Iraq News and Information Links
October 24 2004
Iraq Clerics Deny Hassan Kidnapping Role
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Hard-line clerics in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah said Sunday they were not responsible for kidnapping British aid worker Margaret …
For success in Fallujah, Iraq Army key
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
… in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, the weekend arrest of a suspected lieutenant of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi points to improving US intelligence in Iraq. …
Unarmed recruits slaughtered in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… US diplomat in a mortar attack on a US military headquarters on the edge of Baghdad airport in the first known killing of an American envoy in Iraq since last …
Sunni Clerics in Iraq Threaten Election Boycott
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Oct 24 – A powerful group of Sunni Muslim clerics threatened on Sunday to call a boycott of Iraq's first free elections in decades if US forces launch …
Zarqawi group claims Iraq recruit mass murder
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq's most feared group, headed by Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, later announced in a statement attributed to it on an Islamist website that it carried out the …
Egypt hosts preparatory meetings on Iraq conference
Xinhua – Beijing,China
24 (Xinhuanet) — The Egyptian Foreign Ministry hosted on Sunday two preparatory meetings for the expected international conference on Iraq which sets to open …
Double Suicide Attack in Iraq: 20 Dead
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
20 people died after two separate suicide attacks in Iraq yesterday. In Samarra, 4 Iraqi National Guardsmen died when a bomb-laden …,5744,11177565%255E1702,00.html
160 in terror trials in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
… been referred to Iraqi courts and the verdicts against these foreigners are due to be pronounced soon for acts of terror they carried out in Iraq,” Malik Dohan …
One dead, three Bulgarian soldiers wounded in Iraq attack
Turkish Press – Turkey
SOFIA, Oct 24 (AFP) – A Bulgarian soldier died and three others were wounded Sunday in Iraq when a truck loaded with explosives blew up near their convoy south …
American diplomat killed in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Ed Seitz, assistant regional security officer at the US embassy in Baghdad, is thought to be the first US diplomat to have died in the Iraq conflict.
Blair Opponents Renew Attack Over Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LONDON – Political opponents of Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a renewed attack on his handling of the Iraq conflict Sunday, as British soldiers prepared
Iraq's Sunnis threaten poll boycott
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A powerful group of Sunni Muslim clerics has threatened to call a boycott of Iraq's first free elections in decades if US forces launch a
One dead, three Bulgarian soldiers wounded in Iraq blast
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SOFIA : A Bulgarian soldier died and three others were wounded Sunday in Iraq when a truck loaded with explosives blew up near their convoy south of Baghdad
Prayers said for British hostage in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Hassan, who is married to an Iraqi and has lived in Iraq for 30 years, was born in Ireland and holds dual citizenship. Last Friday
Bodies of about 50 Iraqi soldiers discovered in eastern Iraq, US
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
about 50 unarmed Iraqi soldiers — many killed execution style with gunshots to the back of the head — were found on a remote road in eastern Iraq, victims of
50 Iraq Soldiers Apparent Ambush Victims
ABC News – United States
An Iraqi National Guard secures the area after gunmen opened fire on a convoy of trucks in Mosul, northern Iraq, Saturday, Oct.
CIA secretly transfers detainees out of Iraq: report
Xinhua – Beijing,China
24 (Xinhua) — The CIA has used a memo drafted by the Justice Department to secretly transport as many as a dozen detainees out of Iraq in the last six months
Dozens of army recruits 'executed' in Iraq, US diplomat killed
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAQUBA, Iraq, Oct 24 (AFP) – More than 40 unarmed Iraqi army recruits were gunned down execution-style in a remote area of eastern Iraq, officials said Sunday
Blair's opponents pile on pressure over Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Blair's main political rivals have launched a broadside over Iraq as UK troops ready to provide cover for US forces in a more dangerous
Black Watch Iraq Move 'Mocks Regiments Plan'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
As British forces in southern Iraq prepared for the big push north, politicians claimed the Government's case for merging Scottish regiments has been “shot
Report: 7-Year-Old Boy Kidnapped in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Gunmen in Iraq have abducted a 7-year-old Lebanese boy and are demanding $150,000 for his release, Lebanon's official news agency reported
Bodies of about 50 Iraqi soldiers found in eastern Iraq; victims
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The bodies of about 50 Iraqi soldiers were found on a remote road in eastern Iraq, apparently the victims of an ambush as they were heading
CIA moved detainees out of Iraq for interrogation- Report
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
American intelligence officials have moved prisoners out of Iraq for questioning, a practice that violates the international law, The Washington Post reported.
Plea for Iraq kidnap clues
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
International, Denis Caillaux also appealed to her kidnappers, pointing out that she is a naturalised Iraqi citizen “and always holds the people of Iraq in her
Iraq's security forces in firing line, British troops prepare for
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Roadside bombs wounded six national guards north of Baghdad as Iraq's security forces struggled to recover from a twin suicide car bombing that
Only Iraqi interim government to attend Iraq conference: Egyptian
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said Sunday that only the Iraqi interim government would attend the expected international conference on Iraq to be
About 50 New Iraq Army soldiers killed
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. Also Saturday, two suicide car bombings and a drive-by shooting killed at least 14 people in separate incidents in Iraq.
US diplomat killed in Iraq attack
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Callahan said. The victim was believed to be the first American diplomat killed in Iraq since last year's US-led invasion. An undetermined
Fallujah seeks good-will initiative from Iraq's interim government
Xinhua – Beijing,China
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct. 24 (Xinhuanet) — A spokesman of Fallujah negotiation team said Sunday that delegates from the city demanded

War over words on Iraq policy
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
WASHINGTON – Americans who disagree with the handling of the war in Iraq should keep their opinions to themselves – that's the thinly veiled suggestion from
Car bomb detonates near US patrol in northern Iraq city; no
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) A car bomb exploded Sunday near a US patrol in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, the military said. No casualties were reported.
A new dialogue needed for Iraq and US security
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
with hundreds of our colleagues, including nearly every leading figure in the field today, in speaking the truth as we see it about the war in Iraq and the
US role in Iraq dominates campaign
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
WASHINGTON — President Bush calls the war in Iraq “the right thing to do” and presents the country's liberation as a central accomplishment of his
Combat engineer died in Iraq when mine exploded under Humvee
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
But any respite the song might have provided from the sadness of Weger's death in Iraq earlier this month was quickly banished when his grieving family
Attacks kill, wound dozens in Iraq; 6 terrorists captured
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomb was detonated outside the gates of a Marine base in western Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 16 Iraqi police officers and
Iraq's oil future not looking bright
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – It was supposed to be the linchpin of Iraq's bright future: oil, and plenty of it, pooled in great reservoirs below the surface of this
US dead in Iraq honored
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Memorial yesterday morning, Shannon Lampton looked at the 1,100 empty coffins placed along the Reflecting Pool to honor US soldiers killed in Iraq and knew her
Focus remains on Iraq in US campaign
RTE Interactive – Ireland
Republicans and Democrats are continuing to focus on Iraq and national security in the US presidential election campaign. President
Decision Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
of interviews over two days, I asked President Bush hundreds of detailed questions about his actions and decisions during the 16-month run-up to the war in Iraq …
Detainees secretly taken out of Iraq
At the request of the CIA, the Justice Department drafted a confidential memo that authorizes the agency to transfer detainees out of Iraq for interrogation
Bush accuses Kerry of 'amnesia' on Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Florida: US President George W. Bush accused Democrat John Kerry of “election amnesia” on Iraq Saturday as he worked to energize Republican faithful in Florida
Marines face new kind of fight in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Now they are fighting a guerrilla war, which has proved a much greater challenge than many of them once thought — a sentiment echoed by troops across Iraq.
Twenty-two killed in two Iraq car bombings
CTV – Canada
At least 22 people have been killed after two suicide bombers struck in Iraq. She is the director of CARE International's Iraq operations.
Army Captain Sues US To Block Iraq Deployment
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
23 — An Army captain sued the government Friday to block his pending deployment to Iraq, saying he resigned in June after completing eight years of service in
US weapons inspector's report on Iraq weapon-building potential
CBC News – Canada
NEW YORK (AP) – US arms inspector Charles Duelfer's report concluding Iraq might have resumed weapons-building “after sanctions were removed,” left out the
Iraq subsidies on power and oil to be phased out
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
After Saddam's overthrow, the interim government adopted the system which still provides a vital lifeline for a large portion of Iraq's population, many of,2763,1334863,00.html
Plea for Iraq kidnap clues
Guardian – UK
International, Denis Caillaux also appealed to her kidnappers, pointing out that she is a naturalised Iraqi citizen 'and always holds the people of Iraq in her
More UN experts and foreign advisors expected for Iraq polls
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Organisers of Iraq's landmark elections planned for January insist that everything is on track, with more foreign advisors and United Nations
Religious leaders take increasing role in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
23 (Xinhuanet) — After more than 80 years of secular rule in Iraq, the war-battered country is directly or indirectly influenced by men of religion, and all
24 dead as bomb blasts tear apart Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ was plunged into further bloodshed and chaos yesterday as a series of bomb attacks claimed the lives of at least 24 people and left dozens more seriously
Marine killed in Iraq remembered as brave cameraman
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
PICO RIVERA, Calif. – Marine Cpl. William Salazar carried a rifle but hardly used it in Iraq. Instead, he wielded a video camera
Heseltine attacks Iraq decision
BBC News – London,England,UK
Tony Blair has been accused of “lying” over Britain's decision to go to war with Iraq by former deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine.
Iraq suicide bombings kill 14; top Zarqawi aide falls
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
RAMADI, Iraq — Twin suicide car bombs killed 14 Iraqi police and guards on Saturday, as US troops captured a top aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Islamic
Iraq: 26 killed on horrific day of violence
Independent – London,England,UK
Suicide bombers killed at least 22 members of Iraq's fledgling security forces yesterday amid a spate of insurgent attacks across the country that also left
Mourners remember guard killed in Iraq explosion
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
US Embassy. The 40-year-old was working in Iraq since May as a private contractor, protecting US Embassy dignitaries. Sandy Lewis

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