Iraq News and Information Links September 12 2004

DAY of violence kills 59 in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… US Bradley fighting vehicle as Iraqis swarmed around it, cheering, throwing stones and waving the black and yellow sunburst banner of Iraq's most-feared terror…
POWELL Vows Victory Against Iraq Rebels
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 12 – Secretary of State Colin L. Powell insisted today that the United States would defeat the insurgents controlling parts of central Iraq and “finish the…
US eyes Syria's aid in Iraq security
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Middle East leaders, including one with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday, have focused on the souring of US-Syrian relations, the war in Iraq and the…
KERRY challenges Bush on Iraq-9/11 connection
CNN International – USA
John Kerry accused the Bush administration Sunday of falsely linking Iraq to the attacks of September 11, 2001, “in its desperate attempts to reinvent a…
JOURNALIST killed on camera in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… Al-Arabiya report. Tomaisi, from the West Bank town of Idna, is the fourth Palestinian journalist killed in Iraq. An Iraqi cameraman…

VIOLENCE highlights lack of Iraq security
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By HAMZA HENDAWI. BAGHDAD, Iraq — A major gunbattle in the city center. … “I hope to leave Iraq and come back 10 years later when things improve.”.
AT least 45 killed in Iraq unrest as PM hits out at 'terrorists'
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : At least 45 people died in a wave of bombings and battles between US troops and insurgents, as Iraq's prime minister said more than 3,000 Iraqis had…—soldiersretur

BATTALION returning to Fort Drum from Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… More soldiers from the First Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division were returning Sunday and Monday from a year's deployment in Iraq.…

US Officials Say Insurgents Will Not Derail Iraq Election Plans
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Top Bush administration officials say a plan is in place to deal with insurgents in Iraq. The president's foreign policy advisors…

PALESTINIANS mourn journalist killed in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Palestinian journalists were in mourning Sunday over the killing of another one of their colleagues in Iraq. Mazen Tmaizi, 26, a…
NAVY reservists return from duty in Iraq, Kuwait
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
NORFOLK, Va. – More than 200 Navy reservists from Florida and three other states have returned to the United States after eight months in Iraq and Kuwait.…
OIC assured: No more RP troops to Iraq
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
… Romulo has assured the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) that the Philippines will not deploy another batch of peacekeeping forces to Iraq, in an effort…
AT least 35 killed in Iraq unrest as PM hits out at terrorists
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : At least 35 people died in a wave of bombings and street battles between US troops and insurgents as Iraq's prime minister said more than 3,000…
GROUP Threatens to Kill Hostages in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt – A second militant group claimed on Sunday to be holding two female Italian aid workers in Iraq and threatened to kill them if Italy's government…

AT least 35 killed in Iraq unrest – London,England,UK
At least 35 people have been killed and upto 100 injured in a wave of bombings and street battles between US troops and insurgents across Iraq, as the prime…
NO troops to Iraq, RP tells OIC
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The Department of Foreign Affairs has assured the influential Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) that no Filipino troops will be sent anew to Iraq.…
THREE Polish soldiers killed in Iraq attack
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Poland commands a multinational force of 8,000 troops, including around 2,500 soldiers, which is part of the US-led coalition in Iraq.
THREE Polish soldiers killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Three Polish soldiers were killed in Iraq Sunday when they were attacked with grenades and machine-gun fire as they returned to their base…
INSURGENCY in Iraq will be brought under control, says Powell
USA Today – USA
Powell acknowledged that the US-led coalition faces a “difficult time,” but he said the Bush administration is committed to making Iraq stable.…
NUMBER of US Dead in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
The death this past week of the one thousand American service person in Iraq since the invasion began last year marked a somber milestone for the United States…
TAMPA Marine buried after second Iraq deployment
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Wilt dropped to her knees, clasped a folded flag to her chest and stretched her right arm toward her husband's grave as the Marine killed in Iraq was buried on…
AUSTRALIANopposition leader links Jakarta embassy bombing to Iraq…
Xinhua – China
… Australia's opposition leader Mark Latham on Sunday linked the bombing outside Australian Embassy in Indonesia with Australia's involvement in the Iraq war.…
INSURGENCY in Iraq will be brought under control, says Powell
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Powell acknowledged that the US-led coalition faces a ''difficult time,'' but he said the Bush administration is committed to making Iraq stable.…
INTELLIGENCE unit soldier convicted in Iraq prison case
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Jackie Spinner. BAGHDAD, Iraq – US Army Spec. … who deserves credit for his contribution in liberating Iraq'' and said he would appeal the sentence.…
LATHAM puts Iraq on the election table
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
AUDIOTAPE Boasts of US 'Humiliation' in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
11 — An audiotape purportedly by key terror suspect Abu Musab Zarqawi boasts that Islamic holy warriors have humiliated the US-led forces in Iraq.…
GUNMEN Attack Oil Guards in Iraq; 5 Hurt
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)_ Five officers were wounded in two separate insurgent attacks Sunday against security forces guarding Iraq's oilfields, a security official…

CAR bomb attempt on Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison fails – London,England,UK
A man tried to drive a car rigged with explosives into the compound of Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison early today, but the vehicle failed to explode.…
SITUATION in Iraq becomes more complicated
Xinhua – China
11 (Xinhuanet) — The situation in Iraq has become more complicated and turbulent since a series of explosions hit the war-torn country on Saturday.…
US soldier jailed for Iraq excesses
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Cruz was an analyst attached to the 325th Military Intelligence Battalion in Iraq. Several character witnesses testified on Cruz's behalf.…

WELSH soldier joins roll call of Iraq dead
ic Wales – Wales,UK
A WELSH soldier has been killed serving in Iraq – a week after his 22nd birthday and just six months after marrying his sweetheart.…
THE great debate: How will the leaders handle Iraq?
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… and enhance our national security?” And the key issue to be addressed in answering that question is whether John Howard's decision to invade Iraq enhanced or…

Yahoo News – USA
… personnel at the “working level of America's anti-terrorism efforts.” Most are Republicans, he says; many supported the decision to invade Iraq (news – web…

KILLED in Iraq
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 870 US soldiers have died. Army Sgt.…
LOS Angeles Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… himself.”. Lopez, 27, of Los Angeles, was killed in enemy action Aug. 28 in Iraq's Babil province, the Defense Department said. He…
IRAQ role may have made us a terror target: Australian minister
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : A top minister said that Australia's military involvement in Iraq may have helped make it a terrorist target, three days after a deadly bombing at its…
SNAPSHOT in developments in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… scandal. In addition, blasts continued dogging Iraq, with a series of explosions hitting the war-torn country on Saturday. Cruz…,5478,10743895%255E1702,00.html
ANDERSON clarifies Iraq comment
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
DEPUTY Prime Minister John Anderson today appeared to concede Australia might be more of a terrorist target because of its involvement in the Iraq war, but…
US troops brace for more violence in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… DC — A year-and-a-half after President Bush ordered US troops to battle against Saddam Hussein, the United States' troubled initiative to convert Iraq into an…
US Forces Prepare to Retake City in N. Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By Steve Fainaru. MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. … (Atef Hassan — Reuters). Portraits of US service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war.…
RETIRED generals compare Iraq fight to Vietnam War
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
America's increasingly drawn-out campaign in Iraq is the reason the Vietnam War remains such a contentious issue in the US presidential election race, retired…
US Markets Shrug Off Iraq, Terrorism News
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As recently as early summer, the shock waves from a roadside bomb or mortar attack against American forces in Iraq would ripple through US…
IRAQ war may have raised terrorist risk: Anderson
ABC Online – Australia
Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson admits Australia's role in Iraq may have included it among countries facing an increased risk of terrorist attacks.…

PLANO soldier guilty of Iraq abuse
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US Army specialist broke down in tears Saturday as he admitted abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison, receiving a lighter sentence in return…,4390,272290,00.html
KEY terrorist 'invites' foreign fighters to Iraq in tape
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
… suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi boasts in an apparently recent recording that Islamic holy warriors have humiliated the US-led coalition in Iraq and encourages…
US-LED coalition cannot afford to fail in Iraq: Greenstock
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: The United States, Britain and their allies in Iraq cannot afford to let the country become a “failed state,” Britain's former ambassador to the…
SOLDIER killed in Iraq road crash
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A BRITISH soldier has been killed in a road traffic accident in Iraq. Stephen Jones, 22, from Denbigh in Clwyd, was serving with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.…

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