Iraq News and Information Links
November 14 2004
Iraq PM's two female relatives released: Al-Jazeera
Turkish Press – Turkey
and threatened to behead them within 48 hours unless Allawi halted a major offensive on the rebel enclave of Fallujah and released all prisoners held in Iraq.
Iraq war threatens the US economy
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize, who first uncovered Abu Ghraib scandal, said that the US President George W. Bush's persistence to carry on with Iraq war will
NC Guard unit looking forward to return from Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Today, most are about nine months into their mission in northern Iraq. At least 15 members of the 120th have been wounded in Iraq, Stevens said.
Oil wells set on fire in northern Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov 14 (AFP) – Four bombs exploded near oil wells in the Kirkuk region of northern Iraq on Sunday, triggering fires, a security officer for the
Military identifies Stryker Brigade soldier killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has identified a Stryker Brigade soldier killed in Iraq this past week. Maj. Horst G. Moore
Romania could pull its troops out of Iraq next June: PM
Turkish Press – Turkey
BUCHAREST, Nov 14 (AFP) – Romania could pull its 800 troops out of the US-led coalition in Iraq next June if the situation in the war-torn country stabilises
Insurgents Fire on Poland Embassy in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
fled, Checko said. Poland is a US ally in Iraq, where it commands a security force of 6,000 troops in a central part of the country.
New Fighting Erupts in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
With fighting in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, all but over, US and Iraqi forces have begun focusing their attention on other trouble spots across Iraq.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In the weeks before the crushing military…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In the weeks before the crushing military assault on his hometown, Bilal Hussein sent his parents and brother away from Fallujah to stay
Iraq Dead Honoured on Remembrance Day
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British soldiers killed in Iraq were honoured on Remembrance Sunday today as US forces revealed the battle for Fallujah had gone quicker than expected.

France reassured over fate of Iraq hostages
Reuters – London,England,UK
PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin says he has been reassured over the fate of two French reporters taken hostage in Iraq in August
Falluja Fighting Delays Aid to Iraq Civilians
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US tanks shelled and machine-gunned rebels still holding out in Falluja on Sunday in fighting that prevented an Iraqi Red Crescent

Post-invasion instability in Iraq leads to new warfare field guide
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
time in decades, the US Army has issued a field guide to counterinsurgency warfare, an acknowledgment that the kind of fighting under way in Iraq may become,4057,11389200%255E1702,00.html
US troops target Iraq's Baiji – Australia
US forces backed by tanks moved into the centre of the Sunni city, site of Iraq's biggest oil refinery, after clashing with insurgents who have stepped up
Eid comes to Iraq amid violence
Xinhua – Beijing,China
14 (Xinhuanet) — For the second time the blessed Eid al-Fitr comes to Iraq on Sunday with the presence of tens of thousands of US-led forces, and Iraqis in,5744,11387388%255E421,00.html
Ties resume with Iraq
The Australian – Australia
By John Kerin. IRAQ will resume full diplomatic ties with Australia by reopening its embassy in Canberra and appointing a new ambassador within weeks.
Fallujah on verge of falling — fighting flares across Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Fallujah, Iraq — Army tanks and fighting vehicles blasted their way into the last main rebel stronghold of this city at sundown Saturday after American
When one cobbler is called to Iraq, 90-year-old dad steps up
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
DENISON, Texas – (KRT) – When duty called cobbler Mike Tatar to Iraq, his 90-year-old dad responded too. His son sees something like that in Iraq, Tatar said.
Iraq ; Iraq: Aid Convoy Reaches Falluja, Gunmen Stay in Mosul
Keralanext – Kerala,India
Iraq News, FALLUJA, Iraq – A Red Crescent convoy reached Falluja on Saturday with the first aid since US-led forces began blasting their way in five days ago,4057,11385879%255E401,00.html
Mutilated body found in Iraq – Australia
Two European women are known to have been kidnapped in Iraq. Teresa Borcz Khalifa, 54, a Polish-born longtime resident of Iraq, was seized last month.

73 Soldiers Flown From Iraq to US Hospital in Germany
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — More than 70 US troops were flown Saturday from Iraq to a military hospital in Germany, most of them wounded in the battle for

Kurds' separatist ambitions pose challenge to Iraq unity
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SAID SADIQ, Iraq — Brigadier Rahim Mohammed Shakur's allegiance to the Iraqi Army is about as solid as the faxed sheet of paper he received two weeks ago

Iraq gears up for first democratic test in decades
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Political parties are rushing to contest Iraq's first attempt at free elections in decades despite a bloody insurgency aimed at sabotaging
Ex-Brownsburg student killed in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
By Rob Schneider. A Marine formerly of Brownsburg who returned to Iraq in July was among the US troops killed in Fallujah, last week. Sgt.
Iraq's most wanted slips US net
Times of India – India
FALLUJAH: Iraq said on Saturday that the battle to retake the Sunni rebel bastion of Fallujah was over with more than 1,000 insurgents killed, but that the
Bush cites progress in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The fighting has taken at least 24 American lives and wounded about 170 US troops, and now has spread to other Sunni Muslim areas of Iraq.
Iraq says Fallujah offensive over, but Rumsfeld disagrees
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : Iraq says the battle to retake the rebel bastion of Fallujah was over, with more than 1,000 insurgents killed, but US Defense Secretary Donald
Philippines loses contact with kidnappers in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA : Manila's intermediaries have lost contact with the kidnappers of a Filipino accountant in Iraq, complicating efforts to free him, a senior diplomatic

Japan sends troops to Iraq – New Delhi,India
Japan sent some 200 troops to Iraq on Saturday to relieve forces in the country as Tokyo looks set to extend its historic military deployment for another year.
Week in Review: Mideast Peace, Iraq Fighting
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Topics include the future of Palestinian leadership, prospects for Middle East peace, the importance of Fallujah to January elections in Iraq and President
Iraq's neighbors set to meet in Tehran
TEHRAN, Iran – Interior ministers of Iraq's neighboring states plus Egypt are to convene for a two-day meeting in Tehran on Nov.

Marine from Chino killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
the Marines.”. Simpson was killed in combat Tuesday in the al-Anbar province of Iraq, the Defense Department said Friday. He was

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.…,1280,-4613701,00.html

WEEK in Review: Mideast Peace, Iraq Fighting
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Topics include the future of Palestinian leadership, prospects for Middle
East peace, the importance of Fallujah to January elections in Iraq and

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…

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.…

IRAQ says Fallujah offensive over
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq said today the battle to retake the rebel bastion of Fallujah was
over, with more than 1,000 insurgents killed, but the country's most wanted
man, Abu…
Iraq says Fallujah offensive over
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq said today the battle to retake the rebel bastion of Fallujah was over, with more than 1,000 insurgents killed, but the country's most wanted man, Abu
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
13, 2004, at least 1,175 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
Annan's remarks, inaction on Iraq irk White House
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
UNITED NATIONS — 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
Hundreds gather to remember Williston soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
relatives and neighbors gathered in a high school gymnasium Saturday to remember Cody Wentz, a North Dakota National Guard soldier killed in Iraq who wanted to
GSDF replacements begin shipping out for south Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
YAMAGATA (Kyodo) The unit colors of the fourth contingent of Ground Self-Defense Force troops headed to Iraq were transferred Saturday during a ceremony in

Marine commander tells of Iraq deaths of Fresno friends
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FRESNO, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Timothy LaSage is still recovering from the wounds he suffered in a roadside bombing earlier this month in Iraq.

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