Iraq News and Information Links
November 10 2004
Two more UK servicemen wounded in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
LONDON, Nov. 10 (Xinhuanet) — A British pilot has been seriously wounded in an attack in Iraq, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed on Wednesday.
Iraq Shi'ites wary of Falluja sparking civil war
Reuters – London,England,UK
Iraq cannot afford for the Shi'ites to gloat and the Americans will not find support for attacks they think will compensate for their mismanagement of Iraq …
Iraq beyond tragedy: A country gripped in the twin jaws of
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
What is happening in Iraq today and that is presently epitomized by the American-led coalition's assault against Fallujah is beyond sad.
US advance rounds up Iraq rebels
This is London – London,England,UK
Meanwhile, a wave of insurgent violence in other parts of Iraq continued, with at least 18 people killed in fighting on Wednesday, including a US soldier and a
US aircraft strike mosque in Iraq's Falluja
Deepika – India
''In Falluja today, Multi-National Force Iraq struck terrorists illegally using a mosque to fire upon Iraqi and coalition troops,'' it said in a statement.
US, Iran have no plan to meet at Iraq conference: spokesman
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell will attend the Iraq conference in Egypt later this month but there is no agenda to meet with Iranian,5478,11352189%255E1702,00.html
Iraq pipeline attacked
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Insurgents frequently target the country's gas and oil infrastructure, which provides much needed revenue to reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
Developments in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_ Insurgent violence sharpened across central and northern Iraq, with at least 18 people killed in fighting, including a US soldier and a foreign contractor.
Two soldiers hurt in Iraq attacks
This is London – London,England,UK
Comrades of four Black Watch soldiers killed in Iraq's “triangle of death” said it had strengthened their resolve to stay and see their task through.
Official: Three members of Iraq prime minister's family kidnapped
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen abducted three members of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's family from their Baghdad home, his spokesman said Wednesday, and
Parents of Killed Bulgarian in Iraq Put Defence Ministry on Trial
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
The parents of the Bulgarian Private Svilen Kirov, who died in the December 27 attack against the Bulgarian base in Karbala, Iraq, have set up a BGN 300,000
Iraq Soldiers' 'Last Letters Home'
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: The emotional letters from fallen soldiers in Iraq are the subject of a new HBO documentary called: Last Letters Home: Voices of Americans from
Iraq's Allawi Feels the Heat as Relatives Kidnapped
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – As if the pressure on Iraq's prime minister were not already enough, three of his close relatives have now been abducted and threatened
Missouri man frets for sister held in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
A group identifying itself as the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Fundamentalist Brigades has demanded Poland pull its 2,500 troops from Iraq or Borcz-Khalifa will be killed
Bush Visits Wounded Iraq War Veterans
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: President Bush stops at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington Tuesday, paying bedside visits to soldiers wounded in the Iraq war.
ABC News Iraq Troops Find 'Hostage Slaughterhouses'
ABC News – USA
An armored US military vehicle passes near a burning oil pipeline on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2004.,0,4901516.story?coll=ny-nynews-headlines
Queens Marine killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By A Queens Marine was killed in Iraq on Monday in a non-combat vehicle incident, the Defense Department said. Lance Cpl.
Fallujah Assault Divides Opinion in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
The fighting in Fallujah is being closely followed across Iraq. It will definitely increase violence all over Iraq, because Fallujah is dear to all Iraqis.
No10 bans families of Iraq troops
This is London – London,England,UK
Families of those killed and serving in Iraq reacted with fury when police told them they could not make the gesture or hold a minute's silence on the steps of
At lest 22 die in north Iraq clashes, curfews slapped on
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq, Nov 10 (AFP) – At least 22 people were killed in a wave of violence in northern Iraq Wednesday, prompting the government to slap curfews on the
As Iraq fight heats up, Bush visits wounded
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
President George W. Bush spent two hours with wounded service members at the Walter Reed Medical Center and afterward wished godspeed to the troops in Iraq.
Two Wisconsin Marine killed in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
O'Donnell was with a Madison-based group of 175 Marine reservists who were activated June 1 and sent to Iraq in late September as an infantry unit, Race said
Another aid group to pull out of Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. The group has done extensive work on building and repairing water and sanitation systems in Iraq, mainly in rural areas.
Official: Two members of Iraq prime minister's family kidnapped
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two members of the Iraqi prime minister's family were abducted from their Baghdad home, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday.,00050001.htm
Blair, Bush face pressing business in Middle East, Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Tony Blair goes to the White House on Friday, reinforcing his status as President George W. Bush's closest ally, but with the Middle East and Iraq expected to,1,1331364.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
Iraq war little problem for Al Qaeda, experts say
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
“It's very much a reminder from [Al Qaeda] that despite all that's going on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and everywhere else, they are still very much
Iraq prime minister's family members abducted:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Nov 10 : Three family members of Iraq's interim prime minister Iyad Allawi have been abducted and six Iraqi troops killed in separate
Iraq's future, US pullout hinge on battle's outcome – Detroit,MI,USA
After two days of sometimes-fierce combat to take Iraq's infamous insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, the joint US-Iraqi force fighting there is “a little ahead
3 Members of Iraq PM's Family Abducted
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Three members of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's family were abducted from their Baghdad home, police said Wednesday. Lt. Col.
Philippine gov't rules out ransom for hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
31-year-old Tarongoy, a certified public accountant and a native of the southern Philippine city of Davao, has been working for the company in Iraq since early
Clashes flare across Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
In continuing resistance to the US-led interim government in Iraq, six Iraqi national guards have been killed in roadside bombs in Kirkuk, while five civilians
Bomb in Iraq kills Vancouver Marine
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
A Marine reservist from Vancouver, Wash., who volunteered for a second tour of duty was killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Staff Sgt.
Sunnis leave Iraq's government, urge boycott
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US-led offensive in Fallujah touched off political turmoil Tuesday as the country's most influential Sunni political group announced its
US Forces Battle Rebels in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines backed by air strikes fought their way through an insurgent stronghold in Falluja on Wednesday, but have yet to quell
Japan set to extend Iraq deployment as key ally gives nod
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO : Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said he wanted Japanese troops to stay in Iraq as a Buddhist party which gives him crucial coalition support backed
Philippines in talks with Iraq kidnappers
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA : Philippines authorities are negotiating with kidnappers of a Filipino accountant in Iraq, officials said, declining to comment on reports of a multi
Attack on Iraq police station kills one
Reuters – London,England,UK
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a police station in the Iraqi holy city of Kerbala on Tuesday night, killing one policeman and wounding five, the US
3 Jordanian drivers freed in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — Three Jordanian truck drivers held hostage in Iraq since last week have been freed and were on their way back home, local newspaper Jordan
American deaths rise again in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By ROBERT BURNS. WASHINGTON – American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the US-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. As of Tuesday
Fighting rages in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes have launched air strikes in the Iraqi city of Falluja amid fierce fighting between US-led forces and rebels.
Analysis: Political success in Iraq is tied to the fate of
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
is being felt far beyond the city's limits, and the outcome of the assault is likely to have a long-term impact on the political future of Iraq, analysts say.
Iraq Roadside Bomb Kills Six Iraqi Soldiers
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A roadside bomb today in northern Iraq killed six Iraqi soldiers and wounded two others, Iraqi officials said. The soldiers, members
Brighton Marine killed in Iraq – Springfield,MO,USA
Their eldest son, Cpl. Nathaniel Hammond, was killed in enemy action Monday in Babil Province, Iraq. The 24-year-old was a member
Japan Undecided on Extension of Military Deployment in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Japan hasn't yet decided whether to extend its deployment of troops to Iraq past a Dec. 14 pullout deadline
US Marines Resume Shelling of Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines resumed their artillery bombardment of targets in the Iraqi city of Falluja on Wednesday and said rebels in the city
How Iraq Came Undone
New Yorker – New York,NY,USA
Here Anderson talks to The New Yorker's Amy Davidson about the situation on the ground, Falluja, and what the Presidential election means for Iraq.,1280,-4606187,00.html
A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Guardian – UK
9, 2004, at least 1,145 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
The stability of Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
insurgency. The size of the American force used in the attack prove correct the comment that this is indeed the second Iraq war.
Weapons sleuth Duelfer narrowly misses being killed in Iraq …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NEW YORK (AP) Weapons sleuth Charles Duelfer, who conducted the fruitless post-invasion search of Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, narrowly missed being

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…

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.…

NEW Battalion 'Told to Prepare to Go to Iraq'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… PA. A British battalion of 600 infantry have been told to make ready
for deployment to Iraq, the Conservatives claimed today. The…

US Casualties Rise in Iraq; 10 More Dead
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.…

THE stability of Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… insurgency. The size of the American force used in the attack prove
correct the comment that this is indeed the second Iraq war.…

IRAQ Body Count
Civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq. Min. Max. View
Database… … 3,029 Named and identified victims of the war on Iraq
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
9, 2004, at least 1,143 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
Powell: US, Iran to Talk Iraq Stability
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
MEXICO CITY – The United States expects to sit down with Iran at an international conference to discuss stability in Iraq, US Secretary of State Colin Powell,0,5578900.story?coll=ny-top-headlines
Poll: Iraq war seen as moral issue for Bush
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
A new poll released Tuesday by Zogby International showed that 42 percent of voters saw the war in Iraq as the most pressing moral issue affecting their choice

<>Japan decides to extend mission in Iraq: paper
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — The Japanese government and the ruling coalition has agreed to extend the reconstruction mission by its troops in Iraq for another year, the
Sunni clerics urge Iraq polls boycott
ABC Online – Australia
The call by Iraq's Muslim Clerics Association, which has helped negotiate cease-fires in Fallujah in the past, could appeal to Sunnis at the forefront of a
Bush Visits With Soldiers Wounded in Iraq
ABC News – USA
President Bush, paying a bedside visit to soldiers wounded in Iraq, said Tuesday that US troops leading the assault against insurgents in Fallujah were doing
Madonna calls for US troops to leave Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
LONDON — US pop star Madonna made a rare foray into politics, calling for her home country to withdraw its troops from Iraq during an interview with British

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