Iraq News and Information Links April 10 2004
10/04/04 40 Iraqis killed in Baqouba clashes:
Kidnappers threaten to behead hostages: Street fighting erupted in Baghdad, and fierce battles raged in central Iraq, that left 40 Iraqis dead.
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=61367

Two Die When U.S. Copter Downed in Iraq:
Gunmen shot down a U.S. attack helicopter during fighting in western Baghdad on Sunday, killing its two crew members.
www.bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2004/04/10/ap/Headlines/d81skeg80.txt

Germany: Iraq Security Guards Likely Dead :
Two security agents for the German Embassy in Baghdad who have been missing in Iraq for several days are most likely dead, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3965296,00.html

Iraq Insurgents Threaten to Kill American :
Insurgents who kidnapped an American civilian threatened in a videotape released Saturday to kill and mutilate him unless U.S. forces withdraw from the city of Fallujah.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3965295,00.html

Al Jazeera denies reporting Japan hostages free:
The Arabic television station Al Jazeera has denied a Japanese news agency report which quoted it as saying that three Japanese hostages held in Iraq had been released.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=491858&section=news

Will rolling heads crush rebellion, or Iraq itself?:
"I want heads to roll," US President George W. Bush told top US officials here last week. And rolled they have. More than 500 Iraqis have died as violence engulfed Iraq in the past week.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1081577940272

Iraq Council Members in Talks with Rebel Cleric:
Several members of the Iraqi Governing Council are negotiating with rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr to end a Shi'ite Muslim uprising in the center and south of the country, a member of the council said on Saturday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4797024

Support for al-Sadr seen widening:
The large number of people attending Friday prayers at the Shiite cleric's mosque indicates growing support for his challange to the US authorities
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/04/11/2003136230

Squad of the new Iraqi Army refuses mission in Falluja:
A squad of the new Iraqi Army refused to head to Falluja to help the US Forces in their battling for control of the city. US Major-General Paul Iten told the Washington Post daily that the Iraqi soldiers told the American Forces that they did not sign an obligation to fight the Iraqis when they first applied to the Army.
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=620647

Fallouja Residents Call U.S. Tactics Oppressive:
Those who fled the city describe increasing sympathy for fighters despite U.S. claims
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-fallouja11apr11,1,3248363.story

US tactics condemned by British officers:
Senior British commanders have condemned American military tactics in Iraq as heavy-handed and disproportionate.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/04/11/wtact11.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/04/11/

U.S. will control Iraqi forces:
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that Iraqi forces will be under U.S. command even after the June 30 transfer of sovereignty, an announcement that is likely to cause added resentment in Iraq.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-pow
0410-story,0,3445024.story?coll=ny-worldhomepage-headlines

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Iraqi Girl Blog: One Year Later:
The bodies are decomposing in the heat and the people are struggling to bury them as quickly as they arrive. The football field that once supported running, youthful feet and cheering fans has turned into a mass grave holding men, women and children.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

Fallujah:A Little Local Difficulty:
America could soon face an awkward dilemma: either remain in command of Iraq and be forced to commit some half million troops, or get out, effectively hand victory to Muslim militants, and lose international prestige.
www.sundayherald.com/41135

How GI bullies are making enemies of their Iraqi friends:
By some estimates, as many as 25 per cent of the new Iraqi security forces, on which the US is depending to impose law and order after June 30, has quit or simply melted away.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/11/1081621841048.html

Ex-British foreign secretaries Cook, Hurd blast US policy in Iraq:
Former British foreign secretaries Douglas Hurd and Robin Cook sharply criticised Washington's policy in Iraq, saying the United States was guilty of "overkill" and could not impose democracy in the war-shattered country through the use of force.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/79576/1/.html

MAUREEN DOWD: Our New No-Can-Do Nation:

Young Americans are bravely fighting and dying in Iraq, trying to fulfill the audacious vision of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to remold Iraq in the image of America. But while we try to turn them into us, who have we become?
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/11/opinion/11DOWD.html?th

In remembrance: Named and identified victims of the war on Iraq
This table lists the names of 692 civilians killed as a result of the US-led military intervention in Iraq up to February 29th 2004.
www.iraqbodycount.net/names.htm

Eric Margolis: Bush's Boy Blunder:
How the many intelligent people in U.S. President George Bush's administration can continue to make so many enormous blunders both astounds and dismays. Two examples:
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/04/11/416506.html

Anti-war marchers take to the streets in 50 US cities:
Saturday's rallies were part of a nationwide protest planned throughout the weekend against the Bush administration's war policies in major US cities.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en60783&F_catID=&f_type=source

Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq:
Israeli advisers are helping train US special forces in aggressive counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, including the use of assassination squads against guerrilla leaders, US intelligence and military sources said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1102869,00.html

Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon:
"When we heard inaccurate statements by the British and the Americans, we made them aware of this, before the war. They said something on the nuclear subject and we made it clear to them that according to our information, this was not correct."
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/414501.html

Army ignored uranium poisoning complaints:
Six soldiers who have fallen ill since their return from Iraq said Friday that the Army ignored their complaints about uranium poisoning from U.S. weapons fired during combat.
www.diario.com.mx/nota.asp?notaid=b7c09a4dfcaf70e51b0f8c4bd133313c

Falluja fighters agree to a 12-hour truce:
The two sides have agreed that the ceasefire will come into effect from 0600GMT on Sunday to pave the way for US marines to leave the town.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F83C2739-312F-499A-BC95-068392D3F8C2.htm

Robert Fisk: War Lords to Their Critics: "Just Shut Up":
Thanks to the subservience of many members of the press, the US administration has had an easy time
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6027.htm

REVEALED: militants plotted Iraq anniversary rebellion in London
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… activists held in London last month took the decision to „stir the
the Iraqi Shiite resistance‰ against the US-British led occupation of
Iraq which led to…
www.sundayherald.com/41237

ANALYSIS: Will rolling heads crush rebellion, or Iraq itself?
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… More than 500 Iraqis have died as violence engulfed Iraq in the past
week. … Arab media are increasingly likening Iraq to Israel and the
Palestinian territories.…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1081577940272

FIGHTING rages on across Iraq as US calls for truce
Straits Times – Singapore
… on insurgents in the area. At least 647 US soldiers have died in Iraq
since the war began in March last year. On the bright side…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4386,245170,00.html

KIWIS flout rules to moonlight as security in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… squad officer Terry Phelan, managing director of Hamilton's Red Key
Security, is putting together a unit of bodyguards, including former police,
to work in Iraq…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2871771a10,00.html

BRITAIN'S Blair Insists No Turning Back in Iraq
Wired News – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a passionate defense
of what he called "the historic struggle in Iraq" on Sunday and said he
believed…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=849359&tw=wn_wire_story

CONCERN US setbacks in Iraq could harm Israel's secuirty
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
The defense establishment, monitoring the unfolding escalation in Iraq,
is increasingly concerned that American setbacks there could have grave
consequences…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1081577938819

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… and mutilate Thomas Hamill, an American civilian captured Friday during
another convoy ambush in the same area the latest in a series of kidnappings
in Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/101/world/Developments_in_Iraq_:.shtml

RTI International says kidnapping prompts review of Iraq staffing
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – RTI International is moving around some of
its employees in Iraq in the wake of the kidnapping of one of its workers,
a…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8403341.htm

IRAQ Militants Threaten to Kill American
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
Also Saturday, the kidnappers of three Japanese taken hostage in Iraq said
they will release them within 24 hours, the Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera
reported.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V5281.AP-Iraq-US-Hostage.html

FAMILIES Rejoice at Report Iraq Hostages to Be Freed
Reuters – United States
… Abdel Satar Abdel Jabar, a senior official in the Muslim Clerics Association
in Iraq, told Reuters his group had issued a call that all abducted foreigners
not…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4796964&section=news

BUSH vows to hand over Iraq sovereignty on June 30
Xinhua – China
¡¡WASHINGTON, April 10 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush onSaturday
vowed to defeat the insurgents in Iraq and hand over sovereignty to the
country…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/11/content_1412224.htm

40 people killed in Iraq despite ceasefire
GEO – World
BAGHDAD: Fierce battles raged in central Iraq, including Baghdad, killing
40 Iraqis while a US civilian was captured and a Red Crescent official
and his wife…
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=13450

IRAQ group to free Japanese hostages
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
In a fax sent to Aljazeera on Saturday, the group, Saraya al-Mujahidin
said they will release the hostages in response to a call from Iraq's
Muslim Clerics…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/75D2F232-7F1B-4909-9F9E-B8C41B0E93D0.htm

ARABIC TV Reports Japanese Hostages Held in Iraq to be Freed
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The Arabic television station Al-Jazeera reports the kidnappers of three
Japanese citizens in Iraq say they will free the hostages within 24 hours.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1DF8E2D5-FCF9-4DC1-B75668EA2504B3C0

THOUSANDS attend pro-Iraq rallies in West Bank and Gaza
Ha'aretz – Israel
… in dozens of demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the
weekend in support of the armed uprising of the Shi'ites and Sunnis in
Iraq against the US…
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/414236.html

BUSH vows rebels in Iraq will be defeated
Reuters – India
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President George W. Bush vowed on Saturday
that US-led troops would defeat guerrillas wreaking havoc in Iraq even
as street…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:40784b16:5f12d29c6b8bce?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4796605

SECURITY firms coming under fire in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… The paramilitary exercise provides training for the real warfare of
Iraq – but this is no military boot camp. At Blackwater USA's…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Private%20Security

ITALIAN prime minister meets with troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… He told the troops that their presence in Iraq was proof that "Italy
is a nation capable of carrying through the world the values of justice
and civilization.".…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/79577/1/.html

RULING, opposition parties united on Iraq
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
… ability to assume the reins of government, Minshuto (Democratic Party
of Japan), which opposed the dispatch of Self-Defense Forces personnel
to Iraq, said it…
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040411wo02.htm

BUSH Vows Rebels in Iraq Will Be Defeated
Reuters – United States
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President Bush vowed on Saturday that US-led
troops would defeat guerrillas wreaking havoc in Iraq even as street fighting
erupted…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4796840

IRAQ Group to Release Japanese Hostages-Arab TV
Reuters – United States
… from the group called Saraya al-Mujahideen, which said on Thursday
in a tape that it would kill the Japanese if Japan did not withdraw troops
from Iraq by a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4796781

MORE foreigners feared kidnapped in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… attack, he added. Three Japanese, a Palestinian and a Canadian of Syrian
origin are all confirmed to be kidnapped in Iraq. All of…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D6D5224A-04FD-4725-8C0B-82E8FE9E359E.htm

JAPAN'S multi-layered involvement in the Middle East
The Daily Star – Bangladesh
… is understood that Japan's economic assistance to Palestine over the
… in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip … They should also urge Israel
to stop targeted killings…
www.thedailystar.net/2004/04/10/d40410020327.htm

JAPAN Shocked By Iraq Hostages
CBS News – USA
… start wars. So it doesn't expect to see its citizens on the news, caught
in the violence of the conflict in Iraq. Japan's constitution…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/10/world/main611266.shtml

LEVIN criticizes Iraq deadline in Democratic radio address
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
… the United Nations should help determine whether to stick to the Bush
administration's June 30 deadline for transferring power to an interim
government in Iraq…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8403007.htm

FOREIGN civilians taken hostage in week of fighting in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Insurgents in Iraq have seized several foreign hostages during a weeklong
uprising and have briefly detained a number of foreign journalists.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/101/world/Foreign_civilians_taken_hostag:.shtml

TV Shows Apparent US Hostage in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—TV pictures on Saturday showed Iraqi insurgents holding
a foreigner, apparently American, prisoner in a car after fighting outside
Baghdad…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4883.AP-Iraq-Kidnapping.html

BUSH Vows Rebels in Iraq Will Be Defeated
Reuters – United States
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President Bush pledged on Saturday that the
US-led coalition would defeat guerrillas wreaking havoc in Iraq and he
defended plans…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=4796391

BUSH: 'Small faction' fighting to take over Iraq
CNN – USA
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) — Amid an uprising in Iraq, President Bush declared
Saturday that insurgents are "a small faction" trying to derail democracy
in a battle…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/10/Bush.radio.ap/

MUSLIMS say they're fearful, angry over violence in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Although the Tenderloin mosque was an oasis of prayer Friday, many worshipers
said they were angered by the violence engulfing Iraq and their fellow
Muslims.…
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/10/BAGLA638171.DTL

ITALIAN PM meets with troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… He told the troops that their presence in Iraq was proof that "Italy
is a nation capable of carrying through the world the values of justice
and civilization.".…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/79549/1/.html

BUSH Says Attacks Won ' t Delay Handover of Iraq to Provisional…
Bloomberg – USA
April 10 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said the increased violence
and chaos in Iraq won't delay transferring control of the nation from
a US-led…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a.eOkxwEAlc4&refer=top_world_news

AMERICAN Seen Held Hostage in Iraq -Television
Reuters – United States
… for," he said. Civilians are widely employed by the US military in
Iraq, as truck drivers and security guards among other tasks.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4796410

IRAQ: BERLUSCONI TO ITALIAN SOLDIERS, WELL DONE
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… but that news of his trip had become widespread and thus the Chief
of Staff had denied authorisation for the trip because his presence in
Iraq would have put…
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200404101553-1102-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

GUNMAN in Iraq Apparently Seize American Hostage
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Earlier, a senior Japanese diplomat arrived in Amman, Jordan, to coordinate
efforts to rescue three Japanese citizens who were kidnapped in Iraq.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5432A260-DA36-4BF9-BC6EC2AC4CE65C76

FORMER UK foreign secretary raps US policy in Iraq
Xinhua – China
LONDON, April 10 (Xinhuanet) — Former British Foreign Secretary Douglas
Hurd Saturday blasted US policy in Iraq, saying democracy can not be imposed
in the war…
<news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/10/content_1412164.htm

BERLUSCONI visits Italian troops in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… The unannounced visit came amid fighting between the US-led coalition
forces and the local resistant forces are escalating in Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/10/content_1412157.htm

2 German security officials missing in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… Along with violence in central and southern Iraq this week, there has
been a rash of kidnappings by militants, including of foreign civilians.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1081577932851

GOVERNING Council Members Meeting With Iraq Militants
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Baghdad, 10 April 2004 (RFE/RL) — Two members of the US-backed Iraqi Governing
Council are in the city of Al-Fallujah today for negotiations with insurgents

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/04/f12eb2aa-1738-4dc9-937a-592d6d16ce4d.html

AMERICAN Seen Held Hostage in Iraq -Television
Reuters – United States
… The car then drove off down what the report said was Iraq's main western
highway between Baghdad and Falluja, passing a burning tanker truck on
the road.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4796273

JAPAN Minister to Appeal for Iraq Hostage Release
Reuters – United States
… Reuters) – Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi will make a video
appeal on Saturday for the release of three Japanese hostages in Iraq
as protesters…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4796161&section=news

IRAQ Council Delegation Meets Rebels in Falluja
Reuters – United States
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A delegation from Iraq's Governing Council went to
the restive Sunni town of Falluja on Saturday to try to secure a peace
deal with rebels…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4796149

FEARS for Briton missing in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Concerns are growing for the safety of a British father-of-five who is
reported missing in Iraq. Gary Teeley, 37, who lives in the…
news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/1.0/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/3610945.stm

US Army Says Kills 15 Insurgents in North Iraq
Reuters – United States
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The US army said on Saturday it killed 12 insurgents
in northern Iraq, destroying their truck with a missile after the guerrillas

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4796152

TV Shows Apparent US Prisoner in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—TV pictures on Saturday showed Iraqi insurgents holding
a foreigner, apparently American, prisoner in a car after fighting outside
Baghdad…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4690.AP-Iraq-Kidnapping.html

FAMILY'S tears for hero officer killed in Iraq
ic Wales – Wales,UK
THE family of a Welsh security officer who died a hero in Iraq has spoken
of their pride and sorrow. Former paratrooper Michael…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/capitalcity/news/tm_objectid=14135877&method
=full&siteid=50082&headline=family-s-tears-for-hero-officer-killed-in-iraq-name_page.html

TWO Germans missing in Iraq: report
ABC Online – Australia
… routine exchange of staff. Several foreigners have been taken hostage
in Iraq in recent days, some on the road from Jordan to Baghdad.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1085062.htm

BERLUSCONI in surprise Iraq visit
CNN – USA
NASIRIYA, Iraq — Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made a surprise
Easter visit to Italian troops in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya.

www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/10/iraq.berlusconi/

IN IRAQ: US eases up amid criticism
Pioneer Press – St. Paul,MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ A US cease-fire in the besieged city of Fallujah lowered
at least briefly the conflict across central and southern areas of Iraq
that has…
www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/8399055.htm

MILLION Shi'ite Pilgrims Gather Amid Iraq Clashes
Reuters – United States
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – Up to a million Muslim pilgrims massed in the
Iraqi Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala on Saturday as radical Shi'ite fighters
and Polish…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4795911

JAPANESE troops urged to leave Iraq to save hostages
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO : Hundreds of people have rallied outside Prime Minister Junichiro
Koizumi's office, demanding the withdrawal of Japanese troops from Iraq
to save the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/79526/1/.html

EXIT strategy in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ALONG SKEIN of blunders by the Bush administration led to the current calamities
in Iraq. US policy makers failed to plan properly…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/04/10/exit_strategy_in_iraq

CHENEY heads to Asia vowing resolve in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Adam Entous. "Our will is being tested in Iraq as we have seen in the
heavy fighting this week. … decision to send troops to Iraq at Washington's
urging.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4857023

LAST email told of Iraq attack fears
ic Wales – Wales,UK
A WELSH security guard killed in Iraq sent a desperate email just hours
before he died, it was revealed last night. Michael Bloss…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=14135118&
method=full&siteid=50082&headline=last-email-told-of-iraq-attack-fears-name_page.html

EU has diplomatic role to play in Iraq: Belgian FM
EUbusiness – London,UK
The European Union must not watch idly as the situation deteriorates in
Iraq, but should help seek a diplomatic solution, Belgian Foreign Minister
Louis Michel…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040410102528.6mrrbu7v

US policy in Iraq blasted
News24 – South Africa
London – Former British foreign secretary Douglas Hurd on Saturday blasted
Washington's policy in Iraq saying the United States was mistaken in believing
it…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1510700,00.html

INDIA May Send Troops To Iraq After Power Hand Over: US
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,United States
Washington, April 10 (NNN): India and Bangladesh may want to contribute
troops to the troubled Iraq after the power in the war-hit country is
handed over to…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041004033136

6 Americans killed in Iraq as violence presses on
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
AL-FALLUJAH, Iraq — One year after US Marines toppled a statue of Saddam
Hussein in a central Baghdad square, fighting raged across Iraq on Friday,
claiming…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8401624.htm

IRAQ Overshadows Cheney Visit to Japan
Reuters – United States
… in Japan on Saturday on the first leg of a weeklong Asian tour, lending
support to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for keeping troops in Iraq
despite rebel…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4795989

IRAQ Council Calls For Ceasefire In Falluja As Fight Rages On 6th…
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,United States
… the radical cleric whose followers have been directing violent unrest
in Shia areas since Sunday, has demanded the withdrawal of coalition troops
from Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041004022702

CHENEY pins US security on future success in Iraq
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Vice President Dick Cheney called on Americans on Friday
to maintain support for the US military effort in Iraq despite the upsurge
in…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/8401787.htm

HOON backs US tactics in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The government supports the tactics employed by US forces
in Iraq to battle Sunni insurgents and put down an uprising by a Shi'ite
group…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=491637&section=news

LETHAL battles in Iraq claim 6 US troops
Detroit Free Press - Detroit,MI,United States
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- One year after US Marines toppled a statue of Saddam
Hussein in a central Baghdad square, fighting raged across Iraq on Friday,
claiming ...
http://www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq10_20040410.htm

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR IRAQ: Hopes for democracy are clouded
Detroit Free Press - Detroit,MI,United States
WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush invaded Iraq hoping to spread democracy
across the Middle East, but after the worst week of violence since Saddam
...
http://www.freep.com/news/nw/next10_20040410.htm

VOLATILE Iraq
Detroit Free Press - Detroit,MI,United States
... Instead of a shining example of freedom, Iraq has grown ever more volatile.
It is nothing any other country would aspire to be. ...
http://www.freep.com/voices/editorials/eiraq10_20040410.htm

IRAQ'S Governing Council calls for immediate ceasefire while ...
Channel News Asia - Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council urged an immediate ceasefire
in the flashpoint town of Fallujah, criticising the US drive against Muslim
...
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/79525/1/.html

WELCOME to Iraq war, Part 2
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis,IN,USA
PARIS -- US military forces in Iraq this week sadly became what they have
been trying for a year to avoid -- an army of occupation fighting a bitter
urban war ...
http://www.indystar.com/articles/5/136613-3345-021.html

CAPTIVES' Kin in Japan Plead for Iraq Pullout
Los Angeles Times (subscription) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
TOKYO &Mac247; Relatives of three Japanese held hostage in Iraq pleaded with
the government Friday to withdraw its troops from the increasingly unstable
country ...
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan10apr10,1,191181.story?coll=la-headlines-world

MOUNTING violence and hostage takings in Iraq test resolve of US ...
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
VIENNA, Austria (AP) A few of Washington's allies in Iraq are blinking
in the face of escalating violence, terrorist threats and mounting domestic
pressure to ...
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/101/world/Mounting_violence_and_hostage_:.shtml

WHY is there no road map out of Iraq?
Miami Herald - Miami,FL,USA
Below are excerpts from remarks made this week about fighting in Iraq by
US Sen. Robert C. Byrd, DW.Va. I have watched with heavy ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8400775.htm

VIOLENCE Threatens Rebuilding Efforts in Iraq as Security Firms ...
Miami Herald - Miami,FL,USA
10--WASHINGTON - Several private security companies in Iraq this week warned
their clients working on reconstruction projects to pull out of areas
that have ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/8401043.htm

TWO brigades to remain in Iraq
Miami Herald - Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials have decided that two brigades of the 1st
Armored Division will not leave Iraq as scheduled and will be redeployed
to Baghdad ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8400806.htm

WYCLEF: Revelations
AllHipHop – USA
… AHH's Miami correspondent was on the scene to get Clef's thoughts
on the struggle in Haiti, our upcoming Presidential election, the possibility
of a Fugee…
www.allhiphop.com/features/?ID=793

FRENCH, US Troops Detain Haitian Rebels
Tallahassee Democrat – Tallahassee,FL,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A US-led multinational force trying to bring stability
to Haiti helped detain two top rebel figures, officials said Friday, the
first…
www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/8397888.htm

PRATT hints at extension for Canadian troops in Haiti
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) ˜ Canadian troops in Haiti could have their
90-day stay extended while they train Haiti's police force, Canada's defence
minister…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1081548610032&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037

PRATT visits troops in Haiti
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Port-au-Prince, Haiti ˜ Canadian troops in Haiti could have their 90-day
stay extended while they train Haiti's police force, Canada's defence
minister said…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040409.whaiti2_9/BNStory/International/

HAITI sadness beautifully told
The Capital Times – Madison,WI,USA
… But not so in Haiti, a country just 600 miles off the Florida coast,
and a place so brimming with pathos, so full of tragedy and so rich with
stories, that…
www.madison.com/captimes/books/topic/fiction/71972.php

US Finds $1.1 Million in Coke on Ship from Haiti
Reuters – United States
… and immigration officials said on Friday they found 130 pounds of cocaine
valued at $1.1 million on a freighter that arrived on the Miami River
from Haiti.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=4795256

BRAZIL to Send Troops to Haiti
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Brazil's defense minister says his country will send almost 1,500 troops
on a peacekeeping mission to Haiti, beginning in July.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=907281B7-3627-4F39-870CA98EAEE78133

IRAQ boils as chaos rules day
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A US AC-130 gunship raked insurgents Friday night after
hundreds of women and children fled the besieged city of Fallujah during
a US-declared…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0404/10irmain.html

JAPAN stands firm on Iraq despite hostage situation
ABC Online – Australia
TANYA NOLAN: The Japanese Government is standing firm in the face of mounting
pressure to withdraw its troops from Iraq. It says…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1084983.htm

IRAQ death toll hit Bush in polls
ABC Online – Australia
Escalating fighting in Iraq and mounting casualties among US troops have
deflated enthusiasm for the war among Americans, who are growing increasingly

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1084980.htm

BUSH seeks to underpin support in Iraq coalition
Times of India – India
CRAWFORD, Texas : President George W Bush has moved to shore up international
support for US action in Iraq while reaffirming his determination to crush

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/609434.cms

BRITON told of Iraq fears in e-mail
ITV.com – UK
The Briton shot dead while working in Iraq as a security guard warned friends
the situation was worsening just hours before he died.…
www.itv.com/news/510765.html

IRAQ woes hurt stocks in Japan, South Korea
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
The escalating violence in Iraq, which depressed US stock markets in a
holiday-shortened week, also sent stocks falling Friday in Asia as Japan
and South Korea…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/2496806

THOUSANDS Flee Iraq Fighting; Council Totters
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
A cease-fire in Fallouja crumbles after less than two hours. A member of
Iraq's governing body quits over US military action, and four threaten
to.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq10apr10,1,4317602.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ Creates Quandary for Kerry
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Escalating violence in Iraq provides John F. Kerry a new
opportunity to press his central foreign policy critique of President
Bush, but also…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-na-assess10apr10,1,2035406.story?coll=la-home-headlines

'DISARMING Iraq': Lack of Evidence
New York Times – USA
At several points in ''Disarming Iraq,'' Hans Blix admits that he too assumed
Saddam Hussein's regime was concealing weapons of mass destruction.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/11/books/review/11ZAKARIT.html?ex=1082260800&en=3c78aba64b6df0d1&ei=5062

IRAQ ambivalent to pull out troops from Iraq
GEO – World
TOKYO: Japan government said on Friday despite the kidnapping of three
Japanese nationals in Iraq it has no planning to roll back its troops
stationed in Iraq.…
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=13327

CHENEY to arrive in Japan for trip overshadowed by Iraq hostage…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… due to arrive in Japan this weekend for talks with Prime Minister Junichiro
Koizumi likely to be dominated by the kidnapping of three Japanese citizens
in Iraq…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/79515/1/.html

SPLIT between US, Iraq council
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ'S Governing Council demanded an immediate ceasefire across the country
and a halt to "collective punishment" today in a sign of a split between
US-picked…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9239952%255E1702,00.html

IN Iraq, Give Peace a Chance
New York Times – USA
… Amer al-Minshidawi, a leading cleric in the Saddam City neighborhood,
told worshipers that after being liberated it was the "duty of Shiites
in Iraq to teach…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/10/opinion/10NAKA.html?ex=1082174400&en=bca76173707fa33e&ei=5062

IRAQ policy with care
The Union Leader (subscription) – Manchester,NH,USA
WASHINGTON – Escalating violence in Iraq provides John F. Kerry a new opportunity
to press his central foreign policy critique of President Bush, but also

www.theunionleader.com/articles_showa.html?article=35892

COMPARING the Vietnam War to Iraq War is highly illogical
Superior Daily Telegram – Superior,WI,USA
Comparing the current Iraq War with the Vietnam War seems to be the latest
political fad. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., took part in…
www.superior-wi.com/placed/index.php?sect_rank=4&story_id=169937

GREENS senator cancels Iraq trip
NEWS.com.au – Australia
ESCALATING violence in Iraq forced Australian Greens Senator Kerry Nettle
to abort her fact-finding trip to Baghdad the day after setting out.…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9239950%255E1702,00.html

MORE Iraq Bloodshed Feared as Pilgrims Gather
Wired News – USA
… Turmoil reigned in Iraq on Friday, the first anniversary of Saddam
Hussein's fall, with Sunni and Shi'ite rebels battling US-led forces and
holding three…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=849099&tw=wn_wire_story

IT'S been a tough week in Iraq: Powell
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON : Secretary of State Colin Powell has said in a televised interview
that the United States had experienced a "tough week" in Iraq as insurgents

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/609426.cms

KIDNAPPINGS add to turmoil confronting US in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A year after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, US forces suffered
new casualties as they battled insurgents across Iraq while the kidnapping
of…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/79507/1/.html

KERRY Says Policy in Iraq Compromises US Safety
New York Times – USA
CHICAGO, April 9 Senator John Kerry said Friday that the Bush administration's
approach to Iraq was "gridlocked by its own ideology and its own arrogance"
and…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/10/politics/campaign/10KERR.html?ex=1082174400&en=0f20d1f70cf8e017&ei=5062

TURMOIL in Iraq Jangles Nerves in Allied Capitals, as Bush Works…
New York Times – USA
LONDON, April 9 With their troops threatened and their citizens in Iraq
facing kidnapping and worse, allied governments displayed a mix of resolve
and unease…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/10/international/europe/10ALLI.html?ex=1082174400&en=3d167589e63e904e&ei=5062

BUSH'S Low Profile Questioned as Violence Flares in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
Bush's silence in the face of mounting US casualties in Iraq and concerns
about the administration's timetable for transferring power to the Iraqis
has brought…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A355-2004Apr9.html

IRAQ violence sends stocks down in Asia
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Escalating violence in Iraq, which depressed US stock markets in a holiday-shortened
week, also sent stocks falling in Asia Friday as both Japan and South

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/041004dnbusworldmarkets.bbef8.html

TROOPS must stay in Iraq: PM
NEWS.com.au – Australia
ANY talk of withdrawing troops from Iraq could encourage Iraqi insurgents
to take more hostages, Prime Minister John Howard said today.…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9239427%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ Briton's final tragic e-mail
BBC News – London,England,UK
Friends of a security guard killed in Iraq have told of his final e-mail
where he predicted being "over-run". Michael John Bloss…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/3615441.stm

CONCERN over Iraq 'private armies'
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… most powerful opposition US senators today released a letter to US
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asking to explain the role of civilian
contractors in Iraq…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9239273%255E1702,00.html

JAPAN has few options for Iraq hostages
EastDay.com – Shanghai,China
… The three were seized in southern Iraq,where al-Sadr's militia,the
al-Mahdi Army,has been fighting coalition forces. In a video,four…
english.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper1/1234/class000100022/hwz189955.htm

BUSH seeks support for Iraq action
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
US President George W Bush moved on Friday to shore up international support
for US action in Iraq while reaffirming his determination to crush insurgents
who…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/10/1081326962488.html

AMERICAN allies vow not to pull out troops from Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
SYDNEY: Australia, Japan on Friday vowed not to pull their forces out of
Iraq despite the recent upsurge in violence and a wave of kidnappings
there by heavily…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-4-2004_pg7_40

IRAQ still at war a year after the fall of Baghdad
IrishExaminer.com (subscription) – Ireland
… capital. Across central and southern Iraq, coalition forces try to
put down a Shi‚ite uprising. Iraq remains a country at war.…
www.examiner.ie/pport/web/world/Full_Story/did-sgA0jN-jeXeC6sgTbBP-2fa91M.asp

EDITORIAL: Hostage crisis in Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Three Japanese civilians have been kidnapped by an armed group in Iraq.
… The three Japanese hostages did not go to Iraq to support the occupation.

www.asahi.com/english/opinion/TKY200404100118.html

BATTLES RAGE THROUGHOUT IRAQ
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… blasts continue to echo across Fallujah, however the ferocity of the
battle for the city appears to have eased since the US administrator in
Iraq Paul Bremer…
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=82725&region=6

IRAQ'S enemy within
Guardian – UK
In Iraq we say: "Choose the companion first, then the road." We believe
it very important to know who one is travelling with. On…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1189396,00.html

RAFSANJANI praises Iraq uprising
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Hashemi Rafsanjani, on Friday hailed the Shia Muslim militia of firebrand
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr as „heroic‰ for rising up against the US occupation
in Iraq…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-4-2004_pg4_14

WHILE coalition forces gain ground in southern Iraq, battles rage…
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq – One year after US Marines toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein
in a central Baghdad square, fighting raged across Iraq Friday, claiming
another…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8397574.htm

CHENEY Departs for Asia Vowing Resolve in Iraq
Wired News – USA
… AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (Reuters) – Vice President Dick Cheney departed
on Friday for Asia vowing not to be deterred by the bloody uprising in
Iraq and urging…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=849009&tw=wn_wire_story

CALIFORNIA Iraqi-Americans frustrated by renewed fighting in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
Disappointment and outrage at violence in Iraq was matched for some at
the Ahlul Beyt mosque in Pomona by anger at Bush administration policies.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/8397807.htm

IRAQ fighting perturbs US allies
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
LONDON With their troops threatened by insurgents and their citizens facing
kidnap and worse, the United States's allies in Iraq displayed resolve
shot through…
www.iht.com/articles/514184.htm

ONE year on, Iraq plagued by death and chaos
IrishExaminer.com (subscription) – Ireland
… Iraq's US administrator Paul Bremer said US forces had unilaterally
suspended operations in Falluja at midday after a crackdown on guerrillas
to allow aid in…
www.examiner.ie/pport/web/ireland/Full_Story/did-sgCGIyVTfK-7UsgTbBP-2fa91M.asp

IRAQ war will not be a quagmire, Powell says
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served two tours of duty
in Vietnam, has rejected comparisons of the war there to the one in Iraq,
saying that…
www.iht.com/articles/514236.htm

US-LED occupation of Iraq sinks deeper in turmoil
ABC Online – Australia
The US-led occupation of Iraq has sunk deeper into turmoil on the anniversary
of the ousting of Saddam Hussein as its forces pressed an assault on insurgents

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1084889.htm

AS fighting continues, quest to bring democracy to Iraq nears…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – President Bush invaded Iraq hoping to spread democracy
across the Middle East, but after the worst week of violence since Saddam
Hussein…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8397604.htm

IRAQ is not Bush's Vietnam: this is an unprovoked war of choice
Independent – London,England,UK
When George Bush and Tony Blair meet here next week to discuss Iraq, one
dark truth will dominate everything: This is not how it was supposed to
be.…
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=510169

CHENEY Says US Will Stand Firm in Iraq
Guardian – UK
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney, declaring ``our will
is being tested in Iraq,'' promised Friday on his way to Asia that the
United States…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-3960174,00.html

ALARM over Iraq as US tries to end rebellion
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The international community on Friday expressed its alarm at the fierce
fighting in Iraq, as the White House tried to bolster confidence that
US forces were…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420260963

REPORTER tells of Iraq kidnap
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A BRITISH journalist who was abducted and held for several hours by militants
in Iraq said today that life there was becoming increasingly dangerous
for…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9238899%255E1702,00.html

NO Evidence of Iranian Role in Iraq Unrest, says US State…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A US State Department spokesman says there is no hard evidence of any Iranian
role in the unrest in Iraq. But, there is considerable…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D94773DC-FE8C-4FE9-A22CA76BC8E1060C

IRAQ in turmoil
Straits Times – Singapore
BAGHDAD – Bloody turmoil reigned in Iraq yesterday, the first anniversary
of Saddam Hussein's fall, with Sunni and Shi'ite rebels battling US-led
forces on…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,245041,00.html

IRAQ puts US military might, resolve to test
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD : Bloody turmoil reigned in Iraq on Friday, the first anniversary
of Saddam Hussein‚s fall, with Sunni and Shia rebels battling US-led
forces and…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/609377.cms

US heading for disaster in Iraq, say Europeans
Straits Times – Singapore
BERLIN – There was dismay throughout Europe on Thursday with the fighting
in Iraq, with some commentators predicting that the United States was
now fully…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,244990,00.html

US allies vow to stay on in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
BAGHDAD – US allies in the Asia-Pacific have pledged to stay in Iraq despite
escalating violence and a wave of kidnappings which added a new dimension
to the US…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,244983,00.html

LAWYERS, journalists, citizens demand SDF pull out of Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… journalists and citizens' groups reiterated their call Friday for the
Japanese government to withdraw Self-Defense Forces (SDF) troops from
Iraq in the wake of…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=294628

STAY the course in Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
Iraq is in chaos. A widespread uprising against … Despite the dangers,
this is not the time to pull the SDF out of Iraq. That would only encourage

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?ed20040410a1.htm

IRAQ concerns keep Asian markets down, dollar up against yen
MLive.com – MI,USA
The escalating violence in Iraq, which depressed US stock markets in a
holiday-shortened week, also sent stocks falling in Asia Friday as both
Japan and South…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/
getstory_ssf.cgi?f0108_BC_WorldMarkets&&news&newsflash-financial

JAPAN’S Korea stand firm on Iraq
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
TOKYO, April 9. ˜ Japan and South Korea today vowed to stand firm in
Iraq despite armed insurgents abducting a number of their citizens in
an apparent bid to…
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=40399

ALARM grows over Iraq violence
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The international community on Friday expressed alarm at the fierce fighting
in Iraq, as the White House tried to bolster confidence that its forces
were…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420259907

BUSH Discusses Iraq With Foreign Leaders
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CRAWFORD, Texas – Amid fresh violence in Iraq, President Bush discussed
military operations Friday with national security aides and with three
foreign leaders…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8388858.htm

SONORAN Energy CEO to Attend the Iraq International Oil and . . .
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
(OTCBB:SNRN) announced today that the Company‚s President and CEO Peter
Ostenfeld-Rosenthal will be attending the Iraq International Oil and Gas
Conference…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2760786

ESCALATING Iraq war hits home in military towns across nation
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) Dee Haring is hoping her husband will be back from
Iraq in time for the birth of their first baby next month.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/100/nation/Escalating_Iraq_war_hits_home_:.shtml

US forces engaged in fierce battles in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… later. US forces using tanks and warplanes continued to battle both
Shia and Sunni rebels for control of several cities across Iraq.…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420258581

FIERY Attacks Continue in Iraq
KABC – Los Angeles,CA,USA
IRAQ ˜ There have been more US deaths in Iraq as insurgents mark the
anniversary of the fall of Baghdad with new attacks against American soldiers.

abclocal.go.com/kabc/news/040904_nw_iraq_update.html

WILL Bush send more troops to Iraq?
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
With US forces in Iraq now facing the fiercest fighting and their highest
casualty rates since Washington declared the war over, the Bush administration
is…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9D192A03-F9D7-4E66-8B84-E502A93136F6.htm

ARAFAT Seeks Freedom for Palestinians Held in Iraq
Reuters – United States
… President Yasser Arafat personally intervened on Friday to seek the
release of up to two Palestinians who were abducted by insurgents in Iraq
and accused of…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4795115&section=news

  
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