Iraq News and Information Links
November 13 2004
 
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Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
A mortar round whistled overhead at the Green Zone as journalists and others were waiting to accompany interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi to southern Iraq.

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/weekinreview/14tse.html
Calling All Troops, and Then Some, in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
last large group of insurgents in Falluja this weekend, they are also scrambling to quell fighting that has erupted in many other Sunni towns and cities in Iraq …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1243010.htm
Militants vow to spread fight across Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Islamic groups including one led by Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have vowed to take their battle in the rebel city of Fallujah to all corners of Iraq.

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/international/14annan.html
US and UN Renew Quarrel Over Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
12 – Secretary General Kofi Annan's reluctance to commit staff members to Iraq in large numbers and a series of comments he has made about the war have

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242969.htm
Iraq declares Fallujah offensive over
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq has said that the battle to retake the rebel bastion of Fallujah was over, with more than 1,000 insurgents killed, but that the country's most wanted man

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International Rescue Committee Pulls Out of Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Mounting security concerns surrounding aid workers in Iraq have prompted humanitarian groups to pull their people out.

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Marines finding surrendering fighters, hostages, stranded
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) US Marines charged up the stairs in one of Fallujah's grandest buildings Saturday, seeking the high ground in their battle with insurgents.

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Bush Paints Rosy Picture of Iraq Situation
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON Nov 13, 2004 — President Bush painted a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq, claiming significant progress Saturday in the US military's battle

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soldiers-leave-Iraq/2004/11/14/1100367071970.html

Injured soldiers leave Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
More than 70 US soldiers from Iraq have been flown to a military hospital in Germany, most of them wounded in the battle for Fallujah, officials said.

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Iraq says 'mission accomplished' in Fallujah, 1,000 rebels killed
Turkish Press – Turkey
13 (AFP) – A six-day battle to regain control of Fallujah has ended and there are just “malignant” pockets of resistance remaining, Iraq's national security

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-11-2004_pg4_1
Bush warns of more violence in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush warned on Saturday that guerrilla violence in Iraq could worsen, even as US forces battled to stamp out resistance in

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/116991/1/.html
Iraq to restore order in Mosul imminently: Prime Minister
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Demonstrating the lawlessness that has shaken Iraq's third city, looters rampaged through a palace in northern Mosul on Saturday that had been used by a

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-11-2004_pg4_16
US may use Iraq meet to engage Iran
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Colin Powell may use a conference on Iraq later this month as an opportunity to engage directly with Iran, officials said on

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Insurgents 'patrolling Iraq city'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Falluja. Most “were from the northern part of Iraq, in and around Mosul and the Tigris river valley that's south of the city,” he said.

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Islamist Groups Vow to Spread Fight Across Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
one led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, vowed in a video obtained on Saturday to take their battle in the rebel city of Falluja to all corners of Iraq.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041113-085918-9303r.htm
Bush stresses importance of Iraq elections
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
13 (UPI) — With the battle for Fallujah still raging, President Bush said there might be a further rise in violence in Iraq as the country's January elections

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Turkish Tanker Driver Killed In Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
he promised not to carry fuel to US forces. Thus, the number of Turkish lorry drivers killed in Iraq within a week reached five.

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November125.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq says Fallujah offensive over but Zarqawi slips the net
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
FALLUJAH, Iraq Iraq said Saturday that the battle to retake the Sunni rebel bastion of Fallujah was over, with more than 1,000 insurgents killed, but that

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6804439
Bush Warns of Growing Violence in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush warned on Saturday that guerrilla violence in Iraq could worsen, even as US forces battled to stamp out resistance in the

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10174436.htm
Former Horry County officer dies in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CONWAY, SC – A former Horry County officer working for a US security firm has been killed in Iraq. David Randolph was killed Tuesday

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/11/13/1100227630111.html
Rebels hit back in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Insurgents determined to show they are undeterred by the offensive in Iraq's most rebellious city have hit back hard with attacks and bombings elsewhere

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Militants Roam Parts of Iraq's Mosul, City Tense
ABC News – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Groups of insurgents patrolled streets in some districts of Mosul on Saturday, but US and Iraqi forces bolstered their presence to try

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11376999%255E421,00.html
Aussie tells of hero act in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE Sydney soldier who shepherded a helicopter to safety through one of Iraq's most lethal hotspots was yesterday credited with saving the life of a British

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/13/content_2214210.htm
Japan sends 4th SDF contingent to Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
13 (Xinhuanet) — The first unit of the fourth contingent of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) troops for aid missions in Iraq left Japan on Saturday

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Netherlands Confirms Iraq Pull-out
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Dutch authorities have confirmed that the country will withdraw its 1,350-contingent from Iraq in March next year. Police and secutiry

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=41482
Blair: UK Troops Stay in Iraq
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday vowed he would not move troops out of Iraq during his visit with President George W. Bush in Washington.

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Diwaniya's Base Safer for Bulgarians – Iraq's Envoy
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Diwaniya's Eko base is a much safer place for the Bulgarian contingent, according to Iraq's Ambassador to Sofia. Ambassador Hayder

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Militants Take Control in Parts of Iraq's Mosul
Reuters – NY,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents were in charge of some areas of south and western Mosul on Saturday, holding two police stations and manning road blocks, as

www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1620596,00.html
Iraq's airport stays closed
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Iraq's international airport in Baghdad will remain closed for commercial flights until further notice, the office of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said

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Troops to stay in Iraq, El Salvador tells US
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
SAN SALVADOR — El Salvador assured US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld yesterday it will keep its elite troops in Iraq, where it is Washington's only Latin

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AD5B64FC-824B-42F8-A745-E8EAA56395ED.htm
Dutch to withdraw from Iraq in March
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The 1350 Dutch troops in Iraq will be brought home as planned in March, the Defence Ministry said. “This does not mean we won't have a presence in Iraq at all.

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Naperville man driven to join Marines killed in Iraq firefight
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
David Caruso joined the Marines in 1999, spent more than three years overseas, then returned to the United States until his unit was assigned in August to Iraq …

www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~417~2531641,00.html
Fallujah may be Iraq in microcosm
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
The battle for Fallujah was launched to weaken the insurgent opposition as January's important elections creep closer in Iraq. Nearly

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Blair says he'll keep British troops in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday vowed he would not back down and move troops out of Iraq even if he is pressured to do so as he makes

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242908.htm
Aussie soldier saves Black Watch helicopter in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The father of an Australian soldier serving in Iraq, who took the controls of a helicopter after its British pilot was shot, says he was just doing his job.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10172219.htm
Five Texans die during brutal week in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
In Iraq, thousands of soldiers and Marines from Texas were among those patrolling hostile streets, manning security checkpoints, convoying troops and supplies

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Deadly New Uprising in Iraq's Third Largest City
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Clashes also broke out from Hawija and Tal Afar in the north to Samarra — where the police chief was also fired — and Ramadi in central Iraq.

www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200411130320.htm
Blair, Bush consult on Middle East peace prospects and Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
The two leaders met over dinner at the White House Thursday in an informal start of two days of talks about the pending elections in Iraq, Iran's nuclear

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1350445,00.html
Curfews as Iraq rebellion spreads
Guardian – UK
Iraq's government extended its security clampdown last night, imposing new curfews as the US military struggled to contain a spreading wave of militant attacks

www.courierpress.com/ecp/editorials/article/0,1626,ECP_768_3324741,00.html
France's Mini-Iraq
Evansville Courier & Press – Evansville,IN,USA
Unlike France's snide assertions about our presence in Iraq, no one is suggesting the French are there for the natural resources.

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NC resident held hostage in Iraq called good father, loyal citizen
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CHARLOTTE, NC – Two former wives of Dean Sadek, a contractor being held hostage in Iraq, called him a hard-working businessman who worked his way through

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041112-1547-bush-europe.html
Bush promises Europe trip to help heal divisions over Iraq, US
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
he'll carry a message of shared values and goals to Europe during a trip planned after his inauguration, reaching out to those dismayed by the Iraq war and

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/13/content_2212911.htm
US military clashes with insurgents in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
three soldiers. This attack is the third of its kind in Iraq this week, China Radio International reported on Saturday. Meanwhile

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/13/content_2212620.htm
Rumsfeld praises El Salvador for troops deployment in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
12 (Xinhuanet) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday applauded El Salvador for its deployment of 380 troops in Iraq and denied any appeal for more

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242890.htm
Media watchdog deplores Iraq Govt threat
ABC Online – Australia
Invoking a 60-day state of emergency declared by Iraq's interim government ahead of the assault that began on Monday, Iraq's Media High Commission urged media

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2898701
Hispanic toll in Iraq higher than expected
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By TA BADGER. SAN ANTONIO – The casualty rate for Hispanic Texans in Iraq has been out of proportion for their population or their enlistment rate.

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Deadly New Uprising in Iraq's Third Largest City
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Clashes also broke out from Hawija and Tal Afar in the north to Samarra — where the police chief was also fired — and Ramadi in central Iraq.

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Iraq, Arafat and others
Independent – London,England,UK
Sir: I am a British Muslim citizen of Bangladeshi origin. My 19-year-old student son is in the London Regiment as an infantryman and now serving in Iraq.

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041112-1547-bush-europe.html
Bush promises Europe trip to help heal divisions over Iraq, US
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
he'll carry a message of shared values and goals to Europe during a trip planned after his inauguration, reaching out to those dismayed by the Iraq war and

www.courierpress.com/ecp/editorials/article/0,1626,ECP_768_3324741,00.html
France's Mini-Iraq
Evansville Courier & Press – Evansville,IN,USA
Unlike France's snide assertions about our presence in Iraq, no one is suggesting the French are there for the natural resources.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1350445,00.html
Curfews as Iraq rebellion spreads
Guardian – UK
Iraq's government extended its security clampdown last night, imposing new curfews as the US military struggled to contain a spreading wave of militant attacks

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/13/content_2212620.htm
Rumsfeld praises El Salvador for troops deployment in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
12 (Xinhuanet) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday applauded El Salvador for its deployment of 380 troops in Iraq and denied any appeal for more

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242890.htm
Media watchdog deplores Iraq Govt threat
ABC Online – Australia
Invoking a 60-day state of emergency declared by Iraq's interim government ahead of the assault that began on Monday, Iraq's Media High Commission urged media

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/books/review/14KAGANL.html
'What We Owe Iraq': We Broke It, We Bought It
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
IN the spring of 2003 the Bush administration sent Noah Feldman to Iraq to advise American occupation authorities and the Iraqis on constitution making.

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British Bank Hsbc Cited in Iraq Violations Inquiry
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The US-led post-war government in Iraq awarded business to two multinational banks fined for violating US sanctions against Iraq during the regime of ousted

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242858.htm
Dutch troops to leave Iraq in March
ABC Online – Australia
The Netherlands will withdraw its troops from Iraq by March 15 as planned, despite earlier statements by Foreign Minister Ben Bot that the mission might be

DEADLY New Uprising in Iraq's Third Largest City
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Clashes also broke out from Hawija and Tal Afar in the north to Samarra
— where the police chief was also fired — and Ramadi in central Iraq.

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3752936

BUSH promises Europe trip to help heal divisions over Iraq, US…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… he'll carry a message of shared values and goals to Europe during a
trip planned after his inauguration, reaching out to those dismayed by
the Iraq war and…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041112-1547-bush-europe.html

CURFEWS as Iraq rebellion spreads
Guardian – UK
Iraq's government extended its security clampdown last night, imposing
new curfews as the US military struggled to contain a spreading wave of
militant attacks…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1350445,00.html

RUMSFELD praises El Salvador for troops deployment in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
12 (Xinhuanet) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday applauded
El Salvador for its deployment of 380 troops in Iraq and denied any appeal
for more…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/13/content_2212620.htm

MEDIA watchdog deplores Iraq Govt threat
ABC Online – Australia
… Invoking a 60-day state of emergency declared by Iraq's interim government
ahead of the assault that began on Monday, Iraq's Media High Commission
urged media…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242890.htm

  
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