Iraq News and Information Links June 18 2004
RICE: Bush Consistent on Iraq-Al Qaeda Links
NPR (audio) – USA
The Sept. 11 commission said it found “no credible evidence” that Iraq
was involved in the 2001 terrorist attacks against America.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1963759

IRAQ oil exports set to resume
ABC Online – Australia
Coalition officials in Iraq say oil exports could resume tomorrow as work
continues to prepare two pipelines attacked at the start of the week.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1135564.htm

RUSSIA Told US of Hussein Terrorism Plans , Opposed Iraq War ,…
Bloomberg – USA
The intelligence didn't alter Russia's assessment that the US-led invasion
of Iraq was unjustified under international law, Putin said at a press
conference in…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aO.lCPToqo_A&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ: Live from Baghdad
Washington Post – USA
… Spinner was online. , to discuss her recent reporting about detainee
operations and the recent uptick in violence in Iraq. Editor's…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49581-2004Jun17.html

JAPAN cabinet okays joining Iraq multinational force
Navhind Times – Panjim,India
Reuters Tokyo June 18: The cabinet decided today that Japan should take
part in a multinational force in Iraq despite criticism from the Opposition
and some…
www.navhindtimes.com/stories.php?part=news&Story_ID=061928

QUESTION of credibility: Bush, Cheney still insist Iraq linked to…
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
11, 2001, attacks stated Wednesday that it found “no credible evidence”
of cooperation between Iraq and al-Qaeda targeting the United States–
or any other…
www.registerguard.com/news/2004/06/18/ed.edit.alaqaedabush.phn.0617.html

2 Car Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 35 and Wound Over 100
Iraq Occupation Watch – San Francisco,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 17 ˜ A suicide car bomb in central Baghdad ripped
into a throng of men waiting at a recruiting station to sign up for the
new Iraqi army…
www.occupationwatch.org/article.php?id=5435

AUSTRALIA says loss in Iraq would raise terror risk
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
CANBERRA: The world faces a higher risk of terrorist attack if the US-led
coalition cannot win in Iraq, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said
yesterday as…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2945692a12,00.html

IRAQ Violence No Longer Grips Investors
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – A car bomb rips through Baghdad. Sabotage turns off
Iraq's oil flow. … It just struck me as yet another bomb in Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdge&storyID=5459856

BUSH sticks with Osama link to Iraq
The Australian – Australia
“The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq
and Saddam and al-Qa'ida (is) because there was a relationship between
Iraq and al-Qa…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9888414%255E2703,00.html

IRAQ'S oil exports expected to resume Sunday
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's oil exports, shut down this week by sabotage attacks on
two pipelines near the southern port of Basra, are expected to resume
Sunday, a…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/90738/1/.html

OIL Slips, Iraq Eyes Exports at Weekend
Reuters – USA
… But simmering fears over Middle East oil security amid increasing violence
in Iraq and Saudi Arabia were revived this week by a trio of pipeline
sabotage…
<www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5458872
SECURITY Council Repairs Image With Iraq Vote , But Challenges…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
The United States and Britain famously walked away from the UN Security
Council when they could not gain support for a resolution authorizing
war in Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/6/D642AB26-7DAB-4DB6-A6DD-C14A8DE8804C.html

IRAQ weighs draconian measures to stamp out violence
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's caretaker government weighed imposing emergency powers
to conquer a wave of violence and sabotage that has killed more than 180
people this…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/90744/1/.html

PUTIN: Russia warned US of Iraq terror
CNN International – USA
… Putin, one of the strongest critics of the US-led invasion of Iraq,
said the warnings were provided after the September 11 attacks and before
the start of the…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/18/saddam.terror/

IRAQ Insurgents Clash With US Forces
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Insurgents clashed Friday with US forces near Baghdad
for the second time in as many days, and crews repairing a sabotaged crude
oil…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4219152,00.html

IRAQ-QAEDA 'relationship' is clear, Bush maintains
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… 11 attacks reported that its review of classified intelligence found
no evidence of a “collaborative relationship” that linked Iraq to the
terrorist…
www.iht.com/articles/525559.htm

JAPANESE to join UN forces in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a plan Friday for the country's Self-Defense
Forces to join UN-authorized troops in Iraq when an Iraqi government takes
over at…
www.iht.com/articles/525556.htm

TRIO charged for tires, money to Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WINDSOR – Three southern Ontario men and three businesses have been charged
with illegally selling tires to Iraq as well as sending money into the
country.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1087552985840&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037

IRAQ 'was planning US attacks'
BBC News – London,England,UK
He said Russia's secret service had information on more than one occasion
that Iraq was preparing acts of terror in the US and its facilities worldwide.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3819057.stm

AUSTRALIAN PM defends war on Iraq
Xinhua – China
CANBERRA, June 18 (Xinhuanet) — Australian Prime Minister John Howard
on Friday insisted that Iraq was the front-line of the war on terror despite
a US…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/18/content_1534447.htm

HOLIDAY from Iraq means “death road” to airport
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Michael Georgy. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Need a holiday from Iraq? Don't
forget your passport, tickets — oh, and a flak jacket in…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=532039&section=news

IRAQ 'Prince of the Marshes' Wanted in Murder Case
Reuters – USA
… Abdul Karim al-Mohammadawi is known as “Prince of the Marshes” for
leading resistance to Saddam in Iraq's southern marshlands even after
the ousted dictator…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5458303

THE Iraq myth
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… who perpetrated the attacks. In other words, one of the arguments used
to justify the invasion of Iraq is fiction. In the months…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/18/EDGUM778NN1.DTL

OIL prices rise amid Iraq, Norway outages
MSNBC – USA
LONDON – World oil prices pushed to their highest levels in 10 days on
Friday after export outages in Iraq and Norway spurred hedge funds to
plough money back…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5238734/

SOUTH Korea to send 3000 troops to Iraq starting August
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL : South Korea will start deploying some 3,000 troops to northern
Iraq from August on a relief and rehabilitation mission, the Defense Ministry
said.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/90691/1/.html

IRAQ withdrawal would see regional growth of terrorism: Howard
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The Prime Minister has again ratcheted up his attack on the
Opposition over its position on troop withdrawal in Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1135413.htm

JAPAN to join multinational force in Iraq
Times of India – India
… Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet on Friday approved a plan
to allow Japanese troops to join a UN-sanctioned multinational force in
Iraq, Kyodo News…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/744649.cms

UN urges Iraq to protect Palestinian refugees living in Baghdad
Ha'aretz – Israel
GENEVA – The United Nations refugee agency urged Iraq's incoming provisional
government on Friday to protect thousands of Palestinians living in Baghdad.

www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/440800.html

EU welcomes looming Iraq handover, blasts terrorists
EUbusiness – London,UK
European Union leaders welcomed Friday the looming handover of power in
Iraq, but condemned continuing violence including hostage-taking which
is “prolonging…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040618102822.s2fabd8i

NEGROPONTE has hope for Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Washington – Incoming US ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte said Thursday
that elections, an army and 18 billion dollars can fix Iraq.…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1544472,00.html

BUSH insists on Iraq-al Qaeda link
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
11 attacks that found no “collaborative relationship” between Iraq and
the terrorist network. Bush, responding to a reporter's question…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/18/MNGP278BI61.DTL

OIL rises on Iraq, Norway outages
CNN/Money – USA
Prices climb on mounting concerns over recent sabotage of Iraq's oil pipelines
and Norwegian strike. LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices…
money.cnn.com/2004/06/18/markets/oil.reut/

BLOODY car bombings aim to destabilize Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A pair of car bombings Thursday killed at least 42 Iraqis
and injured 142, as militants continued a bloody campaign to instill fear
and…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8953596.htm

PRESS doubts over Iraq deployment
BBC News – London,England,UK
Japanese papers agree that the government's approval of a plan to allow
troops to join a new multinational force in Iraq is in principle the right
thing to do.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3818483.stm

SOUTH Korea to send 3000 troops to Iraq beginning in early August
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea will send 3,000 soldiers to northern
Iraq beginning in early August to assist the US-led coalition, the Defense
Ministry…
www.boston.com/dailynews/170/world/South_Korea_to_send_3_000_troo:.shtml

FOR Iraq Security US Turns South
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
MIAMI—If Jose Miguel Pizarro has his way, he will recruit 30,000 Chileans
as mercenaries to protect American companies under Pentagon contract to
rebuild Iraq…
www.namibian.com.na/2004/June/columns/044C3F48B3.html

ANOTHER car bomb kills 35 in Iraq
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
By Michael Georgy. The blast, outside an army recruiting centre on a busy
road, also wounded 138 people, Iraq's health minister said.…
www.namibian.com.na/2004/June/world/044C3CC556.html

OUTLOOK on Iraq aiding Bush
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – A new poll shows that Americans have become much more upbeat
about events in Iraq, giving President Bush his first political boost
in months.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8953601.htm

SECURITY force hopefuls killed in Iraq blast
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Car bombers targeted Iraq's security services Thursday,
blasting Iraqis hoping to join the military in Baghdad and a civil defense
post north…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq18_20040618.htm

CAR Bombs in Iraq Kill at Least 35
NPR (audio) – USA
… new Iraqi army recruits were being processed, and a second bombing
in the town of Balad, north of the capital, that killed members of Iraq's
Civil Defense Corps…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1962925

JAPAN approves SDF for Iraq multilateral force
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet on Friday approved a controversial plan
allowing Japanese ground forces to participate in a multilateral force
in Iraq, opening it…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373099170

SOUTH Korean troop dispatch to Iraq to begin in early August
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea will send 900 soldiers to northern
Iraq in early August in the first stage of a troop deployment to assist
the US-led…
www.boston.com/dailynews/170/world/South_Korean_troop_dispatch_to:.shtml

CRUDE oil surges as attacks intensify
Ventura County Star – Ventura county,CA,United States
… Gunmen on Wednesday killed the chief of security for the North Oil
Co., which operates Iraq's northern fields. “Amazingly, we didn…
www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/business/article/0,1375,VCS_128_2972463,00.html

US central command admits shortcomings in Iraq's security
ABC Online – Australia
The head of the American military's Central Command, General John Abizaid,
has acknowledged shortcomings in the recruitment of members of Iraq's
new security…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1135430.htm

IRAQ oil to flow shortly
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
LONDON — Iraq could resume exporting limited amounts of oil as early as
today, analysts said, with repair crews nearing completion of work on
the smaller of…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/Business/2004/06/18/503671.html

CAR bombs kill 41 in Iraq; Bush insists on Al-Qaeda-Saddam link
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Car bombs in Iraq killed 41 people and injured 141, as US President
George W. Bush insisted Al-Qaeda had links with Saddam Hussein, despite
an…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/90632/1/.html

BLOODY day in Iraq leaves 42 dead
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Baghdad. At least 70 persons have died and 215 have been injured in
five days of car bombs in Iraq, most of them in the capital.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/8950739.htm

JAPAN OKs troops for Iraq after transfer
China Daily – Beijing,China
Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a plan for Japanese troops now in Iraq
on a humanitarian mission to remain as part of a multinational force after
an interim…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-06/18/content_340617.htm

PM to argue for continued presence in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard will outline his strongest arguments yet on
Australia's continued involvement in Iraq in a major foreign policy speech
in Sydney…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1135324.htm

RP condemns attacks in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Malacañang on Friday denounced the attacks on Iraq's fledgling security
forces Thursday that killed 41 people and wounded nearly 150.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=18086

IRAQ sovereignty: links and information
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
On June 30, 2004, the Iraq Interim Government will take over administrative
power from the Coalition Provisional Authority set up by the US-led occupation
force…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3573186&thesection
=feature&thesubsection=&thesecondsubsection=&reportID=562588

BETWEEN al-Qaida, Iraq before attack
WorldNetDaily – Grants Pass,OR,USA
By Joseph Farah. WASHINGTON ˆ In concluding there was “no credible evidence”
of cooperation between Iraq and al-Qaida before the Sept.…
worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39025

IRAQ report affects crude oil futures
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
NEW YORK ˜ The disruption of Iraq's oil exports, the threat of a strike
in oil-rich Norway, and a surge in petroleum products futures helped lift
crude oil…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/energy/2633811

JAPAN Cabinet OKs Joining Iraq Multinational Force
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – The cabinet decided on Friday that Japan should take
part in a multinational force in Iraq despite criticism from the opposition
and some…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5454208

TWO huge bombings kill over 40 in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Iraq's new Prime Minister Iyad Allawi accused foreign countriesof being
behind the suicide bombing. “Some foreign countries, through…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/18/content_1533720.htm

IRAQ bomb toll rises
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Car bombs in Iraq killed 41 people and injured 141, as US President George
W Bush insisted al-Qaeda had links with Saddam Hussein, although an official
panel…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/18/1087245090723.html

AUSTRALIAN Minister Under Fire Over Iraq Abuse
Reuters – USA
Prime Minister John Howard, a close US ally who sent 2,000 military personnel
to the Iraq war, says he was unaware of the abuse until photographs of
Iraqis…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5454238

THE vanishing case for war in Iraq
Berkshire Eagle – Pittsfield,MA,USA
“We have no credible evidence,” says the September 11 Commission “that
Iraq and al-Qaida cooperated on attacks against the United States.” And
despite evidence…
www.berkshireeagle.com/Stories/0,1413,101~6267~2220105,00.html

SEPT. 11 Panel's Dismissal of Iraq-Al-Qaeda Link May Hurt Bush
Bloomberg – USA
June 18 (Bloomberg) — A US report dismissing a link between al-Qaeda and
Saddam Hussein's Iraq may damage President George W. Bush's re-election
bid…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aNHHbyGo3AwE&refer=us

WHITE House sticks to its guns about Al-Qaida-Iraq links
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
11 attacks said that Iraq had little to do with the terrorist organization.
President Bush said the administration has never suggested…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4834532.html

DISAPPEARED in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Cross. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld personally ordered the Army
in Iraq to hold a prisoner in this arbitrary and unethical way.…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/06/18/disappeared_in_iraq

NO evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties: 9/11 commission undermines…
World Socialist
… of the 9/11 commission released June 16 further discredits one of the
main lies employed by the Bush administration to justify its invasion
and conquest of Iraq…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/jun2004/911-j18.shtml

CRUDE oil expected to flow again soon in Iraq, analysts say
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Iraq could resume exporting limited amounts of oil as early as today, analysts
said, with repair crews nearing the completion of work on the smaller
of two…
www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle
&c=MGArticle&cid=1031776119187&path=!nationworld&s=1037645509161

JAPAN to join UN-mandated multinational force in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet on Friday approved a plan
to allow Japanese troops to join a UN-sanctioned multinational force in
Iraq, a government…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/90610/1/.html

RUDD defends Labor's Iraq policy
ABC Online – Australia
… Kevin Rudd and we'll also be asking him how the report of the September
11 commission blows apart the Howard Government's case for the war in
Iraq as he…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1134516.htm

JAPAN troops to join Iraq force
CNN International – USA
TOKYO, Japan — Japan's Cabinet has approved a plan for Japanese troops
to remain in Iraq as part of a multinational force after an interim government
takes…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/06/17/japan.iraq/

BUSH Defends Assertions of Iraq-Al Qaeda Relationship
Washington Post – USA
“The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq
and Saddam and al Qaeda: because there was a relationship between Iraq
and al Qaeda…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50679-2004Jun17.html

OIL prices rise over Iraq fears
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: Oil prices climbed in trading yesterday, amid worsening violence
in major producer Iraq, already crippled by a halt to exports following
a pipeline…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=84571&Sn=BUSI

RUMSFELD Admits He Told Jailers to Keep Detainee in Iraq Out of…
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… reasoning. Mr. Rumsfeld said the detainee, who is still in military
detention in Iraq, has been treated humanely. Officials said…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/18/politics/18abus.html

BLASTS Kills 41 in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD ˜ On a day when two suicide bombings killed 41 Iraqis and injured
more than 130, Iraq's interior minister said Thursday that the interim
government…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-bombings18jun18,1,2588429.story?coll=la-home-world

ROYAL Marines called back to southern Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Key quote “If we judge that further changes to the UK military contribution
in Iraq would be appropriate to support this process, we will of course
inform the…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=691452004

IRAQ car bombs kill 41
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Car bombers targeted Iraq's security services Thursday, blasting Iraqis
hoping to join the military in Baghdad and a civil defense post north
of the capital.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/061804dnintiraqrdp.9ead.html

BOMBS kill 41 on bloody day in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Two car bombs killed at least 41 Iraqis and wounded more
than 100 in separate attacks Thursday against the country's nascent security
forces.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0604/18iraq.html

IRAQ gave al-Qaida a base, says Blair
Guardian – UK
Downing Street maintained yesterday that Saddam Hussein had allowed al-Qaida
to operate out of Iraq. The claim appeared to contradict…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0,12956,1241752,00.html

BOMB attack on Iraq army queue kills 35
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… centre in Baghdad. It was the 20th car bomb in Iraq this month and
a copy of a devastating attack four months ago. The target was…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/18/wirq18.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/18/ixnewstop.html

BREMER satisfied with Iraq's progress
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD ˜ Despite an increase in violence before the transfer of sovereignty
to Iraqis, the American administrator of Iraq says the country is on a
path to…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-17-bremer-usat_x.htm

I did not appease Saddam on Iraq visits
Guardian – UK
… action in public was made at the request of the British government
through Douglas Hurd, then Foreign Secretary, who asked me to go out to
Iraq, all expenses…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0,12956,1241753,00.html

PANEL slams Bush's rationale for Iraq war
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON, JUNE 17: The commission investigating the 9/11 attacks called
into question on Wednesday one of President Bush‚s rationales for the
Iraq war, and…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=49195

RUMSFELD issued order to hide Iraq detainee
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Airport, officials said. Washington has linked Ansar al-Islam to Al
Qaeda and blames the group for some attacks in Iraq. In March…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_18-6-2004_pg4_3

IRAQ Car Bombs Kill 41
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… militants. Iraq‚s interior minister said he believed an Al-Qaeda-linked
militant, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, was connected to the bombing.…
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=46978&d=18&m=6&y=2004

HUNGARY military reports losing first soldier in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BUDAPEST A Hungarian soldier was killed Thursday in an attack on a convoy
south of Baghdad, becoming the nation's first military death in Iraq,
the authorities…
www.iht.com/articles/525473.htm

SUICIDE bombers kills 41 at Iraq base
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… June 30. The blast outside an Army recruiting centre on a busy road
also wounded 138 people, Iraq‚s Health Minister said. Colonel…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=49193

  
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