Iraq News and Information Links April 21 2004
21/04/04 IRAQ war running over budget
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
INCREASED violence in Iraq is pushing the cost of the war over budget,
threatening a $US4 billion ($5.48 billion) shortfall by late summer, the
top US military…,5478,9353706%255E1702,00.html

UN Council Endorses Iraq Oil-For-Food Corruption Probe
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved an independent investigation
of the scandal-plagued Iraq "oil-for-food" program.…

Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
… Foreign Secretary Jack Straw condemned the attacks as "vicious" and
said they deliberately targeted Iraqis who were working hard to build
a new Iraq.…

TOP US general says cost of Iraq conflict growing
Xinhua – China
… top US general said Wednesday that the Iraqi military operation would
cost more money than expected, citing the need to deploy more US troops
in Iraq than the…

ANALYSTS Call for Increase in US Troops in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The recent increase in violence in Iraq has some analysts calling for more
US troops to be sent to the country and expressing concern about the planned

CHASTAIN urges Bush to withdraw from Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Kansas City congressional candidate Clay Chastain Wednesday called for
President Bush to withdraw US forces from Iraq on June 30.…

SECURITY remains "constraint" for UN to play role in Iraq: Annan
Xinhua – China
UNITED NATIONS, April 21 (Xinhuanet) — United Nations Secretary-General
Kofi Annan said on Wednesday that the security situation in Iraq may continue
to delay…

SUICIDE bombers kill 68 in Iraq
The Tribune – Chandigarh,India
… bombers killed at least 68 persons, many of them children, in co-ordinated
strikes on four police stations that inflicted bloody chaos on Iraq‚s

BLAIR says no plans to increase Iraq troops
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The government has no plans to increase the number of
troops in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said after suicide bombers killed
at least…

MISSING Dane found dead in Iraq
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — A Danish businessman reported missing in Iraq last week and believed
to have been kidnapped has been found dead, the Danish Foreign Ministry

BERLUSCONI Says UN Troops Not Ready to Control Iraq, Ansa Says
Bloomberg – USA
April 21 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations will not be able to take military
control of Iraq on June 30 when an Iraqi government is due to take charge,

IRAQ cartoon challenge to Bush
Guardian – UK
… long the scourge of US presidents, has caused more trouble for George
Bush with a storyline that will leave an all-American hero seriously injured
in Iraq.…,11711,1196956,00.html

GENERAL: Much of Iraq's Forces Have Quit
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – About one in every 10 members of Iraq's security forces "actually
worked against" US troops during the recent militia violence in Iraq,
and an…

VIETNAMESE see parallels between situation there, US-led Iraq war
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Get out of Iraq before it's too late. … It seems like the United
States is going to be stuck in Iraq, just like they got stuck in Vietnam
years ago," said Col.…

PROBE Opens on Iraq Oil-For-Food Program
Guardian – UK
… Paul Volcker opened an independent investigation Wednesday into allegations
of corruption and kickbacks stemming from the UN's humanitarian program
in Iraq.…,1280,-4004812,00.html

STAY calm, Fadel tells kin of other hostages in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
LAVAL, Que. (CP) ˜ A Canadian aid worker who was released after being
kidnapped in Iraq offered encouragement today to the families of other

NO-WIN Situation in Iraq
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
By Boris Kagarlitsky. The doomsayers' gloomiest predictions of a "new Vietnam"
in Iraq are coming true. Critics of US muscle-flexing…

KIDNAPPED Dane Found Dead in Iraq, Denmark Says
Reuters – USA
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Reuters) – A Danish businessman kidnapped in Iraq
has been found dead, Denmark's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.…

Eurasianet – New York,NY,USA
As Iraq‚s security situation continues to erode, the US-led occupation
force appears in urgent need of reinforcements. Turkey…

CONGRESS Demands Iraq Answers
CBS News – USA
… to the fallout from two books on White House war planning ˆ Congress
came back to work Tuesday demanding to know just what is going on in Iraq,
reports CBS…

MILITARY Families Group Protests Iraq War
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… that claims to represent more than a thousand US military families
is one of several anti-war groups calling for the withdrawal of US forces
from Iraq.…

MAJOR Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… President Bush conceded Wednesday the last few weeks in Iraq have
been ``really rough,'' but … Dick Lugar said, opening a second day of
hearings on Iraq. Gen.…,1280,-4004514,00.html

AUSTRALIA stands firm in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AUSTRALIA is standing firm on Iraq despite the withdrawal of more nations
from the US-led coalition and deadly car bombings in the southern city
of Basra.…,5478,9353654%255E1702,00.html

SUICIDE bombers kill 68 in southern Iraq – New Zealand
… bombers killed at least 68 people, many of them children, in co-ordinated
strikes on four police stations that inflicted bloody chaos on Iraq's
southern city…,2106,2882186a12,00.html

POLAND Sees `A Challenge' in Iraq as Spain Withdraws (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
April 21 (Bloomberg) — Poland faces a challenge in Iraq after Spain withdraws
its troops from the multinational force headed by Eastern Europe's largest

BOMBERS Will Not Derail Iraq Handover
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The handover of sovereignty in Iraq will not be „derailed‰ after suicide
bombers in Basra left 68 dead and more than 200 injured, the Government
said today…

PELOSI on Iraq: 'The President Substituted Poor Judgment for…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… addressed several hundred members of the American Society of Newspaper
Editors, who were in Washington for their annual convention on the war
in Iraq and the…

MALAYSIA, Pakistan say they will reconsider Iraq troop deployment…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Islamic nations are urging the United Nations to take the lead in Iraq
when US administrators give up power, and Pakistan and Malaysia said Wednesday

US Says Iraq Coalition Is Not Crumbling
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House insisted on Wednesday the US-led
coalition in Iraq was strong despite comments from staunch ally Poland
that it may join…

IRAQ Suicide Blasts Target Police; 68 Dead, 98 Hurt (Update6)
Bloomberg – USA
April 21 (Bloomberg) — Four police buildings in southern Iraq were attacked
today in near-simultaneous suicide car bombings that killed at least 68

LAWMAKERS Want Price Tag for Iraq Plans
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – The White House said Wednesday that it is not ruling out seeking
additional funds for Iraq before the end of the year, as a top Pentagon

SERIES suicide bombings killed 68 in southern Iraq
Xinhua – China
… relatively calm in the past year compared with other places like Baghdad
and the so-called sunni traingle area in cental and northern Iraq that
frequently hit…

US media more sceptical of Iraq policy
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US media is beginning to be more sceptical in
reporting on the war in Iraq, with reporters less willing to accept Bush

POLAND mulls Iraq exit options
Reuters – India
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland said on Wednesday it was reviewing its position
in Iraq but would not pull its troops out suddenly or without Washington's

SUICIDE bombers kill 68 in southern Iraq
Reuters – India
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers killed 68 people, among them 17
children incinerated in two minibuses on their way to school, in coordinated
strikes on…;:40868fb0:99c92b9

LAWMAKERS Seek Details on Iraq Strategy
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers will keep pressing the Bush administration
until they get a detailed explanation of its strategy in Iraq, a senator
said Wednesday…,1282,-4003602,00.html

CHILDREN caught in Iraq carnage
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… people were injured. Three near-simultaneous blasts hit police stations
at rush hour in Iraq's southern city of Basra. About the…,5478,9350007%255E663,00.html

KIDNAPPED Danish businessman found dead in Iraq
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… unease with its participation in the coalition increased today when
a Danish building subcontractor was reported dead, apparently killed in
Iraq after being…,,1-1082884,00.html

SYRIAN rejection to send forces to the borders with Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
A Syrian parliamentarian has expressed his rejection of the American repeated
demands for his country to dispatch forces to guard its border with Iraq
in order…

IRAQ-RELATED Strips Get Positive Reaction
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – USA
NEW YORK Many e-mailers are praising Garry Trudeau and Darby Conley for
bringing the realities of Iraq to their comics in sequences that began

BERLUSCONI: Italy Troops May Stay in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
ROME – Premier Silvio Berlusconi, one of President Bush's most steadfast
supporters, said Wednesday that Italian troops should remain in Iraq after
the June 30…

PM: Poland mulls Iraq exit options
CNN International – USA
WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) — Poland is considering options for withdrawing
its troops from Iraq, but any possible pull-out will not be sudden and
will be agreed…

POLISH leader says Spanish withdrawal from Iraq raises issue for…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland's prime minister was quoted Wednesday as saying
the planned Spanish troop withdrawal from Iraq could not be ignored, a
first hint…

68 killed in Iraq bombings as deadly battles rage in Fallujah
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : At least 68 people were killed in a string of car bomb attacks
against police in Iraq blamed on the Al-Qaeda network, while deadly battles

UK troops among injured in deadly Iraq blasts
Reuters – London,England,UK
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers have killed 68 people, some of
them children, in strikes on Iraqi police stations in British-patrolled

TRIPPING up on Iraq's crossed wires
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… things further, says Paul McGeough. There still is no sense that the
Americans know who they are talking to in Iraq. It's as if two…

CAR bombs leave 68 dead in southern Iraq – MI,USA
BASRA, Iraq (AP) ˜ Suicide attackers detonated simultaneous car bombs
against police buildings during rush hour Wednesday, killing 68 people,

FAMILIES grieve after bodies ID'd in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Halliburton Co. in Iraq, believing the risk of injury had declined
since Saddam Hussein was captured in December. Jeffery Parker…

DEFENSE minister: Spain's Iraq decision should be no surprise
WAVY-TV – Portsmouth,VA,USA
Madrid, Spain-AP — Spain's defense minister says the decision to withdraw
troops from Iraq shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone — even if

60 killed in Iraq blasts as US scrambles to seal coalition cracks
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : More than 60 people were killed in a string of attacks on
police stations in southern Iraq as the United States scrambled to hold
its coalition…

US able to add troops in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has made arrangements in case it
needs to keep 135,000 troops in Iraq longer than currently planned and
could mobilize…

HOWARD denies Iraq Coalition is unravelling
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: Do today's events, and the turmoil of the last two weeks,
mean that the situation in Iraq is unravelling? Spain's troops…

MOTHER fears for Canadian held in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
BAGHDAD, TORONTO — He returned to Iraq after years in Canada, hoping to
reunite a family torn apart by war and persecution under Saddam Hussein.

ATTACK on Iraq prison kills 22
The Globe and Mail – Canada
By LOUIS MEIXLER. BAGHDAD — Guerrillas fired a barrage of mortar rounds
at Baghdad's largest prison yesterday, killing 22 prisoners…

21 killed, 100 hurt in Iraq mortar attack
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
COMING HOME: Spanish soldiers from the Plus Ultra II brigade, who were
based in Iraq, disembark carrying a national flag with a bull logo on
arrival at…

ANOTHER bloody day in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
… At least 58 people were killed, many of them children, in co-ordinated
car bombings of four security posts that brought bloody chaos to Iraq's
southern city of…

CAN the violence in Iraq be stopped?
BBC News – London,England,UK
Several explosions in the Basra area of southern Iraq have killed at least
58 people and injured many more. … Can there be an end to the violence
in Iraq?…

FEROCITY of Iraq combat straining US war funding
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Intense combat in Iraq is chewing up military hardware and
consuming money at an unanticipated rate — depleting military coffers,

BUSH Officials Defend Afghanistan, Iraq Planning
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: On Capitol Hill, top Bush administration officials defend
the current policy in Iraq and plans for transfer of political power on
June 30.…

SUICIDE Bombers Kill at Least 58 in Southern Iraq
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers killed at least 58 people, many
of them children, in co-ordinated strikes on four police stations that
brought bloody…

IRAQ kidnapping confirmed
National Post (subscription) – Canada
BAGHDAD and TORONTO – The Canadian government confirmed yesterday a Toronto
salesman has been kidnapped in Iraq, and warned all Canadians they should
leave the…

AUST holiday for UN official linked to Iraq oil theft
ABC Online – Australia
An senior UN official linked with theft from the "oil-for-food" program
in Iraq is on holiday in Australia as the United Nations prepares to launch

ANOTHER Nation to Pull Iraq Troops
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic ˜ The Dominican Republic will pull
its 302 troops out of Iraq early, and Thailand will withdraw its 451 medical

DEATHS of Iraq Journalists Prompts Rights Questions
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Emily Harris reports on the aftermath of the deaths
of two employees of a US-funded broadcasting network in Iraq.…

VOTERS Keeping Up On Iraq War
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — The Iraq war … Pew's monthly "news interest" survey
has shown that since late 2002, Iraq is the story people are following
most closely.…,1,6392839.story?coll=hc-headlines-politics

CONGRESS presses officials for an Iraq plan
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… their spring recess had plenty of questions, strongly worded advice
and, in some cases, outrage for the Bush administration and its handling
of the war in Iraq…

DOMINICAN Republic to withdraw troops from Iraq
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
The Dominican Republic will withdraw its troops out of Iraq early – in
the next few weeks – following the lead of Spain and Honduras, General
Jose Miguel Soto…

AT least 77 die in Iraq jail blasts
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
By AP. BAGHDAD — Attacks on one Baghdad prison and three Basra police
stations killed at least 77 people in Iraq yesterday. Insurgents…

CAR Bombings Kill at Least 58 in Southern Iraq
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – At least 58 people were killed, many of them children,
in co-ordinated car bombings of four security posts that brought bloody
chaos to…

BASRA Police Station Bombings Kill 40 in Iraq
Wired News – USA
… hour explosions sowed panic across Basra, which had been relatively
peaceful during this month's surge of violence in other parts of central
and southern Iraq.…

IRAQ Police Station Blasts Kill Scores
Guardian – UK
BASRA, Iraq (AP) – Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police
stations in southern Iraq on Wednesday, killing more than 40 people, including,1280,-4002133,00.htm

SPAIN'S withdrawal does not reflect trend in Iraq, Tokyo says
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO: Troop withdrawals from Iraq by Spain, Honduras and the Dominican
Republic do not reflect a wider trend likely to hamper rebuilding efforts,
Japan says…

LAWMAKERS hope Wolfowitz will provide insight into Iraq strategy
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… panel of lawmakers, a day after he irritated some senators with a half-hour
speech on how brutal Saddam Hussein was, and how better off Iraq was without

WASHINGTON TODAY: Some see parallels in Iraq to Vietnam `…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) ''We must not waver,'' President Bush said last week of
the Iraq conflict, echoing a sentiment offered 37 years ago by another
president about…

US has plans if fresh troops needed in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has drawn up plans to send fresh troops quickly
to Iraq in case it decides it must keep 135,000 or more US soldiers deployed

WITNESSES: No quick end to Iraq burdens
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Expert witnesses told a Senate committee Tuesday that US
troop levels and spending in Iraq will remain high for three to five years
after Iraq…

3 Halliburton workers killed in Iraq identified
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Once Iraq is rebuilt, as it will be, it will be a living testament
to the tenacity, courage and sacrifice of these employees," Hall said.

AUSTRALIA will not "cut and run" from Iraq, PM vows
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY: Australia has acknowledged its troops are facing new dangers in
Iraq but vowed it would not join a retreat it believed would leave the

DOMINICAN Republic to quit Iraq too
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Following the footsteps of Spain and Honduras, the Dominican Republic has
also announced plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq.…

US Mistakes in Iraq – Sunnyvale,CA,USA
This brief addresses three areas. First, what mistakes have been made in
the Coalition administration of Iraq, and why? Second, what is the current

IRAQ: a follow up of Vietnam – By Burhanuddin Hasan
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… John Kerry, has spoken in many of his campaign speeches about disdainful
similarities between America‚s entanglement in Vietnam in 1960s and
now in Iraq.…

BUSH‚S Shift on Iraq Catches Friends and Foe Off Guard
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON ˜ President Bush's increasing reliance on the United Nations
in Iraq is unsettling some of his political allies, but blunting Sen.

US Soldiers Adjust to Changes in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – With the coalition fraying and guerrilla violence spreading,
the latest job for the US military in Iraq appears to be patching holes
– like…

POWELL says coalition in Iraq remains strong
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, April 20 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell
said on Tuesday that the US-led coalition in Iraq remained strong despite
the decision…

AUSTRALIA PM will not send more troops to Iraq
Reuters – India
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia will not send more troops to Iraq to help
fill the void left by the withdrawal of military personnel by Spain, Honduras
and the…

IRAQ war may require more money soon
Intense combat in Iraq is chewing up military hardware and consuming money
at an unexpectedly rapid rate — depleting military coffers, straining

CONSTITUENTS' Iraq Worries Growing, Lawmakers Say
Washington Post – USA
Together, people's reactions to the bloody insurgency in Iraq and the contentious
hearings at home showed an American public that is growing more restive

SHELLING Kills 22 Prisoners In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Halliburton Co., a huge contractor in the reconstruction of Iraq, said
on Tuesday that three of four bodies found earlier this month near an
attack on a fuel…

EDITORIAL:SPAIN'S pullout from Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
The unity of the ``coalition of the willing,'' a group of just over 30
countries that have sent military troops to Iraq in support of the US
occupation, has…

PENTAGON Drafts Iraq Troop Plan to Meet Violence
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, April 20 ˜ The Pentagon has drawn up plans to send fresh
troops quickly to Iraq in case it decides it must keep 135,000 or more
American soldiers…

KERRY fails to gain from Iraq crisis
Guardian – UK
George Bush emerged relatively unscathed from one of the worst months of
his presidency yesterday, holding steady in opinion polls as Iraq experienced
a wave…,13918,1197158,00.html

DOMINICAN Republic to pull troops out of Iraq early
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) The Dominican Republic will pull
its troops out of Iraq early, in the next few weeks, following the lead
of Spain and…

FIRST half of S.Korean replacement troop leaves for Iraq
Xinhua – China
… South Korea is considering either of two Kurdish autonomous cities
in northern Iraq — Sulaimaniyah and Irbil — as the site to station more
than 3,600 troops.…

BUSH says forces in Iraq strong despite pullouts
Reuters – India
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President George W. Bush said on Tuesday US-led forces
in Iraq are strong despite Spain and Honduras withdrawing, and Washington

22 Prisoners Die in Iraq Prison Bombing
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
In Iraq, at least 22 prisoners have been killed when suspected anti-coalition
rebels shelled Baghdad's largest prison in what a US general says might
have been…

US works to limit Iraq troop withdrawals
Reuters – India
BUFFALO, NY (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday the US-led coalition
in Iraq was stable despite plans by Spain and Honduras to withdraw their

BYRD Questions Legality of Iraq Funds
New York Times – USA
… broken the law by failing to inform Congressional leaders in mid-2002
of its use of emergency antiterror dollars to begin preparations for an
invasion of Iraq.…

DOMINICAN Republic, Honduras Withdrawing Iraq Troops
Reuters – USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic will
withdraw its 300 troops from Iraq "as soon as possible" and Honduras will
bring home…

IRAQ simmers down, peace holds
Times of India – India
… Civilians who had fled also trickled back. Meanwhile, Spain said on
Monday it had begun withdrawing its 1,400-strong contingent from Iraq

CANADA demands release of Toronto man in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA – The federal government is calling for the immediate release of
a Canadian kidnapped in Iraq. … He returned to Iraq late last year to

IRAQ'S coalition of hired guns
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Of the armed forces supporting the US-led coalition efforts to pacify and
rebuild Iraq, about 20,000 of them are hired guns. This…

BUSH appoints seasoned UN envoy as ambassador to Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
NEW YORK – President George W. Bush has named UN Ambassador John Negroponte
as the US ambassador to Iraq, one of the first concrete steps Washington
has taken…,4386,246845,00.html

US Says June 30 Not 'A Magical Date' for Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration on Tuesday called the June
30th transfer of authority in Iraq just a step toward self-rule and not
"a magical…

IRAQ'S where Kerry may meet his Waterloo
Straits Times – Singapore
… It is called Iraq. And the problem is largely of his own making.…
Another US-led coalition invaded Iraq last March and deposed Saddam.…,4386,246864,00.html

ATTACK on Iraq jail kills 22 prisoners
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Meanwhile, US President George W. Bush today named US envoy to the UN,
John Negroponte, as the first Ambassador to Iraq since the overthrow of
Saddam Hussein…

LOOKING to the new Iraq
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House says it hopes a new UN resolution for
Iraq will encourage other nations to participate in aiding security and

FRIENDS and family mourn death of Manistee man in Iraq – MI,USA
MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) ˜ Stephen Hulett knew working in Iraq wouldn't be
risk-free … He was pretty sensible. … It just didn't look like it
does now" in Iraq.…

IRAQ prison attack kills 22 as violence saps Fallujah truce
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Violence continued elsewhere in Iraq with 22 killed and 92 wounded
when 12 mortar rounds slammed into a jail at Abu Gharib, 20 kilometers
(12 miles) west of…

CONGRESS Pushes Bush Administration for Details on Iraq Power…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Members of the US Congress are criticizing the Bush administration for
not providing enough details about plans to transfer sovereignty in Iraq
on June 30.…

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