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
accused…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6171840

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…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V6559.AP-Iraq.html

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…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F76FBC29-3DA7-4677-BB27D9289D4D
8667&title=2%20Italian%20Women%20Kidnapped%20in%20Iraq&catOID=45C9C
78C-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Europe

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…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B0A7B17E-A444-452A-ADEA-7685452403B5.htm

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…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=8155

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6171751

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6171554

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…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=578808&section=news

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…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V6428.AP-Britain-Iraq-De.html

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.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3635304.stm

DEADLY 24 Hours In Iraq Bring US Death Toll Near 1,000
NBC Sandiego.com – 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…
www.nbcsandiego.com/militaryconnection/3709920/detail.html

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.

www.forbes.com/business/energy/feeds/ap/2004/09/07/ap1532345.html

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.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9600920.htm

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…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=228D6246-2B0F-4ED3-9604B6C20DE3
9F03&title=Republican%20Voters%20Speak%20Out%20About%20Bush%2C%20
Iraq%20War&catOID=45C9C78F-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=USA

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…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0907/dailyUpdate.html?s=ent2

UK soldier held over Iraq murder
ic SouthLondon.co.uk – 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.…
icsouthlondon.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/nationalnews/tm_objectid=14614861
&method=full&siteid=50100&headline=uk-soldier-held-over-iraq-murder-name_page.html

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
hooding…
www.iht.com/articles/537645.html

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…
cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B76633FEB-98
BC-42E5-B4FA-4E454F92DDE9%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

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…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=578771&section=news

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…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-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…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1959-2004Sep7.html

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
34…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/9596860.htm

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
security…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=afLQitfBAjJY&refer=home

SUDAN: US to smash us like Iraq
CNN – USA
… 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…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/09/07/sudan.un.reut/

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…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aVoXF1rYwRfs&refer=us

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.

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/9/7/latest/18816Britishso&sec=latest

'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…
www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,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…
www.boston.com/dailynews/251/world/Fierce_clashes_between_U_S_for:.shtml

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…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view/105376/1/.html

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…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20040907/KERRY07E/TPInternational/Africa

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6165059

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
overnight…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105368/1/.html

IRAQ governor safe as Sadr erupts
NEWS.com.au – 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…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10697308%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…
www.boston.com/news/politics/president/bush/articles/
2004/09/07/persuasive_iraq_policy_could_work_wonders

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6165048

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…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/07/content_1952313.htm

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.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/07/content_1952269.htm

ANN Arbor man named Iraq envoy to Japan
MLive.com – 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.

www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/base/
news-18/1094535840151250.xml&storylist=mibusiness

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…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1193735.htm

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…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1187-2004Sep6.html

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
Bush…
www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-campaign7sep07,1,4814.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/09/07/2003201931

FILIPINO workers sneak into Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
PHILIPPINE overseas workers were sneaking into Iraq to find work despite
an official ban imposed by Manila, the Labour Secretary said today.…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10695175%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…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/07/content_1952111.htm

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.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3633250.stm

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…
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/07/politics/campaign/07campaign.html

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…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=19866

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…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/07/content_1951500.htm

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…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/090704dnintallawi.2783.html

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6161655

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
affairs.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/250/world/Number_of_foreigners_taken_hos:.shtml

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…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=559005

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
Defense…
www.boston.com/dailynews/250/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

  
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