Iraq News and Information Links
December 4 2004
 

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1205seals05.html
New photos of alleged abuse in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
CAIRO, Egypt – A former military spokesman in Iraq said Saturday new pictures showing apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners were the acts of an isolated few but …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2932141
Dozens killed in violence across Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Insurgents plowed a car bomb into a bus carrying Kurdish militiamen in northern Iraq on Saturday, while Sunni and Shiite militias fought a …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=633049
IED spells death for troops in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
CENTRAL IRAQ (Reuters) – A convoy of troop trucks and Humvee patrol vehicles speed for safety across an arid stretch of Iraq under a hot sun, wind whipping …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=303765
Four US Troops, 16 Others Killed in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Dec 5, 2004 — Suicide car bombs struck Iraqi police and Kurdish militiamen in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 16 people …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5120056.html
Insurgent attacks spread in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Insurgents plowed a car bomb into a bus carrying Kurdish militiamen in northern Iraq on Saturday, while Sunni and Shiite militias fought a pitched …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34024-2004Dec3.html
False Hopes In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… All of which is relevant to Iraq troop levels — which, the Pentagon announced last week, will climb for the next few months to 150,000, the highest level …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041205011221.iq4shsbk.xml
Car bombings, other attacks kill nearly 40 in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – A wave of attacks that included car bombings here and in Baghdad have left nearly 40 people dead in Iraq, exacerbating fears that violence …

www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1102207849935_9/?hub=World
US Navy probes new Iraq prisoner photos
CTV – Canada
New photos showing possible abuse of Iraqi prisoners have surfaced, and they predate the huge scandal that erupted over similar activity at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/05/weekinreview/05wong.html
Mayhem in Iraq Is Starting to Look Like a Civil War
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD — Common wisdom holds that if American troops withdraw anytime soon, Iraq will descend into civil war, as Lebanon did in the late 1970's. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1366970,00.html
Fresh doubts over Iraq elections
Guardian – UK
Iraq’s security forces are unable to handle the challenge presented by the first elections since the fall of Saddam, even with extra American soldiers being …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1367008,00.html
Iraq troops home
Guardian – UK
Hundreds of friends and family gave an emotional homecoming to dozens of Territorial Army reservists yesterday as they returned from Iraq. …

www.dawn.com/2004/12/05/top12.htm
Annan gets crucial EU support: Tussle with US over Iraq food …
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… At the heart of the issue is Mr Annan’s determination that US-led war in Iraq was illegal in the backdrop of the UN charter, and his letter to the President …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041205011221.iq4shsbk.xml
Car bombings, other attacks kill nearly 40 in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – A wave of attacks that included car bombings here and in Baghdad have left nearly 40 people dead in Iraq, exacerbating fears that violence …

www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1102207849935_9/?hub=World
US Navy probes new Iraq prisoner photos
CTV – Canada
New photos showing possible abuse of Iraqi prisoners have surfaced, and they predate the huge scandal that erupted over similar activity at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6995614
German Police Arrest Fourth Iraq Attack Suspect
Reuters – NY,USA
… him, the spokesman said. Ansar al-Islam is a militant group originating in Kurdish-held northern Iraq. Prosecutors have been investigating …

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/12/04/MNGNOA6JRS1.DTL
Insurgents in Iraq kill at least 30
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… ends of Baghdad, killing 30 people, freeing dozens of prisoners and emptying a police arsenal in a demonstration of the militants’ strength in the heart of Iraq …

www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=55583&d=5&m=12&y=2004
Nuking Iraq’s Neighbors Will Not Solve US Problems
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, UAE, 5 December 2004 — The commander of the United States armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Middle East, Gen. John …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10340881.htm
Dallas man, 31, killed while serving in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Pvt. Grant, 31, was killed Friday in Ramadi, Iraq, the Department of Defense said Monday. … Pvt. Grant had been in Iraq only a short time before he was killed. …

www.dawn.com/2004/12/05/top12.htm
Annan gets crucial EU support: Tussle with US over Iraq food …
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… At the heart of the issue is Mr Annan’s determination that US-led war in Iraq was illegal in the backdrop of the UN charter, and his letter to the President …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041204/w120458.html
Judge orders ex-commander of US prisons in Iraq to testify about …
CBC News – Canada
ORT HOOD, Texas (AP) – A military judge Saturday ordered the former commander of US prisons in Iraq to testify at the trial of a soldier who says he was …

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041205a2.htm
Defense Agency chief leaves for Iraq to visit SDF troops
The Japan Times – Japan
Defense Agency chief Yoshinori Ono left Saturday for Iraq to visit the troops deployed in the southern city of Samawah — just as the government prepares to …

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=20229
Electoral body reject demand to delay Iraq polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq’s electoral commission on Saturday ruled out postponing landmark elections planned for January 30, but a political crisis was still …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-12-2004_pg3_6
VIEW: Iraq’s silent dead —Jeffrey Sachs
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Street Journal actually wrote an editorial on November 18 that criticised the critics, noting as usual that whatever the US does, its enemies in Iraq do worse …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5383829
Suicide bombers kill 14 in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Luke Baker. British time), also destroyed 35 vehicles, including 17 police cars. It was not clear how many of those killed. home …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/05/international/asia/05tokyo.html
Japan at Military Crossroads With Troops on Duty in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 28 – Even as increasing attacks have curtailed the activities of Japanese troops in southern Iraq, Japan’s government appears poised to extend their mission …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6995614
German Police Arrest Fourth Iraq Attack Suspect
Reuters – NY,USA
… him, the spokesman said. Ansar al-Islam is a militant group originating in Kurdish-held northern Iraq. Prosecutors have been investigating …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041204204144.8yevbbg0.xml
Seventeen Kurdish militiamen killed in Iraq suicide car bombing
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – At least 17 Kurdish militiamen were killed in a suicide car bombing in the northern city of Mosul, exacerbating fears that a riding tide of …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5119598.html
Judge: Commander of US prisons in Iraq must testify about Abu …
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
FORT HOOD, Texas – A military judge on Saturday ordered the former commander of US prisons in Iraq to testify at the trial of a soldier who says he was ordered …

  
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