Iraq News and Information Links
October 15 2004
Iraq: Briton shot dead as 17 US soldiers refuse mission
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Meanwhile, the US Army is investigating reports that several members of a reservist supply unit in Iraq refused to go on a convoy mission, the military said
Call for Clarity on Black Watch Troops in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
was tonight under pressure to end the uncertainty over plans to send British troops to reinforce the Americans in some of the most volatile areas of Iraq.
Noose tightens around Iraq's rebel heartland, car bomb explodes in
Turkish Press – Turkey
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct 15 (AFP) – US and Iraqi troops encircled the rebel city of Fallujah on Friday in the hunt for Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi as locals protested
Watsonville Marine Victor Gonzalez killed in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The mother of a 19-year-old Marine from Watsonville lashed out at the war in Iraq after her son died of injuries suffered as the result of enemy action in the
Military, families believe US sent too few troops into Iraq: poll
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (AFP) – US military staff and their families believe the United States sent too few troops into Iraq and put too great a burden on
Militant leader al-Zarqawi gets bolder in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Every day, US warplanes pound his suspected bases in Falluja. His face is known to many Iraqis from television footage and wanted posters.
Poland to cut Iraq troops in early '05
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
15 (UPI) — Poland will cut its troops in Iraq early next year and won't stay in the country “an hour longer” than needed, the country's prime minister said
Contractors in Iraq “fireball”
Manchester Evening News – Manchester,England,UK
spokesman said: “We can confirm that on Monday October 11 an ArmorGroup employee died of gunshot wounds suffered during an incident in Taza, northern Iraq.

Fear Rises in Iraq as Ramadan Begins
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
by smoking a cigarette. Carpenter Sadan Abdel Rahman, 40, says Ramadan in Iraq may never again be the same. Mr. Rahman says, in
DOLE rejects 2,000 new jobs for Iraq
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
Tomas yesterday reported that the government has rejected at least 2,000 new job orders for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in strife-torn Iraq. Sto.
One killed, 11 wounded in car bomb blast in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Oct 15 : One person was killed and 11 were wounded in a car bomb explosion Friday in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Xinhua reports.
Britons Hurt in Iraq Suicide Attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By David Stringer, PA News. Two Britons were seriously injured in a suicide attack inside Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone
Experts dubious voting in January would benefit Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — President Bush and high-ranking administration officials vow that elections in Iraq will proceed in late January despite continuing insurgent

Violence Stalls Iraq's Rebuilding
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
TOKYO — A group of 14 countries that gave international agencies almost $1 billion to meet emergency needs in Iraq was told Thursday that only 5% of the
Sofia Faces Problems with 4th Iraq Unit Equipment
Novinite – Bulgaria
Bulgaria is having some problems with finding equipment for the country's fourth Iraq peacekeeping unit. The Chief of Bulgarian
Black Watch may extend Iraq stay
BBC News – London,England,UK
Members of the Black Watch regiment may have to remain in Iraq for longer than had been hoped, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
US agrees to Iraq oil use audit
ABC Online – Australia
A United Nations agency overseeing the handling of Iraq's oil resources says the American Government has agreed to a special audit into the use of hundreds of
Five Killed by Two Blasts in Iraq's Green Zone
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
by hand. Iraq's national security adviser, Qassem Daoud, said it appears both explosions were detonated by suicide bombers. It was
Another Turkish Driver Beheaded in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Turkish driver Ramazan Elbu was decapitated in recent incidents in Iraq yesterday that led to over 30 deaths. In a video cassette
Poland to cut Iraq troop numbers
BBC News – London,England,UK
Poland will start reducing its 2,500-strong troop contingent in Iraq from early next year, Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka says.
European Social Forum Plans Anti-Iraq War Protest in London
Bloomberg – United States
unionists and environmental activists from across Europe are meeting in London for a three-day conference that ends with a protest march against the war in Iraq …
US Raids Hit Iraq's Falluja at Start of Ramadan
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US warplanes bombed targets in Iraq's rebel-held city of Falluja Friday, marking a violent start to the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan
Iraq Unrest a Key Worry at Donor Meeting
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: International donors meeting in Tokyo agree to speed allocation of funds promised to help rebuild Iraq. But the meeting
Blair in Iraq talks with Spanish PM
Ananova – England,UK
Tony Blair has held talks on Iraq with one of the harshest critics of the conflict. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Not in Iraq for now, Martin says
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
PARIS—Canadian troops might one day patrol war-torn Iraq, but for now the country's military can be more effective helping bring peace to other global
Watsonville Marine, 19, killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
2nd Lt. Paul M. Felsberg, 27, of West Palm Beach, Fla., during enemy action in the Al-Anbar province in Iraq. His mother, Amalia
Poland to reduce number of troops in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Poland said today it plans to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq from early next year and will not remain there “an hour longer than is sensible”.

Powell doubts Kerry can produce more US allies on Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
largely out of the presidential campaign, has said he doubted claims by Democratic challenger John Kerry that he could attract more US allies on Iraq if he
Deadly blasts rattle Iraq's Green Zone
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's most-feared terrorist group claimed responsibility for setting off two bombs in the heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday, killing at
Officials dispute nuclear-related thefts in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
VIENNA, Austria — Missing nuclear-related equipment in Iraq was removed by experts working systematically over an extended period, diplomats said yesterday
US Planes Stage More Strikes on Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
targets in the insurgent-held city of Falluja early Friday, in what the military said were its latest strikes against America's top enemy in Iraq, Abu Musab al
Donors to Iraq agree allocations too slow
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
TOKYO – International donors to Iraq agreed on Thursday that they need to speed up the allocation of promised funds to rebuild the country, but failed to erase
Officer who oversaw Iraq prison may be promoted
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Ricardo Sanchez, former head of military operations in Iraq, risking a confrontation with members of Congress because of the prison abuses that occurred during

Did Blair know that the Iraq war was illegal?
Independent Online – South Africa
that Tony Blair was warned by his own advisers a year before going to war that there was no growing threat from Saddam Hussein and that invading Iraq would be
NH soldier slain on patrol in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
An Army soldier from Littleton, NH, and a security contractor from South Windham, Conn., are among the latest local casualties of the war in Iraq.
Blasts at Cafe, Market Kill 6 in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents struck deep inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, setting off bombs at a market and a popular cafe that killed…
Four Americans killed in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
… four US nationals, on Thursday in one of the bloodiest attacks inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, and America's top enemy in Iraq claimed responsibility.…

Bush must offer America a safe way out of Iraq – London,England,UK
… lot of truth in the Republican charge that Mr Kerry has “flip-flopped” on all manner of important issues, not least his initial support for the Iraq war, then…
2 Bombers Kill 5 in Guarded Area in Iraq's Capital
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 14 – Insurgents penetrated the heavily guarded governmental compound in Baghdad on Thursday…
Nuke equipment removed by professionals in Iraq: diplomats
Xinhua – Beijing,China
14 (Xinhuanet) — Nuclear equipment and materials in Iraq were dismantled and removed by professionals systematically, diplomats here said Thursday, indicating…
Donors to Iraq Hope to Speed Aid Pledged for Projects
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 14 – A two-day meeting of potential donors to the reconstruction of Iraq ended Thursday with a general agreement that aid already committed to Iraq should be…
Iraq nuke sites stripped methodically-diplomats
swissinfo – Switzerland
… March 2003 invasion. The United States and Britain said they invaded to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. Both. countries now…
Web site shows kidnapped Turkish driver beheaded in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Video that appeared on an Islamic Web site Thursday showed militants in Iraq beheading a man identified as a kidnapped Turkish driver.…
Two more Florida Marines killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A Marine officer who volunteered to replace a fellow lieutenant who was killed in Iraq and a corporal who joined the Marines because he…

Iraq bombers breach 'America in Baghdad' – London,England,UK
By Jack Fairweather in Baghdad. The rest of Iraq might be going to hell, but there was one place US officials considered themselves safe.…
Donors agree to speed up Iraq reconstruction funds
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
TOKYO: International donors to Iraq agreed yesterday that they need to speed up the allocation of promised funds to rebuild the country, but failed to erase…
US attack credited for Iraq hostage release
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Two former Lebanese hostages returned home from Iraq on Thursday, and their employer credited a US bombing that wounded both men and killed…,2763,1328010,00.html
Carlyle pulls out of Iraq debt recovery consortium
Guardian – UK
… Carlyle Group, a large investment firm linked to US and British politicians, has pulled out of a scheme to recover billions of dollars from Iraq, following the…

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