Iraq News and Information Links September 7 2004
BUSH and Kerry Sharpen Their Battle on Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat John Kerry on Tuesday called the Iraq war
the “most catastrophic” of President Bush's many wrong choices, but Bush

FIERCE Clashes in Iraq Kill 36; 203 Hurt
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—US forces battled insurgents loyal to Shiite cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City on Tuesday in clashes
that killed at…

2 Italian Women Kidnapped in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
An Italian aid organization in Iraq says two Italian women working for
the group have been kidnapped. Witnesses say gunmen stormed…

FOUR NGO workers kidnapped in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Jean-Domique Bunel, an official from a committee that groups together
aid organisations in Iraq , said he saw two well-dressed men with guns
enter the building…

BORROWING from the old school in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Islamists or other insurgent Iraqi groups has been seized upon by the
government as a reason to banish the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera
from Iraq for the…

HALLIBURTON May Not Rebid for Iraq Work
Reuters – USA
By Matt Daily. HOUSTON (Reuters) – Halliburton Co. (HAL.N: Quote, Profile,
Research) , accused of overcharging on its contract in Iraq, said on Tuesday
it may…

FOUR Die in Fierce Fighting in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes launched airstrikes on Falluja on
Tuesday and insurgents fought American troops in the Iraqi town in fierce
battles that…

TWO Italian aid workers held in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… The abductions raised the stakes in kidnappings that have gripped Iraq
for months, with more than 100 foreigners and Iraqis seized since April
mostly outside…

UK Soldier Charged With Iraq War Murder
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
LONDON (AP)—British authorities for the first time charged a soldier with
murder in the death of a civilian in Iraq, indicting the man Tuesday in
a civilian…

ITALIAN women kidnapped in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Two Italian women working for a humanitarian group in Iraq have been kidnapped
in Baghdad. … The two women are not the first Italians to be abducted
in Iraq.…

DEADLY 24 Hours In Iraq Bring US Death Toll Near 1,000
NBC – San Diego,CA,USA
… With those deaths, US death toll from the war in Iraq is creeping toward
the 1,000 mark. At least 997 US servicemen and women have…

REPORT: Halliburton to Lose Iraq Contract
Forbes – USA
Halliburton Co.'s multibillion dollar contract for work to support US troops
in Iraq will be put back up for bids, according to a published report.

TWO based in Illinois killed in Iraq mortar attack
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… is attached to the Army's 13th Corps Support Command, which oversees
distribution of military fuel, food, water and other supplies to US forces
across Iraq.…

REPUBLICAN Voters Speak Out About Bush, Iraq War
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
No issue more sharply divides American voters this election year than the
war in Iraq. The immediacy of the threat of Iraqi weapons…

AUGUST was worst month for US in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
The US military says that almost 1,100 soldiers were wounded during the
month of August in Iraq, the highest total since the invasion of the country
18 months…

UK soldier held over Iraq murder
ic – London,England,UK
A 21-year-old British soldier has been arrested over the murder of a civilian
in Iraq. The suspect was being quizzed at a London police station.…

BETTER treatment of Iraq detainees pays off, general says
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD US interrogators working in Iraq have obtained as much as 50 percent
more high-value intelligence since a series of coercive practices like

EASING of conflicts in Iraq, Russia may boost supplies
CBS MarketWatch – USA
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) — The leader of OPEC said Monday that crude oil
prices would likely start to drop soon, as Iraq's output rises and the
troubles at…

TWO Italians and two Iraqis held in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Bridge to Baghdad's web site says it is a volunteer association established
after the end of the 1991 Gulf War, to promote humanitarian aid to Iraq
and fight…

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… 7, 996 US service members have died since the beginning of military
operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count
based on Defense…,1280,-4478879,00.html

FRENCH Hopes for Speedy Iraq Hostage Release Fade
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Hopes for a speedy release of two French hostages in
Iraq gave way to expressions of doubt and concern Tuesday after a statement
setting out…

CLASHES in Iraq kill 34 people
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US forces battled insurgents loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City on Tuesday, in clashes that killed

OIL Price May Fall 30% After US, Iraq Polls Conclude (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
7 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil prices may fall more than 30 percent in the
next four months once elections are concluded in the US and Iraq, reducing

SUDAN: US to smash us like Iraq
… threat of sanctions against Sudan over the Darfur crisis is part of
a US conspiracy aimed at destroying the government in Khartoum as it did
in Iraq and Somalia…

HALLIBURTON Shares Fall on Outlook for Iraq Contract (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… The Army plans to break up Halliburton's contract related to housing,
feeding, transporting and laundering the clothes of US soldiers in Iraq
and invite bids…

BRITISH soldier arrested over unlawful killing in Iraq
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
LONDON: A 21-year-old British soldier was arrested Tuesday in connection
with the murder of a civilian in Iraq, London's Metropolitan Police said.

'IRAQ is a dangerous place'
News24 (subscription) – South Africa
Nairobi – Three Kenyan truck drivers freed last week after being held hostage
for six weeks in Iraq arrived home on Tuesday to an emotional welcome
in Nairobi…,,2-11-1447_1585135,00.html

FIERCE clashes between US forces and Shiite militants in Iraq's…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US forces battled insurgents loyal to Shiite cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City on Tuesday, killing at
least 34 people…

SOME Filipinos sneaking into Iraq to find work despite ban
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA : At least 24 Filipinos are believed to have sneaked into Iraq to
find work, despite an official ban imposed by Manila in July, after a
Filipino truck…

KERRY would withdraw troops from Iraq within 4 years
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… of states where polls show the race against President George W. Bush
virtually tied, told voters that he would try to pull US troops out of
Iraq within four…

FRENCH Hopes Turn to Doubt on Iraq Hostage Crisis
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Hopes that two French hostages in Iraq might soon be
freed gave way to expressions of doubt and concern on Tuesday after a
statement setting…

40 killed in clashes in Iraq's Sadr city
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Forty people were killed and scores wounded in clashes between
US forces and Shiite fighters in the Baghdad district of Sadr City since

IRAQ governor safe as Sadr erupts – Australia
… Hay al-Adel. “The people behind this attack want to hurt Iraq and to
hinder the progress in this country,” he said. The governor's…,4057,10697308%255E401,00.html

PERSUASIVE Iraq policy could work wonders
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NEW YORK — The convention season is over and confirmed what the primary
season revealed: The Iraq war is as much of a political problem for the
Democrats as…

FIVE US Soldiers Killed in Separate Iraq Attacks
Reuters – USA
… US soldiers. The deaths will raise the official Pentagon US death toll
to at least 993 since the start of the war in Iraq. The US…

7 US soldiers killed in suicide attack in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… the Internet. The statement of the Islamic Army in Iraq indicated a
cautious possibility on the release of the two hostages. The…

IRAQI FM: no organizations allowed to destroy Iraq
Xinhua – China
AMMAN, Sept. 6 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq will not allow any organizations or
factions to collapse its government, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari
said Monday.…

ANN Arbor man named Iraq envoy to Japan – MI,USA
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) ˜ Nearly 30 years after he left Iraq for a better
life, Ghanim Al-Jumaily is headed to Tokyo to represent his homeland.

IRAQ admits captive is not Saddam's top aide
Radio Australia – Australia
… remains at large. In Iraq, American tanks have been shelling targets
in the rebel-held Sunni Muslim town of Fallujah. Witnesses say…

FRANCE Hopes Stance Aids Captives in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
PARIS — As France awaits word on two journalists being held hostage in
Iraq, officials have made it clear that they expect to benefit from their
stand against…

KERRY, Bush Clash Over Iraq War
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry toughened his criticism of the war in Iraq on Monday,
calling it the “wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.” But President

LIBERATED Iraq sends in security to silence al-Jazeera
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… An al-Jazeera spokesman, Jihad Ballout, said his station had abided
by the temporary ban and had used agency footage from Iraq, like other
media groups.…

FILIPINO workers sneak into Iraq – Australia
PHILIPPINE overseas workers were sneaking into Iraq to find work despite
an official ban imposed by Manila, the Labour Secretary said today.…,4057,10695175%255E1702,00.html

JORDAN'S king promises support to Iraq's debt reduction
Xinhua – China
6 (Xinhuanet) — Jordanian King Abdullah II pledged Monday to rally support
for the reconstruction of the war-torn Iraq and help ease its foreign
debt, state…

IRAQ war soldiers to be honoured
BBC News – London,England,UK
Sergeant Paul Kelly, 36, from Canterbury, is to get the Military Cross
for holding off Iraqi fighters in two battles in southern Iraq.…

BUSH and Kerry Clash Over Iraq and a Timetable
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
6 – Senator John Kerry and President Bush clashed repeatedly over Iraq
on Monday, with Mr. Kerry branding it “the wrong war in the wrong place
at the wrong time…

24 OFWs to work in US camps in Iraq despite ban
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Despite the government‚s employment ban, at least 24 overseas Filipino
workers (OFWs) have entered Iraq to work in US military camps Anaconda
and Victory…

KERRY vows to withdraw US troops out of Iraq
Xinhua – China
… September 6 (Xinhuanet) — US Democratic presidential candidate John
Kerry said on Monday that he would try to pull American troops out of
Iraq within four…

IRAQ'S premier has touted CIA links
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… In 2002, Mr. Allawi's INA put British MI6 intelligence operatives in
touch with a military officer in western Iraq who maintained that chemical
weapons may…

BUSH, Kerry Clash on Iraq in Labor Day Rallies
Reuters – USA
CANONSBURG, Pa./POPLAR BLUFF (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee
John Kerry launched one of his harshest broadsides against the Iraq war
on Monday…

NUMBER of foreigners taken hostage in Iraq tops 100
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Worked for Bilintur, Turkish company providing laundry service for
Jordanian firm in Iraq. … 7, kidnappers accuse Iran of meddling in Iraq's

US death toll in Iraq nears 1,000 as seven more die
Independent – London,England,UK
… US Marines and three Iraqi soldiers outside the city of Fallujah yesterday,
bringing the total number of American dead since the US invasion of Iraq
in March…

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
6, 990 US service members have died since the beginning of military operations
in Iraq in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count based on

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