Iraq News and Information Links
December 5 2004
 

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70 die as Iraq violence escalates
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Insurgents in Iraq mounted a third straight day of serious attacks on Sunday, killing 17 people when they opened fire on buses delivering workers to an …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/06/content_2300344.htm
Iraq asks Australia to train spies: minister
Xinhua – Beijing,China
6 (Xinhuanet) — The Australian government said on Monday that Iraq has asked Australia to consider training intelligence officials for the war-torn Middle …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10348575.htm
Marine from Odin proud to be part of Iraq ‘craziness’
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… It was a hot day in Iraq, he remembers, because every day in Iraq – at least until mid-October – is hot. … But Iraq, said Klug, was where he wanted to be. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/341/world/Two_Marines_killed_during_oper:.shtml
Two Marines killed during operations in Iraq’s Anbar province
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two US Marines have been killed during military operations in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province west of Baghdad, the military said Monday. …

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Weekend attacks in Iraq leave at least 70 dead
CTV – Canada
At least 21 people, mainly civilians, were killed in separate attacks in Iraq Sunday, bringing the weekend death toll to about 70. …

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generals see gains from Iraq offensives
MSNBC – USA
… past few months culminating in the battle for Fallujah have given US military commanders here a sense of having gained ground against Iraq’s fierce insurgency …

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/
world/stories/120604dnintiraqsider.16386.html

Attacks appear orchestrated
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Three days of attacks that have killed at least 70 Iraqis appear to be an orchestrated campaign by Iraq’s Sunni-led insurgency to strike any …

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Canada could supervise Iraq elections: Martin
CTV – Canada
Canada’s military is stretched too thin to send troops to Iraq, but Ottawa would consider helping supervise the elections there in January, Prime Minister Paul …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-12/06/content_397667.htm
Iraq asks Australia to help train its spies
China Daily – Beijing,China
Australia, which is already training the new Iraqi police and military forces, has been asked to help train Iraq’s intelligence and security officers. …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/06/international/06wmd.html
Bush’s Iraq Intelligence Panel Works in Secret
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… “This is the agency that said it’s a slam dunk when the president asked for information about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/06/content_2299905.htm
UN official warns Iraq too violent for elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Lakhdar Brahimi, a special adviser to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and until recently UN envoy in Iraq, said the January 30 vote could only take place “if …

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Weekend attacks in Iraq leave at least 70 dead
CTV – Canada
At least 21 people, mainly civilians, were killed in separate attacks in Iraq Sunday, bringing the weekend death toll to about 70. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3095A40A-1206-40FA-BD1A-2CD61C3F2DE4.htm
Iraq violence spurs calls for poll delay
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Lakhdar Brahimi, a special adviser to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and until recently his top envoy in Iraq, said in a newspaper interview that the landmark …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38094-2004Dec5.html
Generals See Gains From Iraq Offensives
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… past few months culminating in the battle for Fallujah have given US military commanders here a sense of having gained ground against Iraq’s fierce insurgency …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6998606
Iraq Visit Clears Way for Japan Troops to Stay On
Reuters – NY,USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s defense minister was due to return home on Monday from a flying visit to Iraq after declaring the town of Samawa safe, setting the …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/06/content_2299905.htm
UN official warns Iraq too violent for elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Lakhdar Brahimi, a special adviser to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and until recently UN envoy in Iraq, said the January 30 vote could only take place “if …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6998606
Iraq Visit Clears Way for Japan Troops to Stay On
Reuters – NY,USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s defense minister was due to return home on Monday from a flying visit to Iraq after declaring the town of Samawa safe, setting the …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdge&storyID=6998553
Heroes, Martyrs and Unknowns in Iraq Fighting
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – The offensive that crushed Iraq’s fiercest insurgents in Falluja in November turned US Marines into heroes and insurgents into …

www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw108203_20041205.htm
Canada ready to help with Iraq election
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
OTTAWA (AP) — Canada is ready and willing to train election officials in Iraq and to help monitor the vote that US authorities want to hold in that occupied …

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70854_OBS____CUT_DOWN_IN_IRAQ_GUNFIRE.asp

21 cut down in Iraq gunfire
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) – At least 21 people, including 17 Iraqis working for the US military, were killed yesterday as a senior UN official warned that crucial …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraq-asks-Australia
-to-help-train-spies/2004/12/06/1102182190544.html

Iraq asks Australia to help train spies
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Iraqis could be sent to Australia to be trained in intelligence and security under the plan put to Defence Minister Robert Hill by Iraq’s national security …

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Army says troops will stay in Iraq until 2008
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full THOUSANDS of British troops will have to remain in Iraq until at least 2008 – two years later than the government intended, The Scotsman has …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/06/content_2299039.htm
US presence in Iraq to inflict misfortunes on Muslims: Iranian …
Xinhua – Beijing,China
6 (Xinhuanet) — Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the powerful Expediency Council of Iran, has said that the US presence in Iraq would inflict misfortunes …

www.boston.com/dailynews/340/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
5, 2004, at least 1,271 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EEACFCEC-5DDE-4A31-A4DC-F0CCBB3B813A.htm
Tokyo undecided on Iraq mission renewal
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Japan’s defence chief on Sunday said his government has not yet decided whether to extend its mission in southern Iraq. Japanese …

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Canada will help monitor Iraq vote, PM says
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
Ottawa — Canada is ready and willing to train election officials in Iraq and to help monitor the vote that US authorities want to hold in that occupied …

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Saddam’s 100m goes back to Iraq
Times of India – India
… US has a team of financial experts working with its troops in Iraq to root out information on the secret hoards. The US believes …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=10708
Iraq’s Allawi due in Russia for oil and debt talks
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… try to win back lucrative oil contracts it signed under Saddam Hussein’s regime in exchange for Moscow’s promise to write off 90 percent of Iraq’s $8 billion …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/120799/1/.html
Japan’s defence chief visits troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Japan’s defence chief Yoshinori Ono paid a flying visit to Japanese troops deployed in southern Iraq where he described the security situation as …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10346629.htm
Kentucky guard presence in Iraq to grow in coming months
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… few moments with his wife and young son Sunday before his Maysville-based unit left to join the growing ranks of Kentucky National Guardsmen headed to Iraq. …

www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-bc-ny—interpreterkilled
1205dec05,0,3599017.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

Military interpreter from upstate New York killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY — A military interpreter from western New York was killed Saturday in Iraq, church officials said Sunday. Cari …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041205184813.7heh8t7i.xml
21 killed in Iraq attacks as UN official warns time not ripe for …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Lakhdar Brahimi, a special advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and until recently UN envoy in Iraq, said the January 30 vote “could only take place “if …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/120799/1/.html
Japan’s defence chief visits troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Japan’s defence chief Yoshinori Ono paid a flying visit to Japanese troops deployed in southern Iraq where he described the security situation as …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10346629.htm
Kentucky guard presence in Iraq to grow in coming months
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… few moments with his wife and young son Sunday before his Maysville-based unit left to join the growing ranks of Kentucky National Guardsmen headed to Iraq. …

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-05-voa30.cfm
Iraq’s Interim President to Meet President Bush Monday
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By Paula Wolfson. Iraq’s interim president says an election delay would be a mistake, and would only make the security situation in his country worse. …

www.keralanext.com/news/?id=74382
Iraq ; UN says January polls in Iraq impossible
Keralanext – Kerala,India
… advisor to the UN secretary-general, told a Dutch newspaper that holding elections in the current climate of violence and insecurity in Iraq is impossible. …

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21 killed in Iraq attacks as UN official warns time not ripe for …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Lakhdar Brahimi, a special advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and until recently UN envoy in Iraq, said the January 30 vote “could only take place “if …

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Canada could supervise Iraq elections: Martin
CTV – Canada
Canada’s military is stretched too thin to send troops to Iraq, but Ottawa would consider helping supervise the elections there in January, Prime Minister Paul …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34648
Iraq’s Allawi due in Russia for oil, debt talks
Turkish Press – Turkey
… to win back lucrative oil contracts it signed under Saddam Hussein’s regime in exchange for Moscow’s promise to write off 90 percent of Iraq’s eight billion …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3095A40A-1206-40FA-BD1A-2CD61C3F2DE4.htm
Iraq violence spurs calls for poll delay
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Lakhdar Brahimi, a special adviser to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and until recently his top envoy in Iraq, said in a newspaper interview that the landmark …

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Nothing to gain from vote in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
30, and the administration announced last week that US troop strength in Iraq will be increased to 150,000 in an attempt to safeguard the election process. …

www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/12/05/mccain.pentagon/
McCain criticizes Pentagon on Iraq war
CNN – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The increase in US troop strength in Iraq announced last week is not likely to be enough, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. …

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Musharraf: Iraq must be stabilized
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A strategy for withdrawing troops from Iraq should only be formulated after elections are held and the situation there is stable, Pakistani …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/05/content_2298296.htm
Five Jordanian drivers arrested in Iraq: spokeswoman
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Jordanian government spokeswoman AsmaKhader said on Sunday that the US-led coalition forces in Iraq seized five Jordanian drivers on Dec. …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6320
New wave of violence in Iraq, 21 killed
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… in the attack. Meanwhile a car bomb and a gun attack killed four members of the Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq. On Sunday …

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Iraq carnage kills 21 as UN official warns time not ripe for polls
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – At least 21 people were killed in the latest in a renewed spree of attacks to hit Iraq, as a top UN official issued a stark warning that …

www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-12/05/article03.shtml
Iraq Attacks Kill 41, UN Envoy Skeptical on Elections
Islam Online – UK
… “If the poll took place only in secure areas of Iraq it would exclude the Sunni minority, who live in extremely tense areas such as Fallujah and Samarra …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1138365,00050004.htm
17 killed in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
At least 17 Iraqis working for a US company were killed and 13 injured in an attack on Sunday, reports Xinhua. The victims were …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041205-075843-1777r.htm
Seventeen killed, 13 injured in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. … He also called on Iraq’s neighbors — particularly Syria and Iran — to curb foreign fighters entering Iraq.

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2004/December/focusoniraq_December36.xml&section=focusoniraq

US forces arrest five Jordanians in Iraq, says Amman minister
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
AMMAN – US forces detained five Jordanian nationals in Iraq over the past two days, Culture Minister and official government spokesperson Asma Khader said …

www.smh.com.au/news/Soccer/Socceroos-to-host-Iraq-in-friendly-
with-Prime-Ministers-blessing/2004/12/05/1102182157481.html

Socceroos to host Iraq in friendly with Prime Minister’s blessing
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Socceroos will be at the centre of a major security operation in March when Australia host Iraq in the first full soccer international between the two …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=46157
17 killed in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Dec 5 : At least 17 Iraqis working for a US company were killed and 13 injured in an attack Sunday, reports Xinhua. …

www.sportsline.com/nhl/story/7963873
Soldier Gets Hockey Surprise ; Iraq R&R Includes Charity Game with …
CBS Sportsline – USA
… Rein Butterworth, 20, of the 1st Infantry Division, who is home from Iraq for two weeks of R&R with his family in the Town of Tonawanda.

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Seventeen civilians among 21 killed in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Gunmen today killed 17 Iraqi civilians working for the US military in the northern city of Tikrit, while four Iraqi security personnel died in separate attacks …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5384024
Violence spiralling in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Andrew Marshall. bodyguards in attacks north of Baghdad that take the toll from three days of violence to more than 70. Saddam …

www.nydailynews.com/front/story/259151p-221772c.html
5 who crossed paths in Iraq
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
… for all they shared, the men in the doomed vehicle also represented the great diversity of this city, and each had traveled a different path to the war in Iraq …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq5
dec05,1,4285455.story?coll=la-headlines-world
UN Envoy Says Iraq Is a ‘Mess’
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD — Car bombs wreaked havoc in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, as the UN special envoy to Iraq said the election …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-abuse
5dec05,1,1283466.story?coll=la-headlines-world
  Ex-Chief of Iraq Prisons Must Testify
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
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 to …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-brits
5dec05,1,4359077.story?coll=la-headlines-world

British Way in Iraq Yields to Harsh Reality
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… CAMP DOGWOOD, Iraq — The much-hyped conceit about Britain’s soft military touch in Iraq vanished on a road south of Baghdad one November morning, when an …

  
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