Iraq News and Information Links September 19 2004
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KERRY Links Iraq War Cost, Domestic Woes
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON – Democrat John Kerry links the cost of the Iraq war to problems at home and vows in a new television ad to both “defend America and fight for the…

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OPTIMISM in London, carnage in Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
The second Iraq war, between coalition forces and insurgents, is now under way in what has become the “crucible” of the global war on terrorism, Tony Blair…

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NUMBER of foreigners taken hostage in Iraq tops 135
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 7, kidnappers accuse Iran of meddling in Iraq's affairs. … Militants said they seized him because Egypt said it would send security experts to Iraq.…

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MCCAIN: Bush not straight enough on Iraq
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Several Republicans and Democrats took President Bush to task on Sunday's talk shows over his repeated assertions that all is well in Iraq.…

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HOSTAGES Face Death in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Several insurgent groups set deadlines for killing more than a score of hostages in Iraq — from a trio of American and British workers to…

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KENNEDY demands apology over Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has opened his party's annual conference with a call for Tony Blair to apologise for mistakes over Iraq.…

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DEADLINE threat for Iraq hostages
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Later on Saturday, Aljazeera showed another tape in which unknown militants threatened to kill 10 hostages unless their US-Turkish company left Iraq.…

www.csmonitor.com/2004/0920/p01s01-woiq.html
CLASSIC guerrilla war forming in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
… To many experts, the conflict in Iraq has entered a new phase that resembles a classic guerrilla war with US forces now involved in counterinsurgency.…

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OBAMA willing to support more troops in Iraq; Keyes questions war…
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Democratic Senate candidate Barack Obama said Saturday he would be willing to send more soldiers to Iraq if it is part of a strategy that…

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VIDEO Claims 25 Iraq Soldiers Kidnapped
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… US forces and soldiers from Iraq's national guard raided the Baghdad houses al-A'araji and another senior al-Sadr aide, Raed al-Khadumi, on Saturday.…

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UK'S Kennedy Calls on Tony Blair to Apologize for Iraq War
Bloomberg – United States
… UK Liberal Democratic Party leader Charles Kennedy called on Prime Minister Tony Blair to apologize for taking the nation to war in Iraq, stepping up criticism…

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SENATORS ask for Bush rethink of Iraq policies as elections loom
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Senators from both parties urged the Bush administration on Sunday to face the reality of the situation in Iraq and change its occupation…

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US military targets gangs in northern Iraq that kidnap local…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) The US military is looking to break up a pair of kidnapping rings in this multiethnic city that specialize in holding Turkomen and Kurdish…

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KERRY Links Iraq War Cost, Domestic Woes
ABC News – United States
19, 2004 — Democrat John Kerry links the cost of the Iraq war to problems at home and vows in a new television ad to both “defend America and fight for the…

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IRAQ: New Hostage Tapes, GI Deaths
CBS News – USA
… stepped up a campaign to undermine the interim government of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and force the United States and its allies to pull out of Iraq.…

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BLAIR Tries to Counter Iraq Skeptics in Europe
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 19 — Prime Minister Tony Blair admonished the international community today not to waiver in its support for military victory in Iraq and the establishment…

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SECRET papers show Blair was warned of Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
British Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned a year before invading Iraq that a stable postwar government would be impossible without keeping large numbers of…

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EMBASSY confirms 10 kidnappings in Iraq
CNN/SI – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The Turkish Embassy in Baghdad said Sunday that 10 employees of a US-Turkish company were kidnapped in Iraq, a day after the wife of a…

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VIDEO Shows Beheading of 3 Iraq Hostages
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… About 120 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq, and many have been killed by their captors. Insurgents have carried out most of…

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JORDANIAN hostage rescued in southern Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Sept. 19 (Xinhuanet) — A Jordanian civil servant who was held hostage since last month was released Saturday in southern Iraq, the police said.…

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3 Dead, 7 Hurt in Iraq Suicide Car Blast
ABC News – United States
SAMARRA, Iraq Sept. 19, 2004 — A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Sunday near a joint US-Iraqi checkpoint, killing three…

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THREE Lebanese, their Iraqi driver kidnapped in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Three Lebanese men and their Iraqi driver have been kidnapped in Iraq, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said Sunday, as Iraq's prime minister…

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IRAQ PM and Blair united on Iraq polls
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Elections in Iraq will go ahead in January as planned, Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Iraqi counterpart say, brushing aside fears that…

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KENNEDY: Parliament must decide on further UK troops to Iraq
Guardian – UK
Charles Kennedy kickstarted his party's conference today with a demand that parliament be consulted before any further troops are sent to Iraq.…

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POLITICS aside, the war in Iraq is just and necessary
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,United States
By Ed Feulner. This fall, expect to hear a lot on the campaign trail about Iraq. Was it a mistake? Can we win? Is it worth it? Even…

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THREE Lebanese kidnapped in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Three Lebanese men and their Iraqi driver have been kidnapped in Iraq, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. The four — identified…

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IRAQ: We won't Bow to Kidnap Demands
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq’s foreign minister said today his government would not bow to the demands of the extremist group holding British hostage Kenneth Bigley, snatched with…

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KIDNAPPERS threaten to slay hostages in Iraq; bombing kills 19
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Kidnappers with links to al-Qaida threatened in a videotape Saturday to slit the throats of two Americans and a British hostage unless…

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REBEL bombs target Iraq's recruits
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — Insurgents killed 19 Iraqis and two US soldiers Saturday in bombings across Baghdad and in northern Iraq, and kidnappers threatened to kill two…

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BLAIR meets Allawi on security in Iraq, British hostage
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Blair on Sunday begins talks with visiting Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi at Downing Street, which is expected to focus on security in Iraq and the…

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ONCE Iraq's tyrant, Saddam now tends plants, awaits trial
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Nine months after American troops pulled him disheveled and disoriented from an underground bunker near his hometown, Tikrit, Saddam Hussein is…

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SCENE In Afghanistan, Iraq Could Get Messier, Warns Bush
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
19 (NNN): American President George Walker Bush has warned that Iraq and Afghanistan could get more violent and messier as elections in both countries approach…

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IRAQ Will Not Give in to Terrorists, Minister Says
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Iraq is doing all it can to secure the release of a British and two US hostages but will not give in to demands or negotiate with terrorists…

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IN Iraq, tragedy followed by tragedy
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
By Robert Ruby. Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a sinister, closed, stifling place. … During the Iran-Iraq war, the United States had backed Hussein.…

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MALAYSIA vindicated by UN chief's comment on Iraq: FM
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KUALA LUMPUR: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's description of the war on Iraq as “illegal” proves Malaysia was right in opposing the conflict, Foreign…

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KENNEDY issues fresh Iraq attack
BBC News – London,England,UK
Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has issued a blistering attack on the prime minister over Iraq, as his party's conference gets under way.…

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POLAR views of Iraq are defining election
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – Democratic challenger John F. Kerry plans an aggressive attack on President Bush and his policies in Iraq, seeking to put the president on the…

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KIDNAPPERS in Iraq threaten to kill three
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Kidnappers with links to al-Qaida threatened Saturday in a videotape to slit the throats of two Americans and a British hostage.…

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BLAIR advisers warned of Iraq chaos
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
LONDON—Top British officials warned before the Iraq war that US President George W. Bush's “grudge match” against Saddam Hussein could result in post-war…

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LOCAL Marine, 21, killed in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
A 21-year-old Lynnwood Marine was killed in action while fighting in the Anbar province of Iraq, the military and his family said yesterday. Marine Cpl.…

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COURTS-MARTIAL Ordered in Iraq Bridge Incident
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
FT. CARSON, Colo. — Two soldiers face courts-martial in the alleged drowning of an Iraqi civilian forced to jump off a bridge. Sgt.…

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REPORT: Blair warned of post-war Iraq chaos
China Daily – Beijing,China
Britain's foreign secretary and senior officials warned Prime Minister Tony Blair a year before invading Iraq that chaos could follow the toppling of Saddam…

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IRAQ car-bomb blasts kills more than 20
Sify – Delhi,India
… In another kidnapping, an Islamist group threatened to kill 10 employees of a US-Turkish company unless the firm halted its operations in Iraq within three days…

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MARINE from Lynnwood killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
SEATTLE — A Marine from Lynnwood, Wash., has been killed in action in Iraq, the US Department of Defense said Saturday. Marine Cpl.…

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BRITAIN to scale back troops in Iraq: report
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : Britain is to scale back its 8,000-strong military presence in southern Iraq in October, despite fears of worsening security in the run-up to elections…

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DEADLINE threat for Iraq hostages
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Later on Saturday, al-Jazeera showed another tape in which unknown militants threatened to kill 10 hostages unless their US-Turkish company left Iraq.…

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POLAR Views of Iraq Are Defining Election
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Democratic challenger John F. Kerry plans an aggressive attack on President Bush and his policies in Iraq, seeking to put the president on the defensive over…

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BETWEEN Iraq and a hard place
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… it was clear that the Bush administration, pumped up after a triumphant military campaign in Afghanistan, was intent on regime change in Iraq, almost certainly…

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MR. Bush and Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
ANOTHER RENDING week of violence in Iraq has underlined the critical challenge that confronts the Bush administration: Unless it can find ways to improve…

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DEFENCE Minister defends Aust's role in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Defence Minister Robert Hill says the Government is committed to helping efforts being made to return stability to Iraq. BARRIE…

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WE'RE back at war in Iraq, says general
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent. Gen Sir Mike Jackson, the head of the Army, has admitted that British troops in Iraq are “back at war”.…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1307907,00.html
IRAQ leak has Blair back in firing line
Guardian – UK
Tony Blair was last night forced on to the defensive over Iraq after explosive leaked documents revealed that he was warned a year before the invasion that a…

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US-LED forces must pull out of Iraq, says Syed Hamid
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
MUAR: Malaysia says the US-led forces in Iraq should leave the country now that UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has called the war illegal.…

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2 soldiers in Iraq face courts-martial
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
FORT CARSON, Colo. – Two soldiers face courts-martial over the alleged drowning of an Iraqi civilian forced to jump off a bridge. 1st Lt.…

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UK and US defy UN over Iraq election
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The British and United States governments are on course for another confrontation with the United Nations over the proposed elections in Iraq.…

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MARIETTA man held hostage in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
A Marietta resident is among three men held in Iraq by a militant group threatening execution unless Iraqi women are released from two American-controlled…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_19-9-2004_pg1_5
23 die in Iraq suicide attack
Daily Times – Pakistan
KIRKUK: A suicide car bomb attack on Saturday outside the regional headquarters of the Iraqi National Guard in the northern city of Kirkuk killed 23 men, most…

  
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