Iraq News and Information Links September 5 2004
JOURNALISTS' kidnapping brings war in Iraq home for French
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Meantime, the impact of their plight seemed clear in France. “We were
right not to take part in the war in Iraq,” said resident Francois Planet.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9590512.htm

IRAQ says most-wanted Saddam aide captured
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… by Iraqis. An aide to Iraq's prime minister said DNA tests were under
way to confirm that the captured man was Ibrahim. “We cannot…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3589384&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

IRAQ mortar attack kills 2 US soldiers
Reuters – London,England,UK
… condition. The attack brought to at least 732 the number of US troops
killed in action since the start of the war in Iraq last year.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=577563&section=news

CONFUSION In Iraq Over Al-Douri Arrest Claims
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
5 September 2004 — The fate of a former top aide to ousted Iraqi leader
Saddam Hussein — Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri — is shrouded in confusion tonight
following…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/09/2a996c82-4b8c-4c03-9438-de00ee3f6376.html

DOZENS killed in Iraq as violence surges
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
FALLUJA (Aljazeera) — Dozens of Iraqis have been killed and scores wounded
in attacks on Sunday in northern Iraq and Baghdad. The…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=9/6/2004&Cat=4&Num=004

EXTENDED Iraq ban outrages Aljazeera
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Ballout defended Aljazeera's Iraq coverage and denied any wrongdoing.
“Yes, we have been getting pictures out of Iraq, but like…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=9/6/2004&Cat=4&Num=003

TWO firms say to quit Iraq to save Turkish hostage
Reuters – London,England,UK
ANKARA (Reuters) – Two employers of a Turkish truck driver taken hostage
in Iraq have agreed to pull out of the country following a threat by his
captors to…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=577440&section=news

US troops suffer heavy casualties in Iraq: report
Xinhua – China
5 (Xinhuanet) — About 1,100 US soldiers and Marines were wounded in Iraq
during August, by far the highest combat injury toll for any month since
the Iraq war…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/05/content_1948007.htm

IRAQI officials say former Saddam deputy arrested in northern Iraq
Canada.com – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi forces Sunday captured the most-wanted member of Saddam
Hussein's ousted dictatorship still at large, Iraq's top information official
told…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=5859e348-8a96-448d-bd8e-410ee1cd2f50

TURKISH firm says to quit Iraq to save hostage
Reuters – London,England,UK
ANKARA (Reuters) – Employers of a Turkish truck driver taken hostage in
Iraq have agreed to pull out of the country following a threat by his
captors to behead…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=577427&section=news

FOUR Jordanian truck drivers abducted in Iraq: Al Jazeera
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
An Iraqi militant group says it has captured four Jordanian truck drivers
who it claims were delivering items for US forces in Iraq, according to
a tape…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_989821,00050004.htm

FRENCH FM hopeful about release of hostages in Iraq
Xinhua – China
5 (Xinhuanet) — French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said Sunday he
believes the two French journalists held hostage in Iraq are in good health
and that a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/05/content_1947247.htm

EX-SADDAM deputy held in northern Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
5 (AP): Saddam Hussein's former second-in-command, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri,
was arrested in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman told
al-Hurra…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200409051966.htm

US warplanes pound Iraq's holy city
NEWS.com.au – Australia
US warplanes spearheaded a massive two-pronged assault to crush a Shiite
Muslim uprising in Iraq's city of Najaf. Jets screeched…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10681861%255E401,00.html

MILITANT group asks Sunni Muslim body in Iraq for religious edict…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An Iraqi militant group appealed Sunday to an influential
Sunni Muslim organization for an edict on whether the kidnapping of foreigners
who…
www.boston.com/dailynews/249/world/Militant_group_asks_Sunni_Musl:.shtml

TURKISH company announces it is withdrawing from Iraq to save…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) A Turkish company said Sunday it was withdrawing from
Iraq a day after Iraqi militants threatened to behead its employee unless
it ceased…
www.boston.com/dailynews/249/world/Turkish_company_announces_it_i:.shtml

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Welcome to Iraq, Mr. President
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… It will be the war in Iraq, the war that this generation of Americans
is actually fighting and dying in, that George W. Bush or John Kerry will
have to confront…
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/magazine/05WWLN.html

EGYPTIAN found dead in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The body of an Egyptian who was captured in Iraq last month has been found
in the northern part of the country. Iraqi police said…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C069F517-B221-408A-974C-1BE14BF75533.htm

BUSH and Kerry blur the lines on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Daniel Sneider. The Republicans have hammered away, with some justification,
on John Kerry's back and forth views on the Iraq war.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/9587453.htm

IRAQ'S Sadr Group Says Sunni Extremists a Threat
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Prominent members of rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's movement
have become the latest targets in a shadowy insurgency gripping Iraq,
raising fears of…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63247-2004Sep5.html

MILITANT group calls to Sunni Muslim body in Iraq to issue…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant Iraqi group appealed Sunday to the country's
top Sunni Muslim body for an edict on whether the kidnapping of foreigners
who work…
www.boston.com/dailynews/249/world/Militant_group_calls_to_Sunni_:.shtml

FRENCH Leaders Discuss Hostage Crisis in Iraq
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – French leaders began high-level meetings on Sunday on
the fate of two French hostages in Iraq after Foreign Minister Michel
Barnier returned…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6152419

IRAQ violence claims 40 lives
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Fighting and a suicide bombing killed at least 40
people across Iraq in weekend violence. The figure includes…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/09/05/iraq.raid/

IRAQ Extends al-Jazeera Ban Indefinitely
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
5 (NNN): Iraq's interim government has indefinitely extended a month-long
ban on Qatar-based Arabic TV news channel al-Jazeera, saying there has
been no…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=090404114634

PHILIPPINE officials to visit Iraq on workers deployment
Xinhua – China
5 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine government will senda delegation to Iraq
to study the possibility of lifting a ban on deployment of Philippines
workers there…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/05/content_1946969.htm

BODY of Egyptian found in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The body of an Egyptian who was kidnapped last month
has been found in northern Iraq, police said on Sunday, while French leaders
held a…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=577268&section=news

CAR Bomb Explodes Near US Base in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ A car bomb exploded Sunday near an airbase used by US
forces north of Baghdad, police said. Witnesses said a Volkswagen…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/ats-ap_intl12sep05,1,962722.story?coll=sns-ap-topinternational

IRAQ remains decisive issue of the election
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… That's Iraq — the whole messy bundle of realities: mounting casualties,
a lethal insurgency, a fractured country, fitful progress, a nascent government
trying…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9575387.htm

BODY of Egyptian found in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The body of an Egyptian who was kidnapped in Iraq last
month has been found in the northern part of the country, police say,
as France…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=577188&section=news

SUICIDE bombing kills 20 in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq — A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Saturday outside
an Iraqi police academy as hundreds of trainees and civilians were leaving
for the day…
www.indystar.com/articles/7/176289-2547-010.html

NEPAL again relaxes curfew imposed over Iraq hostage riots
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KATHMANDU : Nepal further eased a curfew imposed last week to quell rioting
in Kathmandu sparked by the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/105045/1/.html

VIOLENCE kills at least 42 in Iraq
Xinhua – China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Violence flared in Iraq on Saturday with a suicide car
bomb attack in Kirkuk, a joint US-Iraqi offensive on Latifiya, and heavy
clashes…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/05/content_1946409.htm

HOWARD unfazed by doctors' Iraq statement
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Prime Minister John Howard said today he did not agree with 54 of Australia's
leading doctors who today came out against the Iraq war, but said they
had a…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/05/1094322633117.html

UN finds no evidence Iraq made arms drone
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations' chief weapons inspector has concluded
there is no evidence that Iraq ever developed unpiloted drones capable
of…
www.indystar.com/articles/9/176288-9629-010.html

AL-JAZEERA TV ban in Iraq extended
China Daily – Beijing,China
… “During this temporary closure the government of Iraq had expected
the Al-Jazeera management to offer an explanation to the presented allegations
or to…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/05/content_371762.htm

VIOLENCE flares in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
In another blow to the fragile oil industry, saboteurs on Saturday set
ablaze pipelines in southern and northern Iraq, while the fate of two
French journalists…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_989259,00050004.htm

HOWARD unfazed by doctors' Iraq statement
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Prime Minister, John Howard, said today he did not agree with 54 of
Australia's leading doctors who today came out against the Iraq war, but
said they had…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/05/1094322632100.html

SOLDIER returns from Iraq to see wife in Mrs. America pageant
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– A military reservist made the arduous journey from southern Iraq to downtown
Palm Springs to watch his wife compete in the Mrs. America beauty pageant.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9585038.htm

INVOKING 9/11 May Temper Views on Iraq War
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 11, 2001, attacks and the war in Iraq, largely abandoning the rationale
offered when the Bush administration invaded the Persian Gulf country.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62435-2004Sep4.html

BLAST Kills 15 Policemen in Northern Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 4 — A suicide attacker detonated explosives packed into a vehicle
in front of a police academy in northern Iraq Saturday as scores of recruits
were leaving…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62429-2004Sep4.html

IRAQ oil pipelines hit again
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline in southern Iraq
early Saturday, the latest attack targeting the country's crucial oil
industry, police…
edition.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/09/04/oilprice.iraq.ap/

1,100 US troops injured in Iraq in August
China Daily – Beijing,China
About 1,100 US soldiers and Marines were wounded in Iraq during August,
by far the highest combat injury toll for any month since the war began
and an…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/05/content_371758.htm

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Friday, Sept. 3, 976 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.V2856.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

SUICIDE bomb kills 17 in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A suicide car bombing killed 17 people outside a police
academy in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, the deadliest of several attacks around
the…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/090504dnintraqrdp.15242.html

CIVIL affairs projects become near obsession in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — On a garbage-strewn street of the embattled Baghdad slum
of Sadr City, there is an unusual outpost of American might.…
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MEDICOS hit out at Iraq war
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A group of Australia's leading doctors have signed a joint statement condemning
the Howard government for taking the nation to war in Iraq.…
<www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/05/1094322622616.html

VIOLENT clashes claim 44 lives in Iraq as saboteurs hit oil…
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Alex Bellos. At least 44 people were killed in Iraq yesterday in one
of the bloodiest days since the interim government took office.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/05/wirq05.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/09/05/ixnewstop.html

SUICIDE bomber kills 17 in northern Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
… Police stations have been the favourite target of suicide bombers all
over Iraq since the suicide bombing campaign started just over a year
ago.…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=558352

FRESH violence kills 44 in Iraq; fate of French hostages uncertain
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Violence left 44 dead in Iraq in one of the bloodiest days since
the new Iraqi government took office, as hopes slipped for two French
journalists…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105012/1/.html

BOMBING, New Fighting in Northern Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Violence erupts in northern Iraq, as a suicide bomber kills
at least 17 people and wounds dozens more outside a police academy in
Kirkuk.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=3890193

IRAQ Closes Al-Jazeera Office Indefinitely
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—The Iraqi government shut down Al-Jazeera's Baghdad
operations indefinitely on Saturday, extending a one-month closure order
imposed after…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2420.AP-Iraq-Al-Jazeera.html

AIDES urge Blair to admit Iraq mistakes
Guardian – UK
Tony Blair is coming under growing pressure from some of his closest aides
to apologise for mistakes made during the Iraq conflict and its aftermath,
The…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1297563,00.html

SUICIDE bomb kills 20 at Iraq police station
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
KIRKUK, Iraq ˜ A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Saturday outside
an Iraqi police academy as hundreds of trainees and civilians were leaving
for the day…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=311123

  
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