Iraq News and Information Links July 4 2004
HOPES revived for missing US Marine as Iraq mulls insurgent…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Hopes revived for a missing US Marine after earlier reports he
had been beheaded, while Iraq's new interim government prepared to unveil
an amnesty…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93778/1/.html

IRAQ'S New Prime Minister Demands Militias Disarm
Reuters – USA
“The position of the government is very clear. There is no room for any
militias to operate in Iraq,” Allawi said on ABC's “This Week” program.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5583068

IRAQ battle 'beyond expectations'
The Australian – Australia
THE former US military chief in Iraq has said Washington never expected
combat operations against insurgents to last as long as they have.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10045063%255E1702,00.html

SYRIA , Iran urge Œ Iraq occupiers ‚ to leave
Times of Oman – Oman
… President Mohammed Khatami and his visiting Syrian counterpart, Bashar
Al Assad, both called yesterday for the rapid departure of foreign troops
from Iraq.…
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=59759

IRAQ'S new prime minister says the government is making progress
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
(Baghdad, Iraq-AP, July 4, 2004 2:45 PM) _ Iraq's new prime minister says
the Iraqis are now in charge of their police and other security forces.

www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=1997836

HOPE for US hostage in Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
An Islamist militant group denied on Sunday it had beheaded a US marine
missing in Iraq and seen earlier being threatened by his captors with
a sword.…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/434257?format=html

IRAQ careful of offer to send troops from Arab nations
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq's foreign minister gave a lukewarm response Saturday
to offers by some Arab countries to send troops, saying Iraq would consider
help from…
www.registerguard.com/news/2004/07/04/a2.arabtroops.0704.html

IRAQ Oil Pipeline Hit, Exports Reeling
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Saboteurs attacked a strategic oil pipeline linking
Iraq's northern and southern fields on Sunday, further cutting exports
that were halved…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5582806

US Troops Celebrate 4th of July in Iraq
ABC News – USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq July 4, 2004 ˜ Like many military operations in Iraq,
July 4th celebrations began at dawn. To beat the brutal…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040704_606.html

IRAQ oil pipeline attacked
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
An oil pipeline has been attacked near the city of Karbala in central Iraq
and several suspects arrested. The suspects travelling…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/745B1661-3656-4D5C-8E74-4CFECA0F1C40.htm

NEIGHBORING Countries ‚ Troops Could Protect UN Missions : Iraq
Aljazeerah.info
BAGHDAD, 4 July 2004 ˜ Neighboring countries who wish to send peacekeeping
troops to Iraq could guard United Nations missions and personnel, Foreign
Minister…
www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/July/4%20n/Neighboring%20
Countries%20Troops%20Could%20Protect%20UN%20Missions%20Iraq.htm

TURKEY Withdraws Military Monitors From Northern Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
4 July 2004 — Turkey is withdrawing a small number of military monitors
from northern Iraq, where they have been stationed since 1997 to monitor
a ceasefire…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/3252c2e9-6037-486f-b18d-ba60369da5a8.html

US troops in Iraq celebrate July 4th with sports, music, but no…
Billings Gazette – Billings,MT,USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – Like many military operations in Iraq, July 4th celebrations
began at dawn. To beat the brutal summer heat, soldiers…
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?tl=1&display=rednews/2004/07/04/build/world/42-us-iraq-julyfourth.inc

LONGEST-SERVING US Units In Iraq Headed Home
INDYchannel.com – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… 1st Armored Division and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment marked the
end of a tour Sunday that lasted longer than that of any other US military
unit in Iraq.…
www.theindychannel.com/news/3491989/detail.html

BEHEADING CASTS fresh shadow over Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – The feared beheading of a US marine cast a shadow over Iraq on
Sunday as the government prepared to unveil an amnesty for soft insurgents
to stem the…
www.inq7.net/wnw/2004/jul/05/wnw_1-1.htm

NO WMD in Iraq, admits ex-envoy
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Tony Blair's former envoy to Iraq has admitted that claims Saddam Hussein
had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction were wrong, saying no evidence
of them…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373467445

IRAQ Strategic Oil Pipeline Hit
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Saboteurs attacked the oil pipeline linking Iraq's
northern and southern fields on Sunday, a day after they hit another pipeline
that cut…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5582642

IRAQ'S New Prime Minister Demands Militias Disarm
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraqi militias, including those loyal to the firebrand
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr must lay down their weapons, Iraq's interim
Prime…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5582623

THE new, free Iraq
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
… his last hours as US proconsul in Baghdad, Paul Bremer decided to tighten
up some of the laws that his occupation authority had placed across the
land of Iraq.…
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=5819

ARMY'S 1st Armored Division prepares to leave Iraq after 15…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Army's 1st Armored Division stowed its flags Sunday
and prepared to head home after the longest tour in Iraq of any American
combat…
www.boston.com/dailynews/186/world/Army_s_1st_Armored_Division_pr:.shtml

BREMER: Al-Qaeda at war in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Washington – Paul Bremer, the former US administrator in Iraq, said on
Sunday that Saddam Hussein's trial would do nothing to stem violence in
the country…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1552678,00.html

ANSAR al-Sunna denies killing US Marine kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… group issued a statement on its web site on Sunday, denying reports
that it had killed a US Marine soldier who was taken as a hostage in Iraq
last month.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/04/content_1571066.htm

TURKEY withdrawing military observers from northern Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) Turkey is withdrawing the last of its military observers
from northern Iraq, where they had been deployed since 1997 to oversee
a cease…
www.boston.com/dailynews/186/world/Turkey_withdrawing_military_ob:.shtml

IRAQ weapons probe to censure British spymasters
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : An inquiry into flawed British intelligence on Iraq ahead of last
year's war was set to criticise two of Britain's top spymasters and the
government's…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93733/1/.html

IRAQ to announce amnesty for anti-American insurgents
Xinhua – China
… that many of Iraqi insurgents joined resistance simply because they
had no meansof living, had lost their job or were unemployed members of
Iraq's old army.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/04/content_1571067.htm

SYRIA 'fans flames' of Iraq terror
The Australian – Australia
SYRIA has stepped up its assistance to insurgents in Iraq and is encouraging
both secular and Islamist fighters operating across its border, according
to…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10041151%255E2703,00.html

BREMER upbeat on Iraq, cautions democracy won't be `American…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The former top US administrator in Iraq said Sunday that
the country's new democracy would be ''sloppy and messy'' as the interim
government…
www.boston.com/dailynews/186/wash/Bremer_upbeat_on_Iraq_cautions:.shtml

IRAQ group denies killing abducted US soldier
Reuters – London,England,UK
DUBAI (Reuters) – The Army of Ansar al-Sunna has issued a statement on
its Web site denying reports that it had killed a US soldier abducted
in Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=541204&section=news

IRAQ slams neighbours on fighters
BBC News – London,England,UK
… The US has accused Syria of allowing militants to enter Iraq. In May,
it imposed economic sanctions on Damascus. Mr Zebari said…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3864229.stm

IRAQ'S Oil Exports From Basra Terminal Are Down 37 Percent After…
Bloomberg – USA
… The affected pipeline is near Al Faw, where Iraq stores oil from its
southern fields before piping it about 19 kilometers (12 miles) offshore
to the Basra and…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=avXTWdxr05Gg&refer=home

PROMISED Iraq rebuilding money is a trickle
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Only $US366 million ($520.59 million) has been spent of the $US18.4 billion
President George Bush and Congress provided last year for rebuilding Iraq,
a White…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/04/1088879374953.html

IRAQ tribunal head contacts Saddam's lawyer
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The head of Iraq's special tribunal charged with putting Saddam Hussein
on trial has made contact with his defence counsel, the former Iraqi president's
chief…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/729F808D-0105-4888-BD01-F02FCCDA0FFD.htm

TROOPS arrive home from Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
More than 200 soldiers from a Scottish regiment have been given a hero's
welcome as they arrived back in the UK from Iraq. Families…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3864805.stm

BAHRAIN offers Iraq naval assistance
MENAFN – Middle East
… the King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, said yesterday that “Bahrain is
ready to take part in a naval force to ensure the safety of Iraq's territorial
waters.”.…
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=56064

NEW Iraq cannot stem blood flow
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… Two attacks on an army post and police station in northern Iraq resulted
in the deaths of two militants, while seven Iraqi civil defence corps
members were…
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10041741%255E401,00.html

IRAQ bankrolling bulk of projects despite Congress' release of…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… percent of an $18.4 billion aid package that Congress approved last
year after the Bush administration called for a quick infusion of cash
into Iraq to finance…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/07/04/MNGQO7GM8K1.DTL

THE tragedy of Iraq's 'democracy'
Independent Online – South Africa
… last hours as the United States proconsul in Baghdad, Paul Bremer decided
to tighten up some of the laws that his occupation authority had placed
across Iraq.…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=vn20040704123906734C470228

NEXT task facing the US in Iraq: Withdraw troops
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… Like most other recent American policies and actions in Iraq, it was
hastily planned, decided in secret, held behind many layers of security
walls, determined…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/04/INGFE7EO891.DTL

IRAQ Says Neighboring Countries Help Rebels, Telegraph Reports
Bloomberg – USA
… Zebari said Iraq might not oppose US-led attacks on neighboring states
found to be backing the rebels, the paper reported. He added…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=akIPKxz_v1H4&refer=europe

IRAQ'S interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The new government in Baghdad says it is considering offering an amnesty
to insurgents who have been fighting against the US-led coalition in Iraq,
and reports…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F8B6F296-6023-4FAB-AB1016E6DC54C43F

KARPINSKI says Israeli was interrogator in Iraq
The State – Columbia,SC,USA
LONDON ˜ The American general formerly in charge of Iraq‚s Abu Ghraib
prison says there are signs Israelis were involved in interrogating Iraqi
detainees…
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/9077375.htm

IRAQ to publish evidence that foreign countries aid insurgents
Xinhua – China
… A stable and peaceful Iraq is a better neighbor for them,” Zebari stressed.
Baghdad believed that up to 10,000 foreign spies and…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/04/content_1570555.htm

IRAQ: Bremer bequeaths a hollow sovereignty
Green Left – Australia
Two days earlier than scheduled, Paul Bremer, Washington's proconsul in
Iraq, flew out of Baghdad. He left behind a hollow sovereignty…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/588/588p15.htm

TURKISH Peacekeepers Withdraw from North Iraq
Reuters – USA
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey is withdrawing its remaining peacekeepers from
northern Iraq where they have been deployed since 1997 to prevent internecine

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5581819

SOUTHERN California Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LOS ANGELES – Marine Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Ceniceros was proud to serve
as an infantryman on the front lines in Iraq, his family said.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/peninsula/9079849.htm

SOVEREIGN Iraq off to good start
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… Disaster loomed. It was Sept. 21, 1949, in Bonn, West Germany. Today‚s
critics seem to think it applies to June 28, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq.…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/editorial/9079753.htm

NO credible evidence to prove US marine beheaded in Iraq: US…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : The US military said there was no credible evidence that a militant
group has beheaded a US Marine in Iraq and believes Wassef Ali Hassoun
is still…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93697/1/.html

IRAQ Oil Exports at Basra Cut by 37 Percent After Sabotage at Oil…
Bloomberg – USA
… That compares with 67,000 barrels an hour yesterday morning before
the attack on the pipeline near Al Faw, where Iraq stores oil from it
southern fields before…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aEr1nrQhYKYs&refer=top_world_news>

IRAQ suicide bomb bid kills three
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Three people were killed and one wounded in a foiled suicide car bombing
against a national guard station in central Iraq when the guards shot
the potential…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/04/1088879369556.html

JUST 2% of funds to rebuild Iraq spent so far
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — Only $366 million of the $18.4 billion President Bush and
Congress provided last fall for rebuilding Iraq has been spent, a White
House report…
www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-cost04.html

ENTREPRENEURS risk lives to earn living in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – (KRT) – Wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt and a straw
fedora, and armed with a business card and an e-mail address, Wisam George
Naomi, 36…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9079452.htm

TRANSFER of authority eliminates Seabee role in Iraq contracts
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – (KRT) – With the handover of authority, Iraqis will
take over the Seabees' job of awarding contracts, funded by Iraqi oil
money, to…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9079461.htm

'GREAT pride' as troops leave Iraq
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The largest and longest serving unit of US soldiers
in Iraq is heading home after a 15 month deployment. …edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/04/iraq.troops.return/

AMERICAN Marine Hostage In Iraq Beheaded
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… If his death is confirmed, he would be the third hostage to have been
killed by militants in Iraq. Last month, a South Korean translator…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=070404122209

ISRAELI Interrogators Help US In Iraq: US Officer
Islam Online – UK
… net & News Agencies) ˆ Israeli interrogators are working in tandem
with the US-led occupation troops in detention facilities across Iraq
, a senior US…
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-07/04/article01.shtml

IRAQ oil exports still reeling from sabotage
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Engineers are assessing damage to a sabotaged oil pipeline
in southern Iraq as exports remain at half their pre-attack level, officials
and…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=541106&section=news

US Marine hostage killed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… from his unit since June 21. It was the second reported killing of
a captured US soldier in Iraq in a week. The Army of Ansar al…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=541074&section=news

THEIR view of Iraq? It's personal
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
An interim government in Iraq takes power two days early. … Polls indicate
public faith in America's effort in Iraq is wavering. Signals are mixed.

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0704Iraq-Roundtable04.html

[THE Nation] Good News From Iraq
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
By Mike Weisbart. Iraq presents Korea with an opportunity. And, no, I'm
… or water. Obviously Iraq needs all that, and more. Korean firms…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/opinion/200407/kt2004070416255854190.htm

IRAQ'S funds were spent quickly, says GAO official
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The US government has spent 2 percent of an $18.4 billion
aid package that Congress approved last year after the Bush administration
called…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001971793_iraqsplurge04.html

IRAQ May Give Amnesty to Insurgents
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
BAGHDAD ˜ Iraq's prime minister, less than a week after taking power,
may offer amnesty to insurgents and could extend it to those who killed
American troops…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=304371

ARE the Kurds being marginalized in post-Saddam Iraq?[7]
KurdishMedia – UK
London (KurdishMedia.com) 04 July 2004: KurdishMedia.com wants to gather
your thoughts on the current developments in Kurdistan and Iraq.…
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=5197

IRAQ: Will freedom survive handover?
Cincinnati Enquirer – Cincinnati,OH,USA
By Adeed Dawisha. When Paul Bremer, the American administrator of Iraq,
handed over political authority to the Iraqis, he gave them a pot full
of trouble.…
www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/07/04/editorial_ed1a.html

TROOPS in Iraq plan quiet Fourth of July
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
By Patrick Peterson. CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq — No one here wants fireworks
this July Fourth. They've heard plenty. “It sounded like…
www.indystar.com/articles/7/159904-3937-010.html

REPORT says troops in Iraq prevailed despite supply, equipment…
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… In the first internal assessment of the war in Iraq, an exhaustive
Army study has concluded that US forces prevailed despite supply and logistical
failures…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001971861_supplies03.html

BAI Begins Inquiry Into Kim Case in Iraq
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
… to conduct on-site inspections into the case involving a South Korean
interpreter, Kim Sun-il, who was kidnapped and killed by terrorists in
Iraq last month.…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200407/kt2004070414362410440.htm

SO this is what they call the new, 'free' Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
… Who do you think is running the country? Robert Fisk in Baghdad reports
on Iraq's first week of freedom from coalition rule. In his…
news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/story.jsp?story=537843

JORDAN, Yemen conditionally offer troops to Iraq
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Jordan and Yemen conditionally offered sending soldiers to fellow Arab
state Iraq, marking a major policy shift that could be an attempt to encourage
other…
www.etaiwannews.com/Asia/2004/07/04/1088912104.htm

MILITANT group in Iraq says it beheaded captive Marine
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A radical Islamic group in Iraq said Saturday that it
had beheaded US Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun in a videotaped execution.

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/070404dnintmarine.51599.html

AUSTRALIAN withdrawal from Iraq would be “unfortunate”, says…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Vice President Dick Cheney stepped up the pressure Sunday on Australia's
Labor opposition to reconsider its pledge to recall Australian troops
from Iraq if it…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93663/1/.html

WHY Iraq Needs to Put the Past in Its Place
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… the US Marines tore down Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad last year,
I was camped out in the remote desert village of Nukaib in southwestern
Iraq with a US…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24990-2004Jul3.html

IRAQ: handover week
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Historic handover followed historic handover in Iraq this week. … Nine
correspondent Robert Penfold wraps up Iraq's historic week……
sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/article_1591.asp

A Realistic Path in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
… We still have an opportunity to prevent Iraq from becoming a failed
state and a haven for global terrorists and Islamic extremists.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24762-2004Jul2.html

MILITANTS say they beheaded US soldier in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
… Militants said on Saturday they had beheaded US Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun,
the second reported killing of a kidnapped American soldier in Iraq this
week.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=WORLD&oid=54431

IRAQ, not US, cash spent on rebuilding
MSNBC – USA
… percent of an $18.4 billion aid package that Congress approved last
year after the Bush administration called for a quick infusion of cash
into Iraq to finance…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5360442/

US troops uncover Iraq bomb `factories'
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… Late Friday, Iraq's deputy Foreign Minister Hamid al-Bayati called
on France and Germany to help build and train his country's security forces.

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/07/04/2003177642

A Realistic Path in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… us there. We have transferred sovereignty, but Iraq still lacks the
capacity to provide security and essential services. To give…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24762-2004Jul2.html

“I am Saddam Hussein, president of Iraq,” says ousted dictator
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
“I am Saddam Hussein al-Majid, president of the Republic of Iraq”, the
jailed dictator said … Then Iraq's former deputy prime minister Tarek
Aziz appeared.…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=1706

BAHRAIN ready to send naval force to Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
Bahrain is ready to take part in a naval force to secure Iraq's territorial
waters should Baghdad request its help, said His Majesty King Hamad yesterday.

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85888&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=27106

HOSTAGE recounts Iraq ordeal
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Muslims. He added that they were warned by the captors never to return
to Iraq and not to tell anyone they were badly treated. In…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/04/1088879359590.html

WHITE House defends slow expenditure of Iraq funds
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… The reconstruction money was part of an $87bn package provided last
November 6, mostly for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85857&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27106

IRAQ extremists: Marine beheaded
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – An Iraqi militant group claimed on a Web site yesterday
it beheaded a captive US Marine, in what would be the fourth decapitation
of a foreign…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=34353

STRANGE Bedfellows: 'Imperial America' Retreats From Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By ROGER COHEN. N the end, the American proconsul slipped out of Iraq with
scarcely a word. … Mr. Bremer's mission was to bring freedom and democracy
to Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/04/weekinreview/04cohe.html

ABU Ghraib general says she met Israeli in Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — The former military commander of Abu Ghraib prison claimed Saturday
that she met an Israeli interrogator who was working at a secret facility
in Iraq.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/03/israel.iraq/

SADDAM faces his past in Iraq's new future
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… I am Saddam Hussein, president of Iraq,” he told the judge in a defiant
finger-wagging performance. “This is all a theatre. The real criminal
is Bush.”.…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=766622004

BAHRAIN ready to send naval force to Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
“Bahrain is prepared to resume its contribution through a naval force
to participate in securing Iraq‚s territorial waters and also by training
Iraqi…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-7-2004_pg4_6

IRAQ gets responsibility, US keeps power
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The ordained date for the hand -over of ŒŒpower‚‚ to Iraq had been
a cause for concern among coalition advisers for weeks.…
www.sundayherald.com/43172

INSURGENTS kill eight in Iraq, extremists claim to have…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Hassoun, a Lebanese American, went missing June 21 near the town of
Fallujah, a focus of resistance to the US-led forces in Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93639/1/.html

NEW Iraq government accuses Iran and Syria of backing insurgents
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… He even indicated that Iraq might not oppose attacks by American troops
based in Iraq on neighbouring states if they were backing the insurgents.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/04/wirq04.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/04/ixnewstop.html

BRITISH troops Œ stretched ‚ in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: British troops in Iraq are “stretched‰ but deployed in adequate
numbers to deal with continuing violence, the deputy commander of coalition
forces…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-7-2004_pg4_3

SADDAM'S defense team postpones trip to Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… the due process.”. The defense lawyers have claimed that Iraqi authorities
have warned them not to travel to Iraq. On Thursday, Issam…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2661703

US: No let-up in Iraq insurgency
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
US officials have said in published newspaper interviews that coalition
forces have failed to reduce the level of resistance operations in Iraq.

bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=1719

MYSTERY shrouds Iraq WMD claim
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Doubts persist over Polish claims of discovering chemical weapons in Iraq
as other multinational forces in Baghdad are disputing the claim.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/35BA702A-732E-4BB2-84CD-A90360E3CF19.htm

  
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