Iraq News and Information Links August 3 2004
PROSECUTORS say England was a willing participant in Iraq prisoner…
Canada.com – Canada
FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) – Prosecutors portrayed Pte. 1st Class Lynndie England
as an out-of-control soldier who mocked Iraqi prisoners…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=b707bf2d-ee90-486e-9fe0-e99b34f3fde4

SIX US troops die in Iraq; insurgent attacks kill seven Iraqis
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents killed seven Iraqi security personnel in
a car bombing and other attacks Tuesday, and the US military announced
the deaths of six…
www.boston.com/dailynews/216/world/Six_U_S_troops_die_in_Iraq_ins:.shtml

CAIRO denies it told US general Iraq had WMD
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
CAIRO: Egypt has strongly denied that President Hosni Mubarak told a top
US general before the US-led war against Iraq in March 2003 that Baghdad
had weapons…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6884

TURKISH company decides to withdraw from Iraq
Xinhua – China
3 (Xinhuanet) — Turkish Bilintur company decided onTuesday to withdraw
its personnel from Iraq after one of itsdrivers Murat Yuce was shot dead
in the war…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/04/content_1706390.htm

SAUDIS warned on Iraq troops
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A SHADOWY Islamic group warned Saudi Arabia today not to bend to “Crusader”
requests for Arab and Muslim forces to be sent to Iraq to replace US-led
forces in…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10340321%255E1702,00.html

DANISH commanders in Iraq relieved of duties as investigation…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) The defense minister dismissed the two top Danish
military commanders in Iraq on Tuesday as an inquiry widened into charges
that a…
www.boston.com/dailynews/216/world/Danish_commanders_in_Iraq_reli:.shtml

IRAQ hostage talks likely to be successful, says India
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
India said on Monday ongoing talks for the release of seven men, including
three Indians, held captive in Iraq were likely to be successful.…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_926807,0008.htm

STAYING out of Iraq
Jakarta Post – Indonesia
The security situation in Iraq has spiraled from bad to worse since the
day American forces entered Baghdad eight months ago. Despite…
www.thejakartapost.com/detaileditorial.asp?fileid=20040804.E01&irec=0

US soldier faces Iraq abuse hearing
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… The twice-delayed hearing for Private Lynndie England, whose lawyers
have called her the “poster child‰ for flawed US war policies in Iraq,
faces charges…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087374131399

IRAQ, Kuwait announce resumption of diplomatic relations
Arabic News – Middle East
Kuwait and Iraq announced the resumption of their complete diplomatic relations,
severed since 14 years since the invasion of the Iraqi forces of Kuwait.

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040803/2004080314.html

INSURGENTS in Iraq Kill 7 Iraqis, 4 US Troops
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents launched a wave of attacks in Iraq, killing
six Iraqi national guardsmen in a suicide car bombing and four US soldiers
in…
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040803_207.html

HEARING opens for US soldier over Iraq abuse
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… NC ˜ A military hearing started Tuesday to determine if a young soldier
should be court-martialed for her actions at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq,
where she was…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040803.wengl0803/BNStory/International/

PAKISTAN Won't Send Troops to Iraq
Reuters – USA
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan will not send troops to Iraq, Information
Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Tuesday, hours after the prime minister
said…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5859583

BOMBINGS across Iraq, pipeline ablaze cuts exports via Turkey
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Bombings across Iraq killed three national guardsmen, a police
chief and four US soldiers, as saboteurs blasted a northern oil pipeline,
which roared…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/99037/1/.html

TURKISH truckers quit Iraq after hostage killed
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Turkey's top trucking association says it is stopping deliveries to US
forces in Iraq after Islamist militants released footage of a Turkish
hostage being shot…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/03/1091476498728.html

KGL willing to send another representative to Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The employer of seven truck drivers, including three Indians, held hostage
in Iraq said on Monday it was willing to send another representative for
a new round…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_926364,00050004.htm

HEARING Starts for US Soldier in Iraq Abuse Scandal
Reuters – USA
… prisoner on a leash should stand trial in an abuse scandal that outraged
the Arab world and embarrassed the Bush administration as it sought to
stabilize Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5859040

INSURGENTS in Iraq kill Iraqis and US troops
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents have launched a fresh wave of attacks in
Iraq, killing six Iraqi national guardsmen in a suicide car bombing and
four US…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=558555&section=news

WANTED terrorist behind attacks in Iraq
Capital News 9 – Albany,NY,USA
… Officials said the attacks were aimed at causing tension between the
minority Christians and majority Muslims in Iraq. An Iraqi…
www.capitalnews9.com/content/headlines/?ArID=87298&SecID=33

ITALY Reviews Security After Iraq Bombs, Threats
Reuters – USA
ROME (Reuters) – Italy is taking seriously a threat by a group demanding
that Rome withdraw troops from Iraq and has reviewed security measures
for religious…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5857578

KIDNAPPERS in Iraq kill Turkish truck driver
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The two religious communities vowed to stand together to fight the violence
that has plagued Iraq since the US invasion 15 months ago.…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/08/03/MNG5781RAQ1.DTL

IRAQ hostage talks at 'delicate' stage: Govt
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
New Delhi, Aug 3: Talks to free three Indian citizens kidnapped in Iraq
were at a delicate stage and releasing details of negotiations could jeopardise
the…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=34566

THE First Turkish Victim In Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… According to the group, Yuce was guilty of working for a Turkish firm,
which works with an American base in Iraq∑ Of course it is evident in
which conditions…
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=23632

EX-COMMANDER is blunt about Iraq planning
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — According to the general in command, the US went to war in
Iraq without expectation of the violent insurgency that followed or a
clear…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0408030211aug03,1,282773.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

BOMBS in Iraq Kill 2 US Troops, Police Colonel
Reuters – USA
… in Baghdad, hours before interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi was due
to return home after trying to win support from neighboring countries
to stabilize Iraq.…
<www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5857104

KIDNAPPERS in Iraq kill Turkish truck driver
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The two religious communities vowed to stand together to fight the violence
that has plagued Iraq since the US invasion 15 months ago.…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/08/03/MNG5781RAQ1.DTL

EX-COMMANDER is blunt about Iraq planning
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — According to the general in command, the US went to war in
Iraq without expectation of the violent insurgency that followed or a
clear…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0408030211aug03,1,282773.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

PAKISTAN to send forces to Iraq: Iraqi paper
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
An Iraqi newspaper claimed on Monday that Pakistan is among six Islamic
countries that have agreed to send forces to war-torn Iraq in response
to a Saudi…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_925663,00050002.htm

TURKISH hostage murdered in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD˜Masked gunmen shot a blindfolded Turkish hostage three times
in the head on a gruesome Internet video meant to warn Muslim workers
to stay out of Iraq…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1091484609812&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

MORE Kidnapping Likely in Iraq: Security Advisor
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
Kwon Chin-ho, National Security Advisor to President Roh Moo-hyun, told
lawmakers Tuesday that more abductions and murders of South Koreans in
Iraq are highly…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200408/kt2004080316425910230.htm

IRAQ'S Christians shaken after attacks
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… Sunday-evening prayers, killing at least 12 and injuring dozens, raised
many questions and fears about the future of the small Christian community
in Iraq.…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040803.wxiraq03/BNStory/International/

TURKISH hostage shot dead in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… Masked gunmen shot a blindfolded Turkish hostage three times in the
head on a gruesome Internet video meant to warn Muslim workers to stay
out of Iraq.…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/08/03/566876.html

TURKISH Truckers Bow to Iraq Terror Threats
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
After masked gunmen in Iraq shot a blindfolded Turkish hostage three times
in the head on a gruesome Internet video, Turkish truckers announced that
they would…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3287970

THE next mission in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
IRAQ'S INTERIM government, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and some of
Iraq's neighbors have broached measures in recent days that might help
Iraqis achieve…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/08/03/the_next_mission_in_iraq

IRAQ blames al-Zarqawi for bombing
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… al-Rubaie. “Zarqawi and his extremists are basically trying to drive
a wedge between Muslims and Christians in Iraq. It's clear…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/08/03/2003181538

TURKISH Hostage Shot to Death in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Masked gunmen shot a blindfolded Turkish hostage three
times in the head on a gruesome Internet video meant to warn Muslim workers
to stay out…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35709-2004Aug2.html

IRAN rejects Muslim force for Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
TEHRAN, Aug 2: Iran said on Monday that a Saudi initiative to send troops
from Muslim states to Iraq was 'not appropriate'. “Since…
www.dawn.com/2004/08/03/top14.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Monday, Aug. 2, 912 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9644.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

LEADING Muslim Clerics in Iraq Condemn Church Bombings
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By IAN FISHER. AGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 2 – Top Muslim clerics and political
leaders united Monday behind Iraq's Christians, condemning…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/03/international/middleeast/03iraq.html

HOSTAGE Turk Is Killed; Truckers Quit Iraq Mission
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 2 (Reuters) – Islamist Web sites on Monday showed a videotape of the
killing of a Turkish hostage in Iraq by a group linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
a…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/03/international/europe/03turk.html

GENERAL'S book defends Iraq invasion
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
Tommy Franks defends President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in an autobiography
to be released today and asserts that Saddam Hussein's regime did pose
a…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0704/03lvfranks.html

RESERVE Unit Involved In Iraq Prison Scandal Returns to US Soil
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 11, 2001, attacks and again in February 2003, just before the war in
Iraq started, for what was supposed to be a one-year tour.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35404-2004Aug2.html

FRIGHTENED Christians try to leave Iraq
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Wissam Sagman has already tried unsuccessfully to
leave the country, fearing his Christian family would not be safe in the
new, chaotic…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/3/latest/18274Frightened&sec=latest

TURKISH hostage killed in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Masked gunmen fatally shot a blindfolded Turkish hostage
three times in the head on a gruesome Internet video meant to warn Muslim
workers to…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/080304dnintiraqrdp.78b1.html

FRANKS: Iraq victory didn't go as planned
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… Tommy Franks suggested that President Bush publicly mark an end to
major combat in Iraq – an idea that led to the president's politically
controversial…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/washington/stories/080304dnintfranks.4fff.htm

LEBANESE Hostage Freed in Iraq Police Raid
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… Vladimir Damaa told The Associated Press his captors had threatened
him with a sword and demanded a $5 million ransom and that he leave Iraq.

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9529.AP-Iraq-Hostage-Ra.html

IRAQ blames Zarqawi for Christian church bombings
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has accused al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
of carrying out coordinated car bombings on churches that killed at least
11 people…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=558073&section=news

TURKISH truck firms pull out of Iraq
Guardian – UK
An important supply route for the US military in Iraq was in jeopardy yesterday
after Turkish lorry owners announced that they were suspending trips into
the…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1274916,00.html

GUNMEN kill Turkish hostage in Iraq, prompting Turkish truckers to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Masked gunmen shot a blindfolded Turkish hostage three
times in the head on a gruesome Internet video meant to warn Muslim workers
to stay…
www.boston.com/dailynews/215/world/Gunmen_kill_Turkish_hostage_in:.shtml

IRAQ'S Christian minority attacked; 5 churches hit, 11 killed in…
BP News – Nashville,TN,USA
By Staff. BAGHDAD (BP)-Five Catholic churches in Iraq were targeted in
car bomb attacks Sunday, Aug. 1; 11 people were killed and…
www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=18791

IRAQ, Kuwait Restore Diplomatic Ties
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
2 August 2004 — Iraq and Kuwait restored diplomatic relations today, 14
years after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sent his troops to occupy the
small Gulf…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/08/182a3dbc-280f-4560-983e-c254ed49d241.html

  
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