviser to Saddam Hussein has been captured in Iraq, according to sources in the interim government. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1312067.htm
US Marine killed in central Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… The latest death brought to 1,484 the number of US servicemen killed in attacks or accidents in Iraq since the start of the invasion in March 2003, according …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3058965
Kurds demanding to keep their army in any future Iraq
Houston Chronicle – USA
SARAI SUBHAN AGHA, IRAQ – The camouflage-clad militiamen marched down from the mountains in four columns of hundreds each, stomping their boots in unison. …

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Oil Fire Still Raging in Northern 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. …

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Extremists: Iraq’s Hidden War
Newsweek – USA
… unmistakable. There are a lot of women in Iraq who are looking forward to the freedom that Iraq’s experiment with democracy promises them. …

dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2732833
US marine killed in Iraq
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… The latest death brought to 1484 the number of US servicemen killed in attacks or accidents in Iraq since the start of the invasion in March 2003, according to …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/02/27/2003224776
Howard defends Iraq deal
Taipei Times – Taiwan
An Australian decision to send an extra 450 troops to Iraq to protect Japanese engineers there was not taken in exchange for a free trade deal with Tokyo …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5262555.html
Iraq oil pipeline blazes; TV anchorwoman slain
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
BAGHDAD — A major fire raged Saturday after insurgents blew up a pipeline in northern Iraq, and the family of an anchorwoman for a US-funded television …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Defence-wants-more-
Iraq-troops-ALPs/2005/02/27/1109439439963.html

Defence wants more Iraq troops: ALP
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
The defence department wanted a bigger force than the 450 troops being sent to Iraq, Labor said, but the government maintained that was the number recommended …

www.startribune.com/stories/462/5262561.html
Services for soldier killed in Iraq are set for Tuesday
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
Jason Timmerman, one of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq last week, are tentatively planned for 2 pm Tuesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=534681
US Talks of Ending Iraq Inspectors’ Work
ABC News – USA
… al-Qura Sunni mosque near the scene of a bomb blast in the west of Baghdad, which killed two civilians who were passing by in a vehicle, in Iraq Saturday, Feb. …

OIL pipeline destroyed in north Iraq
Ha’aretz – Israel
BAGHDAD – An oil pipeline in northern Iraq was ablaze yesterday after saboteurs
blew it up in the latest attack against the insurgent-wracked country’s
vital …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/545192.html

MORE UK soldiers face Iraq charges
Scotsman – UK
NEARLY 50 British servicemen could be prosecuted for murder, assault and
other “war” crimes committed in Iraq, it was claimed last night. …
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=221002005

ALP playing politics over Iraq: Downer
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer accused Labor of playing politics with
Australia’s new troop commitment to Iraq and defended the preparedness
of the task …
www.smh.com.au/news/National/ALP-playing-politics-
over-Iraq-Downers/2005/02/27/1109439437846.html

REBELS blow up oil pipeline in northern Iraq
Globe and Mail – Canada
… An Arabic-language Internet bulletin board recently carried a statement
from al-Qaeda In Iraq claiming responsibility for the mortar strike. …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.
20050226.wiraq0bomb26/BNStory/International/

DEFENCE wants more Iraq troops: ALP
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
The defence department wanted a bigger force than the 450 troops being
sent to Iraq, Labor said, but the government maintained that was the number
recommended …
www.smh.com.au/news/National/Defence-wants-mo
re-Iraq-troops-ALPs/2005/02/27/1109439439963.html

FIERCE fighting in Iraq’s Ramadi
BBC News – E,UK
It has been a day of scattered violence in Iraq, with at least 10 people
reported killed in incidents, mainly in Sunni areas west and north of
Baghdad. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4301559.stm

US Talks of Ending Iraq Inspectors’ Work
ABC News – USA
… al-Qura Sunni mosque near the scene of a bomb blast in the west of
Baghdad, which killed two civilians who were passing by in a vehicle,
in Iraq Saturday, Feb. …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=534681

IRAQ’S Serene South Asks, Who Needs Baghdad?
New York Times – USA
BASRA, Iraq — THE fake palm trees with the Vegas-style lights are still
in their places above what was the Dolphin Restaurant on Watan Street,
swaying on the …
www.nytimes.com/2005/02/27/weekinreview/27glanz.html

FIFTY more soldiers face trial on Iraq ‘war crimes’
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Almost 50 British servicemen are facing prosecution for murder, assault
and other crimes committed in Iraq, according to secret military documents
seen by The …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/
27/nirq27.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/27/ixportaltop.html

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.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11001383.htm

www.smh.com.au/news/National/ALP-playing-politics-
over-Iraq-Downers/2005/02/27/1109439437846.html

ALP playing politics over Iraq: Downer
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer accused Labor of playing politics with Australia’s new troop commitment to Iraq and defended the preparedness of the task …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/27/weekinreview/27glanz.html
Iraq’s Serene South Asks, Who Needs Baghdad?
New York Times – USA
BASRA, Iraq — THE fake palm trees with the Vegas-style lights are still in their places above what was the Dolphin Restaurant on Watan Street, swaying on the …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/27/
nirq27.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/27/ixportaltop.html

Fifty more soldiers face trial on Iraq ‘war crimes’
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Almost 50 British servicemen are facing prosecution for murder, assault and other crimes committed in Iraq, according to secret military documents seen by The …

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/545192.html
Oil pipeline destroyed in north Iraq
Ha’aretz – Israel
BAGHDAD – An oil pipeline in northern Iraq was ablaze yesterday after saboteurs blew it up in the latest attack against the insurgent-wracked country’s vital …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Aussie-troops-needed-
in-Iraq-Hills/2005/02/27/1109439436302.html

Aussie troops needed in Iraq: Hill
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
British forces would have replaced Dutch troops who are withdrawing from Iraq if Australia had not committed more forces to the country, Defence Minister …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=615232
New charge undermines Blair claims on Iraq war
Independent – UK
Fresh evidence has come to light suggesting that Tony Blair committed himself to war in Iraq nearly a year before the American and British assault in March 2003 …

news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=221002005
More UK soldiers face Iraq charges
Scotsman – UK
NEARLY 50 British servicemen could be prosecuted for murder, assault and other “war” crimes committed in Iraq, it was claimed last night. …

www.sundayherald.com/48050
Army recruits fall after Iraq war
Sunday Herald – UK
THE war in Iraq is causing a crisis in Army recruitment in Scotland, raising concerns that the population will be unable to support the planned “super …

  
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