Iraq News and Information Links September 24 2004
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SIX Egyptians snatched in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Jack Hensley — and posted footage of the killings on the Internet. time despite the violence and said the situation in Iraq had been exaggerated.…

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BUSH, Allawi to press on with Iraq polls
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush says that he and Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi will 'stay the course' in Iraq and hold a national election in January…

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US clashes with Iraq over Saddam trial date
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… On Wednesday, Iraq’s Justice Ministry said that Iraqi and coalition authorities had decided to release Rihab Rashid Taha, the female scientist known as “Dr…

www.boston.com/dailynews/268/world/Bush_Allawi_say_most_of_Iraq_i:.shtml
BUSH, Allawi say most of Iraq is stable; map, however, is dotted…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and President Bush have declared that Iraq is on the road to stability, with the Iraqi leader saying elections…

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NAVY charges 3 more SEALs in Iraq abuse
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… said Friday it has filed assault and other criminal charges against three more of its elite SEAL commandos in connection with probes of prisoner abuse in Iraq.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/25/content_2017016.htm
BUSH orders to remove Iraq from terrorism sponsor list
Xinhua – Beijing,China
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush instructed on Friday that Iraq be removed from the US list of “state sponsors of terrorism”.…

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US Official: Iraq Insurgency More Virulent Than Expected
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A senior State Department Official has told Congress that the Bush administration underestimated the difficulties of post-war Iraq.…

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MUSLIM council team heads to Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Muslim Council of Britain has sent representatives to Iraq to try to secure the release of British hostage Ken Bigley. There…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6329057
KERRY: Bush Dropped Ball on Terror with War in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – Democratic candidate John Kerry accused President Bush on Friday of neglecting the fight against terrorism by going to war in Iraq and said his…

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SIX Egyptians, four Iraqis kidnapped in Iraq as gunmen storm their…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen abducted six Egyptians and four Iraqis working for Iraq's mobile phone company, seizing two in a bold raid on the firm's Baghdad…

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3594537&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
NO Pakistani troops in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has ruled out sending troops to help restore stability in Iraq, rebuffing pleas from the Iraqi interim Government and the…

www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20040924-0602-marine-return.html
300 Marines return after bloody seven months in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… About 300 Marines from a unit that suffered unusually high casualties are expected to return to Camp Pendleton today from service in Iraq, base officials said.…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=Soldier%20Killed
FORT Lewis-based soldier from northwestern Indiana dies in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
HIGHLAND, Ind. — Friends remembered a soldier from northwestern Indiana who was killed in Iraq as an upbeat man who was a fan of war movies like “Band of…

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040924/2004092416.html
BUSH rejects to withdraw forces from Iraq, Allawi thanks him for…
Arabic News – Middle East
… conference with the Interim Iraqi prime minister Eyad Allawi, the US President George W. Bush announced that what is called violence in Iraq might increase …ee all stories on this topic

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UPBEAT View On Iraq Offered
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
… mounting American doubts about a costly and protracted war, President Bush and Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi agreed Thursday that Iraq is making…

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VIOLENCE Continues in Iraq as PM Prepares to Address UN General…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Explosions continue to shake parts of Iraq Friday, just hours before interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi will go before the United Nations to speak about…

www.boston.com/dailynews/268/world/Six_Egyptians_kidnapped_in_Ira:.shtml
SIX Egyptians kidnapped in Iraq as gunmen storm their employers'…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen abducted six Egyptians working for Iraq's mobile phone company, seizing two in a bold raid on the firm's Baghdad office and the…

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IRAQ Kidnapping Business Continues Unabated
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… men. More than 130 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq – some for lucrative ransoms – and at least 27 have been killed. The…

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0409240154sep24,1,1457844.story?coll=chi-news-hed
ALLAWI: Iraq election on track
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — Iraq's interim leader vowed Thursday that free elections will be held in the war-torn nation by the end of January even if the violence currently…

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A5895C19-4925-4522-AAA4-7FBA7616FDFE.htm
CAPTORS free Canadian woman in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
An Iraqi armed group calling itself Asad Allah Brigades have said they have freed a Canadian woman held captive in Iraq for 16 days.…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/24/1095961856758.html
EIGHT telecom workers snatched in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Eight telecom employees became the latest victims of Iraq's kidnapping epidemic, as Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi was adamant January polls remained on…

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THE challenge of controlling Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
From the Kurdish-controlled areas in the north to the Shiite marshes of the south, Iraq has become increasingly mottled with areas where US and allied troops…

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/24/content_377262.htm
IRAQ, British won't give in to kidnappers
China Daily – Beijing,China
… After a day of confusion Wednesday over whether one of two Iraqi women in US custody in Iraq would be freed, the interim Iraqi government said in a statement…

www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=17737
BUSH must answer for Iraq
Working for Change – San Francisco,CA,USA
The New York Times reported last week that a new report on Iraq's illicit weapons program is expected to conclude that Saddam Hussein had a clear intent to…

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IRAQ'S Allawi Joins Bush in Linking Iraq to Global Terror War
Bloomberg – United States
23 (Bloomberg) — Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said most of Iraq is ``completely safe'' and pledged that terrorists won't prevent elections from…

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TEXANS killed in Iraq since war began
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
At least 86 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense. ( www.defenselink.mil ).…

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MORE US troops for Iraq?
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Amid escalating violence in Iraq and a reported withdrawal of the New Zealand contingent , the top US commander has acknowledged more troops are needed to…

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3594264&thesection=news&thesubsection=dialogue
EDITORIAL: Withdrawing Iraq troops makes sense
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
An unfortunate element of unfinished business surrounds the end of the New Zealand Army engineers' deployment in Iraq. Over the…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6317429
ARABS Split Over 'Legitimacy' of Iraq Beheadings
Reuters – USA
By Miral Fahmy. DUBAI (Reuters) – Are foreign hostages hapless victims of militants abusing Islam or casualties of the US-led occupation of Iraq?…

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DEBATE on Iraq intensifies in campaign
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iraq continues to take center stage this week in the campaign, with Vice President Dick Cheney charging that Democrat John Kerry would not…

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UK Hostage in Iraq Makes Plea; Italian Captives' Fate Unknown
Bloomberg – United States
23 (Bloomberg) — Kenneth Bigley, a Briton taken hostage in Iraq, asked UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to help save his life, while Italy's government said it's…

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US Warplanes Attack Insurgents in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US warplanes fired on insurgent targets in the east Baghdad slum of Sadr City, killing at least one person and injuring 12 – many of them…

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/09/a8a4a077-5be6-4897-94b9-b91b4a18be6b.html
PM Says Iraq Succeeding In Fight For Stability
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… Minister Iyad Allawi told a joint session of the US Congress today that his country is making progress in its effort to create a stable Iraq despite obstacles.…

www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/irq040923.html
NATO beefs up Iraq training mission
Radio Netherlands – Netherlands
by Marina Brouwer, 23 September 2004. After several months of wrangling, NATO has finally agreed to expand its presence in Iraq.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/23/content_2013960.htm
IRAQ not to ask for more troops: Iraqi PM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… NBC interview. “Probably we need some symbolic presence of other countries in Iraq, in the multinational force,” Allawi said. It…

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IRAQ messages need honing
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Sen. John Kerry's speech Monday criticizing the Bush administration's record on Iraq and then President George W. Bush's remarks before the United Nations have…

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1205884.htm
IRAQ denies prisoner release plan
ABC Online – Australia
… ALISON CALDWELL: For the families of the two Italian aid workers missing in Iraq, this morning's news was the first they'd heard from the group which claims to…

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09230383sep23,1,2768566.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

NATO expands Iraq role
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
PARIS — NATO agreed Wednesday to the outlines of a military officer training program in Iraq, expanding the alliance's presence there after overcoming…

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TURK bid to protect Iraq truckers
CNN – USA
ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) — Turkey's government says it is considering an alternative route for its truck drivers bringing goods into neighboring Iraq in an…

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FI24Ak04.html
LEFT, right, the US out of step in Iraq
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… largely unreported, not only by the mainstream media but also by the “alternative” press, even though it implies that US control over Iraq's political future…

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TOP Iraq cleric worried about election timetable
MSNBC – USA
NEW YORK – Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric wants general elections in the country to take place on time and under UN supervision to make them “credible and…

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BUSH'S Political Investment in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
… analyst NPR's Daniel Schorr says that President Bush has a lot riding politically on his ability to convince American voters that things are going well in Iraq…

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BRITAIN Stands Firm as Iraq Hostage Pleads for Life
Reuters – USA
… After a day of confusion on Wednesday over whether one of two Iraqi women in US custody in Iraq would be freed, the interim Iraqi government said in a…

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ALLIES agree to set up military training academy in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BRUSSELS — NATO allies agreed yesterday to create a military training academy in Iraq, expanding the alliance's small presence in the country after two years…

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FAMILY rejoices as woman heads home from Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
… help rebuild the country. But after 16 days in captivity in northern Iraq, she is leaving just happy to be alive. On Tuesday, the…

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TERRORIST Toll: 2 workers helping rebuild Iraq latest to die
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley were US construction workers beheaded this week in Iraq by Islamic terrorists. … The men were not in Iraq bearing arms.…

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POWELL lauds Syria's stance on Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… State Colin Powell yesterday praised Syria for its plan to redeploy some of its troops in Lebanon and its willingness to do more to control its border with Iraq…

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KERRY, Bush trade barbs on Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry renewed his pointed attacks on President George W. Bush's handling of Iraq, accusing him of failing to “level with…

www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/09/23/2003203954
ANOTHER hostage murdered by Islamic militants in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
An Islamic Web site claimed that militants had killed a second US hostage in Iraq and threatened that a Briton kidnapped with him would also die if his…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43088-2004Sep22.html
NATO to Dispatch Additional Military Trainers to Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… The compromise agreement, overcoming resistance from Germany and France, will expand NATO's training mission in Iraq from about 50 officers to as many as 300…

www.boston.com/dailynews/266/nation/Post_seeks_details_on_soldiers:.shtml
POST seeks details on soldiers charged with murder in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… The military said Wednesday that Sgt. Michael P. Williams and Spc. Brent W. May were charged with premeditated murder in Iraq. Williams…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1205600.htm
SECURITY top priority as S Korea deploys in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… reconstruction force. South Korea has the third-largest military contingent in Iraq, after the United States and Britain. The Korean…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43383-2004Sep22.html
MATCH Iraq Policy to Reality
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
To visit Iraq today is to be forcibly reminded of the obvious: There is no military solution to politically inspired violence by locals against foreigners.…

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/
23/wus23.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/09/23/ixworld.html

KERRY launches strike at Bush's Iraq record
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… John Kerry faced the first big test of his outspoken anti-war strategy yesterday after a stinging tirade on George W Bush's record in Iraq, deriding his “trust…

www.abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20040922_492.html
UK Captive Pleads for Life in Iraq, Italians 'Dead'
ABC News – United States
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A British hostage in Iraq pleaded for his life on Wednesday, but two Italian women held by another group were reported to have been killed.…

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wire/sns-ap-us-iran,1,5863032.story?coll=sns-ap-whitehouse-headlines

'IRAQ-STYLE' UN Plan Not Sought for Iran
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration has no plans to seek an “Iraq-style” UN Security Council resolution on Iran if it succeeds in efforts to have the…

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=92380&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27187
IRAQ'S agony continues
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… In northern Iraq, a US soldier was killed in an attack on a patrol in the city of Mosul, while another American soldier died in a roadside bomb attack in Tikrit…

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BRITISH hostage in Iraq pleads for his life
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A man who appeared to be British hostage Kenneth Bigley, held by an Al-Qaeda linked group in Iraq, was shown Wednesday pleading…

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?reportID=562588&storyID=3594038
NATO agrees to expand training mission in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
BRUSSELS – Nato allies agreed on Wednesday to create a military training academy in Iraq, expanding the alliance's small presence in the country after two…

www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/iraq/bal-italian
hostage0922,1,5565163.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

GROUP claims to kill Italian hostages in Iraq
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
CAIRO, Egypt — An Internet statement purportedly by a group which claimed to have kidnapped two Italian aid workers in Iraq said today it killed the women…

  
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