Iraq News and Information Links August 22 2004
HEAVY clashes in Iraq holy city, US journalist released
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Heavy clashes flared between US troops and Shiite Muslim
militiamen loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr in Iraq's holy city of
Najaf, while five…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102509/1/.html

KIDNAPPED reporter freed in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
… only described as “groups” – had approached his office after realising
that the journalist had worked to “uncover the truth about events in Iraq,
especially in…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3589388.stm

FILM Review: 'Uncovered: the War on Iraq'
Reuters – USA
… Reporter) – A highly impressive array of talking heads deliver vivid
counterarguments to the Bush administration's rationales for the war in
Iraq in Robert…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reviewsNews&storyID=6038132

BUSH and Iraq, as Seen By Foreign News Editors
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Jennifer Ludden discusses the impact of the Iraq war
and other aspects of Bush administration foreign policy with three foreign
journalists…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=3864663

POLITICS of exclusion in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
But the Baghdad politicking was just as important for the future prospects
of a unified Iraq, and the outcome was mostly discouraging.…
www.iht.com/articles/535151.htm

US chaplains lend spiritual aid in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By TODD PITMAN. NAJAF, Iraq — The Marines screamed for a medic and tried
to stanch the blood. But in the end, there was nothing they could do.

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Iraq%20Spiritual%20Combat

US Journalist In Iraq Released
CBS News – USA
(AP) US journalist Micah Garen, who was kidnapped in Iraq more than a week
ago, was released in the southern city of Nasiriyah.…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/08/22/iraq/main637615.shtml

FOUR Blasts in Iraq's Najaf, US Warplane Overhead
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq, (Reuters) – Four loud blasts were heard in Najaf late on Sunday
as an AC-130 US military plane circled overhead, a Reuters witness said.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6037915

GOVT warned on Iraq backlash: analysts
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The federal government was told repeatedly by intelligence analysts that
the conflict in Iraq would harm the war on terrorism by fanning Islamic
extremism, it…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/23/1093113078231.html

JOURNALIST Kidnapped in Iraq Is Released
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US journalist Micah Garen, who was kidnapped in Iraq more
than a week ago, was released Sunday in the southern city of Nasiriyah.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9468283.htm

NEW plot in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
The fate of the Iranian diplomat recently kidnapped in Iraq is still unclear
and the illegal arrest in Iraq of an Iranian reporter and some managers
from Iran…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/23/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

POLAND wants to leave Iraq as soon as possible: defense minister
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
WARSAW (AFP) – Poland wants to pull out of Iraq as soon as possible, Defense
Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said on Sunday as he arrived at a Polish military
base…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/23/2004&Cat=4&Num=005

THREE US Marines Killed in Iraq-Military
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three US marines have been killed in action in Iraq's
volatile Anbar province, the US military said in a statement on Sunday.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6037687

SOLDIER Killed in Convoy Blast in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (AP)—A roadside bomb detonated near a US military convoy on
Sunday outside the northern city of Mosul, killing one US soldier and
wounding another…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V1884.AP-Iraq-Car-Bomb.html

MEDAL beckons as Iraq makes football semis
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
THESSALONIKI, Greece – It was as if the location was perfectly named for
Olympic soccer‚s new heroes. For Iraklion read the Iraq lions.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=SPORTS&oid=57924

PAKISTAN Shiites protest Iraq fighting
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… 5,000 Shiite Muslims today held an anti-US rally in Karachi, to protest
at the fighting in the holy city of Najaf and demanding US forces withdraw
from Iraq.…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=115065998&p=yy5x667x4&n=115066758

EDITORIAL: Fighting for the soul of Iraq
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ, yet again, seems to be at a tipping point. For three weeks the so-called
Mehdi Army of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10532579%255E7583,00.html

A new Iraq pursues soccer destiny
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq's Munir Qusai evades a tackle from Australia's Anthony Danze in Iraq's
1-0 victory. … From the ashes of war-torn Iraq an unlikely Phoenix is
rising.…
www.theage.com.au/olympics/articles/2004/08/22/1093113056614.html

IRAQ Victim's Mother Plans to Sue Government
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The mother of a British soldier killed in Iraq is looking to sue the Ministry
of Defence over her son‚s death, it emerged today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3389967

WORKERS Œdesperate‚ to work in Iraq, says Estrada
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Former President Joseph Estrada, appealing on behalf of desperate overseas
Filipino workers with contracts to work in Iraq, has urged Malacañang
and the…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=NATIONAL&oid=57899

OIL exports from southern Iraq back to normal
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : Oil exports from the south of Iraq are back to their normal
level of 85,000 barrels per hour, an official of the South Oil Company
told AFP.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/102434/1/.html

THE Iraq Insurgency: Politics by Force
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Jennifer Ludden gets an assessment of the fighting in
Iraq from Col. Patrick Lang, a former director of Middle…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3863906

NEPAL yet to confirm abduction of its nationals in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Nepal has said that it is yet to confirm the reports of abduction of its
12 nationals by militants in Iraq, the state media reported on Sunday.

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_963676,00050002.htm

CLASHES near Iraq's Najaf kill 40 people-govt
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) – At least 40 Iraqis were killed on Saturday
in fierce clashes near the southern city of Najaf, where Shi'ite militias
are involved…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO240514.htm

IRAQ pipeline remains shut
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Authorities kept a main oil pipeline in southern
Iraq shut Sunday rather than risk it being attacked, restricting the country's

money.cnn.com/2004/08/22/news/international/iraq_pipeline.reut/

IRAN leader urges Iraq summit
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
TEHRAN — Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called on Muslim countries
Friday to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the “catastrophe” in Iraq,
particularly the…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0408220303aug22,1,2117785.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

KOCH says he left Democrats over Iraq policy
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… with sanity,” former mayor Ed Koch _ a lifelong Democrat _ said he
had decided to support President Bush in the 2004 election because of
Bush's policy on Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny—cvn-koch0822aug22,0,6735426.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

IRAQ Can't Boost Oil Sales Until Security Improves, SOMO Says
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) — Iraq, the world's third-largest holder of oil reserves,
won't reopen a pipeline in the south of the country and boost exports
beyond 1…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aFGPzEJdOZv4&refer=home

CAMP Pendleton Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LOS ANGELES – A Camp Pendleton Marine whose father's service in the Vietnam
War inspired him to join the military has been killed in Iraq. Pfc.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/9467384.htm

RUMSFELD Asked To Account For $8.8 Billion Iraq Money
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… have asked US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to account for $ 8.8
billion entrusted to the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq
earlier this year…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=082204013959

UK Military Can't Locate Reported Iraq Oil Pipeline Attack
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) — UK military forces said they couldn't find a fire
or any damage to an oil pipeline in southern Iraq caused by a reported
bomb explosion…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a0Ygnbj9LxSs&refer=uk

CAR blast injures Iraq governor
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… Guerillas waging a year-long insurgency in Iraq have repeatedly used
car bombs to attack top officials of the interim government, Iraqi security
forces and…
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10531889%255E401,00.html

AIR raids, clashes around Najaf shrine, clashes in southern Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : US jets staged raids overnight in the holy city of Najaf
near the revered Imam Ali mosque where fresh clashes erupted between Shiite
militiamen…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102403/1/.html

AMAZING Iraq on cusp
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
THESSALONIKI, Greece — Iraq beat Australia 1-0 in the quarter-final of
the Olympic soccer tournament yesterday to move within sight of a medal,
maybe even the…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/Sports/2004/08/22/596280.html

IRAQ Is One Win From a Medal
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… air and, with an overhead bicycle kick, knocked Australia out of the
men's Olympic soccer tournament and at the same time put his own country,
Iraq, into the…
www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-olymensoccer22aug22,1,2303126.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

US pins exit hopes on Iraq troop training
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
TIKRIT, Iraq ˜ Next to a dirt-packed soccer field on an island in the
middle of the Tigris River, the men who represent the long-term US exit
strategy for…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002012210_iraqtrain22.html

IRAQ'S new air force takes to skies
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Iraq's new air force has taken to the skies for the first
time since the United States invaded last year and disbanded the country's
armed…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002012208_iraqairforce22.html

CAR bomb targets officials in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Police in Iraq say a suicide car bomber has blown up his vehicle near a
convoy carrying officials north of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding
eight.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1182375.htm

VIOLENCE in Iraq drives up oil price
Business Report – Johannesburg,South Africa
London – Oil prices raced to fresh highs on Friday, carrying US crude over
$49 (R320.95) a barrel, driven by escalating violence in Iraq and unabated
fuel…
www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=&fArticleId=2195508

NEPAL investigating report of Nepalese held hostage in Iraq
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Nepal is investigating a report that 12 of its citizens
have been taken hostage by a militant group in Iraq, the prime minister
said…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/22/latest/18586Nepalinve&sec=latest

CAR bomb explodes in north Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi town of Baquba, killing two Iraqis
and wounding at least four, officials say. Police officers…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3587848.stm

LETTERS: Iraq war
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… Iraq is supposed to be in the hands of its government and leaders.
… Did Mr. Bush have any idea how many lives his war in Iraq would cost?

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/letters/stories/082204dnediiraqwar3H.5a9c3.html

  
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