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March 28 2005
 

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12688054-29277,00.html
Defence official to front Iraq enquiry
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… Mr Barton was a member of the US-led Iraq Survey Group (ISG) which led a fruitless hunt for weapons of mass destruction after coalition forces invaded Iraq two …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/28/international/middleeast/28cnd-iraq.html?h
p&ex=1112072400&en=e2b8cd00400cd5d5&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Violence in Iraq Kills 10 as Concerns Mount About Growing Unrest
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 28 – At least 10 Iraqis were killed today in separate bombing and ambush attacks in Baghdad and on a road south of the capital that leads …

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4318492
Iraq’s Most-Wanted Terrorist ‘Surrounded’
Scotsman – UK
Iraqi security forces have surrounded Iraq’s most-wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the country’s interior minister said today. …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/28/news/iraq.html
US general warns on Iraq cabinet delay
International Herald Tribune – France
BAGHDAD General John Abizaid, the senior US commander in the region, has warned that Iraq’s delays in forming a government could contribute to a rise in …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6232-2005Mar28.html
Insurgents Kill 8 People in Attacks Across Iraq
Washington Post – USA
… Falah Muhimadawi said. We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq. Portraits …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/28/news/baghdad.html
Iraq rebels kill 8; assembly prepares to choose speaker
International Herald Tribune – France
… “As long as we’re alive and as long as Iraq and the believers are there, we will continue to work according to the directions and the advice of the religious …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4387865.stm
Iraq realities refuse to fade away
BBC News – E,UK
… Labour. Yet decisions his government took more than two years ago, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, simply refuse to go away. …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/28/news/Kidnap.html
Iraq gangs thrive on ransom
International Herald Tribune – France
… Seen in one way, kidnapping is just another facet of the security vacuum created by the US-led invasion of Iraq and never really filled despite the hiring and …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087
&sid=aYRy3k2rpids&refer=top_world_news

Iraq Car Bomb Kills 7, Wounds 9 South of Baghdad, Reuters Says
Bloomberg – USA
… Iraq on Jan. … 28 of a car bomb that killed at least 110 people, the deadliest such attack in Iraq since the US- led invasion in March 2003.

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq28e_20050328.htm
Some in Iraq worry about few Sunnis participating
Detroit Free Press – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — While US officials point to the bargaining among Shi’ite Muslim and Kurdish politicians over an interim Iraqi government as evidence that …

www.boston.com/dailynews/087/world
/Insurgent_attacks_on_police_le:.shtml

Insurgent attacks on police leave eight dead across Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents gunned down a neighborhood police chief and set off a suicide bomb near a patrol guarding a holy shrine, part of a series of …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/
middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7643

US army commander predicts reduction of troops in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The top US military commander in Iraq predicted Sunday that the US would make “very substantial reductions” in the number of troops there by March 2006. …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/March/focusoniraq_March136.xml&section=focusoniraq

Filipino hostage in Iraq still alive: Philippine foreign ministry
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
MANILA – Philippine negotiators are confident a Filipino hostage seized in Iraq in November is still alive but are checking whether reports of Filipinos …

www.indystar.com/articles/3/232607-6543-010.html
Violence, political discord, frustration continue in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Al-Qaida in Iraq released a video Sunday claiming to show the murder of an Interior Ministry official, while debate raged about religion’s …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_ID=7629
Blair faces tough times over legality of Iraq war
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… In the run up to the invasion of Iraq, Blair was determined to join President Bush’s ‘coalition’ in invading Iraq but he also resolutely insisted that he would …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-tro
ops28mar28,1,2445843.story?coll=la-headlines-world

General Predicts Reduction of American Troops in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
… WASHINGTON — The top US military commander in Iraq predicted Sunday that the United States would make “very substantial reductions” in the number of troops …

www.ameinfo.com/news/Detailed/56629.html
Emirates Glass hopes for a bigger role in Iraq reconstruction
AME Info – United Arab Emirates
… Group subsidiary and regional leaders in supplying high quality glass products with its premium brands, is participating in the Rebuild Iraq Exhibition in Amman …

www.abs-cbnnews.com/topofthehour.aspx?StoryId=1424
DFA checking if Pinoys among anti-US fighters in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Philippines
The Philippine embassy in Iraq is verifying with Iraqi authorities whether Filipinos were among those insurgents fighting Americans in Iraq, the Department of …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-sunnis
28mar28,0,5173092.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Sunni Arabs Seek Their Voice in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
… BAGHDAD — Nearly two months after most of them sat out Iraq’s historic election, 200 Sunni Arab leaders gathered to consider a belated plunge into democratic …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraq-Senate
-inquiry-starts-this-week/2005/03/28/1111862312486.html

Iraq Senate inquiry starts this week
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Mr Barton was a member of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) which led the fruitless hunt for weapons of mass destruction after coalition forces invaded Iraq two …

IRAQ Body To Meet, Still Stalled On Slate
Washington Post – USA
BAGHDAD, March 27 — The National Assembly called lawmakers on Sunday to
a session originally planned for the seating of Iraq’s new government,
but public …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5443-2005Mar27.html

SPORADIC violence continues in Iraq
Globe and Mail – Canada
Baghdad — Security officials opened fire on a crowd of protesters outside
a government building Sunday, killing one, and al-Qaeda’s arm in Iraq
posted a …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/R
TGAM.20050327.wirkk0327/BNStory/International/

LATEST violence kills 16 in Iraq as politicians bicker
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… sources said. Iraq military forces and police were also targets of
the seemingly relentless insurgent attacks on Sunday. Three Iraqi …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focus
oniraq/2005/March/focusoniraq_March134.xml&section=focusoniraq

TROOPS ŒRISK CANCER’ IN IRAQ
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
A group of anti-war doctors has warned Australian troops being readied
for service in Iraq could be at risk of developing cancer or conceiving
deformed children …
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=108177&region=7

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
_Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf met with the top
UN envoy in Iraq, Ashraf Qazi who said al-Sistani promised he did not
intend to …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/11245782.htm

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.
20050327.wirkk0327/BNStory/International/

Sporadic violence continues in Iraq
Globe and Mail – Canada
Baghdad — Security officials opened fire on a crowd of protesters outside a government building Sunday, killing one, and al-Qaeda’s arm in Iraq posted a …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1332344.htm
More foreign fighters entering Iraq: US general
ABC Online – Australia
Foreign fighters entering Iraq in recent months make up a growing percentage of insurgents battling US troops and the country’s fledgling security force …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,151619,00.html
Easter Attacks in Iraq
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Security officials opened fire on a crowd of protesters Sunday, killing one, and Al Qaeda’s (search) arm in Iraq posted a video purportedly …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3956-2005Mar26.html
Blast in Iraq Kills Two US Soldiers
Washington Post – USA
… of a Marine whose killing Friday in Anbar province was reported Saturday, brought the number of American military personnel killed in action in Iraq to 1,164. …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5314575.html
Iraq war critics moved to ask: Was Bush right?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — The success of January’s elections in Iraq, new flashes of democracy in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and recent massive rallies in Lebanon are …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/27/international/middleeast/27border.html?
hp&ex=1111986000&en=b835f0e6d7c92b5d&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Boats, Cows, Tasty Lamb: Iraq Battles Smuggling
New York Times – USA
ZOWER CHUM, on the Iran-Iraq Border – With a Kalashnikov rifle slung over one shoulder, Kadhum Mahmoud took a few brisk steps on the snow-packed earth and …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5314567.html
Rochester soldier eulogized in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
CAMP FALCON, IRAQ — Rochester native Travis Bruce was remembered Saturday during his memorial service as a fun-loving soldier who worked diligently at …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5313724.html
Iraq embroiled in grisly epidemic beyond insurgency
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… As Iraq’s newly elected leaders cobble together the foundation of a fledgling democracy, a killing epidemic has taken hold of this troubled nation. …

US guards foil jail-break bid in Iraq
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD: US prison guards discovered an escape tunnel from the maximum-security
Camp Bucca detention centre in southern Iraq that was dug out with hand
tools …
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1062920.cms

BLAST in Iraq Kills Two US Soldiers
Washington Post – USA
… of a Marine whose killing Friday in Anbar province was reported Saturday,
brought the number of American military personnel killed in action in
Iraq to 1,164. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3956-2005Mar26.html

IGNORING Iraq won’t make it go away
Sunday Herald – UK
… The other campaign, which is an unofficial all-party effort to ensure
Iraq does not disappear off the electorate’s radar, still has everything
to fight for. …
www.sundayherald.com/48649

TOP Iraq official: Gov’t likely to be formed within days
Ha’aretz – Israel
BAGHDAD – The man likely to be Iraq’s next prime minister yesterday said
the country’s long-awaited government could be formed in upcoming days,
the next step …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/557053.html

US Military: 27 Detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan Victims of Homicide …
Voice of America – USA
The US military says 27 detainees who died in US custody in Afghanistan
and Iraq between 2002 and 2004 were the victims of homicide or suspected
homicide. …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-26-voa39.cfm

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/557053.html
Top Iraq official: Gov’t likely to be formed within days
Ha’aretz – Israel
BAGHDAD – The man likely to be Iraq’s next prime minister yesterday said the country’s long-awaited government could be formed in upcoming days, the next step …

www.boston.com/dailynews/085/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
As of Saturday, March 26, 2005, at least 1,527 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an …

www.sundayherald.com/48649
Ignoring Iraq won’t make it go away
Sunday Herald – UK
… The other campaign, which is an unofficial all-party effort to ensure Iraq does not disappear off the electorate’s radar, still has everything to fight for. …

  
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