Iraq News and Information Links August 4 2004
ON Iraq, John Kerry will tell you anything you want to hear
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… and in his acceptance speech (and in subsequent interviews) he was
spectacularly vague on arguably the most important issue in this year's
election: Iraq.…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=6918

SIX Hostages Freed in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Two Turkish and four Jordanian hostages have been freed in Iraq. But on
Wednesday a militia group loyal to radical Shi'ite cleric…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C51AD0F5-3B41-48B9-9F0F9FA853E92441

DAILY Look at Iraq US Military Deaths
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
4, 917 US service members have died since the beginning of military operations
in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9320078.htm

FUNDING crunch delays new power projects as Iraq reels in summer…
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… projects off the ground, a chronic shortage of funds and an infrastructure
dilapidated through war and neglect has sent power-hungry Iraq reeling
under peak…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=6923

FIERCE fight erupts in north Iraq city
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… al-Zarqawi – described by the United States as an ally of Al Qaeda
– had released two Turkish drivers because their company had agreed to
stop working in Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/532639.html

HOSTAGES freed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… The news on Wednesday provided a moment of respite in the hostage crisis
confronting Iraq's interim government, but fierce fighting between police
and…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=559398&section=news

IRAQ Clashes Kill 14; Al-Anbar Governor Resigns, AFP Reports
Bloomberg – USA
4 (Bloomberg) — An explosion and fighting today between Iraqi police and
insurgents in Mosul in northern Iraq killed at least 14 people and wounded
48, Agence…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aQym7ET3IsmA&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ: In Prison Abuse Hearing, US Guards Accused Of Doing It 'Just…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… officials who wanted guards to “soften up” prisoners for interrogations
— a tactic the lawyer said was “systemic” in numerous US-run prisons
in Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/8/5C7BD508-4956-43DC-B458-AB69503276D8.html

IRAQ: Foreign Truckers Drive In Fear As Kidnappings, Killings…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Baghdad, 4 August 2004 (RFE/RL) — The business of reconstructing Iraq
has lured a lot of foreign entrepreneurs to the country.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/8/1224CC61-12C7-4BE7-9FB6-8B96E2696C62.html

HESPERIA family mourns soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– Army Spc. Armando Hernandez often wrote to his family about the dangers
he faced in Iraq. … He was sent to Germany and then to Iraq in February.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/9318979.htm

IRAQ'S Christians leave it for Syria and Jordan
Arabic News – Middle East
Iraqi Christians that resorted to Syria said that many of their sects in
Iraq are making the same step fleeing the acts of violence in their country.

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040804/2004080412.html

FOUR Jordanians, Two Turks Released in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… The news provided a moment of respite in the hostage crisis confronting
Iraq's interim government, but fighting between police and insurgents
in Mosul that…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5872932

DON‚T lift Iraq ban on OFWs – solons
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Lawmakers cautioned the executive branch against relaxing, for economic
reasons, the ban on deployment of workers to Iraq, even as authorities
uncovered a new…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=NATIONAL&oid=56648

IRAQI Kurds Coming from Iran Face Uncertainty
Reuters – USA
HAJ OMRAN, Iraq (Reuters) – At a mountainous border crossing point between
Iraq and Iran, Daoud Khuder waits to meet relatives he has not seen for
14 years…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=ourWorldNews&storyID=5873946

DENMARK´S Iraq abuse scandal
Radio Netherlands – Netherlands
… of military interrogators is also making headlines in Denmark, where
the government has just recalled four top military personnel from Iraq
amid allegations of…
www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/den040804.html

FOUR Jordanian, two Turkish hostages freed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A tribal chief in the turbulent city of Fallujah said
Wednesday he led a raid that freed four Jordanian hostages, while a militant
group…
www.boston.com/dailynews/217/world/Four_Jordanian_two_Turkish_hos:.shtml

PHILIPPINES plans to lift ban on sending workers to Iraq
Xinhua – China
“Within this week we also hope to resolve the issue whether we will allow
further deployment to Iraq,” Philippine Labor SecretaryPatricia Santo
Tomas said…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/04/content_1711793.htm

CASE against Iraq jailer spelled out
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… The others are awaiting court proceedings in Iraq, where they remained
this week even as the rest of their scandal-scarred unit returned Monday
to Fort Lee, Va…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9316022.htm

US soldier facing Iraq abuse charges just followed orders: lawyer
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FORT BRAGG, United States : Lawyers for US Army Private Lynndie England
are due back in court here where they will defend their client against
charges she…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/99169/1/.html

WITNESS: Iraq Abuse Photos 'Just for Fun'
Guardian – UK
… of a government strategy to portray England as one of a handful of
rogue Army reservists who took it upon themselves to abuse detainees at
Iraq's Abu Ghraib…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4384164,00.html

IRAQ violence claims 4 US soldiers
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… Four American troops and seven members of the Iraqi security forces
died late Monday and yesterday as a result of continuing violence across
Iraq, including a…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1091571050616&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

7TH Jordanian kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
4 (Xinhuanet) — Another Jordanian was confirmed kidnapped Tuesday in a
new hostage-taking spree in Iraq while seven truck drivers of a Kuwaiti
transport…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/04/content_1709503.htm

GROUP Warns S. Arabia Against Sending Muslim Troops To Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Dubai, August 4 (NNN): An Islamic group has warned Saudi Arabia against
sending Arab and Muslim forces to Iraq. “We are addressing…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=080304104531

11 slain in spree of violence across Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents killed seven Iraqi security personnel in a
car bombing and other attacks Tuesday, and the US military announced the
deaths of six…
www.indystar.com/articles/1/167592-5831-010.html

FOUR Jordanian hostages released in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Four Jordanian hostages have been released unharmed and
were now at the home of a tribal chief in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, the
chief said…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5596628/

AMNESTY proposal advances in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – A delayed plan to offer amnesty to Iraqi insurgents moved
forward Tuesday, but objections raised by US officials and Iraqi communal
leaders…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2717679

IRAQI Kurds coming from Iran face uncertainty
Daily Times – Pakistan
At a mountainous border crossing point between Iraq and Iran, Daoud Khuder
waits to meet relatives he has not seen for 14 years, since they fled
the country to…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-8-2004_pg4_7

PHANTOM Legions For Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By Jim Hoagland. Saudi Arabia has hidden poison-pill terms inside its public,
seemingly generous offer to organize an Islamic legion for Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38132-2004Aug3.html

$1.9 billion of Iraq funds go to US contractors
MSNBC – USA
… Fareed Yaseen, one of 43 ambassadors recently appointed by Iraq's government,
said he was troubled that the Iraqi money was managed almost exclusively
by…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5595163/

KERRY 'will cut troops in Iraq'
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: John Kerry says he can “put a deal together” as president to
drastically reduce US troop strength in Iraq. With voters…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=88471&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27137

SECURITY Council to focus on Sudan, Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… took over the rotating Security Council presidency on Tuesday, setting
an agenda for the month that focuses on the crisis in Sudan, the UN role
in Iraq and the…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.asp?
category=1103&slug=UN%20Security%20Council

11 killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Insurgents yesterday launched a wave of attacks in Iraq, killing
six Iraqi national guardsmen in a suicide car bombing and four US soldiers
in…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=88480&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27137

IT was just for fun, claims Iraq jail accused
Guardian – UK
… naked and cowering Iraqi prisoners, Pte England had shown no alarm,
telling the officer who led the investigation of the Abu Ghraib scandal
in Iraq: “It was…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1275556,00.html

INDIAN hostages in Iraq in good health
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India said on Tuesday that three Indian hostages held by Islamic
insurgents in Iraq were alive and in good health. The…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-8-2004_pg4_10

PIPELINE blast cuts Iraq exports via Turkey as oil prices hit…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Saboteurs blasted an Iraqi oil pipeline, fuelling fears that sent oil
prices to a record high late, while eight people were killed in unrest
around Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/99120/1/.html

IRAQ on verge of implode
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The war is a fraud. … Much of Iraq has fallen outside
the control of the United States' puppet government in Baghdad but we
are not told.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/184709_fisk04.html

IRAQ to Offer Amnesty; No Killers Need Apply
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By IAN FISHER and SOMINI SENGUPTA. AGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 3 – A delayed plan
to offer amnesty to Iraqi insurgents moved forward on Tuesday…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/04/international/middleeast/04amne.html

FEARFUL Christians trying to flee Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
BAGHDAD – Mr Wissam Sagman has already tried unsuccessfully to leave the
country, fearing his Christian family would not be safe in the new, chaotic
Iraq.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,265045,00.html

MORE Killed as Fresh Violence Flares in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 4 August 2004 ˜ Fresh violence flared in Iraq yesterday as four
US soldiers, three national guardsmen and a police chief were killed.

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=49357&d=4&m=8&y=2004

US general alleges Iraq abuse cover-up
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US general formerly in charge of Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison
says the abuse of Iraqi captives was kept secret as part of an elaborate
cover-up.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/330E3C45-A3A1-4E73-BFB0-1B646AEA4121.htm

GEN. Franks: 'I was wrong' about Iraq's weapons
MSNBC – USA
As American ground troops stormed across the border into Iraq from the
south, 11 divisions of the Iraqi army were dug-in hundreds of miles away
˜ waiting for…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5594577/

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Tuesday, Aug. 3, 916 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/216/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

  
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