Iraq News and Information Links July 17 2004
IRAQ Amnesty Excludes Killers of Americans – Envoy
Reuters – USA
… Iraqi decision. Negroponte said it was too early to say when US troop
numbers in Iraq of about 140,000 could be cut. That depended…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5697065

YEAR after Kelly death, Iraq debate rages
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Broadcasting Corp. over Iraqi weapons. His suicide injected an element
of close-to-home tragedy into the Iraq war debate. The issues…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Britain%20Weapons%20Adviser

MINNESOTA troops killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… 9. Cpl. Demetrius Lamont Rice, 24, Army, Ortonville, died July 14,
2004, in a vehicle rollover near Talafar, 45 miles from Mosul in northern
Iraq.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9179225.htm

PM facing further Iraq pressure
BBC News – London,England,UK
There have been fresh calls from senior Tories for Tony Blair to resign
and to explain why he was not told about the withdrawal of key intelligence
on Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3902845.stm

PHILIPPINES forces leaving Iraq
CNN – USA
… Jovito Talparan, the head of the Philippines' forces in Iraq, and 10
members arrived Saturday in Kuwait and would continue to Manila Sunday,
Foreign Affairs…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/17/philippines.hostage/

PANEL Stands Firm On Qaeda-Iraq
CBS News – USA
(AP) The Sept. 11 commission is standing by its finding that al Qaeda had
only limited contact with Iraq before the terrorist attacks.…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/17/iraq/main630351.shtml

KILLERS Gouge Out Eyes of Jordanian Driver in Iraq
Reuters – USA
RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents shot and killed a Jordanian truck driver
in western Iraq on Saturday and then gouged out his eyes and left his
body lying…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5696691

MORE Filipinos pull out in Iraq, amid criticism
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Philippines withdrew 11 more soldiers from Iraq on
Friday to meet the demands of kidnappers holding a truck driver hostage,
ignoring…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq17_20040717.htm

SIX dead as bombings rattle Iraq
National Post (subscription) – Canada
A car bomb targeting Iraq's new justice minister blew up in western Baghdad
on Saturday, killing four of his bodyguards and wounding seven other people

www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=fcf10726-90b2-4562-bdde-e1364d75c73d

ANOTHER state soldier dies in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
A soldier from western Minnesota died in Iraq this week when the vehicle
he was in swerved to miss an oncoming civilian fuel truck and rolled over.
Cpl.…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4880629.html

POWELL praises Bulgaria for keeping troops in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell has praised the “firm
stance” of Bulgaria and other countries in keeping their troops in Iraq
despite hostage…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/17/content_1609515.htm

PHILIPPINE Unit in Kuwait on Way Home from Iraq
Reuters – USA
KUWAIT (Reuters) – The first unit of Philippine troops withdrawing from
Iraq arrived in Kuwait overnight and began preparing on Saturday to leave
for Manila…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5696536

WHO knew what before war in Iraq?
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
It is hypocritical for the Senate Intelligence Committee to place all of
the blame regarding the invasion of Iraq on the CIA and other intelligence
agencies.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/9177997.htm

MORE abuse reports from Iraq, Philippines withdraws troops
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… Meanwhile, 11 Filipino troops left Iraq today as part of the pullout
ordered by their government to comply with the demands of militants holding
a Filipino…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51183

FIRST batch of soldiers from Iraq expected Monday
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The first 10 of the Philippine troops pulled out of Iraq due to the threat
to kill a Filipino hostage will return home on Monday, an official said
Saturday.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=18670

CAR bomb blasts in Iraq kill six
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A car bomb targeting Iraq's new justice minister blew up
in western Baghdad on Saturday, killing five of his bodyguards and wounding
seven…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5455104/

PRIVATIZATION in Iraq Stalls After Handover of Power
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: In the early days of the US administration in Iraq, there
was much talk of the need to convert the country's mainly state-run economy
into a free…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3471056

`HERE you go. Here's Iraq. Take it'
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… Just, `Here you go. Here's Iraq. … Suicide bombs and assassinations
continue as before. The same 160,000 coalition troops remain spread across
Iraq, as before.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/
Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1090017306434&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

PEDDLING the Iraq war
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… The war on Iraq was a detour in the drive to thwart another 9/11 attack.
Which is why Bush and Blair had to go to such lengths to justify it.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1089929438144&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

IRAQ Blast Kills 5; Philippines Withdraws
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
BAGHDAD ˜ The Philippines withdrew 11 more soldiers from Iraq on Friday
to meet the demands of kidnappers holding a truck driver hostage, ignoring
warnings…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=305908

FIVE dead in attempt to kill Iraq justice minister
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
A car bomb hit the Iraqi justice minister's convoy as it moved through
western Baghdad on Saturday. Malik Dohan al-Hassan was not…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=281130&lang=e&dir=news

REPORTS: Iraq interim PM executed six prisoners
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
The interim Prime Minister of Iraq, Iyad Allawi, executed a number of detainees
at a Baghdad police station, shortly before the American-led occupation
handed…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=281126&lang=e&dir=news

ARMY moving gear from S. Korea to Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… the-clock train and truck convoys are moving military hardware from
the tense border with North Korea as the US Army prepares to redeploy
3,600 troops to Iraq.…
www.indystar.com/articles/4/163180-8814-010.html

PHILIPPINES withdraws more troops from Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
The Philippines withdrew 11 more soldiers from Iraq yesterday to meet the
demands of kidnappers holding a truck driver hostage, ignoring warnings
from…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStor
y/LAC/20040717/WORLDREP17-1/TPInternational/Africa

FIRST batch of troops withdrawn from Iraq to return to Philippines…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA: The first 10 of the Philippine troops to be pulled out of Iraq
due to the threat to kill a Filipino hostage will return home on Monday,
an official said…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/96125/1/.html

ACROSS Iraq, bloodshed persists
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Several people were killed and scores were injured Friday
in sporadic violence across Iraq, and a group linked to Jordanian militant
Abu…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/071704dnintiraqrdp.ed91.html

BRITONS vote their discontent over war in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Although it was a further sign of public discontent over Iraq, the
results were unlikely to destabilize Blair, who was cleared again this
week of deliberately…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2685949

FILIPINO troops pull out of Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
Several Philippine troops left Iraq yesterday to save the life of a Philippine
hostage whose fate remained a mystery and Thai soldiers joined the exodus
as…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=87035&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27119

CONTINGENT head and 10 soldiers recalled from Iraq
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
The Philippine government yesterday announced the withdrawal of 11 more
of the 43 remaining Filipino peacekeepers from Iraq in a show of sincerity
in its…
www.mb.com.ph/MAIN2004071714209.html

BULGARIA says hopes fading for hostage in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
SOFIA – Bulgaria awaited evidence that a headless corpse found in the Tigris
River was one of two Bulgarian hostages in Iraq and said hopes that the
second man…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=18667

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Friday, July 16, 886 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V5404.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

PHILIPPINES pulls more troops from Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Philippines withdrew 11 more soldiers from Iraq yesterday
to meet the demands of kidnappers holding a truck driver hostage, ignoring

news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=35959

PUBLIC Support Slips for Iraq Policy
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON July 16, 2004 ˜ A majority of Americans now say the United
States should have stayed out of Iraq, according to a poll released Friday.

abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040716_2044.html

POWELL Still Defending Iraq War
CBS News – USA
… Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, leader of Iraq‚s interim government,
is clearly in charge in Iraq these days, notwithstanding almost daily
efforts by insurgents…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/16/opinion/diplomatic/main630345.shtml

BLAIR 'oversold case for war with Iraq '
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Tony Blair oversold the case for war with Iraq, claiming there was “fuller
and firmer” intelligence about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein than
really existed…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.c
om/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373789931

RP troops start leaving Iraq, allies upset
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – The Philippines began pulling troops out of Iraq Friday to save
the life of a Filipino hostage, ignoring calls from the United States
and other…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=18664

ATTACKS Prompt Iraq Crackdown
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) After two days of violence including deadly car bombings and attacks
on Iraqi officials and oil installations, Iraq's interim prime minister
on…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/16/iraq/main630092.shtml

IRAQ is still the issue in transatlantic polls
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Iraq is still a very live political issue on both sides of the Atlantic.
This week Tony Blair's Labour government lost one parliamentary…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373789697

ACTING CIA director tells employees no punches pulled on Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… defended the intelligence agency's performance, assuring its employees
in a speech that it pulled no punches in its pre-war reporting on Iraq's
weapons of mass…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96110/1/.html

IRAQ man in death plot
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
An Iraqi man appeared in an Australian court yesterday charged with plotting
to kill members of Iraq's former ruling Baath Party in the Middle Eastern
country.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3578794&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

PUBLIC Support Slips for Iraq Policy
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON July 16, 2004 ˜ A majority of Americans now say the United
States should have stayed out of Iraq, according to a poll released Friday.

abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040716_2044.html

POWELL Still Defending Iraq War
CBS News – USA
… Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, leader of Iraq‚s interim government,
is clearly in charge in Iraq these days, notwithstanding almost daily
efforts by insurgents…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/16/opinion/diplomatic/main630345.shtml

IRAQ Seeks Mideast Troops
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Allawi said Thursday he has asked six countries — Egypt, Morocco,
Oman, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — to send troops to his country
as Iraq continues to…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/17/2004&Cat=4&Num=028

HOW judge was misinformed about Iraq's WMD threat
Independent – London,England,UK
In Autumn 2002 the dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction – the
clinching argument which Tony Blair believed would swing a deeply sceptical
public…
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=541881>

PHILIPPINES withdraws more troops from Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
LUZ BAGUIOROTHE Philippines yesterday recalled the commander of its peacekeeping
force from Iraq along with 10 other members, but Islamic militants continued

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,261871,00.html

ATTACKS Prompt Iraq Crackdown
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) After two days of violence including deadly car bombings and attacks
on Iraqi officials and oil installations, Iraq's interim prime minister
on…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/16/iraq/main630092.shtml

SPORADIC violence erupts across Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Sporadic violence, including a bomb attack on an American convoy,
flared across Iraq on Friday, killing several people and wounding scores.

www.iht.com/articles/529829.htm

ACTING CIA director tells employees no punches pulled on Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… defended the intelligence agency's performance, assuring its employees
in a speech that it pulled no punches in its pre-war reporting on Iraq's
weapons of mass…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96110/1/.html

IRAQ man in death plot
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
An Iraqi man appeared in an Australian court yesterday charged with plotting
to kill members of Iraq's former ruling Baath Party in the Middle Eastern
country.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3578794&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

IRAQ Seeks Mideast Troops
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Allawi said Thursday he has asked six countries — Egypt, Morocco,
Oman, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — to send troops to his country
as Iraq continues to…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/17/2004&Cat=4&Num=028

FILIPINO and Thai troops start pulling out of Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
MANILA: Philippino and Thai troops have started pulling out of Iraq, putting
behind all US requests to delay their stay to ensure law and order in
the country.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_17-7-2004_pg1_6

PHILIPPINES withdraws more troops from Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
LUZ BAGUIOROTHE Philippines yesterday recalled the commander of its peacekeeping
force from Iraq along with 10 other members, but Islamic militants continued

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,261871,00.html

ATTACKS Prompt Iraq Crackdown
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) After two days of violence including deadly car bombings and attacks
on Iraqi officials and oil installations, Iraq's interim prime minister
on…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/16/iraq/main630092.shtml

SPORADIC violence erupts across Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Sporadic violence, including a bomb attack on an American convoy,
flared across Iraq on Friday, killing several people and wounding scores.

www.iht.com/articles/529829.htm

ACTING CIA director tells employees no punches pulled on Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… defended the intelligence agency's performance, assuring its employees
in a speech that it pulled no punches in its pre-war reporting on Iraq's
weapons of mass…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96110/1/.html

IRAQ man in death plot
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
An Iraqi man appeared in an Australian court yesterday charged with plotting
to kill members of Iraq's former ruling Baath Party in the Middle Eastern
country.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3578794&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

IRAQ Seeks Mideast Troops
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Allawi said Thursday he has asked six countries — Egypt, Morocco,
Oman, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — to send troops to his country
as Iraq continues to…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/17/2004&Cat=4&Num=028

FILIPINO and Thai troops start pulling out of Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
MANILA: Philippino and Thai troops have started pulling out of Iraq, putting
behind all US requests to delay their stay to ensure law and order in
the country.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_17-7-2004_pg1_6

PHILIPPINES withdraws more troops from Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
LUZ BAGUIOROTHE Philippines yesterday recalled the commander of its peacekeeping
force from Iraq along with 10 other members, but Islamic militants continued

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,261871,00.html

ATTACKS Prompt Iraq Crackdown
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) After two days of violence including deadly car bombings and attacks
on Iraqi officials and oil installations, Iraq's interim prime minister
on…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/16/iraq/main630092.shtml

ACTING CIA director tells employees no punches pulled on Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… defended the intelligence agency's performance, assuring its employees
in a speech that it pulled no punches in its pre-war reporting on Iraq's
weapons of mass…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96110/1/.html

IRAQ Seeks Mideast Troops
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Allawi said Thursday he has asked six countries — Egypt, Morocco,
Oman, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — to send troops to his country
as Iraq continues to…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/17/2004&Cat=4&Num=028

KL unlikely to send troops to Iraq: Abdullah
Straits Times – Singapore
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia's leader has said his country would probably not
send troops to Iraq, but he would urge Muslim countries in the region
to do so.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,261842,00.html

STOCKTON Army infantryman killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… old Army infantryman from Stockton was killed on July 8 during a mortar
attack on military headquarters in Samarra, north of Baghdad, in Iraq,
Department of…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/9173838.htm

  
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