Iraq News and Information Links July 6 2004
KIDNAPPED US Marine Freed in Iraq, Brother Says
Muslim American Society – Falls Church,VA,USA
BAGHDAD (News Agencies) – Kidnappers in Iraq released on Tuesday a Lebanese-born
US marine they were once thought to have decapitated, his brother said.

TEXANS killed in Iraq since war began
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
At least 69 Texas service members have been killed in Iraq since the war
began March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense.…

AT least nine dead in new Iraq's first big car bomb, gas line…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KHALES, Iraq : The deadliest car bombing since Iraq regained sovereignty
ripped through this restive town killing at least nine people, while an
attack on a…

IRAQ'S PM poised for martial law
Christian Science Monitor – USA
BAGHDAD – Ten days after taking office, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi is
poised to give himself sweeping powers to declare martial law in parts
of Iraq.…

OUTLOOK: Iraq's Past
Washington Post – USA
Walt has spent much of the past year and a half in Iraq. .
Vivienne, how long have you been in Iraq and who are you there reporting

FEW detainees in Iraq are foreign fighters
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — Only 90 of the more than 5,700 people in custody in Iraq
as security risks are foreign fighters, defense officials said today,
a figure that…

US Marine reported freed; attacks continue in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A Lebanese-born US Marine whose beheading was mistakenly
reported on an Islamic Web site this week apparently has been freed and
is in…

OIL prices up on Iraq, Yukos worries
Times of India – India
… exports were halted following sabotage attacks on the two export lines
˜ heightened concern among traders and analysts about the security of
Iraq‚s oil…

AT least nine dead in Iraq blast
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The deadliest car bombing since Iraq regained sovereignty ripped through
the town of Khales killing at least nine people, even as the interim government

US Says Israel Not Involved in Iraq Interrogations
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military on Tuesday denied that Israel had
been involved in any interrogations of prisoners held in Iraq.…

SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) The 19-year-old Iraqi's swimming skills were…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press, 7/6/2004 16:42. SAMARRA, Iraq (AP)
The 19-year-old Iraqi's swimming skills were no match for the Tigris.

INDIA not to send troops to Iraq
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday firmly ruled out sending its troops to war-ravaged
Iraq, taking into account “ground realities‰ and “national sentiment

IRAQ violence rages as Blair admits WMD may never be found in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… were killed while a car bombing cost several more lives as British
Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that mass destruction weapons may never
be found in Iraq.…

IRAQ, Nigeria Outages Push Oil Higher
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices set new one-month highs on Tuesday as output
disruptions in Iraq and Nigeria heightened fears over supply security
and added…

BREACH halves Iraq oil exports
Australian Financial Review (subscription) – Pyrmont,NSW,Australia
… yesterday to fix one of two key southern crude oil pipelines after
a breach cut exports by nearly 50 per cent, according to officials in
Iraq's state-run South…

INDIA rules out sending troops to Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
The Government of India today firmly ruled out sending its troops to war-ravaged
Iraq taking into account “ground realities” and “national sentiment” and

13 killed in Iraq car bombing
Guardian – UK
… He must leave Iraq immediately – he and his followers and everyone
who gives shelter to him and his criminal actions,” a man on the tape

BRITISH ambassador arrives in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Britain's first ambassador to Iraq for more than a
decade, Edward Chaplin, has arrived in Baghdad, says an embassy spokesman.

IRAQ Zeroes in on Vietnam Analogy
Consortium News – USA
By Nat Parry. For the past year, the Bush administration has argued that
Iraq is not another Vietnam, which in some ways was true.…

Yahoo News – USA
NEW YORK — Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, an obsessive architect
of the war in Iraq (news – web sites), appeared before Congress last week
to say…

IRAQ'S WMD may never be found – Blair
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… while a car bombing cost several more lives Tuesday, as British Prime
Minister Tony Blair admitted that mass destruction weapons may never be
found in Iraq.…

CAR Bomb Explodes Near In Central Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… police stations. Earlier today, the US military announced that three
Marines were killed in operations in western Iraq yesterday. The…

FRANCE to restore diplomatic ties with Iraq “very quickly”:…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ATHENS: French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier confirmed here Tuesday that
Paris would restore diplomatic relations with Iraq “very quickly”.…

IRAQ invasion 'shattered world's confidence in sovereignty'
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Malaysia's prime minister criticised the United States ahead of his scheduled
visit to Washington, saying the invasion of Iraq “shattered the confidence”

RELATIVE Believes Marine Freed in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… July 6, 2004 ˜ A glimmer of hope grew in this Salt Lake City suburb
on word Tuesday from a relative in Lebanon that an US Marine abducted
in Iraq was well…

ERNIE of Iraq doing patriotic duty
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Along with Lawrence of Arabia is Ernie of Iraq, a
South Mississippi resident who's making his mark in the Middle East.…

IRAQ aided US raid on safe houses
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi of Iraq issued a statement later saying that
his government had provided intelligence to the US military for the strike.

FEW Detainees in Iraq Are Foreign-USA Today
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fewer than 2 percent of the captives held in Iraq
as security threats are suspected foreign fighters, undercutting Bush

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills 13 at Wake for People Shot Dead, AP Says
Bloomberg – USA
July 6 (Bloomberg) — Thirteen mourners were killed in Iraq today when
a car bomb exploded near Baquba, north of Baghdad, at a wake for two people
killed by…

IRAQ'S finest put ties with US under pressure
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Unable to shoulder Iraq's security responsibilities on their own, the
Iraqi forces are testing the limits of their new relationship with US
troops, including…

IRAQ Car Bombing Kills Several People, Wounds Others, AFP Says
Bloomberg – USA
July 6 (Bloomberg) — Several people were killed and others wounded today
when a car bomb exploded near Baquba, north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad,
Agence France…

BROTHER Says Missing Marine in Iraq Freed
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—The family of a Lebanese-born US Marine held hostage
in Iraq said it was confident Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun…

INDIA will not send troops to Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
New Delhi, July 6. (PTI): The Government today made it clear in Lok Sabha
that the question of sending Indian troops to Iraq “does not arise”.…

SYRIA claims to have confiscated Israeli goods bound for Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
… Syrian customs authorities on the Syrian-Jordanian borders have foiled
an attempt to smuggle Israeli goods through Syrian territory to Iraq,
according to…

3 US Marines Killed in Iraq's Al Anbar Province
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US military in Iraq says three Marines were killed Monday while conducting
operations in Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad.…

BLAIR: May Not Find Iraq WMD, Defends Bush Ties
Reuters – USA
… a committee of senior parliamentarians, the prime minister also insisted
he had exerted real influence over Washington's approach to post-war Iraq
and defended…

BLAIR: Iraq WMD may never be found
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted that Iraq's alleged stockpile
of biological and chemical weapons may never be found.…

IRAQ WMD may never be found admits Blair
Independent – London,England,UK
… A year after the war on Iraq, the Prime Minister told MPs that Saddam's
secret stockpile may have been “hidden, removed or destroyed”.…

NATO Discusses Training Role In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… The delegation is tasked with advising NATO's political leaders on
what needs to be done in Iraq, and how the alliance could help.…

IRAQ postpones Amnesty Proclamation
Pakistan Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD (Iraq): Iraq's interim government delayed indefinitely an announcement
on a possible partial-amnesty deal for low-level insurgents, a spokesman

THREE US Marines die in restive central Iraq: military
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Prime Minister Iyad Allawi issued a statement describing Iraq's involvement
in the attack. “After consultations between Iraqi government…

STAKES are high in Iraq, but risks remain higher
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… US officials, businesspeople and experts know of no leading American
firm that has made a large-scale capital investment in Iraq.…,1,5572556.story?coll=chi-business-hed

OVER half Britons favor troops pullout from Iraq: poll
Xinhua – China
LONDON, July 6 (Xinhuanet) — Half of the British public want British troops
to be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible, nine percentage points
more than…

JORDANIANS oppose sending troops to Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
6 (UPI) — Jordanian political activists and union leaders started a signature
campaign Tuesday to oppose the possible deployment of troops to neighboring

GROUP Denies Killing US Marine, Iraq Pipeline Hit
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (Reuters) — A militant group in Iraq denied on Sunday it had beheaded
US Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun, seen in earlier televised pictures being

IRAQ aided US in Falluja strike
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Iraq interim government was consulted by United States forces before
the bombing of a suspected rebel safehouse in Fallujah that killed at
least 12, the…

CRUDE Oil Futures Rise as Damaged Pipeline in Iraq Cuts Shipments…
Bloomberg – USA
July 6 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures rose close to a one- month high
in London as a damaged pipeline in Iraq cut exports by almost half for
a fourth…

IRAQ Crisis Major Problem Of Islamic World: Rafsanjani
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (IRNA) — Chairman of the Expediency Council (EC) Akbar Hashemi
Rafsanjani said here Monday that the issue of Iraq is the major problem
of the region…

SADR Renews Iraq Resistance Call
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (BBC)— Radical cleric Moqtada Sadr says he will continue to oppose
the occupation of Iraq by foreign forces and insists the new government

FEARFUL soccer coach quits Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
Fearing for his safety, Bernd Stange said yesterday he has resigned as
coach of Iraq's national soccer team. Stange had a contract…

PROTECTING Iraq's vital offshore oil depots, an allied 'band of…
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
KHOR AL AMAYA OIL TERMINAL, Iraq The oil wealth that Iraq is counting on
as its best hope for a stable future flows through rattling pipelines
to lonely…

THREE US Marines killed in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The area is a volatile Sunni Muslim-dominated region of Iraq extending
from the outskirts of Baghdad to the borders of Syria and Jordan.…,5478,10060759%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ amnesty delayed
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
… the New York Times reported that a network of Saddam's relatives, operating
from Syria and Jordan, was actively smuggling weapons, fighters and money
into Iraq…

ATTACKS on oil pipelines in Iraq concern traders
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Crews worked frantically Monday to fix a southern pipeline
after a reported breach by smugglers cut Iraq's exports by nearly half,

IRAQ defers announcing amnesty
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
In a security environment partly clouded by conflicting signals from an
anti-US cleric, Iraq's new government has again put off announcing an
amnesty for some…

IRAQ Govt. Backed US Strike On Falluja, Says New PM
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, July 6 (NNN) : Iraq's new prime minister Iyad Allawi says his
government played a leading role in a US air strike on the town of Falluja,
which killed…

4 brothers are headed for Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
OMAHA, Neb. ˜ Four brothers are being sent to Iraq together, and for
three of them it's the second tour of duty there in less than a year.

IN Iraq, a struggle to fix basic services
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… But as Iraq's newly sovereign government and its US allies seek to
win popular support, the Sweib project shows how the task of rebuilding
Iraq is growing more…

OREGON Marine dies in accident in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By The Associated Press. HERMISTON, Ore. ˜ A Marine from eastern Oregon
has been killed in action in Iraq, according to military officials.…

THE Glass is Half-Full in Iraq – USA
The US relinquished formal sovereignty in Iraq last week, having discovered
that the role of occupier is more difficult and treacherous than it had

ATTACK halves Iraq oil exports
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD — Repair crews worked frantically yesterday to fix a key southern
pipeline after a reported breach by smugglers cut Iraq's exports by nearly

US air strike aided by Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… The military said the attack used guided weapons and underscored the
resolve of coalition and Iraqi forces “to jointly destroy terrorist networks
within Iraq.”.…

PIPELINE in Iraq ruptures
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Loading at Iraq's Persian Gulf terminals fell to 41,000 barrels an
hour from about 80,000 barrels, shipping agents said. … Workers from
Iraq's South Oil Co.…

IRAQ delays amnesty for anti-US insurgents
Xinhua – China
… British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw Monday welcomed Iraq's expected
offer of amnesty to anti-US insurgents, stressing that the interim government
was entitled…

INJURIES in Iraq attack claim Willis man's life
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
A Willis man under contract with Halliburton Co. subsidiary KBR has died
from injuries sustained during a mortar attack in Iraq, the company announced.

US airstrike in Iraq kills 12
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
At least 12 people were killed on Monday during a US air strike on a suspected
hideout of Islamic militant Abu Mussab Zarqawi, as Iraq's caretaker government

WASHINGTON Refuses to Relinquish Legal Authority to “Sovereign…
The NewStandard – Syracuse,NY,USA
Jul 6 – Hours after US officials declared Iraq a “sovereign” state, the
case of a single Iraqi prisoner stood as a reminder that the question
of which…

FOREIGN detainees are few in Iraq
USA Today – USA
Suspected foreign fighters account for less than 2% of the 5,700 captives
being held as security threats in Iraq, a strong indication that Iraqis
are largely…

NORWEGIAN troops back from Iraq
The Australian – Australia
NORWEGIAN troops were scheduled to return home from Iraq today on completion
of their mission there following the transfer of power to the Iraqi authorities,5744,10057775%255E1702,00.html

UNCEREMONIOUS Exit of US from Iraq
Navhind Times – Panjim,India
by Geoffrey Malone. AMERICAN stranglehold of Iraq ended not with a bang,
but a whimper. The unceremonious exit is a stunning contrast…

US Army Changed by Iraq, but for Better or Worse?
Washington Post – USA
“It's a truly dynamic curriculum” at the training centers, changing as
new tactics emerge in the fighting in Iraq, Lt. Gen. William…

IRAQ torn over rebel amnesty
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD – (KRT) – Iraq is on the verge of giving amnesty to low-level Iraqi
insurgents, but that amnesty will not apply to guerrillas who took on

IRAN treading lightly in trying to influence Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
TEHRAN, IRAN — The arrest of two Iranians suspected of attempting to carry
out a vehicle bombing in Iraq on Monday focused fresh attention on how
Tehran is…

CRUDE Oil Rises After Pipeline Rupture in Iraq Halves Exports
Bloomberg – USA
… Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures in New York rose as much as 1.7 percent
in the first day of trading since a pipeline rupture on Saturday in Iraq
almost halved…

REBUILDING chief comes to grips with Iraq situation
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
He has a $18.4 billion US grant to help rebuild Iraq but an unhappy public
that it could take two years before the impact of those huge US-funded

YET another report says US has spent little on Iraq…
The NewStandard – Syracuse,NY,USA
Jul 5 – The US has spent only 2 percent of the $18.4 billion allocated
by Congress for the badly needed reconstruction of Iraq, according to
figures released…

FRANCE and Iraq to restore ties
Salon (subscription) – USA
July 5, 2004 | PARIS — France and Iraq will restore diplomatic relations
that were severed 13 years ago during the Gulf War, the French Foreign
Ministry said…

MORNING in Iraq? – Sunnyvale,CA,USA
by Ivan Eland. According to former US proconsul Paul Bremer, the transfer
of power to Iraqis will launch Iraq on the road to peace, prosperity and

IRAQ Group Says US Marine Hostage Moved to 'Safety'
Reuters – USA
… Reuters, showed foreign Muslim militants saying farewell to their loved
ones before climbing into vehicles and blowing themselves up in operations
across Iraq.…

IRAQ PM delays on amnesty measure
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has delayed unveiling an amnesty
offer to insurgents and another measure paving the way for martial law
in parts of…,0,7846177.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

MEN behind Iraq suicide bombs revealed – London,England,UK
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted terrorist in Iraq, has staked his
claim to lead the jihad against the American presence by releasing a slickly-produced

IRAQ magnet to militants in Europe
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE US-led occupation of Iraq had boosted recruitment to Islamist groups
in Europe and was a “black hole” pulling in militants from across the
Middle East…,5478,10050298%255E401,00.html

MOM frets as soldier siblings face third Iraq tour
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
… Tammy Hamric, soon will begin their third tours of duty in Iraq.…
Campbell, Ky., having finished his second tour of duty in Iraq not long
before that.…

NO need for troops from Iraq ‚ s neighbours : Allawi
Daily Times – Pakistan
DUBAI: Iraq does not want peacekeeping forces from neighbouring countries,
to protect sensitivities among its myriad ethnic groups and religious
sects, interim…

IRAQ a ‘black hole’ for Islamist recruiting
Daily Times – Pakistan
PARIS: The US-led occupation of Iraq has boosted recruitment to Islamist
groups in Europe and is a “black hole” pulling in militants from across
the Middle…

FEARING for his safety, Stange resigns as Iraq coach
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Fearing for his safety, Bernd Stange said Monday he has resigned as coach
of Iraq's national soccer team. Stange had a contract…

JORDAN rebuffs Saddam lawyers' demand for protection in Iraq
Xinhua – China
AMMAN, July 5 (Xinhuanet) — Jordan could not offer protection to the Jordanian
lawyers who would defend Saddam Hussein in Iraq, government spokeswoman

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