Iraq News and Information Links
October 25 2004
Massacre suggests insurgents infiltrating Iraq security forces to …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The massacre of 50 unarmed Iraqi cadets headed home on leave suggests Iraqi insurgents have infiltrated Iraq's security forces deeply enough …
Explosives go missing in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… 342 tonnes) of high explosives, monitored by inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency until the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 …
US debate on Iraq has missed the mark
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
By Shibley Telhami. George W. Bush and John Kerry hardly agree on anything, except that leaving Iraq quickly would be a bad idea. …

Seven-year-old Lebanese boy kidnapped in Iraq
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) – A seven year-old Lebanese boy has been kidnapped on his way home from school in Iraq with his captors demanding a 150,000 dollar ransom …
Iraq Probes Possible Security Breach Over Killings
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq ordered an investigation on Monday into whether a security breach triggered a massacre of 49 army recruits, while 12 Iraqis and two …,5478,11181827%255E663,00.html
Internet call to spare hostage in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… other kidnap victims. “Spare this hostage. She is a woman who dedicated her life to supporting Iraq and its people. Is it religious …
Australian, Estonian soldiers targeted as violence kills 12 in …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – A wave of explosions and clashes across Iraq left at least 12 people dead, including an Estonian soldier, while Australian troops came under …
380 tons of explosives missing in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Nearly 400 tons of conventional explosives that can be used in the kind of car bomb attacks that have targeted US-led coalition forces in Iraq for months have …
Kerry slams bush over missing Iraq explosives
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… to keep America safe, was accused by John Kerry today of “unbelievable incompetence” in the disappearance of hundreds of tons of powerful explosives in Iraq. …
Iraq to Probe if Army Massacre Was Inside Job
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq believes the weekend massacre of 49 army recruits could have been an inside job, a source close to interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi …
7-year-old boy kidnapped in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
BEIRUT – A seven-year-old Lebanese boy was taken hostage in Iraq over the weekend, and his kidnappers are demanding $150,000 in ransom. …
IAEA confirms powerful explosives missing in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Monday confirmed that nearly 400 tons of powerful explosives have disappeared from a former military installation in Iraq. …,5478,11185688%255E2862,00.html
Lawyer in lucky escape from Iraq trouble
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Ms Zaat, at the time helping co-ordinate UN humanitarian aid in Iraq, said the ceiling of her office collapsed and glass windows were blasted in. …,5478,11183326%255E401,00.html
Spies in ranks fear after Iraq massacre
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Edward Seitz, 41, an agent with the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, was believed to be the first US diplomat killed in Iraq since the war …,5478,11185200%255E661,00.html
Aussies hurt in Iraq bombing
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AUSTRALIA suffered its first casualties in Iraq yesterday when three soldiers were wounded in a massive car bomb attack on a convoy in the heart of Baghdad. …
Several hundred tons of explosives missing in Iraq: report
Xinhua – Beijing,China
25 (Xinhuanet) — Nearly 380 tons of powerful explosives are missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations, local media reported …
Blair says Iraq elections vital
BBC News – London,England,UK
Tony Blair has said the elections in Iraq in January will be a “very, very big moment” in the “war on terror”. The prime minister …
Kerry woos Poles with thanks on Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
25 (UPI) — John Kerry moved Monday to woo Polish-American voters with a newspaper interview in Poland giving thanks for the country's participation in Iraq. …
More than 150 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq, seven held
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Mohammed Hamad, a 7-year-old Lebanese boy whose father has lived in Iraq for 30 years, kidnapped Oct. 23 in Diyala province east of Baghdad. …
Kerry blasts Bush over missing explosives in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… US Democratic presidential nominee Senator John Kerry on Monday blasted President George W. Bush for the failure of the US forces in Iraq to secure 380 tons of …
Sofia's Defence Signs for New Iraq Base
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Bulgaria's defence minister signed Monday the order for the relocation of the Iraq peacekeeping unit from Karbala to Diwaniya. The …
No Plans to Increase Iraq Force, Says Hoon
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Insurgents yesterday intercepted three minibuses carrying the soldiers home on leave and massacred around 50 of them on a remote road in eastern Iraq near the …
At least 11 killed in Iraq violence
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: Australian soldiers came under fire in Baghdad on Monday as a wave of explosions ripped through Iraq leaving at least 11 people dead, a day after the
400 tons of explosives in Iraq missing
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
of powerful explosives that could be used in conventional or nuclear missiles disappeared from an unguarded military installation in Iraq, the International
We're Standing Up for Iraq Democracy, Insists Blair
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed today to “stand up for democracy” in Iraq — and warned the insurgents would not be defeated by military means alone.
Iraqis uninterested in international conference on Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
25 (Xinhuanet) — Though the international community shows great enthusiasm for joining a multi-way conference on Iraq at Egypt's Red Sea resort, Iraqis are
UN Says Iraq Can Hold Credible Elections on Time
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq can hold credible polls on time despite relentless bombings and kidnappings by anti-US insurgents bent on derailing the political
'Inside job' fear on massacre in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
SECURITY chiefs suspect militants who killed 50 army recruits in Iraq may have been given inside information. Militant Abu Musab

US troop withdrawal would signal 'return to sovereignty' for Iraq …
Expatica – Netherlands
PARIS, Oct 25 (AFP) – The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq would be “a real signal of the return of sovereignty” for the violence-wracked country, French
Iraq mujahidin may face death penalty
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Arabs have 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 .”.
Iraq Suspects Infiltrators for Massacre
ABC News – United States
25, 2004 near a US military convoy in central Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least three people and injuring several, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
Car bomb targets Australian convoy in Baghdad as Iraq probes mass
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The execution-style killing of the unarmed soldiers in eastern Iraq claimed by a group linked to Iraq's most wanted men, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, dealt another
America, with Iraq war, has its own West Bank
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
In the fall of 2002, the American Conservative made the conservative case against invading Iraq. … Iraq is the worst strategic blunder in our lifetime.
3 Australian soldiers injured in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
spokesman Mike Hannan said. This is the first time Australian vehicles had been directly attacked in Iraq, he said. The blast was
IAEA Says Tons of Iraq Explosives Missing
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
weaponry, the newspaper said. It said they disappeared after the US-led invasion of Iraq last year. President Bush's national security
Rocket warns Japanese troops in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Samawah, Iraq, Oct. No casualties or damage occurred. Had it exploded, the troops likely would have suffered their first casualties in Iraq. killed in car bombs in northern Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Oct. 25 (Xinhuanet) — Two car bombs detonated in Iraqi northern city of Mosul on Monday, killing one Iraqi person and
Iraq ; Margaret Hassan not held by Iraqi rebels
Keralanext – Kerala,India
Zarqawi network had kidnapped her. “She had been living in Iraq for 30 years and she was a humanitarian. The resistance did not
Top US foe claims Iraq killings
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – America's top enemy in Iraq claimed the killing of nearly 50 unarmed army recruits in a cold-blooded assault on fledgling security forces
UN controls in Iraq would have continued for years, officials say
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
US arms hunter Charles Duelfer's report, in concluding Iraq might have resumed weapons-building “after sanctions were removed,” left out the crucial fact that
Democracy hot topic on Iraq college campus
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Within the relatively safe confines of Baghdad's university campuses, a picture emerges of what democracy could look like throughout the
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… coalition. The victims were described as mainly young recruits from poor families in Shiite Muslim cities of southern Iraq. They …
British troops in Iraq head north
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhuanet) — British forces are preparing to move from southern Iraq to a more-turbulent region closer to Baghdad. …
Sofia Assuages Fears about Iraq Attack Casualties
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
One Bulgarian soldier died and three others were wounded Sunday in Iraq when an explosive-laden truck blew up near their convoy near the southern city. …
Ambush Kills 50 Iraq Soldiers Execution Style
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By EDWARD WONG. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 24 – In the deadliest ambush of the insurgency, guerrillas dressed as policemen killed about …

<>CIA transfers detainees out of Iraq, says report
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Oct 24: The US Justice Department authorized the CIA to transfer detainees out of Iraq for interrogation – a practice that contravenes the Geneva …
Spies suspected in Iraq police massacre
ABC Online – Australia
… who infiltrated the Iraqi security forces are suspected of providing information that led to the massacre of 49 Army recruits by a remote road in eastern Iraq. …
'Peace with honor' in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
IMAGINE the following speech explaining to the American people why we are in Iraq: “Why are we in Iraq? … Since 2003 we offered support to the people of Iraq. …
Huge cache of explosives vanished from site in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional …
Iraq: Does Kerry Have A Plan?
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Biden's comments, at a public meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations, also shed some light on the central tension in Kerry's Iraq position. …
CIA report ignored UN's planned arms monitoring of Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Arms hunter Charles Duelfer's report, in concluding Iraq might have resumed weapons-building “after sanctions were removed,” left out the crucial fact that the …
Black Watch 'A Force for Good' in Iraq Danger Zone
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Black Watch soldiers made last preparations for their deployment to central Iraq today as militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the massacre …
CIA took prisoners out of Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Oct. 24 (UPI) — US intelligence officers have taken detainees out of Iraq for interrogation, the Washington Post reported Sunday. …
EU's Prodi Backs Kerry's Call for International Summit on Iraq
Bloomberg – United States
… Romano Prodi endorsed US presidential candidate John Kerry's call for an international summit to end the transatlantic divisions over the Iraq war and …
Official warns citizens to leave Iraq after abduction of child
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: The Lebanese charge d'affaires in Iraq warned Lebanese expatriates in Iraq to take extreme cautions or leave the country entirely, following the …
CIA 'took detainees out of Iraq'
BBC News – London,England,UK
United States intelligence officers have taken detainees out of Iraq for interrogation, according to The Washington Post. At the …—iraqassignment1024oct24,0,7444929.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire
Army weighing claims by captain who challenged Iraq assignment
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
NEW YORK (AP) _ The government has agreed that an Army captain will not have to report for duty on Monday for an assignment to Iraq while the Army decides …
Dutch in Iraq are armed with smiles
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
SAMAWA, Iraq In a neighborhood without lights, its pockmarked dirt streets and open sewers faintly visible under the full moon, the Dutch soldiers began a foot …
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
24, 2004, at least 1,105 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

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