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November 11 2004
UN envoy to Iraq discusses political process with Prime Minister
UN News Centre
11 November 2004 — The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq met today in Baghdad with interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to discuss the latest developments in
Iraq Rebels Hit Back Amid Falluja Battles
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US troops fought to crush resistance in the Iraqi city of Falluja on Thursday, but rebels hit back with an armed rampage in Mosul and
US Officials Detail Iraq Slaughterhouse
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq – US and Iraqi troops battling their way through Fallujah stumbled on a horrific find – a small, windowless room with blood-soaked
Reservists suffering large share of US deaths in Iraq since
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
At least nine Army and Marine reservists died in Iraq on the first full day of the Fallujah offensive, the highest single-day death toll for part-time troops
Iraq Memorials
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Thursday in Brattleboro, Vt., community members gathered to pay tribute to a recently lost veteran — 20-year-old Kyle Gilbert, killed last year in Iraq.
Iraq Rebels Hit Back Amid Falluja Battles
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US troops fought to crush resistance in the Iraqi city of Falluja on Thursday, but rebels hit back with an armed rampage in Mosul and
The Pain of Uncertain News from Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: In a Morning Edition commentary, Melissa Herman describes hearing bad news about Iraq and fearing the worst about her husband, an Army helicopter
US to stay in Iraq for up to three more years: former top US
Turkish Press – Turkey
LISBON, Nov 11 (AFP) – The US-led invasion of Iraq will eventually succeed but US troops will likely have to stay in the country for up to three more years, a
Homestead Marine killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
A 26-year-old Homestead Marine, set to come home for Christmas, was killed in action this week in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced today. Lance Cpl.
Idaho Memorial to Iraq, Afghanistan Casualties
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Middle School in Pocatello, Idaho, who led a local group to construct a symbolic cemetery of white crosses for US soldiers who've died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
List of Michigan casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in Iraq, his wife said.
Reservists suffering large share of US deaths in Iraq since
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) More Army and Marine reservists have died in Iraq since the start of the Fallujah offensive than in any comparable period since American forces
Bush salutes 'tomorrow's veterans' in Iraq
WASHINGTON – President Bush paused on Veterans Day to honor American soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan during his presidency and in wars past.
Southern Michigan soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– A soldier and young husband deployed overseas in September was killed in Iraq. He was home on leave for two weeks in June and reported to Iraq on Sept. 8.
17 killed in Iraq bombing:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Nov 11 : Seventeen people were killed in a blast in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad Thursday, reports Xinhua.

Editorial: In Iraq it's hard to tell who's ahead
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
No part of Iraq could remain under the rule of assassins, he said. By driving them out of Fallujah the US and their Iraqi allies
Other Iraq Cities See Fallout from Fallujah
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: As the US offensive continues in Fallujah, violence surges elsewhere in Iraq. There was widespread fighting in the
Political Alliances Form Ahead of Iraq Election
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Iraq scholar Juan Cole about upcoming elections in Iraq and the effect of the Fallujah assault on the political
Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. – A North Carolina Marine killed in Iraq this week was a great father who left behind four children, his mother said. Sgt.
Fallujah Is One Among Many Hurdles in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
With many insurgents escaping the city, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi still at large, there are many more challenges facing coalition troops in other areas of Iraq.

Two from Washington state among latest to die in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Two more families in Washington state are mourning the loss of loved ones in the war in Iraq, and a memorial to a third casualty has been
Clashes Escalate in Mosul, Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
MOSUL, Iraq – Insurgents overwhelmed several police stations and clashed with US and Iraqi troops Thursday in this northern Iraqi city, where gunmen roamed the
Settling into Camp Dogwood, Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
been here four soldiers have died in combat, with more than a dozen injured, in this first significant deployment out of the zone in southern Iraq which the

Two Marine helicopters shot down in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq — The US military said Thursday two US Marine attack helicopters were shot down in separate incidents near Fallujah and their crews were

Queens GI killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
A Queens Marine and new father who said he went to Iraq because he wanted to do something meaningful for his country was killed in a vehicle accident this week

Wave of assaults strikes Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
The erupting insurgent campaign across Iraq came shortly after armed men kidnapped three relatives of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi on Tuesday night.
Iraq Update: Resuming the Fight for Fallujah
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
And now to Iraq. Do you think that will happen? Ms. RUBIN : Well, I think certainly securing Iraq requires solving the problem of Fallujah.
Register your kin with DOLE, families of OFWs in Iraq asked
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
Tomas has asked the families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who entered Iraq illegally to register the names of their relatives so that labor officials in
Two British servicemen wounded in Iraq
Middle East Online – UK
Attack on British helicopter leaves pilot seriously wounded, mortar attack on Camp Dogwood wounds soldier. LONDON – A British pilot
Trials for three US soldiers in Iraq prisoner abuse scandal to
Channel News Asia – Singapore
military said that the court martials early next year of three US soldiers accused of Iraqi prisoner abuse in the Abu Ghraib scandal will move from Iraq to the
Insurgents resist across Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhuanet) — Fallujah is not the only flashpoint. Violence continues to sweep the rest of Iraq. A car bomb exploded
Because Iraq matters
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Whether they favored Democratic nominee John Kerry or not, why didn't most voters turn sharply against the Iraq war launched by President Bush?
Iraq's Kirkuk governor survived car bombing
Xinhua – Beijing,China
11 (Xinhuanet) — The Kurdish governor of Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk survived assassination when a car bomb exploded Thursday as his convoy passed by
Writing home from Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Many of us know men and women serving in Iraq. Army Pfc. Rachel Bosveld, who spent eight months with the Military Police in Iraq, writes, “Hey mom how are you?
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
US-led troops battled through “half of Fallujah” yesterday, but Muslim militant kidnappers threatened to behead three relatives of Iraq's interim prime
Iraq 'hostage slaughterhouses' found
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
of British aid director Margaret Hassan, French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot or any other hostages still missing in Iraq, the general
Marine killed in Iraq 'wanted to do what was right
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Thomas J. Zapp, a 2003 Alief Elsik High School graduate, died earlier this week while fighting in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
E-mail feeds speculation about KBR deal in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Halliburton Co. sign a new contract with a little-known Kuwaiti firm to truck fuel into Iraq, newly released documents suggest. But
With relatives in Iraq, group finds comfort in sharing
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Elliott will get home safely from Fallujah, Iraq, to see his baby for the first time. “It's been tough

Another decisive period for Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
DEAR readers, a flurry of events in Iraq is again raising a question mark, albeit temporarily, over the return of normality there and the smooth conduct of the

Hostage “slaughter houses” found in Iraq – New Delhi,India
Iraq's military has said it found houses in northern Fallujah where hostages had been held and killed by their militant kidnappers.

Guardian – UK
… The top US commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, told President Bush
that his troops were ``making very good progress'' securing Iraq.…,1280,-4608126,00.html

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.

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,

BUSH, Blair face pressing business in ME and Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… 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…

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…,1280,-4608126,00.html
Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
The top US commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, told President Bush that his troops were ``making very good progress'' securing Iraq.
Bush, Blair face pressing business in ME and Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
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
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
10, 2004, at least 1,149 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
UK to provide Iraq 2.5 million military aid
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Wednesday that they will provide Iraq security forces with arms, ammunition and body armor worth
Iraq accuses Iran of supplying drugs
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraqi health officials are worried about a surge of drug addicts in Iraq and accuse neighbouring countries such as Iran of supplying narcotics through
Iraq troops find hostage 'slaughterhouses'
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Nov. 10 (UPI) — The chief of Iraq's military said Wednesday his troops found “hostage slaughterhouses” in Fallujah.
Texans killed in the Iraq war
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
At least 99 Texas service members have died since the war in Iraq began March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense.
Coalition urged to stand firm in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
On the eve of a visit to Washington, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has urged the US-led coalition in Iraq to stand firm as American and Iraqi forces battle
Veterans Day 2004: Iraq war claims 60 Pennsylvania lives, most of
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
PHILADELPHIA – Most of the 60 Pennsylvanians killed in the Iraq conflict never reached their 25th birthday, all but two were men, and the vast majority were,4057,11352337%255E1702,00.html
US soldiers in Iraq hit by parasite – Australia
MORE than 650 US troops deployed in Iraq have been infected with a fly-borne parasite that causes chronic, festering sores, officials said at a health

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