Iraq News and Information Links September 6 2004
IRAQ militants set deadline over French hostages
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
The statement, posted on an internet site in the name of the Islamic Army
in Iraq, punctured a mood of cautious optimism in France that Christian
Chesnot and…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3027016a12,00.html

KERRY vows to withdraw troops from Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee John
Kerry has called the invasion of Iraq “the wrong war in the wrong place
at the wrong…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=578182&section=news

SUICIDE bombing kills seven Marines in Iraq; Medical tests confirm…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suicide attacker sped up to a US military convoy outside
Fallujah and detonated an explosives-packed vehicle on Monday, killing
seven…
www.boston.com/dailynews/250/world/Suicide_bombing_kills_seven_Ma:.shtml

GAS pipeline to electricity plant in North Iraq attacked
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
KIRKUK, Iraq: A pipeline supplying gas to a major electrical plant south
of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk was attacked Monday, a local police
official said…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=8110

'POLITICAL arrests' in Iraq condemned
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… He opposed the government of Saddam Hussein but did not support the
UN sanctions against Iraq, UK-US made no-fly zones, and the war in 2003.

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3D099420-1DF9-4A85-91C9-FB77DE99999C.htm

IRAQ'S National Assembly faces tough task: winning over countrymen
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: Iraq's latest political predicament struck Rahim Abdul-Wahid a
few days ago when a group of sharply dressed men – some speaking Arabic
with accents…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=8136

IRAQ Militants Set Deadline Over French Hostages
Reuters – USA
… The statement, posted on an Internet site in the name of the Islamic
Army in Iraq, punctured a mood of cautious optimism in France that Christian
Chesnot and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6160698

BLOODY day for US in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… s deaths and those of two US soldiers in a mortar barrage outside Baghdad
a day earlier, 985 US service members have died since the invasion of
Iraq in March…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1094468464884&call_pageid=1045739058633&col=1045739057805

KERRY On Iraq: Wrong War In Wrong Place At Wrong Time
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has unleashed fresh criticism
of the war in Iraq, calling it the “wrong war in the wrong place at the
wrong time.”.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D728DC4A-13E9-4943-B1ADED
15E4A9D88B&title=Kerry%20On%20Iraq%3A%20Wrong%20War%20In%20
Wrong%20Place%20At%20Wrong%20Time

HOSTAGES released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Five hostages have been released by two armed groups in Iraq, but the fate
of two French journalists remains unknown. Four hostages…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9AB5A5A4-0471-4677-8FBB-FF428CC4DC3E.htm

OIL prices slip despite attacks in Iraq, storm worries
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… In Iraq, saboteurs set ablaze a vital oil pipeline between the Iraqi
city of Kirkuk and Turkey Monday, just a day after the fire that halted
all northern crude…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/105281/1/.html

NAVY medic headed for Iraq able to see his son born
MLive.com – MI,USA
… But it worked out.”. McKinney, who scheduled to ship out to Iraq from
California later this month, said he realizes he is lucky.…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-18/1094494144301050.xml&storylist=newsmichigan

10 killed in Fallujah blast, Iraq retracts Ibrahim arrest claim
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : Seven US marines and three Iraqi national guards were
killed in the deadliest anti-coalition attack in months, as Iraqi officials
sheepishly…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105270/1/.html

KERRY vows to withdraw troops from Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee John
Kerry has called the invasion of Iraq “the wrong war in the wrong place
at the wrong…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=578062&section=news

US suffers deadliest attack in Iraq since May; captured man not…
Canada.com – Canada
… deaths and those of two US soldiers in a mortar barrage outside Baghdad
a day earlier, 985 US service members have died since the invasion of
Iraq in March 2003…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=3a623aff-ce58-440a-9d2d-39fb7d70abc2

SEVEN US Troops, Three Iraqi Guardsmen Killed In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Elsewhere in Iraq, raids carried out by Iraqi forces and US troops have
yielded mass arrests in the northern city of Kirkuk and Latifiya, south
of Baghdad.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/09/772cc44a-a1eb-4c9e-8604-e9056f9b3445.html

IN Iraq, a quest to rebuild one more broken edifice: Science
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
By JAMES GLANZ. BAGHDAD, Iraq – An ancient fan rattles away in a window
as chemical fumes waft by rotting laboratory benches and corroding racks
of tubes.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Science&oid=59023

ARMENIA to Join Polish-led Troops in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Armenian military officials say their country will send 50 troops to Iraq
to join a Polish-led multinational force patrolling the country's central
and…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=9F52CF17-0D0B-4F12-A931C03E76
20132B&title=Armenia%20to%20Join%20Polish-led%20Troops%20in%20Iraq
&catOID=45C9C78C-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Europe

KERRY on Iraq: Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Reuters – USA
By Patricia Wilson. CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential
nominee John Kerry on Monday called the invasion of Iraq “the wrong war
in the wrong…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6159810

IRAQ group sets ransom, deadline for French release
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot were seized on August
20 by a militant group called the Islamic Army in Iraq, which demanded
Paris scrap a…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/06/1094322722812.html

IRAQ Group Sets Ransom, Deadline for French Release
Reuters – USA
… The statement, posted on a Web site in the name of the Islamic Army
in Iraq, punctured the mood of cautious optimism in France that reporters
Christian Chesnot…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6159753

PIPELINES attacked in northern Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KIRKUK, Iraq : Saboteurs set ablaze a vital oil pipeline between the Iraqi
city of Kirkuk and Turkey, just a day after the fire that had halted all
northern…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/105262/1/.html

JORDANIAN hostages released in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Three Jordanians and a Sudanese national held hostage by an Islamic militant
group in Iraq were released on Monday, Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan
Moasher…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_991211,00050004.htm

IRAQ trouble spots may not get to vote
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iraq remains on course to hold national elections in January, but violence
may force authorities to exclude hot spots such as the western city of
Falluja from…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/06/1094322719964.html

KENNEDY vows to keep Iraq pressure on Blair
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Charles Kennedy, the only major party leader to oppose
the Iraq war, has vowed to keep the issue high in voters' minds as Prime
Minister…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=577953&section=news

CAR bomb kills seven US Marines; Iraq's interior ministry says…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A massive car bomb exploded Monday on the outskirts
of Fallujah, killing seven US Marines and wounding several others, a US
military…
www.boston.com/dailynews/250/world/Car_bomb_kills_seven_U_S_Marin:.shtml

FRENCH hostage talks in Iraq in “delivery phase”
Reuters – London,England,UK
PARIS (Reuters) – A French Muslim leader who travelled to Iraq to try to
secure the release of two French journalists says the talks are in the
“delivery phase…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=577920&section=news

SEVEN US Marines killed in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD, Iraq A massive car bomb exploded on the outskirts of Fallujah
on Monday, killing seven US Marines and wounding several others, a US
military official…
www.iht.com/articles/537424.html

IRAQ blast kills seven US marines
ITV.com – UK
… It is the largest US death toll from a single attack for five months,
and raises the number of US troops killed in action in Iraq since the
start of the war to…
www.itv.com/news/world_1031801.html

IRAQ captors free three Jordanians, Sudanese
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… forces. Since April militants have turned to kidnapping foreigners
in a campaign to force firms and foreign troops to leave Iraq.…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06358151.htm

OFWS ignore deployment ban in Iraq
Xinhua – China
6 (Xinhuanet) — Some 24 Filipinos have managed to sneak in to the war-torn
Iraq despite the ban on deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
to the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/06/content_1950996.htm

TURKISH Hostage Released in Iraq
ABC News – USA
ANKARA, Turkey Sept. 6, 2004 ˜ A Turkish driver taken hostage in Iraq
was freed by his captors on Monday, Turkey's foreign minister said.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040906_163.html

IRAQ prepares to put Saddam on trial before end of year
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
KUWAIT CITY— Saddam Hussein and other detained members of the deposed
Iraqi regime will face trial within ''a few weeks,'' Iraq's minister of
state said in…
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iraq06.html

SENATOR: Iraq took priority over terror
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Committee chairman asserted yesterday that the general who ran the
war in Afghanistan said more than a year before the US-led invasion of
Iraq that his…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usbook063957932sep06,0,5113105.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

LOCAL man named Iraq envoy to Japan
MLive.com – MI,USA
… He was among more than 40 diplomats appointed by the newly liberated
nation in an effort to promote a different Iraq and strengthen ties with
the countries…
www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1094465706167071.xml

BUSH wants to shift $3.3 billion to strengthen Iraq security
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — The Bush administration is preparing to seek congressional
approval to divert $3.3 billion earmarked to rebuild Iraq's shattered
infrastructure…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/09/06/MNGCO8KHRK1.DTL

AUGUST takes a heavy toll: 1,100 wounded in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – About 1,100 US soldiers and Marines were wounded in Iraq
last month, by far the highest combat injury toll for any month since
the war began…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wocasu063957942sep06,0,7347068.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

BLAST in Iraq's Falluja, Reports of US Casualties
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Attackers targeted a US convoy with a blast near
the Iraqi city of Falluja on Monday, the US military said, and witnesses
said as…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6158160

IRAQ Car Bombing Near Fallujah Causes Fatalities, Military Says
Bloomberg – USA
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) — A car bombing took place today near the Iraqi city
of Fallujah, causing an unknown number of fatalities, the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=ag_2HXafBAU0&refer=top_world_news

SADDAM Hussein to Face Trial Next Month, Iraq Minister Says
Bloomberg – USA
6 (Bloomberg) — Iraq's former president Saddam Hussein and 30 senior members
of his regime, which may also include Saddam's deputy Ibrahim al-Duri,
will stand…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aKfvviFhi7PU&refer=top_world_news

TURKISH hostage released in Iraq, foreign ministry says
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) A Turkish driver taken hostage in Iraq was released
by his captors on Monday, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/250/world/Turkish_hostage_released_in_Ir:.shtml

TOP US general decried Iraq focus, senator claims
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… Committee chairman asserted Sunday that the general who ran the war
in Afghanistan said more than a year before the US-led invasion of Iraq
that his resources…
www.indystar.com/articles/8/176510-6758-010.html

VIOLENCE May Force Iraq to Bypass Hotspots in Election
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD ˜ Iraq remains on course to hold landmark elections in January,
but violence could force authorities to exclude hotspots such as the western
city of…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-vote6sep06,1,7422028.story?coll=la-headlines-world

INDIAN agencies blamed for plight of Iraq-bound Nepalese
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Unscrupulous Indian recruitment agencies and touts are being blamed for
the plight of Nepalese workers in Iraq. Though both the…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_990605,00050002.htm

IRAQ Tries to Clear Confusion on Saddam Aide
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq was scrambling to confirm on Monday whether the
most wanted Saddam Hussein aide still on the run had been captured, after
a day of…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6155397

KIRKUK city workers clean up after car bombing in Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
Kirkuk, Sept. 6 (AP): Municipal workers scrubbed blood off the street and
towed away gutted cars in this northern Iraqi city on…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200409061012.htm

170 Marines welcomed home from Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
CAMP PENDLETON ˆ Families and friends welcomed about 170 Marines who
returned from Iraq yesterday after about a six-month deployment.…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20040906-9999-1m6return.html

IRAQ'S oil ministry steps up plans to protect sabotage-plagued…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's government is stepping up efforts to protect
its vast and valuable oil infrastructure, hoping reduce constant attacks
that have…
www.boston.com/dailynews/250/world/Iraq_s_oil_ministry_steps_up_p:.shtml

'1,100 US soldiers wounded in Iraq in August'
The Hindu – Chennai,India
6 (PTI): About 1,100 US soldiers and Marines were wounded in Iraq during
August, the highest combat injury toll in any month since the war began
there, a…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/001200409061012.htm

IRAQ may still determine Blair's future
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… parliament returns from its summer recess Tuesday with Prime Minister
Tony Blair gunning for victory in a general election next year — so long
as Iraq doesn't…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/09/06/2003201856

AIDES want Blair to apologize for Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is coming under growing pressure from some
of his closest aides to apologize for mistakes made during the Iraq conflict
and its…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/09/06/2003201801

MARINE from Tampa killed in Iraq; one of 3 from same unit to die
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… over the Sept. 11 attacks was killed by enemy action on his second
tour in Iraq, his family said. Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9591974.htm

DOCTORS step up attack over Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
DOCTORS opposed to the Iraq war today accused Prime Minister John Howard
of hiding behind US statistics to deny that the Iraq health system was
in crisis.…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10682867%255E1702,00.html

LATEST major developments related to Iraq
Xinhua – China
… soldiers and wounded 16 otherson Sunday night near Baghdad, bringing
the death toll of the US forces to 981 since the start of the US-led war
on Iraq in March…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/06/content_1949048.htm

IRAQ'S most-wanted man in custody claim officials
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IZZAT Ibrahim al-Douri, Iraq‚s most wanted man and a key aid to the country‚s
former leader, Saddam Hussein, was believed to be in custody yesterday
after…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1046792004

TURKISH company withdraws from Iraq to save hostage
Xinhua – China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Turkey's Renay International Transportation Company announced
to withdraw from Iraq on Sunday, after one of its employees was kidnapped
in…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/06/content_1948178.htm

IRAQ extends al-Jazeera ban and raids offices
Guardian – UK
… Yesterday an al-Jazeera spokesman, Jihad Ballout, said his station
had abided by the original temporary ban and had used agency footage from
Iraq, like other…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1298039,00.html

4 Jordanian drivers kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Four Jordanian drivers have been abducted in Iraq by militants
who accused them of working with US forces, the Qatar-based al-Jazeera

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/06/content_1948144.htm

  
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