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November 9 2004
   
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Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Sixteen Americans were reported killed over the past two days across Iraq including three killed in Fallujah combat on Tuesday, two killed by mortars near the

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US Casualties Rise Quickly in Iraq
ABC News – USA
supervisor Patrick McAndrew tries to save the life of an American soldier by giving him CPR upon arrival to a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday, Nov.

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Squeezing jello in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
organization. As American forces surge into Falluja, Iraqi fighters are mounting extensive attacks throughout the rest of Iraq.

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Sunnis quit Iraq government
NEWS.com.au – Australia
“Therefore, the Islamic party in Iraq decided to withdraw from the transitional Government because it doesn't want to take responsibility for spilling the

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10045
Syria seeks Turkish support ahead of Iraq conference
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
ANKARA: Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa sought Ankara's support for a joint stance between key neighbors of Iraq at an international conference in

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6763154
Iraq's Sunni Clerics Call for Election Boycott
Reuters – NY,USA
The call by Iraq's Muslim Clerics' Association, which has helped negotiate cease-fires in Falluja in the past, could appeal to Sunnis at the forefront of a

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10137855.htm
Two Kansas Army National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
officials said. Their field artillery unit has been providing security and support in Iraq since it deployed in February. Approximately

<www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=6762648>UPDATE 1-World Bank gives Iraq $7 mln civil service grant
Reuters – NY,USA
Iraq possesses a strong cadre of well-educated civil servants … who will be instrumental in the government's ability to take

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Madonna weighs in on Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Madonna made a rare foray into politics Tuesday, calling for her home country to withdraw its troops from Iraq during an interview with British radio, reports

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Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Sixteen Americans were reported killed over the past two days across Iraq including three killed in Fallujah combat on Tuesday, two killed by mortars near the

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Squeezing jello in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
organization. As American forces surge into Falluja, Iraqi fighters are mounting extensive attacks throughout the rest of Iraq.

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US death toll rising in Iraq, but not just in Fallujah offensive
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Robert Burns, Associated Press, 11/9/2004 14:47. WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the US-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds.

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UPDATE 1-World Bank gives Iraq $7 mln civil service grant
Reuters – NY,USA
Iraq possesses a strong cadre of well-educated civil servants … who will be instrumental in the government's ability to take

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Two Kansas Army National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
officials said. Their field artillery unit has been providing security and support in Iraq since it deployed in February. Approximately

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1239707.htm
Iraq announces night-time curfew on Baghdad
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq's interim government has announced that a night time curfew will be imposed on Baghdad and surrounding areas until further notice amid escalating violence

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Zarqawi group claims Iraq attacks
NEWS.com.au – Australia
where mujahideen were able to raid three police stations and kill more than 45 policemen,” said a statement from the Al-Qaeda Organisation of Holy War in Iraq.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/09/content_2195248.htm
AL chief concerned about Fallujah crisis in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CAIRO, Nov. 9 (Xinhuanet) — Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa expressed concerns Tuesday about the ongoing military

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No carrots, all stick in Iraq
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
What that undoubtedly translates into is an immediate assault on Fallujah in Iraq to destroy a bastion of insurgents resisting the occupation of their country

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Iraq army helps US storm Fallujah
Times of India – India
FALLUJAH: Gunfire crackled through the streets as US marines moved deep into the heart of Fallujah on Tuesday, while helicopters swooped overhead dodging

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Poll: British opposition to Iraq war hits worst level
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The British public's opposition to the Iraq war has hit its worst-ever level, with fewer than a third of Britons thinking that the invasion was the right

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1109nov09,0,5035028.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

Fort Drum soldier killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
now. I feel so empty.”. Rusty Roach said his son-in-law was in Iraq “because he wanted to be, not because he had to be.”. Baker often

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq-bar19e_20041109.htm
Drawing enemy fire key to urban fights in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — If the battle for Fallujah unfolds like other urban-combat operations in Iraq, a big part of it will involve troops on foot working closely with

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Rebels attack Baghdad, N. Iraq
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Deadly insurgent attacks that have come to typify the persistent warfare in Iraq have left at least seven people dead in two volatile

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Turkish tanker driver killed in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
GUNMEN killed a Turkish driver in northern Iraq today, the latest casualty in relentless attacks on tankers carrying fuel imports, police said.

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Iraq army helps US storm Fallujah
Times of India – India
FALLUJAH: US troops with Iraqi soldiers stormed the northern edge of Fallujah and pushed towards the centre of the Iraqi city on Tuesday, where columns of

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Japanese PM says offensive on Fallujah key to Iraq's future
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO : Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi backed the US-led offensive on Fallujah as key to Iraq's future, as his government looked set to extend a

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mayhem-in-Iraq/2004/11/09/1099781387281.html

Insurgents unleash mayhem in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Insurgents launched a day of mayhem across parts of Iraq in retaliation for a massive assault by US and Iraqi forces on the rebel stronghold of Fallujah.

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Sunni party threatens to quit Iraq government if Fallujah assault
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Nov 9 (AFP) – Iraq's official Sunni Muslim political party has threatened to quit the US-backed government unless a full-scale military assault on the

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1239458.htm
Iraq violence claims 14 lives
ABC Online – Australia
At least 14 people, including one British and one American soldier, have been killed and more than 60 people wounded in attacks throughout Iraq.

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Rebels Kill 25 Police in Attacks in Iraq's Baquba
Reuters – NY,USA
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents attacked three police stations in the town of Baquba northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 25 policemen and wounding

www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-11-08-fallujah-edit_x.htm
Battle for Fallujah opens new phase in Iraq war
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
will cease to be safe harbor for insurgents who “chop people's heads off,” as Rumsfeld put it, an essential step if stability is to be brought to Iraq in time

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BRITISH_SOLDIER_KILLED__TWO_INJURED_IN_IRAQ_BOMB.asp

British soldier killed, two injured in Iraq bomb
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
The Black Watch regiment was moved last week from relatively peaceful southern Iraq to a US-controlled, high-risk area near Baghdad.

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Calls Grow to Rethink Black Watch Roll in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Rose Gentle, whose 19-year-old son Gordon, from Glasgow, was killed in a roadside blast in Iraq in June, said: “This news just makes me feel sick.

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Fallujah Key to Stability in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
International Studies ) : What is at stake essentially is whether the United States can defeat the core elements of a Sunni insurgency in western Iraq, in Al

FALLUJAH invasion heats up US-led forces take to the city's deadly…
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
FALLUJAH, IRAQ — Thousands of US Marines and soldiers swarmed over a railroad
embankment on the northern edge of Fallujah on Monday night and early
this…
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US troops launch assault on Fallujah
ABC Online – Australia
… Iraqi forces are expected to enter the inner city of Fallujah, where
they … and Ramadi, have many analysts asking just how effective the
Falluja offensive will…
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BLACK Watch pays price for backing Fallujah offensive
Independent – London,England,UK
… troops to four in the past five days since the Black Watch was moved
into the area to allow US troops to launch an assault on rebel insurgents
based in Fallujah…
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US Forces Storm Falluja, Bombs Rock Baghdad
ABC News – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Thousands of US and Iraqi troops backed by heavy
air support and armor have stormed into the Sunni Muslim city of Falluja
in the…
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www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4603777,00.html
Summary: Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
air and artillery barrages launched a ground offensive to seize key insurgent strongholds inside Fallujah, the city that became Iraq's major sanctuary for

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US Troops Launch Offensive for Iraq's Falluja
ABC News – USA
Between thunderous explosions, a cleric with a booming voice at a distant mosque rallied militants for what could be Iraq's biggest battle since last year's US

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/10130606.htm
AP: Iraq's Allawi Hails Fallujah Attack
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Minister Ayad Allawi insisted that uprooting extremists from Fallujah is the only way “to safeguard lives, elections and democracy in Iraq,” rejecting the UN

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/09/content_2192882.htm
Top US commander in Iraq predicts “major confrontation” in
Xinhua – Beijing,China
8 (Xinhuanet) — The top US commander in Iraq on Monday predicted a “major confrontation” in the city of Fallujah as US forces launched a ground assault after

www.boston.com/dailynews/313/wash/Rumsfeld_says_Iraq_cannot_rema:.shtml
Rumsfeld says Iraq cannot remain under the rule of `assassins'
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Defeating the insurgents in Fallujah is critical in the battle for a free Iraq because ''one part of the country cannot remain under the rule

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US forces in Iraq have experience in urban warfare
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – If the battle for Fallujah unfolds like other urban-combat operations in Iraq, a big part of it will involve troops on foot working closely with

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041109a3.htm
Koizumi says troops in Iraq are still in a 'noncombat zone'
The Japan Times – Japan
The noncombat-zone designation is a prerequisite for Self-Defense Forces troops to operate in Iraq under a special law authorizing the mission.

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Black Watch Soldier Killed in Iraq, Two Others Hurt, MoD Says
Bloomberg – USA
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered the redeployment of 850 troops of the Scottish Black Watch regiment from southern Iraq to an area southwest of Baghdad to

  
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