Iraq News and Information Links June 23 2004
MILITANTS threaten to murder Iraq PM
Times of Oman – Oman
BAGHDAD ˜ Rebels vowed yesterday to assassinate Iraq‚s interim prime
minister, hours after saying they had beheaded a South Korean hostage
in the violent…
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=59130

US Kills 20 Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Official Says
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 23 Up to 20 foreign fighters were killed overnight
during an American military strike on a house in the city of Falluja,
a senior military…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/international/middleeast/23CND-IRAQ.html?ex=1088654400&en=cbcf5c5e27c0f998&ei=5062

NEGROPONTE Sworn in as US Ambassador to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Powell Wednesday swore in veteran diplomat John Negroponte, the former
US ambassador to the United Nations, to be the Bush administration's first
envoy to Iraq…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=ACBAB2D8-B94F-4E1C-B1F8EFD7B708E90A

S. Korean ambassador to Iraq declines to comment on hostage'…
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, June 23 (Xinhuanet) — South Korean Ambassador to Iraq ImHong
Jae on Wednesday declined to meet reporters who went to the embassy for
information or…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1543512.htm

NEGROPONTE Sworn in As Ambassador to Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP)—John Negroponte was sworn in as the new US ambassador
to Iraq on Wednesday. Secretary of State Colin Powell called…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V1268.AP-US-Iraq.html

IRAQ Militants Warn Allawi Over Emergency Laws
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraqi militants warned Prime Minister Iyad Allawi Wednesday
not to implement emergency laws in Iraq and said they would attack anyone

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5497449

'COURTS martial could be in Iraq'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Courts martial for UK troops could be held in Iraq where the families of
the alleged abuse victims would be able to watch the cases, MPs have heard.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3834527.stm

THE United States of Texas
Salon (subscription) – USA
… since, Cheney has credited his fortune to the magical powers of the
“private sector”; for Cheney, the millions he earned as the CEO of Halliburton,
the world's…
www.salon.com/tech/feature/2004/06/24/halliburton/

MILITANTS threaten Iraq PM
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamist militants have vowed to assassinate Iraq's
interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, threatening to step up a bloody campaign
of…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=534674&section=news

ERODING security takes toll on Iraq oil
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
LONDON — British oil consultant Paul Bristol has traveled to Baghdad six
times since the US-led invasion of Iraq, but the risks only hit home when
his Iraqi…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/apbiz_story.asp?category=1310&slug=Iraq%20Whither%20Oil%3F

BIDEN urges Bush to seek NATO help on Iraq, says administration…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 53. WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush should present allied leaders with
a plan next week to send a NATO force to Iraq, Sen. Joseph…
www.boston.com/dailynews/175/wash/Biden_urges_Bush_to_seek_NATO_:.shtml

IRAQ'S handover of power
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… been recognised by the UN under Security Council Resolution 1546, which
will allow the new government to represent sovereign authority in Iraq
and externally…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373218608

IRAQ Update: Death Threat for Interim Prime Minister
NPR (audio) – USA
… NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Edward Wong of The New York Times about
an assassination threat aimed at the interim prime minister for Iraq,
Iyad Allawi.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1971929

SOLDIERS Accused of Abuses in Iraq Could Be Tried There
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British soldiers accused of abuses against Iraqi civilians could face a
military trial in Iraq in front of the families of their alleged victims,
a senior…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3107015

NEGROPONTE Sworn in As Ambassador to Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – John Negroponte was sworn in as the new US ambassador to Iraq
on Wednesday. Secretary of State Colin Powell called…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8994052.htm

CLINTON: Other Threats Topped Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… office, he told his successor that Osama bin Laden, the Middle East
and North Korea posed more of a threat to US national security than Iraq,
Clinton says.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1967393

MILITANT Vows to Assassinate Iraq Premier
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Iraq's interim prime minister said Wednesday he was
determined to confront the mastermind of bombings and beheadings who threatened
to…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V1044.AP-Iraq.html

SOUTH Koreans Protest Planned Troop Dispatch to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
South Koreans are staging candlelight vigils and protesting troop deployments
to Iraq after Islamic militants there beheaded South Korean national Kim
Sun-il…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5AA56229-FC69-4EDC-AC428287ECBFB410

GOV‚T studying pullout of RP soldiers from Iraq
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
Malacañang is studying whether to pull out the Philippine humanitarian
contingent in Iraq or not in the wake of the scheduled transfer of sovereignty
to an…
www.mb.com.ph/MAIN2004062412557.html

Q&A: the Iraq handover
Guardian – UK
At midnight on June 30 the US-led occupation of Iraq nominally ends and
a new set of people will take power. … Iraq still has a lot of problems.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1245776,00.html

ANALYSIS: Iraq's military landscape
BBC News – London,England,UK
As a string of audacious attacks and assassinations suggest a catastrophic
outlook for Iraq, BBC News Online examines the military landscape against
which the…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3816371.stm

FOREIGN fighters increase presence in Iraq
United Press International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 23 (UPI) — Increasing numbers of foreign Islamic fighters
entering Iraq have taken almost complete control of one Iraqi city, according
to…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040623-094344-1804r

NEGROPONTE Sworn In as US Ambassador to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Longtime US diplomat John Negroponte has been sworn in as the United States'
ambassador to Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=703A0946-8BCC-49C1-84A4CA00E72962DA

MILITANT Vows to Assassinate Iraq Premier
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A recording purportedly made by the mastermind of bombings
and beheadings in Iraq threatened to assassinate Iraq's interim prime
minister and…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64136-2004Jun23.html

'ZARQAWI tape' threatens Iraq PM
KMSB – Tucson,AZ,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's interim prime minister has received a public death
threat in an ominous recording believed to be made by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the…
www.fox11az.com/news/other/stories/KMSB-20040623-cnnbp-threat.28d7ff37e.html

MILITANTS threaten Iraq's PM
swissinfo – Switzerland
… We do not care about these threats, we will continue to rebuild Iraq
and work for freedom, democracy, justice and peace. Iraqis have faced.

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5029440

IRAQ Restarts North Oil Export Pipeline
Reuters – USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq resumed pumping crude from its northern oilfields
to Turkey on Wednesday at a reduced rate after repairing an export pipeline

www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5494957

BUSH calls interim prime minister of Iraq; presidential spokesman…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… A recording purportedly made by the mastermind of bombings and beheadings
in Iraq threatened to kill Allawi and fight Americans ''until Islamic
rule is back on…
www.boston.com/dailynews/175/wash/Bush_calls_interim_prime_minis:.shtml

IRAQ/AL Qaeda link confirmed
The Illinois Leader – IL,USA
It is indeed mind-boggling that critics of the war in Iraq have seized
upon the 9/11 Commission‚s finding of “no credible evidence‰ of
collaboration…
www.illinoisleader.com/letters/lettersview.asp?c=16871

DEFENSE Department Warns US Forces May be in Iraq for Years
Christian Broadcasting Network – USA
By Sarah Pollak. CBN.com ˆ (CBN News) -The handover of power in Iraq
may be a week away, but US troops could be in Iraq for quite some time.

www.cbn.com/CBNNews/News/040623c.asp

ECONOMY Tops Iraq as Election Issues
Yahoo News (press release) – USA
… that if President Bush is re-elected in November it will be because
of the strengthening economy, but that if he loses, it will be because
of the war in Iraq.…
biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040623/nyw034_1.html

US Ambassador John Negroponte on Iraq's Future Following Power…
ABC News – USA
… Where L. Paul Bremer, the US civil administrator in Iraq, stood astride
in combat boots, Negroponte will walk softly working under the radar directing
the…
abcnews.go.com/sections/GMA/World/040623_Negroponte_Iraq-1.html

MILITANTS Kill S. Korean Man Held in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The body of a South Korean hostage beheaded by militants in
Iraq is found, a day after the deadline set by his captors for South Korea
to cancel a…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1969622

OIL Eases as Iraq Repairs Key Pipeline
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Wednesday as Iraq resumed pumping
crude from its northern oilfields, boosting efforts to overcome sabotage
attacks that…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5493532

RAIDING Iraq ‚ s piggy bank
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Now that Iraqi insurgents have discovered precisely where to aim their
body blows at oil export facilities, Iraq is going to need all the money
it can find.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Opinion&OID=53694

UPDATE: S. Korean Hostage Reported Killed in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… Hahn of The Los Angeles Times, reporting from Baghdad, about the reported
beheading of a South Korean man captured and held hostage by Islamic militants
in Iraq…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1969357

TOUGH talk for new Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
IRAQ'S INTERIM government must project an image as well as the reality
of firmness in helping guide the country to elections early next year.

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/23/EDG5179ON71.DTL

NEGROPONTE Acknowledges Difficulty in Iraq
FOX News – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The new US ambassador to Iraq said Wednesday the situation
in the troubled country won't be turned around overnight when sovereignty
is handed…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,123480,00.html

SADR rejects joining Iraq's national conference: aides
Xinhua – China
… Maasum' committee, representing political movements, tribes and regions
from across Iraq, will select the country's 100-member interim national
council.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1543353.htm

AL-ZARQAWI Tape Vows To Kill Iraq's Prime Minister
WTOV9.com – Steubenville,OH,USA
… Egypt — An audio recording purportedly made by Jordanian militant
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, (pictured) threatens to assassinate the interim
prime minister of Iraq…
www.wtov9.com/news/3450582/detail.html

TERRORIST threatens Iraq official
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ A recording purportedly made by the mastermind of bombings
and beheadings in Iraq threatened to assassinate Iraq's interim prime
minister and…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/062304dnintiraqthreat.28c50907e.html

IRAQ resumes oil exports to Turkey: NOC
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KIRKUK, Iraq : Iraq resumed its oil exports through a pipeline to Turkey's
Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, an executive of the Northern Oil Co (NOC)
said.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/91579/1/.html

IRAQ Beheading Draws Scorn At UN
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
South Korea and other states assisting the US-led coalition in Iraq have
nonetheless vowed to maintain their presence in the country.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/adb91ba4-231f-4f6c-b749-e1d90703b71b.html

PUTTING the Iraq-al-Qaida connection into a 'Sopranos' context
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
… Birnbaum of The Washington Post wrote: “The staff report [of the 9-11
Commission] indicates that there was considerable interaction between
bin Laden and Iraq…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Jun/06232004/commenta/177942.asp

SOUTH Korea to Block Showing of Iraq Hostage Execution
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… has stepped up its monitoring of the Internet following the widespread
distribution of images of the beheadings of two Americans held hostage
in Iraq and Saudi…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A40F062C-5C3C-4EC4-B6C511D89DB596C8

WOLFOWITZ says US troops may be in Iraq for years
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
WASHINGTON—Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, a prime architect
of the Bush administration's Iraq policy, said Tuesday that the Pentagon
had…
www.charleston.net/stories/062304/wor_23wolfie.shtml

IRAQ'S Allawi Gets Death Threat From Al-Qaeda Suspect, AP Says
Bloomberg – USA
… The 36-year-old Jordanian is suspected of ties to the al-Qaeda terrorist
network and is blamed by the US for fostering attacks on coalition forces
in Iraq.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aRIAHXJ6z2jA&refer=top_world_news

2 Japanese ASDF planes return from Iraq for maintenance
Xinhua – China
TOKYO, June 23 (Xinhuanet) — Two planes of Japanese Air Self-Defense Force
(ASDF) sent to Iraq earlier this year for reconstruction work returned
to their…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1542852.htm

TRAGIC end to Iraq's hostage crisis shocks world as violence…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : The tragic conclusion to Iraq's latest hostage drama drew expressions
of horror from around the world as violent attacks continued just a week
before…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91555/1/.html

AMBASSADOR to Iraq has big portfolio, tall order
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… When Negroponte is sworn in Wednesday in Washington as the first US
ambassador to the sovereign postwar Iraq, the 64-year-old veteran troubleshooter
will take…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0406230381jun23,1,474806.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

KENNEDY keeps drumbeat on Bush, Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy yesterday again led the charge
for Democrats in criticizing President Bush's Iraq policies, declaring
Bush's intense…
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/06/23/kennedy_keeps_drumbeat_on_bush_iraq

WOLFOWITZ calls long Iraq stay likely
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Eight days before US caretakers are scheduled to turn over
control of Iraq to an interim government, Pentagon officials told Congress
that…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/8991436.htm

SEOUL resolute on Iraq troops, mourns beheading
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
South Korea's president said he was “sorry” on Wednesday over the beheading
of a South Korean hostage in Iraq but reaffirmed his resolve to dispatch
troops…
www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Seoul+mourns+beheading&id=55983

ATTACK in Iraq kills two police officers
KVOA.com – Tucson,AZ,USA
Baghdad, Iraq-AP — A drive-by shooting in an insurgent stronghold in Iraq
has left two policemen dead and another wounded. The…
kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=1962444

SOUTH Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
SEOUL – Militants have beheaded a South Korean hostage in Iraq after Seoul
refused their demand to withdraw its troops from the country and cancel
plans to…
www.dispatch.co.za/2004/06/23/Foreign/aalead.html

SHATT al-Arab, Iran-Iraq flashpoint now filled with rusting…
IranMania News – Iran
BASRA, Iraq, June 22 (AFP) – The Shatt al-Arab, where Iranian forces arrested
eight members of the British navy, is a narrow stretch of water whose
strategic…
www.iranmania.com/news/230604f.asp

STAY in Iraq 8 more months
Expatica – Netherlands
AMSTERDAM ˜ A large majority of Dutch MPs on Tuesday night backed the
Cabinet's decision to extend the nation's troop deployment in Iraq by
eight months.…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=19&story_id=8793

TRAGIC end to Iraq's hostage crisis shocks world as violence…
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
The tragic conclusion to Iraq's latest hostage drama drew expressions of
horror from around the world as violent attacks continued just a week
before the…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/AfpNews/20040623165001/indexb_html

'AL-QAEDA tape' threatens Iraq PM
BBC News – London,England,UK
An audiotape purported to be from an al-Qaeda leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
has threatened to kill Iraq's interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3831877.stm

CONDEMNATION for Iraq beheading, praise for Seoul's firm stand
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Asia reeled in horror at the beheading of a South Korean hostage in Iraq,
but joined the United States in praising Seoul for refusing to bow to
the kidnappers…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/AfpNews/20040623163500/indexb_html

MINE kills Montverde man in Iraq
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
A Lake County resident working in Iraq as a private contractor was killed
last week when the truck he was driving in a convoy hit a land mine.…
www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-aseczbryski23062304jun23,1,1719890.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

SOUTH Korean beheaded in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Islamic militants beheaded a South Korean hostage yesterday
after the government refused demands to drop plans to send more troops
to Iraq.…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001962913_behead23.html

CONDEMNATION for Iraq beheading, praise for Seoul's firm stand
Channel News Asia – Singapore
HONG KONG : Asia reeled in horror at the beheading of a South Korean hostage
in Iraq, but joined the United States in praising Seoul for refusing to
bow to the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91524/1/.html

IRAQ force may grow by 25000
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
… Army planners for up to five more brigades – about 25,000 troops–
to augment the American force of 138,000 soldiers and Marines now in Iraq,
military officers…
www.baltimoresun.com/news/bal-te.troops23jun23,0,2337379.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

IRAQ handover is just a starting point
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Washington has oversold the significance of the June 30 handover in
Iraq and must now work to give substance to this symbolic step.…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpmur233864012jun23,0,158629.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

US troops likely to be in Iraq for years, official says
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
2 Defense Department official said there is no timetable for US troops
to leave Iraq, and the bill for operations there through the end of 2005
could be $60…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8988487.htm

PERSPECTIVES ON THE JUSTIFICATIONS FOR WAR WITH IRAQ
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… draft report and turn a one-sentence entry into a rebuttal of the Bush
administration's assertions that there was a definite link between al
Qaeda and Iraq.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8988497.htm

ZARQAWI Threatens to Kill Iraq's New Prime Minister
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda-linked operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has threatened
to kill Iraq's new Prime Minister Iyad Allawi in a purported audiotape
posted…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5489916

AL-QAIDA-LINKED fugitive in Iraq vows to assassinate Allawi
The Star – Malaysia
… purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and
found online Wednesday threatened to assassinate the head of Iraq's interim
government…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/6/23/latest/17752AlQaidal&sec=latest

ROH Condemns Murder of Korean in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… Roh said, “The deployment of Korean troops to Iraq is not to make enemies
of Iraq or any other Arab country, but to help Iraq recover and rebuild,
as our…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406230036.html

SOUTH Korean Held in Iraq Is Beheaded
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… His body was recovered on another day of rampant violence in Iraq,
less than 10 days before the US is to hand over sovereignty to a caretaker
Iraqi government.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kidnap23jun23,1,1874378.story?coll=la-home-world

SOUTH Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… Militants had said they would execute Kim Sun-Il, 33, a translator
for a South Korean company in Iraq, unless Seoul‚s plan to dispatch
troops to Iraq was…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en68572&F_catID=&f_type=source

PHILIPPINES condemns beheading of S.Korean hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – China
MANILA, June 23 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine government Wednesday denounced
the beheading of a South Korean hostage in Iraq and expressed concern
for the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1542298.htm

DEFENSE HEARING: US could face years in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — Eight days before US caretakers are scheduled to turn over
control of Iraq to an interim government, Pentagon officials told Congress
that US…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq23_20040623.htm

BUSH Urges S. Korea to Keep Iraq Commitment
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… is a barbaric act. Mr. Bush is urging South Korea to resist pressures
to drop out of the Iraq coalition. Word of the gruesome murder…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406230007.html

POLL: Bush Losing Support for Iraq War, Anti-Terror Policy
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
A new public-opinion poll shows President Bush is losing support for his
handling of the fight against terrorism and the decision to invade Iraq.

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406230032.html

''IRAQ'S Kurdish turncoats: Barzani and Talabani''
Yellow Times
… sympathy extends to all situations which could potentially favor Israel,
as he now sees in the brewing conflict between the leadership of Iraq's
Shi'a Arabs…
yellowtimes.org/article.php?sid=1991&mode=thread&order=0

JAPAN voter dismay on pensions,Iraq cuts PM rating
Utusan Malaysia Online – Malaysia
TOKYO June 22 – Voter dismay over pension reforms and a plan for Japanese
troops to join a multinational force in Iraq has eroded support for Prime
Minister…
www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2004&dt=0623&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=World&pg=wo_09.htm

12 including two US troops killed in Iraq violence
GEO – World
BAGHDAD: After the murder of its citizen Kim Sun-Il's, 33, South Korea
urged its citizen to leave Iraq and clarified that the decision to send
troops to Iraq…
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=25303

THE Iraq-Al Qaeda-terrorism connection explained
Town Hall – Washington,DC,USA
… Birnbaum of The Washington Post wrote: “The staff report (of the 9/11
Commission) indicates that there was considerable interaction between
Bin Laden and Iraq…
www.townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/ct20040622.shtml

S Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… shows one of the kidnappers read a statement addressed to the Korean
people, blaming the tragedy for the South Korean government's fault in
sending army to Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1541461.htm

WOLFOWITZ Says Iraq Stay Could Last Years
Washington Post – USA
“I think it's entirely possible” that US troops could be stationed in Iraq
for years, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz told the House Armed
Services…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61943-2004Jun22.html

FOR Iraq's Shiites, Faith Knows No Borders
New York Times – USA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates While Iraq's Sunni Muslims continue their insurgency
and the Kurds threaten to secede, America at least seems to have reached
an…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/23/opinion/23IBRA.html?ex=1088568000&en=ba2176988d3529e6&ei=5062

WASHINGTON state Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms killed in…
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
SEATTLE – A Twentynine Palms Marine from central Washington state was killed
during the weekend in Iraq, the Defense Department said. Staff Sgt.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/counties/alameda_county/8987534.htm

IRAQ ‚ s Œ sovereign ‚ government to have little control…
The NewStandard – Syracuse,NY,USA
… to documents posted on its own web site, the CPA‚s little-known Program
Review Board (PRB) has quietly committed billions of dollars in Iraq‚s
oil revenues…
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=592

SOUTH Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
GEO – World
BAGHDAD: Unknown kidnappers beheaded a South Korean hostage Tuesday, in
another display of butchery ahead of the return of sovereignty to Iraq.

www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=25294

ITALY extends mandate of troops in Iraq
Xinhua – China
ROME, June 22 (Xinhuanet) — The Italian government decided Tuesday to
extend the mandate of its 3,000 troops deployed in Iraq till the end of
the year.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1541746.htm

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Tuesday, June 22, 840 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department.

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9090.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

MILITANTS behead South Korean hostage in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – Militants beheaded a South Korean hostage in Iraq on Tuesday
after Seoul refused their demand to withdraw its troops and scrap plans
to send more.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=18162

US generals to be summoned for Iraq scandal
EastDay.com – Shanghai,China
… Iraq's Governing Council long suspected abuses at the US-run Abu Ghraib
prison but American soldiers covered them up each time Iraqi officials
went to…
english.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper1/1309/class000100003/hwz199872.htm

UKRAINIAN people call for troops withdrawal from Iraq
Xinhua – China
… 22 (Xinhuanet) — Some 2,000 Ukrainian people gathered at the central
independence square of Kiev Tuesday, demanding the government pull its
troops out of Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1541379.htm

BUSH hails Hungary's help in Iraq
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush on Tuesday
praised Hungary for its help in Iraq and expressed condolences over the
death of a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/23/content_1541285.htm

SOUTH Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq; Seoul vows to go ahead…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… execution had expired. Seoul has refused militants' demands to cancel
a planned troop deployment to Iraq. South Korean television…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91479/1/.html

KURD Issue Likely to Fuel Chaos in Future Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
With the end of the 14-month occupation, Iraq is likely to be faced, once
again, with some of the problems it has had ever since it was put on the
map as a…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=47218&d=23&m=6&y=2004

OIL prices rise, fuelled by concerns over gasoline, Iraq, Norway
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Oil exports from southern Iraq will average 800,000 to 900,000 barrels
per day after the repair of one of two pipelines blown up by saboteurs
last week, an…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/91478/1/.html

IRAQ'S New Government: Is the US Stacking the Deck?
World Press Review – USA
Despite the unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution on June
8 that recognized the restoration of sovereignty to Iraq concurrent with
the slated…
www.worldpress.org/Mideast/1880.cfm

US military presence in Iraq for years Œ entirely possible‚
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Tuesday it
was “entirely possible‰ US forces will be in Iraq for years to come
despite the…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-6-2004_pg4_6

ORANGE County marine dies in Iraq in non-combat incident
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
IRVINE, Calif. – A Marine from Orange County who was nearly a week from
his 20th birthday has died in a non-combat incident in Iraq. Pfc.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/8986103.htm

WOLFOWITZ says American troops could remain in Iraq for years
San Luis Obispo Tribune – San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Eight days before US caretakers are scheduled to turn
over control of Iraq to an interim government, Pentagon officials told
Congress that…
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/politics/8986232.htm

  
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