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November 8 2004
   
US forces press offensive in insurgent-held districts of Fallujah…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) US troops backed by thunderous air and artillery
barrages launched a ground offensive Monday to seize key insurgent strongholds
inside…
www.boston.com/dailynews/313/world/U_S_forces_press_offensive_in_:.shtml

FALLUJAH – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
… Fallujah (also Fallouja, Falluja, or Al Fallujah; in Arabic: ?????)
is a city of some 350,000 inhabitants in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar
(Umbar), about…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallujah

EMPIRE Notes
Report from Fallujah — Destroying a Town in Order to “Save” it. Published
on Monday, April 12. … There are four hospitals currently running in
Fallujah.…
www.empirenotes.org/fallujah.html

CNN.COM – Iraqi briefed on Falluja plans missing – Nov 6, 2004
… WORLD. Iraq Banner. Iraqi briefed on Falluja plans missing. … US
Marines participate in a briefing Saturday at their base outside Falluja
in Anbar province.…
money.cnn.com/cnn/2004/WORLD/meast/11/06/falluja.missingcaptain/

FALLUJAH
Fallujah. Operation Vigilant Resolve. … Click Here. Fallujah is a large
town forty miles west of Baghdad. The town of Fallujah measures 3k wide
x 3.5k long.…
www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/fallujah.htm

INSURGENT Alliance Is Fraying In Fallujah (washingtonpost.com)
Insurgent Alliance Is Fraying In Fallujah. … Residents of Fallujah, Iraq,
search through the rubble of a building in the city center destroyed by
a US airstrike.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28105-2004Oct12.html

FOR success in Fallujah, Iraq Army key | csmonitor.com
… Today's stories. 11/05/2004. US faces gap in 'intelligence war' in
Iraq. US troops move toward Fallujah. more stories… … US troops move
toward Fallujah.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1025/p01s03-woiq.html

ALTERNET: War on Iraq: Failure in Fallujah
… Failure in Fallujah. … “I think the residents of Fallujah don't want
this sort of peace. … “I think the Americans will wipe Fallujah from
the map.”.…
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/20237/

YAHOO! News – US Jets Target Insurgents in Fallujah
… News (Nov 4, 2004). . US Jets Pound Parts of Fallujah AP via Yahoo!
… Opinion & Editorials. . Failing in Fallujah at Christian Science Monitor
(Nov 3, 2004).…
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20041104/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

CNN.COM – US forces pound Falluja – Oct 15, 2004
… WORLD. Iraq Banner. US forces pound Falluja. … An explosion lights
up the horizon during a military offensive in Falluja Thursday night.
YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/10/15/iraq.main/

ALJAZEERA.NET – Falluja hit as town braces for assault
Falluja hit as town braces for assault. … “We are gearing up for a major
operation,” Brigadier General Denis Hajlik told reporters at a base near
Falluja.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/315083A8-987C-4FFF-A924-0703DFDF259F.htm

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10129032.htm
Iraq's Allawi Defends State of Emergency
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – As US and Iraqi troops assaulted Fallujah on Monday, Iraq's interim prime minister said his government's state of emergency declaration will

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=617488&section=news
Black Watch soldier killed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – A soldier from Britain's Black Watch battle group has been killed and two others wounded in an incident in central Iraq, the Ministry of

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6748418
US Marines Launch Offensive on Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
By Michael Georgy. FALLUJA (Reuters) – Thousands of US Marines and Iraqi troops backed by tanks stormed into Falluja as night fell

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4603273,00.html
US Commander Predicts Iraq Confrontation
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top US commander in Iraq on Monday predicted a ``major confrontation'' on the streets of Fallujah as a US-led force of as many as 15,000

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/09/content_2192756.htm
Blair vows to hold firm in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
LONDON, Nov. 8 (Xinhuanet) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that Britain had to hold firm in Iraq, including tosee it through in Fallujah.

US launches assault on Fallujah; 42 rebels said killed in initial…
CBC News – Canada
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) – Thousands of US troops, backed by armour and
a stunning air barrage, attacked the toughest strongholds of Sunni insurgents
in…
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041108/w110846.html

US pushes into Fallujah
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
Alex Rodriguez reported from Baghdad and James Janega from near Fallujah.
NEAR … constitution. Most of Fallujah's 300,000 citizens have fled.

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0411080162
nov08,1,7033012.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

FALLUJAH rebels heading for hell, says Allawi
Independent Online – South Africa
Fallujah – United States tanks and Marines stormed into Falluja on Monday
night in a fierce ground assault to retake the Iraqi city from rebels.

www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw1099936081313B262

AMERICA begins Fallujah assault
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
American forces have stormed key areas of Fallujah early in the day, in
what appears to be the first stage of the long-expected assault on the
city.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/11/08/
ufall.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/11/08/ixportaltop.html

IRAQ'S Fallujah under All-Out Attack
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
US troops have begun a drive into western sections of the rebel-held city
of Fallujah on Sunday night, securing a hospital and major bridges in
what appeared…
www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=41286

4,000 troops storm into Fallujah
This is London – London,England,UK
More than 4,000 US Marines and soldiers punched their way into north-eastern
Fallujah, kicking off a massive assault dubbed Operation Phantom Fury
that seeks…
www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWIRAQFallujahmon16fallujah?source=&ct=5

US and Iraqi forces take parts of Fallujah
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
8 (UPI) — US-backed Iraqi forces have captured key positions in western
Fallujah in anticipation of an imminent assault on the Sunni city, sources
said Monday…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041108-053746-1607r.htm

BLAIR defends Fallujah assault
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair today pledged to “hold firm” in Iraq
and said the massive US-led assault against insurgents in Fallujah was
necessary to…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11329966%255E1702,00.html

US Marines Launch Full-Scale Assault on Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
NEAR FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines launched a full-scale offensive
on Monday night to retake Iraq's rebel-held city of Falluja, a Reuters
witness said.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6746812

US Forces Begin Fallujah Assault
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq's Interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, says he's given
the order for US and Iraqi forces to launch an offensive on Fallujah.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=4157721

www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=41286
Iraq's Fallujah under All-Out Attack
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
after Prime Minister Iyad Allawi imposed a 60-day state of emergency in most of the country to confront a fresh wave of bombings and ambushes sweeping Iraq.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/116055/1/.html
Growing opposition to presence of Japanese troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Ishida. TOKYO : Most Japanese say Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi should withdraw the country's troops from Iraq next month. That's

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11329939%255E1702,00.html
Iraq, Syria to resume full ties
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SYRIA had agreed to resume full diplomatic ties with Baghdad and has begun sealing its border with Iraq to stop illegal crossings, interim Iraqi Foreign

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2890074
Halliburton medic gunned down in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. – A Halliburton-employed medic working at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison has been fatally shot, his family said. Jeffery

mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=125153&t=1
Jim Krane | Fallujah, Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
light for international and Iraqi forces to launch the long-awaited offensive against Fallujah, considered the strongest bastion of Iraq's Sunni insurgents.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6745109
Iraq's Allawi Gives Go-Ahead for Falluja Offensive
Reuters – NY,USA
Allawi's spokesman declared a state of emergency in all but the Kurdish north of Iraq on Sunday, to help the US-backed interim government crush insurgents

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Iraq-emergency-call-
fuels-new-fears/2004/11/08/1099781320766.html

Iraq emergency call fuels new fears
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Iraq's state of emergency, issued on Sunday, has heightened a sense of crisis, fuelling fears that the offensive in Fallujah would unleash a wave of counter

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/08/international/08CND_IRAQ.html
GI's Open Attack to Take Falluja From Iraq Rebels
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. FALLUJA, Iraq, Nov. The battle could prove the most important since the American invasion of Iraq 19 months ago.

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2004/November/focusoniraq_November77.xml&section=focusoniraq

At least six dead in Iraq attacks
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
RAMADI, Iraq – At least six Iraqis were killed and more than a dozen people wounded, including a US soldier, in attacks on Monday in central and nothern Iraq …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2004/November/focusoniraq_November75.xml&section=focusoniraq

Allawi says Iraq to close border with Jordan and Syria
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Jordan. The prime minister told a news conference in Iraq that Baghdad international airport would also be closed for 48 hours.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6743112
US Barrage Hits Iraq's Falluja Before Offensive
Reuters – NY,USA
NEAR FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US planes and artillery fiercely bombarded Falluja and troops probed rebel defenses on Monday in a prelude to a full-scale

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/08/content_2191994.htm
Bahrain to help secure Philippine hostage release in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has vowed to help the Philippine government secure the release of a Filipino hostage from his captors in Iraq, the Philippine

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10126892.htm
Militants moving recruits over Iran's border into Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey – Islamists have been moving supplies and new recruits from Iran into Iraq, said Iraqi Kurdish and Western officials, though it is unclear

news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=1&story_id=17503
POEA starts probe on Tarongoy's illegal deployment to Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
POEA) on Monday started a formal investigation on the “illegal deployment” of accountant Robert Theodore Tarongoy, who is being held by a militant group in Iraq …

www.freep.com/news/nw/poll8e_20041108.htm
Poll: Voters want Bush to fix Iraq, cut deficit
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
As President George W. Bush mulls what to do after winning re-election, voters say his first priority should be resolving the situation in Iraq, where the

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/115974/1/.html
Japan says its Iraq base safe as poll shows opposition to
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO : Japan says its troops in southern Iraq are still in a non-combat zone — a prerequisite for their deployment — as a poll shows most Japanese oppose

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/115953/1/.html
US and Iraqi forces penetrate Iraq's Fallujah, seize hospital
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq : US and Iraqi troops penetrated the rebel Iraqi city of Fallujah early Monday, seizing the main hospital and two bridges, as ground fire

www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/498897.html
Iraq declares martial law; US bombs Falluja
Ha'aretz – Jerusalem,Israel
… Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, declaring a 60-day state of martial law on Sunday to rein in an insurgency that threatens planned nationwide

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1237249.htm
No change to Iraq commitment: Downer
ABC Online – Australia
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says there is no plan to change Australia's troop commitment to Iraq. He says the troops are involved

www.indystar.com/articles/1/192875-7141-010.html
Poll: Iraq should top Bush to-do list
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
WASHINGTON — As President Bush mulls what to do after winning re-election, voters say his first priority should be resolving the situation in Iraq, where the

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041107/w1107114.html
US forces storm into Fallujah as Iraq declares 60-day state of
CBC News – Canada
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) – US forces stormed into western districts of Fallujah early Monday, seizing the main city hospital and securing two key bridges over

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10124380.htm
Site Posts Video of Iraq Suicide Attack
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A video purportedly showing a suicide attack against British troops last week was posted Sunday on an Islamic Web site.

www.dawn.com/2004/11/08/top10.htm
Iraq declares emergency: 21 police officers shot dead
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BAGHDAD, Nov 7: Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Sunday declared a state of emergency in Iraq to combat spiralling violence as 21 police officers were shot dead

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3729770
Blair 'Must Demand Greater Say over Iraq'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
talks in Washington. The Tories want the Prime Minister to demand a greater say for Britain in decision-making in Iraq. And there

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1236828.htm
State of emergency declared in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
HAMISH ROBERTSON: In Iraq, the country's interim government has authorised a state of emergency for the first time to combat spiraling violence, as coalition

www.boston.com/dailynews/312/world/Developments_in_Iraq_:.shtml
Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
capital. A car bomb also exploded near the Baghdad home of Iraq's finance minister, Adil Abdel-Mahdi, a leading Shiite politician.

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=17459
Iraq declares state of emergency; assault on Fallujah set
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi declared a 60-day state of emergency across most of Iraq on Sunday amid expectations of an imminent assault

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Iran-linked-to-Iraq-insurgency/2004/11/08/1099781291489.html
Iran linked to Iraq insurgency
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Islamic extremists have been moving supplies and recruits from Iran into Iraq, say Iraqi Kurdish and Western officials. But it's

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/115930/1/.html
US and Iraqi forces seize hospital in Iraq's Fallujah: reporter
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : US troops and special Iraqi forces seized the main hospital in the rebel Iraqi city of Fallujah without a fight early Monday, according to a

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10123722.htm
Iraq declares martial law as US offensive in Fallujah looms
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq's interim government declared a 60-day state of emergency throughout most of the country Sunday as US Marines made final

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1345829,00.html
Iraq declares 60-day state of emergency
Guardian – UK
Iraq's government last night declared a state of emergency and nationwide curfews for 60 days as the widely expected assault on the rebel stronghold of Falluja

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6737310
Iraq Declares Martial Law, US Bombs Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
NEAR FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes pounded Falluja early on Monday as ground forces battled insurgents on the outskirts of the rebel-held city that

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=33134
21 shot dead in Iraq police station massacre, two US soldiers
Turkish Press – Turkey
RAMADI, Iraq, Nov 7 (AFP) – Gunmen rounded up and killed 21 policemen and two US soldiers died in separate attacks in Iraq Sunday, one day after car bombs and

www.arabnews.com/?page=9&section=0&article=54134&d=8&m=11&y=2004
Iraq: As Elections Draw Closer, a ‘Shiite Triangle' Emerges
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
But it is, perhaps, the “Shiite Triangle” that might decide the future of Iraq as it moves toward elections in just over 10 weeks' time.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/07/content_2189032.htm
Iraq declares state of emergency for 60 days
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Thair Hassan al-Naqeeb announced at a press conference that the state of emergency would apply to all of Iraq except the Kurdish north as the US and Iraqi

  
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