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November 25 2004,4057,11504263%255E1702,00.html
Rumsfeld warns of Iraq dangers – Australia
DONALD Rumsfeld said US troops, celebrating Thanksgiving after some of their bloodiest weeks in Iraq, should brace for even more losses as they pursue
US struggles to find troops for Iraq, Afghanistan
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The Army, which has been hard pressed to find enough soldiers to man the rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, may soon be faced with an urgent
Fallujah Has Fallen, Iraq Might Also Fall!
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
managed to take over control. At this point, it can easily be said that in a way, Fallujah will be Iraq's Hue. In 1994, the Chechens
Britain urged to publish findings of Iraq torture probes
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
The UN's anti-torture panel has urged Britain to publish the findings of investigations into alleged cases of torture by British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
Denmark extends Iraq mission by six months
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to extend Denmark's military mission in Iraq by another six months, a departure from some other
Blix Urges Caution over Iraq 'Chemical Weapons Lab'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix tonight said he would be “surprised” if a chemical laboratory found in Iraq was capable of creating weapons.
War-weary US troops in Iraq attempt to celebrate Thanksgiving
Turkish Press – Turkey
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Nov 25 (AFP) – US troops in the Iraqi rebel hotspot of Fallujah on Thursday settled down to a dinner of mashed potatoes and steak in a low-key
On Thanksgiving, US Marines in Iraq remember fallen comrades
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Katarina Kratovac, Associated Press, 11/25/2004 14:50. FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) Lt. Sven Jensen's US Marines unit survived for weeks
Zarqawi Group Claims US Civilian Death in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
of the American parasites who works as an adviser to the ministry of education,” said the statement from the Al Qaeda Organization of Holy War in Iraq dated on
Three more bodies, including Kurd, found in northern Iraq city
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq, Nov 25 (AFP) – Three bodies, including those of a Kurdish bodyguard and a member of the Iraqi security forces, were found Thursday in Mosul, the

69-year-old Alabama doctor eager to return to Iraq – Birmingham,AL,USA
By SAMIRA JAFARI. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Dr. John Wicks was 68 when he deployed to Iraq. One birthday and a blood clot later, he's itching to get back.
Iraq Troops Find Chemical Lab in Fallujah
ABC News – USA
25 2004. Several explosions echoed Thursday across Iraq's capital of Baghdad, as thick black smoke rose above the heavily protected Green Zone.
Turkey MP blasts US over Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Mohammed Takmash said prior to an emergency meeting of the Committee on Developments in Iraq Thursday “the US might have even used a nuclear bomb in its wars
Iraq's neighbours confer
Economist (subscription) – London,England,UK
AN ARAB newspaper called it a conference of conspirators. Iraq's Sunni insurgents denounced it as a dirty and dubious farce. In
Iraq Extends Party Registration in Restive Areas
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's Electoral Commission extended by another week on Thursday the deadline for registering political parties in Sunni Arab areas where
Iraq says top Zarqawi aide arrested in Mosul
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Nov 25 (AFP) – One of the leaders of the top US foe in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ,was arrested in the northern city of Mosul, national security
Ridgeland police donate bullet-resistant vests to soldiers in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Ridgeland Police Department has donated 16 used bullet-resistant vests for use as armor on vehicles headed to Iraq.
Iraq pipeline sabotaged despite new security measures
Turkish Press – Turkey
SAMARRA, Iraq, Nov 25 (AFP) – A key pipeline linking Iraq's northern oil fields to a major refinery was attacked Thursday despite the deployment of a 2,000
Iraq 'chemical lab' found
This is London – London,England,UK
A laboratory for the manufacture of chemical weapons has been found in Falluja, an Iraqi minister said today. “They also found in
Zarqawi Aide Captured in Iraq's Mosul -Minister
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A lieutenant of al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been captured in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq's minister of state for national
Iraq's Sunni political parties call for postponement of elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 (Xinhuanet) — Eight Sunni Muslim political parties on Thursday called on Iraq's interim government to postpone the Jan. 30 general elections.
US Iraq casualties near record levels
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
November has been the second deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion, says the Pentagon. At least 109
Guardsmen feel unprepared for Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
25 (UPI) — National Guardsmen from a California battalion have spoken out about being under-trained and under-equipped for deployment in Iraq, the Los Angeles
Chemical Weapons Lab Found in Falluja -Iraq Minister
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A laboratory for the manufacture of chemical weapons has been found in Falluja, an Iraqi minister said on Thursday, but Marines in the city
Five ''Arab foreign'' fighters arrested in Iraq
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Five “Arab foreign” fighters who had escaped from Fallujah were arrested near southern Basra, where they were planning to attack military bases and police
India's aid sought in electoral process in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
New Delhi: Describing the situation in Iraq as ''not happy'', External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh on Thursday said India had been asked to help in holding
Thanksgiving hurts for single mom training for Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
than joy for Sgt. Ricci Moore, a single mother who is training in Wisconsin for an expected two-year stint in Iraq. She will feel
US and British forces sweep through Iraq's 'death triangle'
Turkish Press – Turkey
LATIFIYAH, Iraq (AFP) – American, British and Iraqi forces continued a major sweep through Iraq's “triangle of death” to try to smash rebel enclaves before,5744,11499445%255E1702,00.html
Report: UK forces hold 80 in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
“The objective is to counter the insurgents and get some stability and security accross Iraq as we run up to the elections” in January, a ministry spokesman
Int'l conference on Iraq issue makes positive achievements: FM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
25 (Xinhuanet) — A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Thursday described the just-concluded international conference on the Iraq issue as “a successful
Great-grandma heads for Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
LAWTON, Okla. — A 72-year-old great-grandmother is preparing for deployment to the war zone in Iraq and will become one of the oldest Department of Defense

Tape assails 'silence' of Iraq's Sunni clerics
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — An audiotaped message attributed to Iraq's most feared terrorist lashed out yesterday at Sunni Muslim clerics for not speaking out against the

Anti-Insurgent Raids Continue in Iraq's Babil Province
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq — About 1,000 US Marines and British soldiers, accompanied by Iraqi SWAT forces, punched into homes and compounds of

Guardsmen Say They're Facing Iraq Ill-Trained
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
DOÑA ANA RANGE, NM — Members of a California Army National Guard battalion preparing for deployment to Iraq said this week that they were under strict
60% of the Japanese oppose Iraq mission
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A poll published on Thursday showed that more than 60 percent of the Japanese reject extending their country's mission in Iraq , three weeks before the

Chief of US Prisons in Iraq Is Reassigned
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Army general who ran the US military prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and later took over the US military prison system in Iraq has been

Muslims to help fix Iraq churches – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
incidents. Edwards said offerings collected by his congregants at today's service would go toward the rebuilding effort in Iraq.
Iraq policing plan raises questions
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – As insurgents intensify attacks on members of Iraq's fledgling security forces, US authorities have concluded that plans to provide new police
Philippine govt assures effort to save hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
25 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine government Thursday assured that it would exert all efforts to save the Filipino accountant who was abducted in Iraq as it

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