Iraq News and Information Links August 21 2004
FOUR US soldiers face hearing in Germany over Iraq prisoner abuse
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BERLIN : Four US soldiers accused of abusing prisoners at a notorious jail
in Iraq, including the suspected ringleader, face a military hearing in
Germany on…

IRAQ'S run for a medal continues
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… in its history. Iraq will play Paraguay, which defeated South Korea
3-2, in the semifinals in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. In Baghdad…

IRAQ: Najaf Holy Shrine 'Race Against Time'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Meanwhile, a series of attacks targeting US and Iraqi forces throughout
Iraq on yesterday killed a US soldier, a Polish soldier and five Iraqis.

FIVE killed as fresh violence rocks Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… and six injured when a booby-trapped car exploded next to a convoy
near the Iraqi town of Hilla, the third attack on Polish troops in southern
Iraq in four days…

CONCERNS mount for reporters missing in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… Two French journalists in Iraq, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot,
have not been heard from for two days, their editors said on Saturday,

MILITIAMEN remain in Iraq shrine amid fear of new kidnapping
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Moqtada Sadr's militiamen remained in control of their Najaf mosque
stronghold, as fears grew that an Italian journalist missing in Iraq since
Thursday was…

A grieving mother is not fit to debate Iraq – London,England,UK
… Debate about policy towards Iraq can only become hopelessly irrational
if the feelings of the next of kin of dead soldiers are consulted as if
they have an…

IRAQ Advances to Semi-Finals
Deutsche Welle – Germany
Iraq surprised Australia on Saturday with a 1:0 win which pushed it into
the semi-finals. Back home, the victory triggered celebratory…

JUBILANT Iraq stun Roos
Guardian – UK
A beautifully taken Mohammed Emad overhead kick knocked Australia out of
the tournament and gave Iraq, who were reinstated by the International

NEPALESE Embassy Asked to Help Track Iraq Hostages
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… 22 August 2004 ˜ The Nepalese Embassy here has been instructed by
its government to track down the whereabouts of its 12 citizens reportedly
abducted in Iraq…

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, Aug. 20, 949 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense

AS It Insists Iraq Calls Shots, US Is Still Seen as Pivotal in Any…
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Washington. “The Iraqis are totally calling the ball,” said a senior
administration official involved in the discussions on Iraq.…

IRAQ rides bicycle kick into semis
Sports Network – USA
Heraklio, Greece (Sports Network) – The incredible story involving Iraq's
men's soccer team continued on Saturday afternoon. The…

OLYMPIC Soccer: Euphoric Iraq Reaches Semifinals
Reuters – USA
ATHENS (Reuters) – Iraq's footballers beat Australia 1-0 Saturday to reach
the semifinals of the Olympic men's tournament, triggering celebratory
gunfire in…

IRAQ'S only boxer falls in second-round match
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Najah Ali lost his light flyweight bout to Armenia's Aleksan Nalbandyan
on Saturday night, ending the improbable run of Iraq's only Olympic boxer
after just…

IRAQ'S long-suffering footballers hunt gold
Independent – London,England,UK
… A 12-yard bicycle kick in the 64th minute gave Iraq a 1-0 victory over
Australia in the quarter-finals of the football competition yesterday.

ITALIAN Reporter Still Missing in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
An Italian freelance journalist remained missing in Iraq today, authorities
said, amid reports that his Iraqi interpreter may have been found dead.

CLASHES resume in Iraq shrine city
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Fighters loyal to Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
have clashed with US troops in Najaf after talks with religious authorities
to end a…

HOPES High That US Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq Will be Freed Soon
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Aides to radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr say militants holding a
US journalist hostage in Iraq will release him soon. The…

IRAQ Pulls Off Another Soccer Stunner
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
IRAKLION, Greece – Emad Mohammed's 12-yard bicycle kick in the 64th minute
gave Iraq a 1-0 victory over Australia in the men's soccer quarterfinals

IRAQ'S Only Boxer Falls in Second Round
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
ATHENS, Greece – Najah Ali, who gained renown as the flag-carrier for Iraq's
reconstituted Olympic team and as the games' smallest boxer, lost his

IRAN says Iraq now admits arresting three missing journalists
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iraq's government has now admitted that three reporters
for Iran's state IRNA news agency who went missing on August 9 were detained
by police…

MILITIAMEN remain in Iraq shrine as cracks emerge in handover plan
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Moqtada Sadr's militiamen remained in control of their Najaf
mosque stronghold, with an agreement on handing over control of the shrine
to the…

IRAQ'S air force launches first flights since war
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Iraq's new air force took to the skies this week for the first time since
the US invaded last year and disbanded the country's armed forces, the
US military…

SADR'S men defy Iraq government
swissinfo – Switzerland
… forces clashed with militiamen. shrine, Iraq's holiest Shi'ite site,
to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Sistani, the most influential…

US, Polish Soldiers Attacked in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… vehicle. Meanwhile, in southern Iraq, about 30 kilometers from the
port of Basra, officials say saboteurs bombed an oil pipeline.…

US military doctors linked to Iraq abuse
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
US Army doctors at Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq helped design abusive interrogation
methods and failed to report deaths triggered by beatings, according to
a report…

IRAQ car bombing kills Polish soldier
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WARSAW, Poland (AP) ˜ A Polish soldier was killed and six more were injured
in central Iraq on Saturday when a car bomb exploded as a military convoy

IRAQ oil still curtailed
CNN/Money – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's oil exports were still running at half
their normal levels Saturday as a Shi'ite uprising forced authorities
to keep a main…

Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… defy the odds again. Portraits of US service members who have died
in Iraq since the beginning of the war. It seems unlikely that…

NEPAL Seeks To Confirm Reported Abduction In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
21 August 2004 — Nepalese officials say they are trying to confirm reports
that 12 Nepalese nationals had been seized by a militant group in Iraq.

POLISH soldier killed in Iraq car bomb attack
ABC Online – Australia
A Polish soldier was killed and six others wounded today in a car bomb
attack near Hilla in southern Iraq, a Polish military spokesman said as
quoted by the…

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Rome, Italy, Aug.20 – The Italian Embassy in Baghdad lost contact
with Enzo Baldoni, a journalist of “il Diario”, who has been in Iraq for
a while now.…

PUBLIC opposition to Iraq war continues to grow, survey finds
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Americans' opposition to the Iraq war continues to grow, with
69 percent of the public now saying the Bush administration launched the
war based…

IRAN demands muslim-world summit on Iraq
Xinhua – China
… 21 (Xinhuanet) — Iran's President, Mohammad Khatami, has called on
Muslim countries to convene an urgent meeting on the situation in Iraq,
particularly the 2…

ONE Polish soldier killed in Iraq car bomb attack
Xinhua – China
… force under Polish command. The soldier's death brings the number of
Polish fatalities in Iraq to 14 since last September. Enditem.

DEADLY attacks in Iraq
News24 (subscription) – South Africa
Iraq – A senior policeman was shot dead early on Saturday in the city of
Ramadi, while three Iraqis were killed and 11 wounded in three homemade

SADR'S men hold Iraq shrine
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Fighters loyal to rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada
al-Sadr are firmly in control of Najaf's Imam Ali mosque, giving the lie
to government…

ABDUCTIONS in Iraq catch Nepal government off guard
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… closure of leading business houses, the Nepal government was caught
off guard by reports of the possible abduction of 12 of its nationals
in Iraq on Saturday.…,00050002.htm

ATTACKS kill three US soldiers in Iraq
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Baghdad. The attacks brought to 711 the number of US servicemen and
women killed in action in Iraq since the US-led invasion last year.

AFGHAN, Iraq abuse involved same guards
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Army investigators think that some military interrogators
implicated in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal in Iraq were involved
in earlier…

PUBLIC support for war in Iraq is receding, new poll shows
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Public support for the decision to go to war with Iraq continues to erode,
with a growing number skeptical about the reasons for war and pessimistic
about its…

4 US troops killed in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Attackers ambushed a US patrol north of the Iraqi capital
yesterday, killing two American soldiers and wounding three others, while
the US…

FILIPINOS Rally Against Iraq Ban
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
MANILA ˜ About 3,000 Filipinos seeking jobs in US military camps in Iraq
marched near the presidential palace Friday to pressure the government
into lifting…,1,309590.story?coll=la-headlines-world

SHIITE militants in Iraq said to hand over keys to revered Najaf…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Militants loyal to firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said
Saturday that they handed over the keys to a revered Muslim shrine to

SLOWING in Iraq attacks gives crude some relief
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
NEW YORK – Oil prices made an about face Friday, falling below $48 a barrel,
as tensions between US forces and rebel fighters in Iraq eased, raising
hopes that…

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