Iraq News and Information Links September 4 2004
SUICIDE bomber kills 20 in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… In Baghdad, mortar rounds landed near a convention center where members
of Iraq's 100-member transitional assembly, known as the Iraqi Council,
gathered for a…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040904.wiraq0904/BNStory/International/

SUICIDE car bomb kills 17 in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Elsewhere in northern Iraq, US-led forces backed by warplanes battled
insurgents west of the city of Mosul. At least 13 people were killed.

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5192596

IRAQ extends ban on Aljazeera
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… “On the contrary Aljazeera persisted on not respecting the decision
and continued broadcasting from Iraq by conducting interviews that intentionally
ignored…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/28D17F9C-5204-4514-8D92-C5F192492445.htm

IRAQ violence flares, leaving 44 dead
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MAHMUDIYA, Iraq : At least 44 people were killed in one of the bloodiest
days since the new Iraqi government took office, as police suffered heavy
losses in…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105003/1/.html

IRAQ in a shambles impeded mediation
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
New Delhi, Sept 4. ˜ The greatest obstacle for the government in its
efforts to get the Indian hostages in Iraq released was the lack of a
proper government…
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=2&theme=&usrsess=1&id=53140

AL Jazeera banned from Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
Leading Arabic television channel Al Jazeera said on Saturday Iraq's US-allied
authorities had extended a ban on the controversial broadcaster and closed
its…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/445873?format=html

SABOTEURS blow up Iraq pipeline
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Saboteurs blew up a minor oil pipeline in southern Iraq in the latest attack
targeting the country's crucial oil industry, police and oil officials
said.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/05/1094322615871.html

BOMBING at Iraq Police Station Kills 20
ABC News – USA
KIRKUK, Iraq Sept. 4, 2004 ˜ A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb
Saturday outside an Iraqi police academy as hundreds of trainees…
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SUICIDE Car Bomb Kills 17 in Northern Iraq
Reuters – USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a
police academy in the city of Kirkuk on Saturday, killing at least 17
people and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6151602

FAMILIES grieve Washington state soldiers lost in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Dustin Sides may have died Memorial Day in an ambush in Iraq, but the
22-year-old Yakima native lives on for his family in photographs, medals
and fresh tattoos…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Washington's%20Dead

42 killed as Iraq violence flares
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MAHMUDIYA, Iraq : Forty-two people were killed in one of the bloodiest
days since Iraq regained its sovereignty, as police suffered heavy losses
in two…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/104984/1/.html

MAJOR attacks in Iraq in 2004
Reuters – London,England,UK
… 1 – 117 people are killed and 133 wounded when two suicide bombers
blew themselves up in Arbil at the offices of the two main Kurdish factions
in northern Iraq…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=577078&section=news

ANOTHER Turkish Truck Driver Kidnapped in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
An Islamist group in Iraq has kidnapped another Turkish truck driver, threatening
him with death if his employer does not stop cooperating with US forces
in…
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IRAQ suicide car bomb kills 17
Reuters – London,England,UK
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide bomber has detonated his vehicle near
a police academy in the city of Kirkuk, killing at least 17 people and
wounding 36…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=577072&section=news

HEAVY Fighting, Car Bomb Shake Northern Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A suicide bomber has killed at least 17 people in northern Iraq, as US
and Iraqi forces conduct a major offensive against a town suspected of
harboring…
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=Heavy%20Fighting%2C%20Car%20Bomb%20Shake%20Northern%20Iraq

CAR Bomb Kills at Least 20 at Iraq Academy
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Saturday outside
the Iraqi police academy in the northern city of Kirkuk as hundreds of
trainees…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4473556,00.html

IRAQ Pipeline Attack to `Greatly Reduce' Oil Exports (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
``The attack on the pipeline, an act of sabotage, will greatly reduce exports,''
said al-Leaby in an interview from Basra, southern Iraq's regional capital.

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GOVT asks all Indians in Iraq to return
Sify – Delhi,India
Kozhikode: The Centre urged all the Indians working in the insurgency-hit
Iraq to return home in view of the situation prevailing in the war-torn
country.…
sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13559726

FRANCE Hopes Iraq Hostages Will Be Freed Soon
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Saturday it hoped Islamic militants were
about to free two French hostages, but urged caution as fresh violence
erupted in Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6150945

SIX dead in Iraq blasts
CNN – USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (CNN) — Six people were killed and eight others wounded Saturday
when a car bomb and remote bomb exploded simultaneously next to an Iraqi
police…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/09/04/iraq.blast/

SABOTAGE hits oil pipelines in northern, southern Iraq in new…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : Saboteurs set ablaze oil pipelines in both northern and southern
Iraq, threatening to further cripple the country's ailing economy and
send world…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/104947/1/.html

US, Iraqi Forces Launch Major Offensive in Northern Iraq, 8 People…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US and Iraqi forces have launched a major offensive against a town suspected
of harboring insurgents in northern Iraq. At least…
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2C%208%20People%20Killed

CLASHES Kill 11 in Iraq, US Copter Forced to Land
Reuters – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – US-led forces backed by warplanes battled insurgents
in northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and wounding
52 others…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6150821

SERVICE for Iraq Red Cap victims
BBC News – London,England,UK
Relatives of nine Royal Military Police officers murdered in Iraq are to
attend a memorial service to remember them. Six of the…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/3627338.stm

WAIT Goes on for French Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) – The fate of two French journalists in Iraq remained
uncertain on Saturday after French leaders said there were still hurdles
to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6150557

FIREFIGHTERS battle Iraq oil pipeline blaze
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — Firefighters fought a massive oil pipeline fire in northern
Iraq yesterday, after insurgents detonated explosives in what authorities
described as…
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/09/04/firefighters_battle_iraq_oil_pipeline_blaze

CLASHES Kill 11 in Iraq, US Copter Forced to Land
Reuters – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Heavy fighting erupted near the northern Iraqi
city of Mosul between US-led forces and insurgents on Saturday and at
least 11 people…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6150689

US troops clash with insurgents in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US and Iraqi forces clashed with insurgents in northern
Iraq on Saturday after launching an operation to destroy an alleged militant
cell in…
www.boston.com/dailynews/248/world/U_S_troops_clash_with_insurgen:.shtml

IRAQ Pipeline Attack to `Greatly Reduce' Exports, Official Says
Bloomberg – USA
``The attack on the pipeline, an act of sabotage, will greatly reduce exports,''
said al-Leaby in an interview from Basra, southern Iraq's regional capital.

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PRIVATE earns division's first Iraq Silver Star
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — An 18-year-old private earned the first Silver Star medal awarded
to a soldier from the First Cavalry Division serving in Iraq, after he
helped…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/09/04/private_earns_divisions_first_iraq_silver_star

4 Navy SEALs Charged With Iraq Inmate Abuse
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Four Navy SEALs have been charged with abusing prisoners
in Iraq, including one inmate who was beaten and later died at Abu Ghraib
prison in…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-abuse4sep04,1,295851.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAQ-BOUND force puts Charles in picture
ic Wales – Wales,UK
… of Wales watched the Army overcome a mock ambush yesterday as Welsh
soldiers took on a final bout of training in Germany ready for their deployment
to Iraq.…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=14603011&method=full&siteid=
50082&headline=iraq-bound-force-puts-charles-in-picture-name_page.html

SABOTEURS Blow Up Oil Pipeline in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline in southern Iraq early
Saturday, the latest attack targeting the country's crucial oil industry,
police and…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9580969.htm

MORE Indian, Nepalese hostage drama in Iraq: Report
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… Islamic militant group and India rejoiced at the release of three truck
drivers, a local newspaper has reported similar abduction incidents in
Iraq that have…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_987575,00050004.htm

BUSH'S Iraq Fantasy Is a Nightmare for the US
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Re “Sovereign Iraq Just as Deadly to US Forces,” Aug. 31: We conquered
Baghdad, crowing “mission accomplished,” and they kept on killing us.

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-iran4.2sep04,1,1845603.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

US sailors charged over Iraq abuse
BBC News – London,England,UK
Four members of one of the US Navy's elite units have been charged with
abusing prisoners in Iraq, one of whom later died in Abu Ghraib prison.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3626928.stm

'ISLAMIC Army in Iraq' claims attack against Chalabi: Al-Jazeera
Channel News Asia – Singapore
DOHA : The militant Islamic Army in Iraq has claimed responsibility for
an assassination attempt against Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, in a
video shown on…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/104913/1/.html

FRENCH hostage crisis drags on in Iraq; economy shaken by oil…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two kidnapped French journalists remained captive in Iraq, their
whereabouts unknown, as Iraq's fragile economy suffered the after-effects
of a…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/104907/1/.html

INDIANS taken hostage in Iraq released
ABC Online – Australia
HAMISH ROBERTSON: The recent murder of twelve Nepalese hostages in Iraq
triggered angry scenes in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu last week, where
mobs attacked the…
www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2004/s1192213.htm

IN Largely Quiet Iraq, Pipeline Is Attacked
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. … In northern Iraq, guerrillas blew up an oil pipeline,
and the state-run oil company halted exports as firefighters battled the
huge blaze.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/04/international/middleeast/04iraq.html

FOUR US Navy commandos charged in Iraq prisoner abuse
Xinhua – China
3 (Xinhuanet) — Four members of an elite commando team of the US Navy
have been charged with abusing prisoners in Iraq, including a detainee
who died last…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/04/content_1943613.htm

BUSH promises 'safer world', defends invasion of Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW YORK: President George W Bush vigorously defended the invasion of Iraq
and his leadership in the war on terror on Thursday and pledged “a safer
world…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-9-2004_pg7_13

FRANCE awaits release of two journalists kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Muslim dignitary delegation are still waitingin Amman on Friday evening
for the release of the two French journalists held in hostage in Iraq,
while confident…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/04/content_1943434.htm

RELEASED Truckers Return Home After 42-Day Iraq Ordeal
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
NEW DELHI, 4 September 2004 ˜ Three Indian truck drivers freed after
six weeks in captivity in Iraq were greeted by cheering crowds and tearful
relatives at…
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=50996&d=4&m=9&y=2004

MARINE reservist convicted of abusing inmates in Iraq asks to stay…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) A Marine reservist convicted of abusing inmates
in Iraq and dereliction of duty asked a … Eight members of the jury
served in Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/247/nation/Marine_reservist_convicted_of_:.shtml

FIRE rages out of control on Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
KIRKUK, Iraq: A huge fire blazed out of control on Iraq's vital northern
pipeline to Turkey for a second day Friday, halting exports and forcing
families to…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=8026

TERRORISM IN IRAQ US Withdrawal Can Only Bring Sanity In A…
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
By KK GANGULY. The terrorists are fighting to see the backs of over one
and a half lakh foreign troops in Iraq. Prime Minister Allawi…
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=3&theme=&usrsess=1&id=53060

  
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